Series of 5 Breakdown

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Are you doing your Stomach Series on the Mat all wrong? Sonjé Mayo’s small changes will bring big results for your body! As a student of Joe Pilates himself, her deep knowledge of the mat work makes all the difference in how you do it. For lessons, workshop requests, teacher training, and Schroth work, visit Sonjé Mayo at http://Sonjé Filmed at Pilatesology Studio.  

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  1. Pilatesgirlie
    Pilatesgirlie 1 year ago

    Great! Thank you Sonje. I will be putting your commentary in my head for the series of 5. I was at Kathi’s Old School at the Ranch with you in March. I have to share with you that your work with me on the roll up using the Cadillac roll back bar and keeping knees bent and quads quiet has really improved my roll up on the mat. Thank you so much for that. I always kind of cheated my way through it, I knew it but I was just trying to survive it. Thank you for giving my roll up hope.

    • Sonjé Mayo Author
      Sonje Mayo 1 year ago

      I am so happy that it has helped you! If I can make a small difference in anyone’s Pilates journey, it is extremely gratifying ……

  2. fiona823
    fiona823 1 year ago

    Amazing!! thank you so much

    • Sonjé Mayo Author
      Sonje Mayo 1 year ago

      Thank you for that Fiona!

  3. enerysantos 2 years ago

    Amazing explanation! Thank you Sonje!

  4. vrischit 2 years ago

    Thank you Sonje, you’re a guru. I love observing your classes and learn so much listening to your explanations on how to execute the exercise correctly. Your comments on what not to do are very entertaining. Looking forward to more of your “observe and learn” videos. Regards Victoria

    • Sonjé Mayo Author
      Sonje Mayo 2 years ago

      Thank you Victoria. I really appreciate your comments. Your feedback inspires me to do even better.

  5. Anneandtina 2 years ago

    Thank you so much Sonje, I really learn a lot the way you explain the exercices ! I’m a big fan of you 🙂

    • Sonjé Mayo Author
      Sonje Mayo 2 years ago

      I am delighted that this has been of help. Thank you for following me!

  6. gituwagh 2 years ago

    Thankyou Sonjé!
    Loved the attention to details.
    Very helpful cues.

    • Sonjé Mayo Author
      Sonje Mayo 2 years ago

      Good to hear that. Thanks for your feedback!

  7. lucylu 2 years ago

    This was amazingly helpful!!! The Series of Five the way it is supposed to be done…..thank you so much!!!

  8. erinmohr 2 years ago

    “you might as well eat of piece of cake!” LOL!! I’m going to use that one with my students. great cues, thanks!!

    • Sonjé Mayo Author
      Sonje Mayo 2 years ago

      Have fun with that! It is reminiscent of Marie Antoinette!!

  9. Kuchichi
    Kuchichi 2 years ago

    That is so helpful, I LOVE the focus on technique! Those tiny differences that make all the difference, thank you for making it so clear and easy to understand.

    • Sonjé Mayo Author
      Sonje Mayo 2 years ago

      Thank you for the feedback. I appreciate it!

  10. darien
    darien 2 years ago

    So helpful, Sonje! Thank you???? Alisa, where did you get your unitard? You look fantastic!

    • Sonjé Mayo Author
      Sonje Mayo 2 years ago

      I am delighted that you found that helpful. Yes, Alisa looks like a million dollars in that unitard!

    • Alisa Wyatt

      Hi darien! That unitard is from The Pilates Studio Brazil, Inelia Garcia’s group. It’s my favorite Pilates outfit, you never have to adjust anything and everyone looks great in it. She’s having a big conference in Lisbon this coming Oct 2019 I’m sure you could get them there, here’s their website store as well:

  11. Sonjé Mayo Author
    Sonje Mayo 2 years ago

    Thanks Julie! I hope you hear my voice prompting you every time you do the “Series of five”!

  12. Julie Winters
    Julie Winters 2 years ago

    So concise and helpful! Thank you, Sonje!

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