The Mat series brought me visible physical changes, and the continuity of my mindfulness practice created invisible emotional changes. The Mat and the mindfulness met in my center. I knew it would be a difficult retreat for me emotionally, and I was correct. I had an intuition that having the Mat series would be supportive, and I had no idea how much it would actually benefit me.Read More
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by Joslyn Hitter
When I began practicing Vipassana, or Insight Meditation regularly, I noticed immediately how much I relied on my core to sit upright. My first love was the abdominal series. So when I attended my first long silent Vipassana meditation retreat in 2016, I committed to doing the abdominal series every day while on retreat.Read More
by Yuuki Yamagiwa
Nathalie Gonthier-Thomas first discovered Classical Pilates after her pregnancy. She decided to become certified to deepen her practice and share the benefits of Pilates with others. She discovered a passion for teaching during her training and was certified through the Pilates Technique Certification Program with Jill Cassady.
Read on to learn more about Nathalie, including what inspires her as both a teacher and practitioner!Read More
by Yuuki Yamagiwa
My body feels different every time I step onto the reformer. There will be days when I feel great. And then there are days when my old rib injury will take over my breathing and take me a few steps back in my twisting motions. Other days, my shoulder injury often creates a crooked imbalance between my right and left sides.
So how do we know what exercises our bodies really should be working on?Read More
By Yuuki Yamagiwa
Alison Manheim is passionate about the benefits of Pilates at any life stage. A former professional writer, Alison discovered that Pilates was an excellent antidote to the neck and shoulder issues that come from working at a desk. In 2013, she became a certified instructor through Jill Cassady, who studied with Romana Kryzanowska in New York City. She has been happily teaching ever since and continues to study under Ken Krech and Dena Drotar, among others.
Read on to learn more about Alison’s background and her favorite thing about being a Pilates instructor!Read More