Meet our visiting instructor…Grace Hurry

Grace Hurry

This is part of our Meet Our Visiting Instructor Series where you get to read about some of the visiting teachers to our studio. Meet Grace Hurry, a member of the BASI Pilates Faculty.

Grace is a regular visitor to our studio in Dublin and teaches Mat and Comprehensive Programs for us.

What have you been up to recently?

I have recently returned from presenting at ‘Momentum Fest’ in Denver, CO. Momentum Fest is a Pilates festival, where everyone gets together to share their passion, and it was just so much fun.

How long have you been a Pilates teacher and what inspired you to become one?

I have been a Pilates teacher for 9 years, and started practising 20 years ago as part of my ballet training. I am afraid that I am the stereotypical ballet dancer turned Pilates instructor, so there was never a ‘light bulb’ moment of inspiration to transition from dance to Pilates. It has been part of my life since I was 11 years old, and really can’t imagine doing anything else. I feel grateful for Pilates every day.

What’s your favourite Pilates exercise? Why?

Such a hard question! I would have to say Semi-Circle – delish!
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Meet our visiting teacher…Wendy LeBlanc-Arbuckle

This is part of our Meet Our Visiting Teacher Series where you get to read about some of the visiting teachers and educators in our studio.

Meet Wendy LeBlanc-Arbuckle, educator, author and movement teacher. Wendy LeBlanc-Arbuckle

Wendy will be teaching a 3 Day Immersive based on her her 3Core Connections® Embodied Perspective (3CCEP) in our studio here in Dublin in May 2019.

What have you been up to recently?
Collaborating with and mentoring practitioners around the world to create a shift in awareness from a biomechanical, body as machine to be trained and fixed approach…to a biointelligent/biotensegrity, body as a living process that is self-healing, adaptive and part of the natural, constantly changing, living world. This awareness cultivates a more embodied approach to ourselves in our personal practice and teaching clients…along with a more empathetic, relational way of being in life!

How long have you been a movement teacher / educator and what inspired you to become one?
40 years! I’ve been inspired to heal and grow myself by studying with pioneers in yoga, Pilates, Rolf Structural Integration Bodywork, Somatic arts and sciences, Embryology, Embodied Breathwork and Energy Medicine. I love this quote by one of my mentors, embryologist, Jaap van der Wal: “the forces that formed the body are continuously at work throughout life carrying the blueprint of health into manifestation at every moment.”

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Mnásome – Supporting Strong Women

This International Women’s Day on Friday March 9th 2019, Mnasomewe’re running a brand new initiative called Mnásome.

For those non-gaelic speakers among us, mná means woman in Irish. #iwd2019

On the day there’s a wide range of Matwork, Reformer, Somatics and Barre classes to choose from and all proceeds will be donated to our charity partner Women’s Aid.

Women’s Aid is a leading national organisation that has been working in Ireland to stop domestic violence against women and children since 1974.
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Wendy LeBlanc-Arbuckle

Embodying Your Living Architecture Through the Portal of the 3Core Connections® Embodied Perspective 

Join renowned educator Wendy LeBlanc-Arbuckle in Dublin for a three day immersive experience for teachers, based on her 3Core Connections® Embodied Perspective (3CCEP).

Wendy’s approach empowers us to find our own Wendy LeBlanc-Arbucklevoice and teaching style. Are you willing to give yourself time to explore, be curious and discover? Would you like to cultivate how “where you are coming from” determines the difference between controlling your body, or having a conversation with your body wisdom’s guidance.

Your set up greatly affects your results in your own progress, and with clients. It is through this portal of embodied awareness that we move beyond static muscle/bone cadaver based, biomechanical studies to a fluid, fascial biotensegrity perspective, and an inquiry into what is CORE from the body’s perspective.

Course Dates & Pricing

Course Start Fee
3 Day Immersive 24 May 2019 €795 Enrol Now


The 3CCEP allows us to access and sense our living architecture – our body’s vital relationships from foot to head and hand that support us moving in the world with a global awareness that grows us as fully alive, aware, empathetic beings, who are self-healing and adaptive.

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Studio Classes

You may have seen the Chair, the Cadillac, the Barrels and the Spine Correctors as well as the Reformer in our Pilates studio. Or perhaps you’ve tried some of them out previously in a one to one session. STUDIO CLASSES Maybe you’re just curious about the benefits of working across all of the Pilates apparatus.

