Trudi, thank you for your comment about a "gasping breath" because it gives me a chance to talk about that (-: I was making a point that if you exhale every last atom as Joe suggests, there is a vacuum and one can take advantage of that to inhale capaciously (Joe's word). Sometimes a teacher will exaggerate something as you know to make sure a client truly gets it. I wanted them to experience the biggest breath they could. Sorry that the sound is annoying (-:
I think the class is good. BUT there's just too much talking. I like a faster pace. I feel this much talking should be for a level 1 or 2. By time we get to three, we WANT work. And should know what we are doing. But still. It's a nice class.
Such a great class! Rachel has such a grace and ease to her teaching - it's reflective of her 25 years of hard work and commitment towards moving the Pilates teacher training standard forwards. Thank you Rachel and Pilates Anytime. My back feels so freed up after a heavy week of teaching and my spirit is soaring. Just lovely. X