Results Reformer with Sonjé

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In this incredible workout, Sonjé takes you through the Intermediate classical series with special attention where your body wants to cheat. With your focus on the details, you’ll make serious gains in strength and stability which, over time, will expand your practice like nothing else. For lessons, workshop requests, teacher training, and Schroth work, visit Sonjé Mayo at http://Sonjémayo.com/. Filmed at Pilatesology Studio.

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  1. pbd 3 weeks ago

    Hi, Sonjé~
    Thank you for such a great class! I noticed you placed a pad under one of the girls’ back for her slight lordosis. I have a client who has a pretty defined lordosis…would you suggest placing a pad for Reformer work for most clients with lordosis? Would you have any other suggestions? Many thanks!
    ~Stephanie H.

    • Sonje Mayo Author
      Sonje Mayo 3 weeks ago

      Most definitely any marked lordosis will need a roll! Clients with obvious lordosis will ‘tuck’ (posterior pelvic tilt) without a prop in their attempt to imprint and anchor the sacrum.
      The prop provides the correct stimulus to promote lengthening of the shortened lower back and to fire up the deep core, which is typically weak with lordosis.
      As time goes by, the prop can be reduced in size until they may not need it.

  2. davidjsterry 2 months ago

    LOVE this vid. So much great info – by far my favourite teacher on here, not least for the improvement in results I’m getting from my clients from her workshops. One query as I want be sure my understanding is correct. At 20 mins “sit like a man” doesn’t the femur need to be brought across the midline internally to stretch the piriformis. In the sit like a man stretch i understood that we are stretching the glute med and min, but the Piriformis would not be in tension here?

    • Sonje Mayo Author
      Sonje Mayo 3 weeks ago

      Sorry for my late reply. You are correct in that “sitting like a man” stretches the gluteus med and min but it does also stretch the piriformis because once the hip is flexed at 90 degrees or more, piriformis becomes a medial rotator.

  3. Moses Urbano

    LOVED our workout!

    Thank You Sonje, I look forward to our next smack!

    Much Love & Gratitude,
    Moses

    • Sonje Mayo Author
      Sonje Mayo 5 months ago

      As do I! Thanks for being such a wonderful model on the reformer!

  4. loremiller
    loremiller 6 months ago

    Great workout Sonje. I felt my core muscles so deeply with your fabulous cueing. Thank you for sharing all you know. You are such an inspiration!!

    • Sonje Mayo Author
      Sonje Mayo 6 months ago

      Good to hear that!! Now you will start soaring like an eagle!!

  5. Myriam.lopez
    Myriam.lopez 6 months ago

    Inimitable Sonje! I could hear you teach forever not just because you’re among the greatest and toughest but because you’re still having fun. Thank you.

    • Sonje Mayo Author
      Sonje Mayo 6 months ago

      Thank you Myriam! When I stop having fun, it is time to bow out…..

  6. Sonje Mayo Author
    Sonje Mayo 6 months ago

    I am delighted that you have found those “ah ha” moments…….may they keep coming!

  7. ladydrescher 6 months ago

    Oh my goodness, Sonjé! What a great workout with amazing cueing …several “ah ha!” Moments for me, including your description of the elephant in Up Stretch – incredibly helpful! Thank you!

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