“Joe Pilates said ” Every moment of our life can be the beginning of great things.” This is exactly how you will feel after your first time working with Rebekka Schulze. Rebekka is a caring, attentive and highly skilled professional, whose teaching will not disappoint. Her training as a physical therapist is unique. Rebekka’s expert knowledge of body mechanics enables her to explain and teach exercises in a very precise way. This is different than other teachers I’ve had. Her structural understanding of the human body also enables her to teach the exercises safely so you can do them properly, for your body, which may not be the same as another. Rebekka’s keenly trained eye can see your strengths and weaknesses allowing her to focus your training on where its most needed at the time. And since your body is always changing, your training and her teaching is as well. Rebekka’s focus on proper form will take your practice to a level you didn’t know existed! Your movements will become smaller, more precise, and very challenging! After practicing Pilates for more than 20 years I am humbled by how hard the work can be, and amazed at how my body learns and adapts. I have never felt stronger and I owe it all to Rebekka. Rebekka is a caring and committed teacher who will be your biggest cheerleader! She is in a league of her own and I am grateful to be her student.”
I love training Pilates with Rebekka. As a Pilates teacher myself, I know and love the work. Rebekka has challenged me to try things I didn’t think I could ever do. I always leave her studio standing taller and feeling refreshed. She has taken my own teaching to another level and is a knowledgeable and reliable mentor.
“My Pilates career began in 2013 with Rebekka Schulze. As my mentor she has given me the gift and knowledge of Pilates that I will carry with me the rest of my life. I believe my training with Rebekka has been life changing and has given me the taste and drive to learn even more about the human body and how Pilates transforms mind, spirit and body.
Rebekka’s knowledge of the human body, the history and meaning of Pilates as well as her love for teaching makes her the best and very sought after instructor and trainer. I feel very fortunate to have worked with Rebekka for the last several years.I strive to be an instructor and trainer that Rebekka is proud to say she mentored and I feel a great responsibility to share ‘the work” as authentically as I can.”
“After many years of adventure racing, mountain biking and trail running, I developed bad form which lead to a hip issue that I’ve had for 5+ years. After trying many different failed approaches, I stumbled upon Pilates and was subsequently introduced to Rebekka. Rebekka is a graduate of the ‘The Work’ and studied under Pilates Elder, Jay Grimes. At first that meant nothing to me, but the more I work with her and educate myself in Pilates, the more I understood the importance of her education and experience and how hard it is to reach that level. And since she’s a physical therapist it only adds to her knowledge and experience.
All along I knew the importance of strong abs but I didn’t realize that it’s the core that is the powerhouse of the body. Having a strong core improves balance, posture, mobility and overall athletic strength. I’ve found that Pilates is the best way to gain that core strength and flexibility. A lot of progress has been made over the past few months I’ve seen her. I am now so confident in my physical abilities that I have planned a 3 week trip to Nepal: backpacking and sightseeing. If you want to do it right and get results, go see Rebekka!”
I had done Pilates for many years before I met Rebekka and I really enjoyed it as an amazing work out. Rebekka brought Pilates alive for me. After working with Rebekka I truly understood what Pilates is and how it can make you feel. She constantly challenges me physically and intellectually as I push my body, learn new exercises and how they relate to every other exercise. Rebekka is a teacher’s teacher, I love sharing what I discover with her with my own clients.
“Rebekka is a fantastic trainer, whose understanding of the body and the classical pilates work is exceptional. Although I was unsure how well lessons via Skype would work, I have found her ability to clearly verbalize all cues and her attention to detail to be a great match to this channel. In less than 30 sessions I have seen a lot of changes in my body and have really deepened my understanding of The Work.”
“Rebekka is a gifted teacher and an inspiration. As a rider myself, it is a huge bonus to work one on one with someone who understands the biomechanics of a rider as well as the horse. Not only has my riding improved, I have developed better movement patterns throughout the day that have eliminated pain. I am new to the practice and am grateful to be on this journey! Life changing!”
“Rebekka is not just a Master Pilates instructor she also practices and applies it to every aspect of her life which she shares with her students. I can without a doubt say that without my weekly sessions with Rebekka in the beautiful Studio, using Gratz equipment, I would not be as strong, confident or as conscientious about my posture in everything I do. Pilates has given me a renewed view of my body inside and out. Every BODY needs to incorporate this proven method of working out for now and as we age.”
