Corpus Studios

Pilates - Special Needs

We have a diverse clientele group, from serious athletes and those in rehabilitation and the elderly. Even within this group, we find that most people benefit from practicing one or more of the disciplines we offer, whether that means improving muscle strength to rehabilitate from or prevent injury in daily life, to lose weight, or to generally get in better shape. We work with people with issues including normal wear and tear from ageing, scoliosis, osteoporisis/osteopinia, hernia, arthorosis: hip/knee replacement, frozen shoulder, cardiovascular, and asthma, among others.

If you have had a serious injury or illness that places limits on your physical capabilities, be sure to inform us before you take your first class. In this case, it is often best to begin your Corpus journey with a couple of private one-on-one sessions with one of our instructors. This way, you can practice in a safe range of motion for your body, and exercises can be tailored to the best possible form for your specific needs. Your instructor may also be able to teach you modifications that will help you follow collective classes safely. You should always receive clearance from your doctor to exercise after any injury.

Back Issues

At Corpus Studios we openly welcome our clients with unresolved back issues. We aim to increase strength and flexibility around the pelvis, upper legs, entire back and upper body. Our goal is to increase your potential to move efficiently toward a better functioning daily life.

Back sufferers frequently have some limited movement, aches and pains here and there, postural deviations, which may affect their ability to walk and move efficiently. Medications for several reasons e.g. pain management and inflammation may also need to be considered. At Corpus Studios our professors will look at your body as a whole, rather then isolate your back. Often back issues are beyond just the back and stem from unresolved postural problems. That being said, we also recognize, that once a back problem is alive and painful, you need to do everything to remove the pain, and return to a functioning daily life.

For all these reasons and more, Corpus Studios is here to help. We pride ourselves on our ability to help back sufferers move better and enjoy life more fully. With a wide variety of private, semi-private, group apparatus, collective mat-based sessions and specialized courses, we can meet your needs.

We have back sufferers who enjoy to come alone and work individually with an instructor and others who do semi-private classes with their partners and or friends. Some individuals enjoy a more community based Group Apparatus class and or Collective Mat-based classes. 
Note: see bottom of page for descriptions of Group or Collective Classes

Pilates and GYROTONIC® are an excellent starting place with their inherent flexibility and strengthening qualities. Back, shoulder, hip, knee issues, and pain, are just a few examples which can be greatly improved through a disciplined routine. 

CoreAlign® is perfect for those looking for upright posture and improved walking. If knee issues exist, caution should be used.

Bodhi® is very strengthening and challenges especially the upright posture. 
If upper limb issues exist, caution should be used.

Back sufferers looking to begin at Corpus Studios (as a solo or as a couple - partners or friends) are advised to start with the Initiation Package. Although private classes are more expensive, it is highly recommended to stick with privates for a period, if back issues are severe and need several modifications. Depending on what your professor advises you, may be able to enter into group or collective within a short time. 

With the Initiation Package you have
2 private sessions each of one hour. During these two sessions your instructor will 
Get you started with basic choreography, and coordinated breath 
Instruct efficient body positioning - including how to use your back correctly for protection during exercise 
Encourage you to understand efficient dynamic posture, and guide you toward awareness when exercising and in living daily life
Instruct you individually, thus insuring more attention to your needs and the option to ask personalised questions

1 Group Apparatus Class: 
4 to 6 people, moving together, use large apparatus to increase bone density as well as muscle strength and flexibility.
Large apparatus may include individually, or in combination, the Pilates Reformer, Tower & Chair, GYROTONIC® Tower and CoreAlign®.
Large group apparatus offer increased proprioceptive control and guidance via pulleys, springs, moving or stable platforms, harnesses, and loops, to hold in the hands, around the shoulders or connect through the ankles or feet 
Offers more attention from the instructor with fewer people in the session

1 Collective Mat-Based Class
8-12 people using small apparatus (exception: The CoreAlign® and Bodhi® are included in Collective classes)
Has more people, thus less personal guidance and attention of the instructor
Great for people who prefer a community like class and work well autonomously.

Annual Membership
Corpus Studios are a member-based community. We permit new clients to visit once without a membership. All following sessions require a membership.
We maintain a high standard of quality and can better service our existing cliental with limited drop-ins. 
Membership helps overall funding of studio insurance and its members, receptionists, and the online reservation system. 
Note: personal insurance is also required
Is required annually and may be purchased online or at reception
Without membership, reservation is not permitted online or at the studio. One must always first purchase membership, check out and then re-enter the online system to further make any purchase of classes. 
Your membership is included in the Initiation package.


Starting Directly into Collective or Group classes

To start directly into Collective Mat-based classes is a possibility
You must start with Foundation level, unless previous experience is a factor. Even with previous experience, we suggest no higher than a Beginner level (B) requiring one year’s experience, unless otherwise instructed by a Corpus Studios professor. 

