Pilates Deconstructed® Immersion Weekend
I created this weekend immersion weekend for Pilates teachers, movement educators, and the general public. This weekend immersion includes one 7 hour reformer workshop, plus three 3 hour mat workshops taught over the course of three days. Participants may sign up for one or all of the workshops. The reformer workshop qualifies for 7 Pilates Method Alliance CECs.
Pilates Deconstructed®: Toolbox for Your Reformer Classes
Master teachers know that conveying concepts, not just repertoire, in a group reformer class is what truly sets them apart from novice instructors and keep clients coming back for more. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to sequence reformer classes by teaching preparatory movement skills that are a microcosm of more complicated exercises.
The day will be broken up into sections where you’ll participate in three Pilates Deconstructed® classes that lead to a “peak” exercise:
1) Side Overs: A Journey Along the Side Seams of Your Body
2) Semicircle: Undulations and Innovations
3) Stomach Massage & Squat Progressions: A Joint-by-Joint Adventure
You’ll also receive a handout detailing the exercises covered in the workshop. More importantly, you’ll acquire the analytical skills to acknowledge the beauty in the “bits and pieces” of any and all
complex movement patterns while deepening your understanding of the body.
*This workshop qualifies for 7 PMA® CEC’s
Put Some Swoosh in Your Toosh
3 hour workshop
Your booty doesn’t have to be a beast. Having strong gluteal muscles can help prevent injury and decrease back pain. But too many times, we’re getting lax in the back – letting our butts develop “gluteal amnesia,” a muscular imbalance that can overwork the hamstrings, hip flexors, and lower-back muscles, leading to pain and weakness. This Yoga Deconstructed®workshop will dispel myths about what to do with your derriere in yoga poses and help you put some swoosh back in your tush. Free your hips so that you can sashay your way to a better behind.
- Learn how, why, and when to use your glutes during your yoga practice, daily life, and other fitness endeavors.
- Explore self-massage techniques, targeted stretches, and preparatory exercises
- Connecting the upper and lower extremities to your spine and pelvis
Rotation 2.0: Novel Explorations of the Transverse Plane
2.5 or 3 hour workshop
Discover how to build mobility without sacrificing stability using novel exercises that explore dynamic multi-directional movement in the transverse plane. If your clients fear getting hurt using kettlebells or sandbags, or your studio doesn’t have that type of equipment, this workshop is for you.
This workshop will teach you the foundational principles for adding load with a Pilates Deconstructed® perspective to help your clients improve strength, enhance coordination, and master new motor patterns in a slow mindful way, so they feel more confident loading in the transverse plane.
You will learn about the subtle nuances of rotation that go beyond a uniplanar twist, including:
- Creating segmental rotation.
- Using rotation to improve balance and stability.
- Accessing rotation through cross body patterning (crawling and gait).
P.S. Soothing somatic exercises and myofascial release techniques are included!
UnWreck Your Neck
3 hour workshop
The daily grind might just be wrecking your neck. Most of us spend a large portion of our days glued to a computer screen or texting on the phone. Unfortunately your cervical spine bears the brunt of this repeated stress and strain which often leads to stiffness, painful tension and decreased range of motion. Unwreck Your Neck hands you the tools to undo the damage and prevent further injury.
Think of this workshop as a cervical oasis, a place where you’ll learn self-massage techniques using specialized balls to reduce tension in the muscles and fascia of your knotty neck and upper back.
Soothed, you’ll be ready to address all the tissues of your neck, shoulders and forearms with a detailed focus on your deep neck flexors—the “core” of your neck. Expect to have “a-ha” light-bulb moments as you unveil body blind spots while learning how to change your daily habits to set a new foundation for a healthy, happy neck.
*All four workshops are all levels and qualify for Yoga Alliance CEC’s.