Forever Young Pilates MatNiedra Gabriel Level Intermediate Observe & Learn | Mini Workshops (<60 min)
Take a look at people who practice Pilates regularly and you’ll notice that they look younger than your average human. Pilates puts a fountain of youth inside you by regularly flushing your system of waste and toxins, stimulating your joints, strengthening the muscles that keep you tall and stretching out the parts that like to stiffen up. Niedra shows her own hands-on approach for elongate your spine. She’s quite vigorous with her student Sue (whom she has worked extensively with) but even when applied to a beginner, the principles are the same. This class moves through most exercises with detailed instruction and slows down a bit to teach a few crucial concepts related to reversing the rounding effect that gravity imposes on the body. This class was filmed at Mind2Body in Sherman Oaks, CA, where Niedra runs a Pilates Teacher Training Program. You can find Niedra’s complete teaching schedule at her website, www.Spirit-Moves.com.