Pilates and the Shoulder Girdle
By learning to facilitate optimum movement in our client’s shoulder girdle – whether they are healthy, pregnant or post-partum, or even injured – we can help our clients relieve neck pain, shoulder cuff injuries, carpel tunnel syndrome, etc. as well as enhance and deepen their breathing. We will review key Pilates exercises which access and strengthen the shoulder girdle in order to rehabilitate or to prepare for Level IV-V exercises.
Rachel Taylor Segel was born in Youngstown, Ohio. She began classical ballet in her childhood, studied dance in college, danced professionally and taught ballet.
Rachel received a B.F.A. from the University of Colorado, and B.A. in Dance from Loretto Heights College in Denver, CO. She danced professionally with the David Taylor Dance Theatre, and Brent Mason and Company. In addition, she taught ballet and was director of the dance department at the Arvada Center for the Performing Arts. In 1986, Rachel moved to New York City and there she also taught ballet at The Alvin Ailey School.
Both Rachel and her sister Amy studied Pilates under the direct tutelage of Romana Kryzanowska at the Pilates Studio in New York City. They received their Pilates teaching certificate in July of 1989. In 1990, after moving to Boulder, Colorado, Amy and Rachel opened The Pilates Center (TPC). The sisters established The Pilates Center Teacher Training in 1991. The sisters co-authored The Everything Pilates Book, are active in the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) and assisted in creating the PMA’s certification exam. Rachel is currently a member of the PMA Certification Commission. She travels extensively worldwide presenting TPC Pilates teacher training workshops of all levels.
After two years of research and development with Balanced Body, Rachel and Amy have created the Centerline Pilates Reformer, Cadillac, and Low Chair.
Rachel is married and has two teenage daughters.
Sponsoring Studio Information
4720 Sunshine Coast Hwy #4, Sechelt, BC, Canada