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Center of Balance is excited to be one of the first studios to enhance our movement program with the CoreAlign System.

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Learn Pilates and movement under our expert guidance, and address your personal needs and goals. Try our Welcome Package!

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Center of Balance has been a leading teacher training center since 2001, with Pilates mat & equipment and CoreAlign courses taught by Tom McCook.

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Sunday, March 15

10:30am - 12:30pm

Intro to CoreAlign WorkshopStep into functional fitness at its best! Experience the CoreAlign system in a small group setting, where you’ll focus on conditioning, core stability and alignment during a full body workout. CoreAlign exercises resemble movements in life, like walking and running, which give instant feedback and get you to turn your body on. You’ll address common imbalances in areas of the body — lower back, hips, legs, spine – which can result from our modern lifestyle of too much sitting.

Intro to CoreAlign is a great way to supplement your training, as well as enhance your other movement practices. This workshop is a great prep for students interested in joining an ongoing CoreAlign group.

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If you are a certified Pilates instructor who is dedicated to quality teaching and service, we'd like to hear from you! We are looking for a skilled instructor who wants to be part of our supportive community and energetic & experienced teaching team, who is committed to personal and professional development and who would like to grow with us. We have a strong need for afternoon / evening and Saturday morning coverage.

Candidates must be certified in Pilates equipment and mat, preferably with a minimum of 2 years teaching experience. Experience with CoreAlign and/or Yoga a plus. To cultivate a positive connection with our studio, clients and staff, we are looking for a minimum commitment of 16 - 20 sessions per week. We offer very competitive pay rates, 401K Plan, free classes and discounted continuing education opportunities, plus staff workouts and mentoring by Tom McCook - all in a rich learning and fun environment! If you're interested in joining our teaching staff, please email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and share your experience and qualifications, as well as why you'd like to be part of our team, and your teaching availability. Center of Balance is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Wednesdays, 6pm - 7:15pm

Class Meets: 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1

Experience Elvis, specially designed to help improve function and conditioning by strengthening and stretching in a spherical, three-dimensional motion. The rhythmic exercises and integrated breathing techniques work your body from the inside out, giving you a total tune-up! It’s part of the innovative ArtForm and BodyCode exercise system designed by Pino Carbone of Italy.

Some of the benefits of Elvis include:

    • Full-body spherical workout emanating from the core
    • Mobilization and lubrication of the spine and joints
    • Enhanced functional strength and flexibility
    • Healthier movement patterns
    • Improved balance and posture

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2015 Workshop Series (March, April, May)

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Experience the profound benefits of imagery and experiential anatomy! Discover why the Franklin Method is cutting-edge in movement education. Join Level 3 Franklin Method Educator Tom McCook for this series of workshops to help you get the most out of your movement practice and enhance your teaching techniques. Learn to heal imbalances, improve posture, strength and flexibility by understanding optimal function.

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May 15 - 17, 2015

Friday, 1:30pm - 8:30pm
Saturday, 11:30am - 7pm
Sunday, 10am - 5:30pm

Phillip Beach is a visionary Osteopath and Acupuncturist from New Zealand and has a 30 year interest in whole body movement patterns. He has developed a new model of understanding movement through evolutionary and embryonic design. During this 3-day workshop, you will learn how muscles work in large “fields”, how the fields interact to create our core movement patterns, and how to then assess and correct what he calls “Archetypal Postures and the Erectorcises.”

Phillip’s pioneering book, “Muscles and Meridians,” breaks new conceptual ground and his workshop and material will fundamentally change your understanding of human movement!

This workshop is designed for anyone who deals with the ease and dis-ease of human movement. Great for Pilates and movement professionals, students, Personal Trainers, Bodyworkers, Physical Therapists, Osteopaths and Chiropractors.

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lifecoaching

Day: Thursdays
Time: 6:15pm - 8:15pm

2015 Dates: 9/24, 10/1, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 12/10, 12/17

Using movement and meditation as a foundation to get focused and present, we'll look at what it means to be balanced in our individual lives. We'll look at the specific areas of work, play, inspiration and body care and the importance of establishing a personal plan in these areas every week. We will take time each week to identify ways to create freedom and to experience momentum in our lives. We'll learn how to ask for what we want and need in order to move through life with more balance, freedom, clarity and grace. The format includes movement, meditation and coaching. Movement practices will incorporate Franklin Method, Pilates, Yoga, Resistance Stretching. Requires a 3 month commitment.

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Take the 30 Class Challenge!
Complete 30 mat classes in 10 weeks ­or less, get 25% off your next regular class pass!

30 Classes in 10 Weeks

Take the challenge! Give yourself the opportunity to look, feel and move better with our 30 mat class challenge! We strongly believe - and results show - that practicing functional exercise at least 3 times per week over an extended period will significantly improve your body awareness and performance. Our quality mat classes focus on proper alignment and form, with exercise sequences that strengthen, improve flexibility, release tension, and develop better posture and a functionally fit body.

 

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That's why I love working at your studio - there is so much to learn - and I can apply it to “real life”.
- Fran

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(650) 967-6414

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1220 Pear Avenue Suite i
Mountain View, CA 94043

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