• VIC - The Wonderful Wunda Chair - Sunday 25 February 2018

    Description, Requirements

    SECOND WORKSHOP DATE RELEASED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND - HURRY BOOK NOW!

    Come for a journey around Joseph's brilliant creation, the Wunda Chair. Loved by Pilates teachers around the world, the wunda chair is an essential part of any Pilates studio. The simplicity and versatility of the chair is the epitome of Joseph's genius inventiveness and continues to provide teachers with a seemingly endless supply of repertoire today. Effective for rehabilitation or general conditioning, mobility or stability, or challenging full body integration, the Wunda Chair has something to offer all of our clients. It can help people improve their movement capacity in a surprising variety of ways. This workshop will be both a workout and a detailed exploration through the bountiful possibilities of repertoire using the wonderful Wunda Chair. Come play!

    Presenter Liz Hewett has been working in the health and fitness industries for nearly 19 years, and teaching Pilates for 16 years. She is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, graduating from RMIT in 1999 with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement) with distinction, and, from VUT in 2000 with a Graduate Diploma in Exercise Rehabilitation. Her main passion growing up was dance, and she did a year of full time dance training at The Victorian College of the Arts after finishing high school. After spending most of that year either in physio, or, studying anatomy instead of practising her pirouettes, she decided that her love of dance was better served as a practitioner rather than a performer. Having no idea what sort of job that was, she went to university to find out. She started doing Pilates during university to help a chronic lumbar disc injury, and thought it would be easier to get a job as a Pilates teacher than the brand new exercise physiology industry.

    Liz went straight from university to studying the APMA Level 1 course with Paul Cini at PhysicalMind Pilates in 2001. Over the course of her Pilates career she has worked at Inbalance Pilates, The Intelligent Body, Bella Life, and, between 2008-2016 was at The Australian Ballet School as the Exercise Physiologist and Strength and Conditioning Coordinator. Liz re-entered the world of small business in 2016 to join Absolute Health & Performance, a new sports medicine centre in Melbourne CBD. After finding her feet in private practice, she is now working for herself as an Exercise Physiologist, Strength & Conditioning coach and Pilates practitioner, as well as teaching at Das Studio Pilates in Fitzroy.

    Liz served on the APMA’s Executive Council for nearly 7 years, as Secretary for Council, and Chair for the Education Committee, and President of the APMA from 2008-2010. She was also a member of the Course Accreditation Committee, whose major project was writing all the materials for the Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Pilates Movement Therapy. Liz has been an invited reviewer of Professional Development Applications for Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) and Fitness Australia. More recently, Liz was invited to join the new APMA Advisory Committee.

    Liz’s philosophy as a Pilates teacher is to integrate principles and training techniques from exercise and rehabilitation science with the Pilates Method. Liz’s exercise science knowledge took a boost when she went back to university and completed a Masters in Exercise Science (Strength & Conditioning) in 2015. Her specialty areas are dance, distance running, skiing and chronic musculoskeletal conditions or injury. Being a blend of all of these, Liz tries to live the active lifestyle that we all love and promote, by going back to ballet as an adult, running her first full marathon this year, skiing as often as the budget allows, and doing Pilates & strength training enough to keep her chronic dodgy bits healthy!

    Venue: Empathy Pilates, 741 - 743 High Street, Armadale   VIC  3143

    Time: 9am - 12pm

    Participant to bring: Towel & Pilates Mat

    Early Bird Ends 11/02/2018
    Member $157.50
    Non-Member: $187.50
    Normal Price
    Member $165.00
    Non-Member: $195.00
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  • QLD - Introduction to Alexander Technique for Pilates Instructors - Fri 2 Mar 2018

    Description, Requirements

    We will explore how the nervous system and the automatic reflexes that allow us to stand up against gravity are balanced across our entire system. Alexander Technique is a powerful set of ideas and principles that help you see the ‘whole’ person as they move.  Many exercise and intervention modalities focus on the bones and muscular systems, Alexander Technique includes the central role of the nervous system & how we activate this with conscious constructive thinking.  Alexander Technique is an amazingly simple method to address movement habits (which by their nature are invisible to us) and rediscover your natural poise and grace.

    This workshop will focus on our own individual co-ordination, each person being unique and their movement being a manifestation of their unique-ness.  It will be very interesting to discover the common ground and places of divergence between Alexander Technique and Pilates practice.  The workshop will be practical and participatory.

    The workshop will cover:

    • Introduction to Alexander Technique (including primary control, directions of movement, inhibition, and faulty sensory appreciation)
    • What actually supports our posture against gravity?
    • What does ‘good’ co-ordination mean?
    • Co-operating with human design when moving
    • Over effort and ‘feelings’ often lead us out of well co-ordination movement 

    Presenter: Greg Holdaway has over 30 wonderful years of clinical practice as an Alexander Technique teacher, teaching professional musicians, many people in pain and those recovering from injury etc. Greg has many stories of working with people where they thought there was no hope for improvement!  Consistently they rediscover hope and find new approaches to healthy movement and thinking habits using Alexander Technique principles.

