I truly believe that the practice of Pilates will enhance and improve the lives of all those who seriously embrace it. But I also know that the practice must be crafted to fit each individual we are teaching, and address the whole of who they are and what they strive to be. Pilates is for everybody, as long as we understand the goals of our clients, the potential of their bodies, and the full range of options available in the system of Pilates. The end goal of the practice is to improve the lives of the people who seek out the work and embrace the journey.
For the past 28 years, I have worked to deepen my understanding of movement science, functional anatomy, pain science, and post-rehabilitation, using the system created by Joseph Pilates and his students.
I continue to be inspired by the work of my first teacher Kathleen Stanford Grant, a student of Mr Pilates, who had both a practiced and intuitive mastery of crafting the Pilates work so it fit the needs of every student she taught. It is through her example that I continue to hone my skills and deepen my understanding of the human body, its resilience, adaptability and promise.
Pilates is much more than exercise. Its value is not in the results of a fit-looking body, but rather it produces a strong and lasting mind/body connection that allows for deeper self- knowledge. Through carefully designed protocols, Pilates will connect its students with their potential, as movers, thinkers and creative beings. I have dedicated my career to using the Pilates system in this way to help my clients cope, thrive and achieve their goals. I continue to be fascinated by the human body and I continue to cultivate my work by being an active student. This has allowed me to develop continuing education programing that works to advance the knowledge and skills of Pilates teachers who I believe will carry the torch forward for many years to come.
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