Soul Stories

A Great Soles Blog: We love learning about people, discovering the reasons they are doing what they love and where their path is taking them. In our blog we will introduce you to our Great Souls. Someone who’s story caught our eye and we think will catch yours.

Jill Hinson +  Core Compassion Project -Breast Cancer and Pilates

Jill Hinson + Core Compassion Project -Breast Cancer and Pilates

October 06, 2020

Core Compassion Project has changed my life. I know every person coming into my studio is battling something, and it is my job to teach them strength and love them. I am thankful to Great Soles for standing by Core Compassion Project and giving so generously to our cause. Together we are making a difference.

 

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Meet Lauren- Cancer Thriver and New Mom

Meet Lauren- Cancer Thriver and New Mom

September 23, 2020

My mantra is “Squeeze the juice out of life”. Every day we are alive is a gift, and I never take it for granted that I was given a second chance at life. Abundance is all around us. 
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Are You Ready to Treat Yourself?

Are You Ready to Treat Yourself?

August 24, 2020

Coronavirus has put a cap on some self-indulgent activities but I encourage you not to skip your pedicure. Take it to the home or even better, garden!
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Foot Care Basics by Dr. Dawn Figlo

Foot Care Basics by Dr. Dawn Figlo

August 11, 2020

Utilizing ancient and Eastern medicinal practices and new therapeutic natural measures to achieve holistic healing and preventative care by embracing the anatomical structure and function of the foot to achieve balance to the mind-body and spirit.
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Meet Dr. Dawn Figlo Our Foot Expert and Great Soul

Meet Dr. Dawn Figlo Our Foot Expert and Great Soul

July 31, 2020

Dr. Figlo can analyze a person’s health within a few minutes of examining their feet, such as your pulses and even your toenails say a great deal about your health. “Sometimes,” she says, "we need to look back to heal the present, and look down to heal our way up.” 
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Meet Nancy Castiglioni - Pilates Instructor and International Presenter

Meet Nancy Castiglioni - Pilates Instructor and International Presenter

July 16, 2020

My clients and students, at home and abroad are a constant source of inspiration as well.  You need to work on your mind-body connection. Be present in your practice as well as in your everyday life.
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Meet Kathleen: Entrepreneur, Mother and Yogi

Meet Kathleen: Entrepreneur, Mother and Yogi

June 29, 2020

 Growing up, I always felt this deep ancestral connection to the Earth and beautiful ritual practices. I love to meditate, practice yoga, and do reiki/curandera rituals with crystals and herbs and candles.  Truly creating a mind-body-spirit practice on the mat is a game-changer for quality of life. 

 

 

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Meet Alison-Pilates Teacher Trainer

Meet Alison-Pilates Teacher Trainer

June 11, 2020

I was a dancer up until college and then I found Pilates. I knew one day I wanted to be a Teacher Trainer, I find inspiration from taking workshops and classes from other instructors. There is always something to learn! 

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Melanoma Month: Emily's Story

Melanoma Month: Emily's Story

May 28, 2020

No matter what struggle life hands you, we have a choice — to remain trapped by tragedy or to moveTHRU
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Melanoma Month: Patrick's Story

Melanoma Month: Patrick's Story

May 24, 2020

Preventive medicine was a priority in my family, and the word “melanoma” was never uttered. I grew up in an era before sunscreen and video games, where we played outside until the street lights came on. I was also surprised that men my age were the segment with the second-highest rate of occurrence for melanoma in the US.
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Melanoma Month : Cassie's Story

Melanoma Month : Cassie's Story

May 10, 2020

Change can happen with every kind gesture we make, no matter how big or small.
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How To Be A Successful Fitness (Pilates) Instructor

How To Be A Successful Fitness (Pilates) Instructor

May 12, 2017

I feel very honored and proud to say that I've been teaching this beautiful method for almost 20 years.

Many new teachers will come to me and ask how do I do it? How do I teach 40 hours a week and not burn out? Doesn't your body get tired? Don't you get sick of teaching the same exercises over and over? I think what keeps me going is I truly love the Pilates method and I love teaching.

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