In this workshop, Jay addresses the issue of how to deal with imbalances such as scoliosis or a body that is stronger on one side versus the other. Having been trained to teach firsthand by Joe Pilates, Jay begins by making the point that Joe’s real genius was that he built balance into each exercise, and if a teacher simply makes sure a body is working evenly, most imbalances will fix themselves without any special tricks. To illustrate this in action, Jay takes his student Sandy through a standard Reformer session that reveals his method for evaluating his client’s needs (in this case, Sandy’s scoliosis); bringing awareness to those needs; assisting and correcting with hands on help; and finally deciding where what he sees on the Reformer should take the rest of the session. Jay further addresses Sandy’s imbalances with standard Pilates repertoire on the Wunda Chair; utilizes a Magic Circle on the Cadillac; and finishes the session on the Guillotine. Through simple exercises done correctly, Jay is able to bring Sandy’s awareness to how one side of her body is stronger than the other and to balance them out. Filmed at Vintage Pilates, West Los Angeles, CA.