Pilates and Movement
Body Fundamentals is a boutique Pilates and Movement studio. We offer Classical Pilates, Progressive Pilates and Pilates Post-Rehabilitation. Additionally, we offer Holistic Health and Wellness services to complement your Pilates programs. Wellness services include: Private Lifestyle consulting, the Chopra Center's Perfect Health Lifestyle Program, Meditation, and yearly retreats.
Pilates In-Studio Sessions
We offer private (one on one), semi-private (2 people), and quartet (4 pp) sessions in our Tucson Pilates studio. Weekly Master class Quartets are taught by Genevieve to Arizona Pilates Instructors and Teachers in training. Visiting guest instructors are welcome.
Private and semi-private sessions on the apparatus are tailored to students needs and goals. Our aim is to provide you a whole body movement experience in a serene environment while teaching you the fundamental principles of Pilates.
Pilates Seminars & Workshops
Workshops, Seminars and Continuing education for studios, teachers and resorts are available upon request. Popular topics include:
- Wunda Chair Progressions
- Pilates Matwork intensives
- Reformer techniques and transitions
- Reformer progressions
- Foam Roller classes and workshops
More about the Foam Roller
Foam Rollers are a great tool for balance, alignment, postural correction and pain relief. Geneviève personally uses the roller every day. Over the past 26 years, she's designed Foam Roller Workshops and customized client programs for back care, alignment and recovery from injury or surgery. She uses the Roller daily with clients in the studio and is continually surprised with how quickly it helps realign the spine as well as stabilize the pelvis and strengthen core muscles.
Using the philosophy and science of Ayurveda as the foundation, private sessions focus on an assessment of your specific needs. You’ll learn how to restore balance physically, emotionally and spiritually. Through identifying areas of imbalance we will introduce tools to help you re-establish balance from the inside out.
These tools include:
- a personalized diet that works for you
- herbal medicine support
- meditation and stress management
- exercise and movement recommendations
- Addressing sleep disorders
If your goal is better health, increased energy, self-healing, anxiety and stress relief, or learning to develop stronger relationships, call to schedule a private consulting session. * Consultations may be done in person or via Skype.
Group training for businesses that focuses meditation, mindfulness, and movement are available. To discuss your company’s training goals, please email Geneviève.
*All private sessions are confidential.
The Perfect Health program was developed by Drs. Deepak Chopra and David Simon and represents the integration between the principles of modern science and insights from the world's timeless wisdom traditions. As your Chopra Center Instructor in the program, Geneviève will guide you through five distinct lessons that teach you a powerful regimen of Ayurvedic practices that teach you to bring balance and healing into your life.
- practical techniques to help balance body and mind.
- health through nutrition,
- how to reduce emotional turbulence and stress
- how to communicate more consciously and effectively
- Stress management techniques
4 Week Meditation Course
In this introduction to meditation, participants will learn the benefits of meditation, as well as an introduction to different types of meditation. Students learn to recognize the primary stress responses, and how those responses immediately impact our physiology. Participants will be given tools to increase awareness of these responses with specific attention to recognizing the “fight/flight/freeze” responses, and how to change them.
The course begins with a short educational segment on meditation. There is instruction to mantra meditation technique and attendees will be led through it at each session. Breathing techniques are part of each session’s practice, as will learning techniques for relaxation, calming and energizing. Chair Yoga or Standing yoga sequence per your request before guided instruction is part of the curricula.
Each class ends with intention setting for vibrant health, mental clarity, and greater peace and well-being. Students also learn experiences during meditation, what to expect and how to deepen their home practice.
The weekly practical meditation experience will help participants not only create a home practice but encourages mindfulness at the office with their fellow employees. Each class is 90 minutes long.
Handouts & Reference Materials
- Breathing techniques for daily mindfulness
- Benefits of Meditation
- Meditation door hanger
- 28 Days to a new habit
- Lowered blood pressure and hypertension
- Relief from depression
- Relief from anxiety
- Decreased cholesterol levels
- Restful awareness- the counter balance to fight/flight
- Inner relaxation
- More restful sleep
- Build new neural pathways and change your physiology
- Improved circulation
- Improved posture
- Improved flexibility
- Strengthens your heart
- Lubricates the joints
- Strengthens right and left sides of brain
Meditation Group Classes
Based on her meditation practices learned as a child from her Father and Martial Arts training and expanded upon using Primordial Sound Meditation and Ayurvedic training, these classes are designed for everyone. Each class has a special focus from getting out of flight/fight, meditating to decreasing and eliminating anxiety to improving brain health and sleep. All classes include:
- Breathing (Pranayam) techniques and practice
- How to recognize and mitigate Fight/ Flight/Freeze response and move into Restful alertness
- Intention setting for clarity, health and vitality
- Support for creating sacred spaces and a home practice