Movement Matters Collective (MMC)

Our tribe stands on the philosophy that the human body was created to move, hearts were created to love, and spirits were created to soar. Movement helps us to unlock what we were created to do. We believe that Movement and our wellness journey shout be joyful or, dare we say...FUN. 

Our team of Movement Guides will take you on a somatic journey that focuses on mindful-movement, movement executed with intention and awareness in order to strengthen the connection between your mind and body. When you move mindfully, you pay attention to your breath and how your body feels as you move, and you notice any changes in your thoughts and emotions. This practice helps us to ground in and appreciate the present moment.

Our warm and welcoming studio is fully equipt with BASI Systems premium Pilates equipment. It's a luxurious way to get your Pilates workout in. We also have a comfy cozy seating area to chill before or after your workout.    

About Pilates 

Pilates is a mind-body exercise that combines controlled movements, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques. It was developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 1900s, and it is designed to improve flexibility, strength, and core stability. Pilates exercises are typically performed on a mat or with specialized equipment, and they often focus on small, precise movements.

Pilates is a low-impact exercise that is suitable for people of all fitness levels. It is often recommended for people with back pain, as it can help to strengthen the core muscles and improve posture. Pilates can also help to improve balance, flexibility, and range of motion.

About Yoga 

Yoga is a practice that originated in India over 5,000 years ago. It is a holistic approach to health and well-being that combines physical postures, breathing exercises, and meditation. Yoga is a way to unite the mind, body, and spirit. It is a practice of self-awareness and self-regulation.

There are many different types of yoga, but all of them share some common elements. Yoga postures, called asanas, are designed to stretch and strengthen the body. Breathing exercises, called pranayama, are used to calm the mind and improve circulation. Meditation is used to focus the mind and achieve a state of relaxation and clarity.

Yoga is a beneficial practice for people of all ages and fitness levels. It can help to improve flexibility and strength. It can also help to reduce stress and anxiety. Yoga is an impactful way to improve sleep, boost energy levels, and improve overall well-being.

Let's Move

In addition to Pilates and Yoga, MMC offers other opportunities to have fun with mindful movement. Zumba, Ballet, Creative Movement, gentle weight training, and stretch sessions are additional areas that our team is enthusiastic about and qualified to share with you. If you are interested in exploring these options, please send us an inquiry.

In 2022 Latoya joined Scripps Performing Arts Academy & Gompers Preparatory Academy as a teaching artist. Introducing students ranging in age 4-16 to the wonderful world of ballet. 

In addition to operating Movement Matters Collective, you can currently find Latoya teaching at Pilates of San Diego, 

With three beautiful locations in the heart of Downtown, Del Mar, and Rancho Santa Fe, Pilates of San Diego creates a serene haven for Pilates practice and beyond.

In 2021 Latoya managed and taught at Pilates Studio Accra, the premier Pilates studio in Ghana, located in West Africa. 

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