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Show Up Ready to Have Fun and Learn Something!

Written by Nicole Rowan

I interviewed Tracy (Tess) Pattison from The Inspired Body for over an hour. We talked about

so many topics and her wisdom is so vast that I had to omit quite a lot for length. Tess is a warm, open-hearted and compassionate woman who I liked immediately. She is judgment-free and is a genuine helper from her core (no pun intended). She has the education, training and experience to back it up, so you know you’re getting solid advice.

It was enjoyable speaking with her and I hope many of you can attend this very special upcoming event she has put together for the English-speaking community in Paris, plus there is a discount for Message members!


Tess intentionally worked towards becoming an expert in training the pelvic floor and other female-specific health issues that, she observed in her Pilates clients, seemed to flair up at certain life stages. Stress, incontinence, carpel tunnel syndrome, vertigo, low back pain, hip bursitis - to name a few - were a collection of symptoms that she realized she needed to understand more.

As she was learning everything she could about how to help these issues, she became an expert in using movement to help manage the symptoms mentioned above. Beyond her own copious amounts of research and teaching, Tess took continuing education on pelvic floor awareness and Menopause Awareness for movement teachers.

From there, Tess expanded her knowledge and while movement and massage are her focus, Tess provides bespoke lifestyle suggestions (not medical advice) that include diet, stress management, sleep hygiene and breathing techniques.

These important topics are brought together at the upcoming retreat on June 1st, 2024. Tess adores The Parc de Saint-Cloud and believes it to be the ideal place to hold an event to bring a group of women together to Show Up Ready to Have Fun and Learn Something.

What if I am not very flexible or have never done anything like this before? If you have any barriers, physical issues or concerns please reach out to her. You can try as much or as little, or even just watch the class, you will still get a lot of information. Having worked with performers with physical and mental disabilities, Tess is sensitive to diverse abilities. In her classes, she gives modifications for everyone making it entirely accessible.

What is Pilates?

"Pilates is just functional movement for human beings." Tess

Why is your company called The Inspired Body?

"I call my company the inspired body. It's not The Corrected body. It's not buns of Steel Body. It's about inspiring the physical body to feel great whatever that looks like." Tess What does Tess want participants to come away with after attending? "It's not as difficult and it doesn't take as much time as I thought. I can fit this I can actually fit this into my life. I feel like these are changes that I can do right now." Tess


Get more details, Q & A and Register for the Women's Health Day Retreat HERE.

Message Members: Enter TESS4MESSAGE at checkout


What does the schedule look like?

  • Welcome

  • Peri-Menopause Awareness Talk

  • One-hour Movement (Experiential Pelvic Floor Focus)

  • Lunch

  • Nutrition and Health Coach, Emily Buchanan

  • Q & A

  • Walk through the forest

  • Guided Meditation

  • Socializing (Optional) If you are not able to attend this event, Tess offers content on these areas on her website with recorded meditations, recipes, and current research on women’s health issues. If the event is sold out, sign onto Tess' e-mail list so you can be the first to know about the next kind of day retreat she will do.

The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of Message. Message cannot be held responsible for any information contained in or omitted from this article.

2 comentários

President - Beth
President - Beth
27 de mai.

Great article! 😍


Amy Somà
Amy Somà
27 de mai.

It looks really great! Though I cannot this Saturday :( I will have to sign up for the email alerts so I can join for the next one!! ❤️

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