When Love hurts

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“You become what you think about all day long.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson If the about quote is true, I’m in trouble. I don’t know when it happened, it started of as a casual acquaintance, something that took up my time infrequently…

Feel free to defriend me….

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When you ‘Like’ me what does that mean? when you ‘follow’ me or become my friend? I’m seriously starting to wander. Several years ago I came off Facebook because I was being bullied by someone close enough to hurt. My…

Reserving Judgements and Learning Pilates

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“Reserving judgements is a matter of infinite hope.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald It has been a whirlwind 5 months since I started my Classical bridging course with http://www.pilatesnation.co.uk/ .Did I expect the long hours, frustrated practice and shear exhaustion?, yes. Did I expect to…

We are just star stuff….

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“The Cosmos is all that is or was or ever will be. Our feeblest contemplation’s of the Cosmos stir us — there is a tingling in the spine, a catch in the voice, a faint sensation, as if a distant memory, of falling…

A Year That Was

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2013 is almost done….on the one hand its been the most amazing year, on the other hand that darn learning curve took itself off its own graph and was last seen heading towards Saturn. As a general rule I’m an…

A man called Toto….

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It’s an underpass, covered in Graffiti, the kind found in a lot of Italy, bold, aggressive. A little look closer however, and you realise it’s actually artwork, images and words I’m sure the local community understand much better than me,…

To Breathe and Dance

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Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away. –Hilary Cooper…. Since the age of 13 and my first Tap class I have loved to move. My mother says…

Finding the Classical Path to Letting Go

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  Since starting the course I’ve had the joy of working along side some new trainee teachers and be trained by some truly passionate and gifted ones. The generosity of individuals to preserve and keep alive our great technique is…

Unity in Diversity in the World of Pilates

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This post was originally meant to be about my recent New York Pilates exploits, nothing much about my Pilates Holidays in Italy. It’s about going to Barre Classes expecting to exercise like a swan and instead doing butt busting plies…