It’s Here! Join me on a Pilates Retreat in Maui

I am beyond excited for my Pilates Retreat in April of 2017! Besides my love for Spring I am honored to share a week of Pilates classes, workshops and the beaches of Maui, Hawaii with my friend, colleague and incredible Pilates instructor Arlene Taus Soloman.

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  • December 18, 2016
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I am beyond excited for my Pilates Retreat in April of 2017! Besides my love for Spring I am honored to share a week of Pilates classes, workshops and the beaches of Maui, Hawaii with my friend, colleague and incredible Pilates instructor Arlene Taus Soloman.

This retreat is one to attend! We have the opportunity to do sunrise and sunset mat classes right on the beach. Arlene will be leading a workshop on self-massage, and I will lead one on goals that rock your soul. There will also be a welcome dinner and a celestial movie night! Yes, right outside under the stars we will watch some amazing videos of Joseph Pilates. Can you picture it?

What I love most about this Pilates retreat is that your friends and family can join you in Maui. They can sleep in, take in some sites and then when you’re done with your Pilates session or workshop you can join up and enjoy the wonders together. We have meal options for non-attendees as well. Please contact me if you would like info on this option.

Maui books up! Don’t hesitate to snag your spot here. Also, get on Air B&B and snag your dream Maui abode. For more details read below or click here.

xx~LL

Five nights, April 2nd – 7th. The locale for this retreat will be centered around Arlene’s home-studio which is a beach shack that sits up on a bluff overlooking a favorite beach park known as Charley Young Beach. The park is situated in an old neighborhood with a mixed demographic and very local feel. The beach house has a rustic, weathered, vintage vibe actually remnant of “Old Hawaii.” There are beautiful, simple accommodations available on the 2nd floor above the studio as well as other oceanfront vacation rentals to choose from along the coastline to the right and left of the Pilates studio. In addition to swimming, beach walks, rejuvenating outdoor sunrise and sunset mat sessions you will have access to a fully equipped studio with 2 Reformers, Cadillac, Chairs & Barrels and two Pilates teachers! Lesley & Arlene will present workshops and offer Private Sessions and Open Studio classes throughout the week so expect to sweat, deepen your Pilates practice and at the same time relax, have fun in the sun and eat well. Our very own personal Chef Derrick will prepare for us fresh, healthy breakfasts, luncheons and two special dinners with entertainment- a first night Welcome Feast featuring local cuisine followed by a Celestial Cinema Gala- an outdoor screening of archival Joe Pilates films and a final night Farewell Banquet with Hawaiian Hula Dancers!

The Location
The Hawaiian Islands (Hawaiian: Mokupuni o Hawai‘i) are an archipelago of eight major islands, several atolls and numerous smaller islets in the North Pacific Ocean. The Hawaiian phrase “No Ka ‘Oi” (meaning the best) is used when referencing the island of Maui. We’ll be on the south side of Maui enjoying the laid-back coastal town of Kihei. With a blend of warm tropical sunshine, varying humidity, ocean breezes and trade winds, Kihei’s daytime temperatures average between 85 and 90 degrees year round, evening temperatures are about 10 degrees cooler. Although the Island of Maui is small, it has an incredible selection of micro-climates depending on altitude and weather. Kihei is typically hot, dry and sunny but drive a short distance and you can be in a rainforest or a mountainous frozen alpine ecosystem. While being immersed in the practice of Pilates, you’ll also have a spectacular list of optional excursions to experience; hiking through a bamboo forest, or along the dramatic black rock coastline of Wai’anapanapa or through the backcountry of Mt. Haleakala through stark volcanic landscapes and sub-tropical rain forest. And the list goes on, stroll an endless stretch of sandy beaches, swim under waterfalls, snorkel with sea turtles, book a reservation on a boat, try surfing, stand up paddling or simply relax, book a massage, drive through the historic villages of Paia & Makawao, shop and eat. “Maui No Ka ‘Oi”!

Accommodations
You choose your accommodations. We put together a variety of places to stay that are close by the Pilates studio, ranging from luxurious 5-star hotels, oceanfront resorts, vacation rentals & condo’s with full kitchens and budget friendly Airbnb’s. To get the most out of this retreat, book your accommodations right away because of oceanfront rooms in Hawaii book up faster than you can blink an eye! Even up to a year out!
Click here to find accommodations, register, and PayPal;

Price $1,500
Reserve your spot with a non-refundable $300 deposit.
Full payment is due February 1, 2017.

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SUCH A TEASE

ONLINE MAT & REFORMER PILATES CLASS DESCRIPTIONS:

Teaser is probably one of the most photographed exercises in Pilates. Which makes people think it's a "peak pose." But, it's anything but! It's simply another layer to your Pilates practice. This week we will acknowledge how each exercise contributes to your ability to do Teaser (someday) and then how Teaser teaches you where to get curious in your practice.

On the Mat we will use light weights for one round of Teaser as they can be helpful for those still adding into their practice.
No props on the Reformer.

See you in class,

xx~LL

MAT EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Your awesome self, light weights and a Mat!

>> Wondering what mat I’m using? You can find out more here.

REFORMER EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Your awesome self and a Reformer!

