- Internationale Workshops und Ausbildung:
- Michael Fritzke and Ton Voogt (California, USA)
- Idols of the Haydn (Vienna, Austria)
- Suzanne McCarty (Vienna, Austria)
- Eduardo Laranjeira(Brasil)
- Simone Hörster(Berlin)
- Medical Acupressure Dorothee Wellens Mücher.
- Blind Association (Pilates for the blind)
Review: Pilates with Caroline
Did you know Pilates was developed to assist the rehabilitation of war prisoners? I had no idea! Whilst it proved to be very successful in that, Pilates itself still didn’t really take off. For decades. Until modern science caught up with what a few hardcore Pilates disciples knew – it’s effective and good for you.
Pilates primary focus is on enhancing your core strength and having known a few folks in my time who have used Pilates to improve their lives – bad backs healed etc, when I heard some locals coo-ing to the heavens about ‘Caroline, an island Pilates instructor’, I thought it was about time we met.
Slim, graceful and with a beaming smile, Caroline walks her talk. In fact she’s so highly qualified in the Pilates World that I’m starting to think it’s quite an honour that she’s focusing her energies and passion here in Ibiza. Having traveled across the World to train under a wide range of Pilates ‘gurus’ (my phrase, not Carolines) she initially returned to her home in Germany and started a very successful studio, based solely on word of mouth. However the energy and focus of the people on Ibiza had also caught her imagination – people who wanted to live well, to live peacefully, to be healthy and happy and somehow seem to put a little more effort into this than they do elsewhere.
Finally, despite the fact that it was quite a move – different climate, different language, different lifestyle – the decision was made and Caroline and family (she has children – my jaw nearly hit the floor at this point – she exudes NO stress, no slightly frayed edges and frankly her body gives NO hint of childbirth. This Pilates has a LOT going for it) moved to Ibiza. Carolinewas and remains driven to share her knowledge, to help improve peoples wellbeing within the community across the island and island visitors alike.
Her teaching style is inspiring. She’s utterly professional and the encouragement is genuine – there is no doubt that she lives and breathes the merits of Pilates. In the one – to – one that I photographed, the student is Soraya Khalje, the USA National Downhill Mountain Bike champion who has celebrated the benefits of Pilates, despite being rather new to it (new to it and she can do that?!)
Group classes are held at Galeria Elefante (Santa Gertrudis) costing 15 euros (or ten sessions for 100 euros). However, groups don’t suit everyone and despite her busy schedule, Caroline offers home / villa/ hotel visits. I asked and waited, with a cringe ready, just how much it would be for her to come to my home and instruct me in Pilates. Just 90 euro per session – between you, me and the gatepost, by island standards that’s good – before you even factor in the calibre of teacher she is!
„Your body is your temple. Keep it clean so that the soul can live in it. „
“Der menschliche Körper ist ein hochentwickeltes System komplexer Prozesse. Jeden Tag wirkt es für uns Wunder, die Balance haltend. Mehr als oft nicht bewusst sind wir von diesen Tatsachen und nehmen unsere Körper für selbstverständlich, ignorieren Schmerzen und Schmerzen, wie wir langsam in einen untergeordneten Zustand des Seins. Die Ergebnisse sind schlechte Körperhaltung, chronische Schmerzen und allgemeine körperliche Beschwerden. Pilates kann Ihnen helfen, einen insgesamt besseren Zustand der Gesundheit und ein tiefes Gefühl der Körperbewusstsein zu erreichen. Es ist nicht nur ein großartiges Herz-Kreislauf-Training, sondern Sie korrigieren und stärken Ihren Rücken. Sie erhöhen Ihre Ausdauer und Formen Ihren ganzen Körper. Pilates wird Ihre Konzentration schärfen und Sie werden lernen, Ihre Körperbewegungen mit Präzision zu kontrollieren.”
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