KiVo® Bring Your Voice to the Movement Workshop

Lis Addison is a California Composer, Vocalist and Dancer whose music can be heard on Conventional and Internet Radio and in Dance, Yoga and Healing Centers from Alaska to Zimbabwe. She composes music and choreographs for KiVo®.

Lis Addison is a California Composer, Vocalist and Dancer whose music can be heard on Conventional and Internet Radio and in Dance, Yoga and Healing Centers from Alaska to Zimbabwe. She composes music and choreographs for KiVo®.

Metamorphosis Pilates Center is pleased to offer a special workshop with teacher Lis Addison: KiVo® Bring Your Voice to the Movement. Sunday, September 11th, 1:00-4:00 pm. Cost: $60(Early bird price before September 6th $55). Space is limited. To register go to the Class Schedule tab on the website and click on the Enrollments tab.  Or contact teacher Deborah K. Jump by using the Contact Us form on our website or calling (319) 654-6444.

California composer, vocalist and dancer Lis Addison comes to Cedar Rapids to share KiVo®

Do you love to use your voice? Does your voice feel shut down? Would you like to incorporate your voice in your movement practice? Would you like to explore your voice as a tool for transformation and healing? Would you like your voice to be heard, your contribution activated?

KiVo® blends vocals, dance and chant for positive transformation. KiVo®’s lineage comes from wisdom traditions that use the voice and body for celebration, ceremony and healing. Yet, it is a new rendition. KiVo® supports your voice being heard in the world by giving you new ways to use it and liberating the wise voice within. KiVo® helps rewire the brain. Research shows that when we use our bodies and voices together, more areas of the brain fire, creating growth as we age.

In this workshop you will learn chants, songs and corresponding movement in a call and response format that tunes, tones and resounds the whole you and supports liberating the wise voice within.

All KiVo® Circles consist of:  Welcoming you and honoring Earth, Air, Fire and Water. Activating with Chakra Chants, Body Chants and Global Family Songs. Improvising,  Shaking and Building Community. Setting Intentions for positive change. Blessing you and sending you on your merry way.

 

 

A Client Point of View – Tom Donelson

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Metamorphosis Pilates Center is pleased to feature Tom Donelson in “A Client’s Point of View”. Tom enjoys Reformer classes and Nia at Metamorphosis Pilates Center.  He has been a long time client of Deb Jump’s and we are  so happy to have him and his wife Janice at our Center. 

Tom’s point of view:

I have been athlete most of my life including track and cross country in high school and college along with running for two track clubs post college, martial arts and in my fifties, participated in a dozen triathlons.  I still stay in shape by cycling and swimming plus Pilates adds strength and endurance training.  The techniques learned in Pilates aid in my strength training and I would recommend this to any male looking to add strength, flexibility and endurance to their training regimen while having a good time.  The instruction Deb Jump provides is excellent and a good time is had by all.

A Client’s Point of View – Emily Meyer

emilyMetamorphosis Pilates Center is pleased to feature Emily Meyer in “A Client’s Point of View”.  Emily enjoys Reformer and Mat classes at Metamorphosis Pilates Center. 

Emily shares her thoughts:

I’ve found it easy to keep motivated since I started at Metamorphosis. They have a great variety of classes and I’ve learned a lot from each instructor. They have also helped as I recover from an injury, offering modifications so I can rebuild my strength. I’d recommend Metamorphosis to anyone interested in Pilates, whether you’re trying it for the first time or more advanced and wanting to learn more.

A Client’s Point of View – Jo Ann McNiel

IMG_2563 (2)Meamorphosis Pilates Center is so grateful for our wonderful clients.  We have been blessed to work with many of our clients for several years as we started our business partnership at Pilates Center Cedar Rapids 8 years ago.   Sharing her thoughts on Pilates,  Jo Ann McNiel is one of these seasoned clients. 

Jo Ann’s kind testimonial: 

I’ve been a fan of reformer Pilates now for 8 years.  If I had to give up any fitness regimens, Pilates would be the last.  I intend to do Pilates as long as I am able.  If I have any doubts, I just remember my sweet Mother’s inability to hold herself upright in her last few years, and I am reminded and determined to keep my core strong, because core strength is critical to all strength. Donna is very knowledgeable of how the body works, how everything is connected head to toe.  Her guidance is clear and gentle.   Her Spirit is nourishing, and she is inspiring.  I cannot recommmend anything else as strongly as I recommend Metamorphosis – not just Donna, but all the instructors and all of the classes. I also particpate in Nia from Deb Jump – invigorating! – and Nourishing Noon Yoga from Carmen Kelley – calming.  Whole mind-body-spirit strengthening is available at Metamorphosis!

 

Pilates and Golf

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photo by Tim Schoon

Metamorphosis Pilates Center is pleased to offer a specialty class: 5 Pilates Exercises for Golfers. Start your Pilates practice by learning five Pilates exercises specifically targeted for the golfer. Thursday, May 5th, 6:45-7:45 pm. Cost: $15. Space is limited. To register go to the Class Schedule tab on the website and click on Enrollments tab.  Or contact teacher Debbie Jump directly by using the Contact Us form on our website or call her at (319) 654-6444.

Pilates teacher Debbie Jump shares what she discovered about how Pilates can benefit golfers

I’ll admit: I don’t know a lot about golf. To me, Tee is something you drink and an Eagle is a bird. But, when an avid golfer told me that he heard Pilates was good for golfers, I decided to investigate.

Pilates exercises and golf shots are based on movement from the center of the body. Practicing Pilates helps strengthen the abdominals and shape back muscles evenly. It elongates and aligns the spine and improves overall stability, flexibility, balance and strength. A symmetrical body strengthened from the inside out is as beneficial for you as it is for your golf game.

There are specific performance benefits for the golfer who practices Pilates:

Pilates exercises like “1 leg circle” and “spine twist” improve the range of motion of the hip joints and spine. This can lead to stronger and bigger hip turn which means more explosive and distant shots.

Pilates “arm circles” and “breast stroke” increase the range of motion of the shoulders. This is helpful in attaining optimal back swing and follow through.

Aim for a smoother and more powerful swing by evenly conditioning the back muscles. Ask any regular Pilates student what practicing Pilates “swimming” has done for them.

Approach the Pilates “ab series” with the intention of strengthening the abdominals in order to a hold a position long enough to play through a shot.

Practicing Pilates (or any other body mind exercise for that matter) decreases fatigue, improves concentration and benefits overall health and well being. So, what’s the hook? Try Pilates to improve your golf game or the whole you!

Bring a Friend for Free to Studio B

IMG_0075Metamorphosis Pilates Center is pleased to offer  “Bring a Friend for Free to Studio B”.  From April 10th through the 23rd bring one friend to any class you attend in Studio B and they won’t pay.  Go to our Class Schedule tab or use the MindBody app to register and ensure your spots in class (especially for Aerial classes). When signing up, your friend should register  as unpaid.  This offer applies to classes that are performed in Studio B only.  Reformer classes, private and semi-private sessions are not included in this promotion.