L.M. Melfi Pages

because everyone loves to get a little extra!

I am so happy you have taken a moment to explore and found this section.

Here I share with you my other passion: writing!

Please visit this section for Pilates Articles and resources for you to use both in the studio and at home, as well as my fictional writings & poetry.

In this section you will also gain access to sample chapters of my debut fiction novels.

Grab a cup of coffee & read what catches your eye, comment in the reply sections and enter your email so I can notify you when I write something new.

Enjoy & thank you ~

LM Melfi

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‘flow’

The Classical Pilates Method encourages you to work with a fluid pace and flow. Having an initial introduction to teacher training through a contemporary school, I was not seeing the method as a whole. I was seeing individual exercises to pick and choose. Once I...

Oh, is that what you mean, when you always say…?

Repetition, pace, doing the same exercise on different apparatus, figuring out the physics of an exercise (what energy is going down and what energy is going up to make this exercise possible), visualizing the lines of two way stretch in a particular exercise,...

Symphony of Movement

In my personal practice, within different exercises, I play with all four movements of a symphony. Which are: brisk and lively, slower and more lyrical, energetic and boisterous play and a rollicking finale. Just as in a symphony when one movement ends, the next...

‘ease’

I first heard the cue, “find the ease of the exercise” while working in private zoom sessions with Jennifer Kries. She would say it when I was first learning the Classical Method and I would think to myself, “What is she nuts?” The work was challenging and required my...

Oak Roots by: LM Melfi

                Buried in the earthWhere the mighty oak growsDeep within its rootsLies the truth to expose~ PART ONE “A lie would make no sense unless the truth was felt to be dangerous.”  Carl Jung November 1980 “Leilani,” Lila...

Daily Classical Mat Sessions During Covid-19 Closure

**Free online Zoom Sessions has ended. As of May 1st you can now text or call 631.880.8917 to schedule a private zoom mat session. Please text or call to inquire about the cost and to schedule. Thank you ~ Lynn  Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us04web.zoom.us/j/182470989...

Classical Pilates of Long Island

Introducing the new name of the studio! Same great studio, classes andinstructor 🤸. Studio just needed an updated name indicative of thework that is practiced and the legacy that it strives to preserve.classicalpilatesli.com

Hawthorne Blossoms

August 1955      The tattered seagull perched high on the bridge watched the water retreating.  With the morning sun breaking at his back, he watched birds by the dozens sweep the skies as they eagerly inspected the harvest served up by...

The Ash Moon

1962      The nurse leaned over the plastic bassinet, she carefully fixed the baby’s cap and took him to her.  With eyes fixed out the far window focused on the burnt harvest moon, Lila felt the bed shift and knew her baby was...

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Private sessions can be scheduled by appointment.

Studio is conveniently located directly off of Sunrise Hwy. in Holbrook (behind the Stop & Shop shopping center)