If you’re a teacher struggling to understand Scoliosis, this illuminating class can help. Niedra Gabriel shares her own incredibly simple and brilliant techniques for restoring the body to balance with Pilates. She works with Joanne Higgins whose formerly dramatic spinal curves have been greatly reduced using the ideas demonstrated here. Using padding under Joanne’s body to balance out her curves, Niedra takes her through a series of focused, classical mat exercises to retrain the weaker muscles. She finishes with work on the Reformer and Pilates Foot Corrector to rebuild the foundation that supports the spine. You can train with and learn to teach Pilates with Niedra at Mind2Body Studio in Sherman Oaks, California where this class was filmed. Visit Niedra’s website at: www.spirit-moves.com. APPARATUS NOTE: This class uses several small pads, a mat, Reformer, Foot Corrector and Magic Circle.