First off, I hope everyone is well and taking care of yourself! These are odd times for sure and while I miss seeing you, I'm enjoying our remote connections with friends from all over the globe. Please, stay connected.
GREAT NEWS! It's easy to take a class or workshop now with registration directly from my website. The studio is set up with a great sound system, camera and lighting. During class I have you projected onto a large screen so I can see you in action and give you personal feedback. I do a combination of watching and demonstrating (as needed) but really want you to feel connected and know that I'm paying attention to you.
I miss seeing everyone in person and yet I am grateful to visit with everyone everywhere around the globe. Please do check into class either by drop in or regularly. The schedule will shift as the autumn moves in so keep in touch.
If you're shopping around for some high quality (not free!) Pilates workouts, there are 2 other platforms — besides my own Pilates Avatar! — to choose from. I show what each one looks and feels like, the unique features and qualities that they offer so you can decide which one works out best for you.
In this video, I show you a few moves with the Toe Stretcher that will give you healthier and happier feet. *And* I reveal a few reasons why you should care about having healthy feet. It’s actually more important than most people even realize! Watch the video and give yourself a leg up — pun intended
I get asked fairly often - What is Pilates? What's the difference between Pilates and fitness? To a total newbie, describing Pilates by comparing it to something that's familiar, like fitness, seems like the best tack. I made this video as a resource to help describe the differences between Pilates and fitness in succinct terms.
I think most Pilates teachers today share the belief that our lineage has value because the connection back to Joe, either directly or through one of his students (our elders), helps keep the tradition alive. It wasn’t that long ago when that link meant we all had a fairly strong percentage of shared knowledge that came from Joe. After all, he was the creator of the method, and if we describe what we do as “Pilates”, then we should honor his work.
For me as a budding new teacher-in-training, what impacted me most was having the opportunity to see a master teacher at work. Romana let us see her up close and encouraged questions. What a gift to witness her genius in action; she frequently shared “Uncle Joe” stories and quoted him often. My early experience with Romana, plus the teachers who were around the studio, made a deep impression as we practiced and discussed day by day. We kept learning and learning and learning – it was a rich community.