Upcoming workshops w. Lesley Powell- The Shoulder and Gait

Franklin Method – Liberate your Shoulders Workshop for All

Angels of the arms Watercolor by Lesley A. Powell

Angels of the arms
Watercolor by
Lesley A. Powell

with Lesley Powell June 28,, 2015
$150 Early Bird discount pa, 2015 2-3:30 $45

When you embody the body’s natural support structure, ‘you’ don’t have to ‘work so hard’ to stay upright and moving forward in a world of ‘stress’. Discover the flow and ease that exists within you. Lengthen and balance shoulder and neck musculature to dance through life with free healthy shoulders, a liberated neck and a dynamic supportive spine.

A unique evolutionary invention, our shoulder girdle allows us to maintain our arms above our heads for a fairly long period of time without

To register: chelseamovements@gmail.com 231 W. 18th St.

To register: chelseamovements@gmail.com
231 W. 18th St.

tiring. The counterbalancing effect of the shoulder blade is especially helpful in arm elevation. Dancers, gymnasts and anyone attempting to reach for the coffee container on the top shelf needs to be able to lift their arms effortlessly without disturbing their centers or increasing tension in the shoulders, back and torso.

In this workshop, you will learn simple and profound ways to catapult your shoulder experience to a beautiful new awareness and then integrate this magical sensation into your daily life movements. Use this every day and embody easeful shoulders and an easeful life. This workshop is highly recommended for dancers, movers, shakers, yogis, desk sitters, children, grown up kids, sky divers, swimmers and anyone who carries a bag.

Shoulder Revolution – Using Pilates to create healthier Shoulders

with Lesley Powell June 28,, 2015 2-6
$150 Early Bird discount pay by prior month by the 15th 15% off PMA 4 cec

In this workshop, we will start with Franklin Method: Liberate your Shoulders. Embodied anatomy will lead to healthier function. We will explore the bone rhythms of the shoulder girdle and how correct rhythms will lead to better physicality.

A great scapular-humeral rhythm will invite the correct phrasing of the arm and core muscles. When you get a client to better use her shoulder girdle, her arm strength, posture and connection to the core will improve. Learn how this rhythm works and how to help your clients improve theirs. Using Pilates repertory, this shoulder workshop will help you and your client to healthier connections of your shoulders, arms and entire body.

Pilates Gait training -Using Gait For Assessment and Improving Function

PMA cec 12 with Lesley Powell

Anatomy Dances by Lesley A. Powell

Anatomy Dances by Lesley A. Powel

July 31 – August 2 2-6 PM
$500 Early bird discount before 7/1 $450
We take walking for granted. When we lose the ability to walk comfortably, we lose our freedom to do things. Poor posture, lack of strength and mobility and diminishing balance skills affect our gait. This course is an introduction to how the body moves in gait and how as trainers we can plan a workout that encourages better walking skills.

We will learn observation skills about how the body moves and applications using the Pilates repertory to improve mobility and strength in relationship to gait. Applications to the Pilates repertory will also include modifications with diminished range of motion.

Objective:

  • Learn how the body moves in gait anatomically
  • Learn observation skills about gait
  • Address muscular imbalances in gait observation
  • Improve walking skills with muscular training and balance skills
  • Address modifications needed for seniors
  • Problems with level changes- i.e. getting on the floor
  • Safe stretching for an older population
  • Props used to facilitate better alignment and comfort
  • Home program of stretching, balance skills and training

Fascia Workshops w. Doris Pasteleur Hall

Reschedule for the fall

To register: chelseamovements@gmail.com 231 W. 18th St.

To register: chelseamovements@gmail.com
231 W. 18th St.

Change the Spine. Change the Shoulders.

I have a problem with the cue: Press your shoulders down.Top of the Shoulder

uprotationMany are pressing the shoulders down from the wrong place.  This is compressing the ribs and the spine down as well as locking the scapulae.  Sometimes teachers see the shoulders are up and try to solve shoulders pressing down.  The real source of the problem could be somewhere else.

Feel the first rib lift in the front and slide down in the back.

The placement of the ribs will influence the spine.  How the ribs and spine can affect the placement of the shoulder girdle.  Slump and feel where the shoulder blade comes.  Pressing the shoulders down from the wrong place could make your posture worse.

TrapeziusLift the first rib up and now slide the back of the rib down.  Feel how lifting the first rib changes the other ribs.  With the change of the ribs, observe how it changes your shoulder girdle.  Lift your arms up and feel the ease.

Go back to back version with the ribs compresses and lift the arms.  The arms lifting do not have the same ease.

diamond ribsMy image is the first rib is a necklace, diamonds of course.  I want to place the necklace on a horizontal plane over my pelvic floor. Practice this image throughout your workout.  Especially in plank pose, see how you use your core and arms differently.

Franklin Method – Liberate your Shoulders – a workshop for all

with Lesley Powell June 28,, 2015     
$150   2-3:30  $45

When you embody the body’s natural support structure, ‘you’ don’t have to ‘work so hard’ to stay upright and moving forward in a world of ‘stress’.  Discover the flow and ease that exists within you. Lengthen and balance shoulder and neck musculature to dance through life with free healthy shoulders, a liberated neck and a dynamic supportive spine.

