Pilates Exchange

Podcast

Pilates Teacher Self-Care

“We want to teach everyone. We want to be able to teach everyone, but not at the cost of self-care. When it starts to deplete [us] on a psychological level, we're no longer in a healthy relationship with our teaching.”

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Teaching as Performance

“I think that there's a lot of aspects about teaching, that do have something to do with performance, without putting on a big show.”

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Husband and Wife Pilates Team

"Different companies work in different ways but in this particular company, you are in the same room, basically, the entire day with each other. Like, there were very few times where the rehearsals separated out. We were just all together eight hours a day.”

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Do We Need to Motivate Pilates Clients

“– helper syndrome where you go out and you're trying to help every single person and do the thing for them. I'm not talking about that. I'm talking about something, I think that it feels different, at least in my mind. I think that's where great coaching comes in. I think that's where great business practices come in. I think that's where the magic of teaching really finds its roots.

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Pilates Imposter

That confidence to be able to say, “I don't know that yet,” is your key to get out of that cycle. It is your key to say, “I don't know that yet, but this is what I do know, so let's go from here,” and be able to teach within the lane that you are confident in. That is a great place to break down those barriers.”

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Pilates Police

Today, Natalie Wilson and Hannah Teutscher share thoughts and beliefs on why bullying shouldn’t be tolerated! They delve into the impacts of the Pilates Police, on the confidence of new teachers, our clients, our businesses, and our industry. They unpack different strategies and tips on dealing with encounters with the Pilates Police and why it’s crucial that we regain focus on keeping Pilates fun and light!

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Pilates, Scoliosis, and Raphael Bender

"We can improve quality of life, even without changing Cobb Angle. That's probably because when we're doing exercises, even though we're ostensibly trying to change the Cobb Angle and doing three-dimensional expansion and axial elongation and stretching the short side and strengthening the weak side, all of that, what we're probably doing is helping people feel more empowered, releasing endorphins, helping them sleep better, improving their mental health, all of these other things that basically give them a bigger cup, right? So, that it doesn't have overflow.”

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Pilates and Yoga with Dianne Bondy

Dianne Bondy's groundbreaking approach to yoga transcends traditional boundaries, empowering individuals of all shapes, sizes, ethnicities, and abilities to embrace the practice.

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Music in Pilates Classes

Our primary goal is to create a space that is best for your clients and yourself and that supports you as you thrive as a teacher. Tune in as we discuss the legal, ethical, and experiential aspects of including a musical element in the classes that you teach.

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Why You Shouldn’t Use Music For Your Pilates Class

"Having moments of silence where people get to just figure things out for themselves and they don't need to compete. Their brains don't need to compete with other influences. I think that is a gift.”

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Why You Should Use Music For Your Pilates Class

Music in Pilates class has been hotly debated for years. We delve into the science supporting the use of music in your classes and explore the emotional benefits that make it a compelling choice.

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Pilates Evolution

When we examine the movement and methodology of various disciplines, especially those with a long history, they no longer resemble their original forms. Movement evolves with each retelling of the story. Pilates and its evolution is an important topic to discuss, for many reasons, especially because of the growingly heated and contentious climate between Pilates teachers and schools of thought in the Pilates world.

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