Joseph Pilates created these apparatus to support the Matwork which together become the full body workout system that is the Pilates Method.

Studio classes are a semi-private class with a maximum of 3 clients working with an instructor where you get to utilise all of this amazing equipment.

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Meet our visiting teacher…Madeline Black

This is part of our Meet Our Visiting Teacher Series where you get to read about some of the visiting teachers and educators in our studio.

Meet Madeline Black, educator, author and movement teacher. Madeline Black

Madeline will be teaching a 5 Day Intensive based on her book Centred in our studio here in Dublin in October 2018.

What have you been up to recently?
Researching and writing a presentation on Gait Patterning for the Cognition and Movement Conference being held at Harvard in July 2018.

How long have you been a movement teacher / educator and what inspired you to become one?
30 years beginning with dance, fitness, Pilates, yoga, Gyrotonic then expanding into movement science. The human body inspires me!

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Meet our visiting instructor…Ashley Ritchie

Ashley Ritchie

This is part of our Meet Our Visiting Instructor Series where you get to read about some of the visiting teachers to our studio. Meet Ashley Ritchie, she is a proud Senior Faculty member of the Body Arts and Science, International (BASI Pilates) with an extensive background in dance, fitness and health.

Ashley will be with us in Dublin in September 2018 to teach her three day Pilates for Pregnancy & Beyond course.

What have you been up to recently?

Traveling the globe, teaching BASI educational programs, running my own studio and spending as much time as possible with my family.

How long have you been a Pilates teacher and what inspired you to become one?

20 years – having taught classical ballet from the age if 18, becoming a mom and then wanting to be home with my children in the afternoon – Pilates was the obvious choice for me.

What’s your favourite Pilates exercise? Why?

So many favorites, so little space…. BOOMERANG! A combination of coordination, strength, flexibility, control and the art of dance all in one!
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Meet our visiting instructor…Sheri Long

BASI Pilates Sheri Long

This is part of our Meet Our Visiting Instructor Series where you get to read about some of the visiting teachers to our studio. Meet Sheri Long, she is a proud Senior Faculty member of the Body Arts and Science, International (BASI) with an extensive background in dance, fitness, and health.

What have you been up to recently?

I have been quite busy doing what I love which is teaching Pilates! I just returned from Rio de Janeiro after teaching at their International Conference with fellow teachers from all over the world which was amazing.

How long have you been a Pilates teacher and what inspired you to become one?

I have been a Pilates Teacher for 16 years. I have been teaching movement for over 30 years and When I started practicing Pilates I wanted to share it with others.

What’s your favourite Pilates exercise? Why?

I’m quite fickle and my favorite changes, I do try to do the ones that are not my favorite because those are the ones I probably need to do.

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Meet our visiting instructor…Stephanie Ross-Russell

This is part of our Meet Our Visiting Instructor Series where you get to read about some of the visiting teachers and educators to our studio.

Meet Stephanie Ross-Russell, Emily Odoirelecturer and facilitator with art-of-motion academy.

What have you been up to recently?

A lot of reading and study about fascia and what makes us move!

How long have you been a Pilates teacher and what inspired you to become one?

I’ve been teaching Pilates for 21 years. I did my initial training with Alan Herdman in London following an ankle injury that forced me to retire from the professional dance world. I had been a dancer with London Contemporary Dance Theatre and Richard Alston Dance Company and having to give that up because of my ankle gave me huge motivation to try to understand what went wrong and how can we move better to be more resilient, avoid injury and bounce back when we do get hurt.

What’s your favourite Pilates exercise? Why?

Teaser on the reformer! Not only for the challenge but the way it requires total focus which wakes up the mind and the body beautifully and the contrasting full body front line opening over the box afterwards is the reward 😊
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Pilates for the Hypermobile Client with Sheri Long

Working with clients with hypermobility can be a real challenge for Pilates instructors. Learn how to work with these clients in a workshop, Pilates for the Hypermobile Client with BASI Pilates faculty Sheri Long on Wednesday 27th of June, 2018.

This four hour workshop is a very practical and informative event teaching you skills on how to work with the Hypermobile client. You do not have to be BASI qualified to participate – the workshop is open to all schools.

Sheri Long is travelling from LA to come bring her years of experience and wonderful teaching skills to us.  We’re very excited to welcome Sheri back to our studio in Dublin and can’t wait to share her great info with you!

Followed by a two hour Marathon Mat Class.

 

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