Integrated Bodywork, Brunswick, East Melbourne VIC
Instructor Name: Rosemary Beaumont
Studio you work at: Integrated Bodywork
Location: Brunswick East Melbourne VIC
Instructor training: Advanced Diploma Pilates
PAA Level: Professional Principal Instructor
What originally motivated you to try Pilates and then go on to train as an instructor?
In 1999 I attended a weekend course in ‘Pilates Exercise for Health Professionals’ as CEC’s for my Massage Association, having no idea about Pilates. After having my mind blown I immediately signed up for the Diploma course. So having never actually attended a Pilates class my career did a 180
What did you eat for breakfast?
Baked oats with cinnamon pears, COFFEE
In one word, describe your first Pilates experience?
Neil Nabberfield and Kerry Murphy sorting out my whiplash neck, bliss…
What impact has the recent COVID-19 virus had on your world?
Our studio is experiencing its worst winter in 20 years with covid cancellations. I’m not going to lie, it’s tough.
How have you handled your Pilates teaching with COVID-19, any advice to other teachers?
I realised early on I have zero control over covid but I can control my downtime. I began online training @theneurostudioCourses on Advanced Neuro Techniques, Understanding Parkinsons, Stroke and MS and this weekend did A New Way to Change The Brain. I am so excited by these techniques to help all my clients facilitate a deeper sensory experience with the work, it’s meant I’ve returned to work with so many new tools to get my neurally exhausted clients to engage. Let’s face it covid is the pits.
What’s the best thing about your job?
Some mornings as I’m scraping myself to work I remember something Brett Anderson said at a PAA conference. It was something like ‘Today I have an opportunity to help x amount of people move and feel better within themselves’. It’s such a wonderful way to just be in the moment. Everything else can wait.
Your ‘go to’ website for all things Pilates (other than PAA)?
At the moment theneurostudio.com
The best advice you’ve ever had?
Cut yourself some slack, being a human is hard
An indulgence you can’t live without?
My Duet Pilates sessions with Keft Burdell @melbournepilatesmethod
How long have you been a member of PAA and how did you hear about PAA?
It would have been an advertisement for up and coming conferences
Do you have a motto?
Do what makes you happy, the rest will follow
What’s the most challenging aspect of your job?
6am starts 🙃
How do you use PAA?
I use the instructor directory all the time. Every body needs Pilates
Who is your Pilates idol or would love to meet, and why?
I’ve got to say I’ve been pretty blown away by the calibre of overseas instructors we’ve had access to via your conferences. Kathy Ross-Nash, Mejo Wiggins, Brett Howard, Brooke Siler and Blossom Leilani to name a few.
What do you appreciate most about your body?
My body constantly inspires my work. I play, challenge and trial all sorts of things to get the best out of it as I age. It’s a great teacher.
The book you’re currently reading?
I always love a few books on the go:
The Body Is Not An Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor
Trauma The Invisible Epidemic by Paul Conti
The Unwilling by John Hart
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