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FELDENKRAIS classes with Colin Mehmel

What a treat! Hurry…limited time offer!

Thursdays 5:15 and 6:30 Oct 27 and Nov 3

The Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education uses gentle movement and directed attention to help your ease, range of motion, improve your flexibility and coordination, and rediscover your innate capacity for graceful, efficient movement. Since how you move is how you move through life, these improvements will often enhance your thinking, emotional regulation, and problem-solving capabilities.

The Feldenkrais Method is based on principles of physics, biomechanics, and an empirical understanding of learning and human development. Moshe Feldenkrais said, “We move according to our perceived self-image.” By expanding your perception and increasing awareness, you will become more aware of your habits and tensions and develop new ways of moving. By increasing sensitivity, the Feldenkrais Method assists you to live your life more fully, efficiently, and comfortably.

The medical world begins to acknowledge fascia

When we think of research on pain and how it manifests within the physiology of the human body, myofascial tissues have been a persistently understudied part of the picture.

The following is from Dr. Helene Langevin, M.D., Directorof the National Centre for Complimentary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) in the U.S. ” Myofascial tissues are potentially involved in nearly all common chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions, like chronic low-back pain, neck and shoulder pain, headache, and temporomandibular disorders. But our understanding of myofascial pain is severely hampered by a basic lack of tools to differentiate between normal and abnormal myofascial tissues. “

While this is a promising advancement in the relationship of chemical and surgery medicine with mind-body medicine, the medical world needs help with the language and basic understanding about fascia and connective tissues. Thousands of practitioners and their clients around the world have known about (and for thousands of years) taught about fascia before a research lab or test-tube told us anything. Fascia is a continuum, a system, it houses your sensorial nerve endings, it is the organ of being and gives you sentience. It is fluid, and hence, will change with pressure and tension and movement so there is nothing “abnormal” about it. This kind of cartesian dualism thinking is not going to work when understanding fascia. It is my hope that the NCCIH includes fascial researchers like Dr. Robert Schleip, John Sharkey, and Sue Hitzmann, integral anatomists like Gil Hedley, and Pilates, ELDOA, Feldenkrais, Tai Chi, some yoga, and MELT Method teachers and their clients as well.

Fall Session – BEGINNER


Mondays 6:45 pm

YOUTH Pilates Tuesdays 4 pm

Tuesdays 5:15 pm

Wednesdays 7:30 pm

Plus Size Thursdays 11:45 am

Saturday 12:45 pm


Thursdays 6:30

Join us!

Youth Pilates starts Oct 4 at 4 pm

LUNGtivity Program starts Sept 14

LUNGtivity is a gentle exercise program for those with COPD, emphysema, Long COVID and other lung ailments. A small group, community based, 8 week program for $10 per class. Starts Wed Sept 14, 11:45-12:45. Classes take place at Pilates Manitoba, 836A Corydon.

This program was developed in collaboration with The Wellness Institute, Manitoba Fitness Council and the Manitoba Lung Association. Space is limited. Assessment and screening done on the phone so call to discuss needs and goals. You do not need a doctor’s prescription or referral.

60 min class with warm-up, gentle cardio, stretching, cooldown and meditation. Can be done in a chair. Space is limited. DM or text me 204.999.9984.

Please share this information with anyone who may benefit from this program.


BEGINNER Pilates starts Sept 7

Join us Wednesdays 7:30 pm, Sundays 9:30 am, Tuesdays 5:15 pm for Pilates Beginner level

Plus Size (self- -identified) Pilates Thursdays 11:45 am – 12:45 pm

ELDOA (deep postural stretches) Thursdays 6:30 pm

The Emerging World of Fascia Relief

One of the body’s unsung heroes is fascia, a thin casing of connective tissue that holds every organ, bone, blood vessel, and muscle in place. Intricately connected to fitness performance and recovery, fascia can lead to chronic pain and areas of rigidity without proper care. With people learning more about the importance of proper fascia care, studios, gyms, and individual practitioners have begun offering tips and practices in their space. Join us at MELT Method Winnipeg …we are trained in all levels of the MELT Method.

Winnipeg’s only MELT Method, MELTed Pilates and MELTed Yoga facility, for medical professionals and exercisers

What is MELT?

The MELT Method is a science-backed self-care technique that anyone can use to stay active, enhance performance, and get out (and stay out) of pain.

The restoration happens through rehydration—improving fluid flow throughout the connective tissue system called fascia. With gentle techniques, we help restore fascia’s supportive, supple qualities and release unwanted compression and tension that leads to imbalance and misalignment, and chronic pain.

While we have you here, here’s what MELT is not:
-It’s not exercise or a workout replacement
-It’s not stretching,
and (even though we’re technically assisted by soft foam rollers)
It’s not your typical foam rolling.

We think of it as Hands-Off Bodywork—it’s a technique that empowers you with the ability to treat yourself like a skilled, hands-on therapist. We think of it as an antidote to the high-pressure, high-stress, fast-paced lifestyles most people live today and the over-compression and dehydration caused at gyms, where workouts deplete fascial hydration so the rate of dehydration constantly outstrips the rate of rehydration.

MELT is a step-by-step form of gentle and easy neural development or re-pattering exercises using special rollers and little balls for your feet and hands and face.

Discover how you can reap the many benefits of the MELT Method,  helping your autopilot reconnect to your centre of gravity, improving breathing, and activating your restore regulators.

Yes, Pilates is as great as everyone says!

Pilates is a form of mind-body exercise that is based on slow, flowing, and rhythmical movements, that can help you function better in your everyday life. For example, it can help improve your balance and muscle tone while fostering a calm, focused clarity of thought. It’s often called meditation in motion.

It is becoming widely recognized as one of the most powerful ways to improve both physical and mental health. A Pilates practice can help your health with:
Better Balance making you less likely to fall, and thus cut your risk of injury in halfPain Relief: significant relief from back, neck, arthritis, and fibromyalgia painA Sharper Mind: It’s shown to help reduce age-related cognitive decline … and even slow dementia!Better Heart Health: may reduce your chances of developing heart disease — even if you have risk factorsImproved Mood: greatly improved mood and lowered anxiety. It’s also an effective treatment for depressionLess Stress: Learn the secret to taking deep, calming breaths and reduce anxiety and depression

To show you how easy Pilates can be and how you can reap the many health benefits, get ready to try our Introduction to Pilates coming Fall 2022

  • Techniques that help improve balance, flexibility, strength, and coordination
  • Why Pilates may be the perfect way to relieve migraines and fight osteoporosis, MS, IBS, or fibromyalgia
  • The amazing way Pilates can undo the harmful effects of stress
  • Relaxing breathing techniques you can practice anywhere so you can stay calm and release tension

Why not give Pilates a try and see how it can help your health?

Article in the New York Times about how great Pilates is!