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Pilates Post-Pregnancy

Posted by on Nov 1, 2016 in Uncategorized | 8 comments

Pilates Post-Pregnancy

I  am a little over 2 and a half years post baby and only just now regaining the strength, support and stability I once had in my core. With this post, I want to share about Pilates as a form of rehabilitation. But I feel it’s more valuable to be vulnerable and truthful about my own personal experience (rather than just referring to expert opinion, science-backed ‘facts’, and peer-reviewed discoveries.)   Having been a teacher of Pilates for more than 20 years I had always felt some level of self imposed body shame for...

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What’s the Difference Between Pilates and Yoga?

Posted by on Sep 29, 2013 in Pilates, Uncategorized | 3 comments

As a long time teacher of Pilates, I’m surprised by the number of people who still ask me, “How’s your Yoga Studio going?”. When I remind them that I teach Pilates (I have never taught Yoga), the next question is often “What’s the difference?” While it’s true that there are similarities between Pilates and Yoga, there are also differences between the two. Understanding these differences will help you make choices toward fulfilling your needs and goals in personal health. Origins of Yoga First,...

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7 things to consider before doing Pilates at home

Posted by on Nov 18, 2012 in Pilates, Uncategorized | 3 comments

With the emergence of YouTube, Amazon and online video, it’s easier than ever to get instruction on just about anything from the comfort of home. Video instruction is the perfect solution for some things, but when it comes to physical exercise it’s crucial to have good form in order to avoid injury. Creating bad habits in the body can do long term damage and take  time to correct down the road. I will often meet people or acquire new clients who do, or have done, Pilates at home with a video or using online tutorials. While I...

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Profound Simplicities

Posted by on Sep 4, 2012 in Energy Awareness | 0 comments

With so many new opportunities to explore different forms of spiritual practice, it can be difficult to find the one that you have affinity with. I am fortunate to have a found a spiritual teacher and practice that I fully resonate with – to the point where I myself have become a teacher. You might be disappointed to find out that this story doesn’t have any fireworks. Just the simple truth. My spiritual path started out the way it does for a lot of people, in that I was seeking something. I didn’t actually know what I was looking for...

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Will Pilates Help My Back Pain?

Posted by on May 3, 2012 in Pilates | 0 comments

The Pilates Method was originally developed as a comprehensive rehabilitation program for a wide range of ailments and injuries, with specific exercises designed for every part of the body’s musculoskeletal system. So, the simple answer is: yes.  In most cases, Pilates will help to alleviate back pain and, more importantly, it will help to prevent pain and injury from occurring in the first place.                                                                                                                                It’s...

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