“You think you’ve done Pilates? You probably haven’t as there is a lot of it out there and most of it has been bastardized and not following true Joseph Pilates classical work. Like anything, many out there want to make things “more interesting” and the pure healing he created gets diluted.
Rebekka Schulze is the real deal. Down to the way you breathe inside your lungs (are you even expanding into the back of the lung?). Trust me, she will see it. All equipment is classic Joseph Pilates certified (you would be surprised what is out there), which is how he envisioned, designed, and built it down to the bolts.
Much more expensive than most studios are willing to spend. Rebekka Schulze is Joseph Pilates reincarnated and you will know it if you find yourself fortunate enough to be working under her guidance. She has the sweetest heart, but, is tough in her demand from your body millimeter by millimeter. Joseph Pilates blesses her every day as staying true to his life’s work. And she demands it of you!
The real “Classical Joseph Pilates” method teaches you that structural health is off the radar for most. And your structural health is the most important thing. We go to gyms or some new ‘workout of the year’ and work from the outside in. [Frankly pushing yourself like that is not, in the long run, is much too depleting but I will leave it at that.]
Pilates works from the inside out. Your structure. Properly using your body and breath to work against gravity is the foundation upon which everything else related to your health is built. The results are life-changing. When we address the root cause of physical pain, through elongating the spine, proper head and neck work, strengthening the midsection (DEEP in there) and back (expanding the breath out into it).
Trust me, if you work with Rebekka you will know what all this means in your body. Rebekka will awaken your feet (they say you die from your feet up), heal that vertebra that is out of alignment, awaken every THING connected to that lower back to heal, etc. Your awareness of even the fibers within your muscles will become a part of you.
All of this comes from a source in what Joseph Pilates termed the “Powerhouse.” A much deeper learning from Rebekka than tightening the abdominals. You will elongate, slim, and strengthen. You will slenderize and get long & strong very quickly. Five sessions will be transforming. 10 sessions begins the healing, 20 sessions changes your life. Then? You go deeper. Call yourself blessed to have found Rebekka Schulze, Certified ‘Classical Joseph Pilates’ Instructor.”
“I thought I knew what Pilates was about, but Rebekka has a way of making even advanced students feel like beginners. In her teacher training program, I not only learned the exercises themselves, but also how to draw more out of my clients.She’s the perfect person to learn from: always kind and generous, but also exact and exacting, cultivating trainees who maintain the same level of excellence she does. I’ve never learned more from any other instructor and it is a privilege to continue studying from her.”
“I was blessed to meet Rebekka at an equine positive reinforcement clinic several years ago and reconnected during the pandemic in virtual clinics online, where her infectious enthusiasm for Classical Pilates sparked my interest. After several months of lessons, my comfort both in the saddle and on the ground has improved dramatically. I am finally learning how to use and strengthen my body properly and, most importantly, how to correct my own imbalances. This not only makes riding safer and more fun for me, but is so much easier on my horses since I can balance and use my body more effectively. Rebekka’s constructional training approach breaks down every little nuance of an exercise and slowly builds on each step so that you get the most out of Josef Pilates’ phenomenal method in a fun and rewarding way. When you take the lessons into your daily life and into whatever sport you enjoy, you will experience the proof of this work.”
“In December 2021 I had to have a knee reconstruction surgery, acl replacement/graft + both medial & lateral meniscus either repaired or replaced. Immediately following surgery I followed traditional physical therapy as assigned by my surgeon. Fast forward 2 months and I spoke to Rebekka and started my Pilates journey with her instead.
I 100% know that 6 months later I would not be back riding a horse, running, hiking, sitting cross legged or even kneeling if it was not for the care, planning & knowledge of Rebekka. Her background in physical therapy made a huge difference for me during my Pilates lessons. I am now acutely aware of when I am “cheating” to get a movement or posture and she sure does too! She has given me awareness to how much my whole self, my posture and total body control contributes to the functionality of my new knee. I know without a doubt I would not be this far along in my journey back to full movement & strength if it was not for Rebekka.
I absolutely recommend her for not just injury rehab, but strength, conditioning and posture realignment. She is knowledgeable, caring, kind & compassionate and never makes me feel like I cannot be successful at an exercise – but you will work!! And you will feel it the next day. I love walking out every week stronger & more flexible than the week before.”
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