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Testimony from a PW Client with Osteoporosis

“I’m in my 60s and diagnosed with osteoporosis and must be careful of falling, for the risk of breaking my bones. I find doing exercises in general is very challenging for me.

I feel I have to start my exercise regime somehow and somewhere so I went for trial classes at PW, I tried all 4 movement modalities they offer, here’s my experience with them;

  • Yoga: I stepped into a vinyasa group class. I found it very challenging to do a pose like others in class. Even with the teacher giving me options. It’s not the first time that I found it hard to untwist from a yoga pose and I simply get stuck in the pose. After 15 minutes I left class.
  • Gyrokinesis: This is a series of nice movements, one flowing into the other. Nice and gentle but still challenging enough. I noticed myself loosening up and feeling less tight.
  • Mat Pilates: This was a one on one class. Beginning with a few core exercises, I felt more aligned and that loosened up my body. I recommend a few private lessons to ensure doing the exercises correctly. Mat Pilates is quite nuanced and requires detailed understanding to achieve the most benefit.
  • Yamuna Body Rolling: One on one class. As a beginner and being skinny, pressing down into the ball and rolling one vertebra at a time is a bit challenging. Positioning the ball at my shoulder blades helps to release the tension on my neck.

Having experienced all different movement modalities Paradigm Wellness offers, I would think my next step is to get a Rehab Consultation at PW to design the best possible movement regime for my personal situation. ”

~RL, PW Client

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Testimony from a life-long piano student and Pilates instructor

“I have been attending the Yamuna® Body Rolling classes at Paradigm Wellness as a self-care body regime, which proved to be extremely complementary to the Pilates work I was doing and teaching. In 2016, I signed up for the YBR® Phase 1 instructor training. It was 3 days of YBR® Experiential Anatomy where we used the Yamuna® balls to locate and work through all muscle groups in the body. 3 full days of YBR® work realigned and brought back suppleness to all muscle groups in the body. The most surprising benefit for me: my finger span expanded and playing the piano became much freer!! I attributed this to the 3 full days of muscle release work done at the YBR® Phase 1 training.

In 2017, my group had an amazing 7 days at The Phase 2 YBR® Certification Course where we delved further into the YBR® work, including hands-on assists. We witnessed many body transformations throughout the 7 days. Some of them, really profound. I am continuing to witness how the work has affected the people whom I am sharing the work with. It has been extremely rewarding.”

Wee Guan~ piano student, Pilates teacher.

Certified YBR® practitioner (Class of 2017, PW Singapore).

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Interview with Katie Hess, Founder of Lotus Wei

We had the pleasure of having Katie Hess, Founder, Flower Alchemist + Spiritual Seeker in our PW studio when she was last here in December to promote her book “Flowerevolution”. PW has been partners with Lotus Wei for several years now and we are passionate about the small range of products at our store, we only hand-pick products we love and use. Whilst Katie was in Singapore, we had a lovely afternoon hosting her in the studio, just talking and spending time with her.