Category Archives: Lifelong learning

Where’s Mariska?

Some of our students have been asking where I’ve been lately, so I thought I’d take to the blog and catch you up. In late May, I had a CT-scan for a weird bulge in my abdomen. It came back … Continue reading

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Exercise and Your Brain

Last summer, I went to Pilates Anytime in Santa Barbara with a mission: Teach people how mind-body movement really works Fill a gap in fitness education by overviewing the anatomy of the central nervous system – the computer behind both … Continue reading

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Why is Pilates so Darn Expensive?

When I first moved to Washington, D.C., the first thing that shocked me was the road system. Numbers and letters (I get it – a grid!) but wait – diagonals (huh?) and circles (what?). Most of these roads were designed … Continue reading

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Journey with Julian – Part Two

I should start today’s post with a disclaimer.  I don’t know anything about sports.  I watch about 1/8 of a football game each year – the Super Bowl – and that’s only because I go to Ben and Rachel’s party … Continue reading

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Journey with Julian – Part One

I’m in San Diego this week working on my mentorship with Julian Littleford, an amazing Pilates Master who has literally handed my ass to me today.  I had to carry it home in my purse, and I’m not completely sure … Continue reading

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