Integrating Pilates and Clinical Somatics Exercisesto not only strengthen & stretch but to align, integrate and coordinate the total body through slow, gentle & thoughtful therapeutic movements.
For people who have exercised regularly and who want to work on bringing awareness to and soothing problem areas through what Clinical Somatics refers to as "Pandiculation"- a highly effective way to reduce pain and/or restore whole body symmetry and good posture.
Expand your movement repertoire, experience how the whole body interconnects, feel great and have fun!
About the Instructor- Susan Clare has been a devotee and instructor of exercise for over 30 years. She is a Certified Mat & Ball Pilates Instructor, a Certified Integrative Yoga Therapist, former Personal Trainer and a Fl. State Licensed Massage Therapist.
Eight months ago Susan slipped in a puddle on a patch of slime, cracked her kneecap & needed surgery. She has had a rapid recovery & to the delight of her surgeon, restored her movement abilities extremely well. Ms. Clare feels she owes her success to the addition of Clinical Somatics Exercises into her movement repertoire,
Now, she would like to share her latest passion with other exercises from her diverse background with others. Through Somatic Movement Exercises, Susan not only restored her knee but undid the back and hip inflammation she had experienced prior to her accident. "Thankfully, I now feel more centered when I walk, and less vulnerable to slipping."
Ongoing Classes at the Haven are on Fridays at 9 a.m. for 60-75 minutes. They are $9 each for residents and $12 each for tourists and guests. Class fees are to be paid in cash directly to the instructor. Students in a group class are guided through the whole body.
Private Classes are also available at $20 for the first class, then one class a week or less often is $20, followed by 2 or 3 classes weekly for $15 a class. All options are to be paid once weekly. The one-on-one instruction is given in a private location in Bajo Boquete. Here, students do not need to go down to a mat on the floor as a more comfortable, body-friendly option is available. In private classes specific problem areas are focused upon in addition to moving through the total body. Audio and/or written exercise instructions are emailed to the student so he or she can do them at home in between their personal sessions.