I'm thrilled to share that Michal Harvey will start teaching at Spiral Spine Pilates in mid-November. I had the pleasure of training Michal, and can't wait for you to learn from her. Her unique teaching style is reflective of her background as a professional ballet dancer and her pure joy of ... [ Read On ]
Spiral Spine Pilates welcomes Sarah Case
I'm excited to welcome Sarah Case to the teaching staff of Spiral Spine Pilates. Sarah is a Balanced Body comprehensively trained Pilates instructor and nonpartisan political analyst. Sarah originally came to Pilates years ago in hopes of alleviating low back pain. She quickly became enamored with ... [ Read On ]
How can I attend the Scoliosis Intensive workshop virtually?
You really, really want to attend the Scoliosis Intensive workshop at Spiral Spine Pilates, but you just can't make it in person. Don't worry, I've got your back. Here's how to replicate that experience from your own home or studio. Since the Scoliosis Intensive workshop is for both practitioners ... [ Read On ]
Is scoliosis a disability?
The definition of disability is “a physical or mental condition that limits a person’s movements, senses, or activities.” i Since I have scoliosis and specialize in working with people who have scoli, I’m often asked if scoliosis is a disability. I have very strong feelings about this topic, but ... [ Read On ]
Side Plank Theory for Scoliosis Raises Questions
Back in 2014, Dr. Loren Fishman's side plank theory for scoliosis research was published in the Wall Street Journal, and it caused quite a stir. In case you need a refresher, the study claimed that doing a yoga side plank on one side every day will decrease the curves in people with ... [ Read On ]
Is there a cure for scoliosis? What your doctor won’t tell you
During September of 2019 I ran a huge giveaway of scoliosis resource products on Instagram called Scoli September. I ended up sending 43 packages filled with scoliosis books, journals, workout videos, teaching videos, and swag out around the world. It was a lot of fun to be the scoli Santa. The ... [ Read On ]