The Pilates System: A Comprehensive Approach to the Fundamental and Beginning Exercises
Join Deborah Matthews and Mischa Decker to explore the Pilates system in community – live, in person, and within a professional Pilates studio setting. Each weekend includes movement, discussion and, practice. The workshops are comprehensive and cover exercises on the Reformer, Cadillac, Low Chair, Barrels, Mat, and other Pilates apparatus. The series is offered to both Pilates enthusiasts and instructors wanting to deepen their understanding and practice of the Pilates system. It can also serve as a compliment for students enrolled in an online teacher training program craving live interaction and practice. The trainings include a traditional approach to the Pilates system while developing the critical thinking skills to think outside the box. Grounded in classical Pilates, each weekend is inspired by the knowledge and care of master teachers with over 35 years of experience in working with a wide variety of students that include all ages, sizes, and fitness levels. With their extensive movement backgrounds and trainings, Deborah and Mischa’s teaching is inspiring, refreshing and fun!
Friday 4:00pm- 7:00pm
Sat 12:00pm- 7:00pm
Mischa Decker, PT, DPT, PMA-CPT, co-owner of InsideOut Body Therapies, holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the Duke University School of Medicine and a BS in Exercise and Sport Sciences from the University of Florida. Mischa is a PMA® Certified Pilates Instructor and trained at The Pilates Center (TPC) of Boulder whose owners, Amy Alpers and Rachel Segel, studied with Pilates Elder Romana Kryzanowska, a long-time student of Joseph Pilates. She is a graduate of The Pilates Center’s Master’s Program and has been a Licensed Teacher Trainer for TPC since 2007. After witnessing the effectiveness of Pilates in rehabilitating injuries during her dance career, Mischa knew she wanted to utilize the Pilates system to help others heal through movement. Mischa developed the Pilates-Based Physical Therapy Program (PBPT) at InsideOut Body Therapies in 2006 and is currently the Director of the Pilates-based PhysicalTherapy program at IOBT. PBPT is a client-centered approach to
healing grounded in the moving body that assesses and treats the whole person — not just an injury or symptom — through Pilates exercises and traditional physical therapy methods. Now it seems impossible for her to separate Pilates from PT as both play a major role in how she facilitates a positive movement experience with her clients. She has presented in North Carolina and across the country and her passion for health, movement and healing is felt by everyone she meets! She presented a poster, “ALS and Pilatesbased Physical Therapy: A Case Study” at the Pilates Method Alliance this year and was a Finalist in the Next Pilates Anytime Teacher Contest in 2017 and 2018. When not teaching or practicing Pilates or presenting, Mischa loves traveling, exploring Durham, being outside and exercising with her husband and two awesome children.
Sponsoring studio Information
InsideOut Body Therapies
Number of hours education: 15
Valid for teacher training/Master’s Program/PMA