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Pilates is customizable to suit every type of body. I have taught the young, old, athletic, pre and post-natal, and also clients with very limited ability due to injuries. Pilates is designed to help everyone feel the best they can in the body they have been given.
Pilates unites the mind and body in a way that eases tension, reduces inflammation, and promotes health and well being. Regular practice will help you correct postural imbalances, improve your breathing, increase muscle tone and flexibility and improve your all around quality of life.
I came to discover Pilates because of my background in dance. I hold a BFA in dance from U of Arizona, danced professionally and have taught dance for many years. But my love for Pilates has developed since I first got certified in 2009 because I truly enjoy watching my clients have little epiphanies about their bodies and learn how to heal themselves through movement.
Join me to "Awaken the God/dess within" this Nov. 19-22nd
Awaken the God/dess within! Join me and Paul Bogle November 2021 at Bell Valley's beautiful retreat center in Mendocino County. Enjoy 2 Pilates classes each day, healthy delicious meals, Creative mindfulness classes, and more! click on the link to find out more, and register! Registration is open! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. Or click on the link below!
I believe everyone who attended this trip had a delightful time, which indeed, enlivened the spirit. The setting was gorgeous and tranquil, perfect for the short hikes, pilates activities, tuning into your own growth and getting to know the others. The venue was beautiful and very well appointed. Emma prepared amazingly beautiful and delicious meals and the time shared at the table, as well as the optional group activities, lent themselves to interacting with the other participants. It was a pleasure to talk with and get to know these folks from different parts of the Bay Area and world. The optional private half-hour sessions with Amy and Paul were also informative... I only wish I had taken notes to help me remember the details of what we discussed! The trip to the Penny Royal Goat Farm and Winery was also a treat, as I hadn‘t been up in this area of California before. I am very glad that I was able to be part of the trip this year and would recommend it to others in the future. Amy and her team planned and executed a relaxing, informative and renewing weekend!
Fabulous! Amy is more than just an organizer par excellence! Her warmth and endless thoughtfulness along with her ability to carry off a stellar retreat where everyone felt sincerely welcomed sets her in a class by herself. She worked so hard to plan every detail, and then rode through various glitches with grace and charm. Amy's gracious hospitality made everyone feel welcome and important. Her partner, Paul, was a wonderful presence with his informative myths and astrology. His cooking friend, Emma, was lovely. Her participation and delicious food added greatly to the whole experience. I can't wait until the next Enliven the Spirit, and hope perhaps Amy can set one up for spring or early summer.
I can't say enough about this fantastic retreat weekend! Amy and team are truly pros who cultivated a relaxing weekend full of fun, exercise, self-care, by fostering a space for work on mind-body connectivity. Amy is an intuitive and talented Pilates instructor with years of experience that she uses to make each class member at every skill level feel comfortable, engaged, and challenged. The retreat center is absolutely beautiful with lots of outdoor space to hike around and get to know the beautiful Boonville mountains. The walking meditation on our last day was a nice way to spend some quiet time while communing with nature and the other retreat-goers, and I also really enjoyed the excursion to the mineral baths! Last but not least, I would come back just to eat Bassamat's food! She is a master chef and we were so lucky to have her along for the weekend. Can't wait for the next one--I'll definitely be coming again :)