Who we are is how we teach

Who we are is how we teach. Knowing who you are as a person is the first step to stress free pilates class planning and programming for Pilates teachers. Where do you sit on this clas planning spectrum?

The Undercover Instructor - Ep 6 with Laura Saggers from Rise Pilates

I loved filming with Laura! Her warmth and authenticity are evident when ever in her presence and this certainly filters down through the entire studio and everything that Rise Pilates represents. I’m sure instructors and studio owners are going to get a lot out of these interviews at what ever state of there PIlates journey!

The Undercover Instructor - Ep 5 with Miriam Jones from Motion and Repose

It was such a full circle experience for me to interview Miriam Jones. Miriam was the reason I decided to become a pilates teacher and I know there are many of you out there who she has done the same for. Honestly I should have just walked in to this Undercover Instructor series with a GoPro on my head because basically everything that comes from Miriam is considered and thought out and then applied to how it will best help you. She has an insane amount of experience training teachers ranging from Pilates to Barre and has just recently opened the doors of her mentor program and home studio.

Have you ever cleaned up your Cuing?

How often do you clean up your cuing as a Pilates instructor? Our words matter but sometimes we go into auto pilot mode when we are teaching without ever reflection on whether or not those words are having the impact we want on our clients.

This all starts from learning how to build awareness in to your own self practice and teaching instead of this kind of regurgitation of information quick fix, quick win approach. it's not for the faint hearted. 

If you want depth, if you want fulfilment, if you want to reach your potential and not cut corners it takes hard work! 
We need to learn how to take what we have learnt in our training or from our mentors and then be willing to do the inner work, the outer work, do the experimenting, sit with the messy stuff and the failures and then repeat it over and over again so that we truely and understand it! don’t just copy or fake it!