Barre Fusion (Level 1)


This class is taught by:

Paulina Makowska

Services:
Active Release Technique (A.R.T.), Structural Energetic Therapy (SET) & Stott Pilates
 
Paulina has been deeply involved in the body since she was two years old. The daughter of a physiotherapist/choreographer in Nowogard, Poland, Paulina grew up dancing in the theater, where she first learned the depth of the mind-body connection, and their ability to heal each other. The joy she feels when she can steady her mind and move through curiosity, community and pain brought her to where she is today with her work and classes. She believes movement is a connection and true refuge.

This ultimately led her to a Master’s degree in Dance Pedagogy for Social and Cultural Animation from the University of Zielona Gora, followed by certification as a Dance Movement Therapist from the Polish/English Institute of Dance Movement Therapy. Within a year of arriving in the United States in 2007, Paulina became certified as a Stott Pilates instructor and, a year after that, as a licensed massage therapist. Paulina’s certification in Active Release Technique further expanded the menu of healing modalities she offers. Through workshops and continuing education, she constantly strives to further her understanding of a whole person.

Paulina teaches Pilates, Barre and Zenga (a combination form that includes yoga poses, Pilates core, and flow). She uses props to support or challenge, and increase understanding of biomechanics of stability, mobility, coordination, and endurance. In her work you can see the influence of Feldenkrise, Alexander Technique, and Laban Movement System. She believes in touch as a feedback and guidance.

Her favorite pose is Goddess for its sense of safety and feeling alive that is essential to some exercises in Pilates. She also loves squat movements that are so needed in everyday life.

Pilates focuses on mobility and stability in the same moment. As one articulates their spine, they also look to stabilize their scapula and find pelvis placement. There is constant connection between stability and mobility in movement.

If someone walked into her class for the first time, Paulina would want to say to them “be open minded, fearless of heart, here there is no right or wrong and it’s great to be exactly where you are.”
 

Appointments with Paulina can only be booked over the phone or in person.

In this class you'll find elements and principles of Pilates, dance, and yoga. Learn choreography, exercise essence and correct biomechanics of movement while using a barre as a stability prop. We will utilize the power of music to create a safe and fun barre classes that focuses on increasing strength, flexibility, stamina and dynamic stability.
 
 
A great class for bone building, working to gain more balance in walking standing, stronger longer spine, legs and arms and good looking booty.


Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Aug 25 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Paulina Makowska
  • Sat Sep 01 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Paulina Makowska
  • Sat Sep 08 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Paulina Makowska
  • Sat Sep 15 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Paulina Makowska
  • Sat Sep 22 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Paulina Makowska
  • Sat Sep 29 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Paulina Makowska
  • Sat Oct 06 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Paulina Makowska
  • Sat Oct 13 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Paulina Makowska
  • Sat Oct 20 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Paulina Makowska
  • Sat Oct 27 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Paulina Makowska
  • Sat Nov 03 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Paulina Makowska
  • Sat Nov 10 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Paulina Makowska
  • Sat Nov 17 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Paulina Makowska
  • Sat Nov 24 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Paulina Makowska
  • Sat Dec 01 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Paulina Makowska
  • Sat Dec 08 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Paulina Makowska
  • Sat Dec 15 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Paulina Makowska