Me pushing through into a good anterior body stretch guided by Valentina.
Image 1. Me pushing through into a good anterior body stretch guided by Valentina Parmigiani.

This Yoga style stretch felt wonderful. Pilates and Yoga can complement each other very well. I maintain my enthusiasm for my work by undergoing training with experts in the field whose work I admire and respect. Valentinas speciality is different to mine but I connect strongly to her teaching approach and her aims which are- to help her students to move mindfully and increase strength and flexibility, agility, muscle tone and breath control.She is passionate about yoga in all forms and trained using ancient Indian methods learned in her various studies all over the world. Her speciality is Vinyasa flow (based on her Jivamukti, Hatha and Ashtanga studies)

Alex Estornel and Valentina, two of our fabulous teachers, striking a Pilates pose on board a Catamaran. This was a great day off from training. Well almost a day off he he.
Image 2. Alex Estornel and Valentina, two of our fabulous teachers, striking a Pilates pose on board a Catamaran. This was a great day off  from training for our group. Well almost a day off he he.

These were two of my expert teachers- Valentina Parmigiani and Alex Estornel having a well earned day off from teaching. Always good to balance working hard with taking time to unwind after all it’s all about balance. Master Pilates Teacher Alex Estornel is a professional dancer and Pilates instructor who started his career performing with recording artists such as Jennifer Lopez. After sustaining an injury, Alex discovered a passion for Pilates, using the technique to rehabilitate and to correct misalignments, and went on to train under Carrie Macy, a Romana Kryzanowska alumnus. Romana Kryzanowska based in LA. (June 30 1923 – August 30, 2013) was an American Pilates instructor trained by Joseph Pilates (founder of Pilates) and his wife Clara.

Ha ha then it was my turn and holding the Pilates Teaser on the rocky waves was harder than it looked.
Ha ha then it was my turn and holding the Pilates Teaser on the rocky waves was harder than it looked.

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