Join Amy Taylor Alpers for a 2 day, 12 hour workshop at Kalijo Pilates Studio in Sechelt BC, Canada
Creating True Integrated Whole-Body Movement – Pelvic Floor, Psoas and Breathing
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.
We’ll begin with an anatomy discussion of what constitutes our center/core/powerhouse to better help us understand what we truly mean by these terms. This will include the abdominals, psoas, pelvic floor and diaphragm. Then we will explore how all these muscles work together in natural harmony through breathing correctly. This is how to create truly integrated whole-body movement. Then we will look at Pilates exercises to discover the deep power of their design to organize and unite the body into a single moving animal through breathing and moving from our center.
Come prepared to move, explore, discover, awaken and heal your deep core to create whole body integration.
Dealing with Common Complaints and Injuries in Pilates
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.Kali
Sponsoring Studio Information
Kalijo Pilates Studio
4720 Sunshine Coast Hwy 101
Sechelt BC, Canada
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