Ellen Barrett Pilates Strong

New Video Workout: Pilates Strong

Join us for this 30minute intelligent Pilates mat class where you’ll use dumbbells to strengthen, center and align. A “sticky” yoga mat and light handheld weights (1-5lbs each) are recommended. Barefoot is best. * The video will appear on Ellen Barrett Mindful Movement by 9am EST Monday, February 14, 2022. 

Ellen Barrett "Let's Move!"

Basking in Empowered Wellness

I keep hearing people use age as an excuse for lack of mobility, lack of physical fitness, or pain in their bodiy, saying things like, “I’m too old to sit cross-legged on the floor,” or  “Running is out of the question at my age,” or “Everyone in their 50’s has a bad back.”  My message today is don’t blame age. That’s not to say challenges don’t come with age – it’s just that age is unchangeable. Age is what it is...

10Day Kickstart with Ellen

10 DAY KICKSTART: DAY 1 SELF-AWARENESS

Today is your day!Your mountain is waiting,So… get on your way! – Dr. Seuss Self-awareness means mind/body connection. It’s paying attention to your whole self and its needs. Moving mindfully is a great way to bring in self-awareness because it puts your own attention on the mechanics of moving, and then of the sensations surrounding what that entails come oozing forth. (What a concept!) Self-awareness is lacking in our culture, and that’s because there are so many distractions. it seems, everyone...

Ellen Barrett Blog "Drishti"

Set Your Sights On…

“Where the eyes go, the body follows” is (sort of) a famous yoga saying and it’s actually really profound, and layered. It’s about one’s drishti, which is Sanskrit  for gaze AND focus. It begs the question, “Where are you putting your attention?” In pure movement terms, where your eyes are IS where the body goes. Think Cobra pose – a big part of the pose is looking up. That upward gaze helps the body “snake” upwards into a more robust position,...