A revolutionary device, the OOV is ergonomically designed to complement the 3 curves of the spine and mimic natural movement. Developed by Australian Osteopath and Neuroscientist Daniel Vladeta who saw a need for a self-correcting device that would embed motor learning. The OOV is an unstable, proprioceptive, bio-feedback tool, that re-patterns and enhances efficient movement. The OOV Courses explore how using a device like the OOV can facilitate Functional Movement and create stability through improving mobility, focusing on exercises and training methods that continue to evolve with the latest research and our understanding of the body. Incorporating traditional Pilates exercises applied to the OOV and Balance Training, the course teaches you to Assess Correctly, identify where Instability and Restriction exist in the Body, and how to develop Strategies to Promote Improved Motor Control, Strength, Endurance, Proper Alignment and Increase Dynamic Stability through the 3D Activation of Myofascial Slings. The OOV is an experience and will change your daily practice and view of Functional Alignment.Read More
"There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart."
Let's fill it up P/oP!
You may have noticed the toy box in our lobby. This will be available until December 21st. Please consider donating new, unwrapped, non-battery operated toys for children with autism and special needs.
SIGN UP NOW for
Pre-Holiday “Kick It Into Gear”
Sheri Long Mat Class
Sunday, December 9, 2018
9:00 am to 10:15 with a 15 minute Q & A following
~this class open to the public
RSVP to: email@example.com for more information
Calling all experienced managers, departmental leaders, board directors and donors, and communication team members interested in new ways to look at how you perceive the world around you and make connections.
Tina Demirdjian, Principal of POETRY CONSULTS is inviting you and a guest(s) to share the powerful and practical benefits of creative expression in the workplace, and in working with Boards and donors. She shares a new way to build more effective teams and better boards.
At POETRY CONSULTS she aims to reach individuals and teams in private, public and nonprofit businesses that operate in dynamic and high stress situations.
To demonstrate the impact of this work she invites you to join her and other business leaders to discover Creative Approaches to Building Teams, Developing Innovative Social Media Content, and Engaging in Social Responsibility.
To RSVP contact
Tina Demirdjian firstname.lastname@example.org or call (818) 940-6953
Visit the Arroyo Seco Marketplace
Saturday, November 24, 2018
At the Audubon Center at Debs Park4700 N. Griffin Ave, Los Angeles, 90031
Support local vendors on Small Business Saturday!
Visit the 2nd annual Arroyo Seco Marketplace on November 24th from 10am – 4pm. What better way to get ahead of your holiday shopping and support local small businesses and vendors than with our nature themed vendor booths. They’ll have food, music, activities, and programs running all day long for the whole family. Stay throughout the day and participate in their raffle.
Explore the marketplace--you're bound to find something for everyone on your holiday list!
We are grateful
for and wish
Pilates of Pasadena family
a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday!
"When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around."
For voting us Best Pilates Studio for 2018!!
We have made the Best of List in 2016, 2017 and now 2018 thanks again to you!
And your kitchen with effortless sounds and bread recipes that will carry you through the season.
The New Cooking School of Pasadena [NSOC] is offering a class on Autumn Soups and Breads on Sat, Oct. 20, 2018 @ 10:00 AM
For more info Go to: http://www.cookingschoolsofamerica.com/newschoolofcookingpasadenacampus/index.php?page=calendar
Descanso Gardens Oct 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00
See what’s happening in the gardens on these docent-guided walks that highlight points of seasonal interest. Walks begin at the Center Circle.
Included in the price of regular admission, no reservations necessary.
For more information, go to: https://www.descansogardens.org/programs-events/
offers Family Adventure Classes!
Pumpkin Decorating with all natural materials!
Plus the Pumpkins are provided.
Saturday, October 6, 10:00am-12:00pm. Enrollment includes admission to the Arboretum and all materials. Pre-registration required for all classes.
For more information go to: https://www.arboretum.org/upcoming/
Questions? Please call the Arboretum Education Department at 626.821.4623
P/oP Studio is ready for this amazing workshop with Karen Clippinger
JOIN US FOR
Sunday, October 14, 2018
9am - 4pm
$200 – Early bird price good until September 21
$250 – Regular price after September 21
Research has advanced our understanding of core stability, including the need for different stimuli to optimally develop strength versus stability.
