About Pilates & Yoga

The Work of Pilates

The work of Pilates focuses on gaining awareness of how our bodies move and work, whether walking, sitting or standing still. Our bodies are continually adjusting to keep all systems in balance. This practice is about precision and imprinting productive ways of moving in our subconscious.  Achieving a mindful Pilates practice, or in yoga, requires working with someone who knows how to be a teacher, presents information well and works to achieve precision. In the process, you will also gain an understanding of anatomy, how your body moves and works, and how to improve overall well-being.

Many of the Pilates clients I work with at Core Movement Pilates + Yoga Studio in Bend, Oregon come to me with systems that are out of balance due to stress, pain, chronic illness or other reasons. As a teacher, it's my job to work toward restoring equilibrium among the body's systems and tap into its natural healing abilities. Helping to make a client's body stronger and more balanced contributes to the ability to adapt to physical challenges and regain equilibrium.

How you benefit from working with an Integrative Movement Practitioner

As an integrative movement practitioner in Bend, Oregon I take the time to study my clients' movement pattern and guide them away from less desirable movement habits and toward more normalized movement. With the proper cueing, I have seen clients gain range of motion and better balance very quickly. Maintaining a dedicated practice is key to sustaining positive changes outside the studio. Achieving mindfulness in our daily lives will carry the Pilates way of moving, walking, standing or sitting as second nature.

About Yoga

Yoga is a 5,000-year-old system of health, designed to enhance all aspects of the individual—physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.

The Origins of Hatha Yoga

Conni brings together a variety of yoga styles, including Hatha Yoga, to accommodate her clients’ and students’ needs. Her goal is to bring ease and health to the body.

Hatha yoga is a general term with many styles, and is comprised of three main components:

• Asana (physical postures)

• Pranayama (breathing)

• Meditation

Yoga is the union between the sun and moon, or body and mind, leading to strength, vitality, a peaceful mind and illuminated spirit.

The Benefits of Yoga as We Age

Mature Baby Boomers generally share three priorities that can be addressed by yoga: quality of life, freedom from the limits of health concerns and physical problems, and stress management.  Read the full article here.