Pilates teachers often ask, “How can I keep Mat class interesting for my clients and even, myself? It seems so repetitive.” We all know it’s basically the same set of exercises done in the same order over and over again, right? I mean, how many ways can there possibly be to speak it so that you don’t sound like a tape recording? Especially during this crazy period of lockdown and online teaching of clients who may have no equipment available to them.
Surprisingly, having been teaching Mat regularly for over 30 years, I can truly say, I have never felt that way. In my mind, there is so much depth to the material that it’s endlessly interesting, creative and empowering. And you don’t even need to break it down, make new exercises up, or add props and gimmicks to mix it up, stretch it out, or keep it from seeming boring. So let’s open up a discussion on the many ways you can potentially re-frame, re-vive, re-fresh your Pilates Mat classes. In this virtual workshop we’ll look at the Mat series through an ever evolving kaleidoscopic lens of possibilities so it’s all new again each time you teach it.