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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.
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
Pilates students and teachers often ask me how I came to seem so fearless in enabling clients to find the right path to spinal extension when they are so nervous to go there. Join me for this fun and enlightening 3 hour workshop in which we will calm the nerves, and explore the process of helping you and your clients release any tension and fear that may reside in...
Joseph Pilates designed every movement in his system to involve the ‘whole body,’ and to connect it in its entirety to and from its core/center/powerhouse. Do you move from your center in a truly organic, whole body, integrated way? Are you able to assess whether your clients can – and if not, why not? In this workshop we will utilize Pilates spinal and hip flexion and extension exercises to develop our visual assessment skills to determine whether movement is actually coming from ‘the cen...
In this workshop we will explore the differences between the current versions of the classical Pilates Reformer repertoire and the versions as shown in archival film footage and photography of Joseph Pilates teaching in the early 1940s. The subtle alterations and variations in form and choreography provide valuable “new” insights into the purpose and goals of the exercises. From Footwork to Russian Squats, slight tweaks to the designs of many of the extant exercises powerfully reveal and cla...
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