Author: insideout

Calm Down: Part II

Calm Down: Part II By: KimLien LaFitte In the past few weeks I’ve had several people ask me about things that can help with stress. The first thing I suggest is meditation. One person said, “I wouldn’t even know how to do that” and pretty quickly changed the subject. Another person said, “I really don’t […]

Calm Down: Part I Gratitude

Calm Down: Part I Gratitude By KimLien LaFitte Now more than ever, I need ways to deal with stress. It’s hard sometimes to tear my eyes away from all the horrible stories in the news. And sometimes I’m just frozen. The list of things I could do is overwhelming, so I do nothing. For some […]

Origins and Creations: The Evolution of InsideOut

Origins and Creations: The Evolution of InsideOut By Deborah Matthews Today, between virtual classes, I am sitting on the screen porch in the blessed heat thinking about origins and creation.  How did I get here?  How did I come to own a Pilates studio in this hip corner of the South?  What’s next for the […]

Transform yourself. Transform the world. No magic necessary.

Transform yourself. Transform the world. No magic necessary. There’s never been a better time to try Meditation in Action. By Toby Matthews Yes, I know that old J.K. Rowling has kind of lost her mind over the last several months. I am confused by much of what she has been saying and disagree with the rest.  Regardless, […]

A Journey of Thank-Yous

By Deborah Matthews My pandemic journey began at the end of February when I anticipated a two week shelter-in-place.  After four months of near total isolation, my head spins at how much things have changed. Like many of you, this has been a time of shock, sadness, and reflection. I see not only the impact […]

Why set an Intention for class?

By Toby Matthews How often have you been sitting at the beginning of class when the teacher asks you to set an Intention?  (It happens more often in the yoga context, but it happens in in Pilates classes too.) Perhaps your mind goes blank.  And not in a good way.  :-). For many of us […]


We are currently in the middle of a viral pandemic that is shedding light on a centuries old racial pandemic and I was asked to write a blog about all the ways people can revitalize and refresh one’s well-being in the month of June. I just had to laugh. I am NOT the person you […]

Starting a Meditation Practice

I have been reading and learning about mindfulness and meditation for nearly 30 years and a consistent meditation practice has always been a goal of mine. But like drinking more water, getting enough sleep, and taking my vitamins (to name a few other healthy habits on my goal list), my meditation practice has never become […]

Lori’s Top 10 Home Studio Props

Whether you are counting the days until you can get back to the studio or planning to stay hunkered down at home for the foreseeable future, a well stocked home studio is essential for staying sane and healthy in 2020. All you really need is a space large enough to spread a 6’ mat and […]