Round Out Your Practice in a Barrel Exploration
Nov
9
3:00 PM15:00

Round Out Your Practice in a Barrel Exploration

Blossom Leilani Crawford,  Bridge Pilates, Brooklyn, NY

3 CECs (continuing education credits) from the Pilates Method Alliance

$200

(Pilates teachers only)

During this workshop, we will dive into traditional Pilates and some not so traditional vocabulary on the Spine Corrector, Ladder Barrel and Baby Barrel.

We will look at how their shapes round out the linear exercises in Pilates and give us access to the body in ways that other pieces of equipment cannot.

In equipment sessions, the barrels can be a short addendum to a workout, but, after this workshop, you will see how an entire workout can be done on a barrel and even be improved as a result. We will explore the barrels’ unique shapes and demonstrate how it can be utilized to challenge and align the spine for a variety of students.

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Kathy Grant's Cats & Beyond w/Blossom Leilani Crawford
Nov
10
12:00 PM12:00

Kathy Grant's Cats & Beyond w/Blossom Leilani Crawford

Blossom Leilani Crawford,  Bridge Pilates, Brooklyn, NY

5 CECs (continuing education credits) from the Pilates Method Alliance

$350

Kathy loved cats and loved the way they moved. They inspired her to make up many different exercises based on their movements. You'll learn all of Kathy's "cats" and how Kathy used them within the traditional Pilates framework.

You'll discover that the principles, imagery and skills of the cats can transfer to other Pilates exercises both on and off the equipment. Kathy Grant’s cats are a wonderful way to warm up a group of students, asses a new clients spinal movement patterns and stretch without tension.

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Wunda Chair Wonders w/Blossom Leilani Crawford
Nov
11
12:00 PM12:00

Wunda Chair Wonders w/Blossom Leilani Crawford

Blossom Leilani Crawford,  Bridge Pilates, Brooklyn, NY

3 CECs (continuing education credits) from the Pilates Method Alliance

$200

(Pilates teachers only)

In this Wunda Chair workshop, Blossom will lead an exploration of the traditional exercises of the Wunda Chair.

This is not a workshop of dazzling new choreography or tricks, but, rather, a look at the classical movements of the Wunda Chair stripped of flourishes to highlight its simple yet challenging  movements. She will share some simple variations to the traditional Wunda Chair exercises that will assist in flexion, extension and rotation of the spine without adding dozens of new exercises.

Blossom will gently (and not so gently) remind instructors of exercises that are completely accessible, but sometimes left off the to-do list.

 

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Pilates for Circus Bodies!
Jul
15
1:30 PM13:30

Pilates for Circus Bodies!

Our first workshop was such a success, we decided to do it again! Space is limited, so sign up early!

Come join us for this rare opportunity to get to learn from two great teachers: Erin Lauer Johnson and Carmen Kingsley. Erin has been teaching Pilates for 10 years and has been taking circus for 2 years (Handstands, Trapeze, Straps, and Lyra). Carmen has been training in circus arts for over 10 years and has recently started teaching Pilates. Both of these teachers have vast experience dealing with their own injuries and helping others rehabilitate and strengthen their bodies to avoid future injuries.

With the growing popularity of circus as a recreational physical activity, there are rising rates of injuries. The Pilates Method is uniquely suited to address the needs of the circus performer. Pilates new out of a physical fitness regimen as well as rehabilitation. Pilates incorporates flexibility training, core strengthening, and stability training. We will teach you essential skills to carry with you into all of your workouts, training, and performances.

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Pilates for Circus Bodies!
Jun
24
1:30 PM13:30

Pilates for Circus Bodies!

Come join us for this rare opportunity to get to learn from two great teachers: Erin Lauer Johnson and Carmen Kingsley. Erin has been teaching Pilates for 10 years and has been taking circus for 2 years (Handstands, Trapeze, Straps, and Lyra). Carmen has been training in circus arts for over 10 years and has recently started teaching Pilates. Both of these teachers have vast experience dealing with their own injuries and helping others rehabilitate and strengthen their bodies to avoid future injuries.

With the growing popularity of circus as a recreational physical activity, there are rising rates of injuries. The Pilates Method is uniquely suited to address the needs of the circus performer. Pilates new out of a physical fitness regimen as well as rehabilitation. Pilates incorporates flexibility training, core strengthening, and stability training. We will teach you essential skills to carry with you into all of your workouts, training, and performances.

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Pilates for Neurological Conditions
Apr
13
to Apr 15

Pilates for Neurological Conditions

Friday, April 13th 5-9pm

Saturday, April 14th 12-7pm

Sunday, April 15th 9-2pm

Mariska Breland of FUSE Pilates, Washington, D.C.

16 CECs (continuing education credits) from the Pilates Method Alliance

Pilates for Neurological Conditions™ is an advanced teacher training program for exercise professionals and physical therapists overviewing exercise for MS, Stroke, Parkinson's and other neurological conditions. The course covers the disease processes in depth, as well as how to work with their most common symptoms, including balance difficulties, weakness, muscle spasticity, bladder problems, gait abnormalities, as well as the principles and applications of neuromuscular rehabilitation and neuroplasticity exercise.

