Category Archives: teaching

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 :)

 

Marie-Jose Blom RETURNS to Toronto in NOVEMBER!!

[if you’re a student of Pilates rather than a teacher interested in this upcoming workshop please skip to this post: “welcome wagon”] . Ugly Duckling Pilates is delighted to present Marie-José Blom for two workshops suitable for movement teachers, kinesiologists or physiotherapists over three days (Friday November 3rd to Sunday November 5th) in lovely downtown Toronto,… Continue Reading

unlayering

. so, as some of you may know, i’ve been studying the Alexander technique.  in fact i literally took a lesson and my hands got jealous of the teacher (this has never happened to me before) and i was all “what is that?  where do i learn that???” and she said “Alexander Technique” and i… 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

perception

wow i could go a lot of places with a title like that! . a long time ago; approximately forty two seconds after i started teaching, i took a workshop with an elder by the name of ron fletcher.  mr. fletcher is ninety years old now so he would have been something 82 at the… 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

and i say pardon?

lately i have been returning from a period of being remiss with my own workouts; this happens on occasion and doesn’t worry my overly much as long as the breaks aren’t too long. in this case the return after the holidays just wasn’t quite happening and it turns out that this particular break was amazing.

i got inspired, randomly, one saturday morning when my last client had unexpectedly cancelled; so i worked out by myself. it was delicious, i did a pile of my old homework and some simple and yet deeply satisfying things like footwork on the reformer…. 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