About the Mind Body Moderate
“When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself,
art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless
and intelligence cannot be applied.” Herophilus
“Everything in moderation, even moderation.” Oscar Wilde
Started in 2009, the Mind Body Moderate was a personal project exploring the quest for balanced living. Through essays and short blog entries the main areas of focus included (1) the culture of health and fitness, (2) current trends and research, (3) pilates knowledge and applications in daily life. All topics were approached from a perspective of moderation being ideal – no matter the chosen fitness and health regimen, it is the opinion of this author that some of the most important keys to staying young are an open mind, a sense of humor, and a moderate approach to living.
So here’s to you! May you take your news with a grain of salt, your fitness to the playground, and naps frequently. Life is indeed short. Might as well have fun. Cheers!
About The Author
Stephanie Ellison has studied and taught dance and movement most of her life. She began teaching Pilates in 2000, was certified at Performing Arts Physical Therapy and The Pilates Studio of LA, and has since studied with various instructors, including Romana Kryzanowska. Stephanie has taught for numerous studios both in the US and Asia, and has worked with professional performers and athletes, as well as those brand new to the Pilates Method, including volunteer teaching for the Boys and Girls Club.
Exploring creative play as an alternative to exercise led Stephanie to study circus arts and eventually establish a Pilates studio at Bumbershoot Aerial Arts in St. Louis, where she also taught Pilates courses under the Dance Department at Washington University. Having returned to Los Angeles, Stephanie continues her search of how to have a fun-moving, better-tasting, fashionable balance for living every day well. She is currently the Pilates trainer for the Los Angeles Athletic Club.