It’s crazy to think about how much change we have all gone through the past 2 years.
Some big, some small – some good, and some not so good.
Right before the pandemic I was teaching Pilates in my studio space that I shared with a colleague. We loved our space and our little community that we had created. I had also been studying ELDOA along with some other local Pilates teachers here in NYC.
When the pandemic lock down started we meeting on zoom to study together.
We were all stuck at home, but we pushed each other to study once a week for an hour (or two). Zoom socializing was a new thing back then!
It was one of the things I looked forward to each week because it was great to see everyone and catch up – as well as just talk about, sort through, practice and really understand ELDOA.
It was because of those weekly study groups that I was prepared enough to actually continue with the next step and certify as an ELDOA trainer in October of 2020.
At that training in Seal Beach CA, is where I met Hollie, a violist, PhD candidate studying musician health and ELDOA trainer.
She’s since joined our study groups and helped us understand the struggles that musicians face in terms of using their bodies and enduring injuries, and how the specific work of myofascial stretching and ELDOA can help them.
I even asked her to work with my daughter who plays violin and she learned SO MUCH from just one virtual session.
We talk about:
- body awareness training
- the internal struggles musicians deal with
- how musicians and athletes are similar and need to care for their bodies in a mindful way.
- and more!
If you are a musician, a music teacher, are a parent or friend of a musician, a Pilates teacher or physical therapist who works with musicians, this chat will be eye opening for you.
Being able to connect and collaborate with people who share different experiences but a similar path has been one of the good things that happened during the pandemic for me.
Hope you enjoy the conversation!