Midline Mat with Shari

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Can you tell if your low abs are working correctly? If the answer is no then Shari Berkowitz can help! Join her for a flowing mat that will teach you how finding your midline can tell you which areas of your abs are working (and which have taken a vacation). Shari’s training as a bio-mechanist and ergonomist informs her classical Pilates teaching and you’ll love how her deep knowledge translates into abs that work! Visit Shari for teacher training, workshops and lessons at The Vertical Workshop. Our thanks to Shari’s student Roccio Cárceles and The Contrology Cohort in New York City where this was filmed.

What Others Are Saying


  1. precious74 5 days ago

    amazing class!!!I admire you so much!thank you

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      Shari Berkowitz 5 days ago

      Thank you so much for doing the class! – Shari

  2. Loquette 2 months ago

    Ooh, that was lovely Shari, thank you. The midline focus made a really nice alternative.

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      Shari Berkowitz 2 months ago

      I’m so glad you enjoyed!
      All of my group classes have themes…maybe you’ll join in on time! We have 3 group classes a week.
      Wishing you well!
      – Shari

  3. ilkamajdalane

    i feel my midline and powerhouse 😉 thank you Shari!

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      Shari Berkowitz 2 months ago

      I’m so glad that you feel so connected! Thank you for doing this mat workout!
      Please feel free to join my Mat workouts on Mondays online: theverticalworkshop.com/register
      You’ll also see reformer, multi-apparatus and sessions.
      – Shari

  4. Silke 3 months ago

    Thank you!

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      Shari Berkowitz 2 months ago

      Silke! And I thank you for watching!!
      All the best to you!
      – Shari

  5. Alisa Wyatt

    Whoa one side is not the same as the other! I already knew that but had no idea how good it would feel to work on it in this specific way. Thank you Shari, I loved the way you brought attention to the details and then flowed right through with that focus. Hugs from the midline!

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      Shari Berkowitz 3 months ago

      Ooh, Alisa, I love that you feel this way! Thank you for giving this a strong go!
      Hugs back to you…from the midline!
      – Shari

  6. hadrianus
    hadrianus 11 months ago

    So happy and grateful to watch your classes. you are the best. Lots of love.

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      Shari Berkowitz 5 months ago

      Thank you so very much!
      Enjoy teaching! Enjoy your midline!
      – Shari

  7. Victoria Sommer 12 months ago


  8. precious74 12 months ago

    Outstanding Shari!!!thank you!you are the Best!!

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      Shari Berkowitz 5 months ago

      Marta! Thank you so much!!!
      All the best to you!
      – Shari

  9. Martin 12 months ago

    Great class! Shari, would love a quick clarification: for single leg circles, do we keep the supporting leg at the mid-line/center of the mat rather than in line with that hip socket? Thank you!

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      Shari Berkowitz 5 months ago

      Hi, Martin,
      Well…6 months later I have found this message and am desperate to reply!
      Yes…the Ideal version of this exercise has the supporting leg on the mat in the midline. That’s a solid challenge both to that leg and to the squaring of the pelvis. However, a modification would be having that leg in front of the hip socket.
      Thanks, Martin!
      – Shari

      • Catgal01
        Catgal01 2 days ago

        hi Shari – you mentioned a modification would be to have the leg in line with the hip socket – why would you do that? If the student has tight hips?

  10. Erica 12 months ago

    This is a fantastic Joyful mat. I appreciate the mid line emphasis greatly. It realy ignited my powerhouse. Thank you!!!

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      Shari Berkowitz 5 months ago

      Erica, thank you!
      I apologize that it’s taken me months to realize that I have messages here!
      Enjoy and reach out with any queries!
      – Shari

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