Thoughtfully designed programs & personal direction to support you in your practice & development as a teacher.
C O R E E S S E N T I A L S
This is your core.
Move, breathe, and flow through this efficient 20 minute sequence. It's deep core work combined with whole body movement for a strong, balanced center. Gain an understanding of how to connect with deep muscles and the role of the breath & work from the inside out. Completion of Postpartum Essentials is recommended prior to starting this.
What you'll need
You'll need a small 4-8 inch stability ball. You can find them here from theraband, here from amazon, and if you'd like one that also does myofascial massage I recommend this Yamuna ball. Coordinating Playlist available on Spotify (hellobodypilates).
This is the place to start.
Build the foundation to get back to your active life with proven strategies for postpartum recovery; at the appropriate challenge level to progress with you. Connect, align, and strengthen with this three phase series (each only 12-20 minutes long) designed for the fourth trimester and beyond. Safe and intended for diastasis recti and general pelvic floor weakness after baby. Enjoy educational bonus material to facilitate progress and enhance your experience. Each phase offers two audio options to enhance your experience and facilitate progress.
What you'll need
Phases one and two don't require any props or equipment beyond a mat. For phase three, you'll need a small 4-8 inch stability ball. You can find them here from theraband, here from amazon, and if you'd like one that also does myofascial massage I recommend this Yamuna ball. Coordinating playlists available via Spotify (hellobodypilates).
Begin the breath exercises as soon as you feel up to it, there's no required wait time. Phase One can be started as early as two weeks postpartum after a low-risk, vaginal delivery with no sutures or complications. The best way to gauge if you are ready to start is if you are up and about, moving normally, without discomfort or bleeding. Regardless of how great you feel, please consult your doctor before starting. In the case of cesarean, sutures, blood loss or other complications, please wait until you are completely cleared by your doctor to exercise. Phase Two can be started at 6-8 weeks postpartum, after clearance from your doctor to exercise and after completing two weeks of Phase One. It is recommended to spend at least two weeks on each phase, waiting to progress to the next until you've gained proficiency in the previous phase. It is also recommended to master the breath pattern, core connection, & wait until at least 12 weeks postpartum before progressing to more strenuous exercise.
CREATIVITY & THE TEACHER
I teach. I learn.
Use resourcefulness and creativity to effect more valuable experiences for your clients and to be more fulfilled as a teacher. I explore specific approaches and key elements that enable us to root our creativity in the Pilates principles and repertoire. I discuss and workshop what makes an effective variation and what makes an effective teacher, getting into creative cuing, variations, and sequencing. The objective is for you to feel empowered by your own voice, better able to communicate your intention, having gained a deeper understanding of the purpose behind the work.
The detail and thought behind my exploration in the studio for professionals & advanced movers. Spring settings and breath preferences included. No charge.