VIC - Floating Worlds:BandTherapy Pilates with Zac Jones - Fri 15 June 2018
As an injury rehab approach BandTherapy involves using the whole body (with emphasis on fluid movement and fascia rather than individual joints) to create painless movement that flows to an injured area without hurting it.
When the injured area perceives that is possible to move and feel movement without pain it naturally begins to allow more movement, and THIS is the place to strengthen it from, not with repetitive linear action that makes it grip protectively, but with natural relaxed spirals that gradually increase in range and freedom, like concentric outward ripples.
Instead of using resistance as the starting point from which to push through, thus developing more resistance and blockage, BandTherapy uses it as a reference point from which to explore and integrate movement without ever pushing through tension.
In this way, the trauma or tension around an injured area is able to dissolve, thus allowing freedom of movement without pain.
The evolution of BandTherapy has been through Zac's 12 years continuous teaching experience as a Pilates instructor, studio owner, martial artist, choreographer and academic and involves the transformation of each well known Pilates apparatus into floatation stations, where even the most difficult of repertoire can be performed with instant ease and flow.
If you are ready to experience a new world in your own body and change the way you train and teach Pilates forever then this workshop is not to be missed!
Presenter Zac Jones is a Level 3 APMA instructor with 12 Years experience as a Pilates teacher and studio owner but his Pilates journey began as a student of the Australian Ballet School working with Andrew Baxter. Follow a professional dance career with Queensland Ballet and Expressions Dance Co he began training extensively in Martial Arts, gaining black belts and teaching in Aikido and Arnis. After sustaining injuries during martial art training he decided he needed to return to Pilates and studied the APMA Instructor Course under Paul Cini. On completing he was lucking enough to be mentored by Bruce Hildebrand and Wendy Smith on the fusion of Pilates with Somatics, a journey he has been on ever since. SInce 2012 he has undertaken Post-Graduate studies in Choreography at Victorian College of the Arts and is completing his MFA by Research on the synthesis of Somatics, Martial Arts and Dance. He has taught Strength and Conditioning at the Australian Ballet School, Contemporary Ballet at VCA and currently works with high-level dancers, martial artists and athletes to help them find new capacities in their respective disciplines in a way that also enhances their quality of movement and life.