Yes! I just went out and bought a plant for my studio today!! And I use tons of props with my students but have never tried the the half balls! So can’t wait to try those. Like how you can challenge stability and mobility with them!!
Amazing Bonnie - love hearing that! The studies on plants and their impact on health, breath, and the nervous system are encouraging - and so simple! There's some good research on which types of plants are best for a Studio environment - but anything is a good start. I'll be curious to hear if any of your students comment on it. And the half-balls are a game-changer for re-wiring the body from the ground up. Enjoy!
So glad to watch you at pilates anytime. Loved your tutorial! Very interesting subject that really made me think of changes that I want to do in my studio. Loved the half balls very interesting prop. Would love to see more of your videos at pilates anytime!!
My studio is large and has lots of plants and my clients love it! I even get gifts of pot plants for the studio! I love my space....tending to my plants between classes and clients is also relaxing for me! Love using props for sensory feedback especially the soft ball for thoracic extension....my clients favourite!! Thanks loved the info!
Morning Anna and Karen : Thanks for the ! I'd love to hear which changes you're thinking of making to your Studio inspired from the tutorial? That seriously makes me so happy! I hear you on the calming and grounding impact of taking care of plants in between sessions Karen - my clients + coworkers sometimes have to drag me away from my plant walls at Studio 26. Thoracic extension with a soft ball is a go-to keeper for sure: try adding the small rotations to dial up multiple planes too, it feels great. The small half-balls are awesome, innovative and versatile. Programming sensory challenges and input via the feet to prepare for closed chain work like this is a great way to ground clients and connect them immediately into their session. Thanks for watching and your feedback - more videos are on the way. Enjoy!