Connective tissue turnover & eccentric training

Can you really achieve healing and postural results on the body during a small period of time? Medical studies tell us that a minimum of twelve weeks is required to achieve effective recovery and tissue adaptation. All our studios offer twelve week courses, any less than this and the client will not achieve long term benefits [...]

Bauhaus architecture & it’s relation to movement

Form follows function - In bodies & buildings This December I came across the architectural design of 'Bauhaus' in Tel Aviv. The Bauhaus, a German word meaning "house of building", was a school founded in 1919 in Weimar, Germany by architect Walter Gropius. The Bauhaus was the most influential modernist art school of the 20th century, [...]

By | 2018-05-16T13:11:14+00:00 December 25th, 2016|anatomy, life, pilates, yoga|0 Comments

Finding Balance in life with Yin & Yang forces

Finding balance in life with Yin & Yang forces In this fast pace of life and work finding balance seems sometimes out of reach. But is it really impossible? When a person's mission, vision and dreams are aligned, mutual harmony is felt and that person can live pain free with safety and security. We have all [...]

By | 2018-05-16T13:11:15+00:00 December 11th, 2016|anatomy, stress, yin & Yang, yoga|0 Comments

Why did Joe, Iyengar & Julio use equipment?

Equipment with clients - is it right? Do we need it? Below is a thought provoking question submitted to our studio from an interested party. We have two fully equipped Pilates, GYROTONIC ® and Yoga studios and do have lots of props as well as mat sessions only.  Interested client: "My concern is twofold, 1) [...]

By | 2018-05-16T13:11:17+00:00 September 23rd, 2016|anatomy, Inspiration, life, pilates, yoga|0 Comments

Back pain – Is prolapsed disc the cause? Part 1

Back Pain - "The truth behind bulging discs"  I get so many enquiries every week about clients wanting to start pilates and yoga for back pain. Social media and the national press have done studios and teachers a great favour by promoting lots of articles. However there are a few important facts. People are forever [...]

By | 2018-05-16T13:11:17+00:00 September 20th, 2016|anatomy, back pain, Embodied Emotion, life, pilates, stress, yoga|0 Comments

How should Yoga, Pilates & academic subjects actually be taught?

As an adult learner, do you understand your learning type? If I was given a second chance to go to school again, I would not choose the normal sit in front of  a blackboard for X number of hours a day. I would've have chosen a more creative and cognitive space such as a Montessori [...]

By | 2018-05-16T13:11:17+00:00 August 27th, 2016|anatomy, Emotional Experience, Inspiration, life, yoga|0 Comments

Could stress, core and your tight pants be linked ?

As we head into Summer at my studio clinics, enquiries for Pilates, GYROTONIC, Yoga and CHEK coaching always go through the roof. Summer has always been the busiest month of the year for me. The warm weather makes us shed our clothes and draws our attention to our exposed sun bodies. The most common enquiry [...]

By | 2019-04-28T19:37:41+00:00 August 7th, 2016|anatomy, pilates, stress, yoga|0 Comments

The importance of the squat?

The squat is one of the most used Primal Patterns® movements and yet is most poorly performed by people. Since we have progressed to sitting on chairs, driving and spending endless hours seated we have actually regressed in our range of motion.                           Every [...]

By | 2018-05-16T13:11:17+00:00 July 17th, 2016|anatomy, back pain, Gyrotonic, life, pilates, yoga|0 Comments

Reducing injury and improving performance in running

While presenting earlier on this year at the British Fascia Sympoium, I was fortunate enough to meet Dr. Wilbour Kelsick. A veteran member of the official staff for the Canadian National and Olympic teams. Dr. Kelsick believes that optimal health is the result of balance in several areas of life. Wilbur looked at fascial training [...]

By | 2018-05-16T13:11:17+00:00 July 16th, 2016|back pain, pilates, running, yoga|0 Comments

Our choices make and shape our body

We all make choices every day from what we eat, to what we do with our will power and who and what we wish to love.   Everything in the world around us is constantly changing, and with the process of change we have to make new choices. We are all on a path of navigation [...]

By | 2018-05-16T13:11:17+00:00 July 2nd, 2016|back pain, Inspiration, life, pilates, yoga|0 Comments