To start into Group Apparatus classes we require either:
1. An initiation package 
2. Previous experience. Even with previous experience, we suggest no higher than a Beginner level (B) requiring one year’s experience, unless otherwise instructed by a Corpus Studios professor.
3. 3-5 mat-based classes (to learn connections, vocabulary and protection for your back)

What is the difference between a Collective and a Group Class?

1 Group Apparatus Class: 
4 to 6 people, moving together, use large apparatus to increase bone density as well as muscle strength and flexibility.
Large apparatus may include individually, or in combination, the Pilates Reformer, Tower & Chair, GYROTONIC® Tower and CoreAlign®.
Large group apparatus offer increased proprioceptive control and guidance via pulleys, springs, moving or stable platforms, harnesses, and loops, to hold in the hands, around the shoulders or connect through the ankles or feet 
Offers more attention from the instructor with fewer people in the sessions

1 Collective Mat-Based Class
8-12 people using small apparatus (exception: The CoreAlign® and Bodhi® are included in Collective classes)
Has more people, thus less personal guidance and attention of the instructor
Great for people who prefer a community like class and work well autonomously.

Frozen Shoulder

At Corpus Studios we openly welcome our clients with unresolved back issues. We aim to increase strength and flexibility around the pelvis, upper legs, entire back and upper body. Our goal is to increase your potential to move efficiently toward a better functioning daily life.

Back sufferers frequently have some limited movement, aches and pains here and there, postural deviations, which may affect their ability to walk and move efficiently. Medications for several reasons e.g. pain management and inflammation may also need to be considered. At Corpus Studios our professors will look at your body as a whole, rather then isolate your back. Often back issues are beyond just the back and stem from unresolved postural problems. That being said, we also recognize, that once a back problem is alive and painful, you need to do everything to remove the pain, and return to a functioning daily life.

For all these reasons and more, Corpus Studios is here to help. We pride ourselves on our ability to help back sufferers move better and enjoy life more fully. With a wide variety of private, semi-private, group apparatus, collective mat-based sessions and specialized courses, we can meet your needs.

We have back sufferers who enjoy to come alone and work individually with an instructor and others who do semi-private classes with their partners and or friends. Some individuals enjoy a more community based Group Apparatus class and or Collective Mat-based classes. 
Note: see bottom of page for descriptions of Group or Collective Classes

Pilates and GYROTONIC® are an excellent starting place with their inherent flexibility and strengthening qualities. Back, shoulder, hip, knee issues, and pain, are just a few examples which can be greatly improved through a disciplined routine. 

CoreAlign® is perfect for those looking for upright posture and improved walking. If knee issues exist, caution should be used.

Bodhi® is very strengthening and challenges especially the upright posture. 
If upper limb issues exist, caution should be used.

Back sufferers looking to begin at Corpus Studios (as a solo or as a couple - partners or friends) are advised to start with the Initiation Package. Although private classes are more expensive, it is highly recommended to stick with privates for a period, if back issues are severe and need several modifications. Depending on what your professor advises you, may be able to enter into group or collective within a short time.

Scoliosis

At Corpus Studios we welcome our clients with scoliosis. Many of the professors are very experienced from years of working with clients and their scoliosis’s. At Corpus Studios you can rest assured we will work for you, and your specific curvature deviation, and program with you the individual in mind given the opportunity. Our goal is to increase your potential to move efficiently toward a better functioning daily life.

Scoliosis sufferers frequently have some limited movement, aches and pains here and there, postural deviations, which may affect their ability to walk and move efficiently. At Corpus Studios our professors will look at your body as a whole, rather then isolate your back. We will see your shoulder and hip that compensates, your bilateral imbalances, address your feet and more. We will offer you homework in addition to that done in the studio.

For all these reasons and more, Corpus Studios is here to help. We pride ourselves on our ability to help scoliosis sufferers move better and enjoy life more fully. With a wide variety of private, semi-private, group apparatus, collective mat-based sessions and specialized courses, we can meet your needs.

We have some who enjoy to come alone and work individually with an instructor and others who do semi-private classes with their partners, parents, and or friends. Some individuals enjoy a more community based Group Apparatus class and or Collective Mat-based classes. 
Note: see bottom of page for descriptions of Group or Collective Classes

Pilates and GYROTONIC® are an excellent starting place with their inherent flexibility and strengthening qualities. Back, shoulder, hip, knee issues, and pain, are just a few examples which can be greatly improved through a disciplined routine. 

CoreAlign® is perfect for those looking for upright posture and improved walking. If knee issues exist, caution should be used.

Bodhi® is very strengthening and challenges especially the upright posture. 
If upper limb issues exist, caution should be used.

