Return to Life – The Archival Mat Program

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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.  Join one of your favorite instructors for a fantastic workout and learning experience by practicing the mat order and repetitions as Mr. Pilates wrote them. You can even practice along with Miguel Silva in either French, Portuguese or Spanish language 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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