The Grace of the Body

“My secret to long life is simplicity, and work, and enjoyment.”
— Maia Helles, 95 years young

Hello, beauties.

Today I simply invite you to reflect on the following brief film by Julie Warr and her friend Maia Helle. Her words resonate so deeply with me. Please enjoy.


DETAILS—“Shot in Fire Island, New York, this film (4min. 23 sec) captures the secrets of eternal youth as Maia Helles, a Russian ballet dancer turns 95 but still remains resolutely independent, healthy and as fit as a forty year old. Made by Julia Warr, artist and film maker who met Maia on a plane 4 years ago and became utterly convinced by the benefits of her daily exercise routine, which Maia perfected together with her Mother, over 60 years ago, long before exercise classes were ever invented.” (2011)

Film by Julia Warr
Music by Lola Perrin