Pilates & Yoga
Hakomi & Somatics
Preserving the Heritage
of Joseph Pilates
Inner Motion Yoga
Focuses on practicing the asanas with the intent of creating core openings and thus releasing tension in the deepest layer of the body.
Developed by Dr. Arthur Lincoln Pauls based on the findings of Lawrence Jones, D.O., which state that working WTH the body, rather than focusing on the dysfunction, will result in spontaneous release.
Developed by Dr. Thomas Hanna based on the work of “successful aging” by Moshe Feldenkrais and Hans Selye. It addresses the somatic pathology learned as adaptive responses to trauma and stress.
An experiental and body-centered psychotherapy.
Developed by Dr. Richard Bartlett, is an intent-focused energy medicine system of healing. Matrix Energetics brings about shifts in consciousness by touching energy with hand, heart and mind.
Tibetan Singing Bowls
Sound and vibration create deep relaxation in the body that result in increased flow of energy. Given that all matter is vibration, using sound healing leads to a higher organization of all systems.
The Matrix Energetics work I did with Inge felt lighter and penetrated more deeply than any touch. It was utterly unobtrusive, with no physical or verbal probing or lengthy process. Yet the images that Inge I and shared during the process, and our discussion of them, cut right to the chase. It revealed my major dilemma and block in life, and the simple solution to it; a more direct path to my goal.Lawyer
Thanks you so much for giving Matrix Energetics to my hip joint. When I stood up from a chair the evening before, I evidently twisted and the left hip joint misaligned and it was really painful to walk. Some of the exercises at Pilates seemed to aggravate it. I laid on my back and you sent Matrix to my hip for a couple of minutes. I felt a shift in the hip and have had no problems since.Writer
After my second hip replacement I wanted to make sure my legs would be strong. Inge certainly helped me achieve this goal and also overall good body strength. I will go forever in order to maintain this strength. The Healing Bowls are peaceful and relaxing.Grandmother
Tailor-made is the best way to describe Inge’s classes. We each get a private session within a group of five, so that none of us are doing the same movement at the same time. For me, that focus in every class on what’s best for my body today, is the ultimate reason I’ve been going to Inge’s Pilates for a dozen years.Nurse
In pilates, she can look at your body and know exactly what areas you need to work on without you saying a word. I have been fortunate to work with her when my body is going through crisis and I am not able to pinpoint the exact origin. I have experienced her healing with the Tibetan Bowls that have always brought me right back to center and able to work with her in aligning my body to heal itself; it is relaxing, nourishing to my body and soul and rejuvenating.
The modality that I find most effective and precise is when she has done Matrix work on me. It has taken her less than a few minutes to relieve tension and pain being held in my body. The Matrix work goes beyond this dimension and reaches into past patterns we have established in our bodies and she is able to shift those patterns into the healthy pattern we are meant to have in our bodies. There is such a quick shift that it seems unbelievable, but the shift has always held for me and I am functioning on a higher level of performance.
I would highly recommend Inge whether it is for pilates, rejuvenation or recovering from a physical or emotional trauma. She is a rare gem of a healer.Teacher
The Life and History of
Joseph H. Pilates was born December 9, 1883 in Mönchengladbach, Germany. His father, Heinrich Friedrich Pilates, was a metal worker and enthusiastic gymnast, and his mother was a housewife.
Pilates was a sickly child and suffered from asthma, rickets, and rheumatic fever, and he dedicated his entire life to improving his physical strength. He was introduced by his father to gymnastics and body-building, and to martial arts like jiu jitsu and boxing. By the age of 14, he was fit enough to pose for anatomical charts. Pilates came to believe that the “modern” life-style, bad posture, and inefficient breathing lay at the roots of poor health. He ultimately devised a series of exercises and training-techniques and engineered all the equipment, specifications, and tuning required to teach his methods properly.
Pilates was originally a gymnast and bodybuilder, but when he moved to England in 1912, he earned a living as a professional boxer, circus-performer, and self-defense trainer at police schools and Scotland Yard. Nevertheless, the British authorities interned him during World War I along with other German citizens in an internment camp, first in Lancaster Castle where he taught wrestling and self-defence, boasting that his students would emerge stronger than they were before their internment. It was here that he began refining and teaching his minimal equipment system of mat exercises that later became “Contrology”. He was then transferred to another internment camp on the Isle of Man. During this involuntary break, he began to intensively develop his concept of an integrated, comprehensive system of physical exercise, which he himself called “Contrology”. He studied yoga and the movements of animals and trained his fellow inmates in fitness and exercises.
After World War I, he returned to Germany and collaborated with important experts in dance and physical exercise such as Rudolf Laban. In Hamburg, he also trained police officers. When he was offered to train members of the German army, he left his native country, disappointed with its political and social conditions, and emigrated to the United States. In about 1925, Pilates migrated to the United States. On the ship to America, he met his future wife Clara. The couple founded a studio in New York City and directly taught and supervised their students well into the 1960s. “Contrology”, related to encouraging the use of the mind to control muscles, focusing attention on core postural muscles that help keep the body balanced and provide support for the spine. In particular, Pilates exercises teach awareness of breath and of alignment of the spine, and strengthen the deep torso and abdominal muscles. [Historical information about Joseph Pilates above comes from Wikipedia]