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Teaching Tip of the Week: Semi - Circle, breaking it down

Ruth Ruttan is the Education Coordinator for Retrofit Pilates in Toronto, Canada, a Master Instructor specializing in Pre & Postnatal Pilates and a Birth & Postpartum Doula. Each week Ruth will share tips, tools and reminders for Pilates instructors and students with the intention of keeping us inspired, asking questions and always seeking to improve our teaching and our Pilates practice.

Semi - Circle, breaking it down

Semi - Circle is a little tricky to get into and is hard for clients to know where they are in space. I find this method of entry to work quite well. To help clients understand their alignment throughout the wide range of movement, break the exercises down into very small pieces. Take the time to teach them about the hip to rib relationship by practicing just the leg extension in both the high bridge and low extension before putting the two together.

Ruth Ruttan Doula & Pilates Specialist, Education Coordinator and Master Instructor

Ruth Ruttan Doula & Pilates Specialist, Education Coordinator and Master Instructor

Ruth Ruttan is the Education Coordinator for Retrofit Pilates in Toronto, Canada, a Master Instructor specializing in Pre & Postnatal Pilates and a Birth & Postpartum Doula. Each week Ruth shares tips, tools and reminders for Pilates instructors and students with the intention of keeping us inspired, asking questions and always seeking to improve our teaching and our Pilates practice. 

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