Efrat (Aoife) Kahanov
As the new Autumn term is starting in the studio I get to set my intentions and clarify purpose, motives and themes for the courses I teach.
Re-evaluating helps me to re-examine WHAT I do, WHY I do it and HOW I want to do it.
It helps me become crystal clear about what I want for the term.
It also fuels me, motivates me, re-sparks my passion and fills me with good energy & curiosity to learn more and know more! 😊
New information, better understanding, new words & ways to explain, new perspectives, new knowledge to integrate, different and new ways to connect and respond to needs ...
If you are taking classes in the studio or thinking of joining, it is important that you understand WHY and WHAT the studio stands for & for me to explain HOW we teach.
I'd like to share it with you.
There is a famous and much used Joseph Pilates quote,
" Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness."
These are the words of Mr. Joseph Pilates - a man burn in 1883 in Germany, emigrated to the USA in the early 1920s and died in 1967.
*I* on the other hand, am a woman living in the 21st century and I'm teaching Mr. Pilates "Body Conditioning" method - formally known as "Contrology" -which nowadays we call "The Pilates Method", or simply Pilates.
I am not ignoring the words of the master and founder of the method I teach, but admittedly I do have a bit of different view that deviates from the above quote as our human knowledge had expanded, science had advanced, and there have been quite a few cultural changes too...
With the aim of explaining the studio's approach and my teaching, let's talk about this "Physical Fitness" for a moment:
The term "Fitness" seem to be used nowadays very loosely and "being fit" would mean different things to different people.
Over the many years I've been teaching I heard many different answers from different people about what they want to be able to do:
The list goes on and on from the simplest of activities like sleep comfortably or be able to sit & stand with ease to running a marathon or an Iron-man Triathlon.
It's Your Life, Your Body, Your Needs, Your Desires, Your Goals. YOU.
Not some abstract concept of fitness...
[And we take our job very seriously]
🚩 If you don't know where to start,
🚩 If you're not sure what you need,
🚩 If you're overwhelmed, stressed, in pain, tired, exhausted, confused, can't see a way out, don't know what to do...
✔ Have the space and time you need for yourself.
✔ Learn how to regulate your nervous system to de-stress & release unnecessary tension.
✔ Understand your body better and know what is needed to keep it strong, mobile, balanced & healthy.
✔ Find different, more aligned, robust and efficient patterns of movement to help you carry yourself (hello 'posture') through any activity you choose pain-free, with ease & integrity.
I want to take the opportunity to say ♡ THANK YOU ♡ to all of you that had joined the September courses - I feel honoured and privileged to have you in the studio and am so excited to work with you!
Claregate St., Kildare Town
Tel: 045 527903
Txt: 087 6674863
Pilates Studio Kildare
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Tel: 045 527903
Txt: 087 6674863
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