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Mat Pilates – $10 per session!

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April 24, 2023 @ 6:00 pm 7:00 pm

Date: Mondays, April 3rd – May 8th
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Sessions: 6
Instructor: Michelle Hirsch

Location: Dance Studio
Age: 18+
Fee: $10 per session
Financial aid available below

This 6-session series is designed for beginners as well as more experienced movement enthusiasts. We will begin with a warm-up that will familiarize you with proper breathing techniques, pelvic placement, rib cage placement, scapular movement and cervical placement.  The classes will help you build your core strength and stability in an efficient and safe manner and is a great complement to your other sports activities.

Esta serie de 6 sesiones está diseñada tanto para principiantes como para entusiastas del movimiento más experimentados. Comenzaremos con un calentamiento que lo familiarizará con las técnicas de respiración adecuadas, la ubicación pélvica, la ubicación de la caja torácica, el movimiento escapular y la ubicación cervical. Las clases lo ayudarán a desarrollar la fuerza y la estabilidad de su centro de una manera eficiente y segura, y son un gran complemento para sus otras actividades deportivas.

Michelle Hirsch


Michelle is a recipient of the 2022 Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) Artist Power Convenings Grant. Through this grant, she is sharing her passion for Pilates and mindful movement with members of the Sonoma community.  She has trained and completed the STOTT PILATES Intensive Mat-Plus (IMP) program, a contemporary method, which blends traditional Pilates movement with recent scientific research and advancements. She believes in the method’s philosophy of “effective and responsible exercise as the foundation of a better life.”  

In addition, Michelle is a mixed media artist and was awarded an Art Surround grant by Creative Sonoma in 2022. Her most recent commission is exhibited at Pepperwood Preserve in Santa Rosa. She was born and raised in the Philippines and currently lives in Penngrove.

The Sonoma Community Center (the Center) strives to create an inclusive, safe community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. The Center is committed to creating such an environment because it brings out the fullest potential in each of us, which, in turn, contributes directly to creating a community of belonging. In order to ensure a positive, safe, and welcoming experience for everyone, all program participants are asked to abide by the following policies, community agreements, and restorative safety protocol.

Financial aid is handled on an individual basis. If you think you qualify, follow the link below to apply.

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