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Workshops

BASI graduates and other Pilates professionals stay on the cutting edge of the Method with this series of unforgettable BASI Pilates workshops.

Designed to enhance your professional knowledge in an easy (typically one-day) format, these stimulating workshops delve into specific facets of the Method or teach the application of Pilates in a range of specialized areas. They are taught by members of the BASI faculty and guest teachers.

Keep an eye on the Calendar for scheduled workshops. And do it regularly; workshops are often organized spontaneously.

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1

Innovations in Pilates II

Anthony Lett, author of the popular book “Innovations in Pilates” will teach and present on the major themes from his book.  Designed for students who have completed Innovations in Pilates I, this workshop will expand on the themes and repertoire.

In this workshop, students will learn how to intergrate the work from Innovations I into the BASI Block System and explore time efficient ways of stretching the major muscle groups that form the muscle focus in each block.  Students will also learn to use standardized tests and exercises to make a full body Range of Motion assessment.

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2

Low Back Pain & Pilates: Flexion-based Programs

Low back pain is prevalent and the same Pilates exercise can aid or aggravate different clients. This workshop will focus on understanding the common low back conditions of lumbar sacral strain, spinal stenosis, and spondylolisthesis, as well as why spinal flexion can aid while spinal extension aggravate them. Participants will learn novel Pilates-based exercises and modifications for classical Pilates exercises designed to build necessary three dimensional core strength that emphasize flexion and neutral positions, while avoiding excessive spinal hyperextension.

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3

Reformer Class a la Carola Trier

Carola worked with Joseph Pilates for ten years. The reformer sequence, with minor exceptions, is exactly what she learned from Mr. Pilates. Experience the reformer repertoire in the sequence, pace and rhythm that Carola passed on from Joseph Pilates.

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4

Tribute to Carola Trier

Every Pilates teacher should learn about the contribution of first generation teacher Carola Strauss Trier. Ms. Trier had a profound influence on the direction and development of Pilates, and her professionalism will deepen every teacher's approach.

Deborah Lessen, a student and protégé of Carola, will introduce students to the theoretical and practical developments made to the Pilates method by Joseph Pilates’s first protégé, Carola Strauss Trier. The workshop will include a biographical portrait and will trace the professional development of her distinctive teaching philosophy and practice. Through movement, partnering session, and a lecture and learning workshop, participants will glean greater insight into the work of Carola Trier as well as their own teaching.  Participants will also experience some rarely-seen exercises and variations from her equipment and mat work that can be applied directly to daily teaching.

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5

Walking Biomechanics and Pilates

Observing your clients walk can provide valuable insights into strength, flexibility and postural imbalances. This workshop will present key principles of gait and gait terminology , as well as help you develop the observation and analytic skills that will allow you to understand gait and its practical implications for Pilates program design.  Participants will learn classic and novel Pilates exercises designed to promote functional gait, improve common walking problems, and help prevent injuries.

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6

Accelerating Results with Pilates with Props

In this workshop, you will learn ways of using props to spice up your Pilates repertoire.  Balls, bands, foam rolls, poles, weights, rotating discs and more will be used in creative and meaningful ways.  Lisa will also show you how to effectively take an exercise from one piece of equipment and experience it on others.   Many options will be explored but the integrity of each exercise will be maintained. You will leave this workshop inspired, with a myriad of new ideas that can easily be incorporated into your sessions making them more exciting and appropriate for your clients.

 

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7

Advanced Mat Work: A Warm Up and a Conditioning Routine

The Mat Work, which forms the foundation of the Pilates method, is multi faceted in it's possible uses. This session will deal with the Mat Work as a warm up and conditioning routine for fit individuals and athletes. The BodyArts and Science (BASI)  approach will be specifically used and addressed. The Mat Work Flow Sequence is pure and traditional, and at the same time contemporary offering a unique view of the traditional Pilates Mat Work.

 

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8

Advanced Technique on the Reformer & Wunda Chair

This workshop has been presented with resounding success to large audiences at conferences in the USA, Australia and South Africa and in smaller forums around the globe. Pilates offers wide variety: a vast array of exercises, as well as a broad range of apparatus. Choosing exercises and apparatus wisely is one of the keys to success. At times the Reformer will be the apparatus of choice, and at times the Wunda Chair. It is important to know when to choose each piece - their unique qualities and their key attributes. Although very different, these standard pieces of Pilates apparatus actually complement each other well in many ways. Together, they create the ultimate blend.

