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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Pilates Educator Workshops with Madeline Black

January 30 - 31, 2016 MadelineBlack Headshot

We're excited to welcome our friend and colleague to Center of Balance for these three excellent workshops!

Ribs Inspired - Saturday 1/30
Upper Thorax: Vertebromanubrium Region - Sunday 1/31
Pilates Moves and the Posterior Hip - Sunday, 1/31

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Intro to CoreAlign: Workshop with COB Staff

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group corealign fishbowl 6 webStep 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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Pilates Chair Workshop with Tom McCook

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Join Tom for a complete, full body, balanced set of the Pilates Chair Repertoire combined with Franklin Method techniques! In this 1 hour workshop, Tom McCook will take you through a complete, full body, balanced set of the Pilates Chair repertoire. You’ll learn proper chair set up, movement and skillful hands-on cuing for each exercise. You will also learn ways to help your clients better organize their bodies and minds, applying proper form for efficiency and an overall positive movement experience. Complimenting the Pilates Chair work, Tom will blend in a Franklin Method lesson on the hip joint to improve function, posture and movement potential. This is a valuable continuing education workshop that can help you bring a fresh approach to designing exciting new mind-body conditioning programs for your clients!

Cost: $39

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Shoulder & Spine Workshop with Tom McCook

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fusion-pilates-edu-logo1In this workshop with Tom McCook you will gain experiential knowledge and practical understanding of the relationship between the spine and the shoulder girdle in movement to support healthy movement and life-long well being. Tom will blend a Franklin Method lesson on the Spine and Shoulder Girdle with related Pilates equipment repertoire for optimal learning and skill development. This workshop will help you to understand movement and effective cuing in a whole new way! You’ll expand your understanding through touch, movement and lecture, the bone and muscle relationships of the shoulder girdle and spine. Specifically, where movement actually happens in the spine and how to use touch, imagery and movement to improve function. This is essential for tension release, postural improvements, strength, flexibility and greater efficiency of movement. We will combine the lessons with related Franklin Method ball exercises, corrective mat exercises and Pilates repertoire on the Tower, Reformer and Chair for health and performance. These is essential learning for both students and teachers lifelong wellness. CECs available!

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Embodying a Balanced Life: 3 month course with Tom McCook


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

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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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