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If we could learn how to balance rest against effort, calmness against strain, quiet against turmoil, we would assure ourselves of joy in living and psychological health for life.

– JOSEPHINE RATHBONE

“Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.” 

– Chinese Proverb

MOVEMENT LAB:

Movement Lab will be starting in the new year (keep your eyes peeled here).  It’s a dynamic class integrating somatic pilates, floorwork, & release technique.  It is done to music.  You will leave feeling energized & relaxed at the same time, aka:  Wrung-out!  A moderate fitness level required.  Great for movers of any kind.

R100 Drop-in

PRIVATES & SEMI-PRIVATES PILATES:

If you have some extra space in your living room, I can come to you for a private or semi-private.  Available weekday mornings.  Contact me to make your booking.

1 person:  R390

2 people:  R540

*If you have a private group larger than this, we can make an arrangement as well.

 

SUP PILATES!:

Come try SUP PILATES with me @ remote, local tidal pools!!  (or, tell your friends traveling to Cape Town to do so too!).  🙂

*NO PADDLEBOARDING OR PILATES experience required!*

Contact me here to set it up!

ON THIS NOTE, Kelly offers personalized curation on your travels to Cape Town & surrounding areas.  See on the link for more details

Kelly has been deeply immersed & mentored in the work of a somatic pilates approach for the past several years through Bodies Mind, in Marin County, California.  The work implements movement sequencing from Joe Pilates, approached through a somatic lens.  In both dance & pilates, Kelly focuses on gravity & bones.

In addition, Kelly has been moving her whole life, be it in gymnastics, skiing, swimming, hiking, surfing, etc.  She got her Bachelors of Interior Architecture & nearly minored in dance at the University of Oregon, with a focus mainly on modern (release technique) & African dance.  She then took years of release & floorwork classes in the San Francisco Bay Area, primarily at ODC &  ROCO.

Her thesis project in 2000 was designing a “movement therapy center”, which she realizes, has continued to deeply permeate her life & work to this day.

She is a conceptual artist, focusing on large-scale public art & mixed media (be it via installation, photography, dance, poetry, &/or video, ETC.!).  She has often tangoed the above with the gathering of people together for experiential events, as a type of “experiential curator” or “creative midwife”.  

The cumulative years of influence around movement & the use of + perception of space via dance, architecture, art, pilates, & life have inspired & led her to teach.

*Image of Terence Lewis Contemporary Dance Company dancers.