Rest was all I could do, as my doctors asked me not to exercise. I was such an active person before this-so active I rarely stood still, so this was difficult. Slowly, my hands and wrists began to hurt less than constantly and the bones in my feet finally healed. But how would I get the rest of my body back in action after it had been sedentary for quite some time? Physical therapy was helpful for all of my injuries but they only work on the prescribed body parts and it isn’t covered by insurance forever. Thankfully, one of my physical therapists recommended that I try a Pilates mat class. I was instantly in love. And curious, so curious to know more. I fell in love with the Pilates method because even with my decreased fitness level and various physical limitations I felt challenged and successful both physically and emotionally. To replace a sense of failure with success after so long was a true blessing. I continued to court the Pilates method and it continued to support my healing and well-being on many levels. Today our love affair continues in my own practice and in my teaching the method to others.
If you are curious about discovering what Pilates can offer your body, mind and spirit join me on May 4, 2019 to celebrate Pilates Day through an Introductory Workshop designed for the true beginner and curious body and mind.