Join Geri Taylor and her quirky, innovative way of looking at Pilates for this practical, educational and entertaining workshop.
Pilates and Fascia - Fit Together
- explore the nature of fascia and how to keep your fascia fit
- discover the ways Pilates and fascia intersect
- learn to assess the body using fascial lines, and fascial release techniques
- leave feeling strong, stretched, springy and revived, with information and repertoire you can apply immediately
Presenter - Geri Taylor has been teaching fitness since the 1980’s - the era of Jazzercise, Jane Fonda and leg warmers. Twenty years later, when she discovered Pilates, she thought this is the best exercise ever, I have to teach this. Since then Geri has been on a journey of discovery, getting her Advanced Diploma of Pilates, attending workshops and master classes with Pilates most respected instructors, and teaching mat and studio classes, and workshops in Australia, Europe and America. Geri is certified with the PMA, PAA, and Fletcher Pilates. She loves how using the principles of Pilates, combined with current science, makes it possible to give people a safe, fun, effective, educational full body workout.
Geri teaches more than just exercise. She gives people the awareness of how their body works and how to get the best from their bodies. Four years ago she discovered Bowen Therapy, a gentle hands on form of body work that uses rolling motions over specific parts of the body, especially the fascia, to stimulate the natural healing ability of the body. Geri has since completed the Cert IV and Diploma of Bowen Therapy and use Bowen fascial release techniques, and fascial fitness along with Pilates to help every body move well, relaxed, without pain, and with strength, flexibility and awareness. Her current workshop “Pilates and Fascia - Fit Together” is a culmination of years of study and practice, and she is excited to present this practical, entertaining and fascinating workshop.
Time: 1pm - 5pm
Venue: Pilatestry Studio, Level 1, 341 - 343 Penshurst Street, North Willoughby NSW 2068
Early Bird Ends 20/04/2019
Member $131.25 Non-Member: $166.25
Member $140.00 Non-Member: $175.00
This workshop will be about doing and seeing, and of course cueing! It will be experiential, practical and all about the shoulder - the action of the humeral head in the socket, the torso around the arm. There will be a brief review of anatomy and discussion regarding the importance of “good” cueing! Together we will explore a variety of Standard Pilates arm/shoulder exercises- in various positions, on various equipment. We will problematise what we are looking for, how we can think about it and most importantly, how we can best cue it! Catherine will share her ideas on ways of seeing/sensing the “problem” and of creating/finding appropriate cues. This workshop is suitable for any instructor who is lost for cues or tired of hearing their same old ones!
Providing effective verbal cues for specific muscle recruitment is an important part of rehabilitation and movement re-education. Verbal cues modify muscle timing, activation amplitude and patterns and result in reduce stress through the region. Catherine Magill has a repertoire of verbal cues for muscle recruitment. Her communication succinctly describes the exercise according to the participant’s skill level and muscle activation strategy. The precision of her cues coupled with images develops alignment and optimises movement technique. Catherine's creativity and imagination refines the connection between the mind and body. Catherine is a master at verbal cueing utilizing visual, kinaesthetic, anatomical and pictorial imagery in her descriptive explanations.
Carol Fitzsimons- Manipulative Physiotherapist
Catherine Magill is an APMA Level 4 Practitioner and holds a BA in Dance. She began her Pilates training in 1992 with the late Megan Williams, and for 18 years was the Director of Integrated Movement Studio in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. Since moving to Melbourne in 2012 Catherine has continued teaching in a variety of studio and rehab settings. Her teaching experience spans some thirty years and includes APMA workshops and conferences, studio ballet and university contemporary dance. Catherine’s teaching is informed by her studies in Laban movement analysis, biomechanics/anatomy, classical ballet, Graham technique, yoga, Body Mind Centring and various Release-based dance methods. Catherine explores and develops her understanding of the body/mind in motion through her ongoing practices of Pilates, Gyrotonic, dance and Contact Improvisation.
Time: 1.00pm - 5.00pm
Where: Evolved Pilates, Level 1, 324 Darebin Road, Fairfield VIC 3078
Early Bird Ends 11/05/2019
Member $150.00 Non-Member: $190.00
Member $160.00 Non-Member: $200.00
This presentation places a strong emphasis on postural awareness, neuromuscular re-education for trunk control, spinal extension, lower extremity strength, and balance as applied to falls and fracture prevention of the hip and vertebral bodies. Through the pilates principles, followed by appropriate selection and sequencing of exercises for success with extremity strengthening, core control, postural changes, reduction of kyphosis, and improved balance. This presentation will cover a myriad of topics from fracture risk assessment, to current evidence based treatment of frail older persons and those with osteoporosis, precautions and contraindications will be explained with supporting evidence.
Presenter Celeste Bruce is the owner of Soul Pilates (formerly Pilates Based Physicalmind Studio South Melbourne) established in South Melbourne in 2001. With over 20 years industry experience, Celeste previously studied dance in Australia and the United States, and has travelled widely teaching body conditioning and anatomy and physiology for dancers, as well as delivering community lectures on osteoarthritis, scoliosis, osteoporosis and disease prevention from a Pilates perspective. As a qualified Pilates instructor, she is certified with the Australian Pilates Method Association (APMA) and Polestar Pilates, and was on the board of the APMA. Celeste’s continuing ambition is to educate and encourage all people to exercise more wisely, for the benefit of the mind, the body and the spirit.
