Beginner Magic Circle with Sonjé

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Get ready to feel the Pilates Magic with the amazing Sonjé Mayo. In this session she leads a simple, yet intense session that will make your waist smaller and stronger with every hug of the circle. Known for her amazing ability to deepen your core muscles, Sonjé's classes are so much more than just a workout. You'll learn how to correct your own unique alignment and to take it off the mat into standing for easy tall posture that lasts. You'll want to add this class to your favorites and come back to it again and again! For teacher training, private lessons and Schroth work, visit Sonjé Mayo at http://Sonjé

What Others Are Saying


  1. McLachlan 5 months ago

    Super duper I hope my class is ready tomorrow 😉

    • Sonjé Mayo Author
      Sonjé Mayo 5 months ago

      Good that you did it first. Your class is going to love it!!

  2. dkrois 8 months ago

    Thank you as always. I learned a lot to incorporate into my mat classes! Dina

    • Sonjé Mayo Author
      Sonje Mayo 8 months ago

      Great Dina! Always gratifying to hear that you have acquired new insight!!

  3. eo7888 8 months ago

    Another great session! I love the magic circle roll up – I fight “flat back” so very useful… I hear you in my head every time I practice Pilates (even when I’m in class)! Thank you!

    • Sonjé Mayo Author
      Sonje Mayo 8 months ago

      Wonderful! That roll-up with the circle has helped so many inflexible spines..

  4. Pilates24
    Pilates24 8 months ago

    This was great, your clarity is so valuable.

    • Sonjé Mayo Author
      Sonje Mayo 8 months ago

      Thank you for watching and I am delighted that is was clear and instructive!

  5. Sonjé Mayo Author
    Sonje Mayo 9 months ago

    Hi Maigualida,
    “Heels to buttocks and buttocks to heels” is one of the pre-pilates principles to fire up the core and anchor the pelvis correctly.
    Do exactly this: Lie on your back, bend your knees, feet flat on mat. Elongate your tailbone on the mat to find the correct vertical pelvis. Now press your feet into the mat and in your mind, pull the heels to the buttocks and vice versa WITHOUT moving your feet or your buttocks. It is an isometric contraction. Try it yourself, and once you understand how it is stabilzing the pelvis and working the deep core, you will be able to teach it in your own words.
    Hope that helps!

  6. Maigualida
    Maigualida 9 months ago

    As alway wonderful tips; can you please explain heels to bottom bottom to heel or how can I plain that to a student xoxoxo

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