Opposition in Pilates and Yoga

Opposition in Pilates and Yoga – Newton’s Third Law meets Mindfulness

5.00 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)


This book is the first of what will hopefully be a number of publications focussed on the 'Opposition Method'.  A method suitable for both enthusiasts and teachers alike in order to create a deeper sense of body awareness and muscle connection whilst allowing for and respecting individuality.

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Product Description

This guide is designed in such a way that if you do not want to read the text, you can simply look at the direction of energy (arrows) and focus on your body in order to create the most appropriate muscle activity for you.  However, I do strongly recommend reading the first few chapters on ‘Neutral Pelvis & Neutral Spine’, ‘Mindfulness’ and ‘Breathing’, which will help you to understand the method.

Each exercise or posture has text explaining the exercise or pose opposite the associated pictures. The text will guide you if you are not sure.  At the end of each section, there are ‘workouts’ for the more confident practitioner, which range in difficulty.

This is a deeper, more individual and more meaningful approach to movement.


Additional Information

Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 18.9 x 1.1 x 24.6 cm

6 reviews for Opposition in Pilates and Yoga – Newton’s Third Law meets Mindfulness

  1. 5 out of 5


    A fantastic book for anybody (because any body is a Pilates body!) who wishes to understand functional movement. This book really breaks down how to perform Pilates and yoga series safely and effectively, unlike so many tutorials available online.

    I have had the benefit of being a student of Marie-Claire for some years now, and can genuinely recommend her methods. After a lifetime of ballet, distance running, and wearing stiletto heels, I genuinely feel the benefits that this kind of exercise brings. A busy lifestyle means that I can’t always get to class, and these exercises are so well broken down that I feel confident to do them at home. A genuinely helpful resource for Pilates and yoga students.

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      Thanks so much Claire glad you like it. X

  2. 5 out of 5


    A fantastic book and ideal for anyone wanting something methodical, safe and effective to follow with full break-downs and build-ups of lots of the Pilates and Yoga fundamentals, this will be a great addition to the Fitt Pilates teacher training courses for students to continue their learning and development.

  3. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    This book is a clear and thoughtful introduction to the often confusing world of Pilates. It will become a set text for all trainee teachers as it clearly and methodically de-mystifies Pilates and Yoga so anyone can understand the considerable benefits.

  4. 5 out of 5


    I am a complete beginner and have not done anything like this before. The book is so clear I can follow what to do . I love the clear photos and simple instructions and have already followed some of the workouts . A good book for beginners and professionals alike

  5. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I am a former Pilates student of Marie-Claire’s and have recently started teaching myself. I am so pleased to be able to access her incredible depth of knowledge and expertise through this book. I not only refer to the book myself but have ordered copies for all my clients, as they asked me how they can safely practice the exercises I teach them in class at home! I know that Marie-Claire’s approach is always, above all, safe and effective and I feel confident that my clients will benefit hugely from all that they will learn from reading and using it. The fact that it appeals to a teachers and a students alike speaks volumes about how well it is written and presented. Thanks Marie-Claire xx

  6. 5 out of 5


    There are so many books on the market they can get confusing. This book is very clear, really well illustrated and easy to follow. I love it even more as it’s written  by the lovely lady that trained and inspired me. I love Marie-Claire’s passion for Pilates and Yoga and it truly shows. A great reliable text

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