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Frequently Asked Questions
I’ve never done Pilates or the GYROTONIC® method before. What is the best way to get started?
A great way to get an introduction to these movement modalities is through private sessions. The new client introductory package includes three in-studio, private, 50-minute sessions for $165- or choose the virtual sessions option! By doing three sessions, you will form a solid foundation of the exercises to feel confident moving into group classes or continuing to dive deeper with 1:1 sessions. This introductory package can be used for Pilates and GYROTONIC® sessions. When you’re ready to get started, schedule here.
How do I know which method of movement is best for me?
All bodies are unique and have specific needs. One form of movement may be better suited for your body or learning style, but that could also change from season to season - or it could be a combination of both that your body desires! You can go here to view detailed descriptions of Pilates, and the Gyrotonic Method. You can also try the methods out by renting a video from the on-demand class library, just simply message me for the access password!
What should I wear to a session?
You should always be comfortable during your movement sessions, and that includes your clothing. Wear something that allows you to move freely and not distract you. Socks are also encouraged.
I'm interested in trying virtual classes. What are the requirements?
Yay! Virtual classes are a great way to add more consistent movement to your schedule.
What is the Reach + Root Movement Cancellation Policy?
If you need to cancel your session, please do so at least 24 HOURS PRIOR to your scheduled session. Cancelling within 24 hours will result in a late cancellation, with your session being charged in full. This policy applies to me as well. Appointments may be cancelled by email or in person.
All purchases are non-refundable.
How do I become a GYROTONIC® Instructor?
Becoming a GYROTONIC® Instructor was one of the best decisions I've ever made. It has had a profound effect on not only the way I teach, but also the way I understand movement in my own body. Anyone with a passion for teaching movement, in my biased opinion, should participate in GYROTONIC® Instructor training.
Do you work with specific injuries and special populations?
While my scope of practice does not involve treating or diagnosing specific injuries, I have had experience working through movement with many populations. I have worked with children to older adults with a range of conditions and goals. I have worked with pre/post natal clients, inflammatory arthritis, althletic related-injuries, frozen shoulder, scoliosis, osteoporosis, stenosis, cerebral palsy, myotonic dystrophy, pre/post op-hip and knee replacements, and hypermobility to name a few. If we come across something in a session I don't have an answer for, I have a great collective of other professionals that I can get information or referrals from. Most importantly, my sessions are always collaborative with you. Together we make sure that you do not move through anything painful, and only do movement that feels safe for you.
What should I expect at my first private session?
For your first 1:1 in-studio session, arrive a few minutes early. This will give you time to get aquainted with the studio, change clothes or grab water. At the start of your session, we will take some time to get to know eachother and talk through your goals and preferences. You will not need to bring anything other than yourself. I have all of the props and equipment you will need. We will work through some movement and evaluate what direction to go for future sessions to align with your goals. My hope is that after every session you feel energized and maybe even a little taller!
How do I access the on-demand videos?
Reach + Root Movement offers a library of recorded movement classes and sequences available for rent so that you can move with me anywhere, anytime! View a replay of a virtual class, or a selection of the pre-recorded, curated content that I will upload occasionally. Stay up to date on new uploads by signing up for the email list!