We recognize there is a gap in our industry between “The Pilates Method” and how to embody or effectively deliver it to students. Like in all industries, that gap can sometimes be due to insufficient training but can also be due to the constraints, limits or inefficient use of Pilates equipment, personal injuries and restrictions such as teaching higher risk groups such as the elderly, pre and post natal, scoliosis and hyper mobile clients. In some cases the gap may be information that has been lost in translation or biased in the approach.
Our workshops are designed to highlight areas of debate and interest, provide access to Pilates education that is exploratory, research based and effective. Our aim is to educate Movement Teachers, Pilates Practitioners, Pilates Professionals and Movement Therapists in a safe, supportive environment that fosters collaboration and community.
Pilates Props & Equipment
Pilates Props & Equipment is a workshop for Pilates professionals and practitioners who currently work with Pilates Apparatus and want to know more as well as for individuals who are looking to purchase Pilates equipment but do not know where to start. This workshop will guide you through use of Pilates equipment efficiently with clients from all walks of life as well as explore the design and function of the Apparatus and props to maximize the proprioceptive experience and efficiency of your teaching or practice. We begin first with reviewing safety procedures, physical and organizational ergonomics in the studio, as well as set up and proper handling of equipment. Discover diagnostic techniques to determine the proficiency and strength of a client when designing an exercise program. The workshop incorporates authentic Pilates exercises with an experiential component. Learn versatile teaching techniques using the Classical Reformer, Classical Chair as well as Balance Body Exo Chair, Cadillac and Ladder Barrel. This is a rare opportunity to explore the different kinds of Pilates Apparatus out there as well as to compare and contrast various Pilates designs! Trainees, Practitioners and Teachers from any background welcome!