If someone tried to explain to me what I should expect from my first meeting with Mary Bowen, I would never have believed it. So it is, and to this day, it is something like a journey through its own back streets.
I first met Mary at her Workshop in Zurich on how to “free the spine” and “Pilates plus Psycho”. Her unusual way of showing respect for the needs of the body, by releasing all its parts along its entire length, was directly related to me. From the very first meeting, I saw how much we need to allow ourselves to RELEASE so that the Pilates technique begins to work miracles. In just a few minutes, Mary changed people’s postures with the right, in a word, the right touch or just the right intention. How she succeeded was a real mystery for me, and it became interesting for me to learn more about all this!
A year later, from the first meeting with Mary, my friend, Katya Smirnova, invited me to share my experience – to work together for three days under the guidance of Mary Bowen at her home in Northampton, USA. Then my Pilates got involved in something that I would not believe existed. Continue reading
Today, a group lesson in the Pilates system is very different from the same class several years ago, because a lot of new equipment has appeared – rings, balls, rubber shock absorbers, belts, yoga belts. The purpose of all these tools is to improve your practice, but there is one new invention that was created exclusively for working on the mat. This is the CORE Band.
This tape was invented in order to increase work efficiency and help to better understand the Pilates method while working on the mat. It allows you to use your own body as resistance, which makes working with the tape something similar to working on the Reformer. If you are just starting to practice Pilates, then the tape will help you perform exercises from the Center, which will provide the correct result literally right away. If you are an old- Continue reading
Topics that will be offered to students on August 13-14 in Riga are in demand and are required to study under the International Pilates University Fitness4you program. Pilates is not just gymnastics, but a profound method of transforming a human being at all levels, so he needs a systematic study. We offer a program that allows you to raise a high-level professional according to the standards that already exist in the world. High-quality education is gaining special value today, when the practice of transformation is highly demanded by society. We can offer high quality teaching and promote a systematic approach. This is the philosophy of our educational institution, which I have the honor to represent.
Selected topics will be an opportunity to present a full program of training professionals in the Baltic Continue reading