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Pilates for Breast Cancer Post-op

October 3, 2018

Please share this simple exercise video with anyone who needs support ... in the comfort of their own home.  This production was an award winning collaborative effort created to serve women (and men) getting their body back after surgery.  
 

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Learning Labs #1

October 3, 2018

Learning Labs #1 is a 15-hour course for produced by Going More Joe and it's created for contemporary trained teachers who are curious about the classical work.  Check out this brief trailer followed by what others are saying.  Personally, I enjoyed the experience and I'm glad we captured it as an online learning tool.  We'll have more live online experiences coming soon.  Contact Me to find out more:)  

Participating in Learning Labs #1 was a great experience for me. Clare Dunphy is an exceptionally knowledgeable individual and is a genius when it comes to teaching the classical methodology of Pilates. I found her style to be absolutely creative and captivating with natural ability throughout all the parts of Learning Labs 1. Clare talked about her experiences and training with Romana and she shared the sentence, “Stay true to the system will stay true to you.” I loved hearing about her memories. So many people have been fortunate to study with Romana and share her nuggets of wisdom. Clare is definitely one of them. During the five-three hour sessions there was not a pause or hesitation in both verbal and visual exchange of knowledge. She positioned her laptop and moved it with such natural ease. It was almost as if it were part of her and the viewers never missed a single second of instruction. What Clare did with her laptop was exactly what she was teaching us to do, to keep moving and making adjustments while in movement. Clare talked about the classical philosophy of Pilates, why there is an order to the mat and reformer exercises, and how it operates. I loved her clear and concise flip chart and how she broke down the beginner reformer exercises and then wove them into the intermediate level.  For me personally, it validated my trading with Mary Pilates. Clare pointed out some common teaching mistakes. It made me aware of one of my teaching habits, like over-cueing breathing, which was something left over from my comprehensive contemporary training and I didn’t realize it until I took this workshop.  

Thank you to Clare Dunphy and Sunni Almond for giving me this opportunity to study, learn, grow and participate in  this extraordinary series of workshops via Zoom!!!!!

Francene Perel

As a Contemporary trained teacher, with some Classical influence, I found Clare's Learning Labs #1 incredibly useful. Clare teaches in a very straight forward way and is not judgmental at all. Instead she is interested in people and the differences in training.  

The workshops have helped me both in my teaching and personal practise. My clients and body have really noticed the difference. I have been equipped with more understanding of the Classical order and have gained some invaluable teaching tips. There is a lot to take in and it has been useful to be able to dip in and out of the workshop videos.

I am interested in learning more and hopefully will continue on this journey. I certainly recommend it to anyone interested in delving into Classical Pilates.

Zoë xx

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Pilates for Back Pain and Why It Works

September 5, 2018

There's more to keeping a healthy back and painfree back than simply core strength.  For sure, core strength is one element but there is SO much more that's important for us to understand.  There's Alignment, Posture, and Decompression of the spine, all of which are included in the Pilates Method of body conditioning.  The spine also needs a balance of flexibiity, stability, and movement in all planes.  Joseph Pilates was well ahead of his time when he designed his method!

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The Wonderful Wall

August 23, 2018

The Wall series is a great mini routine that you can do anywhere and anytime so you can do it at the office, at home or wherever there is a wall.  These Pilates exercises improve your posture by helping you lift up out of your feet, hips, spine and neck and helps to realign the spine.  Here's the mini workout for you to enjoy.  Feel good and pass it on!

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