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The Pilates Psychology was born from the questions:

What's the psychology behind the mind + body connection?
How can I feel that post-workout bliss in everyday life?

Roshini Kumar, certified Pilates instructor and licensed psychotherapist, began practicing consistent classical Pilates in 2018 after hearing the quote:​
"In 10 sessions you'll feel a difference, in 20 sessions you'll see a difference,
in 30 sessions you'll have a new body."​

-Joseph Pilates
Image by Leuchtturm Entertainment

Intrigued, she began her Pilates journey and began feeling stronger, and unexpectedly, much happier. As a psychotherapist, Roshini's mission was to help her clients overcome depression and anxiety with evidence-based therapies. She hoped they'd leave therapy with the same catharsis and mental clarity she felt after leaving Pilates.

There was something about Pilates that felt very reminiscent of psychotherapy itself.

Pilates Class

In examining classical Pilates with psychology-colored glasses, Roshini realized that the psychological benefits of Pilates went far beyond an endorphin rush. The same concepts she taught in psychotherapy are the same concepts that are actively practiced in Pilates movement.

When the body practices the concepts,
the mind uses the concepts in everyday life,
improving mood.

Roshini began practicing Pilates with this mindset, then began teaching Pilates with this framework. Inspired by the glowing transformations and positive feedback from her growing Pilates client base, she created The Pilates Psychology, an innovative fusion of classical Pilates and evidence-based psychotherapy.
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