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workshopContinue your learning! Workshops offered at Center of Balance are engaging and practical. You’ll gain a better understanding of function and apply it to exercise and movement, so you can become more skillful in any activity you perform. Our goal is to help you become fit, as well as take care of your body and wellbeing for a lifetime. Expert instructors offer their passion and knowledge to encourage you to explore healthy movement with new awareness. Our workshops are safe and beneficial for all levels of experience. For instructors, our workshops are a great way to develop new teaching skills and take tools with you to share with your clients. Plus we offer CECs to help you keep current with your certifications.

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tom chair

November 15, 2014

1pm - 4:30pm

Hosted by Menlo Pilates
In this 3.5 hour workshop, Tom will take you through a complete, full body, balanced set of the Pilates Chair repertoire. You’ll learn proper set up, movement and skillful hands-on cuing for each exercise. You’ll also learn ways to help your clients organize their bodies and minds for proper form, efficiency and a rewarding movement experience.

Complimenting the Chair repertoire, Tom will blend in the Franklin Method with experiential lessons on both the pelvis and the shoulder girdle to improve function, awareness and movement potential. These short focused lessons will help release tension, improve biomechanics and serve as a backdrop for cuing on the Chair. This is a valuable continuing education workshop to help bring a fresh approach to your clients conditioning programs and an exciting addition to your class offerings. ACE & PMA CECs available!

Location & Registration info

Cost: $175 with handout

Menlo Pilates & Yoga
1011 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA  94025
Phone: 408-480-8977
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November 1 - 2, 2014KClippinger

We're excited to welcome back movement specialist Karen Clippinger to Center of Balance for these two excellent workshops!

Unwinding Scoliosis with Pilates - Saturday 11/1
Walking Biomechanics and Pilates - Sunday, 11/2

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corealign

Fridays, 9:30am - 10:30am


mind-body  •  cardio  •  strength  •  totally unique!
Step into functional fitness at its best! In this fast-paced, focused, and challenging small group workout, you’ll practice full body exercises focused on conditioning, core stability, balance and alignment. The CoreAlign system is a uniquely innovative mind-body system with many benefits:      
    • Core-controlled aerobic training
    • Improved sports performance
    • Effective stretching                                    
    • Dramatic muscle toning
    • Postural training
    • Improved Mind-Body connection
 
Note: Please wear socks or clean, flexible-soled indoor shoes.

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yogaWednesdays, 6 - 7:15pm

Experience the many benefits of yoga! This well-rounded class is designed to balance, strengthen and energize your body and mind. Focusing on proper alignment and form, you’ll practice traditional yoga poses, breathing exercises, balance work and meditation. This class is an excellent place to begin your yoga practice, as well as deepen your learning.

All mat classes are drop-in. No appointment necessary!

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Franklin logo newNote New Dates!

Module 1: May 30 - June 3, 2015 (Saturday - Wednesday)
Module 2: September 18 - 20, 2015 (Friday - Sunday)
Module 3: November 20 - 23, 2015 (Friday - Monday)
Module 4: January 22 - 24, 2016 (Friday - Monday)
Module 5: June 1 - 5, 2016 (Wednesday - Sunday)

Take your movement potential, teaching, and health to the next level! Experience the Franklin Method approaches of Imagery - the key body/mind skill - Experiential Anatomy and Reconditioning Movement. In Level 1, you will learn about the basics of Imagery in all its applications. Especially the bone-rhythms of the body and how the bones naturally move inside your body to produce efficient and effortless movement. Plus, we cover fundamentals such as biomechanics, posture and breathing. At the end of the course you receive a certificate and the skills to teach Franklin Method workshops.

What you will learn:
• Dynamic Imagery for rapid improvement in movement and alignment.
• The Franklin Method® Bone Rhythms for whole body coordination and e?ciency, imaging the movement of the bones in real time for optimal design activation.
• How to feel great in your body in minutes and how to teach that skill to others.
• The mastery of the best cuing skills for successful and enjoyable teaching.
• Practical insights into the embodiment of function; from biomechanical synchronization to movement excellence.
• How to train to go from average to outstanding.
• How to teach cutting edge functional anatomy in an embodied manner.
• E?ective and fun exercise series using Franklin Ball’s and bands.

 

What you will receive after graduating:
• 5 Franklin Method workshops like Pelvic Power, Imagery for a Healthy Spine, Relax your Neck and Liberate your Shoulders...
• 35 mini workshops on the above topics that help you integrate the Franklin Method into your fitness, yoga, dance class or the rehab setting.
• Parts of the course will be available online for easier learning and recall.

 

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