Pilates as a Healing Process

Movement – An Education in Body Awareness

An education in body awareness leads to a healthy body and a healthy mind. By understanding the patterns and processes of movement and thinking about how you exercise without straining your body, Pilates helps you become fitter, sculpted and most importantly healthier overall.

Pilates is suitable for people of all ages, sizes and levels of fitness. Elite athletes, pregnant women, people with chronic back pain, seniors, dancers, those already fit and healthy and post surgery rehabilitation clients, all benefit from the personally tailored Pilates exercise programs designed to meet individuals’ needs of strengthening and firming without building bulk.

The Benefits of Pilates

Pilates requires a focused mind there is no doubt, and it will also change your body shape, sculpt your abs, tighten your pelvic floor muscles, firm and lift your butt! However, on the serious side Pilates really will improve your general health and wellbeing. You will experience greater cardio-vascular fitness through practicing the Pilates breathing techniques and your posture will be enhanced by strengthened core muscles that support your spine.

Career Opportunities

If you like working with people, believe there is a connection between the body and the mind, trust in being healthy and living your belief, then a career as a Pilates Instructor or Movement Based Somatic Therapist could be your new career opportunity in a high demand growth industry.

Earn an income and keep fit at the same time! You can become a Pilates Matwork Instructor or train with a range of specialist Pilates equipment in a Studio setting. Certificate IV and Diploma level courses are available.

Movement Based Somatic Therapy

Somatic Therapy works with the relationship between the body and the mind. It is therapeutic and holistic approach to the body. How we move can often reflect our Psychological state and emotional wellbeing. Movement Based Somatic Therapists work with clients to Language the non-verbal and therefore assist them in finding verbal expression for what is held onto physically in a detrimental manner. Movement Based Somatic Therapists have skills in observing, identifying and languaging movement through the application of theoretical frameworks such as Laban Movement Analysis, Self Psychology and Somatic Education.

For example, physically embodied responses to trauma (past or present) are habitually stored in the somatic body. Movement Based Somatic Therapy equips clients to identify the source of physical responses and to learn effective ways to heal reflex patterns to past pain or trauma.

An understanding of clients’ non-verbal communications enhances the therapist’s empathic attunement capabilities making Movement Based Somatic Therapy an extremely effective treatment modality. The training program in this therapy introduces a methodology where therapists can develop sensitivity to their clients’ and their own movement experiences so as to better understand the unfolding clinical relationship. Tensegrity Training offers Australia’s only postgraduate training in Somatic Education.

Information on courses: info@tensegritytraining.com.au or www.tensegritytraining.com.au


Vanessa Finnigan is the founder, editor and publisher of Holistic Bliss.
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  • Pilates is fantastic for keeping fit and addressing nagging pain and discomfort. Call us to make an appointment or chat about how Pilates can help you.


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