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Jennifer; listening to Amy Kellow instructions at the “Chairs and Barrel Workshop”

Sharing with all of you out there what is going on in Qatar; Regarding the Classical Pilates System;  sometime feeling that can be not easy to express how I am feeling behind of LuzLife Studio;  because I need to motivate you! Is not about me…  in order to get the benefits and having feedback time to time from students that come over; is like watering the seeds.  That is a great motivation for myself as a human and teacher at the same time; give fresh air to my path.

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Participating at “Classical Pilates Workshop” with Amy Kellow in Doha, Qatar last November 2015

Having the support and the professionalism of Amy Kellow; my teacher too; made me feels that we can expand the net; we can plant seed and support each others; with respect and loving kindness.

And here is what Jennifer said about here experience”

It’s the most intuitive thing we do – we stand up, we sit down, we walk, we stretch, we move our bodies. But, how we move our bodies is so often times wrong. The discomfort, the fatigue, the pain, and the injury are all signs of this error.

We can brush these signals aside and chose not to listen to our bodies, or we can change.

Working with Luz and beginning the journey and training in Classical Pilates System, will change the way you move.

Most apparent, of course, there is a physical change as you understand and re-learn those basic intuitive movements of standing, sitting, walking, and stretching. But, more importantly, there is a change in the mind and the control of our physical movement, of our selves and our bodies, and the union of the two together.

Luz customizes each lesson, using the entire system; Apparatus; the Classical Mat Work;  from the mat to the reformer to the Cadillac and more equipment invented by Joe Pilates that are available at the studio; ensuring we build our foundations, understand the basics, and continue to move to challenge our bodies and minds. I always look forward to my workouts with Luz. And perhaps that’s one of the best aspects of LuzLife – the environment she creates doesn’t feel like a workout at all.   It’s an experience, and one I wish I would have started long ago.

Jennifer Bishop – Qatar – Doha, February 19, 2016

 

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Mama and baby swan, Getting the inspiration from Mr, Joe Pilates. He was observing the nature movements in order to created the system.

Mama and baby swan, Getting the inspiration from Mr, Joe Pilates. He was observing the nature movements in order to created the system. The Classical Pilates – The Swan dive!

Teaching the Classical Pilates System to one of my dearest Clients; before and during the whole pregnancy stage is such a privilege.

She was participating at the Classical Pilates Workshop with Amy Kellow in Qatar, taking private lesson with Amy and until now she is give me a beautiful gift of love and discipline.

“Joe Pilates and Clara must be proud of you!”

And here is what she said:

“Dear Luz, as I reach the last few days of my pregnancy I am writing you this with infinite gratitude and appreciation. Your classes have been amazing and really helped me enormously to keep in shape and healthy throughout my entire pregnancy. The love and care with which you tought every class is such a blessing and the way you always ask about me and look out for me even after class. I’m really looking forward to having my little one and am ready to apply all the tips you have tought me for a smooth delivery. God bless. Lots of love, Deena.”

Qatar, Doha, February 14, 2016

 

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The Cadillac is a very large piece of equipment and so my first introduction was a little scary. However Luz is an exceptional teacher and I recommend a private session for an amazing introduction to what at first glance looks like a medieval torture device. It really has some some cool moves which under the careful guidance of Luz helped me balance out my body after a week of sitting in an office chair. I am a beginner and Luz showed me how to use the leg springs and push through bar to break down motion into small pieces. I found it especially useful for shoulder stability.

Maria Daly, Doha, January 201612615401_1049158365148938_5618085537543736960_o

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I have been suffering from back problems for a while so I decided to take a break from my usual rigorous workout routine and try Pilates for the first time and it was just what my body needed. I had no idea Pilates would have such a positive impact on my body and life. With just a few sessions, Luz made me become so aware of my body and she knew exactly what I needed.

Luz is not your typical Pilates teacher, she has so much knowledge on the human body and mind. Everyday I’m inspired and continuously learning.

Luz is a highly qualified Pilates teacher and has a state of the art Pilates studio, I believe the best in Qatar. Thank you Luz for your help and I look forward for more sessions with you!

Khouzama Al Thani

Doha – Qatar September 2015

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As a Pilates Lover, I have had great experience practicing Pilates around the globe, Italy, Paris, South of France, London, Zurich, USA and even The Maldives; although I had wonderful Pilates Teachers,

being in LuzLife Pilates boutique Studio has not only inspired me a great deal, but I have managed to achieve superb result in just under 1 month.

