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What's Your (Pilates) Dogma?

Being so closely associated with ‘dogmatic’, it’s easy for dogma to be something of a dirty word. Yet, if we take my dictionary definition (overlooking the first, which is specific to religion) – “a belief, principle, or doctrine or a code of beliefs, principles or doctrines…” – then it seems essential to any purposeful practice.¬† 790 more words

Joseph Pilates

I do Movement, Part 3

Or, if you haven’t already, you really should attend an Ido Portal workshop.

I’ve already written (here and here) in the immediate aftermath of attending Movement X and The Corset, and then Movement X and Handbalancing and have been thinking for a while of trying to express my lasting appreciation for those experiences. 387 more words

Pilates teachers (don't necessarily) know best

Yes, I’m afraid I’ve been browsing Facebook forums again – and¬†becoming struck by the tone of some teachers’ comments with reference to other movement disciplines, and other exercise professionals. 829 more words

Joseph Pilates

Human Movement - Conor McGregor, Yoga, Ido Portal

I’m currently in the 3rd week of my sabbatical from corporate working life, it has been an interesting experience thus far. A big part of taking this break was allowing me to pursue other endeavours and experience/learn new skills. 571 more words



“The body will become better at whatever you do, or don’t do. If you don’t move, your body will make you better at not moving. If you move, your body will allow you more movement.”

– Ido Portal


I do Movement, Part 2

Ten months on from my first ‘live’ exposure to Ido Portal and his work, I’m sitting in a plane on the way home from another four days of the Ido Portal method in Finland. 1,522 more words

Re-connecting to your body

I think that many people can relate to the idea that we as a species have become disconnected from our bodies. Culturally the body has become either a storage unit for the brain to get from point A to point B or just as a way to show off ourselves to get laid. 842 more words