A real Pilates Mat class where full participation is optional but making fools of ourselves is required.
Amelia has been teaching since 2013 when she obtained her Stott Pilates Mat certification. For a long time she was bored with the robotic, symmetrical, frontal movement she was teaching. As a solution, she developed comedy pilates to raise enthusiasm in a class where you basically do the same movement in slightly different forms for an hour. She found the comedy aspect really helped people release their jaw. If you are looking to build strength, be in your body, and not take yourself too seriously, this is the class for you! Video and full costume on for best results.
“I will definitely need to take a ibuprofen after this class.” -Casey, Salesforce Regional VP
“Wooo! So fun! And feeling connected and ready to move through the day.” - Molly, First Time Student
“Great class! Not funny though.” -Anonymous Internet Troll
Amelia discovered yoga while studying Kinesiology at Indiana University and is continuously informed by the practice as it relates to her various movement rituals. After years of being a student she began teaching in 2020 after receiving her RYT 200hr through her favorite local studio, The Loom. She enjoys incorporating her history in various somatic dance forms and exercise science into her teaching practice.
In class, a heightened bodily awareness is stimulated through deep integration of breath work and practices that challenge proprioception. Students are encouraged to focus on heightened anatomical awareness through a thoughtful and physically challenging approach to movement. In each class she presents many opportunities for exploration and play based on each students individuals needs and curiosities. She aims to create an experience that allows space for intuition to integrate into the more traditional and set pedagogies of the sequences she offers.