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“Pilates is gaining the mastery of your mind over the complete control over your body.” ~ Joseph Pilates .
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P-◼️’d ; Plank & Pike. Two of my favorites to work those deep core muscles; the transverse abdominis, not to mention all the other wonderful muscles these exercises work! 💪🏼🏋🏻‍♀️
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Revisiting Snake 🐍 today on the reformer. This is an advanced, original, Joseph Pilates classical exercise and one I haven’t really visited since my original training. I was asked today to demonstrate it for a new batch of instructor trainees and it was a little frightening. Looks easy enough when I see other instructors on instagram execute it beautifully but as I stepped onto the reformer; getting in to the position is probably the scariest part but once I got in to position I remembered how fun it is. Important to recognize that we get stuck in our “ruts”, aka workout routines and forget to challenge ourselves. I think I’ll keep this one on rotation till I can get in to the twist, which you can see me feebly attempt at the end. Duh, practice makes perfect 👌🏼 😉
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There may be rain ☔️ in the forecast but Summer’s ☀️right around the corner; join me this week for a class and get those arms 💪🏼tank top ready! 🏋🏻‍♀️
M/W @ 5:30pm - Om Studios
Tue @ 6pm - CVAC
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Who’s with me? 🙋🏻 Let’s up our hug-a-tree reps and rock some killer side boob! 😉
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Come see me at CVAC on Tuesdays at 6pm - Beginning Mixed Equipment class. Learn the basics, build a foundation or perfect your current Pilates practice. NON-MEMBERS welcome! .
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Planking with a push up on the pedal. Important to keep the hips square & engage the core. .
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Spinal Articulation and Core work. “If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are old. IF it is completely flexible at 60, you are young.”
~ Joseph Pilates
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“Life is a balance between what we can control and what we cannot. I am learning to live between effort and surrender” ~ Danielle Orner
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What better way to get back in to the swing of things after a relaxing holiday than to choreograph a tiny routine on the #reformer with your bestie. 👯‍♀️ @tiffanylaceypilates ~ you can see though, that we’re a little rusty and even though the choreography is short we had a hard time pulling it together as you can see with my goofy smile at the end. All in good fun though and a good workout!
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Pratyahara - withdrawal of the senses. Last night I had the unique pleasure of practicing a vinyasa class with my eyes closed. At first it’s a bit intimating to imagine yourself flowing on your mat without sight, fear of falling, fear of looking dumb (ego), just fear in general. But within moments I was at ease. I still had my monkey mind going, I was using my sense of touch and my breath, sense of awareness on my mat but just to have that 1 sense, my sight, turned off was a wonderful relief and all that much closer to coming in to my body and in the present moment... the true practice of yoga. Forever grateful for my teacher Kiara for providing this unique opportunity to practice in but also for providing a safe environment where I was able to “let go” even if only for 55 mins. ~ Namaste .
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A snippet of my power💥 flow sequence for tomorrow’s 9:30am class (sped way up). I’ll be subbing at Om Studios in Monterey. See you there yogis! 🧘‍♀️🧘‍♂️📿🔮
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The Four Agreements - #2 is a tough one for me, I tend to take things really personally, I’ll internalize it and let it affect the way I feel...which leads me to the other thing I struggle with which is the art of letting go. Oh man, do I like to hold on to things!!! I’m currently reading, “Untethered Soul” by Michael Singer to help me let go of my inner dialogue and get down to the core of me; as easy as it sounds to just let go, it is a daily practice of acknowledgement and awareness and re-focusing on myself and not the words/actions of others. A work in progress... .
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Swan with a twist to get into those obliques! .
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Stretching it out after a long weekend and car drive... 😃
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