Pilates Instructor and Practitioner Miguel Silva
This week I am stoked to share a beautiful note from my dear friend and incredible Pilates instructor and practitioner Miguel Silva of Uno Method Pilates in Spain as our guest blogger. I met Miguel through Vintage Pilates as we prepared and then spent a year doing “The Work” with Jay Grimes. Below I hope you find some incredible inspiration from Miguel’s story. I know I did. I am beyond honored to call Miguel a friend. Please check out his handles below and if you have a chance to take a session or workshop from Miguel I promise you will enjoy every minute of it!
Incredible Inspiration from Miguel’s Story
“All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them” Walt Disney
My friend Lesley Logan asked me one of the most difficult challenging and beautiful tasks that I can have in my life – write a note to inspire –
I wanna start with one question: what is your purpose in life?
My purpose is to do things that make me feel alive and give to our world something that I can be remembered for – guide people to find happiness.
It might sound pretentious…
but for me, it’s the less that we can do during your journey here.
I’ve experienced lots of different jobs in my life, but all of them were related with “guiding” people.
Finding Pilates was finding the light, the hope for my dreams!
Back to the year of 2005, I remember being inspired by my first pilates teacher!
One of the first things that he asked me and I recommend to all Pilates “lovers” read the books that Joseph Pilates wrote. That man had the power of encouraging me to go ahead with my inquietudes. He put sports and wellbeing together and showed everyone how Pilates works in their bodies.
My journey continues because of all the teachers that I had and still have. They are constantly inspiring me and many others with their devotion to this wonderful method.
Thanks to all of them, my UNO Pilates students, and my 2016 mates from “the work,” all of you together with my family gives me the strength to accomplish my dream of keeping Joe Pilates’ words alive.
In 2018 I’ll see one of my dreams becoming a reality – UNO pilates studio & the Pilates camp – will be open for all of you that want to learn, train and bring your students. Enjoy the beautiful south coast of Algarve, Portugal. Surrounded by wild nature, the way that Joseph Pilates wanted!
I don’t know if my little note will inspire you or not, but I’d like to let you know that every stone that appears on your path it’s there for you to climb on top of her and enjoy the views of what you have ahead…
I know Miguel’s note inspired me and would love for you to comment below and share how it inspires you! Please follow Miguel at any of his handles below and let’s all go visit him on the South Coast of Algarve, Portugal. May you have the courage to Pursue all of your dreams!
Miguel Silva ha sido una de las primeras personas que me dio mi primer contacto con el pilates, eso fue en 2009.
Ocho años después continúo mi trabajo en su camino y junto a él, sigo aprendiendo de él y de los que componen el equipo de Uno Pilates-Method, me siento muy orgullosa de lo que he logrado gracias a él y de los que le rodean, y de lo que aún queda por venir.
Nunca se puede perder la ilusión ni las ganas de luchar por tu sueño.
Thank you so much for sharing your kind words and thoughts!!! I’ve translated it below for other readers xx~LL
Translation for above comment-
Miguel Silva was one of the first people to give me my first contact with pilates, that was in 2009.
Eight years later I continue my work in his path and with him, I continue to learn from him and from those who make up the Uno Pilates-Method team, I am very proud of what I have achieved thanks to him and those around him, And of what is yet to come.
You can never lose the illusion nor the desire to fight for your dream.
Thank you María José!!
It’s always a pleasure have you next to me!! Besos
Gracias María José, es un placer tenerte a mi lado!! Besos
Beautiful note and I have to say, you Lesley inspire me everyday and has put a lot of new ways of thinking for a pilates instructor like me. I hope to come to London in september!
Awe you just made my day!! Thank you for reading and commenting. Yes!! London! You must come! Let me know if you have questions xx~LL
Miguel really shares he’s passion about Pilates Method in a genuine and sincere way. And when it comes from the heart, the dreams begin to come true.
So true!!! Xx~LL
Thank you Raquel!
It’s always grateful to have your feedback!!
My daughter is getting married in Algarve on May 27, 2018. See you for a session next year!
It will be ready to receive you Susan!! Thank you!!
I would love to come to Portugal and study with Miguel in 2018! Please keep us updated on the details 🙂
Wonderful! I will make sure that we have an update!! Or that Miguel comments back on here:) xx~LL
Thank you so much!
Everything will be ready by spring 2018!! I hope to see you there!
If you want any more info about it you can email me: [email protected]
From getting to know you, Miguel, for the past 2+ years I can say that you truly embody the words you wrote. Thank you for taking the time to put into words what has inspired you. I hope to come to Portugal and Spain to visit you soon. You are an inspiration to me.
Totally agree Joel! And, I too cannot wait to come to Portugal and Spain!
My friend it’s honor and pleasure to receive you at my house!!
Whenever you want!! I’ll see this afternoon!! Thank you for your feedback!!
“…every stone that appears on your path it’s there for you climb on top of her and enjoy the views…” I love your perspective, Miguel. Thanks for sharing, Lesley. My husband and I have been discussing a trip to Portugal, Pilates on the coast in wild nature sounds divine. Maybe I’ll see you there! Congratulations on your dream becoming reality.
Yes! Kristen you both will love Portugal!
Thank you so much Kristen!!!
I really hope to see you and your husband there! It will be a pleasure for me to show you guys around!!