accepting change

Till death do us part!

This blog reflects my feelings, experiences and belief systems over the last week. This is a note I found while going through my mother’s belongings. My mother passed away on Sunday 28th April 2024. She had had a brain bleed on the pons ten days previous, plus a number of other underlying complications including vascular [...]

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Can emotion and trauma cause dis-ease and disconnection in our body/mind?

Gabor Maté says: “trauma, from the Greek for “wound,” is not what happens to you; it is what happens inside you as a result of what happens to you … It is not the blow on the head, but the concussion I get.” That, he says, is the good news. On Thursday 18th April 2024 my [...]

The spirit of fascia

As we learn more and more about the body, are we moving forwards or backwards? We label everything and everyone, so that we then embody that condition. Biomechanics of the body is explained as screws, hinges, pivots and origin and insertion of muscles. We tend to look at starting and finishing points rather than integrated [...]

The danger of our belief systems – Part 1

“A belief system can be as dangerous as it is helpful. It's like a double-edged sword.” Paul Chek We get stuck in  states of consciousness and this why so many of us are in fight-or-flight mode and fear change. We think we are the consumer but infact we are being consumed. Better the devil you [...]

“As above so is below”.  

“The mind when housed in a healthful body, possesses a glorious sense of power’ – Joseph Pilates. The method of movement that you all know me for is: ‘Pilates’. The whole purpose of movement is to provide the body an environment in which it can heal itself from dis-ease and disconnection. We can all transform our pain into [...]

Don’t be the best, be the only!

At this stage of life, for me, teaching, coaching and consulting is much more about WHO I work with and the IMPACT I can bring rather than how MANY people I work with. We all have so much stuff going on in life and every person has challenges in many different ways. I have spent [...]

The five shocking truths about pilates studio finances

This is my experience of running Pilates apparatus studios in the Northwest UK and teaching worldwide after 30 years. Most private studios that I know of “bought themselves a business,” including myself at times. I have learnt the hard way, thus meaning the pricing was never graded right for clients, staff, the overheads of commercial [...]

How to find a good or bad Pilates reformer apparatus class!

Firstly there are no good or bad. Everything in life is based on our perception. Our perception is determined by our upbringing including schooling, education, religion, beliefs and environment. Perception bias is the tendency to perceive ourselves and our environment in a subjective way. Although we like to think our judgment is impartial, we are, in fact, [...]

30 Great Skills of a Fully Comprehensive Apparatus Pilates Teacher!

Cueing, you must be able to adapt to the learning style of the person in front. They may need more hands on, perhaps visual or more auditory descriptions. Programming should be exciting and hassle free for clients. I try to alter the foot-bar only once in a 60 minute semi-private. That way the client has [...]

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