2017 WORKSHOPS AT PILATES ALIGNED:


 
KNEE JOINT HARMONY: DEVISING APPROPRIATE PROTOCOLS FOR A
PILATES-BASED TRAINING PROGRAM”

With Irene Dowd and Steven Fetherhuff
Saturday June 3rd: 9am – 4pm and Sunday June 4th: 9am – 3pm
(11 CECs)
Cost: $525.00

Description:
The knee joint is the largest joint in our body and very complex. It allows us to change levels from sitting on ground to jumping off the ground and everything in-between. It can adjust for disharmony between our body core (pelvis) and our peripheral contact with ground(soles of feet). However, daily demands on its adaptability may eventually result in wear and tear to this joint. In this workshop, we will review:
*how the knee moves “ideally” (biomechanics of joint motion)
*special challenges provided by deviations from that ideal including uncontrolled hypermobility, internal joint derangements, or arthritic changes (pathomechanics of knee)
*ways in which the individual session may be fine-tuned in order to optimize motion (analysis and coaching strategies)
*simple adaptations of traditional protocols to maximally nurture the cartilage-covered surfaces of the knee that allow it to keep moving smoothly and comfortably (innovative protocols adapted to the individual using traditional equipment)

Registration Information:
Registration will open Sunday, March 5th, 2017 at 8:00 am MST byfollowing this link.
NO EARLY REGISTRATION IS PERMITTED PRIOR TO MARCH 5th. NO SINGLE DAY REGISTRATION WILL BE OFFERED FOR THIS COURSE. Registration will be done online through the mindbody system in a first-come, first-serve manner. A minimum deposit of 50% ($262.50) is required to reserve a place in each class. (If the full payment wasn’t made for the reservation, then the remainder is due the day of the workshop.) Irene’s courses do sell out quickly. We recommend prompt registration.

Refund policy:
Refunds are honored if the cancellation request is made 14 days prior to date of the workshop. No refunds are granted after the two week period prior to the workshop date. In the event of a cancellation due to the presenter, a full refund will be given.
 


 

PILATES FOR MS™ (Multiple Sclerosis)”
With Mariska Breland
POSTPONED till the FALL- new dates TBA
(12 CECs)
Cost: $525.00

Description:
Pilates for MS™ (Multiple Sclerosis) overviews the disease process of multiple sclerosis, exercise protocols, and contraindications. The exercises and discussion covers common symptoms of balance difficulties, ataxia, gait abnormalities, single side weakness, general weakness, spasticity, and bladder and bowel issues. These exercises are applicable to most neurological conditions, and in many cases, they were selected based on research in stroke, Parkinson’s disease, and traumatic spinal cord injury.

Registration Information:
NO SINGLE DAY REGISTRATION WILL BE OFFERED FOR THIS COURSE. Registration will open three months prior to the workshop date and will be done online through the mindbody system in a first-come, first-serve manner. A minimum deposit of 50% ($262.50) is required to reserve a place in each class. (If the full payment wasn’t made for the reservation, then the remainder is due the day of the workshop.)

Refund policy:
Refunds are honored if the cancellation request is made 14 days prior to date of the workshop. No refunds are granted after the two week period prior to the workshop date. In the event of a cancellation due to the presenter, a full refund will be given.
 


 

 
YOUR SONG IS YOUR STRENGTH: THE BREATHING MECHANISM AND CORE CONTROL (A Movement Science Made Simple Workshop)”
With Cara Reeser and Jeremy Laverdure
Date: December 9th and 10th, 2017
Times: TBA
(12 CECs)
Cost: $525.00

Workshop Registration will open 3 months prior to the workshop date. Check back soon for a link to registration.

Description:
One current model of the body’s “core” includes the abdominal and low back muscles, the thoracic diaphragm, and the pelvic floor. Because these muscles are also intimately involved in breathing, breath control and core control are inseparable. Understanding the implications of this model makes it easier to correctly and safely coach both Pilates exercises and functional movement.

In this Movement Science Made Simple course, we examine:
– How the abdominals, diaphragm, and pelvic floor work together as part of the breathing mechanism, and as movers and stabilizers of the lumbar spine and pelvis.
– The physiology of breathing, emphasizing the interplay between voluntary and involuntary regulation.
– The role of intra-abdominal pressure in low back stability, and the necessity of both abdominal “hollowing” and abdominal “bracing” movement strategies.
– Supportive and stabilizing functions of the pelvic floor, including its role in intra-pelvic stability.

Beginning with breathing exercises from Pilates, yoga, and physical therapy, we will build a strong foundation for our own movement. As the relationship between breath control and core control becomes clear, course participants will learn how breathing strategies can facilitate or undermine movement strategies.

For more info go to Movement Science Made Simple’s web site: http://movementsciencemadesimple.com/

Registration Information:
NO SINGLE DAY REGISTRATION WILL BE OFFERED FOR THIS COURSE. Registration will open three months prior to the workshop date and will be done online through the mindbody system in a first-come, first-serve manner. A minimum deposit of 50% ($262.50) is required to reserve a place in each class. (If the full payment wasn’t made for the reservation, then the remainder is due the day of the workshop.)

Refund policy:
Refunds are honored if the cancellation request is made 14 days prior to date of the workshop. No refunds are granted after the two week period prior to the workshop date. In the event of a cancellation due to the presenter, a full refund will be given.
 


 
ksgcTHE HERITAGE TRAINING®:
A Journey into the Work of Kathy Grant -an intensive study with Cara Reeser

Training Description:
This program offers a unique opportunity for extensive training in the Kathy Grant work in The Pilates Method through the lens and experience of her long-time student, Cara Reeser.

Working in an intimate setting, students will have the chance to examine the philosophy, vocabulary, techniques and teaching tools passed along to Cara from Kathy and to Kathy from Joseph and Clara – the lineage to which we all belong. Students will gain a deep connection to this work through hands- on training, practical application, video library access, and small group mentoring.

Enrollment in this course requires a letter of intrest and acceptance is determined by Cara Reeser. The program will be limited to approximately 15-20 students.

2017 USA and European programs are now open for enrollment.
For more info go to Cara Reeser’s web site: http://www.carareeserpilates.com/heritage-training/