Author: amy

Body Image

Sadly Body image issues are a common problem. In a society that promotes unrealistic body ideals, either cosmetically or strength wise… it is challenging to not get caught up in comparing oneself to these unrealistic standards. As a result, many individuals may experience depression, anxiety, anger and even self-loathing. There are multiple ways one can…

Include your Body in your Life – Return to the Core!

C&E’s brand-new Tool Kit manual — like the course — is designed to meet each body at its level of body awareness, strength and ability, and to help build a sustainable, effective and realistic home practice. Through fascial release techniques, strengthening, connection/awareness exercises, along with the integration of better movement patterns, you can feel improvement in your body — and everyday life.

Pilates and the Equestrian

It has been a delight over the past few years to become reacquainted with my formative equestrian beginnings through teaching Pilates to dedicated riders, a select group of clients who are committed to enhancing their physical capacities, overcoming injuries and improving their performance with their horses. Pilates clearly benefits both rider and horse.

To all the Equestrians out there …

We can often ignore the importance of control of our own body and concentrate on control of the horse only. But there are practical ways through the Pilates method we can become more balanced, centered and stronger in the saddle to deal with energies and forces that are at play. For a dynamic and remarkable…

Calling all Equestrians!

Calling all Equestrians! Can your seat handle the spook? Today was a test for me to ride my equine friend through a huge spook – to use my body to sit back, seat deep, stay relaxed, keep my balance and get the horse under control. I know that my Pilates work in my body saved…

How to up your cross country ski A-game

Even our favorite Winter sports such as XC Skiing can encourage lopsided and uneven muscle development, and that is why Pilates can be such an effective cross training method. Pilates works on developing your body awareness so that you are always working out in optimal postural alignment. Standing in good alignment is challenging, but maintaining…