 

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9

Pilates for the Mature Client

Presenter:  Sheri Long, BASI Pilates Senior Faculty

Growing old does not have to mean giving up on an active lifestyle. Whether it’s continuing to play tennis or golf or simply playing with grandchildren, today’s elders do not easily relinquish the activities that have sustained them throughout their long lives. Pilates can keep the mature population active, but the instructors who deal with them need to understand the limitations of their elderly clients.

This workshop deals with the musculoskeletal issues, diseases and other physical changes that are common in the older population. You will learn modifications and variations to the original BASI repertoire and discuss the specific needs of this age group. By applying the correct tools, variations and precautions, you will be able to take your clients safely through a session that will assist them in maintaining an active quality of life.

By the end of this workshop you will have both the knowledge and the confidence to work with this wonderful population!

This course is approved by the PMA for 6 CECs

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10

The Art of Cueing

This course focuses on one of the most fundamental of all Pilates teaching skills, “cueing”. The basis for all communication between teacher and student, cueing demands great skill; information must be conveyed, received and integrated within milliseconds to bring about the desired result. Good cueing is integral to any skilled teaching session.

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11

The Avalon Step Barrel

Introducing the Avalon System, the most innovative redesign of Pilates equipment since the days of Joseph Pilates, The workshop explores the greatly expanded repertoire of the Step Barrel in its Avalon incarnation. 

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12

The Avalon System

This workshop will introduce a new line of Pilates equipment with concepts innovated by Rael Isacowitz and designed by Rael in concert with Balanced Body Inc. Focusing on the Avalon Arm Chair and Avalon Step Barrel, this equipment demonstrates revolutionary changes. With the Avalon, Rael has added resistance to pieces of apparatus which did not have it in the original designs, and subtly remodeled the designs for safetly and comfort.Solidly grounded in the work and principles of Joseph Pilates, these designs greatly expand the range of exercises on the equipment and explore uncharted territory. The most exciting development of the Pilates equipment in recent years, the Avalon System will introduce the professional to new dimensions in the Pilates work. An extensive repertoire will be taught and new concepts introduced.

This workshop is approved by the PMA for 5 CECs.

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13

Back to Basics with Five Advanced Movements

This workshop focuses on the often-neglected aspect of advanced work - the source. It appears the connection between Fundamental Level work and Advanced Level work is often diminished or lost completely. This phenomenon has become more apparent as the popularity of Pilates grows and "teachers" are trained in record time.  The vital stage of mastering the Basics should not be sacrificed to simply “perform” Advanced Level work. The progression from basic movements to the highly advanced work will be highlighted and experienced. This stimulating learning experience will culminate in a valuable outcome - Back to Basics

 

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14

BoneSmart: Pilates for Osteoporosis

Presenter: Teresa Maldonado Marchok, MPT, CPT

One out of every two women over the age of 50 has low bone density – either osteopenia or osteoporosis. With adults over the age of 65 representing the fastest growing population segment in the United States, every Pilates instructor needs to be trained in dealing with this critical group of clients. Position yourself as a skilled and knowledgeable instructor by acquiring the necessary tools to work safely and effectively with the clients who need Pilates the most.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Differentiate between Osteoporosis and Osteopenia
  • Familiarize yourself with the Fracture Risk Calculator
  • Understand Bone Density Scores
  • Upgrade your knowledge with the latest exercise research
  • Receive recommendations about preventing fractures
  • Learn about contraindicated movements and exercises
  • Study physical assessment methods
  • Learn Pilates based exercises progressions including the Avalon system for the fit osteoporotic/osteopenic client
  • Understand and be able to offer exercise recommendations for the frail osteoporotic/osteopenic client.

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15

Cardio Pilates

Ever thought on how to add a cardio component to your Pilates classes? This workshop gives you the opportunity to experience and learn how to construct a practical class packed with a wide range of repertoire, set at a grueling pace and the ultimate aim to maintain quality while pushing the body to new limits in a Pilates class. A dynamic interval style workout that is guaranteed to get the heart rate elevated. A blend of pilates and cardio-style movement in a flowing class format. We will choreograph a sequence that is suitable for all levels. Cardio pilates alternates between ballistic and passive movements to form the ultimate fat burning workout.

