Open and non-judgmental. That’s the environment we strive to create at Mongoose Bodyworks, because whether you’re a regular client or stopping in to our Soho studio for the very first time, a dedicated Pilates practice can help you achieve a stronger, happier and more aligned body and mind.
At Mongoose Bodyworks, each session begins with an assessment of where the body is, both physically and emotionally, on that given day. Doing so enables us to set aside perceived limitations or ideas of how we “should” look or feel. Through a collaborative effort between student and teacher, we work toward empowering our student and teacher, we work toward empowering our students by building strength and flexibility from the inside out.
For clients who come to us with a specific objective in mind, be it injury rehabilitation or to relieve a particular pain, the initial session will focus on determining strengths, flexibility and movement patterns that may be contributing to misalignment or discomfort. With this mind, we can begin to design a program driven by confidence and balance.
Every session at Mongoose Bodyworks is tailored to the client’s abilities and preferences at the time of their session, combining appropriate movements and techniques geared toward gradual, lasting change. While one session may begin with Pilates breathing exercises to center the mind, followed by a fast paced workout and completing with series of deep assisted stretches, another may start by gently warming up the spine, flowing into a sequence of movements to relax and open the body and finishing with myofascial work to clear our any unneeded tension. Each session follows the cues that the client’s body communicates that day.