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 events and 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.
Weekly Master Class
Challenge yourself in this unique Instructor level master class,
delivered in a supportive, small group studio environment.
This Wunda Chair class is ideal for Pilates Instructors, Pilates Teachers in training and Advanced Pilates students.
Take time for your personal practice,
learn advanced variations + refine current methods.
Saturdays @ 1pm.
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 programs
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 morning. Over the past 25 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 every day 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
- 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.
You learn practical techniques that will help you balance body and mind, enhance health through nutrition, reduce emotional turbulence and stress, communicate more consciously and effectively, re-awaken your senses through visual meditation and the healing power of sounds.
4 Week Meditation Course
In this introduction to meditation, participants will learn about the benefits of meditation, as well as a little about the different types of meditation. They will also learn to recognize the primary stress responses, and how those responses impact our physiology. Participants will be given tools to increase awareness of these responses with specific attention to recognizing the “fight/flight/freeze” response, and how to change it.
The course begins with a short educational segment on meditation. There will be an introduction and instruction to a specific meditation technique and attendees will be led through it at each session. Additionally, breathing techniques are part of each session’s practice, as will learning specific breathing techniques for relaxation, calming and energizing. Chair Yoga or Standing yoga sequence per your request before guided instruction is also part of the curricula.
Each meditation 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 maximize their home practice.
The weekly practical meditation experience will help participants create a home practice and encourage 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 and More
Based on her meditation practices learned as a child and expanded upon using Primordial Sound Meditation and Chopra Center education, these classes are designed for everyone. Each class has a special focus from getting out of flight/fight, meditating to decreasing and eliminating anxiety completely to restful sleep. All classes include:
- Breathing (Pranayam) techniques
- How to recognize and mitigate Fight/ Flight/Freeze response and move into Restful alertness
- Intention setting for clarity, health and vitality
- Support for creating rituals for your home practice
Meditation & Movement Workshops
Combining Meditation & Movement, these workshops bring Genevieve's 25+ years of Pilates expertise and daily meditation practice together for unique and inspiring group programs. The workshop format may include Foam roller exercises, Chair Yoga, Pilates mat classes, Stretching and alignment and essential components of meditation courses.
Suitable for Pilates or Yoga studios or as part of your organization’s wellness retreat. No prior Pilates or meditation experience necessary.
Contact Geneviève directly to schedule a workshop for your business, studio or health and wellness center.