The Canary

Most of us have one.  Some of us have more than one. The canary is that spot in our body that will complain/hurt/show discomfort first.  Not the happy hurt of a well-worked muscle, but the unhappy hurt of something being ‘wrong’.  We may not…

Closed for the Holidays!

May the season bring you peace, joy, and comfort as you need it. The studio is now closed and will re-open Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018. Happy New Year!

Parameters

One of the fundamental body principles that I live and work by is that our bodies love us and will do their utmost to do what we ask of them. The trick of it is in what we ask of our bodies.  Too often…

Flow, not Pieces

It is very easy to get lost in the multitude of things we are trying to remember when we move in the focused, aware, controlled way of Pilates.  Six impossible things at the same time! Sometimes what we need is to remember to come…

How deep are your roots?

I like to think we are all familiar with how plants and trees grow roots nice and deep into the soil in order to have the stability and strength to grow up nice and tall.  (Check out the amazing root lengths in this article! …

6 Impossible Things

Me instructing: “Okay, slide your hip bones up…” “Let your shoulders settle down onto your ribs…” “Find just a hint of that upper ab engagement…” “Let the movement begin from your sacrum sliding down through your pelvis…” “Keep your neck long…” “Breathe in and…

Article on Plantar Fasciitis

A fascinating look at plantar fasciitis:  http://www.engagingmuscles.com/2016/05/08/plantar-fasciitis-foot-pain/  Worth the read. There were a couple of ideas that resonated for me: The problem does not lie in the foot.  Or most likely doesn’t (all things are possible after all).  Our bodies are interconnected chains of…

Uniform Development

Each sport, each hobby, each passion, puts a unique strain upon the body.  Our bodies are highly responsive entities and will do (as well as they can) what we ask of them. If we tell our bodies we need deep turnout in the leg,…

A Guide on Your Journey

  (Chichen Itza, Mexico.  Photo by Violet Redekop.  He looks a bit guidish, don’t you think?) That is a true nature of a Pilates Instructor.  Arguably, that is the true nature of any instructor or teacher. We are a guide to you on your journey….