>> Wondering what reformer I’m using? You can find out more here.

UP, UP, & AWAY

ONLINE MAT, REFORMER, CADILLAC & WUNDA CHAIR PILATES CLASS DESCRIPTIONS:

We are all going to feel like Super Humans after this month!!

Whenever I’m in a hard exercise (for me) where I’m holding myself up with my arms and reaching my legs away I picture myself with super human strength!!! I can do ANYTHING! It makes me smile and helps me stay STRONG.

This month our exercise is Up Stretch and when you think about it - reaching your legs away and staying strong over the carriage may feel a lot like flying!

We’ll be focusing on stabilizing our strong cores while staying equally balanced in our arms and legs. We are giving you some amazing building blocks by merging strength and stretch in all directions. You are going to get a little bit of everything that you can use to connect to your Up Stretch (and even your Roll Up and Knee Stretches Off).

Chair: Please have a foam roller and a balance pad available. We are going to challenge your balance safely.

xx-LL

GATHER ROUND

Online Mat & Reformer Pilates Class Descriptions:

We gather good things in circles…friends, flowers, pie! So let’s get our circles on! In this week’s Mat and Reformer classes we’ll be focusing on how the size and shape of circular work changes how we feel an exercise. We’ll even be adding some circular movements along the way! You won’t need any extra props and please, have your box for the Reformer class.

See you in class,
Tami

MAT EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Your awesome self, and a mat!

>> Wondering what mat I’m using? You can find out more here.

REFORMER EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Your awesome self, box and a reformer!

>> Wondering what reformer I’m using? You can find out more here.

ROW ROW ROW YOUR BOAT

Online Mat & Reformer Pilates Class Descriptions:

This week we will focus on all things Rowing! How do the other exercises help our rowing series and how does rowing influence the others! Finding the arm/back connection throughout the class is how we will Row Row Row Our Boat to the finish line!

Light hand weights needed for the Mat class!

See you in class,
Mindi

    MAT EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Your awesome self, light hand weights and a mat!

    >> Wondering what mat I’m using? You can find out more here.

    REFORMER EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Your awesome self and a reformer!

    >> Wondering what reformer I’m using? You can find out more here.

    STAND BY ME

    Online Mat & Reformer Pilates Class Descriptions:

    The key to longevity is being able to get down to the ground and up again with as little assistance as possible. In this weeks class we are going to focus on how to stand in your feet no matter where they are in space.

    On the Mat we will have a playful ending that Joseph Pilates would do!

    The Reformer we’ll end challenging ourselves standing on our carriage. (Options to do the exercises off the Reformer too!)

    No props needed.

    See ya in class,

    xx~LL 💋

    MAT EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Your awesome self and a mat!

    >> Wondering what mat I’m using? You can find out more here.

    REFORMER EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Your awesome self and a reformer!

    >> Wondering what reformer I’m using? You can find out more here.

    LOOK MA, NO HANDS!

    Online Mat, Reformer, Cadillac & Wunda Chair Pilates Class Descriptions:

    We’re going to focus on the muscles that help us get up/down to a chair, toilet, in/out of a car, and to the ground without the use of our hands to help.

    As we age, we can lose strength, flexibility, mobility in these leg and core muscles which results in us using our arms and hands to get up and down.

    Let’s keep these bodies as young as we can by practicing getting up and down with only our legs, our center, and our strong back.

    Reformer: No props needed
    Cadillac/Tower: Reformer box
    Mat: Theraband
    Chair: No props needed

    See ya in class,

    xx-LL 💋

    HANG 10

    ONLINE MAT, REFORMER, CADILLAC & WUNDA CHAIR PILATES CLASS DESCRIPTIONS:

    Grip strength as well as upper body strength plays an important role in so many different exercises throughout the mat and all apparatus. Our grip can influence the connection from our wrists - to our arms - to our back. And building strength in our chest and upper back can help us connect more to our center in every exercise.

    All month long we’ll explore the feeling, the strength, and the position of our hands and upper body to see how our exercises change with a little extra focus. We’ll also play with ways to gain more strength and awareness in our chest and upper back to create even more connections to the exercises.

    Props:
    Chair - short pole* and a foam roller for balance
    *A thicker pole or roll down bar size might feel nice, but no worries you’ll find your connections no matter what you have on hand!
    Mat: a pole
    Reformer: No props needed
    Cadillac: No props needed

    See ya in class,
    xx-LL 💋

    I LOVE ROCK & ROLL UP

    Online Mat & Reformer Pilates Class Descriptions:

    Finding some love for Roll Up and Open Leg Rocker isn't easy! But, these two exercises unlock the potential for so many other exercises. And what we don't like we often need. So, let's dive into what we need to rock our Roll Ups and Open leg Rockers and see how that changes the rest of our practice in the meantime.

    Mat: Magic Circle, Pole or Theraband
    Reformer: have your shortbox pole near by

    xx~LL

    MAT EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Your awesome self, Magic Circle, Pole or Theraband and a mat!

    >> Wondering what mat I’m using? You can find out more here.

    REFORMER EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Your awesome self, short box and a reformer!

    >> Wondering what reformer I’m using? You can find out more here.