In this workshop, you will learn simple and profound ways to catapult your shoulder experience to a beautiful new awareness and then integrate this magical sensation into your daily life movements. Use this every day and embody easeful shoulders and an easeful life. This workshop is highly recommended for dancers, movers, shakers, yogis, desk sitters, children, grown up kids, sky divers, swimmers and anyone who carries a bag.

Shoulder Revolution – Using Pilates to create healthier Shoulders

with Lesley Powell  June 28,, 2015  2-6 PMA 4 cec    $150

In this workshop, we will start with Franklin Method: Liberate your Shoulders. Embodied anatomy will lead to healthier function.  We will explore the bone rhythms of the shoulder girdle and how correct rhythms will lead to better physicality.

A great scapular-humeral rhythm will invite the correct phrasing of the arm and core muscles. When you get a client to better use her shoulder girdle, her arm strength, posture and connection to the core will improve. Learn how this rhythm works and how to help your clients improve theirs.  Using Pilates repertory,  this shoulder workshop will help you and your client to healthier connections of your shoulders, arms and entire body.

To register: chelseamovements@gmail.com 231 W. 18th St.

To register: chelseamovements@gmail.com
231 W. 18th St.

Fascia & The Arm and the connection to the core. 5/9 Workshop NYC

Master Pilates Equipment Class w. Doris Pasteleur Hall

Angels of the arms Watercolor by Lesley A. Powell

Angels of the arms
Watercolor by
Lesley A. Powell

Intermediate/Advanced  Single $36.  Class rates apply

  • May 9 Reformer: Connecting the Arms & Core
  • June 27 Reformer and Functional movements

Pilates Lab: Fascia and Pilates with Doris Pasteleur Hall Saturdays 3:15 -6:15 PM $150  Early Bird discount pay by prior month by the 15th   15% off

Doris had studied with Tom Myers, author of Anatomy Trains. Throughout each workshop you be able to identify and trace fascial connections. These tools will expand your postural assessment and provide more effective choices on how to help the student/client within the Pilates repertoire.

  • May 9 The Arm and the connection to the core.  We will trace the muscle/fascial chain from the core to distal end of the arms.
  • June 27  The Functional Movement This applies to the coordination of the arms,torso and legs. It is mostly used in contralateral movements of every day life and sports.
  • July 11 The Psoas and the Deep Core We will  trace the muscle/fascial chain that goes from the foot through the adductors, psoas, diaphragm, throat and side of the skull.
To register: chelseamovements@gmail.com 231 W. 18th St.

To register: chelseamovements@gmail.com
231 W. 18th St. 212-414-1103

 

Franklin Method – Liberate your Shoulders with Lesley Powell

Franklin Method

Franklin Method – Liberate your Shoulders

with Lesley Powell June 28,, 2015
$150  Early Bird discount pa, 2015  2-3:30  $45

When you embody the body’s natural support structure, ‘you’ don’t have to ‘work so hard’ to scaphumeralstay upright and moving forward in a world of ‘stress’.  Discover the flow and ease that exists within you. Lengthen and balance shoulder and neck musculature to dance through life with free healthy shoulders, a liberated neck and a dynamic supportive spine.

A unique evolutionary invention, our shoulder girdle allows us to maintain our arms above our heads for a  fairly long period of time without tiring. The counterbalancing effect of the shoulder blade is especially helpful in arm elevation. Dancers, gymnasts and anyone attempting to reach for the coffee container on the top shelf needs to be able to lift their arms effortlessly without disturbing their centers or increasing tension in the shoulders, back and torso.

In this workshop, you will learn simple and profound ways to catapult your shoulder experience to a beautiful new awareness and then integrate this magical sensation into your daily life movements. Use this every day and embody easeful shoulders and an easeful life. This workshop is highly recommended for dancers, movers, shakers, yogis, desk sitters, children, grown up kids, sky divers, swimmers and anyone who carries a bag.

To register: chelseamovements@yahoo.com 231 W. 18th St.

To register: chelseamovements@yahoo.com
231 W. 18th St.

Twist and Shout w. Doris Pasteluer Hall & Lesley Powell: Fascia and Rotation & Twisted Reformer

Master Pilates Equipment Class w. Doris Pasteleur Hall

Twist and Shout by Lesley A. Powell

Twist and Shout
by Lesley A. Powell

Intermediate/Advanced  Single $36.  Class rates apply

  • April 25 Reformer and the Gluts
  • May 9 Reformer: Connecting the Arms & Core
  • June 27 Reformer and Functional movements

Pilates Lab: Fascia and Pilates
with Doris Pasteleur Hall
Saturdays 3:15 -6:15 PM
$150  Early Bird discount pay by prior month by the 15th   15% off

Doris had studied with Tom Myers, author of Anatomy Trains. Throughout each workshop you be able to identify and trace fascial connections. These tools will expand your postural assessment and provide more effective choices on how to help the student/client within the Pilates repertoire.