Time: 2.00pm- 5.00pm
Venue: Soul Pilates, Suite 6, 24 Eastern Road South Melbourne VIC 3205
Early Bird Ends 21/09/2019
Member $112.50 Non-Member: $142.50
Member $120.00 Non-Member: $150.00
Embodying your Feminine essence in teaching Pilates - earthing your energy and power.
You know you have more of your magic essence and real self to give as a teacher and yet you know you don't want it to deplete you either. Join Melissa for this two hour workshop to reconnect and awaken the energy centres of the body, begin to embody your essence and flow with the divine feminine thought movement, meditation and soul activation. This is for the Instructor that is curious about ALL parts of you that you bring to your teaching, and you are ready to explore energy, presence, self exploration and heart opening practices. All of these openings and explorations create space within you to be more present and connected to your self firstly, and then you can bring this to your teaching. It is self-care, nourishment for your soul and a dive into hidden or undiscovered parts of you that restrict your capacity to fully be the real you in your teaching.
Melissa Turnock is a Pilates and Yoga instructor, a trauma release exercises (TRE) provider, an Energy and Soul Medicine practitioner and a breast cancer thriver, living her life fully on the northern beaches of Sydney. She has been teaching Pilates since 2003 (since before you had to wear socks!) and incorporates all aspects of her professional and life skill set in working with clients on body, mind and spirituality. Her current focus is the embodiment of emotion through the body and energy field and she works with women who are ready to face, release and heal all aspects of themselves so they can really embody their soul gifts and contribution.
Time: 2pm - 4pm (2 APMA CEC's)
Venue: Village Pilates, Suite 7, 15 - 17 Stanley Street, St Ives NSW 2075
Early Bird Ends 05/10/2019
Member $87.50 Non-Member: $115.00
Member $95.00 Non-Member: $120.00
This workshop will offer the practitioner a pathway to enhance their spinal/pelvic rehabilitation skills. It will describe the common neuro-myofascial-skeletal dysfunctions observed in people with spinal and related pain disorders and how to correct these via the re-establishment and re-integration of ‘key’ phrases of physiological movements – the Fundamental Patterns (FPs) which are usually deficient in people with spinal pain.
The Pelvic FPs modulate the shape and volumes of the pelvis allowing it to both move freely in space yet provide a stable, adaptable base of support for the spine and hips. They enable the spine to gain its neutral lordosis and ‘lift’, initiate weight shift through the pelvis and multidimensional movements from the base of the spine. They impart both elasticity and stability to the pelvic ring and contribute to effective function in the postural, continence and breathing mechanisms. Importantly, they also protect the spine while stretching.
Control of the Pelvic FPs is predictably deficient in spino-pelvic pain populations. Re-establishing control of these helps restore the client’s spino-pelvic function, eases pain, promotes freedom of movement, and a return to more optimal, integrated systems function. They involve mindful movement explorations which are ‘deep’ myofascial system dependent and promote an enhanced perception of our internal landscape (interoception) for improved motor skills.
This workshop will highlight how simple clinical observation and basic functional movement tests can reveal the common compensatory motor patterns in patients with spino-pelvic pain disorders. It will demonstrate the various roles of each of the Pelvic FPs in aspects of healthy spino-pelvic control and allow participants to actively experience each of the 4 Pelvic FPs - and how to begin to integrate these into movement & stretches.
Restoring the Pelvic FPs offers a more tailored approach to exercise therapy for spino-pelvic pain disorders.
Presenter Josephine Key is a neuro-musculo-skeletal physiotherapist, educator and author. Her major interest has been in developing an improved understanding and more effective rehabilitation of spinal pain syndromes. She has developed a clinical model of musculoskeletal function/dysfunction - the “Key Approach” www.keyapproach.com.au
She established the “Key Moves®” Programme of Therapeutic Exercise and Movement Classes in 2001. This programme rests upon the tenets of the “Key Approach” and is constantly evolving as new clinical and research evidence comes to light https://edgecliffphysio.com.au/exercise-classes/
Josephine has had a number of papers published in the international peer reviewed Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies. The most recent: “The Core: Understanding it and retraining its dysfunction” was one of the five most downloaded papers from that journal in 2014. See: www.keyapproach.com.au/publications.
She is the author of the text book “Back Pain: A movement problem. A clinical approach incorporating relevant research and practice” published by Elsevier, Edinburgh, in 2010.
Her latest book “Freedom to move: Movement therapy for spinal pain and injuries” was published by Handspring in September 2018
Time: 1.00pm - 5.00pm
Venue: Pilatestry Studio, 1/341-343 Penshurst Street (Corner Victoria Ave)
Willoughby NSW 2086
Early Bird Ends 16/11/2019
Member $150.00 Non-Member: $190.00
Member $160.00 Non-Member: $200.00