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S.I.T. Day 7: New Tech & Screen Time

What depleted me the most in 2021 was NAVIGATING NEW TECH and TOO MUCH SCREEN TIME! When my 3-dimensional Pilates and massage therapy biz needed to survive this global pandemic; like many, I fled to the 2-dimensional territory of cyberspace. And because tech is not my “gift”, every day feels like a punch-the-screen, “WTF?” kind…

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S.I.T. Day 3: Stillness at Rancho La Puerta

My most exhilarating experience in 2021 started with an N95 mask, a face shield, a cross-country flight and a bus ride across the Mexican border. My destination? Rancho La Puerta, where I was the Guest Pilates Instructor for 1 week. Yes, it was a work trip. But the Ranch always makes sure I’m blissfully cared for.

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On Finding Sanity in Times of COVID & Civil Unrest

After more than three months of sheltering in place in NYC, any modicum of sanity to which I’m desperately clinging comes from a consistent and scheduled Pilates practice. No lies. Now I totally understand that, as a Pilates teacher, this sounds SO frigging cliche and probably deserves a side eye and twisty lips. But let…

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Pilates: The Original Lifestyle Brand

Ever since my last post, I’ve been thinking a lot about Joseph Pilates’ legacy. I mean, if he hadn’t crafted such an impactful one, I might be a yoga teacher writing about Tirumali Krishnamacharya instead of a Pilates teacher writing about Joe. But he did build a strong legacy. In fact, every time I re-read…

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Are You Practicing Pilates Or Contrology?

What is Contrology? While today it’s more commonly known as Pilates, Joseph Pilates actually called his exercise method Contrology. In his book, “Return To Life”, he claims that “Contrology develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind, and elevates the spirit.” Who doesn’t want that? The fact that Contrology has been…

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