“Above all else, learn how to breathe properly!” Joseph Pilates
The power of a full and easeful breath cannot be overstated. The uninhibited flow of breath increases energy levels, reduces mental stress, decreases the build up of physical tension and boosts athletic performance. The sheer volume that the lungs take up inside the torso means that correct breathing also: Gives buoyancy and lift to the upper body. And, provides a physical balance to the weight and power of the legs.
The Pilates method is one of few movement systems that effectively addresses the dynamic and multifaceted nature of breathing. As Pilates practitioners we have intimate knowledge of an exercise system that enables better breathing in even the most athletically challenging situations.
This masterclass explores how the organs and processes of respiration both support and are supported by movement. We use Jo’s methodology and choreography to teach us how to time and sequence our movement patterns to facilitate greater respiratory volume and enliven every cell of the body!
Presenter Maggie Macgill
is a Pilates and Chi Running® educator with twenty years of international teaching experience. She is a graduate of the Master’s Program at The Pilates Centre in Boulder, Colorado, holds a degree in research methods and is a qualified life coach. Maggie has enjoyed a dynamic career, working in athlete training facilities, biomedical clinics and studios across Australia and North America. Her clients have included those with complex injury and chronic pain, a divers range of professional sportspeople, paralympians and Olympic gold medallists.
Maggie’s teaching is strongly influenced by her commitment to translating the Pilates method into fluid and efficient running form. She delivers her Pilates On The Run workshops to movement practitioners and running coaches internationally. Maggie thrives on her continuing education and growth as a practitioner, in particular through her connection to The Pilates Centre in Boulder, the Chi Running® instructor community and her studies in Body Mind Centering®. Maggie has practiced Pilates every day since she began teaching 1999. She loves the way it gives her the ability to tackle challenging hikes in remote wilderness areas and run in a way that feels amazing to her body.
Venue: Grounded Movement, 432 Waverley RoadEast Malvern, VIC 3145
Time: 2pm - 4pm