If you are new to Pilates and want to start with a sustainable program that is tailored to your needs and goals, take advantage of the Mobile&Strong series. We build a sensible foundation for movement through breath work, basic mat Pilates exercises and Somatic Education, and gradually build up strength. Videos of the movements will help… Continue reading New to Pilates or in need of a fresh start?
Are you practicing Pilates for a while without getting the benefits you think you should be able to feel already? Were you told to start Pilates to avoid back pain, to ease your shoulder tension or improve your flexibility? While Pilates is an excellent way of strengthening, the instructor in a group class often can't… Continue reading Somatics for Pilates in September
After a long summer break, I am back with my regular and updated schedule from the second week of September. You can book Somatics as well as Mobile&Strong lessons at SOMAdublin on Monday, Thursday and Friday morning, as well as Saturdays. Besides hands-on lessons, which last about 75min, I also have mat-based timeslots for you… Continue reading Regular schedule is back in September!
Since a few years, I have worked with women living with or having had surgery and treatments for breast cancer. I certified as a Pink Ribbon Pilates 'Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist' under progam founder Doreen Puglisi (USA) in 2015 to provide rehab classes for women affected and have used the knowledge since, while furthering it… Continue reading Wellbeing after Breast Cancer
I have finalised a brand new class - Contemporary Dance for Children, starting September 12th. The class will be held in the beautiful hall of St Kevin's Community Centre on Thursdays at 3pm. Having taught contemporary and creative dance for years, I am excited to have found a space that is big enough but not… Continue reading Contemporary Dance for Children
This is an article published in Somatics Magazine/Journal for the Bodily Arts and Sciences, Vol VIII, No. 2, Spring/Summer 1991, pp.50-56 Thomas Hanna talks about Somatic Education, philosophy, communication and technology in a way that is still highly relevant to today's world. https://somatics.org/print/node/8921
We have one month of summer holidays left, parents! How is your stress management going? Do you get some time off for yourself between work, family holidays, summer camps and keeping kids entertained? Are you worried about a change of school or your child starting school or creche? We all would like to be the… Continue reading Improve your Breathing Workshop in September
This is a wonderful interview with Martha by one of her Clinical students Iris, who is travelling all the way from Israel to study for 3 years. She has also done interviews with Laura M Gates, Theresa Evans and Colm McDonnell. I'm so glad to be on the supporting teaching team working with students! My… Continue reading Interview with Martha Peterson of Essential Somatics