Change Your Body With Your Mind
Pilates Private and Group Classes
How do we make lasting changes in posture and physical well being? How can we free ourselves from nagging tension and pain?
Learn to use your body the way it was designed. Use the tools of The Alexander Technique to workout intelligently.
When I first studied Pilates with Cary Reagan and Kathy Grant in NYC in the early 90's, only dancers knew the method and used it to increase strength, flexibility and ease in movement in their professional careers.
Since then, Pilates has become a household name and classes are offered everywhere. My own approach is from the classic method. My teacher KAthy grant was a student of Joseph Pilates. I teach both on the mat and on the Reformer and Ladder barrel. My favorite work out incorporates a deep warm up and keen attention to the spine using a few simple tools like the magic circle and the Thera band. I thrive in the one on one session.
The Alexander Technique
The Alexander Technique teaches the student to become kinesthetically aware of faulty movement patterns that cause tension and pain. A lesson analyses the students habitual pattern and offer verbal and hands-on guidance to redirect the body. An amazingly enlightening experience.
I studied The Alexander Technique with Alan Katz and Joel Kendall in New York City and quickly opened a vital practice on 5th Avenue in Manhattan. My favorite lesson is one on one and concludes with table work.
It all started with Lynn Simonson at Dance Space
Simonson Technique, created and developed by master teacher Lynn Simonson, is an organic approach to movement that prepares the body to dance in a way that is anatomically intelligent and somatically aware.
Tess Degen teaches Simonson Jazz Beginner and Slow Intermediate to students at Boston Ballet and other local studios
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