The hidden benefit of the Pilates matwork…

So first up- OMG! A new blog post! What is going on? Who is this?

I know, it’s been a while. But here I am! Hopefully contributing a little more often from now on.

So moving right along…

I spent this weekend educating at the Polestar Pilates studio course. I had attended this particular module a number of times and the lecture given was all about imagery.

For any of you who know the main educator Dav Cohen, you will know he has the most marvellous way of not only keeping information you’ve heard many times over fresh but also inspiring new thoughts.

During the lecture, Dav posed the question “is it better to cue more or less? What is your ultimate goal?”  We talked about our cues becoming in time less and less invasive until eventually our Pilates clients embody the work so well they don’t need our cues. Eventually we are just holding the space for them to explore this amazing work themselves.

I came to realise the interesting interaction between the traditional apparatus and the Pilates matwork in a studio environment in relation to cueing.  Continue reading

Exam Preparation Study Groups

Joseph Pilates teaching a group of dancers the teaser in an outdoor mat class
Be Like Joe! Get your teaching skills up to scratch for your exam

Spirited Pilates is running study groups to get you ready for your mat exam! Come along on either NOVEMBER 7 or NOVEMBER 14 to participate in:

Round Robin Teaching Practice
Refine Your Self Mastery
Mat Class Programming and Sequencing
Case Study Review
Question Time

Study Groups will be held at MG Pilates
1:30pm- 4:30pm
128A Erskineville Road, Erskineville
Investment $45

Please make payment via Bank Transfer to:
Joanne Bezzina
BSB: 923100
Acc: 33298361

EFTPOS facilities are NOT available.

Five Simple Pilates Exercises to Transform Your Golf Swing

These five Pilates Exercises Will Transform Your Golf Swing
These five Pilates Exercises Will Transform Your Golf Swing

A powerful golf swing comes from a strong base of support and distributing the force and  movement through as many different segments of your spine as you can. Just like the old adage says “many hands make light work”. These five Pilates exercises will decrease your likelihood of injury and increase the power in your swing, helping to improve your drive.

Pass this article onto your golf loving clients. This is a (pre) Pilates home exercise program they can follow with ease. Continue reading

More Than Skin Deep…

Last September I had the opportunity to visit the Newcastle University Anatomy Laboratory for a cadaver tour. I had the opportunity to attend an anatomy lab many years ago as part of my massage therapy study, but I have always been keen to learn more. The tour was organised by a dear friend and amazing pilates instructor, educator and physiotherapist Lisa Anthony. Lisa is dedicated to development of pilates instructors and to a deeper understanding of the human body. She has created Access Anatomy. As someone who is passionate about the development of recent Pilates graduates and Pilates students, I am so thankful to have been invited to her first tour!

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