Practice What you Teach

June 2013 / Pilates Style Magazine

  Even if you engage in a regular, fulfilling self practice, your alignment might be less-than- Pilates-perfect while instructing others. Here, master instructor Kyria Sabin fills us in on savvy techniques for keeping your body feeling great while providing smart hands-on cues to your clients.  -Kyria Sabin Does your back ache after a day of teaching Pilates? Do you compromise your health and posture in an attempt to help your clients regain theirs? Do you practice the Pilates movement principles of balance, centering, awareness, precision and breathing as you teach them? In other words, do you practice what you teach? Chances are, like most of us, you fall off the Pilates wagon from time to time—especially as you incorporate hands-on teaching techniques into your clients’ sessions. Even if your personal practice is balanced and centered, it’s easy to develop unhealthy habits and movement patterns in the...

2013 Fletcher Pilates Conference Highlights

June 2013 / Pilates Anytime

Pilates Anytime co-founder, Kristi Cooper, gives us a peek into the Fletcher Pilates Conference 2013 - Shared Traditions. This weekend was jam-packed with fun and interesting events. There were workshops taught by distinguished instructors representing the 5 different lineages, a wonderful fashion show organized by Sherri Betz, and perhaps most exciting, was the groundbreaking discussion panel on the subject of our Shared Traditions in Pilates. Take some classes with Ron Fletcher's protégé, Kyria Sabin, on Pilates Anytime. This is the seventeenth episode of our weekly web series. You can subscribe on iTunes or YouTube to be sure to catch every episode. ...

This interview with Kyria Sabin, Program Director of Fletcher Pilates®, tells us how she cherished the gift that Ron Fletcher gave her and she figured out a way to give it to the whole world. Roughly twenty years ago she learned the Pilates Method from Ron Fletcher’s teachers and himself. He mentored her along the way and they built an endearing friendship right up to his death. Over a decade ago, she developed a Fletcher teacher-training program that has since flourished on an international scale. And more recently, became an advocate for the Pilates profession by taking preemptive action to obtain state licensure for the Fletcher Program of Study. She is now pursuing national accreditation for the Fletcher Pilates® school. However, to understand the depth of Kyria’s journey, we also have to...

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