Classical and Gentle Pilates offered in elegant studio settings.
Private sessions in classical and Gentle Pilates are offered in elegant studio settings in both Albany, New York and Lenox, Massachusetts. For those of you who are interested, Penelope also travels and teaches a wide variety of healing workshops.
Penelope Shure treats and teaches each client who comes through the door with attention, compassion and kindness. Her unique ability to connect with people’s individual needs and personality brings about positive changes quickly, with a seemingly effortless approach in an elegant boutique studio setting.
Workshops are held onsite at YOUR location for YOUR convenience! PMA continuing education provider, certified Meeks Method instructor & studio owner Penelope Shure brings the studio to you, along with her expertise, energy & compassion. You get a personalized, educational and enjoyable workshop to share. Participants leave stronger, smarter, self-empowered and feeling great! All you need is a minimum of 8 people who want to be stronger, smarter and empowered after spending 3 hours with Penelope Shure!
Pilates Workshops & Classes
We are currently planning our 2018 workshop schedule!
Workshops are designed to provide dynamic movement solutions to the specific individual needs of your patients, clients, students, group members, family, and friends. Choose from an array of different options that best suits your needs.
Workshops are 3 hours in length, $110.00 per person with a maximum of 20 people unless otherwise noted. Please bring your own mat, hand towel and water bottle. If you need to purchase these items, see my recommended equipment page!
For Fitness Professionals
The Pilates Method Alliance awards continuing education credits for workshop participation through Pilates for Every Body. A 3-hour workshop provides 3 CEC’s. There is an additional fee of $20.00 per workshop when CEC’s are provided.
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Are You Afraid of Falling?
This workshop addresses the emotional and physical challenges that affect adults with balance, pain, and bone density issues. Exercises that strengthen the feet and core, as well as the breathing muscles, are taught. Safe modifications of activities of daily living are included. Participants leave with a new awareness of posture confidence in their individual abilities to enjoy safe movement and "be in the moment".
Do You Pee When You Laugh?
Or sneeze, or cough, or run, jump or surprisingly whenever you don't want to? If so then you're going to LOVE this pelvic floor strengthening workshop. Learn simple exercises you can do anytime, anywhere to strengthen your pelvic floor powerhouse muscles and gain control over urinary incontinence issues. There ARE things you can do to gain and maintain strength.
Internal Alignment Awareness
Internal Alignment Awareness addresses life's shifting stances, giving you the blueprints to develop a new movement paradigm for your unique, individual physical fitness programing. More than a personal training concept, this approach involves the integration of alignment awareness for body, mind and spirit. The ease and simplicity to do so makes it possible to integrate into current programs for individuals of all ages, sexes and levels of fitness. It is easily adaptable to the creativity and concerns of the particular group involved.
Although individual respond according to their uniqueness, it is immediately effective in creating positive changes in the body that lead to, but are not limited to: Improved posture; which allows for the facilitation of improved respiratory function & all that preempts, less pain in movement if that was an issue, injury prevention, fluidity of movement & improved coordination, core strengthening in a way that uses the core to assist in global movement, understanding of how the individual parts of our bodies work together as a team and not randomly, beginning from how we think about ourselves, how we breathe and the subtleties of how we sit, stand, and position ourselves throughout our daily activities, increased physical & emotional confidence, compassion for ourselves & others, personal empowerment to be the best version that we can of ourselves in every setting and situation because of comprehensive development.
Implementing Internal Alignment Awareness into your training creates a foundation that will springboard wellness potential for those who apply the approach. The work is less about effort and more about awareness; finding and feeling how transformation of alignment in the body brings about the powerful transformation of alignment in our minds. This piece of our personal movement puzzle when applied correctly creates the peace in our minds and spirits we all seek.
(and 60 is the new 50)
We are aging differently then we used to. Women are stronger, more independent & vibrant than ever before. We are working longer, sometimes beginning new careers instead of retiring, and often care takers for both the younger and older generations we are sandwiched in between, adding new challenges and different stresses to our lives. Aches and pains have a way of sneaking up on us when we least expect them especially as our bodies age. Learn how to add movement to your personal wellness tool kit and experience first hand the "fountain of youth" benefits that Pilates has to offer with safety modifications necessary to avoid injuries caused by strengthening compensatory movement patterns and bone density changes that can come with age. A sedentary lifestyle, sitting at a desk all day or standing on your feet all day at work both can contribute to pain issues if posture, breath and bone health are not addressed. Core strength & breathing are necessary to support us physically and emotionally as we age. Pelvic floor, joint health and our feet can be compromised with age.
Come learn how you can find the control and body wisdom necessary to deal with the specific challenges your body faces over 60. The lessons learned in this workshop will resonate with all areas of life.
Million Dollar Bones
Designed for kids 8 and older, this workshop emphasizes the prevention of osteoporosis at a time in life when it makes the most difference – the teen years.
Through movement and media, Penny teaches the lifestyle modifications necessary to build strong bones and nurture healthy habits towards a lifetime of wellness. This workshop is meant to be adapted for classroom settings with the sincere hope that knowledge will create empowered young people. This is also an ideal inter-generational experience. Media sharing is encouraged and appreciated.
Remote sessions are perfect for anyone who is too busy or too far away to get into the studio. These sessions are 30 minutes long and focus on specific exercises you can do on your own with minimal equipment as well as on modifications specific to your personal needs.
You will need a mat, stretch out strap or Thera band, soft density Meeks half roller, Pilates magic circle, yoga block, toe spacers and a hand towel &/or wash cloth as props.
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Remote sessions are $40.00
There IS something you can do about it right now! Learn safe, effective exercises that will stretch and strengthen your feet and ankles. Understanding basic anatomy and neutral alignment concepts will give you Happy Feet!
Bring Your Child to Pilates!
This workshop is proving to be ideal for kids in sports, dance, gymnastics, theater and everything in-between. Participants will gain core control and alignment in order to safely improve flexibility and performance. It's really fun for the parent and child to learn as a team. Learning SAFE and proper technique at a young age helps combat injuries as well as scoliosis concerns.
This is a 60 minute class. Only $90 per couple!
Private sessions are an ideal way to develop a personal Pilates practice specific to your individual needs. Working one on one with Penny gives her the opportunity to get to know you and your body without interruption and giving you all of her attention. We review your goals and go over questions & concerns you may have in a private setting at a time that is convenient for your busy schedule. When you establish yourself as a private client either in the peaceful Albany, NY studio or remotely you get the special attention you deserve. The studio is equipped with Pilates apparatus to further enhance your session.
$75.00 per 55 minute session, by appointment only.
Packages Are Also Available
5 for $365.00
10 for $700.00 Please give 24 hour notice to avoid being charged if you have to cancel.
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