Pilates is a mind body movement experience. Joseph Pilates wrote about this in his book Return to Life and there is a growing body of scientific evidence pertaining to the benefits of focusing on breathing exercises that can help to regulate the nervous system and strengthen the prefrontal cortex. In addition, when people feel in control of their body and experiences this can positively influence their movement patterns and their sense of agency.
Trauma Informed Pilates is an approach in which Instructors and studios have an understanding of trauma and how this impacts the brain, body and mind. This shapes our approach to teaching you.
Trauma Informed Pilates filters into the exercises we teach, sequence of the exercises, the words used and can extend into your entire experience even before you arrive at our centre.