About Introducing Somatics into Pilates
This course is designed for practitioners looking to enhance the Somatic dimension of their work with clients. Somatics is a mindful technique, which facilitates greater mind-body integration, ease of movement and freedom in the body.
In this course, you will learn a series of Somatic Movement sequences. You will learn how to prescribe the most appropriate Somatic exercises with a distinct somatic approach to teaching exercise. There will be focus on exercises for specific injuries where the use of Somatic Movement and an understanding of Neurophysiological concepts can target the release and re-education of inappropriate movement patterns.
This Somatic Movement Education Unit explores the neuromuscular responses to emotional states and the knowledge and joy that emerge from the body’s renewed awareness of itself. Chronic muscle contraction patterns created by past experiences are unconsciously retained. Thomas Hanna named this tendency sensory-motor amnesia (SMA). Somatics enables the individual to use the brain to overcome SMA and the negative effects of stress, trauma and aging. It empowers us to hear more clearly the wisdom of our bodies.
Somatic movement approaches are particularly effective for rehabilitation, balance, and coordination, especially with elderly clients ?or those who have experienced interruption to functional movement patterns through overuse or injury. The course will also demonstrate how useful Somatic movement is for addressing motor cortex dysfunction.
About Fascial Release with Balls
Balls are very useful tools. Toning Balls are handy, resilient and easy-to-store props that can be added to any exercise session. They can be used to challenge and provide variety for clients. In this half-day course, you will learn Balls exercises to cater to different levels of fitness and extend your clients. The balls are used both for release and rehabilitation as well as for intensifying Pilates programs.
Why do the Fascial Release with Balls?
Presenter Tracey Nicholson is a Pilates practitioner with extensive experience in education and rehabilitation that has presented at conferences in Australia, the USA and Israel. She has owned and directed her own Pilates Studio for 15 years.
More recently, she became the executive director of Tensegrity Training – a Registered Training Organisation that offers Nationally Accredited Certificate IV & Diploma training in Pilates and a Graduate Certificate in Movement Based Somatic Therapy.
In addition to her national role as an educator, Tracey operates a movement therapy centre on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland – Tensegrity Studio, which uses aspects of the Pilates Method, Garuda, Somatics, Developmental Movement and Laban Movement Analysis, with clients of all ages.
PARTICIPANTS TO BYO: Pilates Mat and a Yamuna/Franklin/small air filled ball
Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm (6 APMA CEC's)
Host Venue: Agility Physiotherapy & Pilates, 130A Quay Street, Bulimba QLD 4171