Return to Life – The Archival Mat Program

Advanced Level

Go on a Journey back in time and do the original mat sequence taught as it is written in Joseph Pilates book, Return to Life. This series brings together the different ways our teachers have interpreted the instructions in the book. Try each and you’ll get a fantastic workout and learning experience. You can even practice along in different languages and grow your brain while building your body. Enjoy this trip back in time to Joe’s teaching circa 1945, there’s a lot to learn!

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Archival Mat (20 min)

Return to Life Mat Program

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Return to Life – The Archival Mat Program

Return to Life Mat Program

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Join Simona Cipriani for the workout Joe Pilates wanted you to do every day, the Matwork! You’ll begin with standing archival exercises from videos of Joe and then Simona takes you through the matwork the way it’s described in his 1942 book Return to Life. If you’ve been doing Pilates for a while, you’ll be surprised to feel some subtle as well as major differences in the instructions. Have fun! Visit Simona's studio in Stamford, Connecticut at The Art of Control.

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Simona Cipriani

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Join Simona Cipriani for the workout Joe Pilates wanted you to do every day, the Matwork! You’ll begin with standing archival exercises from videos of Joe and then Simona takes you through the matwork the way it’s described in his 1942 book Return to Life. If you’ve been doing Pilates for a while, you’ll be surprised to feel some subtle as well as major differences in the instructions. Have fun! Visit Simona's studio in Stamford, Connecticut at The Art of Control.

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