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 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.
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.
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.