Classical Ballet Barre a Terre Influenced Pilates Video
Classical Ballet Barre a Terre Influenced Pilates

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Classical Ballet Barre a Terre Influenced Pilates

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This sequence with Anita Seiz combines the core strengthening focus of Pilates with Classical Ballet repertoire found in Barre a Terre. Being on the ground brings dancers into a different relationship to gravity compared to the traditional standing barre. The result is increased length, strength and range of motion.

Great for practitioners who want to add some classical ballet movement to their Pilates mat practice, as well as core toning, mid-back and hips. Note - Not recommended for those with Osteoporosis or Osteoarthritis. Also not recommended if you are pregnant.


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hannah.dorafsha, posted on May 4, 2016

I liked this routine a lot, and it brought me back to my dancing days. I have a lot of tightness, weakness, and imbalance in my hips and glutes so this definitely worked into those areas. Thank you!

baskin, posted on February 16, 2016

this is the routine that had me join gaia (it used to be on my yoga). everything about it is beautiful: the movement, the instruction, the set, the music. and although soft, it is challenging! I've downloaded it to gaia unplugged.
thank you, Anita. please put out more!

namaste06, posted on March 6, 2015

I really enjoyed the flowing, graceful nature of this routine, and the soft gentle guidance from the instructor

hadassah, posted on February 3, 2015

Anita, I so admire your teaching! No other pilates teacher I know matches the depth of your understandingof the human body. You demonstrate how pilates can be done with pure grace and flow, which is so beautiful and satisfying. I am an avid fan!

Info821, posted on January 20, 2015

Enjoyable workout, but being completely new to ballet (but experienced with Pilates), I would have appreciated better cueing. I wasn't able to look at the screen for many of the moves, and while this isn't a problem with Pilates (because I am familiar with all the exercise names), it was a problem for me here, since only ballets terms were used (and not explained). I also like to know how many repeats to do, and that was only mentioned once or twice, so again, you were reliant on watching the visual cues.

Malloy, posted on November 22, 2014

This is my first Anita video. I was pleasantly surprised with this practice. I am adding you to my playlist for integrated practice. Thanks so much!

SadieOrion, posted on September 14, 2014

I really enjoyed this practice. It's so feel good! It felt very easy and smooth to me but the next day my butt and the back of my upper legs were so sore. Still are 2 days after. Clearly she hit on some muscles that I don't work as much. I would not say it is a level 3. I thinks this is more of an all levels class as the moves are simple, easily done, and not strenous (even though I felt it the day after)

christineb_2, posted on August 25, 2014

Very lovely!

hikenrungator, posted on June 12, 2014

This is such a lovely welcome change of pace from my normal routine....thanks..would love to practice in your presence someday...Vancouver is a fav of mine

DarleneBradlee, posted on April 29, 2014

Anita, thank you. so beautiful and graceful. I'm a long time dancer and Pilates instructor and yours are my go-to videos...

elfen, posted on December 18, 2013

I'm so grateful for these new Isometric style Ballet Barre classes. I had back surgery last week to relieve chronic pain in my lower lumbar region and this particular sequence has been helpful both prior to surgery and now a week after to help build and maintain core stability without putting too much strain on my back. Although I can't yet do all of the suggested poses, it gives me something to work towards and will motivate me in my recuperation. I have all your classes in my favourites. Many thanks from Ellen in London!

funkymama, posted on October 26, 2013

Just wanted to thank you. I have chronic adductor tendinitis (even with yoga or pilates every other day), and your sequences help rebalance my body and have gone a great distance to healing my leg. By shortening my runs and doing one of Anita's pilates sequences directly after I am experiencing no pain at all, and slowly starting to lengthen my runs again after only 2 weeks. I consider you sequences to be more injury prevention and absolutely essential rebalancing than a 'workout'. Thank you so much!

WatsonLeigh, posted on August 25, 2013

Loved it! I am going to do this everyday!

Pepper1, posted on July 3, 2013

Beautiful practice! I watched once through. On my favorites(:

anjln, posted on June 12, 2013

I LOVE your videos! I find them very relaxing and yet at the same time very challenging. Thank you for making my workout feel anything but!

