I am spending a week participating in an intensive Pilates training. I am reminded that even a basic Pilates exercise can become more challenging by going deeper. I am talking about going deeper into your body at the level of deep muscles and joint connections. I am also talking about deeper into your mind and understanding…that mind/body connection where everything “clicks”. A skilled Pilates teacher can see the deeper work that needs to be addressed and achieved. She/he can lead a person to understand it and connect to it too.
It has been a blessing to be a learner this week. I am learning from the presenter of the course for sure, but I am also learning from the other Pilates teachers who are here with me…you can’t “get away with anything" in a room full of Pilates teachers who are eager to see deeper into a body in motion (ha ha). I am even learning from myself as I “play” in the studio and experiment with the concepts we discussing.
Being a learner makes me a better teacher. I am looking forward to coming home and facilitating a deeper understanding and connection for all of you who give me the privilege to teach you.