About the Foundational Contrology Series:
In the Foundational Contrology course, you'll systematically explore the Reformer, Magic Circle, Cadillac, Small Barrel, and Wunda Chair. Whether you've never taken a class on the "equipment" before or are experienced but want to learn to maximize the effectiveness of each exercise, this series is a great opportunity to see how the different pieces of apparatus each have something unique to say to your body but in a united voice.
About the Foundational Silent Sculptor Series:
The fabulously compact Wunda Chair was designed by Joe Pilates to offer an intensely effective full-body workout at home. He even made his students buy them to maintain their fitness when he closed his New York City studio annually in the hot summer months.
“It is the only chair purposefully designed to pleasantly correct your present deplorable physical condition. It’s the silent artist-sculptor; moulding, forming and correcting every part of the human body – as you will it," he wrote.
In this course, you'll begin each workout with a vigorous Mat routine to warm your body and develop the foundational contrology skills needed to stretch with strength and control . Then after your Mat warmup, you'll move to the Wunda Chair and challenge those skills, discovering how it sculpts exactly as Joe promised.
What is "Foundational?"
Joe Pilates did not have levels for exercises in his studio, and neither do we. We use "foundational" to refer to the exercises that virtually everyone does, from new practitioners to experienced teachers. These exercises are the foundation of the work we do.
What is "Contrology?"
Joe Pilates originally called his method Contrology. "Contrology develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind, and elevates the spirit," he wrote in his book Return to Life.
How does a series work?
Your class will meet every week on the same day and time for five weeks in a row. The content has been carefully planned to build systematically, so there are no drop-ins, transfers, or early cancellations allowed. If you must miss a class, you may take a private lesson with Austin or Riley that week for just $20 to make up what you've missed. This format is unique to our other apparatus group classes.
How many people will be in class?
As always, our classes are limited to just three people.
How do I continue my Pilates practice after this series?
You will be well-prepared to join our non-series classes, or you can sign up for a more advanced or different series!
Where can I learn more about Voltage Pilates?
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Foundational Contrology Series
Foundational Silent Sculptor Series
Saturdays at 2:00pm beginning September 26 | with Riley