Inspiration for a name | studio sestina

The idea of a Sestina written about Pilates, emerged on a car ride through the mountains of Santa Barbara. Kylee and dear friends (also clients) were exhilarated after a session with Mari Winsor, and the words began to flow. Upon returning, the poetry of movement took over and became our Sestina.

The poem evolved into the vision and mission for our studio, and preserves the spirit and inspiration of Kylee.


Make your own correlation between the structure of a Sestina and the form of a Pilates flow.

The graphic even looks like a spring.


For more details of this poem (a sestina) structure, please read on: 

This A sestina is a form of poetry that uses a method of repeating words at the end of each line. It has 6 stanzas of 6 lines each, with an envoy (or tercet) of three lines to conclude the poem. Pilates has six basic principles: concentration, control, centering, precision, flow, and breath. Pilates follows a basic structure for the duration of the workout.