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Movement Integrity with Tom McCook 2018

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Pilates & Franklin Method
Advanced Workshop Series for Pilates Teachers

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Pelvis, Legs & Feet

May 19, 2018

The Thoracic Spine, Shoulder Girdle & Neck

September 15, 2018

Understand, embody and improve your ability to assist positive change in yourself and others! These advanced workshops for Pilates instructors are an opportunity to upgrade your own movement practice and well-being and your effectiveness as a teacher of movement and health.

You will learn to embody and teach the bone rhythms and muscle activation of the body in combination with Pilates Repertoire and corrective exercises. This way of teaching movement will expand your understanding and ability to improve function and give you amazing tools to assist your clients in life long wellness. PMA CECs provided!

Each session will include:

  • An interactive Franklin Method lesson on the bone rhythms and muscle/facial systems with direct application to relevant exercises in the Pilates environment
  • Effective tools for tension release, improved posture, movement efficiency, and conditioning
  • Movements and assessments in 3 planes of motion to improve posture, the gait cycle in relationship to the feet and being in gravity
  • Muscle activation exercises
  • Hands-on skills and effective cuing
  • Practice time and feedback
  • Mobility and corrective exercises
  • Resistance Stretching
  • Breathing and concentration exercises
  • How to integrate imagery into your teaching and movement practice
  • Skillful progressions on the Mat, Reformer, Wall Unit, CoreAlign, Bodhi and Chair

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Youthful Spine/ Effortless Posture - Franklin Method & Pilates

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Saturday, December 1
10:30am - 5pm

Learn to have a youthful spine and effortless posture for life! In this workshop, you will experience the design and function of the spine and how to care for it on a daily basis. This will deepen your understanding for better results in your exercise routines and daily awareness. You’ll learn self massage techniques to release tension, relax and align the spine prior to more demanding conditioning exercises.
 
You’ll learn what good posture actually means, and discover your central axis and your center of gravity. We’ll combine the Franklin Method and classic and contemporary Pilates exercises on the Mat with corrective exercises targeting key areas for postural balance and improved function for life. Join us for a powerful movement and learning experience!

• Develop a practical understanding of the mechanics of the spine and posture.
• Learn the key movements of the spine to keep it healthy for life.
• Learn the main weight-bearing locations in the body for balanced posture, tension release and movement efficiency.
• Practice theraband series for conditioning and postural balance.
• Move and assess in 3 planes of motion to improve posture, the gait cycle and its relationship to the feet and being in gravity.
• Learn progressions of Pilates exercises with a clearer understanding of the origin of each movement for effective cuing, skillful assessment and positive results.
• Learn how to improve pro-prioception and the ability to self-correct to improve posture, movement quality and results.

 

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Meditation with Juliet Tablak

Mondays, 5 - 5:30pm

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Free - Everyone welcome!

Join us and be still! The class is open to everyone to cultivate a personal meditation practice and to sit with others in community. Juliet creates a space for each person to be with their own meditation practice, offering some gentle guidance to lead the sit.

Join us in helping to create a more peaceful world for all!  In 1959, the founder of Transcendental Meditation Maharishi Mahesh said that he believed the world could be transformed if just 1% of the world’s population practiced meditation. In 1975, the results of the first scientific research on meditation were announced and found that in twelve American cities where 1% of the population was practicing meditation, there was a statistically significant decrease in crime rates.

100% Donation - Everyone Welcome!

The charge for the class is donation-only and 100% will go to a charity called Dancin Power.  Dancin Power’s mission is to improve and enhance the quality of life of hospitalized children through movement-based creative expression, music and dance!

Pilates & Franklin Method 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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Pilates & Franklin Method 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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