 

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16

Core Function at Every Level of the Pilates Repertoire

Core function has justifiably become the focus of many exercise programs today. Being one of the focal points of Pilates, and a key reason for its immense popularity, function of the core is abundantly represented in the Pilates repertoire. Core control is a fundamental element of every Pilates movement, and should be developed at every level of the work. This workshop is geared towards heightening understanding of the core, including the anatomy of the pelvis and spine and their associated muscles. Participants learn and practice a wide range of exercises from both the classic and the BASI Pilates repertoires.

 

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17

Enhancing Athletic Performance

Athletes represent a very specific population and as such special considerations should be applied to serving their needs.  This workshop will guide the instructor through the unique and valuable applications available for the athlete directly related to the Pilates method.  Challenging muscle groups with precision of movement in strength, flexibility and endurance, will provide the necessary tools to structure demanding, yet well rounded sessions, for the professional (or weekend) athlete in your studio.

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18

Exercise Analysis on the Mat

In order for a Pilates teacher to fully understand an exercise or movement it is essential that they are able to analyze the movement in question. Once that has occurred, the teacher is then able to apply the movement in the most appropriate manner and in the most effective setting. An exercise should always be selected intelligently according to the desired outcome.

 

This workshop will cover a range of Pilates exercises we all use in our daily teaching and examine/analyze them looking at muscle focus, objectives, goals and cues.

 

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19

Expand Your Mat Repertoire

This workshop gives learners the opportunity to learn how to utilize small apparatus to its full potential. Find out how to challenge and assist clients with the use of small apparatus, expanding your repertoire knowledge and learn to add some spice and fun to your classes. Not to be missed.

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20

Flowing with the BASI Block System

This workshop explores the various facets of the BASI Block System. The Block System is a programing tool applied by BASI to the pilates method. We will address the structure and diversity of the Block System and demonstrate useful transitions to make workouts flow seamlessly from start to finish.

 

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21

Foam Roller Workshop

This 3 hour Foam Roller workshop is based on the Pilates Principles combined with some Yoga and Gyrotonics/Kinesis movements. This class will be a movement class focusing on stabilising the major joints on an unstable surface – the foam roller. You will be amazed what new options and opportunities the foam roller can bring to your repertoire knowledge.

 

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22

Hip and Knee Biomechanics on the Pilates Reformer

Presenter:  Karen Clippinger


The hip and knee are highly interrelated in terms of alignment and mechanics. Learn to detect and help correct common technique errors involving the hip and knee in standing and on the Reformer. Learn new Reformer exercises designed to optimize function of the hip and knee, including exercises that challenge balance and develop valuable motor control links between the joints.

 

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23

Innovations in Pilates

Anthony Lett, author of the popular book “Innovations in Pilates” will teach and present on the major themes from his book. The workshop will cover important themes in the education and development of any serious Pilates teacher or advanced student.

“Innovations in Pilates” details the integration of Therapeutic Muscle Stretching on the Pilates reformer. It has been described as the ‘missing element” in Pilates repertoire and teacher education. Anthony’s course will introduce you to the latest research in stretching biomechanics and neurophysiology in practical ways that will give you new insights into the Pilates system and dozens of new and effective ways of using your reformer. Whether you teach in a clinical or well-being based Pilates model, the work will enable you to increase the effectiveness of your programs and offer and new and exciting class formats. With the latest 3d analysis of movement, the course will also clarify and develop your anatomical knowledge in theoretical and experiential ways.

 

It is going to be a weekend jam-packed with information designed to inform, improve and challenge the way that you think about and teach your Pilates work!

 

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24

JumpBoard Dynamics Comprehensive Training: Technique, Repertoire, and Programming for the JumpBoard

In this workshop, participants will learn the associated benefits and problem-solving skills involved in teaching jumpboard classes. Discussion includes jumping technique and biomechanics, setting appropriate objectives, pacing, choreography and repertoire variations for special populations/needs.  Students will learn jumping sequences for improving mechanics and strength, building endurance and core control, improving speed, power, and proprioception, and expanding cardiovascular capacity.

 

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25

Kyphosis & Osteoporosis

Kyphosis and loss of bone density are two common problems that accompany aging and can have dire health consequences. This workshop will provide useful anatomical and physiological information about kyphosis and osteoporosis, as well as offer Pilates-based exercises designed for use with these conditions in a wide variety of clients. Common recommendations for exercise modification for osteoporosis will also be presented.

