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Pilates, Somatics & Embodiment

Pilates, Somatics & Embodiment

“That was such a great somatic experience.” Years ago I received this comment after teaching a slow paced, explorative Pilates class, following the classic 34 exercises. My first thought was, ‘I was never trained to teach somatic movement. Was that really somatic?’ ...

The Evolving Understanding of Trauma

The Evolving Understanding of Trauma

In my 10 years of taking some form of education on trauma there have been changes in how we understand trauma, trauma informed care best practices and the competencies needed to work with an understanding of the Nervous System to support a trauma informed care...

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New Year, New You Mantra

New Year, New You Mantra

We are starting to detach from unrealistic expectations for the New Year. But honestly, it’s not only the New Year that can offer false hope.  Whether it’s moving with Pilates, a wellness habit or business goals, it’s so easy to expect too much too soon.  This post is...

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Freedom and Pilates

Freedom and Pilates

With the New Year the energy is charged with yearning for a much different experience compared to the whirlwind of 2020. And since I’ve been around a while at this point in my life, I have been through the fads of setting resolutions, intentions, goals, and now it...

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Book Recommendations for Understanding Trauma

Book Recommendations for Understanding Trauma

If there’s one aspect of being a Pilates teacher that’s essential to the practice, it’s never stop learning or exploring. This can be with the movement experience, taking workshops or reading. In addition I’ve found that widening what you learn about can help you find...

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A Letter…

A Letter…

I think if you asked any of us where we would be right now, we wouldn’t have said, still managing COVID. Like so many of you, where I live we are back to more restrictions and so many Pilates studios are continuing to work remotely. Bringing Pilates out of the studio...

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What Makes a Good Pilates Teacher

What Makes a Good Pilates Teacher

There are central tenets of what qualifies a person to teach Pilates but that doesn’t necessarily make someone a good teacher. That’s why every Pilates Instructor should explore this question, “What Makes a Good Pilates Teacher?”. What makes a Pilates session a...

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It’s TOO Easy

It’s TOO Easy

I’ve seen it in the Yoga Community and now in the Pilates Community, outright abuse from teachers. This has been going on for a long time in ways that we have traditionally discounted. Recently, we’ve been made aware of more overt occurrences that can’t be...

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