- One mini-course with set learning objectives and exercises (starting Jan 2023 and rotating every two months)
- Three 30-minute Pilates mat classes using exercise balls and resistance bands
- 24 half-hour Pilates classes using no equipment or supplies
- Journal exercises and supplementary materials
- A monthly challenge exercise, group discussion forum, and link for live group sessions
Live Group & Private Sessions
Join us for live sessions monthly, weekly, or whenever you're able! Group sessions follow our Ongoing Pilates Curriculum, and are always open for drop-ins. You can find the Zoom link and class purchase link in the Upcoming Group Sessions section of your course. Schedule a private session from our website or send us an email.
Monthly Challenge & Discussion Forum
Each month we'll post a new challenge to guide your practice and build community. Leave a comment to let your classmates & instructor know when you're joining the challenge!
The discussion forum is open for all course-related comments and questions. This is your space!
Current Term Mini-Course
The Current Term course changes every two months, following our Ongoing Pilates Curriculum. Do as many or as few of the lessons as you have time for each term.
Using Home Equipment
Pilates Mat classes do not require any equipment. All you need is floor space where you can lie down and extend your arms and legs in all directions. A soft surface such as a carpet, yoga mat, or gym mat is ideal. Socks or bare feet work best.
I've included in your course three full-length classes demonstrating ways to use affordable home exercise supplies or "props" to assist your Pilates practice. Exercise balls and bands can offer guidance or resistance to work with correct form, or provide an extra challenge to deepen the impact of an exercise. Feel free to use your props with any of the Pilates Mat classes in this course.
Journal Entries & Supplemental Materials
The journal entries are designed to help you track your progress, and to note things you might want to tell or ask me when we meet. Some tips:
- If you aren't able to practice due to illness, travel, or anything else, write a journal entry instead.
- Try each of the journal entries once. Then spend more time on the ones you find useful, and skip the ones you don't find useful.
- If writing feels complicated, think through each entry instead of writing.
- If you're motivated by peers, share parts of your entries in the comments or talk about them with someone at home.
- If you have a frustrating session, use the free-write exercises to work through it.
- Start your practice sessions by writing in or reading your journal to get yourself focused.
- End your practice sessions by writing in or reading your journal to gather your thoughts.
- Don't make it a big deal. If journaling feels complicated, skip it for now.
Occasionally I'll post a featured documentary or article in this section of the course.
Scroll down to Extra Practice for a full 30-minute mat class, or to binge on Pilates!
This is a self-paced course designed to meet you where you are and take you where you want to go. You can spend as much or as little time as you'd like on it. Some tips:
- If you have an inconsistent schedule, put several weekly practice times on your calendar and use a couple of them each week. (E.g. My calendar alerts me Monday-Friday 5pm. One week I make it on Tuesday and Wednesday, and the next week on Monday and Thursday.)
- If you're motivated by scheduled times and group accountability, make a date to practice with a friend or family member at the same time every week.
- Pay attention to your body. Choose more vigorous classes when you have more energy, and slower classes when your energy is low. If you're a menstruating woman, practice more intensely after menstruation and give yourself a break before and during.
Feel free to send me an email or leave a comment in the Discussion Forum at any time.
Kate Feinberg Robins