VIC - Cueing the Shoulder - Saturday 25 May 2019
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