In Joe's Words
At CFP, we strive to honor the brilliance of the original Pilates Method of Body Conditioning that Joe Pilates termed Contrology. We teach the original exercise order with a focus on the principles from Return to Life. Our educational lineage comes through Amy Taylor Alpers and Rachel Taylor Segel from Pilates elder Romana Kryzanowska. Tailoring our approach to fit the unique needs of each human body, we focus on building Uniform Development around each joint, freeing the full breath capacity, discovering tensile strength--flexible, vibrant, fluent, core strength--in short, Returning to LIFE as Joseph Pilates directed.
We believe in Movement Education toward True Health. That means we practice purposeful, healthy movement in contrast to the automatic movements our bodies repeat every day. As teachers we promise to uncover ever deeper layers of movement awareness in order to continue to reduce imbalances in our own and our clients' bodies. As teachers, we continue to practice!
Pilates does not over-fatigue muscles. It is invigorating! Pilates does not involve sustained stretching. We MOVE! Pilates does not treat posture as a fixed position in space. Posture is dynamic, relational in space! Pilates does not contort the body into painful poses. We expand, explore and open the body, increasing range and power by understanding the mind-body connection.