Pilates

I swear, the heat’s making me stupid

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Two men slowly  press north in a boat full of trimmings. Manual labor here can be hard, really hard. Then add the heat and dust and bugs. Serious admiration for Ambergris Caye's laborers.
Two men slowly press north in a boat full of trimmings. Manual labor here can be hard, really hard. Then add the heat and dust and bugs. Serious admiration for Ambergris Caye’s laborers.

I thought for sure that it would rain last night.

While cycling back from Annie’s with a bag of chips for dinner I felt like the mythical fish on a bicycle (“A woman needs a man like a fish ….”).

No feminism reflections here. It was just so muggy that it felt like the air itself would burst open like a balloon and unleash torrents upon this parched little island. Read the rest of this entry »

Zen Arcade is suddenly bursting with new activities, services

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Tara Darrell of Zen Arcade tries to keep up with all the developments on the chalkboard posted out front.
Tara Darrall of Zen Arcade tries to keep up with all the developments on the chalkboard posted out front.

Scooped by my own wife.  Can you imagine that?

Well, the word is out, Rose will be teaching a Pilates course at Zen Arcade starting Monday, June 2.

Those of you who know Rose from her own studio in California know this is a wonderful thing for her. She is a born teacher – full of knowledge, love and enthusiasm. She needs an outlet like this to express her true personality. Read the rest of this entry »

Bicycling Ambergris Caye north: 24 clicks to home

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There are few things more peaceful than lying on your back beneath a palapa at the end of a dock -- especially on Ambergris Caye, Belize.
There are few things more peaceful than lying on your back beneath a palapa at the end of a dock — especially on Ambergris Caye, Belize.

If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads.Anatole France

Every journey in life should begin at the end of a pier, on your back, beneath a palapa.  They have a way of putting you in the right frame of mind, whatever the distance you plan to travel.

If you don’t have access to a pier and palapa, think of them as a very pleasant metaphor. When the going gets tough, the knowing duck under their mental palapa and chill for a while. Read the rest of this entry »

Closing up shop

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What does Rose do when she isn't teaching Pilates or yoga? Stuff like this: Hanging yoga with daughter, Caira.
What does Rose do when she isn’t teaching Pilates or yoga? Stuff like this: Hanging yoga with her daughter, Caira.

Rose stops working after December 31st.

January first begins the Big Push to put everything in order for our Feb. 7 move to Belize. And, my goodness, there is a lot to do.

So, essentially “Pilates by Rose” will be no more. I don’t think that has completely sunk in as Rose has been extremely busy making sure every person gets an appropriate final session and a new Pilates home.

You see, these aren’t clients. They are friends — and Rose has a deep personal connection with every one of them. Read the rest of this entry »