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Two sisters, Amy Taylor Alpers and Rachel Taylor Segel, trained under Romana Kryzanowska, Joseph Pilates' protege and inheritor of his studio in NYC, and founded their studio in Boulder in 1990.
The Pilates method is a system of movement and therapeutic exercise developed over a span of 60 years by German born athlete and physical therapy pioneer, Joseph H. Pilates.
When Joe Pilates wrote about the valuable results inherent in his method, he described “the internal shower” with poetic power as the extremely important increasing of one’s circulation. He believed that the practitioner needed to build heat in the body in order to achieve the results that he knew Contrology could bestow – not only with his exercise movements but with the fluid continuity of the in-between transitions. This workshop will explain in detail the transitions between the Mat ...
Pilates teachers often find it difficult to progress their clients into the higher level Pilates exercises. This is often because we continue to modify the exercises from Joseph Pilates’ original design and choreography. By habitually performing the Mat and Universal Reformer exercises the same way each session we unknowingly create movement patterns that inhibit the normal, natural movement method that Joseph Pilates created. In this workshop we will review Mat and Reformer exercise...
We know that Pilates is a movement method designed to work the whole body simultaneously and uniformly. However, Joseph Pilates also prescribes that if a part of the body is under-developed we should select exercises to specifically correct these “respective conditions”. In this workshop we will look at the specific muscles in the 21st century human body that might be underdeveloped and how Pilates can tone specific muscles and restore whole health to the body. The “optio...
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