When My Gut Was At its Worst Pilates Was There to Help

I started doing Pilates several years before I began teaching Pilates. But, it was just before my Pilates apprenticeship began that my stomach started to give me issues. And, as I write this I am happy to report that after 10 years of digestive issues I am stronger than ever. Pilates was always there for me. Sometimes it was the only time I felt whole, connected and strong. Pilates was one of the only places I found ‘real’ answers for how I felt and where I was even when my stomach and seemingly my body felt like it was fighting against me.

What I Never Leave for a Retreat Without

When you travel you need to have the essentials on hand. And, when you are on a retreat its even more important. Because the whole point of being on a retreat is to retreat yourself. You don’t want to be thinking about where you can buy something when you are relaxing. So, here are some of my things I make sure I have on hand for every retreat I go on:

Why I Love Teaching Pilates?

I had no idea when I first discovered Pilates that I would ever become a Pilates instructor. For whatever reason, it didn’t occur to me that I could change careers. And, all I knew is that I loved doing Pilates. But then, I took this leap to become an instructor and I loved it so much I never looked back. Ever. Because I love teaching Pilates so much. And here’s why:

Why I Love Siem Reap, Cambodia and You Will Too

The most frequent question I get when I tell people about my Pilates retreats in Siem Reap, Cambodia, the home of Angkor Wat and many more Temples is “why Cambodia?” And I get it. Seems like an odd place. After all, I live in Los Angeles and could easily hit up Mexico, Ojai, Santa Barbara or some other hot Retreat spots. But, I chose Siem Reap, Cambodia to be the Retreat space for me. So, why do I love it?

Pilates, Retreats, Tea and More

What goes better with Pilates than Tea I mean Tea is practically in the name Pilates right?! Recently Brad Crowell and I joined Angie McCartney for her Tea-Flix Tuesday! And, well, the moments were all captured live! You can see what happens with a fabulous lady, with a great accent tries to steal my husband and partner in crime and we share all the new things happening with Pilates, retreats, tea and more here.

Pilates Retreat vs Pilates Workshop Which Should You Do

You want to learn more about Pilates but you’re unsure how to go about deepening your practice. And, I hear ya, it’s hard to know if you should simply do more Pilates, go to a workshop or a Retreat. If you’re a Pilates client you may even wonder if a workshop is right for you. Should you just go on a retreat or take more Pilates? 

Why Disconnecting from Your Routine is the Best Way to Connect to You

It’s easy to think that you’re too busy, it’s too expensive or that you need friends to travel. I used to think that you had to plan super far out to travel, that it cost a lot of money and that I would need someone to go with me. And then, I went on a trip to Brazil alone. It wasn’t supposed to be that way but I am so happy that happened because it opened my eyes to taking trips no matter how far, how busy or if I would be alone. It’s incredibly important to get out of our routine, to disconnect so that you can reconnect to who you are and where you want to be going.

Maui Pilates Retreat Options for Everyone

Maui Pilates lovers can have their cake and eat it too. Because as an LA local there are often a ton of fabulous events happening here! I mean, every day there’s a retreat, getaway or tour I can go on. Which is why I LOVE to get out of town so I can go on a retreat, trip or vacation. But, if any one of these local opportunities had the option to join in and stay at home I so would. Which is why, when it comes to my Maui Pilates retreat my desire is your reality! Yep, when my Maui retreat happens, if you’re a local or passing through at the same time you can choose your own adventure. 

5 Things You Will Learn on a Pilates Retreat

On my recent flight home from teaching in Holland and London, I met a fabulous Pilates lover who asked: “what happens on a Pilates retreat?” What does one get after coming on a Pilates Retreat?  And, I was so excited to share all the things you do on a Pilates retreat and also the many things a retreater learns when coming on one of my Pilates retreats that I had to share them with you!