Those with scoliosis and looking to begin at Corpus Studios (as a solo or as a couple – partners, parents or friends) are advised to start with the Initiation Package. Although private classes are more expensive, it is highly recommended to stick with privates for a period, if back issues are severe and need several modifications. Depending on what your professor advises you, may be able to enter into group or collective within a short time. 

With the Initiation Package you have
2 private sessions each of one hour. During these two sessions your instructor will 
Get you started with basic choreography, and coordinated breath 
Instruct efficient body positioning - including how to use your back correctly for protection during exercise 
Encourage you to understand efficient dynamic posture, and guide you toward awareness when exercising and in living daily life
Instruct you individually, thus insuring more attention to your needs and the option to ask personalised questions

1 Group Apparatus Class: 
4 to 6 people, moving together, use large apparatus to increase bone density as well as muscle strength and flexibility.
Large apparatus may include individually, or in combination, the Pilates Reformer, Tower & Chair, GYROTONIC® Tower and CoreAlign®.
Large group apparatus offers increased proprioceptive control and guidance via pulleys, springs, moving or stable platforms, harnesses, and loops, to hold in the hands, around the shoulders or connect through the ankles or feet 
Offers more attention from the instructor with fewer people in the session

1 Collective Mat-Based Class
8-12 people using small apparatus (exception: The CoreAlign® and Bodhi® are included in Collective classes)
Has more people, thus less personal guidance and attention of the instructor
Great for people who prefer a community like class and work well autonomously.

Annual Membership
Corpus Studios are a member-based community. We permit new clients to visit once without a membership. All following sessions require a membership.
We maintain a high standard of quality and can better service our existing cliental with limited drop-ins. 
Membership helps overall funding of studio insurance and its members, receptionists, and the online reservation system. 
Note: personal insurance is also required
Is required annually and may be purchased online or at reception
Without membership, reservation is not permitted online or at the studio. One must always first purchase membership, check out and then re-enter the online system to further make any purchase of classes. 
Your membership is included in the Initiation package.


Starting Directly into Collective or Group classes

To start directly into Collective Mat-based classes is a possibility
You must start with Foundation level, unless previous experience is a factor. Even with previous experience, we suggest no higher than a Beginner level (B) requiring one year’s experience, unless otherwise instructed by a Corpus Studios professor. 

To start into Group Apparatus classes, we require either:
1. An initiation package 
2. Previous experience. Even with previous experience, we suggest no higher than a Beginner level (B) requiring one year’s experience, unless otherwise instructed by a Corpus Studios professor.
3. 3-5 mat-based classes (to learn connections, vocabulary and protection for your back)

What is the difference between a Collective and a Group Class?

1 Group Apparatus Class: 
4 to 6 people, moving together, use large apparatus to increase bone density as well as muscle strength and flexibility.
Large apparatus may include individually, or in combination, the Pilates Reformer, Tower & Chair, GYROTONIC® Tower and CoreAlign®.
Large group apparatus offers increased proprioceptive control and guidance via pulleys, springs, moving or stable platforms, harnesses, and loops, to hold in the hands, around the shoulders or connect through the ankles or feet 
Offers more attention from the instructor with fewer people in the sessions

1 Collective Mat-Based Class
8-12 people using small apparatus (exception: The CoreAlign® and Bodhi® are included in Collective classes)
Has more people, thus less personal guidance and attention of the instructor
Great for people who prefer a community like class and work well autonomously.

Seniors

At Corpus Studios we welcome warmly all our senior members, appreciate their warmth, wisdom and offer senior discounts to selected sessions. We aim to help seniors’ increase their potential to move efficiently toward a better functioning daily life.

Seniors frequently have some limited movement, aches and pains here and there, postural deviations, which may affect their ability to walk and move efficiently. Medications for numerous reasons e.g. high blood pressure, heart issues, joint replacements i.e. hip or knee, incontinence etc., may also need to be considered.

For all these reasons and more, Corpus Studios is here to help. We pride ourselves on our ability to help seniors move better and enjoy life more fully. With a wide variety of private, semi-private, group apparatus, collective mat-based sessions and specialized courses we can meet your needs.

We have seniors who enjoy to come alone and work individually with an instructor and others who do semi-private classes with their partners and or friends. Some individuals enjoy a more community based Group Apparatus class and or Collective Mat-based classes.

Pilates and GYROTONIC® are an excellent starting place with their inherent flexibility and strengthening qualities. Back, shoulder, hip, knee issues and pain, are just a few examples which can be greatly improved through a disciplined routine. 

CoreAlign® is perfect for those looking for upright posture and improved walking. If knee issues exist, caution should be used.

Bodhi® is very strengthening and challenges especially the upright posture. If upper limb issues exist, caution should be used.

Seniors looking to begin at Corpus Studios (as a solo or as a couple - partners or friends) are advised to start with the Initiation Package

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