Why Private Instruction?
The process of learning Pilates involves changing lifelong movement patterns and learning and creating new ways of moving. Private instruction allows me to work with your body’s unique story, and to tailor the work specifically to you. This approach supports a faster progression and more complete understanding of the work, which alters the learning curve considerably.
Who is a good candidate for Pilates?
Anyone at any level of physical conditioning. You do not need to be flexible, strong or coordinated to participate in or enjoy Pilates. The Method allows you to begin where you are at and progress at your pace. Pilates in non-strenuous when practiced in proper form and is meant to feel effortless and enjoyable. Whether you are new to exercise or a seasoned athlete looking to improve your performance and fine tune your body, Pilates is an ideal method of physical and mental conditioning.
What about books and tapes?
There are many good books and tapes out there. However, you cannot learn Pilates in this way. As described, the benefits of Pilates come with proper form. Proper form can only be learned from a qualified instructor. However, once the basics are learned, books and tapes can be wonderful tools to enrich your understanding and experience of the work.