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March 9, 2014

What IS Pilates?

 

This is a question I used to have to answer all of the time.  Now I don't get asked it quite as much because Pilates has become such a household name. Although, I think many people still might not know what the true essence of the method is, or what the intentions of Mr. Pilates actually were. Rather than write it out, my dear friend and Pilates Nerd founder, Karen Ellis, made a short video which, for me, capt...

February 26, 2014

What is March Matness?

 

 

Starting March 1, 2014, for 31 days only, friend and teacher, Benjamin Degenhardt's brand-new website MarchMatness.com will go live! "It’s a website dedicated to the Mat-practitioner and the Mat-practitioner-to-be, including the people who don’t yet frequent studios and gyms, who are intimidated to buy an exercise book and not ready for an online subscription, but who have the space at home to roll out...

April 15, 2013

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Last week I was immersed in an Integral Anatomy course for 6 days with Gil Hedley.  From 9 until 5 we dissected 4 human forms layer by layer, unwrapping gifts of philosophical marvel, anatomical wonder and spiritual enlightenment.  How did all of this come from a dissection lab?

Being present with death and exploring the inner workings of the human body’s true physical form did many things to me and for me, but mostly t...

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