The Forward Fold Edition #18

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Welcome to a brand new edition of Core to Coeur’s The Forward Fold, a monthly publication on the latest movement, fitness, and wellness news. We curate the most important wellness articles and podcasts, the latest in evidence-based movement research, upcoming workshops worth attending and more.

In this edition, we cover positive stories of wellness amidst the pandemic, a deep dive on our nervous systems response in times of repeated stress and trauma, and much more.

A new frontier for intersectional movement, fitness, and wellness is taking shape. The Forward Fold makes sure we all keep up together.

Lets Make Moves,

- Team Core to Coeur

Movement(s) Matter(s)

A podcast with Christine Runyan revealing how our nervous systems have handled this last yearListen

A compelling conversation sparked on social media this week that poses an essential question in Pilates — do we factor in evolving science, or do we keep teaching the way Mr. Pilates intended? Sparked by our very own Adam McAtee — Read

Some bright news in the progress to control the pandemic, this university opts for safety and wellbeing by providing a week long virtual wellness program for its studentsRead

New Global Study Finds COVID-19 Accelerating investments in “Healthy Buildings”, spaces that prioritize designs that measurably improve social, mental, and physical health — Read

Read Core to Coeur CEO Madison Page’s interview in VoyageLA, opening up about sensitivity and the highs and lows of being an entrepreneur — Read

Wellness Research

By looking at the wearer’s heart rate variability, smart devices like the Apple Watch can detect signs of COVID-19 before symptoms occur — Learn

The pandemic unemployment rate affecting jobless women is now thankfully shrinking, unless you’re a momRead

High Schooler Dasia Tyler invents a color changing suture to signal when a wound becomes infected — Read

Our Community

. Here at C2C we proudly signed this open letter supporting trans women and non-binary people, and you can too. “Our feminism must be unapologetically expansive so that we can leave the door open for future generations” — Sign

Join C2C Teachers Devika and Jessie as they host a two day Pilates based workshop around the theme of water, April 10 + 11 (replay available). Open to all students, sliding scale — Sign Up

Critical thinking on wellness entrepreneurship, Liz and Mads + Julio welcome Raudhah Rahman as the first guest of Season TwoListen

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Final Notes

Core to Coeur welcomed 10 new teachers into our community! This cohort of movers and meditators spans the whole world wide — from Pilates in Australia to Dance in L.A. We’re so proud to be creating the future of inclusive wellness today alongside these people.

We can’t wait to see YOU in class. If you’re interested in learning more about how you can get involved as a teacher or new student — check us out on, or email us, follow us on Twitter, or DM us on Instagram!

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