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Teaching Intermediate Clients: The Concepts of Effort and Phrasing

Once the basic exercises are identified and shape ideas are understood, the client can start to enter into a more embodied practice with Effort and Phrasing which is an intermediate concept. What is Effort? Effort has to do with QUALITY and working efficiency in the body.  This involves the fascia system.  Quality words would: light …

Being OPEN to Change

I have been working with numerous teachers in person and on-line and I have noticed fascia imbalance patterns and mechanics that are dysfunctional.  Why?  I believe that we are so busy serving others through the work of Pilates that we are literally exhausted by the time we come to our own practice.  For most of …

How to help your client with PAIN – what is pain, how emotions and mindset influence pain, and how to start help.

Teachers, do you have clients that struggle with pain, after the injury should be healed and wonder Why? It’s a signal from the brain. It’s connected to our emotions and the stress mechanisms in our body. As Pilates teachers we know movement can heal the body; however, sometimes, movements aren’t enough and we need to …

Understanding embodiment and how to encourage your students towards a body positive attitude in their Pilates practice.

It happens nearly every class. I like to take the temperature of the room…. I ask questions when the students start to arrive and my favorite one is: How is your BODY feeling today? I know this is a loaded question. The answers I usually get range from:TiredOKFineFat That last one always gets me. I …

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Hi, I’m Carrie Miller Smaczny. Welcome to my blog. I love sharing my passion for movement and would love your comments!

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