Ichthys Flow is the name of my Christian Strength & Stretch classes.
Ichthys is from the Greek word ikhthys, which is a symbol consisting of two intersecting arcs, the right ends extending beyond the meeting point. The early Christians adopted this symbol to represent Jesus’ followers, as many of the apostles were fisherman. Matt 4:19: “And He said to them, ‘Follow me and I will make you fishers of people'”.
This strengthening and stretching exercise class is Christ centred. We practice a flow of exercises that consists of strengthening isometric holds, stretching poses, and Pilates-inspired movements that create an unique class that focuses on strengthening the connective tissue and muscles around joints, lengthening tight muscles, increasing bone density, improving posture, working on balance, and focusing on activating all the muscles of the core (pelvic floor, transverse abdominals, spinal erectors, obliques, rectus abdominals, quadratus lumborum).
Each class works around a theme based on a verse of Holy Scripture, or an excerpt from the writing of our Church Fathers and Saints.
The exercises in class help improve our health, calm our nervous system to de-stress, and strengthen our body gently and safely.
Wednesday 7pm-8pm in-person classes at St. Nicholas parish have been put on hold during the pandemic. Please pray this illness gets under control soon.