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Why is Teaching Pilates Like Improv?

You often hear the advice from Pilates mentors and educators to ‘go with the flow’ and ‘cue the body you see in front of you’. The first time that I have come across the real meaning of cuing the body in front of you was teaching my first mat class. It was a one-to-one class […]

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Pilates Story – Rebecca Zhu, Polestar Practitioner based in Shanghai

I was so happy when Rebecca Zhu, a pilates instructor I was training with on a one-to-one basis when I was living in Shanghai, agreed to be featured on my blog. She definitely plays a role in my decision to train and attain my comprehensive certification from Polestar Pilates that I’m currently loving every minute of it. What struck […]

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Do you feel like a fraud Pilates instructor?

Happy Friday! A follow up to my last post on whether you’re ready to become a Pilates instructor. It is common to have fear that we don’t know enough and can’t be a good instructor if you can’t do all the exercises perfectly! I came across a post and video from Wake Up Cloud that reaffirms […]

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Are You Ready to Become a Pilates Instructor?

If you are looking at embarking on a Pilates journey to become a certified instructor, here’s a great article to help you decide. Personally, I think having the passion and deep interest in Pilates is the prerequisite, and the next most important thing is interest in helping others. http://pilates.about.com/od/becomingandinstructor/a/Teacher-Quest.htm Summary of five key questions: 1) […]