As She specifically tailor makes the work out to what my body needs are. Thanks you Luz for being here in Qatar, for the great fun, support and personal care you have always shown.

Johara Al Suwaidi

Doha – Qatar 2014

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I have been taking classical pilates lessons with Luz Lovern at her studio in Qatar since July 2015.

During our first class together she was able to see that I had a problematic sacroiliac (SIJ) joint. I was amazed as I hadn’t mentioned this injury. Using a combination of classical pilates exercises including Mat Work, Reformer and Cadillac  equipments.

I have started to learn more about my own body and feel so much stronger and more physically confident.

Luz always explains and shows me the purpose of each new exercise and I have learned so much from her over the past weeks. Pilates has changed how I look at exercise and I can’t wait to keep learning and improving with my fantastic teacher.
Kind Regards,
Maria Daly
TV Producer
Al Jazeera English

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I met Luz 3 years ago. She was a Pilates instructor at the Sheraton Hotel here in Doha Qatar; and I started to work with her.

She helped me to build on the essence and principles of the J. Pilates work by incorporating modern knowledge about my body.

I take yoga classes with her and cycling classes . I can not tell which class is better.
In all these classes, she was focusing ona strenghth, flexibility and endurance, without risking injury or building bulk.

Luz helped me to restore the curves of my spine, relieve tension and enhance self-confidence.

I have got balanced and aligned body that looks fit(I hope so!!!),I feel revitalized and I move with ease.

She inspired me to become Pilates instructor.
Well done Luz!

Jasna Matic

December 11, 2011 Doha Qatar

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Dear Luz
Thank you for introducing me to Pilates on the Reformer. Perfect, challenging workout for everybody. Get in shape, stay in shape, perfection your body posture, recover for injuries. First one in Doha. I will come again to join a class with you the teacher with heart and knowledge, who sees not only the body of a person also the person in whole, the heart and the soul. Thousand kisses Carmen

Carmen Buschmann-Esshaki

Doha, Qatar 2010

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Prenatal Yoga with Luz A. Lovern.

is one of the best memories I from my first pregnancy.
It helped me to stay fit and feel good in my body and my mind.
During the last 5 months of my pregnancy, I went twice a week to warm Luz’s studio. I must say that those sessions improved my life quality and brought me peaceful mind and good energy.
Though the sessions, Luz professionally guided me with yoga positions adapted to pregnancy, deep relaxation and special connection with my baby. Also, when I came to her with specific problems like back pain or swollen ankles, she restructured the session around this problem. She has demonstrated great professionalism and has earned my trust quickly. It was very comforting for me to have a resource like Luz. Since his birth, my baby has a very relax and calm personality, maybe yoga has something to do with it.
After giving birth, Luz helped me going back in shape. She tailored me a special Pilates training for my specific needs. Even. If I had a caesarean, she safely coached me though all the steps required to get my body shape has it use to be. Today, 9 months after giving birth, I am on my previous weight, my shape is better than ever and I feel good in my body.
Luz also welcomed my baby to the class for the days I did not have babysitter. She created some sessions with him by teaching me exercises that I reproduced at home as play context. This has been great fun for both of us. You should see now how flexible my baby is now!!!
My prenatal yoga classes and Pilates classes with Luz improved my wellbeing through my pregnancy and post delivery.
She is a really good instructor. She is very professional, creative, attentive and generous of herself; there is never 2 sessions that feel like the same. She knows how to assess your needs and capacities, how to give you targets that will keep you motivate.

Thank you Luz for this experience and for your support throughout this wonderful journey of pregnancy and motherhood!
Marie-Noel Dupont – Doha, Qatar August 12, 2009

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I first started doing Pilates over eight months ago. For years I have struggled with scoliosis and it was suggested I try Pilates to improve my strength and posture. It is safe to say Pilates is now, and will be forever, a part of my life.

The ideology behind Pilates makes perfect sense to me and I have embraced the principles in my life. I was looking for something that would inspire me to better myself, both physically and mentally. For me, Pilates has enabled me to do just that.

I feel very blessed to have Luz as my teacher. She has installed in me a sense of self belief, inspiration and motivation through her teaching. No two classes are ever the same! They are always challenging and rewarding and my body is becoming stronger and more linear. I do not suffer with back pain anymore and I walk more confidently.

She designs classes to suit my needs and adapts according to how I feel.

Luz has a caring nature and her constant encouragement enable you to achieve. I always leave her classes feeling wonderful and revitalised.

Thanks Luz! You’re fantastic!

Louise Rambaud
louiserambaud@hotmail.com

Doha – Qatar 2008

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