The morning spent at Pilates Studio 165 was a exercise in staying focussed. There's nothing better than watching talented people do their thing, and as I observed the slow graceful movements in wonder, I was almost swept away. Almost.
It should have been no surprise. Some of you may even recognise Campbell McKenzie, who was principal dancer with the Australian Ballet, the Royal Ballet and Scottish Ballet. But I had never seen such poise in the flesh. Up close & all. Focus!
The mesmirising elegance continued with Campbell's partner in crime - Anna Tetlow. Also a professional dancer, trained at The Royal Ballet School, Anna delivered a routine so flawless there was no hint she had been ill for the past two days & had literally crawled out of bed for this photo session.
Why not just re-schedule the session I hear you ask. Well, this session was timed to coincide with the arrival of James D'Silva the founder of the Garuda technique. James had flown in from London the night before & would only be in Melbourne another day, and these photographs would form a visual walkthrough for training, so James was on hand throughout to mentor.
Show must go on right? Way to go Anna.
Before I knew it the morning was over. We had captured both Campbell & Anna, along with another of their trainers, in what seemed like every position possible. In the last few minutes we had just enough time to squeeze in some portraits and a lovely group shot to commemorate all thier hard work.