Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Last weekend I was in Provo, Utah for the Americas Convention for NuSkin.  First of all, Utah is so gorgeous!  I went so that I could get to know more about the company and the people involved and I was impressed with both.

I am always looking for the best programs, equipment, teachers, services and products to offer so I didn't want to settle for less.  Taking care of ourselves inside and out is a priority:  Letting ourselves go in our appearance and health is EXPENSIVE!

This picture was taken in Clara & Jim McDermott's library. Clara is one of the founders and sponsors of NuSkin. Let's just say that if you are taking a covered wagon across the prairie, she's the kind of woman you want with you!  Very down to earth, practical and she has a vested interest in the success of the company because, not only is her entire family is involved, this publicly traded company has technology that will roll out over the next 20 years!  Very exciting stuff.  Great products backed up with solid research - very effective results.

One thing that I do is read all the press about NuSkin; the good, the bad and the ugly - including all of the scam postings - and I see the positives far outweigh the negatives.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

How is BalleCore BARRE PILATES® different from other popular ‘barre’ programs? 

•    BalleCore BARRE PILATES® is the original and only barre program that is purely Pilates-based and uses the patented BalleCore Barre created by Molly Weeks.
•    BalleCore BARRE PILATES® sessions are not scripted, corporate classes.  Using the BARRE PILATES exercise guidelines, instructors use their own creativity and ingenuity to design their classes for their students and clients
•    A certified BalleCore BARRE PILATES® instructor is a fully certified Pilates Mat instructor (in accordance with standards set by the Pilates Method Alliance*), who has been trained in all protocols to safely and effectively interpret Pilates exercises with the BalleCore Barre.
•    Certified BalleCore BARRE PILATES® instructors have had to test out with BalleCore, LLC in order to call themselves BARRE PILATES instructors.
•    Look for the BalleCore, LLC seal on all BalleCore BARRE PILATES® Certificates to verify their qualifications.  Learn more about BalleCore and get Teacher Training information.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

This is one of the domains/programs that we now host through PlayhousePilates.com but it is not about the place it is about the concept of committing to 30 sessions in 90 days! The humble size of our studio space can accommodate this kind of commitment because we offer a diverse class schedule with experienced instructors.   We have and have had wonderful instructors and we will continue to seek out the best of the best!  Sometimes it is challenging to be boutique because we don't have what larger studio spaces do.  But we are growing and the pace feels right for us and it is what it is!  We have three experienced, talented teachers and master teachers on board with us and we need two more who will be able to recognize the great opportunity that we offer and find their niche!  I feel such appreciation for those teachers who have been with us over the years!
We had an incredible workshop with Mary Bond on June 9!  The main focus was on grounding and recognizing the relationship between the spine and the feet.  The cuboid bone and how we balance and ground ourselves.  We look forward to Mary returning in the Fall for more workshops specifically about Pilates and movement education!  Buy her book, THE NEW RULES OF POSTURE at Amazon.com!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

HER STORY 2012  

@ the Pasadena  

Woman's City Club


May 31, 2012  

12 Noon to 8 PM

160 N. Oakland Ave., 
Pasadena, 91101 

HER STORY WOMEN'S CONFERENCE is a day of inspiration, connection and motivation for  women.

Charlyn d'Anconia is one of the speakers at this event that features the stories of 20 women and celebrates how women come to be who they are and what they do in the world. 

Day passes with and without meals are still available.  Today is the final chance to register!
Join us!

Register for this event TODAY!  Limited $25.00 Walk-in day passes available!


Full Day Pass - No Meals - $25.00

Full Day Pass TWO Meals - $69.00

Full Day Pass - ONE Meal - $49.00

Friday, May 18, 2012


Special Author Workshop at Playhouse Pilates!
Author of The New Rules of Posture: How to Sit, Stand, and Move in the Modern World
$75.00 ($80.00 Cash Walk-In)
This is a practitioner/advanced student workshop only!  We will be offering more workshops with Mary for beginners this year!

Embedded in Mary's book, The New Rules of Posture are both a template for assessing our clients' movement patterns and strategies for integrating new somatic learning into the thick of daily living. Spinning off from the book, this workshop explores the principal features of natural walking, as well as common tension patterns that restrict normal motion.  We will also explore ways to anchor new somatic experiences so clients can access it outside the studio.  Through this experiential class, practitioners will gain embodied tools for deepening their exchanges with clients. 

Author/Teacher, Mary Bond, is Chair of the Movement Faculty at the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration. She leads workshops in body awareness for massage therapists, Pilates teachers, dancers, yoga instructors and practitioners, and anyone who wants to improve posture and performance. She is author of The New Rules of Posture, and producer of a DVD workshop, Heal Your Posture.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Yamuna Save Face Workshop & NuSkin

Many thanks to Wethanie and Molly for taking us up on the Yamuna and NuSkin product demos that we had at the studio after our Yamuna Face Saver Workshop on Saturday!  After the Workshop and Galvanic Spa Face treatments both were glowing and ready for Mother's Day!  Both also tried a poultice with Yamuna Joint Bruise Clay and found much relief from nagging soreness, as well!

We love the combination of the Yamuna Face work with NuSkin products as incredibly healthy alternatives to the costly and invasive procedures that are used on the face.  Instead of trying to erase evidence of facial expressions and stress, these products and programs actually help you get to the source of what is aging you and stay in close connection with slowing down the process.  Staying connected to ourselves is more life enhancing and that is what really keeps us youthful

That said, if you do chose to start or continue with procedures and injections, these products can enhance and prolong many of their effects and perhaps help you to understand better what will be best for you in the long term!  At least there are viable alternatives toxic treatments.