Aloha! I'm writing to you all from beautiful Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii! I'm here to teach a Posture Alignment Specialist Certification Seminar.
I can't possibly communicate with accurate depth how grateful I am to be in Kailua right now. It feels like I've come full circle in my professional career, and in fact, it truly has.
I am teaching PAS 1 & 2 Seminar at Pilates Training Center Hawaii, the very place where I first found posture alignment therapy.
Back in May of 2007, I had the opportunity to fly to Oahu for the day to visit. While at PTCH, I saw another Pilates instructor working with a client. While in the midst of a private pilates session, she was modifying a movement with a style almost identical to my own.
I can never express how seeing that practically knocked me over. In almost 10 years of teaching pilates, and almost 20 years of teaching movement, I had NEVER seen anyone else look at the person as a whole unit.
Although the client was in a pilates session, the instructor identified a joint dysfunction which limited the correct movement and function required of the exercise. The pilates instructor, Jeebee Yim was masterfully addressing her client's joint dysfunction with a corrective exercise (hooklying knee pillow squeezes) to create the proper demand.
I had been doing just that with my own clients for years! If the client couldn't do it, I was determined to figure out what wasn't happening in the body and then create a path and a way to facilitate it.