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Empower your day with a mat session that hones in on your deep core and erases stray thoughts for a complete meditation in motion. Peter’s breakdown of several advanced exercises will transform your practice and you’ll experience fresh variations from his in-depth vocabulary of the work. It's workouts like this one that leave you with a feeling of vibrant energy and accomplishment. For lessons and Teacher Training visit Peter in New York City at The Pilates Shop and Yoga Garage.

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34 Comments

  1. Silke 4 months ago

    I loved this class! Peter has such a calm way to bring out maximum of the workout! Thank you very much!

    • Peter Roel Author
      Peter Roel 3 months ago

      Glad you enjoyed, Silke. Thank you!
      Stay well,
      Peter

  2. Pilatespeople 5 months ago

    I really didn’t feel like working out today but I’m so glad I did :)It was hard work but in a calm way. The Boomerang breakdown was fab. Exactly what I needed today. Thank you from Ireland

    • Peter Roel Author
      Peter Roel 3 months ago

      Good morning Ireland, now that is what I am talking about. Good for you and thank you.
      Stay well, Peter

  3. Jennifer Allen

    So many great details!! Thanks for this wonderful class! 🙂

    • Peter Roel Author
      Peter Roel 5 months ago

      Thank you so much! Stay healthy.

  4. Prafferty5
    Prafferty5 5 months ago

    The gradual buildup is great !
    The pace felt slower & harder ! 💪🙂thank youuuu

    • Peter Roel Author
      Peter Roel 5 months ago

      i HOPE THIS FINDS YOU HEALTHY AND SANE IN THIS UNPRECEDENTED CRAZY TIME.
      As for your comment; I am so happy you enjoyed the gradual build, rhythm and tempo. My pleasure.

  5. Sheckie71 5 months ago

    YES! Pure elegance. So many “take aways” 😁👏👏👏

    • Peter Roel Author
      Peter Roel 5 months ago

      You are getting it! The takeaways and progressive build within the exercises are the application of the “Method’
      Enjoy, stay healthy, sane and enjoy!

  6. Pfplus 5 months ago

    Thank you for the wonderful workout!

    • Peter Roel Author
      Peter Roel 5 months ago

      You are so welcome. come ‘visit’.
      Stay healthy and sane.

  7. Thank you for this elegant class!

    • Peter Roel Author
      Peter Roel 5 months ago

      So glad you enjoyed the class.
      Stay well and healthy.

  8. KarinKrouse 1 year ago

    Great little tip Peter. Thank you for this analogy with the moon ridge, I am sure my Aussie clients will relate very well. I really enjoy your detailed teaching.

    • Peter Roel Author
      Peter Roel 5 months ago

      Thank you Karin. Enjoy.
      (Lots of my family in Melbourne)

  9. almln 1 year ago

    such a beautiful elegant class (and challenging!). i do not have dance in my background but peter’s style helped me to channel my inner graceful dancer. thank you so much

    • Peter Roel Author
      Peter Roel 5 months ago

      Thank you so much. The detail and sequence within the movement/exercise make you move gracefully.
      Keep it up and enjoy the process.

  10. loremiller
    loremiller 1 year ago

    Peter, that was absolutely awesome. Thank you for the very helpful cues. I have never felt the boomerang or control balance work so beautifully.

    • Peter Roel Author
      Peter Roel 4 months ago

      Thank you for choosing my class!
      BTW if you apply the same technique (oppositional force) of the boomerang or control balance to rolling like a ball and seal, they will feel more powerful and smoother.

  11. Daniel Ostrov
    Daniel Ostrov 2 years ago

    This is one of my favorites. Thank you.

    • Peter Roel Author
      Peter Roel 5 months ago

      Daniel,
      sorry to be slow on the uptake!!
      Thank you for taking my class and I am so pleased you loved it.
      Please stay healthy and sane.

  12. Pilatessummer79
    Pilatessummer79 2 years ago

    Thank you! This was great and the side bend series was fantastic. The cueing about leading with the pubic bone on push ups was really helpful. Looking forward to helping my clients with that.

  13. Peter Roel Author
    Peter Roel 3 years ago

    Thank you! So good to connect with you this way. Enjoy.

  14. Alisa Wyatt

    Thank you Peter for making my morning! I really enjoyed the results of your breakdowns, it got me integrated right away–slowing down is worth it :).

    • Peter Roel Author
      Peter Roel 5 months ago

      So glad you enjoyed it.
      Stay healthy and sane.

  15. Ynowak 3 years ago

    Great class. Really liked the boomerang breakdown.

    • Peter Roel Author
      Peter Roel 4 months ago

      Awesome! Thank you and stay healthy!

  16. DeniseRene 3 years ago

    Thank you Peter! Lovely, graceful instruction.
    I shall repeat this one many times!

    • Peter Roel Author
      Peter Roel 5 months ago

      Thank you and enjoy it. So many layers to explore in Pilates/movement.

  17. thelinda_sari 3 years ago

    I love it that Classical Pilates is integrated with the elegance and methodology of learning ballet! It’s so much easier and meaningful that way. Thanks so much, Peter! This one is really classic. I hope you make another video for us to learn from your graceful and innovative technique soon!

    • Peter Roel Author
      Peter Roel 4 months ago

      Thank you so much and so sorry for such a late response.
      Come and visit.

  18. ewapilates
    ewapilates 3 years ago

    Magic! This workout is not 100% classical but having been based on dance or/and ballet, it is so new, fresh, fluid … Peter is a great inspirator; I particularly love the way he draws the ladies attention to the exercises which are hidden within other exercises (KRN was the first to have been talking about it!) and, as such – they make up it all as ONE! Long Live Pilates:)

    • Peter Roel Author
      Peter Roel 4 months ago

      Thank you.
      My teachers Kathy Grant and Romana Kryzanowska gave their own interpretation and application of what Pilates is/was.
      As did all the Elders/1st generation. Now we have a tremendous amount of approaches towards the Pilates vocabulary.
      I think ‘The application of knowledge is power’ Enjoy!

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