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Teaching skills, business building & self-care

Teacher talk:

My awesome client doesn’t feel anything!

I'm a really somatic teacher. That means I'm interested in how my students experience the movments I share with them. It means I have to be creative when my client doesn't feel anything. Why does it matter if my client doesn't feel anything? Because it's one of the...

Rhomboid Push Ups & a surefire strategy for results

Rhomboid Push Ups, exploring movement and having fun doing itWhat's the WHY for your rhomboid push ups? It's such a seemingly simple exercise, but there are lots of bits and pieces you can focus on that change it up. You can think about the movement of your shoulder...

Feet, knees & hips

Love Your Lower Body:

Kneeling side leg lift 101: Get your leg higher!

Want to get your leg higher in your kneeling side leg lift? Try this!The kneeling side leg lift is one of those Pilates moves that can either target your side butt and develop your strength and co-odination while it prepares you for the side kick, or it can just be...

How to get better ankle mobility

Let's talk about how to get better ankle mobility and improve your squats, your walk and almost everything else! Do you struggle to get your heels on the floor in a parallel squat? Or, if you're like me, do you struggle to not fully just fall over on your butt in a...

Pilates core exercises include your glutes & shoulders

Pilates core exercises that work your glutes too for a whole body approach to movementWhen you're looking for Pilates core exercises that also work your glutes, anything that uses the hands and knees position is going to be a winner. The video below gives you four...

Pelvic floor, abdominals, back & breathing

Treasure Your Torso:

Simple steps to ease your tech neck & stiff spine

How's your body managing the work-from-home experience? Got tech neck and a stiff spine? You're not alone!If you're anything like me, you're spending more time on your devices these days than ever before. I teach online almost every day, which means I spend a lot of...

How to do ab curls without neck pain

I don't just want you to know how to do ab curls, I want you to master them! First off, what's an ab curl? It's a small, controlled roll up into flexion that works your abs and the muscles in the front of your neck. It articulates the movement of your head relative to...

Pilates core exercises include your glutes & shoulders

Pilates core exercises that work your glutes too for a whole body approach to movementWhen you're looking for Pilates core exercises that also work your glutes, anything that uses the hands and knees position is going to be a winner. The video below gives you four...

 Shoulders, arms, hands, fingers, neck and head (and eyes!)

Upgrade our Upper Body:

How to do upper back extension in 6 easy steps

Do you wish you knew how to do upper back extensions without hurting your neck or lower back? How to extend smoothly from start to finish? Read on, I've got your back!  (I love puns. I know they're the lowest kind of humour, but really, life can't be serious all the...

Rhomboid Push Ups & a surefire strategy for results

Rhomboid Push Ups, exploring movement and having fun doing itWhat's the WHY for your rhomboid push ups? It's such a seemingly simple exercise, but there are lots of bits and pieces you can focus on that change it up. You can think about the movement of your shoulder...

Work Your Superstar Underarms

Do this exercise to get ready for your life and build your superstar underarms  Here’s an exercise that really pulls its weight. Shoulder mobility. Shoulder strength. Core strength. Hip mobility. Hip strength. Hand mobility. Forearm mobility. And it’s an amazing prep...

Walking, squatting, hanging & barefoot living

Everyday Movement:

Simple steps to ease your tech neck & stiff spine

How's your body managing the work-from-home experience? Got tech neck and a stiff spine? You're not alone!If you're anything like me, you're spending more time on your devices these days than ever before. I teach online almost every day, which means I spend a lot of...

Kneeling side leg lift 101: Get your leg higher!

Want to get your leg higher in your kneeling side leg lift? Try this!The kneeling side leg lift is one of those Pilates moves that can either target your side butt and develop your strength and co-odination while it prepares you for the side kick, or it can just be...

How to get better ankle mobility

Let's talk about how to get better ankle mobility and improve your squats, your walk and almost everything else! Do you struggle to get your heels on the floor in a parallel squat? Or, if you're like me, do you struggle to not fully just fall over on your butt in a...

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