Book Reviews for Centered

Madeline has elegantly accomplished the complex task of creating a book we need and always wanted. A book for teaching and understanding what we teach and a comprehensive guide for ‘doing’, understanding why we do it… I highly recommend this book for all of us who teach movement, therapeutic or otherwise. It may just become your best guide in practice. Thank you Madeline.
~Marie Jose Blom, CPMT; Pilates Master Teacher, Movement Educator, Lecturer and Int. Presenter/Consultant; PMA Gold Certified; Creator/Educator of SmartSpine™ System; CEO, SomaSom, Inc.; smartspine.com

Madeline’s book ‘Centered’ is an amazing experience and exploration of qualitative movement, a must have for all who consider themselves movement practitioners. I believe it will become a classic tool for our profession.
~Brent Anderson, PhD, PT, OCS, PMA(r)-CPT; Founder Polestar Pilates, Florida, USA

Madeline aims to make one more durable and utilitarian, fit for the needs of life. You will move with more ease and grace by both listening and then doing this deeply informed bodywork.
~Phillip Beach, DO, DAc; author of Muscles and Meridians: The Manipulations of Shape, Churchill Livingstone, 2010

A comprehensive and practical book that combines science, movement education, and self-awareness from a master teacher and practitioner. I highly recommend it.
~Tom Hendrickson, DC; author of Massage and Manual Therapy for Orthopedic Conditions, Lippincott. Williams & Wilkins, 2009

Exploration of the gray area between science and exercise, which falls under the umbrella of Pre-Pilates, serves to improve balance and function so that exercise will reinforce good movement patterns. Madeline approaches movement from a foundation of dynamic anatomy. ‘Centered‘ is full of insight and accessible, practical information for movement teachers.
~Deborah Lessen, PMA-CPT

An essential read for students and practitioners of the movement arts; wonderfully descriptive and clearly illustrated! My favorite is Chapter 5, about the importance of the diaphragm- read it first, and then again. Madeline has synchronized all her studies and knowledge into a valuable gift for those of us who love to learn. Your efforts are truly appreciated!
~Marika Molnar, PT, LAc; Director, Westside Dance Physical Therapy; Director of Physical Therapy Services to New York City Ballet

The implications of this book are far-reaching. I believe that it has significance across all disciplines of traditional behavioral medicine as we know it today. The mind initiates movement. Is it possible that movement in turn manifests creative thought? Madeline’s expertise in this area is well defined in this book.
~Dr JC Bobo, MD, psychoneuroimmunologist

Having attended Madeline’s lectures and workshops over the year, I welcome her first book. It will be an important addition to my Pilates reference library.
~Alan Herdman, author of The Pilates Directory (2004), The Gaia Busy Person’s Guide to Pilates (2003), Pilates for Men (2007), and The Complete Pilates Tutor (2014)

Centered: Organizing the Body through Kinesiology, Movement Theory and Pilates Techniques

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