Zobha …Every movement, every moment

Zobha …Every movement, every moment

We recently had the chance to experience the fit of Zobha yoga and fitness apparel line. The Zobha line is exactly as described on their website, “lightweight, high-performing fabrics with exceptional fit and thoughtful details.” As soon as I put the pants on, the fabric felt amazing to wear. It is a blend of pre-shrunk Supplex® and Lycra® which is soft on the skin, while providing moisture-wicking, breathability, quick-dry, shape retention and stretch recovery. See all the details of the Anatomy of Zobha on their website. “Zobha” is a Sanskrit word meaning grace, beauty and brilliance. As stated by the founders of Zobha, “Zobha was born from a desire to create superior performance yoga and... Continue ...

Posted on July 28, 2009 By

Pilates Roundtable Conference Report Card

Pilates Roundtable Conference Report Card

It’s not often you get to have your very own Pilates fantasy.  If you could dream of an ideal Pilates Conference setup, I’m guessing a few of these ingredients would be part of the mix: An intimate setting with you, the master teacher trainer and five of your friends, throw in palm trees, free shuttles to fun nightlife, amazing restaurants and essential shopping, add a dash of non-stop educational opportunities with a combo of workout classes, lectures, open-minded ideas of the “ideal” and approaches to teaching.  Of course, you still have to deal with the freezing indoor AC in the meeting rooms as your brain intently attempts to savor every word that comes out of the presenter’s mouth. But what else would there... Continue ...

Posted on July 21, 2009 By

Zen of Teaching Pilates – working through a negative mindset

Zen of Teaching Pilates – working through a negative mindset

There is a reason Pilates is called “mind-body” work.  Not only does the mind work in conjunction with the body to create flowing movements and firing specific muscles, it also sets the tone for how a session proceeds.  But what happens when your client’s mind is: Dead set on being negative Insistent upon speaking, through complaints or otherwise, throughout an entire class Convinced he or she does not or will not move beyond the comfort zone of familiarity Any of the above situations can set the tone for a long 55 minutes. Running out the door isn’t an option when a client comes in with a huff and a, “I guess I’m ready for you to torture me now.”  This is where the instructor’s mind-body work begins. Even... Continue ...

Posted on July 7, 2009 By