 

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26

Marathon Mat

Conceived by Rael Isacowitz, this intensive, two-hour session focuses on the multiple possibilities of the Mat Work, which is the foundation of the Pilates method. Approaching the Mat Work as a warm-up and conditioning routine for fit individuals and athletes, the Marathon Mat is challenging, invigorating and eye-opening. Based on the BASI approach to the work, the workshop builds a meditation in motion, using both classical and contemporary exercises and featuring the BASI Flow Sequence. This will prepare you for the Ultra-Marathon Mat™, a three-hour exploration of the Pilates Mat Work at the highest level of endurance, strength and determination!

 

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27

Mat with Props

The entire day is devoted to Mat work with props! The lecturers will be: Amit Younger, Dr. Nici Henecka, and Natascha Eyber. Amit will present a Mat class for everyone in the morning and then each instructor will teach a workshop with one prop (Amit: Thera-Bands, Nici: Overball, Natascha: Magic Circle).  Participants will learn how to adapt the work to props according to the BASI System, taking into account the muscle focus and objectives. Every participant will have the chance to work with all three lecturers.

 

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28

Pilates and Low Back Pain

Low Back ( Part 1) – Emphasis on Flexion

Low back pain is prevalent and the same Pilates exercise can aid or aggravate different clients. This workshop will focus on understanding the common low back conditions of lumbosacral strain, spinal stenosis, and spondylolisthesis, as well as why spinal flexion can aid and spinal extensions aggravate them. Participants will learn novel Pilates-based exercises and modifications for classical Pilates exercises designed to build necessary three dimensional core strength that emphasize flexion and neutral positions, while avoiding excessive spinal hyperextension.

 

Low Back (Part 2) – Emphasis on Extension

This workshop will focus on understanding the common low back conditions of disc injury, flat back, and osteoporosis, as well as why spinal flexion can exacerbate these conditions. Participants will learn novel Pilates-based exercises and modifications for classical Pilates exercises designed to build necessary core strength to promote a healthy back that emphasize the use of extension and neutral positions, while avoiding excessive flexion.

 

This workshop is approved by the PMA for 6 CECs.

 

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29

Pilates and the Overweight Client

Presenter: Bonnie Sessions, BASI Pilates Senior Faculty

In this workshop, we explore the effects of weight accumulation in different areas of the body and how this affects the client’s center of gravity while exercising.  Both the de-conditioned and the fit overweight client will be discussed. 

We will look at exercise selection, common assists for this population, and cueing tips to ensure successful sessions.  You will learn how using BASI Pilates principles and proper exercise selection with your overweight clients can empower them throughout their sessions and their lives.

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30

Pilates for Chronic Pain Syndromes

Presenters:  Kathryn Russell and Robb Russell, D.C.

 

This workshop will provide a background on Chronic Pain Syndromes such as Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, and Multiple Sclerosis and why Pilates is such an effective tool in the management of these syndromes. Research has shown that Chronic Pain is best managed through an inter-disciplinary approach focusing on exercise. The Pilates method with its emphasis on breath, core strength and joint stability is particularly successful for those suffering from chronic pain. You will learn specific modifications and strategies necessary to guide your client through a Pilates session. You will also learn how to evaluate which modifications are appropriate and why.

 

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31

Pilates for Men

The functional fitness provided by Pilates is as important for men as it is for women. That is especially true of male athletes, whose workouts often tend towards specific muscular development, rather than integrated fitness. Pilates training, with its emphasis on functional strength and flexibility, core control, balance, uniform development and efficient movement, is an ideal foundation for cross-training as well as general fitness, irrespective of gender. This workshop highlights the typical needs of men, offering repertoire and cueing appropriate for men, as well as modifications that are most effective with male clients. Joseph Pilates originally created his method for men; after the Pilates for Men workshop, you’ll understand why.

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32

Pilates with a Twist

The Pilates Method has often been accused of being one dimensional and linear. Pilates with a twist will explore some of the lateral flexion and rotational movements of the method. Both of these actions are essential for efficient functional movement, one of the principals of the Pilates Method. We will move from the basic to advanced rotations, discussing safety and the appropriate prescription of each movement.