Since the course covers so many problems common to the average student, teachers will benefit with tools to work with students of nearly every population, especially the aging, and those with neurological conditions or muscle imbalances. The course is recognized with 16 CECs (continuing education credits) from the Pilates Method Alliance. 

A companion 300+ page reference textbook with hundreds of exercises is included in the course fee (retail value of $269). Participants earn the certificate of "Specialist in Pilates-Based Exercise for Neurological Conditions." $750 for the three day course. Register early to save $75 by using discount code SAVEME75

(photo courtesy of Pilates Anytime - Wobbly Workshop - the perfect companion to this one!)

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Where Should I Be Feeling This: Reformer Flow For Uncertain Times
Jan
21
1:00 PM13:00

Where Should I Be Feeling This: Reformer Flow For Uncertain Times

SECOND DAY ADDED! 5 Spots Left!

Anula Maiberg, of Sixth Street Pilates, NYC

OPEN TO CLIENTS & TEACHERS!

What's wrong with that question? Why is it ok to politely decline to answer? Pilates is a practice, a lifestyle and a method of movement. We are not healers, doctors or therapists. We teach Pilates and that is more than enough.

Do we "owe" our students a "burn"? Does "not feeling" it mean a movement has no value? Is it within our scope of practice to tailor a session to our student's individual nervous systems?

Can we help our students find a better more useful vocabulary for sensation, pain, muscle activation and harm. 

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Where Should I Be Feeling This: Reformer Flow For Uncertain Times
Jan
20
1:00 PM13:00

Where Should I Be Feeling This: Reformer Flow For Uncertain Times

Anula Maiberg, of Sixth Street Pilates, NYC

EVENT FULL

OPEN TO CLIENTS & TEACHERS!

What's wrong with that question? Why is it ok to politely decline to answer? Pilates is a practice, a lifestyle and a method of movement. We are not healers, doctors or therapists. We teach Pilates and that is more than enough.

Do we "owe" our students a "burn"? Does "not feeling" it mean a movement has no value? Is it within our scope of practice to tailor a session to our student's individual nervous systems?

Can we help our students find a better more useful vocabulary for sensation, pain, muscle activation and harm. 

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Mat Class w/Anula Maiberg
Jan
20
11:30 AM11:30

Mat Class w/Anula Maiberg

We welcome you to come experience a very special mat class with Anula Maiberg. Anula is well-known for her creative mat workouts. She allows you to move in the way that works best for your body while trying challenging movements. 

 
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BUILDING BLOCKS: ANATOMY
Nov
10
2:00 PM14:00

BUILDING BLOCKS: ANATOMY

Erin Johnson, Owner, Pilates Artistry

*Prerequisite for comprehensive training

This shortened course will explore the fundamental concepts of anatomy that a Pilates, yoga, or movement instructor needs to know as the basis of their knowledge of the body. We will learn the basics of the musculoskeletal system, an overview of the fascial system and an introduction to the peripheral nervous and vestibular systems. We will highlight the connections between the upper body and lower body. This class will explore what the core truly means and how it relates to the spine and to movement. We will consider the relationship between the diaphragm, the psoas, multifidus, the abdominals, and the pelvic floor. Students will gain an rough understanding of the myofascial slings (anterior oblique, posterior oblique and posterior longitudinal) and how they affect functional movement.

We will begin at the micro level of human anatomy as delve into the structure of bones, muscles, and fascia, and will wind up at the macro level “putting it all together.” We learn to think about and discuss the body as an organism and not a machine. The course aims to provide the building blocks for a deep understanding of the human body.

Course Objectives

•    Develop an anatomical vocabulary

•    Create a rudimentary understanding of the musculoskeletal system

•    Understand the myofascial “lines” and “slings” (Vleeming and Myers)

•    Learn the importance of stability and tensegrity

•    Create a framework for future learning with a holistic model

•    Discover the body as a complex organism from the spine outward

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Sep
30
12:00 PM12:00

Teacher Training Open House

Learn what our Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training program is all about and get your questions answered! Erin, Amy, Bethany and others will be there and would love to chat and get to know you better. Stick around and take a free intro class taught by Erin at 1pm!

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Aug
25
7:00 PM19:00

Grand Opening Party

Join us at our beautiful new studio at 2236 W. Roscoe for a Meet & Greet! 
This event is to invite the neighborhood into our space
and talk to you about what we do, so bring a friend! 

Enjoy a complimentary beverage and light snacks, enter our raffle for
free sessions, and sign up for a free class!

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Aug
24
7:00 PM19:00

Grand Opening Party

Join us at our beautiful new studio at 2236 W. Roscoe for a Meet & Greet! 
This event is to invite the neighborhood into our space
and talk to you about what we do, so bring a friend! 

Enjoy a complimentary beverage and light snacks, enter our raffle for
free sessions, and sign up for a free class!

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