Level 0 (rehabilitative and welcomes clients with movement limitations)
Level 1 (beginners)
Level 2 (experienced students)
Level All (Level 1 and 2 mixed)
Wondering where to start?
Try a Pilates Consult. A 30 minute personal introduction to Pilates mat and equipment and assessment to help direct you to what services would be the best for you at this time.
Using the pilates method as a base we challenge your core strength, stability and grace in this equipment class.
Small group classes size are limited to 4 to ensure safety andappropriate attention to yourwork out. During the 55 minute class you’ll move through a series of pilates exercises on all the equipment: reformer, chair, tower, mat, and circle.
Using the pilates method as a base we work toward increasing, health, strength and flexibility in your body’s core: abdomen, pelvic floor and back. The classic pilates mat exercises are supplemented with the use of props. This class promotes body awareness through basic movement principles that require focused direction of energy and breath. Class is cued with options for beginning and intermediate level students.
What is the Feldenkrais Method®?
The Feldenkrais Method is a remarkable approach to movement, learning and change. The Method is based on principles of physics, neurology, physiology and the martial arts. Private Feldenkrais lessons are a one-to-one approach tailored to a client’s unique needs. Using hands-on guidance, clients are slowly and gently moved in ways that deeply influence their musculoskeletal organization at a neurological level, emphasizing the conditions under which the nervous system learns best. Through these lessons, overall functioning improves, a sense of well-being develops, and problems diminish or resolve. Clients build their awareness toward sensing their own movement patterns, exploring new ways of moving, and integrating more choice into their movement habits.
Why would a Feldenkrais private lession help me?
When we are born, our brain maps are virtually undeveloped. As we learn to move, sense and talk, the neurology of the brain is developed and refined. As we continue to mature, the brain refines our movements by shedding off what it perceives as unused patterns in our neurology. We rely on fewer and fewer patterns of thought and action; our movements become dominated by habits. For many, these habitual patterns become outmoded and dysfunctional. They lead to certain muscle groups and joints having to do most of the work, causing stiffness, stress, pain, compression on the spine, limited movement, and poor posture.
Feldenkrais Method recognizes our unlimited capacity to learn. During a private session, the process of self-exploration is developed within a series of varied and enhanced sensorimotor experiences. This increased awareness then frees us from the restricted habitual patterns we have deleoped over our lifetime, allowing new patterns of thinking, moving and feeling to emerge. It is helpful for those with restricted joint movement and chronic pain, as well as those with neurological and developmental difficulties. Athletes, actors, dancers, gymnists, movement educators, body workers and others have also benefitted from this approach to invigorate their physical and creative pursuits.
• Eliminate habits that cause pain and discomfort
• Improve brain fitness and physical intelligence
• Move smarter, not harder, to increase energy, flexibility and strength
• Heal faster and more completely from injuries
• Discover natural good posture and better balance effortlessly