Continuing Education Courses
Amy Alpers Returns This Spring
Creating True Integrated Whole-Body Movement – Pelvic Floor, Psoas and Breathing
Friday, April 20 4:30pm-7:30pm
Joseph Pilates designed every movement in his system to involve the ‘whole body,’ and to connect it in its entirety to and from its core/center/powerhouse. Do you move from your center in a truly organic, whole body, integrated way? Are you able to assess whether your clients can – and if not, why not? In this workshop we will utilize Pilates exercises to develop our visual assessment skills to determine whether movement is actually coming from ‘the center’ correctly and efficiently, and if not, how to correct it. The ultimate power and health potential that can be achieved through Pilates is only possible when this integrated connection is accessed as its inherent human design dictates.
Come prepared to move, explore, discover, awaken and heal your deep core to create whole body integration.
Finding the Spring – Pilates Archival Exercises on the Cadillac
Saturday, April 21 3:30pm-6:30pm
Ideally, the springs in Pilates exercises should offer both resistance and support, much like a bird uses air to fly, or a fish uses water to swim. Because this relationship can be quite subtle it is very easy to either overpower the spring, or conversely, hang off it. One of the really valuable and unique aspects of the archival Cadillac exercises is that they truly help you to understand how to connect to the spring most effectively – to find the freedom that comes with relinquishing a certain level of control to the spring, and then moving with more flow and speed. This is how Pilates achieves its ultimate goal – uniform development so you can breathe more and circulate better – the “internal shower”. In this workshop we will learn and explore ca. 20 “new” archival Pilates exercises that reveal this amazing possibility. It’s fun, freeing and revealing. And all these exercises are extremely user friendly so they can easily be given to all your clients.
Dealing with Common Complaints and Injuries in Pilates
Sunday, April 22 1pm-4pm
As Pilates teachers our main task is to utilize the profoundly valuable exercises Joseph Pilates designed to help people achieve optimal over-all health. In actuality, however, we are often confronted with clients who require additional help with specific issues that can be a little outside our comfort zone and even our scope of practice. Some of the most common ones we often face include: neck tension and pain; spinal pathologies such as scoliosis, kyphosis, bulging/herniated discs, sciatica; joint concerns including gritty/clicking/popping sounds and arthritis; tendonitis, hernia, migraines, digestion and sleep problems, post-surgical issues including joint replacements, mastectomy; and more.
In this 6 hour workshop we will cover issues from the above list as requested by those personally attending. Bring your questions, confusions, and concerns – maybe even bring a suffering client if possible – so we can address as many as time permits.
Consider revealing your own struggles with any of these problems too, so we can all benefit from actual ‘live’ examples to help us learn and grow as teachers.
All continuing education courses require a 48 hour cancellation notice. If you do not cancel in advance you will still be charged for the class.