Teaching Pilates To Your Pre and Postnatal Clients with Merav Cidor
Nov
17
2:00 PM14:00

Teaching Pilates To Your Pre and Postnatal Clients with Merav Cidor

This workshop will shift the focus of how we teach our pre and postnatal clients by spotlighting how Pilates can prepare clients for labor and help them recover from birth.

We will look at the anatomy of the pre and postnatal body and discuss cues and imagery that will help your clients connect to their bodies as they transform.

Using Tower, Reformer, Chair and Barrels, we will learn modifications for the classical repertoire as well as specific exercises to aid in your clients' changing needs.

This workshop will include lecture and hands-on experience, participants should come prepared to move

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The First Time Session - The WHAT and The WHY  with Jennifer DeLuca
Oct
13
2:00 PM14:00

The First Time Session - The WHAT and The WHY with Jennifer DeLuca

Your Pilates teacher training program most likely provided you with a manual of exercises organized by apparatus and levels and yet when you enter the world of teaching, there is so much more to teaching actual sessions!

This is especially true when working with new clients for the first time, and that first session is the one chance we get to make a great first impression.

In this workshop we will look at the experience of the first-time client and discuss a near-perfect menu for just about anyone who walks through the door. It might seem impossible to plan a satisfying and interesting session for a person you have never met, but you will see, it is possible and a satisfying and creative experience. After this workshop you will have the tools to maximize the time your client is learning Pilates and working out, and minimize confusion, mishaps and teaching fatigue, all to add up to an enjoyable and effortless first start!

For experienced teachers you might already know that a full schedule with committed clients can be a very rewarding experience. It can also be very draining in ways we never imagined. We will keep that schedule full with greater ease and fascination by going back to the beginning. We will find more detail, deeper meaning and see more connections in the Pilates experience we are creating and developing with our clients.

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Advanced Chairs, Barrel, Magic Circle and Pedi-Pul Workshop with Enja
Sep
15
2:00 PM14:00

Advanced Chairs, Barrel, Magic Circle and Pedi-Pul Workshop with Enja

 

Join Enja Schenck in learning and practicing the Advanced system on the Wunda and High Chair, Ladder Barrel, Spine Corrector, Magic Circles and Pedi-Pul. Review the exercises, learn verbal and hands on cuing, practice teach, and become more comfortable with the advanced exercises on these pieces of apparatus.

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Advanced Reformer with Enja
Sep
8
2:00 PM14:00

Advanced Reformer with Enja

Join Enja Schenck to learn and practice the Advanced Reformer vocabulary. We will go over teaching cues, touch spotting, correct alignment, technique, rhythm and breathing. And we'll add a greater demand of control for both precision and flow. Come prepared to move, explore and play!

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Advanced Mat and Cadillac Workshop with Enja
Sep
6
2:00 PM14:00

Advanced Mat and Cadillac Workshop with Enja

Practice and learn the Classical Advanced exercises on the Mat and Cadillac. These exercises are a great way to spice up your Mat classes and give an extra challenge to clients who are currently comfortable in a Mat class. 

In this workshop we will:
- Introduce new exercises as well as new progressions of known exercises.
- We will cover the Powerhouse actions, exercise progressions and regressions, teaching cues, touch spotting, correct alignment, technique, and, most importantly, have fun with these challenging exercises!

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Teaching to Learn - an evidence-based approach to optimize skill learning
Jun
30
2:00 PM14:00

Teaching to Learn - an evidence-based approach to optimize skill learning

Want to fine tune your cueing and efficiency as a Pilates teacher?  Do you know when to use one cue versus another?  What about when to cue?  

This workshop will show you how to implement known research methods as roadmap to help you improve your teaching style.

 As Pilates teachers, we deeply care about our client and their personal success.  But, how do we maximize skill learning in our clients. This workshop will introduce you to the science behind skill acquisition and how to directly apply that to teaching the Pilates Method.  The workshop is centered on the teacher’s role in facilitating skill learning, in other words it is designed to help you become a more effective Pilates teacher.  It will leave you with simple evidence-based strategies to increase client learning and will combine lecture, discussion and practice. 

Greg Youdan, MA is a PhD student and lecturer in Kinesiology at Teachers College, Columbia University.  He is currently the lab manager of the Neurorehabilitation Research Laboratory working under Dr. Lori Quinn and holds an appointment at a research assistant in the Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center. His research specializes in motor learning and motor control of human movement with a neuromechanical emphasis.

Prior to beginning at Columbia, Greg spent 12 years working as a professional modern dancer and PMA® certified Pilates instructor in NYC. He has toured extensively both domestically and internationally. Much of his dance career was spent with dance and disability, working as a rehearsal director, administrative assistant and dancer and now board member with Heidi Latsky Dance. His original Pilates training was at Groundfloor Exercise, following the lineage of Carola Trier. He has since studied under Bob Liekins, Alycea Ungaro, Juan Estrada, Daniel Lyon and Lynda Lippin among others. Greg has taught at Real Pilates, Sixth Street Pilates and Groundfloor Exercise and is the founder of Pilates By Greg.

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Advanced Wunda, High Chair, Spine Corrector & Ladder Barrel with Enja
Jun
17
2:00 PM14:00

Advanced Wunda, High Chair, Spine Corrector & Ladder Barrel with Enja

Join Enja Schenck in learning and practicing the Advanced system on the Wunda and High Chair, Ladder Barrel, and Spine Corrector. Review the exercises, learn verbal and hands on cuing, practice teach, and become more comfortable with the advanced exercises on these pieces of apparatus.

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Advanced Reformer, Magic Circle & Pedipole with Enja
May
20
2:00 PM14:00

Advanced Reformer, Magic Circle & Pedipole with Enja

Join Enja Schenck to learn and practice the Advanced and Super Advanced Reformer vocabulary, as well as the Advanced Magic Circle and Pedipole. We will go over teaching cues, touch spotting, correct alignment, technique, rhythm and breathing. And we'll add a greater demand of control for both precision and flow. Come prepared to move, explore and play!

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