Balanced Body Pilates on Tour 2014

For the third year in the row PilatesTree attended Balanced Body Pilates on Tour, London.  This was the 67th PoT and 4th in the UK.  PoT is a great opportunity for teachers from many different countries and different schools to interact, mingle, play and work together and to expand our knowledge. Teachers from more than […]


State of Mind – Still Busy

Since the last blog State of mind 2 fast I have taken the time to find solutions to slow down my life, be more efficient, less tired and have more time.  Impossible – right? well apparently not,  actually there are people out there who live like that ;). I spoke to folks around me, reached out to […]


Getting to Know Joanne Elphinston (JEMS)

Since we have published our review of Joanne’s workshop JEMS Functional Foundations for Pilates Teachers: Dynamic Movement Principles for Work, Sport and Life  we have received numerous inquiries for further information and workshop dates.  We decided to go to the source and ask: Who is Joanne Elphinston? That’s quite a tricky philosophical question to begin with! I […]


15 Tips For Writing Great Blogs

Who?What?When?Where?Why?How?  Don’t let rules and regulations deter you from writing from your heart because those are the best blogs, written with love and passion! However, here are some guidelines to help you capture your audience more effectively: Subject: Pick a focus or a niche something you are ‘dying’ to express yourself about, write it in […]


Garuda Studio

  The new Garuda Studio.   Last Thursday we went to meet James D’Silva and Alison Beecham at their beautiful new studio in the heart of St Johns Wood (have a look at pictures below).  From the main road we walked in through an iron gate down a pebble laid path into lower ground floor entrance, how very English.   As we entered […]


What is Pilates About?

Pilates (or as originally called Contrology) is a form of physical exercise system, developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 1900’s, which aims to develop balanced body and mind through whole body health, whole body commitment and breath. “Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness.  Our interpretation of physical fitness is the attainment and maintenance of […]


Pilates Matwork Repertoire – The Hundred

The Hundred exercise in Pilates got its name because you hold the exercise for 100 counts.  In classical Pilates matwork repertoire you start your session with The Hundred to warm up, get your breathing strong and your blood oxygenated.  It strengthens your abdominals, develops trunk stabilisation and stimulates coordination. Point of caution: Work at your own pace and if […]