What is Pilates With Soul?

By | December 18th, 2013|Health, Inspiration, Love, Pilates, Pilates & Pregnancy|

I adore Pilates, we know this, I’ve been teaching for many moons now. It’s helped me on so many levels, starting with giving me a job, to getting me back into pre-pregnancy strength after a 2 month hospital bed-rest stint and 2 cesarean sections, plus it's been great for mental clarity. It wasn’t until I [...]

Your Spine Has Your Back

By | December 12th, 2013|Health, Pilates|

I was inspired to write this after reading another article this morning. It was about a study that was done comparing Pilates with other methods used to alleviate back pain. Pilates came out the victor, of course. I love that more and more doctors and Physical Therapists are using or recommending Pilates as rehabilitative and [...]

Natalie Garay & Lindsay Pera Talk Pilates and Healing pt. 2

By | November 20th, 2013|Health, Inspiration, Love, Pilates| Hello Pilates Lovers, Here's part 2 of my fun interview with Lindsay from Full Circle Wellness Tools. Be sure to check them out and support their indiegogo campaign. Lots of love, The Pilates Mama P.S. Here's the Q & A that went along with the videos! Q: Tell us a little about yourself and [...]

Natalie Garay & Lindsay Pera Talk Healing and Pilates pt.1

By | November 20th, 2013|Health, Inspiration, Love, Pilates| Hello Gang! I had the honor of being interviewed by Lindsay Pera of Full Circle wellness where I shared about and how Pilates can help any body at any level to feel strong, pain free and empowered. Take a peek here and share your thoughts then join me for a Pilates session via [...]

Shift Happens

By | November 14th, 2013|Inspiration, Love, Pilates|

Have I told you this one already? It started around February of 2012. I had had it. I was feeling blah and tired of it. I had been teaching Pilates for about 9 years, just made a move north from Los Angeles County to Ventura County; which meant a new area, another new school, new [...]

What would make you soar?

By | September 28th, 2013|Inspiration, Love, service|

  What would make you soar? I was just sitting hear thinking about a friend who has played a big role in helping me accomplish some projects I’ve been working on lately. I came to the conclusion that without her, none of it would have come to fruition. It made me think about what I [...]

Celebrate the Milestones In Your Life, Friends!

By | September 27th, 2013|Inspiration, Love, Pilates|

  I bought myself a website sweater. A what, you say? I thought it appropriate to commemorate a big accomplishment in my life. I have gone out of my comfort zone and created something I’ve always wanted to do, and I wanted to make a point to remember that day always. I call it my, [...]

A Workout Isn’t Just A Workout Anymore

By | September 26th, 2013|Inspiration, Love, Motherhood, Pilates, service|

    A Workout Isn’t Just A Workout Anymore Don’t feel like a workout today? Don’t have the energy to get up and put on those yoga pants? Can’t find your favorite sports bra? Did you sprain your pinkie? I get it, these sound like acceptable reasons to not work out. We all have our [...]

Belly Burn

By | September 24th, 2013|Motherhood, Pilates, Pilates & Pregnancy| This is a quick abdominal workout that's great for when you're short on time. You can use a ball as a prop for a couple of the exercises, any ball will do. If you don't have one, not to worry, you can do without. Enjoy! For more videos, you can subscribe at

How to find a Pilates studio + Instructor that’s right for you

By | September 16th, 2013|Pilates|

How to find a Pilates studio + Instructor that's right for you My latest article for shares a few tips on how to find a Pilates studio and an instructor to meet your needs. Enjoy!   Sending love, The Pilates Mama