Our overarching philosophy is the integration of breathing, movement, strength, posture, balance, and agility to align the human body in its dynamic state and connect to our deep internal strength. We believe that to achieve your best the environment should be warm and welcoming. Our fully equipped studio in Brookline Village is bathed in natural light and has a welcoming ambiance where students and instructors have space and freedom to think, feel, and move. Because of this core necessity, we make sure that everyone has the space they need to stay healthy. Our experienced trainers offer private, semi-private and small group lessons that are adapted to fit the needs of each student.
We Offer Classical Pilates and Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis training.
Classical Pilates works to bring the whole body into union through movement. Classical Pilates is best performed, at least two-to-three times per week, both at home and under well-certified instruction. After repeated practice it connects to you:
Your breath starts coordinating with your postural muscles
Your movement becomes controlled and flowing
You actively stretch and strengthen muscle, breaking down fascia
You create new neural pathways
You stimulate the lymphatic system
Doing Classical Pilates develops muscular endurance which means dancers can practice more, musicians can play longer, and athletes can move better. Everyone who practices Classical Pilates may experience relief in the symptoms caused by stress, trauma, accident, injury, and overuse.
The Gyrotonic methodology uses your body’s natural spherical and spiraling movement patterns to decompress and strengthen your entire spine. Not only is your spine the foundation for all movement; many believe it is the structural foundation for good health. The Gyrotonic workout consists of progressively challenging exercise modules that promote joint mobility. Its multi-directional, circular movements make you less vulnerable to injuries, stress and micro-traumas by increasing your spinal column’s functional ability. Being able to complete multiple joint movements without compression gives the body extraordinary flexibility and capability. At the practice’s heart are seven spinal movement principles which also stimulate the nervous system, creating a sense of balance in the upright body: bending forward - extending backward - side-bending the right - side-bending to the left - rotating to the right - rotating to the left - articulated, circular motion. Gyrotonic principles offer similar benefits also found in yoga, dance, swimming and martial arts. Through speed and endurance variations, you can create an actual simulation of sport activity. The program uses undulating and rhythmical exercises to work systematically and softly on joints and muscles, building core and lean muscle strength, while nourishing the body with focused breath work. Every exercise is synchronized with a specific type of breathing pattern, which builds breathing endurance. Advanced programs utilize both delicate and vigorous cardiovascular and aerobic rhythms.