Category Archives: health

STATEMENT RE COVID-19

UPDATE 6 APRIL
Still closed to in-person lessons and will not be offering outdoor lessons either by order of the government.

That said, online lessons are easy to setup and surprisingly effective.  At the end of the day the most powerful tools a teacher has are eyes and brain so as long as you can hear me great work can happen.

As well, I have been life coaching for longer than I have been teaching, so if what you actually need is an ear or some brainstorming we can put in our earbuds and go for a walk together or have a video chat as you wish.  In the meantime, here is a tiny little get moving video I made for you.

CLOSED TO IN PERSON LESSONS!  ONLINE/PHONE AVAILABLE

I made the difficult decision to close the studio to in person lessons and practice personal distancing and isolation this afternoon and will NOT reopen for at least two weeks.  At that point I may consider seeing students who are ALSO isolating or doing physical distancing lessons in parks, but I will make that decision when more information is available.

Should you wish an ONLINE or PHONE session please get in touch. You would be amazed how much can be done without the toys and the hands on. As I am also a life coach if you need a cheerleader while you’re figuring this new world out please ask, again, we can do a LOT on the phone.

Stay safe, please stay home if you can, and take every precaution if you can’t. All my love
-angela, lady mouse and lady harriet…

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

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