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INTRO to MELT VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS Jan 14 and 19 for a great start to 2021

While many people stretch their muscles frequently, they are unaware of the benefits of stretching their body’s connective tissue or how to do it properly. There is increasing information and understanding about the importance of tending to this part of our bodies called fascia, especially as we age, to keep us moving and sore free. Fascia stretching is often credited as the most effective bodywork one can do, as it enables the development of deep foundational strength, promotes increased circulation, and lubricates and hydrates of the entire body. So, if you want to wake up every day feeling vibrant and ready to meet the physical demands of the day, learn how to properly care for and maintain your fascia. With the right expert advice and proper techniques, anyone, regardless of fitness experience or ability, can get their connective tissue into top shape and be stronger and free from aches and pain in just a few weeks. For those of you who meditate, do yoga or do Pilates slow and meditatively (me! me!), fascia is the organ of BEING not doing, and thus, MELTing brings you truly to your present moment, your conscious breath…the most important and powerful present moment we have!

With this highly beneficial MELT program, you’ll be guided, step by step, through a fascia stretching program that will strengthen your connective tissue, dramatically boost your physical endurance, and free your body of nagging aches and pains. MELT is specifically designed to benefit people at all physical health levels, so whether you are a performance athlete or someone who just wants to feel better, this class can accommodate your body’s needs. You will learn three to four fascia stretches for each area of the body each class. You will also be provided with detailed instructions on exactly how to safely execute a fascia stretch with easy-to-follow cues and modification options. You will have all you need to continue to care for your fascia, feel great, and move with more fluidity and ease.

What is included in our MELT classes:

  • fascia stretching with 3-4 stretches tailored to each area of the body.
  • Guidance on how to achieve a strong body foundation as a framework for the stretches.
  • Gentle cues designed to introduce deep, full-body awareness and presence during each lesson.
  • Modifications to accommodate every fitness ability.
  • ongoing education on how fascia stretching benefits each specific area of the body, with explanations on the difference between fascia stretching and traditional stretching.
  • A fascia journal to help you keep track of the most beneficial body stretches you’re learning along the way.
  • Lots of encouraging support, motivation, and useful daily tips as you practice this highly beneficial new bodywork regime.

Who should take MELT?

  • Anyone who is tired of feeling achy and stiff and wants to feel more energetic and physically better.
  • Beginners looking for clear and simple guidance on how to create a highly effective new bodywork practice that will strengthen and protect their connective tissue and well-being for many years to come.
  • Athletes wishing to ensure their body is reaching its full physical potential.
  • Individuals struggling with pain from scar tissue or congested connective tissue.
  • Those seeking to proactively protect their body’s fascia from aging.
  • Everyone who is interested in transforming and strengthening their body.

 Equipment you’ll need:

  • Mat or padded area
  • Pillow or blanket
  • Chair
  • Wall
  • MELT Roller or Half Roller
  • if using a regular harder roller, add a towel on top or use a rolled up yoga mat with extra towel padding but please note that we can not guarantee results if not using the MELT equipment.
  • the MELT ball kit or a squash ball. Please note that we can not guarantee results if not using the MELT equipment.

Click here to sign up for Intro to MELT

Stability Chair Equipment Rental

Rent a Stability Chair for a Resilient Winter. The STOTT Stability Chair is a perfect at home Pilates apparatus. It’s compact design and versatility for work on strength and balance may just be your best bet for in-home Pilates work this fall. We will deliver the rental to you, within the city.

Rent a Stability Chair, for $25 per week + GST, and join our Wednesday morning 9:30 a.m. ZOOM Stability Chair class with Tara. The class is free with the Chair rental. Connect with us at 204.999.9984.

Pilates Tower Trainers for SALE

Looking for the best gift for the holidays? The Tower Trainer is a versatile piece of Pilates apparatus that folds us for easy storage. It has a folding mat, the Pilates Barre, the Push Through Bar and all of the springs and straps of the Cadillac for $500 each. Ruth has a ZOOM  class Thursdays 5-6 pm for this piece of equipment. We can deliver the apparatus to you within the city. With a very unique wintertime ahead of us as well as the holidays, now is a good time to get one of these… to stretch and strengthen you! Text 204.999.9984 to order one and arrange for delivery!

Multi-Purpose Pilates Tower Trainer

Lockdown Starts Nov. 12, 2020

Well, I guess no one is surprised that we are being locked down for a second time and we are all ready to do our part.
All in-person classes and appointments, except for the private appointments with the Physios (Physio can continue) will cease until further notice by the Provincial government starting tomorrow, Thursday November 12th.

Thankfully, our Zoom classes will give you an opportunity to continue with your Pilates practice from home in the meantime. If you do not own a Zoom pass at the moment, they are available in 5-packs ($78.75 GST incl) or in 10-packs ($157.50 GST incl)

If you do not see the class you want at a time you want, email me back and we will set something up to match your needs and goals. If you want to try a new class and need the props, let us know and we will get the prop to you, curbside delivery i.e MELT rollers, stability balls, flexbands

As well, we are renting out the Stability chairs and we are also selling the Tower Trainers we have left and there are Zoom classes for those too. It is going to be a long winter!

