This intermediate-level mat masterclass with Cara focuses on extension and helping you to strengthen your back-line, in order to prepare for more challenging, classical exercises.
You will need a small ball (overball) for this class (or a pillow will do if you don't have one!), plus yoga blocks and a resistance band.
With thanks to Hannah Cable and Penny Brian
Cara Reeser is the owner and Master Teacher at Pilates Aligned, Inc. in Denver, Colorado. She has earned a BA in Dance from Sarah Lawrence College and an MFA in Dance, from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
It was at NYU that Cara began her initial studies in the Pilates Method with first generation Master Teacher, Kathleen Stanford Grant. Cara continued to study with her mentor, Ms. Grant, until her death in 2010.
In 1993, Cara moved to Boulder, Colorado where she continued her Pilates training at The Pilates Center. After certification, Cara taught at the Center for six years and it was during this time that she began to develop her own work, greatly influenced by her teacher, Kathy Grant.
In 2000, Cara opened the first Pilates Aligned studio in Denver, where, today, Cara and her staff teach a growing clientele. In addition, Cara mentors visiting professionals and hosts a variety of Continuing Education workshops.
As a second-generation Pilates instructor and lineage carrier of the Kathy Grant work, Cara is a well respected and highly sought-after member of the worldwide Pilates industry. In addition, she has served on the faculty of Naropa University, where she taught courses in dance and movement studies. She, herself, is a modern dancer and choreographer, primarily, creating and performing in the Denver area – often at the invitation of fine arts and dance-space venues. Cara has also been a serious student of Yoga for more than 8 years – helping to round out her own knowledge of mind-body science.
For more information on Cara, visit www.carareeserpilates.com.
Filming by MK Ceesay (www.zigzagzig.co.uk)
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