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Anatomy in 3-D Rocked My World

Anatomy in 3-D Rocked My World

The last weekend in February was Anatomy in 3-D workshop at Soma Pilates Redmond. With Janet Sunderland (owner of Soma Pilates Redmond and Balanced Body faculty member) guiding us step by step, we built the muscles of the human thigh, spine, trunk, shoulder and neck on a 2 1/2 foot skeleton with special 3-D animation clay that never dries and is

Bodhi Suspension System at Soma Pilates Redmond

Bodhi Suspension System at Soma Pilates Redmond

  The Balanced Body Bodhi Suspension System has arrived at Soma Pilates Redmond!  If you haven’t tried it, you really should.  Similar to TRX, the Bodhi Suspension System is a body-weight bearing exercise system that combines strength training with the lengthening benefits of Pilates.  Unlike the TRX, Bodhi has four points of suspension instead of two, providing

Tax Free Pilates?

Hey, did you know that the Federal Government allows Pilates to be done tax-free via HSA and FSA dollars if you have a Letter of Medical Necessity filled out by your Doctor?  Your benefits provider will have the LMN form on their website or can email it to you.  A Letter of Medical Necessity does require

Movement, Mindfulness and Vino!

Movement, Mindfulness and Vino!

Soma Pilates’ 10-year anniversary party was a lively mix of learning, moving and fun.  Throughout the daylong event we welcomed clients, fellow Pilates instructors, friends and neighboring businesses for classes, workshops, shopping and socializing.  A highlight of the celebration was Valentin, an internationally known Pilates Instructor and Balanced Body faculty member who taught two masterclasses for our clients, and a

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