This workshop will provide numerous exercises and progressions to create the high intensity overload that has been shown to be ideal for fostering core strength.
This will be the first presentation of this work outside of a conference format and the only class Karen Clippinger will be teaching in California for the remainder of 2018.
It will incorporate large exercise balls and rotator discs into classic and novel reformer exercises for development of multi-planar core stability that will be discussed, demonstrated, and individually practiced.
Particular emphasis will be placed on the use of rotation because of its common association with functional movement and injury.
Join Karen and a dedicated group of instructors in an intimate workshop that is part of an on-going education based on the science of the body and its practical applications.
This workshop is appropriate for reformer (only) instructors and all levels of teachers and practitioners.
Great class to attend at McDonalds Urban Farm in Altadena!! This class will cover all you need to know to start raising your own backyard urban chickens.
TOPICS INCLUDE: CHICKEN BREEDS (FOR PERSONALITY AND EGG COLOR), PURCHASING AND RAISING DAY-OLD CHICKS OR MATURE CHICKENS, SAFE COOP DESIGN FOR YOUR CHICKENS, RULES FOR PASADENA/ALTADENA/SURROUNDING AREAS, BEST FEEDING PRACTICES, AND THE REWARDS OF BACKYARD CHICKEN EGGS.
Class includes a farm to table snack and a farm tour for $25.
Adults and children age 8+ welcome.
Sign up at: mcdonaldsurbanfarm.org/classes-events/
or Contact: FARM MANAGER / OWNER: AMELIA MCDONALDMCDONALDSURBANFARM@GMAIL.COM
Remembering the lost.
Honoring the survivors.
And never forgetting the heroes.
The Peekaboo Gallery, a new experiential gallery,
located at 40 Mills Place in Old Pasadena, will be lifting off its next exhibition,
“Welcome Aboard The Friendly Skies: The Art of High Altitude Travel,” on Saturday, August 18.
The Friendly Skies exhibit will showcase the finest heirlooms of 100 years of air travel in a striking Jumbo Jet stage set, featuring vintage airline memorabilia and collectibles from a time when traveling aboard a luxury airliner was a magical experience.
The exhibition, which is on until September 23, will bring together original lithographs and paintings of classic travel art, industrial and commercial aircraft models, and high-flying haute couture in a flight attendant fashion show.
For more information, visit www.peekaboogallery.com or http://www.pasadenanow.com/main/fly-the-friendly-skies-of-pasadenas-peekaboo-galleries/
Congratulations to all
School, College, Professional or University 2018 Graduates!
"All successful people, men and women, are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose."
- Brian Tracy
Memorial Day is often seen as the start of summer.
People make plans for barbecues, picnics and perhaps head to the beach.
In our varied communities people still honor the true meaning behind the holiday.
Memorial Day is a day to honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Memorial Day started out in 1868 as “Decoration Day” and was observed on May 30. It is believed that date was chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country,” according to the website, VA.gov
Flowers are an important symbol of Memorial Day.
Many people leave flowers on the graves of fallen veterans. And one flower, in particular, has come to represent the somber holiday.
The poppy is officially recognized as a symbol of remembrance.
The Memorial Day we celebrate today was merged with the wearing of poppies in 1915 after the publication of the poem, In Flander’s Field, by Lt. Colonel John McCrae, following the second battle of Ypres.
Pilates of Pasadena staff thank all of our military personnel and veterans for their service to our country.
A copy of the poem can be found at the end of this blog.
In Flander’s Field
By Lt. Col. John McCrae, 1915
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly,
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow.,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields
Take up our quarrel with the foe
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields
Maria and family recently visited Wolf Mountain Sanctuary.
It is a sanctuary for rescued wolves located in Palmdale, and is primarily dedicated to saving the threatened species while lending a helping hand to at-risk local youth. It is also one of the few wolf sanctuaries that hosts interactive wolf educational tours.
Everyone learned about the wolves, about their life in the wild and most importantly, why save the wolf?
A wolf is so noble, so beautiful.
The wolves, as well as other endangered species, are ecological indicators. It is by studying these species and learning how to preserve them that we learn the main factors affecting our environment.
Visit the organization's website to learn more.
Yes, you get to actually touch a wolf and could most likely get kissed by a wolf … if you want to!!