"What stands out for me most is Paula's innate wisdom of the human body.
It is clear her knowledge is infinite when it comes to alignment, strength,
flexibility and healing. Her many years as a dancer/choreographer and
teacher are sure signs of her commitment to physical movement. I love her
new studio. It is in a beautiful building in downtown Keene with lots of parking
and the studio itself is spacious, clean and welcoming. Taking Pilates classes
with Paula has helped me strengthen core muscles I never knew I had! Her
detailed, consciousness approach without judgement allows me to relax into
each exercise for maximum benefit. I value deeply the entire experience at
Core Consciousness and as my body gets older, I feel confident that taking
classes with Paula will help me stay strong and aware. A true gift!"
– Gretchen Carmel
"Paula is the best Pilates instructor I've ever had. Her knowledge of the discipline is extremely deep and she works with each individual in a creative manner, crafting sessions specifically for a client's strengths and limitations."
– Jeanette Lovett, Artist
"I can’t believe how lined up, tuned up, in harmony, not stressed, and
yet completely worked out my body feels. The contribution to the total health experience can’t be over stated. My body speaks to me in an internal voice and it's been thanking me for Pilates since I left your place. From
my perspective as a healthcare provider, your skill set is invaluable
to healing the human body from injuries both physical and mental.
– Raymond A. Howard, LICSW
"Suddenly I can walk again! Really, not far, but moving without dragging my
right leg along. During a surgery in 1997 a doctor banged into one or more
nerves he shouldn't have and I have moved with a still legged limp since then.
A surgery in 2008 took away most of my sense of balance, so I have moved with
a significant limp and a cane from that point. Toward the end of my first month
working with Paula Aarons she encouraged me to try bending my right leg and
attempting a conventional walking gait. Much to my surprise I was able to move
across the studio floor with a fairly fluid gait and without support.. About two
weeks after that, without planning to, I took a quarter mile walk without my
cane or any significant balance problems. It seems that Paula's training has
woken up some long dormant muscles and nerve connections. This is a real
– Dave Payson
"The ultimate goal is to assist in each
person's recognition that their body
is a unique expression of who they
are, who they have been and who
they are becoming.
Taking the time and space to create opportunities to drop into, explore, and become curious about being in one's own skin helps to cultivate the knowledge that one can be supportive and supported at all times."
- Paula M. Aarons, M.Ed. MFA