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How to approach yourself in movement.

Let your Brownies bake! By Guest Writer Diana Bailey Approach your work in Pilates with this general frame of awareness: First you organize yourself in the movement much as you would assemble and mix ingredients to bake. Second you refine the mix and maybe make a couple of adjustments.      The last and most…

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The Foundation of a New Life Path in Pilates and Movement

A passion for learning more, understanding more deeply, drove me. In 1996, I met Ron Fletcher, a master teacher of body contrology, a master teacher of movement and dance for over fifty years. He came to the work after his own injuries while working as a professional dancer. His unique style of incorporating modern dance…

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The Healing Path of Pilates

Before surgery, the physiatrist recommended  Pilates as one way to help prepare for surgery.  He recommended Amy Anderson (A Living Art Centre), who specialized in Pilates rehabilitation. I’m forever grateful to Amy for introducing me to Pilates and setting me on the path of my healing journey. I walked into Amy’s studio, looking around the…

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The Best Laid Plans: The Life-Plan Derailed

The life I’d planned out carefully now seemed unattainable. I couldn’t exercise, dance, act, direct. Some days I couldn’t even drive a car. Forced to be sedentary, depression crept in, combining with constant pain to make even part-time work an endurance contest. I was thankful just to push through a day and even more so…

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An Unexpected Cure: My Journey from Pain to the Transformation

Imagine waiting for the light to change, top-down on your convertible, and singing along with the radio on a gorgeous Tucson day. Something makes you look over, and you see a large construction truck coming at you nearly head-on. You’re blocked in by other cars and can’t avoid the collision. That happened to me in…

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Taking it to the next level: The Wundas of Pilates Chair

PIlates Chair Quartet- Thursday Group

So first things first: I am not an exercise fanatic. You will not find me at the local gym 5x a week, churning out cardio, lifting a multitude of weights or pushing the squats (as much as I fantasize about regaining my 30-year old backside, reality is…). That said, I’m “into” the Pilates Chair; specifically,…

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Pilates & Movement: Learning Your Body’s Natural Language

Reformers, Pilates Studio Classes, Tucson

I’ve had the great pleasure to learn my body’s natural language over the more than twenty years of practicing and teaching Pilates and movement, the last 15 while running a small business in Tucson. The human body is a terrific teacher. It is also a miraculous, complex mystery that most of us know very little…

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