 

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33

Pilates with Props

In this workshop, you will learn ways of using props to spice up your Pilates repertoire. Balls, bands, foam rolls, poles, weights, rotating discs and more will be used in creative and meaningful ways. Sheri will also show you how to effectively take an exercise from one piece of equipment and experience it on others. Many options will be explored but the integrity of each exercise will be maintained. You will leave this workshop inspired, with lots of new ideas that can easily be incorporated into your sessions making them more exciting and appropriate for your clients.

 

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34

Pilates with Props 2

In this workshop, you will learn new exciting ways of using props to spice up your Pilates repertoire. Balls, bands, foam rolls, poles, weights, rotating discs and more will be used in creative and meaningful ways. Sheri will also show you how to effectively take an exercise from one piece of equipment and experience it on others. Many options will be explored while always maintaining the original integrity of each exercise. You will leave this workshop inspired,motivated, and with many new ideas that can easily be incorporated into your sessions making them more exciting and appropriate for your clients. 

 

For those of you who took the Pilates with Props workshop last year, you will not be disappointed.  Sheri has an all new repertoire ready for you!

 

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35

Pilates, Alignment and Posture

This workshop will include a discussion of the key alignment problems of lumbar lordosis, in-facing knees, hyperextended knees and excessive foot pronation in terms of their commonly associated strength and flexibility imbalances. Participants will learn classical and novel Pilates-based exercises designed to improve these alignment problems, with a particular emphasis on developing kinesthetic awareness and desired muscle activation patterns that can be transferred from isolation exercises to functional movement.

 

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36

Pilates, Biomechanics and Reality

PILATES, BIOMECHANICS AND REALITY: How Positive Biomechanical Concepts Can Transform into Negative Movement Patterns

 

Science offers new information continuously, or in many instances substantiates old theories. This allows movement professionals to better their systems, better teaching methods, and most importantly better outcomes. Yet it has become apparent that at times, with all good intention, this information is implemented either incorrectly or taken to the extreme creating a new set of problems. This workshop will explore this phenomenon and delve into several examples of common problems that have evolved from good movement concepts. This workshop will offer concrete guidelines for positive outcomes.

 

Topics will include:

  • The use of neutral spine and neutral pelvis
  • Interpreting “locking” the joints
  • Placement of the head
  • Finding the balance between stabilization and mobilization
  • The importance of the hip flexor group

 

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37

Powerhouse of the Upper Girdle

Shoulder Mechanics, Functional Movement and the Pilates Repertoire

 

An Upper Girdle Extravaganza! The first day of this two-day workshop addresses shoulder function using all the apparatus and kicks off with a one-hour mat class. The second day focuses on the use of the AVALON® System, particularly pertaining to the upper body. Participants may choose to attend either or both days.

 

Each day begins with a one hour Mat class.

 

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38

Promoting Healthy Aging with Pilates

Pilates can offer a vital mode of reducing some of the important declines associated with aging. This workshop will provide classical and novel Pilates-based exercises to enhance bone density; counter kyphosis and loss of lumbar extension; improve lower body antigravity functional strength; address overhead reaching and grip strength; and promote balance.  Recommendations for exercise modification for selected conditions commonly accompanying aging such as arthritis and osteoporosis will also be presented.

 

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39

Repertoire Review

This 3 hour workshop is the ideal opportunity for BASI Pilates graduates, as well as professionals and enthusiasts interested in learning more about the BASI Pilates approach. Discussion and practical application will cover repertoire review on the Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, Barrels and small accessory equipment.

 

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40

Sacroiliac Function and Pilates Program Design

Presenter: Karen Clippinger

 

This workshop will include a discussion of the sacroiliac joint, its key function as part of the link between the lower extremity and spine, and its common dysfunction and associated pain. Participants will learn Pilates-based exercises than can be used to help restore stability and more desired function of this vital joint. Use of cueing and position modifications will also be provided for selected classical repertoire aimed at preventing injury or aggravation of chronic conditions in this area.

 

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41

The Scapulohumeral Rhythm, Rotator Cuff, Shoulder Impingement and Pilates

Presenter: Karen Clippinger

 

This workshop will increase your understanding of and ability to recognize coordinated and disrupted movement between the scapula and upper arm (scapulohumeral rhythm). These concepts will then be applied to classical and novel Pilates exercises that are vital for promoting a healthy scapulohumeral rhythm, as well as working with clients with shoulder impingement and rotator cuff problems.

