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 Trapeze Table 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 of uniform development so you can breathe more and circulate better – that’s the “internal shower” Joe described. In this workshop we will learn and explore ten 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.
Amy Taylor Alpers, PMA®-CPT, attended The Juilliard School for Dance, danced with the Garden State Ballet in New Jersey, taught ballet in New York City for ten years, and received her B.A. and M.A. in Dance History from New York University. Amy studied Pilates under the direct tutelage of Romana Kryzanowska at The Pilates Studio, and received her Pilates teaching certificate from her in July of 1989. In 1990, she and her sister, Rachel, opened The Pilates Center in Boulder, CO. The sisters established The Pilates Center Teacher Training Program in 1991. Since then Amy has traveled the world teaching graduate level continuing education workshops. She co-authored The Everything Pilates Book, has been active in the Pilates Method Alliance, including serving on the Board for 3 years and assisting in creating the PMA’s certification exam. She also co-developed CenterLine – a classical equipment suite – with Balanced Body.
The 17th Annual Meeting of the Pilates Method Alliance will be in Indian Wells, CA (Palm Springs) from October 25-28, 2017!
*This workshop is October 26th from 11:00am-1:00pm
visit www.pilatesmethodalliance.org to register