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

  • BodyTonic Pilates Gymnasium 150 5th Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11217 United States (map)

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.