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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.
Ideally, the springs in Pilates exercises should offer both resistance and support, much like a bird uses air to fly, or a fish uses water to swim. Because this relationship can be quite subtle it is very easy to either overpower the spring, or conversely, hang off it. One of the really valuable and unique aspects of the archival Trapeze Table exercises is that they truly help you to understand how to connect to the spring most effectively to find the freedom that comes with relinquishing a cert...
This material in this workshop is taken wholly from archival film footage and photography of Joseph Pilates teaching in the early 1940s. After viewing the film, we will explore in depth the classical Pilates Reformer exercises as they were originally taught. The subtle alterations and variations in form and choreography provide valuable “new” insights into the purpose and goal of the exercises. From Footwork to Russian Squats, slight tweaks to the designs of many of the extant exercises powe...
In this powerful workshop, we will explore archival Pilates exercises from TPC’s “Lost Treasures” presentation that specifically develop upper body strength. We will explore where and what the missing links are for most of us in our upper bodies and how we can focus on increasing strength in these areas while doing our Pilates work. You will learn new exercises as well as learn how to apply them and the insights gained through them to the classical choreography of the Pilates Method.
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