Go Deeper into the Mat Workshop (con traducción al español)

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The Mat is the heart of the entire method of Joe Pilates. Join Gloria in this workshop to go deeper into the exercises from Joe's book Return to Life through Contrology. You will feel the exercises in your own body, get a deeper understanding of the order, the specific rhythm and the energy of each exercise, in order to understand not only the biomechanics, but the real meaning and purpose of this amazing workout! Bring your questions, your doubts, and your enthusiasm to “squeeze the juice out” of your body! This workshop was filmed at the Oporto Pilates Conference May 2016. Our thanks go to Uno Pilates - visit them in Spain and Portugal for teacher training, workouts and future events like this one. Visit Gloria in Italy at Studio Pilates Sarzana. / Ir más profundo en el Mat work (con traducción al español) / El Mat Work (la colchoneta) es el corazón de todo el Método de Joe Pilates. Únete a Gloria en este taller para profundizar tu trabajo en los 34 ejercicios mostrados en el libro -  “Return to Life through Contrology”  - "Regreso a la Vida a través de la Contrología.” Sentiras los ejercicios en tu propio cuerpo, obtendrás una comprensión más profunda del orden, el ritmo específico y la energía de cada ejercicio, con la finalidad de comprender no sólo la biomecánica, sino el verdadero significado y el propósito de este entrenamiento increíble! Te animamos que traigas tus preguntas, tus dudas, tu entusiasmo para "exprimir el jugo" de tu cuerpo! Este taller fue filmado en la Conferencia de Pilates de Oporto, en mayo de 2016. Nuestro agradecimiento a Uno Pilates - visitarlos en España y Portugal para la formación de profesores, entrenamientos y eventos futuros como éste. Visita a Gloria en Italia en el Studio Pilates Sarzana.

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  1. Luz Alejandra Lovern

    So happy to be able to catch up with all my lovely friends in Pilates, great class Gloria, I love your energies always as you know… Today I was able to back to teach again and I was teaching the Classical Pilates Mat work as well and yes! totally agree we need to let the students move! love the translation specially the “Gamba” totally agree with both of you and great feeling to having you all doing a great job. Hope all is well with Pilatesology as well. Hope to see you and everybody soon. Great and great energies and yes agree with your quote to educate to be independent is the ultimate goal of Joe Pilates method. That allowed as a teachers and students to be present no matter what is happening in our life.

    Great you give wings! thanks Miguel and Gloria, lovely team!


    • Gloria Gasperi Author

      Ciao dear Luz… so nice to hear from you!!!
      thank you so much for your feedback and your sweetness… I really hope to see you soon as well!!

      Tanti baci 🙂

  2. Carolyne_Ergin

    You and! your energy rocks!
    Keep on going, you brighten up the Pilates world, great!!!!

    • Gloria Gasperi Author

      Carolyne!!!! thank you so so much my friend! I know you, your enthusiasm and deep respect for the work so your support and appreciation have even more value to me!
      Hope to see you soon and I hug you

  3. Luna
    Luna 4 years ago

    Thank you, Gloria.
    First, I couldn’t understand why you teach practice only one repeat and change quickly to the others but you wished to feel body more rather than thinking too much.
    Also the last part of this workshop, I agree with you so much. I have not made special plan for the lesson and just listened my client’s body and tried to be in the moment.
    Thank you for your energetic class 🙂

    • Gloria Gasperi Author

      Hi Luna!

      First of all… happy thank’s to you for watching the workshop and for your comment!

      Yes… one of the main goal of “one rep mat”is to work with flow, connecting all the exercises and FEELING the body and the movement, not thinking too much. Pilates is a body, mind (and spirit) activity, that requires a lot of concentration… too much thinking takes you away from the right kind of concentration and from movement. I encourage you to try it in your own practice and you will find a lot of benefit from it 🙂

      This is also connected to what you noticed in the second part: if you learn to work your own body with flow and movement, you will learn to observe the body in front of you from a bigger perspective and this will allow you to follow your istinct and intuition, that’s one of the most important teachings I had from amazing Jay!!!

      Please, feel free to contact me for any further question or doubt and… HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! :))

      Ciao ciao


  4. joesmat 4 years ago

    La Signora Gloria e’ sempre bello!
    La Signora ha un sorriso malizioso!
    The Lady is a picture of metal enthusiasm for her work,
    We see Jay Grimes teachings throughout her work. Love that.
    Always enjoy this Lady in action..
    Wonderful personality.
    Happy New Pilates Year to you Signora Gloria.

    • Gloria Gasperi Author

      Thank you so much Joe!!!!!
      I really appreciate your comments…
      I love the work and I love to share it with enthusiast people like you!!!????
      I wish you a great new Pilates year as well!????????

  5. MimiH
    MimiH 4 years ago

    I totally agree with Ernesto! Great lessons from you Gloria. You shared with us a lot of your personal experience with so much authenticity. Thank you! And you are so funny! I love learning with fun. Wishing to see you soon. I steal you this: “Twist -ist -ist!” ???????????? and will follow your advice to be for educating.

    • Gloria Gasperi Author

      Merci my dear!
      It has been a pleasure to have such a great colleague like you are in my workshop ! And yes… we had so much fun-un-un!!!???????????? really hope to see you soon! Big big kisses!????????????????????

  6. jernestops
    jernestops 4 years ago

    Gloria is a great teacher. We loved her workshops in Oporto. She is lovely, professional, and really passionate for pilates method 🙂 We hope see her soon again.

    • Gloria Gasperi Author

      My dear!
      It has been an incredible pleasure and honor to work with all of you!!! You are all prepared, humble, open, smart ànd strong… your teachers are great (Miguel Silva and FABIEN Menegon)
      And you, Super Ernesto, are a gentleman of Pilates !
      Really hope to see you all soon!!!!????????????

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