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January 24 - 25, 2015 new dates!KClippinger

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

Unwinding Scoliosis with Pilates - Saturday 1/24
Walking Biomechanics and Pilates - Sunday, 1/25

Unwinding Scoliosis with Pilates

Saturday, January 24: 1pm - 8pm
Research suggests that addressing the rotational component of scoliosis is vital for improving scoliosis. After discussing the basic anatomical and biomechanical changes of the spine associated with scoliosis, this session will focus on utilizing counter rotation and lateral flexion combined with distraction of the spine to attempt to lessen the asymmetries and discomfort often associated with scoliosis. These principles will be applied progressively from standing posture to strengthening exercises to functional movement. Participants will participate in novel exercises utilizing elastic bands and Pilates apparatus, as well as learn cueing for classical exercises that can be utilized to maximize benefits for your clients. These exercises and cues can also provide valuable strength, kinesthetic awareness, and postural benefits for your many clients who have spinal and pelvic asymmetries that are not considered due to scoliosis. PMA CECS: 6

Walking Biomechanics and Pilates

Sunday, January 25: 10am - 5pm
Observing your clients walk can provide valuable insights into strength, flexibility and postural imbalances. This workshop will present key principles of gait and gait terminology , as well as help you develop the observation and analytic skills that will allow you to understand gait and its practical implications for Pilates program design.  Participants will learn classic and novel Pilates exercises designed to promote functional gait, improve common walking problems, and help prevent injuries. PMA CECS: 6


Each Workshop: $240
Both Workshops: $425

About Karen Clippinger, MSPE

Karen Clippinger’s life long work has focused on the application of scientific principles to enhance alignment and movement performance while reducing injury risk. She has a masters degree in exercise science and is currently a professor at California State University, Long Beach, where she teaches dance science and Pilates-based courses. Prior to her university employment, Ms. Clippinger worked as a clinical kinesiologist for 23 years, including at Loma Linda University Medical Center and several sports medicine clinics in Seattle. She also served as a consultant for the Pacific Northwest Ballet, U.S. Race Walking Team, U.S. Weightlifting Federation and California Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. She was a founding co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Dance Medicine and Science from 1996 – 2004; authored the textbook “Dance Anatomy and Kinesiology,” which received excellent reviews; and co-authored “Pilates Anatomy” with Rael Isacowitz that was released in April 2011.

To Register

Open to Pilates equipment teachers. Space is limited, so sign up early! Prepayment and pre-registration required. Call 650-967-6414 to sign up!

Cancellation Policy

Please allow a minimum of 1 week notice if you must cancel your registration, otherwise you will be responsible for the full cost. We will refund your payment only if we can fill the slot. These are tuition-based workshops with no make-up sessions offered.

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