29 Jan '17, 8pm

In the current issue of Pilates Style magazine, Joanna Connors bravely reveals how the method helped her cope...

In 1984, Joanna Connors was the victim of a brutal rape. For the next 25 years, she suppressed the mental and physical trauma. When she discovered Pilates, she regained autonomy of her mind, body and spirit. by Joanna Connors In the newsroom of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, where she’s been a reporter since 1984. Until it happened to me, I didn’t believe out-of-body stories were true. But on a hot July day in 1984, I floated, high and higher, until I was looking down at myself. I was 30 and kneeling on the stage of a small theater on a university campus in Cleveland. A man stood above me, pushing my head to his crotch, while holding a long, pointed blade to my neck. “Suck on it,” he ordered. I watched from above, detached, the connection between my mind and my body broken. I was a reporter for the Plain Dealer , Cleveland’s only daily newspaper, and Ohio’s largest, and I was...

Full article: http://www.pilatesstyle.com/2017/articles/recovering-my-body

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