Chi, baby

Is it “chi” or “qi”?  However you spell it, we are talking about the life force in your body.  If you are feeling tired or stagnant, move your chi and you can feel better instantly.  Try this two minute pick me up to feel GOOD.


tis the season: drink up

Don’t forget to give yourself the gift of hydration.  Learn the benefits of drinking up to motivate you, especially at this time of year.

If you would like to donate money to bring fresh water to under developed countries, this organization gives 100% of your tax deductible contribution to water projects. You can contribute any amount. It’s very simple and legit. Just visit this great website (after watching my video of course).  Everyone deserves fresh water. Thank you!



My Sweet Potato

Have a laugh and a dance with Petite Child as she shares her favorite, healthy, two minute recipe for the sweet potato.

This vegetable is mother nature’s richest source of beta carotene.

The recipe is at the end of the video.


4-7-8 breath

Learn a quick, simple, ancient breathing technique that will calm your nervous system, curve your cravings and help you fall asleep at night.  It’s as simple as 4-7-8.


Disc a-go-go

Are you having one of those “bad back” days?  Do you want your back pain to “go go”?  Here are a few simple ways to get out of spazm and find your mobility.  Learn how the discs need to move in every direction with a few simple exercises.


Another cup of Joe

After an inspiring trip to the Gila Wilderness,  I was thankful for the strength Pilates gave me to endure and thrive on an 18 mile trek.  Let’s love those 100’s and enjoy the footage at the end, of Joe, circa 1936, working out in the woods.


Keep your cool

Petite Amour Child (Julia Child’s illegitimate love child) is back with a cool summer recipe to beat the heat.  A tasty way to enjoy the benefits of raw cabbage, almonds and sunflower seeds.  Just add chicken or shrimp for a complete easy meal in a bowl. Bon Appetite!


The power of words.

Words can make you depressed, ecstatic, make you feel loved or lonely.  You can use them to strengthen your chakras and calm your mind. Have a “yummy ” time with me.


Your Flying Trapezius

Learn how to release tension in your neck, shoulders and upper back by discovering your trapezius muscle with imagery, using the Franklin Method.  Bring the “sexy” back to your back.



Jumping is a great way to warm up your muscles before your Pilates mat work.  It also builds bone density, releases endorphins, burns calories and helps with lymph drainage.  Jump along with me and Joe.


Return to the Fountain of Youth

Try these five simple exercises in less than 5 minutes to turn back the aging clock and return to your juicy youthiness!  We have done these in my classes and now you can practice with me at home.


Express yourself

What could you achieve if you were completely uninhibited and there was nothing stopping you?
I am here to support you and say “Go for it!

What can you say yes to that will make your heart sing and your loins quiver?
I am posting a fave video from last summer in celebration of saying yes and letting inhibitions go (with a little Cinco de Mayo thrown in for good measure).


Like New, Baby

I’m going to “give you the skinny” on the largest organ in your body.

Learn three easy steps you can take to look and feel younger, more energized and less stressed


Psoas take 2: move it!

We are continuing from the previous video.  You know where the psoas muscle is.   You can feel it.  You have learned how to relax it when it is stressed.  Now learn how using it with awareness can make many Pilates exercises feel deeper and more effortless.  Want a better teaser?  Watch now.


Introducing your amazing psoas!

Discover how this incredible muscle, which is one of the most important ones for standing and walking, could be causing low back pain, hip stiffness or a general state of fatigue or stress.

Get it working better so you can leap tall buildings with a single bound and land safely.

I will share with you three simple Franklin Method techniques to help develop awareness, relieve tension and relieve pain.


Party in a Glass

Feeling a little blah?  Instead of reaching for that glass of wine, bowl of ice cream or bag of cookies, try this refreshing green lemonade.  Organic, nutritious, chock full of antioxidants and oh so tasty.  Petite Child pays us a visit and brings us a party in a glass.  Today we are juicing, rebooting our health and mind set.

Share with us in the comments below how you like to reboot yourself in the winter.


Fascial Fitness

I know you like to be connected to the internet.

How connected are you with the inner “net” of your body, the fascia?

The fascia surrounds every bone, organ and muscle.  Without the fascia,  your muscles would look like a puddle of honey and your bones would be in a pile.

This wonderful inner “glove” has a wonderful elastic quality that should stretch and rebound.

Discover how to get that bounce back in your body with today’s video.


Tap your way to health

This is an important video.  I’m going to share one tapping technique that can speed your healing process ten fold. This is just one technique I learned a few years ago from Body Talk Access called “balancing the cortices”.

All illness and injuries are recorded in the brain.  This process speeds the innate process that  the body has to heal itself by balancing the brain with touch and breath.

I have had incredible results, stopping bleeding, bruising, and swelling in accidents.  Other friends have stopped seizures in their pets.  It’s non invasive and easy to do on yourself and friends.


Time of the season for your kidneys

Does the holiday season get you wrapped up in knots?

With the shopping, cooking, family, and traveling you might forget to take care of yourself.

If you are stressing out, not dressing warmly enough, eating too much party food  and forgetting to drink enough water, you could be depleting your kidney energy.
In Chinese medicine, the kidneys are the “gateway to vitality”.  So true!

Watch now for three simple things you can do to help these hard working organs.

Enjoy my Holiday extravaganza at the end and have a Merry Christmas!


Kiss (of ginger)

I woke  up with a cold and sore throat, after a plane  ride, a strange hotel, and lots of rich sweet, food.

The first thing I did when I got home was make myself some warm ginger tea.

Ginger is like a good kiss: heartwarming, a bit spicy and stimulates the appetite 😉

This root is miraculous in so many ways.

Watch now as I share at least 10  benefits of the kiss of ginger, and have a dance with me at the end.


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