  • April 25   Fascia and Rotation
    We are going to look at how the fascia and muscles influence our ability to rotate.
  • May 9 The Arm and the connection to the core.  We will trace the muscle/fascial chain from the core to distal end of the arms.
  • June 27  The Functional Movement
    This applies to the coordination of the arms,torso and legs. It is mostly used in contralateral movements of every day life and sports.
  • July 11 The Psoas and the Deep Core
    We will  trace the muscle/fascial chain that goes from the foot through the adductors, psoas, diaphragm, throat and side of the skull.

Balanced Body’s The Twisted Reformer
with Lesley Powell Sunday April 26  2015 3-6 PM
Register with Balanced Body  www.pilates.com  $150

The Twisted Reformer introduces rotational and unilateral moves as variations on traditional Pilates exercises. Rotation and unilateral exercises create extra challenges for core stability and are part of functional movement for daily living and athletic activities. Exercises include variations for beginning, intermediate and advanced levels.

Rotational and unilateral exercises generally require more core control and awareness than many Pilates exercises so make sure your clients are up for a challenge and paying attention. This is especially true in group classes so be careful how you set up and cue each exercise.

To register: chelseamovements@gmail.com 231 W. 18th St.

To register: chelseamovements@gmail.com
231 W. 18th St.

Upcoming Workshops w. Lesley Powell this summer in NYC

anatomydancespicJPGFranklin Method – Liberate your Shoulders – a workshop for all

with Lesley Powell June 28,, 2015     
$150   2-3:30  $45

When you embody the body’s natural support structure, ‘you’ don’t have to ‘work so hard’ to stay upright and moving forward in a world of ‘stress’.  Discover the flow and ease that exists within you. Lengthen and balance shoulder and neck musculature to dance through life with free healthy shoulders, a liberated neck and a dynamic supportive spine.

In this workshop, you will learn simple and profound ways to catapult your shoulder experience to a beautiful new awareness and then integrate this magical sensation into your daily life movements. Use this every day and embody easeful shoulders and an easeful life. This workshop is highly recommended for dancers, movers, shakers, yogis, desk sitters, children, grown up kids, sky divers, swimmers and anyone who carries a bag.

Shoulder Revolution – Using Pilates to create healthier Shoulders

with Lesley Powell  June 28,, 2015  2-6 PMA 4 cec    $150

In this workshop, we will start with Franklin Method: Liberate your Shoulders. Embodied anatomy will lead to healthier function.  We will explore the bone rhythms of the shoulder girdle and how correct rhythms will lead to better physicality.

A great scapular-humeral rhythm will invite the correct phrasing of the arm and core muscles. When you get a client to better use her shoulder girdle, her arm strength, posture and connection to the core will improve. Learn how this rhythm works and how to help your clients improve theirs.  Using Pilates repertory,  this shoulder workshop will help you and your client to healthier connections of your shoulders, arms and entire body.

Pilates Gait training -Using Gait For Assessment and Improving Function
PMA cec 12 with Lesley Powell

July 31 – August 3   2-6 PM
$500   Early bird discount before 7/1  $450
We take walking for granted.  When we lose the ability to walk comfortably, we lose our freedom to do things.  Poor posture, lack of strength and mobility and diminishing balance skills affect our gait.  This course is an introduction to how the body moves in gait and how as trainers we can plan a workout that encourages better walking skills.

We will learn observation skills about how the body moves and applications using the Pilates repertory to improve mobility and strength in relationship to gait.  Applications to the Pilates repertory will also include modifications with diminished range of motion.

Objective:

  • Learn how the body moves in gait anatomically
  • Learn observation skills about gait
  • Address muscular imbalances in gait observation
  • Improve walking skills with muscular training and balance skills
  • Address modifications needed for seniors
  • Problems with level changes- i.e. getting on the floor
  • Safe stretching for an older population
  • Props used to facilitate better alignment and comfort
  • Home program of stretching, balance skills and training
  • To register: chelseamovements@yahoo.com 231 W. 18th St.

    To register: chelseamovements@yahoo.com
    231 W. 18th St.

Balanced Body’s The Twisted Reformer with Lesley Powell Sunday April 26 NYC

Balanced Body’s The Twisted Reformer with Lesley Powell

Twist and Shout by Lesley A. Powell

Twist and Shout
by Lesley A. Powell

Sunday April 26, 2015 3-6 PM
Register with Balanced Body  http://www.pilates.com
$150

The Twisted Reformer introduces rotational and unilateral moves as variations on traditional Pilates exercises. Rotation and unilateral exercises create extra challenges for core stability and are part of functional movement for daily living and athletic activities. Exercises include variations for beginning, intermediate and advanced levels.
Rotational and unilateral exercises generally require more core control and awareness than many Pilates exercises so make sure your clients are up for a challenge and paying attention. This is especially true in group classes so be careful how you set up and cue each exercise.

To register: chelseamovements@yahoo.com 231 W. 18th St.

To register: chelseamovements@yahoo.com
231 W. 18th St.