I love small Pilates classes.
I love teaching them and I love taking them! I am a firm believer that every movement experience you have is a chance to work on your own movement practice, learn new things about your body, and keep your body healthy.
What you’ll find in a small group class setting is that instructors will be guiding the whole class through a movement, watching bodies, and giving cues that everyone can benefit from, and making sure that no one is doing anything that might be unsafe in their body. From a learning atmosphere there is so much benefit to this type of atmosphere where students are empowered to explore their body’s movements, listen to cues, and adjust to find what works in their body.
If you are someone who normally takes group classes I want to suggest that every once in a while, you take a private lesson. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised and excited by the things you can learn!
By taking even one private session every three or four months you’ll find your instructor can help you find some things in your movement practice that you can focus on and practice in your small group classes. This fine-tuning session can really help you to keep progressing and working your way toward any movement goals you may have.
It’s a great chance to ask questions about exercises that challenge you or you don’t feel like you are doing quite right. And if you are feeling a little “blah” about your Pilates practice, some individualized tips can really add new life to your practice and leave you inspired to keep working on things!