Finding Your Center Through Your Feet and Hands
02:00 pm to 05:00 pm
May 19, 2017
Friday May 19 – 2pm to 5pm

In Pilates we often focus on the abdominals and the “center”, but Mr. Pilates’ writings make it very clear that his work is about normal, natural, whole body movement – encouraging that we should move like the animal we are. The abdominals need not be arbitrarily and mechanically contracted and held in activity, but rather be automatically activated through normal, natural, full body movement.  Given our innate design as an originally four-footed animal, this ‘automatic process’ of abdominal support occurs naturally through the connection of our hands and feet.

In this workshop we will explore the Pilates exercises through the perspective of hands and feet – better connecting
to our brain and center, helping us to achieve the fullest potential of the movements – resulting in greater whole
body health.

Using a film of a cheetah running, we will discover how the feet/hands trigger the appropriate action of all other
muscles to enable the most efficient, effective movement possible. In this way, breathing is enhanced and
unimpeded, and movement more powerfully cleanses and re-oxygenates the body.

Instructor Bio

Amy Taylor Alpers – studied Pilates under the direct tutelage of Romana Kryzanowska at the original Pilates Studio in New York City. She received her Pilates teaching certificate from there in July of 1989. In 1990, after moving to Boulder, Colorado, Amy and her sister, Rachel, founded The Pilates Center. The sisters then created and established The Pilates Center Teacher Training Program in 1991. The school has since expanded to include an Intermediate Program, Advanced Program, Bridge Program, Master’s Program, and a Mentorship Program.  Before Pilates, Amy was a professional ballet dancer, and trained at The Juilliard School for Dance. She taught ballet in New York City for ten years before launching her Pilates career.  When not traveling the world to teach both foundational and graduate level Pilates teacher education, you can find Amy at The Pilates Center mentoring advanced teachers, teaching classes and privately to clients.

Date: Friday May 19 2 pm – 5 pm
Location: InMo Medveten Träning, Brahegatan 42, Stockholm
Cost: 1100 Swedish Kronor (900 for weekend workshop participants)
Registration: Send mail to: pilatesintel@gmail.com
Cancellations made by April 1 will receive a full refund minus a SEK 700 processing fee. After April 1, no refunds.

Number of Hours Education:  3
Valid for: Teacher Training? YES
Hours Valid for: Master Program? YES
Hours Valid for: Continuing Education? YES
Hours Valid for: PMA? YES