A contemporary approach to the pilates method, aimed to address postural imbalances, mobility deficits, improve stability & strength and decrease pain. Our primary focus during these mat class is on the deep abdominals. We will be working the entire "core"; meaning the deep abdominal muscles, diaphragm (without proper breath the abdominals cannot fire efficiently to protect the back during movements), pelvic floor muscles (works in unison with the diaphragm) and spinal muscles, with each exercise in order for you to create stability and strength for your spine. Each class is full body, meaning we will be working almost all the muscles and joints of the body during each class. With specific cueing we will be creating space and length within your joints in order for you to feel longer, taller, stronger and more connected with your body. Modifications for exercises are always given to decrease intensity or increase challenge. All the above principals apply while using props (small weights, balls, blocks, bands etc.) to give our bodies feedback, create more stability or more challenge to exercises. For virtual options class can be performed with items around your home if you do not have the above props (such a soup cans for weights, pillow instead of a ball and stack of books to replace a block).