I really emphasise awareness in all of my sessions and make sure that people are kinaesthetically aware of their habitual patterns before I ask them to change any thing. Moshe Feldenkrais said “You have to know what you are doing in order to do what you want”
I have been teaching fitness of some variety since 1988. As a much younger woman I taught high impact aerobics, a little older, low impact aerobics, older still, aqua aerobics. All through those years I taught yoga. I was introduced to the Pilates method in 1993 and practice it for years until certifying in 2003 (PMA 2008). In 2006 I took a Feldenkrais class and was immediately struck by how applicable so much of that method could benefit the practice of EVERY form of exercise. Now, as a PMA certified Pilates instructor AND Guild certified Feldenkrais practitioner I travel to fitness conference worldwide and introduce Feldenkrais principles to Pilates, Yoga and all types of fitness instructors. I consider it an amazing gift that I can not only do what I love, but share it with others.
Be honest and positive in my words, actions and intentions
A part time Pilates Instructor living in Rural Ontario, Canada.View instructor >
Pilates has become such an important part of my life. Not sure what I would do without it! I've taught so many different forms of dance/fitness over the years and I don't mind admitting that I turned my nose up at Pilates the first time I heard about it nearly 20 years ago! But, nagged by a dear friend of mine when my back was in such a shocking state, I finally gave in and went to a class. Never looked back!View instructor >