Category Archives: health

welcome wagon

Hello and welcome to my little corner of the Internet :)

You’re either here because you read an article about Pokemon Go helping heal my brain and got curious about the person who wrote it OR you’re here because you somehow found me in a search through word of mouth/internet and you need the kind of help that I tend to provide or you just like to wander quiet little Pilates websites ;>

Whatever the reason here are a few things you might want to see:d93d3b23-4db2-4fb1-8355-7e4ca3f092b5

This is the interview I did on Sex Matters tv (now cancelled) about workshops I teach called “sex, breath, and the pelvic floor.”
This is the post (“unlayering”) that most closely (although it’s old now) reflects the way and intention of my teaching practice.
This is the scans of an article in “Today’s Parent” in which I was quoted about the pelvic floor and this is an article I wrote for “Pilates Union” (which website no longer exists sadly) called “Ode to the Pelvic Floor.”  Both kind of old now.
This is my contact form for scheduling and this is my bio

Once again, welcome :)

 

self-esteem

i wrote this a long time ago but hey, it’s still true: . self-esteem one day on twitter i mentioned that maybe i should write down my rules for self esteem and someone asked me to actually do it.  so in honour of new beginnings here goes. first and most simple; the mirror. i am… Continue Reading

Marie-Jose Blom RETURNS to Toronto!!

***ONLY TWO SPOTS LEFT FOR BODY LOGIC!!!*** ***WAITING LIST FOR FOOT!!!!*** Ugly Duckling Pilates is delighted to present Marie-José Blom for two workshops over three days (friday may 4th to sunday may 6th) in lovely downtown Toronto, Canada.  [scroll down for workshop description and printable pdf poster] Marie-José Blom has been combining Pilates technique and dance medicine… Continue Reading

accidente!

okay, y’all are asking about my accident. i was waiting until i scanned in some photos from just before i started pilates so you guys could see the difference but i can do that some other time. three people have asked me in the last maybe ten days which implies that it’s time. Continue Reading

captain kirk i presume?

i have this thing that i do when i teach, where i talk about star trek because almost everyone on earth has seen something regarding original star trek. sort of like how i haven’t seen logan’s run but i know the punch line because it’s referenced in tons of popular culture. anyway, i have this habit of saying things like:

“okay so your pelvic floor is captain kirk and your hamstrings all the way into your arches are mister spock and your quads are the red shirted ensign that everyone knows is going to die before the first commercial break!” Continue Reading

we’ve stopped

this post was actually written by dr. brian dower, chiropractor who works out of park road healing arts.  since i found myself nodding in agreement through the entire read i asked permission to post it here and he was kind enough to grant it. *** We’ve stopped. As a species, we’ve stopped moving. Over the… Continue Reading

Marie-Jose Blom

Ugly Duckling Pilates is delighted to present Marie Jose Blom for two workshops over three days (friday april 22nd to sunday april 24) in lovely downtown Toronto, Canada. Workshops: The Essential Role of the Shoulder Girdle and Thorax in Taking the Weight From the Shoulders (sunday – 8 hours) Embrace the Curves and Unravel the… Continue Reading