Pilates for Dancers/ Advanced
with Yuko Matsuyama
This Pilates-based training is designed for dancers and advanced movers. The training begins with conditioning workouts and warm-up exercises. The use of a slow, full breathing pattern provides easy access to the core abdominal muscles and pelvic floor. We will then practice more dynamic strength exercises based on the classic Pilates Mat-exercises from Joseph Pilates. Throughout the training, we direct our attention to breathing, learning to synchronize the breath with physical movement. This training aims to eliminate muscle strength imbalances, to improve flexibility, core-stabilization, and energy flow.