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Your entire body is going to feel the work like never before in this magic circle mat class with Sonje Mayo! As a direct student of Joseph Pilates himself, Sonje’s attention to detail will get you in places you never knew you had. Trust us, there will be moments when all you want is to put that circle down, but hang on to it because the rewards are worth it. Afterward you’ll have a tighter waistline, longer spine, effortlessly tall posture, better balance and most important,satisfaction in a job well done. For teacher training, lessons and Schroth work, visit Sonjé Mayo at

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  1. Oriane
    Oriane 5 months ago

    Fanstastic class Sonje, thank you so much! I learnt so much! My muscles trembled when I applied your corrections, meaning they had to work from a different alignment they usually do. Also lengthening the tail, as you explain so well in your interviews, makes such a difference. Even during the mat I felt the chronic pain in my hip muscles vanish. The pain was still gone when I got up and walked around after class! Just one question: what do you mean when you cue “Above your hip” – do you mean direction the waist? Greetings from Berlin :)))

    • Sonjé Mayo Author
      Sonjé Mayo 5 months ago

      Guten Tag Berlin! Thank you….. Delighted to hear that the pain in your hip muscles disappeared.
      “Above the hip” means that one should initiate the roll by deepening the C curve and NOT by tucking. Sometimes I say ‘deepen the ribs’ or ‘aim for the back of the waist’ on the mat.
      So you are correct in understanding ‘Above the hip’ as moving in the direction of the waist.
      The different cues in this case will also depend on what part of the C-curve needs more attention……it is a never-ending challenge!!

  2. 2 years ago

    I loved this class and learned so much. The pre-pilates portion really helped me get ready for the rest of the practice.

    • Sonjé Mayo Author
      Sonje Mayo 2 years ago

      Thanks for your feedback. I am always happy when people appreciate the Pre-Pilates exercises again.

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  4. Thepilatesphere 2 years ago

    Exactly what I needed after a long day of teaching! Love taking your classes on here when I cannot make it to Nashville. I must get to your studio soon!
    Love, Stacy

    • Sonjé Mayo Author
      Sonje Mayo 9 months ago

      Sorry Stacy, I do not always get an alert when someone has posted a comment.
      Hopefully I will see you somewhere, sometime!

  5. susan h lawrence
    susan h lawrence 2 years ago

    Gosh, I can’t wait to toss a circle to a student (and my self)at just the right time. That circle speaks louder than words!

    • Sonjé Mayo Author
      Sonje Mayo 2 years ago

      You will love it…..and you will become even more creative with it!

  6. Carriejanik
    Carriejanik 2 years ago

    This class was not only challenging, but I learned so much from your cueing. Such a wonderful energy in your teaching!!

    • Sonjé Mayo Author
      Sonje Mayo 2 years ago

      Thank you….may this give you renewed inspiration!

  7. Madhavi Abuja 2 years ago

    Love your classes

    • Sonjé Mayo Author
      Sonje Mayo 2 years ago

      Wonderful that you are getting something out of these!

  8. blspilates 2 years ago

    Loved it!! Thank you, Sonje!

    • Sonjé Mayo Author
      Sonje Mayo 2 years ago

      Great! Happy that you enjoyed it!

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