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Great Article on Pilates

The Science of Pilates: Research Update

This time-tested method continues to be effective for those seeking core conditioning, coping with chronic ailments or striving for athletic achievement. Click to read more!

Movement for Mental Health Awareness Week Oct 6-13

Come join the fun, learn something new, get stretched and toned and help fundraise for Mood Disorders. Attend one of our fun and unique classes. Give what your heart desires. All funds raised goes to MDAM. All classes are 60 min, all bodies and beginner friendly. Sign up to avoid missing out. Space is limited. Try Hoop classes, MELT, Play Like a Kid classes, hand massage for bedtime and trauma sensitive yoga stretching.

MELT Hand & Food Master Class

If you own a MELT ball kit and would you like more clarity in the practice this is the class for you. If you’re curious about the answers to the following questions this is the class for you. How do you determine when you’re ready to work with the firm balls? When should you not use the firm balls? What do the 14 different MELT ball sequences do? Have you done the forearm sequences? Do you there’s a sequence for shin splints? Ruth is looking forward to breaking down the work with the balls for you and answering any questions you have about your personal MELT practice.
Due to the unique and specialized human experience of this class, we can not offer refunds or transfers to other classes but you can arrange for another person to use the reserved spot, upon instructor pre-approval.

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 1 PM – 3 PM
Location: Pilates Manitoba, 390 Academy Rd, Winnipeg, MB

Check out the Facebook Event to register. Or click here to register.

Trauma Sensitive Yoga at Pilates Manitoba

We are certified in Trauma Sensitive Yoga and Pilates training for PTSD, stress and trauma.

We use the  breath and mindfulness to help you calm the mind, focus inward, feel and sense the support and healing powers within your  own bodies, use gentle stretches to release and restore and then relax. Think of it as the physical expression of talk therapy, MBSR or CBT. 

Use gentle stretches and other  gentle release techniques including gentle Yoga and Pilates, all in the right space and time for you. 

You can stay with just the breath and mindfulness or move to the physical portion or not. When you are ready, you can try Gentle  Pilates to build the underlying base muscles once the mindfulness and awareness foundation has been built. 

Private lessons $25.  Small group lessons available.  Pre and post lesson coaching and support is included

Call 204.487.2287 or text 204.999.9984 for more info.

Why Do Scientists Keep Finding New Organs?

So happy to see this becoming mainstream and creating curiosity and discussion. If you want to experience the real embodiment and practical application of this science already in your body, learn the MELT Method​ with us at Annabel, Rose & Ruth at MELT Method Winnipeg​ inside Pilates Manitoba. Call us @ 204-487-2287. We already have real time application of this science and invite cancer researchers to talk to us about doing cellular research in a fluid environment.

Read the full article here:

A Must Read MELT Testimonial

I Made the Time

It’s 10pm .. great. It’s time to go to bed, read, close my eyes and think about every awful thing under the sun. Are my kids ok? Am I ok? I’m not exercising enough. I’m not eating well enough. Do I have a disease? Why does my shoulder hurt? It goes on and on and thoughts get darker. Sleep sometimes comes.

Morning time! I’m tired.

I was tired of the conventional methods of treating thoughts like this but equally tired of feeling the level of anxiety I haven’t felt since high school. I reached out to my good friend and change coach, Annabel. Help me, Annabel. What is this? I can’t sleep, I can’t stop my cycling thoughts. Why can’t my thoughts cycle around how many good things I have!?

Right away, she knew it was anxiety getting the better of me and reminded me that there are treatments in her studio that can help me. I’ve known this for years, of course. I’ve just never made the time. I made the time and just started.

I went to the studio and learned the roller technique of MELT Method at Annabel, Rose & Ruth at MELT Method Winnipeg, inside Pilates Manitoba. I didn’t have to be perfect, I didn’t have to memorize anything, and I didn’t have even have to understand the science. All I would have to do is follow a few simple instructions, provided to me for reference and I only needed to do this 10 mins / day, a few hours before bed. So I did.

I noticed stress reduction on the first night. Being an analytical person, I needed to give it more time. Maybe it was just all in my mind. Maybe it was just the act of doing ‘something’, that was helping me. I needed time before I could fairly make an assessment.

1 week went by, I still had no anxious thoughts before bed. I was less restless during sleep, I had the FitBit data to prove it!

2 weeks went by, same.

To everyone who is reading, there is something to this. Is it the roller? Is it the elevation of my body on the roller? Is it the breathing or the rocking? Was it because the instructions came from a loving person at a loving place? I don’t know. But whatever I am doing, whatever Annabel has taught me, has provided me with a skill to manage my anxiety levels, naturally, with movement. Try it.