 

This workshop is approved by the PMA for 6 CECs

 

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42

Shoulder Injuries and Pilates Exercise Prescription

Presenter:  Samantha Wood, MPT, MBA

 

This workshop will teach Pilates Instructors a Physical Therapy approach to working with clients with shoulder problems.  Functional anatomy, biomechanics, and current literature related to the shoulder complex will be reviewed.  Specific injuries and diagnoses will be discussed.  Participants will learn precautions and/or contraindications for these injuries, as well as options and/or exercise modifications to the original Pilatesrepertoire.  Through lecture, discussion, demonstration and practice participants will learn safe ways to work with clients who suffer from some of the most commonly seen shoulder issues.

 

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Shoulder Mechanics

This workshop will focus on the correct mechanics of the shoulder girdle - particularly relating to the Pilates repertoire. Immaculate control and sequencing of movement are essential in this method. Higher-level Pilates challenges, coupled with everyday activities demanding shoulder involvement, can easily create negative movement patterns and compensations. Poor shoulder stability, mobility and correct patterning of movement are certainly the most frequently encountered dysfunctions amongst clients. This subject is one that needs to be addressed as its implications are far reaching.

 

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44

The Spiraling Art of Pilates

The Pilates Method has often been accused of being one dimensional and linear. The Spiraling Arts of Pilates will explore some of the lateral flexion and rotational movements of the method. Both of these actions are essential for efficient functional movement, one of the principals of the Pilates Method. We will move from the basic to advanced rotations, discussing safety and the appropriate prescription of each movement.

 

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Standing Pilates

Incorporating Pilates principles and other forms of movement to challenge attendees on a basic to advanced level. Working in all planes and accompanied by a variety of small apparatus, incorporating partnering for a deeper more intense challenge than the traditional Pilates repertoire.

 

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46

The Ultimate Pilates Session: Reformer, Wunda Chair and Mat

This workshop has been presented with resounding success to large audiences at conferences in the USA, Australia and South Africa and in smaller forums around the globe. Pilates offers wide variety: a vast array of exercises, as well as a broad range of apparatus. Choosing exercises and apparatus wisely is one of the keys to success.

 

At times the Reformer will be the apparatus of choice, and at times the Wunda Chair, and the Mat Work is always an underlying theme from which all the repertoire emanates. It is important to know when to choose each piece - their unique qualities and their key attributes. Although very different, these standard pieces of Pilates apparatus (the Mat included) actually complement each other well in many ways. Together, they create the ultimate blend.

 

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47

Unwinding Scoliosis with Pilates

Presented By: Karen Clippinger

 

Research suggests that addressing the rotational component of scoliosis is vital for improving scoliosis. After discussing the basic anatomical and biomechanical changes of the spine associated with scoliosis, this session will focus on utilizing counter rotation and lateral flexion combined with distraction of the spine to attempt to lessen the asymmetries and discomfort often associated with scoliosis. These principles will be applied progressively from standing posture to strengthening exercises to functional movement. Participants will participate in novel exercises utilizing elastic bands and Pilates apparatus, as well as learn cueing for classical exercises that can be utilized to maximize benefits for your clients. These exercises and cues can also provide valuable strength, kinesthetic awareness, and postural benefits for your many clients who have spinal and pelvic asymmetries that are not considered due to scoliosis.

 

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Workshop on the Equipment with focus on Back Extension

Do you feel unfamiliar or unsure about certain back extension exercises? Do you find some exercises difficult to teach? Are you in doubt if a specific exercise would be the right choice for a specific client?

 

In this workshop we will review and deepen the BASI repertoire on the equipment with the focus on Back Extension. We will look at how and when to recruit the abdominals to make sure they stabilize and support the lower back and how and when to recruit upper back muscles in a way that will improve the mechanics of the exercise and create balance in posture and movement.

 

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Wunda Chair and Reformer: The Ultimate Pilates Session

This workshop has been presented with resounding success to large audiences at conferences in the USA, Australia and South Africa and in smaller forums around the globe. Pilates offers wide variety: a vast array of exercises, as well as a broad range of apparatus. Choosing exercises and apparatus wisely is one of the keys to success.

 

At times the Reformer will be the apparatus of choice, and at times the Wunda Chair. It is important to know when to choose each piece - their unique qualities and their key attributes. Although very different, these standard pieces of Pilates apparatus  actually complement each other well in many ways. Together, they create the ultimate blend.

 

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