THE OFFERINGS

Queer Body Pilates centers queer, trans, and fat folx. However, you don't need to claim these identities to attend QBP classes (exception: Thursday evening LGBTQ+ Group Pilates). I understand and approach "queer" not just as a label pertaining to gender identity and sexuality but also the action of queering: to question, reorient, and make strange. If you have a bodily experience of non-normativity, these offerings are intended to celebrate you.

All offerings are Pilates Mat. If you are interested in integrating modern/contemporary dance fundamentals into your one-on-one, duet, or trio session, let me know and we can make it happen. All sessions will include verbalized anatomical information and guiding imagery. In-person sessions will also include offerings of consensual touch and props to provide additional support and feedback.

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Image Description: Illustration of Sofia doing Pilates while lying on their front. Sofia has baked bean hair, an ocean shirt, and tan pants. The background is green.

SUNDAY MORNING GROUP PILATES

Two opportunities--one virtual and one IRL--to move / sweat / heal in community! Both open to all identities. All levels.

-Sundays 9-9:50am ET (weekly!) on Zoom

-Sundays 10-11am ET (weekly!) in person at bodycraft studio

**NO IN-PERSON CLASS 6/26 but Zoom class will be held as usual

ZOOM CLASS INFO:

Sliding Scale $12-35 per class or $50-160 for 5 classes. No registration (except this one-time liability waiver/intake form to be completed before your first session); just show up (pay to @freeskewl on Venmo or contact me for alternative methods)!

Have a Yoga Block (or stack of books) and 1-3lbs weights (or cans of soup/beans) on hand.

Weekly Zoom Meeting ID: 601 463 2483

Rev Live Captions provided.

IN-PERSON CLASS INFO:

Register in advance ($12-35) via bodycraft studio in Brooklyn Heights

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Image Description: Illustration of Sofia doing a one legged shoulder bridge. Their pants are blue and tan, their shirt is hot pink, and their hair is rainbow gumballs. The background is light blue.

THURSDAY EVENING GROUP LGBTQ+ PILATES

A hybrid affinity space for queer, trans, and questioning folx to move / sweat / heal in community! All levels.

Thursdays 6:15-7:15pm ET (weekly!)

at the Bed-Stuy Brooklyn Community Pride Center + On Zoom

**will be Zoom-only in July and August

CLASS INFO:

Sliding Scale $0-15. No registration (except this one-time liability waiver/intake form to be completed before your first session); just show up (pay to @freeskewl on Venmo or contact me for alternative methods)!

Mats and Yoga Blocks provided in person. On Zoom, get comfy and have a Block or stack of books on hand.

Weekly Zoom Meeting ID: 601 463 2483

*Rev Live Captions provided

Brooklyn Community Pride Center Bed-Stuy; 1360 Fulton Street, Ground Floor; Brooklyn, NY 11216

*Revolution Plaza entrance is ADA-compliant

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Image Description: Illustration of Sofia doing Pilates on their hands and one knee with the other leg extended behind. Their shirt is leopard print and their hair is rainbow. The background is pink.

ONE-ON-ONE QUEER BODY PILATES

Is it time for change or growth? Have questions? New to Pilates? Navigating an injury? Preparing for or recovering from surgery? Need accountability? I love working with clients privately and it's the best way for you to get the attention that you deserve.

Props provided in person include a Bosu, light weights, overball, bumpy ball, yoga blocks, half and regular foam rollers, bolster, and therabands. On Zoom, we will work with the props you have. Private clients also receive complimentary access to QBP's extensive online library of group class recordings..

Contact me to find a time.

IN PERSON:

Sliding Scale $65-125 per class or $275-575 for 5 classes 

at a location on the border of Bed-Stuy + Crown Heights near A/C Trains, LIRR, and several buses up 1 flight of stairs OR, if this isn't accessible, an ADA-compliant dance studio (please share your access needs when you contact me, address confirmed upon registration)

ZOOM:

Sliding Scale $55-115 per class or $250-550 for 5 classes

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Image Description: Illustration of Sofia doing a Pilates clamshell exercise with pink pants, a giraffe-print shirt and orange hair. The background is yellow.

PRE- AND POST-GENDER AFFIRMING SURGERY PILATES

Need support navigating a new or imminently shifting relationship with your bod?

Experiencing chronic pain due to years of binding? This may manifest as shallow breathing, an overall feeling of tension, limited range of motion in the trunk, and/or chronic injuries.

Want to regain mobility and strength after surgery or build up your mobility and strength in preparation?

Is your doctor requiring that your bod be a particularly way in order for you to get the gender affirming care that you need? (Gross! Gross! Gross! This system sucks but let’s set you up to receive the care you need.) NOTE: I am not a dietician or medical professional but I can help you get strong and feeling good.

Basically, let’s figure it out. I gotchu. 
Private clients also receive complimentary access to QBP's extensive online library of group class recordings..

 

This 1:1 option is provided at a lower cost to support your unique needs during your preparation and recovery. Do know that I may need to communicate with your surgeon, PT, care team, or other medical providers. Must be 1-6 months post to attend post-op.

 

Props provided in person include a Bosu, light weights, overball, bumpy ball, yoga blocks, half and regular foam rollers, bolster, and therabands. On Zoom, we will work with the props you have.

Contact me to find a time.

IN PERSON:

Sliding Scale $55-115 per class or 250-525 for 5 classesat a location on the border of Bed-Stuy + Crown Heights near A/C Trains, LIRR, and several buses up 1 flight of stairs OR, if this isn't accessible, an ADA-compliant dance studio (please share your access needs when you contact me, address confirmed upon registration)

ZOOM:

Sliding Scale $50-110 per class or $225-525 for 5 classes

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Image Description: An illustration of Sofia lying face up with two legs extended forward at a 45 degree angle. Sofia has water pants, a red shirt, and hair with a goldfish in it. The background is brown.

DUET AND TRIO QUEER BODY PILATES

Bring a buddy or two! Zoom only.

We will work with the props you have. Private clients also receive complimentary access to QBP's extensive online library of group class recordings..

Contact me to find a time.

Sliding Scale $30-60 ea. per class or $125-275 ea. for 5 classes

A NOTE ON COST:

Each class has a unique sliding scale. The low end of the sliding scale is intended for those pre/post-op, BIPOC, and those without a financial safety net who couldn't otherwise access Pilates.

The high end is for those who are able to invest such resources into this exchange, supporting QBP and subsidizing classes for those who need to pay less.

Please be honest about what you can afford.

Love and liberate yourself. Contact me today.