Discovering Pure Classical Pilates

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Peter Fiasca, PhD, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 196 pages
Discovering Pure Classical Pilates looks deeply into Joseph Pilates' traditional method of mental and physical conditioning by describing its foundations, goals, movement qualities and benefits. Specific attention is given to the ways in which market forces, individual creativity or ambition lead to deterioration and commercialization of the traditional Pilates method. This book harkens back in time to Joseph Pilates' own two books-Your Health (1934) and Return to Life Through Contrology (1945)-by exploring social, economic, psychological and spiritual issues associated with his traditional work. There is so much more to Discovering Pure Classical Pilates! Within this book, you will uncover the passionate and priceless treasures found only in the historically accurate technique as taught by traditionalists throughout the world.
 

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Contents

Chapter
4
Joseph Pilates Periodic Table of Elements
18
The Apparatus
34
The Spiritual Dimension
53
Four Necessary Conditions of Joseph Pilates
61
Fine Art of the Flow
80
Psychological Defense Trends Reflected in Pilates
98
An Interpersonal Learning Lab
111
Professions and Professional Membership
141
Chapter 7
153
Joseph Pilates Traditional Work
164
A Call for a Return to the Classics
180
References
186
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About the author (2009)

Peter's unique perspective comes from years of experience as a Romana Kryzanowska certified Pilates teacher. Peter’s many years of study culminate into intriguing and fun workshops that periodically highlight the interrelationship between traditional Pilates and overall health. Because of his extensive work as a teacher trainer, instructors, students and the public can benefit from Peter's insights into the traditional Pilates method. Peter’s devotion with Pilates began in 1988, when he took his first class at Wee-Tai Hom’s studio in Manhattan. As his passion grew, he pursued teacher training at Drago’s Gym, receiving certification in 1998 from famed master teacher Romana Kryzanowska. Over the years, he honed his teaching and his practice with regular lessons from Romana, as well as from master trainers Jay Grimes, Kathy Grant, and other distinguished, traditional instructors. Peter continues to study the work and has dedicated himself to the preservation of the Pilates method, creating the ClassicalPilates.net worldwide directory of traditional instructors. Producer and director of the award-winning Classical Pilates Technique series of six DVDs as well as author of their critically reviewed companion book, Discovering Pure Classical Pilates and editor/contributor in Voices of Classical Pilates, Peter has been a frequent guest instructor at training centers throughout the U.S., Europe, and South America. He appeared in Romana Kryzanowska’s first commercial DVD project, demonstrating the Pilates Mat workout, as well as the DVD titled "Pilates Revealed," with master teacher Jay Grimes.

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