Rock Your Collarbones!
September 16, 2017
We can most swiftly and succinctly enable our clients to get the most out of each exercise and each workout when we can see joints articulating with balanced effort and in an orderly movement sequence. This is especially true and vital with the shoulder joint and girdle as it affects so many other parts of the body – especially our breathing mechanism and spine! When we facilitate even a small percentage of optimum movement it can relieve neck pain and headaches, shoulder pains and cuff injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome and more. Plus enhance and deepen their breathing!
We’ll review and practice key Pilates exercises which access and strengthen this area as well as learn some archival exercises created by Mr. Pilates to specifically balance and bring control and freedom to the shoulder girdle and the arm and hand. Perfect for today’s clients who sit at computers and make small and tightly held hand movements while in less than optimum posture. Great for Pilates teachers as well who spend all day bending over their clients.
Joe’s “Extra Muscles”: Accessing the Internal Shower through the equipment
September 16, 2017
Joseph Pilates said many times that “I designed my equipment to be extra muscles” both to aid him as the teacher and to aid the client in receiving something from the exercise that she could not get otherwise.
In this workshop we will explore the purpose of the springs, straps, handles, etc. in their roles as “extra muscles.” What exactly is their job in each exercise and if we let them do their job what do we, the client, receive?
As teachers how do we use these “extra muscles” to their full advantage so that our clients can achieve maximum results: elongated core connections, better breathing, more supple spine, uniform development? The ramifications of this truth are powerful yet simple and will transform your teaching!
From the Star Backwards
September 17, 2017
This workshop begins with the most challenging, advanced Pilates exercises and traces them “back” through successively less difficult versions. We learn the movement skills and combinations of skills that are systematically accomplished and how we are preparing the client from their first lesson for the most advanced work.
Rachel Taylor Segel was born in Youngstown, Ohio. She began classical ballet in her childhood, studied dance in college, danced professionally and later taught ballet.
Rachel received a B.F.A. from the University of Colorado, and B.A. in Dance from Loretto Heights College in Denver, CO. She danced professionally with the David Taylor Dance Theatre, and Brent Mason and Company. In addition, she taught ballet and was director of the dance department at the Arvada Center for the Performing Arts. In 1987, Rachel moved to New York City and began teaching ballet at The Alvin Ailey School.
Both Rachel and her sister Amy studied Pilates under the direct tutelage of Romana Kryzanowska at the Pilates Studio. They received their Pilates teaching certificate in July of 1989. In 1990, after moving to Boulder, Colorado, Amy and Rachel opened The Pilates Center. The sisters established The Pilates Center Teacher Training in 1991. The sisters co-authored The Everything Pilates Book, are active in the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) and assisted in creating the PMA’s certification exam. Rachel is currently a member of the PMA Certification Commission.
After two years of research and development with Balanced Body, Rachel and Amy have created the Centerline Pilates Reformer, Cadillac, and Low Chair.
Rachel is married and has two teenage daughters.
Sponsoring Studio Information
2 Castle Terrace
Contact: Jessy Babin
+353 86 721 3539