Welcome to Healing With Movement Pilates
|Healing With Movement Pilates is a classical studio that has evolved into a specialized healing center teaching exercise, lifestyle modifications and postural awareness through internal alignment and strengthening. We offer Pilates, Meeks Method, Internal Alignment Awareness (IAA), Qi Gong and Tai Chi instruction in class and private settings. We constantly strive to do our best and help people heal through movement.||The focus at HWM PILATES is on providing the highest quality training to each client in a personalized approach which centers on safety first. Because everyone is unique and special in their own ways I do not teach "cookie cutter" classes. Everyone gains the wisdom to use their bodies safely in all activities of daily life including exercise and a personal "tool kit" to help them navigate the occasional aches and pains that occur along the way. My emphasis is on maintaining strong bones and empowering each individual to age well through masterful movement choices.|
Internal Alignment Awareness (IAA)
IAA is a safe exercise program for those with low bone density, osteoporosis or posture issues. It is suitable and safe for all age groups and pathologies. Working gently with gravity instead of against it, you learn how to initiate movement from a stable foundation, gently wake up your joints and increase your range of motion, improve balance, strength, breathing and confidence in daily activities. As you begin to understand where your body is in space and how to stand tall, we transition into strength training, balance and weight-bearing exercises for bone health.
Numerous clients have seen improvement in posture, movement, balance, strength, sleep quality, aerobic capacity, pain management (some have become pain free), bone density & more…some have even grown taller after consistently practicing the IAA series of exercises.
IAA was developed by Penny Shure and inspired by her studies of the Meeks Method, classical Pilates, dance, qigong and yoga. It is choreographed to go from the least to most compression on the spine in a gentle, fluid sensible way that enables the practitioner to continue their practice outside of the studio setting. It is ideally to be used as a tool that empowers the student and creates an awareness of safe movement & fracture prevention.
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