This is part of our Meet Our Visiting Instructor Series where you get to read about some of the visiting teachers to our studio here in Dublin. Meet Rebekah Rotstein, founder of Buff Bones, Pilates Anytime presenter, Guinness convert and world traveller.
What have you been up to recently?
Teaching and traveling around Europe for 4 weeks.
How long have you been a Pilates teacher and what inspired you to become one?
13 years. I was taking Pilates lessons for 4 years before I got certified and loved how it made me feel – stronger, freer and my body stopped hurting!
What’s your favourite Pilates exercise? Why?
Footwork. I go to a reformer anywhere in the world, lie down breathe and let my body sink into the movement. I’m rejuvenated and realigned after. Teaching it too is like a microscope Into the body and reveals so much to the instructor.
If Joe Pilates was still alive, what would you ask him?
What was your favourite beer?
What are your top three tips for clients and students for progressing their Pilates practice?
Understand the movement first, grasp the nuances. Don’t overthink the breathing – just breathe. Be open to exploring rather than assuming there’s one right way.
Describe your teaching style in less than ten words
Guiding precision and fluidity with a touch of humour mixed in.
Where are your three favourite places in the world?
Sedona (Arizona US), Cape Tribulation (Australia), Dublin (truly!)
Tell us about someone who inspires you
A fearless friend and colleague Emilee Gocke Garfield who’s used Pilates as her mission and fight against cancer.
When you’re not teaching what do you do for kicks?
Tell us one last thing we might not know about you
I adore French fries – chips as you call them!
Rebekah is teaching in our Dublin studio Friday 22nd – 24th of July 2016. Workshops, masterclasses and teaching clinics are bookable at the link below.
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