Advanced 30 Day Mat Challenge

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Joe Pilates famous quote is a challenge that can transform your body, mind and life. Are you ready?: “In 10 sessions you’ll feel the difference, in 20 sessions you’ll see the difference and in 30 sessions, you’ll have a whole new body.”

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Day 5: Best or Nothing Mat (40 min)

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When they arrived for class with Joe Pilates in the 1960s looking tired, Joe Pilates used to say to Sonjé and her ballet friends, "Das Beste oder nichts!" which means 'the best or nothing.' With their overly flexible bodies, long limbs and keen body awareness, Joe gave them extremely specific alignment cues to create stability in the most important area of the body for a dancer: the pelvis. Sonjé leads this workout with a blend of her own and Joe's cues along with variations of exercises and rhythms that she remembers from Joe. Enjoy forgotten exercises done as originally taught, including several variations of Mermaid and Neck Pull and stay tuned after the workout to hear answers to questions about Joseph's teaching of dancers vs. regular folks and to hear her explanation about why the deep core is the key to pelvic stability. For teacher training, lessons and Schroth work, visit Sonjé Mayo at Sonjé Mayo.

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Sonje Mayo

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When they arrived for class with Joe Pilates in the 1960s looking tired, Joe Pilates used to say to Sonjé and her ballet friends, "Das Beste oder nichts!" which means 'the best or nothing.' With their overly flexible bodies, long limbs and keen body awareness, Joe gave them extremely specific alignment cues to create stability in the most important area of the body for a dancer: the pelvis. Sonjé leads this workout with a blend of her own and Joe's cues along with variations of exercises and rhythms that she remembers from Joe. Enjoy forgotten exercises done as originally taught, including several variations of Mermaid and Neck Pull and stay tuned after the workout to hear answers to questions about Joseph's teaching of dancers vs. regular folks and to hear her explanation about why the deep core is the key to pelvic stability. For teacher training, lessons and Schroth work, visit Sonjé Mayo at Sonjé Mayo.

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  1. haleycarolina

    haleycarolina

    Member since 2017

    Wow, this was so incredible! I’ve only ever done Denise Austin’s Pilates/Yoga mat routine, but this was next level awesome! I feel super energized and stretched out! Thanks so much! Great instructor vibe also 🙂 🙂

  2. Lisa Spradley

    Lisa Spradley

    Member since 2014

    This is the first time I have commented on a class. That was so fun and a great workout! Can’t wait to use those combos.

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    Agrandma

    Member since 2015

    Love it thank you

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    Daisyd

    Member since 2016

    very cool!

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    Soulbodyworks

    Member since 2016

    Wow!! That was an amazing class, so much energy!

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    DeniseRene

    Member since 2014

    Great class!