December is Anniversary Month at The Pilates Place!
This month marks our 12th Anniversary and we have so many exciting things to celebrate! First of all, we want to honor our loyal clients and thank each and every one of you for support this year and every other! Next we want to extend our gratitude for our Instructors and for all of the teachers who have graced our studio over the past 12 years, we and our clients have benefitted from the influence of all our dedicated Instructors. Another special reason for celebration this December is that Colleen Downard has joined us in bringing MoveWell, a GYROTONICÂ® & GYROKINESISÂ® program to our community.
Kristin Painter has passed the Pilates Method Alliance National Instructor Certification Exam. This means that her expertise has met standards established by a range of experts in the pedagogy of Pilates Instruction. In the Pilates world, this means she is credentialed Nationally and Internationally. This confirms what all of us already knew: Kristin is a fantastic Pilates Instructor and a valuable member of our studio and this community! Join us in congratulating her and wishing her well as she embarks upon the multi-year journey of pursuing her Master's certification through The Pilates Center of Boulder, Colorado.
Tina Roberts has rejoined our staff of Instructors for the winter, resuming her coaching duties with the Jackson Hole Ski Club and gracing our studio with her particular brand of enthusiastic and encouraging training. Early mornings at the Pilates Place are brighter for her presence! She passed her prerequisite courses to enter Physical Therapy School and so we realize her time at our studio is limited. Dont miss this opportunity to train with her!
Marisol Sullivan is also pursuing course-work to qualify for Physical Therapy accreditation, in addition to traveling with NOLS and her fiancee' Josh. We hope to see her for a few weeks during the ski season, and to enjoy her particular and meticulous teaching, subbing during teacher vacations this late winter.
Hilary Smith, who joined Michele in providing Pilates training and massage for a fortunate group of 11 guests at the Pilates and Cooking villa in Asti, Italy; will visit Jackson during this winter's Holiday Season! We may be able to convince her to "guest" teach a couple of mat classes, and she may be available (on a limited basis) for some massage appointments. In any case, you can count on seeing her smiling face around the studio, between mid-December and early January!
Both The Pilates Place and MoveWell have many very special discounts and offers for you, our valuable clients during the month of December. This fast-paced Holiday season is such a joyous time, but it can be taxing for us as individuals and it can be a difficult time to make space for self-care and exercise. Please take a moment to evaluate the 10% Off Anniversary Sale at the Pilates Place and the extraordinary specials offered by MoveWell. Don't miss this opportunity to create more space, more peace and more breath for yourself this Holiday Season!
"...So come as you are. The magic is being willing to open to that, being willing to be fully awake to that. One of the main discoveries of meditation is seeing how we continually run away from the present moment, how we avoid being here just as we are. Thatâ€™s not considered to be a problem; the point is to see it."
-Pema Cohdron, from Awakening Loving-Kindness
"'Come as you are.' I think it's true of Pilates and writing too...."
-Alexandra Fuller, Author
Pilates Documentary Premier in Jackson Hole
Saturday, January 4, 2014, 6:30-8:30 pm at the Pink Garter Theater in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Please join us for the Red Carpet Premier of "A Movement of Movement"; THE documentary film about Pilates! This is going to be a fun, festive and exciting event open to everyone. In addition to the movie, there will be delectable foods, tasty wine & beverages, gourmet popcorn and plenty of opportunities to mingle and share with other movement aficionados. The film's directors and producers will present a special "director's cut" for your viewing pleasure, they will be available after the screening for Q&A, there will be drawings for fabulous door prizes (your ticket is your door prize drawing number) and there will be exclusive t-shirts and DVDs for sale. During December you may pick up your complimentary tickets to the Red-Carpet event at your favorite Pilates location in the valley, or call 732-2292, or e-mail email@example.com and send your request for tickets to be mailed to you or held at the box office. We are eager and pleased to share this amazing documentary with you and know that you will relish meeting the directors and producers of this gorgeous art film! Click here to watch the trailer!
As we near the end of 2013 and approach the arrival of 2014 with optimism and gratitude for another year: some success, some experiences less gratifying, we have another opportunity to set intentions and imbue our future with health and joy. We at The Pilates Place ask you to review the past few years and evaluate the positive impact that your participation in Mind-Body movement has made in your life and lives of those you love. We have dedicated our careers, our lives and our intentions to making life better for ourselves and the cherished clients we have worked with; some for years and some for just a few months. During the economic recession that began in 2008, we committed to hold our prices at pre-recession levels for as long as we could. Now we find, that in order to remain financially viable, we must institute an across-the-board price increase. We hope that your evaluation results in the realization that the health benefits and the comaraderie experienced at The Pilates Place, far outweigh the cost of classes and private sessions offered by the dedicated and experienced Instructors in the Eagle Village Building near Smith's. With gratitude to all of you, who have made this wonderful place such a rewarding experience for all of us; teachers, practitioners, family, community!