Originally posted on March MATness:
By Barbara Stamis Throughout the month of March we strive to derive more empowerment from Joseph Pilates’ work. We make an effort to connect with our fellow Pilates teachers, push ourselves to explore the Mat work on a daily basis, and encourage Pilates newbies to experience the feeling of a healthy, agile…
Originally posted on March MATness:
Through the Buddhist teachings, I have come to understand the phrase, “suffering” as the raw vulnerability that arises when we are awakened to the simple truth that everything changes, including ourselves. We will inevitably die and pass on from this physical world as we now know it. This vulnerability is paired with the feeling of being … More Cracked Wide Open and Filled with Playa Dust
We have all been dreaming about this! A word, a hub, a website that encompasses our very essence! What exactly is a Pilates Nerd? My passionate and devoted friend, Karen Ellis, has brought this wonderful hub to life. Her new website is all things Pilates. Soon to be filled with even more beautiful quotes, images, … More Pilates Nerd™ is Here!
“Were man to devote as much time and energy to himself as he has devoted to that which man has produced, what astounding and unbelievable progress would be made; a progress eclipsing all he has so far successfully accomplished…”Joseph Pilates
I have joined forces with yoga teacher extraordinaire, Sarah Reese, to teach a wonderfully deep and creative workshop. We are so excited to be collaborating after many years of brainstorming, deconstructing yoga postures and problem solving movement anomalies. I hope that you can join us! Your brain and your bod will be challenged! (Email me … More Mechanics of Mountain Pose (Workshop!)
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 … More Fuzz, the Magic of Cadaver Dissection, and the Boston Marathon
Out with the old and in with the new! Well, this actually is not a new philosophy and runs parallel to the philosophies of Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. The general gist is that icing for your injury is a huge ‘no-no’. This brief article and video explain the healing process after injury and how icing … More Your Body IS the Perfect Healing Machine… So STOP Icing!
THE ENERGETIC BODY UNIVERSE The universe of preventative care and healing where we consider the human body to be a whole miraculous machine of interconnected parts The universe where healing outside of quantified data and research happens The universe where we believe that when every expert tells us we will always have back pain, or we will never dance … More The Universe of Magical Chaos
In-Depth Functional Anatomy Part Two: Shoulder Girdle and Upper Spinal Column Saturday, February 4th 10am-3pm $45 This course explores musculoskeletal anatomy and basic kinesiology principles—emphasizing the trunk, hip and shoulder girdle—as they relate to the teaching and practice of Pilates, yoga asana, and bodywork. Class is presented in a lecture-style format. … More In-Depth Functional Anatomy Workshop
I am intrigued by the power of our brains, so much so that I often discuss it in class and frequently blog about it. I have previously posted about neuroplasticity and the brain’s remarkable ability to actually change, adapting itself to situations that are presented to it. Jill Bolte Taylor‘s experience supports my beliefs … More Boundaries of the Body (and beyond) Lie within the Brain…