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 professional workshop for Pilates Instructors. Her masterclass called “Reforming your Reformer” filled Soma Pilates with celebratory, lyrical energy. Clients experienced the combination of music, dance choreography and reformer repertoire creating a group get-down while working out pretty hard! One participant told us that she was “sore everywhere!” The Afternoon portion of the all-day event was a Reformer Choreography workshop for instructors. We had instructors from Soma Pilates as well as instructors from Mercer Island Pilates Studio- 5 Elements Pilates. Everyone worked hard to execute Valentin’s new exercises with precision and control. Valentin really helped make the day special and memorable. Thank you Valentin! The evening commenced with a free workshop led by Meg Kane MA, PT, CHP, LMHCA. Befitting the culture of Soma Pilates, Meg led party goers through a body scan meditation. This technique allowed participants to feel their Mind-Body connection in a new way. Meg shared insight and understanding into her cutting-edge combination of physical therapy and psychology offering guests a fresh perspective of the power and complexity of physical posture. We are very thankful for her participation (megkane.com). Later in the evening, Lucy Fitness Apparel from Redmond Town Center came with a stylish display of fine exercise wear, and World of Wines, located right across Cleveland Street from us, came to the party with a display of delicious local wines. Guests had fun trying on cool fitness wear and raising a glass toasting to 10 years! We have a lot to celebrate here at Soma Pilates. Ten years in business is an accomplishment we wanted to share with our community as it wouldn’t be possible without you! We’re looking forward to the next decade with gratitude and excitement.