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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?’ ...

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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Fat is…

Fat is…

As I was being weighed in at the doctor’s office and saw my weight, I sighed in dismay. “No, this isn’t good, I lost 5 pounds in a week.”  The nurse’s comment, “I would do anything to lose 5 pounds”. I honestly didn’t know what to say. I stared at her in...

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Aren’t you happy?

Aren’t you happy?

When I had cancer, I thought that was the worst possible experience I would face in my life. As I woke up from surgery 10 years later, I knew that my life just drastically changed again, and this recovery, what typically is a simple procedure would be worse in so many...

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Lessons Learned from Cancer

Lessons Learned from Cancer

Ugh, has it really been months since my first blog? A big YES and now I know the reason... I need to go back to the why, the personal and real reasons why. During the next few blogs, I’ll be sharing my story of how I got right here…teaching Pilates and using a...

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Supporting Clients Through Change

Supporting Clients Through Change

The world is a much different place than it was just a few weeks ago. More concern and worry, yet also a lot of coming together and trying new strategies. All of this is A LOT of change, and that can be really hard in many different ways. The way people react to...

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Coronavirus, Trauma and Pilates

Coronavirus, Trauma and Pilates

Welcome to my first blog post. This is something I've been wanting to dip my toes in for some time, but struggled with what was the BEST post to get started discussing trauma and Pilates... Enter coronavirus (COVID-19) sweeping the world and everyone is impacted....

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