LaurenBilesky, posted on June 4, 2013

Great video. Very relaxing. I love the incorporation of ballet in the Pilates. Excellent instruction. Recommend everyone to try.

sarahmp2686, posted on June 3, 2013

Thank you Anita! Hope to see more videos with Ballet influence... Love it!!

chmariedI, posted on June 1, 2013

A beginning level, not enough work on the abs...a good start, thx

Info821, posted on January 20, 2015

I agree, I expect much more ab work on anything labelled Pilates.

passionate, posted on June 1, 2013

awesome sequence

christineb_2, posted on May 9, 2013

Great workout! Love the ballet influences and the explanations of the moves. They are tough so it is important to keep good form! Thanks Anita!

cmartinez1584, posted on April 20, 2013

This was so wonderful! I always come back to this on my Saturday mornings to realign after a long week. Thanks Anita!

erinn_2, posted on December 9, 2012

Thank you Anita! Hope you do a longer version, left us wanting more :)

mercer.kristen, posted on November 22, 2012


I couldn't help but notice your comments in a couple of different videos. You seem very hard on yourself! Be gentle and kind; nobody is perfect. Be happy and grateful that you have a healthy body you can move. :)

kturn283, posted on September 28, 2012

so disappointed in myself for not finishing this practice.

idthornell, posted on September 14, 2012

Love this one. gentle, slow, yet rock-solid workout.

sunnydoesyoga, posted on September 11, 2012

It's difficult to just listen without watching if you don't have any ballet experience.

sburgess13, posted on August 28, 2012

I love this workout! Thanks!

lelia, posted on July 13, 2012

very good training. love that you take time for the exercises... makes the concentration on the exercise and muscle we train easier and so the result is more defined and effective. thanks

MallinaCashew, posted on April 28, 2012

Slow but challenging. Sometimes our muscles need a slow, strong movement to develop! Thanks Anita.

mrenkow, posted on April 23, 2012

It was okay. More relaxing than a difficult workout. More moderate than intermediate.

squirrelgirl100, posted on April 7, 2012

Very graceful and energising - would love to see an hour long version please !

riley71, posted on March 28, 2012

i really liked this session...

FibroGirlKate, posted on March 26, 2012

This was okay. I have a dance background, so enjoyed the ballet inspiration and ballet terminology.

Becky11, posted on March 6, 2012

This is such an enjoyable class. I felt very relaxed, graceful and challenged all at the same time. This is perfect for before bed and I will definitely be doing this one again and again.

sgutie05, posted on March 5, 2012

That was great!! I love this site!! ITS AMAZING!!

helencheung, posted on March 4, 2012

can't access to the video, why?

angel1116, posted on February 28, 2012

beautiful thanks

demiroguzhan, posted on February 9, 2012

try for relax thats really good

demiroguzhan, posted on February 9, 2012

thats very sweat try for relaxatıon

pad29, posted on January 6, 2012

This was fun! Will remember some moves to add at the moments when the practice gets too serious :)

skirmish, posted on November 30, 2011

more ballet inspired videos please, I loved this

mhamburg, posted on November 22, 2011

I totally loved this. I really enjoy the variety of videos on this site. I registered for the yoga videos - but also enjoy having Pilates, dance and meditation. Keep up the great work!

cmartinez1584, posted on November 5, 2011

Absolutely fabulous! Thanks Anita, please keep em coming!

Lisianthus, posted on October 11, 2011

Loved this! I needed something new and different from yoga & Pilates. My body so LOVED the new positions. I have glanced at this for about a year...such wasted time. Thank you!

octopus, posted on October 6, 2011

Not my cuppa. Also, not sure why it\'s labeled as intermediate; I would say it\'s more for experienced beginners.
Not enough intermediate/advanced yoga videos on this site - pity. Wish the focus would be more on yoga and less on other stuff.

empainter, posted on September 13, 2011

Thank you, Anita! This pilates sequence is both strengthening and rejuvenating. I would love to see more videos like this!

evahuszar, posted on September 11, 2011

Beautiful!I Love it!

kelseyrague, posted on September 10, 2011

This video is great. One can really feel the legs lengthening and growing stronger. I loved every second of this video, I wish it was longer. This is now one of my favorites!

kauthon, posted on September 8, 2011

Great video. Great core workout. I was intimidated in the beginning, because of the ballet, but it was smooth, strong, flowing, and I stayed mostly on the floor.

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