If you are not already on zoom, it is a free download on the device you want to use and I prefer laptop or tablet. Then, make sure you sign up in the class you want at least 30 min before class so the instructor sees your email to send the Zoom link to. When the email comes, make sure you click on it and follow the easy instructions it prompts. Make sure your video is on and that is an easy prompt too.

Your current in-person class pass will not expire so you can resume your classes once we re-open. Thanks for your understanding.

Take care. Be well.

Code Red – What does this mean for Pilates Manitoba?

Pilates Manitoba is categorized as a PERSONAL SERVICE, not a gym or fitness facility. Thus, small REFORMER, MELT, ELDOA and intenSati classes are operating as usual with mandatory mask usage at all times, all cleaning and sanitizing protocols and tracing through automated Reformer/MELT/ELDOA/intenSati class reservations and attendance. And we always have great ZOOM classes too! It is important to stay connected and active for your physical and mental health, we are here for you…when you do stability and stretch work, your mind will also stay more stable and sane!

intenSATI practice for November 2020

Welcome to your November intenSati series!

I am teaching intenSATI every Tuesday 6-7 pm in-person at my Roblin location inside the The Yoga Barre and on ZOOM every Thursday 11 am.

“Inten” is from intention and “sati” is the Pali word for mindfulness.It is a fun movement class, using some cardio, yoga, stretches and meditation, all with affirmations and fun music. You can even do it sitting in a chair.

This month’s series is about using the power of our thoughts and words to shape the life we want to live by flipping the script from fear to faith, from whining to wisdom, from worry to wisdom. I think the word “faith” can be a trigger word, as can the word “spiritual”, so you are welcome to add religious values to those meanings if it serves you. Faith is meant here as trusting your deepest connection to yourself and faith about the goodness of our world, about it all working out, not by chance but by choice!

Tony Robbins says, “it’s not your capacity, but your state, that determines your success” and it’s the reminder that the future we are imagining is giving us our state today. So, if we want a more prosperous, confident, alive state, we must first examine the language we are using in both our thoughts and our words.

Language shapes our life and we want to learn to flip the script from fear to faith. And that starts by choosing faith, affirming faith and taking actions from a faith-inspired state.

In this month’s intenSati, you’ll find a fun, cardio series that will help you reframe your challenges so that you can move from fear to faith. You’ll also find some challenging add-on’s to take your class to the next level, allowing you to find your edge. Additionally, there’s a lower body stretching sequence and closing meditation that will help seal all of this month’s work in.

Let’s exercise our power this month to choose what we think, say and do so that we can align with our purpose and passion. Join me to dance your crazies out and feel your happy inside! Text to register 204.999.9984.

ELDOA CLASSES every Tuesday 5-6 pm Nov 3-24, 2020 @ our Roblin location

ELDOA is a revolutionary stretching and strengthening technique for the spine and joints of the body. These exercises create space between every level of your spine, your hips and shoulders, to alleviate back pain and improve your overall posture.

Created by world-renowned Osteopath, Guy VOYER, DO, who founded the Montreal School of Osteopathy, the ELDOAs were created to target every level of your spine to create space and normalize the tension around each vertebrae. The result is postural normalization and a renewed strength and balance throughout your body.

The Benefits of ELDOA

ELDOA connects your body, mind and spirit through a series of techniques designed to have a calming effect on the nervous system.

When we stretch the fascia that surrounds all the muscles, organs and nerves in our body restrictions are freed and a calm, balanced feeling takes over. You feel revitalized with more energy, and your body feels aligned with a cleansing feeling in your deep body tissue.

You will find that this profound experience is a way of life – and not just an exercise method. Perhaps you’ll see it as meditation for your spine (especially if you can’t sit still). Within the action of an ELDOA you will find stillness – it’s profound and gets into every fibre in your body.

This month, the theme is Hacking into your old Habits. ELDOA is a profound stretching habit that will save you unnecessary pain, aches and discomfort so you enjoy your movement and performance, be it sitting at a desk, yoga or skiiing. An ELDOA stretching routine reduces the negative effects of the postural bad habits we do to our bodies.

All welcome. No previous experience necessary.All participants physically distanced. 4 week program starts Tues Nov 3 to Nov 24, 5-6 pm at our Roblin location inside The Yoga Barre. Sign up online at Pilates Manitoba or The Yoga Barre or text 204.999.9984


One door closed and two new ones opened. Classes and private lessons can be enjoyed at either one of our new locations.

836A Corydon Ave (the old Green Apple store), Winnipeg MB R3M 0Y2.Lots of parking in the back.


202-6640 Roblin Blvd, Winnipeg MB R3R 2P9, inside The Yoga Barre.Lots of parking in front.

All Reformers are physically distanced.Room is limited to 5 people plus one instructor. You can wear a mask. All instructors and the Physiotherapists wear masks. Bring your own water, towel or mat to line your surface or roller with, bring your own mat or roller for floor based classes.

We also have ZOOM Virtual classes.

Call or text 204.999.9984 for memberships, info or signing-up for classes or private lessons. Studio phone is 204.487.2287. Email or catch us on every social media channel there is!

Open your Heart. Manage your Mind. Exercise your Body.

Embodied and evolving Mind-Body-Spirit Exercises and Education for Fitness or integrative medical treatment.