    Recently Greg went back to university to complete a Masters in Sports Science, undertaking research into anti-gravity reflexes.  Greg has a special ability to make complex technical and theoretical ideas into practical and applied ideas – ideas that can be used to help you and your students!   The bonus of Greg’s study and skill is that you gain the benefits of his postgraduate study without the need to do all the reading and assessment yourself!

    Greg is currently the Director of Sydney Alexander Technique, the only AUSTAT accredited teacher training program in NSW.  Greg is also a Director of Body Chance, Japan, the largest Alexander Technique teacher training school in the world; where he is a regular teacher.

    Venue: Body Organics, 6 Ambleside Street, West End

    Time: 2pm - 6pm

    Early Bird Ends 16/02/2018
    Member $150.00
    Non-Member: $190.00
    Normal Price
    Member $160.00
    Non-Member: $200.00
    + Full Event Details/Register
  • VIC - Introduction to Alexander Technique for Pilates Instructors - Fri 16 Mar 2018

    Description, Requirements

    We will explore how the nervous system and the automatic reflexes that allow us to stand up against gravity are balanced across our entire system. Alexander Technique is a powerful set of ideas and principles that help you see the ‘whole’ person as they move.  Many exercise and intervention modalities focus on the bones and muscular systems, Alexander Technique includes the central role of the nervous system & how we activate this with conscious constructive thinking.  Alexander Technique is an amazingly simple method to address movement habits (which by their nature are invisible to us) and rediscover your natural poise and grace.

    This workshop will focus on our own individual co-ordination, each person being unique and their movement being a manifestation of their unique-ness.  It will be very interesting to discover the common ground and places of divergence between Alexander Technique and Pilates practice.  The workshop will be practical and participatory.

    The workshop will cover:

    • Introduction to Alexander Technique (including primary control, directions of movement, inhibition, and faulty sensory appreciation)
    • What actually supports our posture against gravity?
    • What does ‘good’ co-ordination mean?
    • Co-operating with human design when moving
    • Over effort and ‘feelings’ often lead us out of well co-ordination movement 

    Presenter: Greg Holdaway has over 30 wonderful years of clinical practice as an Alexander Technique teacher, teaching professional musicians, many people in pain and those recovering from injury etc. Greg has many stories of working with people where they thought there was no hope for improvement!  Consistently they rediscover hope and find new approaches to healthy movement and thinking habits using Alexander Technique principles.

    Recently Greg went back to university to complete a Masters in Sports Science, undertaking research into anti-gravity reflexes.  Greg has a special ability to make complex technical and theoretical ideas into practical and applied ideas – ideas that can be used to help you and your students!   The bonus of Greg’s study and skill is that you gain the benefits of his postgraduate study without the need to do all the reading and assessment yourself!

    Greg is currently the Director of Sydney Alexander Technique, the only AUSTAT accredited teacher training program in NSW.  Greg is also a Director of Body Chance, Japan, the largest Alexander Technique teacher training school in the world; where he is a regular teacher.

    Venue: Evolved Pilates, Lvl 1, 324 Darebin Road, Fairfield

    Time: 2pm - 6pm

    Early Bird Ends 02/03/2018
    Member $150.00
    Non-Member: $190.00
    Normal Price
    Member $160.00
    Non-Member: $200.00
    + Full Event Details/Register
  • SA - Working with Cervical Spine in the Pilates Environment - Sat 28 April 2018

    Description, Requirements

    A three hour workshop to review the specifics of Cervical anatomy; common cervical pathologies and detail the indications and contraindications to the Pilates Method. 

    Presenter Jenni Guest has combined her formative years as a Classical Ballet Student/Amatuer performer with her academic years of pre and post graduate Physiotherapy study resulting in a passionate focus on Dance Injury / Education and Prevention. As a long standing member of The International Association of Dance Medicine and Science, Jenni remains up to date with the current research in Dance Medicine, treatment and preventative methodology. She holds strong beliefs in working with the junior dancers through their developmental years to achieve maximum potential, as well as following through with the tertiary students and professional performers in maintenance programs, specific rehabilitation and injury prevention protocols.

    As a Senior Pilates Practitioner, Jenni continues her own Continuing Education with the recognized Pilates Education Bodies as well as actively focusing on current research in the practice of core stabilization. She understands the necessity of the use of Real Time Ultrasound and Dynamic Stabilization in achieving functional core control.

