The Pilates Side Bend is an advanced exercise that’s not easy to achieve. Shari Berkowitz and her student Roccio Carceles demonstrate several variations that will help prepare you for the full version. You’ll learn precise setup, alignment cues and how to know if your client is ready for the next variation. Practice along with Shari and you’ll feel your own Side Bend transform in just 5 minutes! 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.