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2018 Word: Curiosity

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cu·ri·os·i·ty : a strong desire to know or learn something (Oxford Dictionaries)   In last January’s post I spoke about 2017’s word of the year, Expansion. My wish was for you to expand and deepen your own body knowledge through listening and noticing how your body moves....

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Teacher’s Toolbox: Always be a student

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“First and foremost, always be a perpetual student” Rael Isacowitz, Basi Pilates   Earlier this month, a colleague who also teaches Pilates and the GYROTONIC® method traveled with me to Phoenix for my annual required GYROTONIC® Pre-Trainer Update. The 3-day update never seems long enough – so...

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Bust a move at home!

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Some of you may know that I used to be a downtown/urban dweller – I lived, worked, and played all within a 5 km radius. I walked everywhere – to the office, to the Pilates studio, to coffee shops, to the gym. I loved being...

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Movement as detox

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ROAR!   Here’s hoping that March comes in like a lion really quickly, and that the “out like a lamb” part arrives early! Who else is ready for Spring?   Previous March posts have focused on detoxifying our bodies through dry brushing and breathing, and this time let’s...

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Love for Clara Pilates!

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"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of being and ideal grace" Elizabeth Barrett Browning 1   February is here, and it is now officially...

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2017 Word: Expansion

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“When you open up space in the body, you open up space in the mind”  (Christopher Harrison, Creator of Antigravity® Fitness)   A couple of years ago, I wrote this blog post on choosing a word of the year, rather than setting New Year’s resolutions. There are...

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Winter Solstice and Transitions

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Winter Solstice falls on December 21st this year, the day with the shortest daylight hours and the longest night. In Calgary, Winter Solstice arrives at exactly 3:44 am MST1, transitioning us from darkness to light. As we observe the days getting shorter leading up to...

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