This course offers a beautiful blend of Marta’s background from Qi Gong, Dance and Gyrotonic to Pilates! Explore more advanced concepts and principles in this dynamic work.
Sliding Pilates focuses on the circularity of movement. By allowing the breath and the movement to loop back into itself there is increased continuity and integrity. This fosters a more advanced style of physicality. The breath cycles in and out with an innate circularity. This is the experience of an inhalation feeding into an exhalation and vice versa. This connection facilitates a deep and embodied kinesthetic awareness.
Unlike the regular Pilates mat work where the movements are more linear, with a start and stop quality, Sliding Pilates uses movement in a variety of dynamic planes. With the use of the discs and the Pilates vocabulary, Sliding Pilates incorporates the work of the reformer and the classic mat work. This creates a more complete and complex workout. The discs slide on the floor guiding arm and leg movements. The feedback from the floor offers the opportunity to utilize deeper muscular connections.
Sliding Pilates conditions the body by offering motions that increase the fluidity of the spine, open the joints and stretch the musculature of the body in a supportive and strengthening manner.
Dissociation is the ability to differentiate movements of the body or the stabilization of one part in the opposite direction of another. This is inherent in the Pilates work. In Sliding Pilates, this, as well as more sophisticated concepts and principles of movement, are explored in greater depth.
Upcoming Dates & Locations
Sat & Sun 10am-6pm
Marta Hernandez Studio, Vancouver