    Jenni is a Senior Educator and Examiner for Polestar Pilates Education, delivering Certificate IV in Pilates Practice and Diploma in Professional Pilates Practice as well as presenting Continuing Education modules in all of her specialty. Jenni is the President of the Pilates Alliance of Australasia. 

    Time: 1.00pm - 4.00pm (3 APMA CEC's)

    Venue: Smart Health Training & Services, 12 - 22 Richmond Roaad, Keswick  SA  5035

    Early Bird Ends 14/04/2018
    Member $112.50
    Non-Member: $142.50
    Normal Price
    Member $120.00
    Non-Member: $150.00
    + Full Event Details/Register
  • SA - The Myofascial Slings and use in the Pilates Method - Sat 25 Aug 2018

    Description, Requirements

    A three hour workshop to discuss key myofascial slings of the human body. Attendees will look at how these slings integrate our movements and identify Pilates exercise specifically for the slings. 

    Presenter Jenni Guest has combined her formative years as a Classical Ballet Student/Amatuer performer with her academic years of pre and post graduate Physiotherapy study resulting in a passionate focus on Dance Injury / Education and Prevention. As a long standing member of The International Association of Dance Medicine and Science, Jenni remains up to date with the current research in Dance Medicine, treatment and preventative methodology. She holds strong beliefs in working with the junior dancers through their developmental years to achieve maximum potential, as well as following through with the tertiary students and professional performers in maintenance programs, specific rehabilitation and injury prevention protocols.

    As a Senior Pilates Practitioner, Jenni continues her own Continuing Education with the recognized Pilates Education Bodies as well as actively focusing on current research in the practice of core stabilization. She understands the necessity of the use of Real Time Ultrasound and Dynamic Stabilization in achieving functional core control.

    Jenni is a Senior Educator and Examiner for Polestar Pilates Education, delivering Certificate IV in Pilates Practice and Diploma in Professional Pilates Practice as well as presenting Continuing Education modules in all of her specialty. Jenni is the President of the Pilates Alliance of Australasia. 

    Time: 1.00pm - 4.00pm (3 APMA CEC's)

    Venue: Smart Health Training & Services, 12 - 22 Richmond Roaad, Keswick  SA  5035

    Early Bird Ends 11/08/2018
    Member $112.50
    Non-Member: $142.50
    Normal Price
    Member $120.00
    Non-Member: $150.00
    + Full Event Details/Register
  • WA - Introduction to Alexander Technique for Pilates Instructors - Fri 28 Sept 2018

    Description, Requirements

    We will explore how the nervous system and the automatic reflexes that allow us to stand up against gravity are balanced across our entire system. Alexander Technique is a powerful set of ideas and principles that help you see the ‘whole’ person as they move.  Many exercise and intervention modalities focus on the bones and muscular systems, Alexander Technique includes the central role of the nervous system & how we activate this with conscious constructive thinking.  Alexander Technique is an amazingly simple method to address movement habits (which by their nature are invisible to us) and rediscover your natural poise and grace.

    This workshop will focus on our own individual co-ordination, each person being unique and their movement being a manifestation of their unique-ness.  It will be very interesting to discover the common ground and places of divergence between Alexander Technique and Pilates practice.  The workshop will be practical and participatory.

    The workshop will cover:

    • Introduction to Alexander Technique (including primary control, directions of movement, inhibition, and faulty sensory appreciation)
    • What actually supports our posture against gravity?
    • What does ‘good’ co-ordination mean?
    • Co-operating with human design when moving
    • Over effort and ‘feelings’ often lead us out of well co-ordination movement 

    Presenter: Greg Holdaway has over 30 wonderful years of clinical practice as an Alexander Technique teacher, teaching professional musicians, many people in pain and those recovering from injury etc. Greg has many stories of working with people where they thought there was no hope for improvement!  Consistently they rediscover hope and find new approaches to healthy movement and thinking habits using Alexander Technique principles.

    Recently Greg went back to university to complete a Masters in Sports Science, undertaking research into anti-gravity reflexes.  Greg has a special ability to make complex technical and theoretical ideas into practical and applied ideas – ideas that can be used to help you and your students!   The bonus of Greg’s study and skill is that you gain the benefits of his postgraduate study without the need to do all the reading and assessment yourself!

    Greg is currently the Director of Sydney Alexander Technique, the only AUSTAT accredited teacher training program in NSW.  Greg is also a Director of Body Chance, Japan, the largest Alexander Technique teacher training school in the world; where he is a regular teacher.

    Venue: Revolution Pilates, 419 Oxford St, Mt Hawthorn WA 6016

    Time: 2pm - 6pm

    Early Bird Ends 14/09/2018
    Member $150.00
    Non-Member: $190.00
    Normal Price
    Member $160.00
    Non-Member: $200.00
    + Full Event Details/Register