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.
- 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