Geared towards advancing your knowledge and keeping you up to date, we offer a variety of workshops that focus on expanding your teaching skills with techniques and solutions that provide you with a greater understanding of how to create challenging and effective sessions for your clients.
Our continuing education workshops are open to all styles and levels regardless of your original certification. All continuing education workshops are PMA and Peak Pilates approved to help you maintain your certification requirements.
Our continuing education courses are designed to help you:
- Polish your skills
- Discover new techniques
- Sharpen your eye, cueing and touch
- Deepen your understanding of Pilates as a movement system
- Stay connected to like-minded teachers
- Enhance your professional development with CECs offered for PMA & Peak Pilates
Just when I think I truly understand the many layers of an exercise, Clare provides yet more depth of understanding. Clare is always mindful of the client’s established goals as she artfully crafts each session. You have got to use both your common sense and your creativity with individual clients…that is how Clare teaches us to invigorate each session.
—Leslie Homans, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Right! Rhythms Are Game Changers!
Reinvigorate Your Pilates!
Meets 3x January 5, 12,and 19, 2021 12;00-2:00 PM EDT. 6 NPCP Cec's (live only). Recorded Workshop available without CEC's
Elevate your personal practice and your teaching by honing the skills of moving with flow, musicality, timing + rhythm. Each exercise has it’s own unique rhythm that unlocks the greater potential of the exercise. First you get it in your body, then you learn to coach your clients to move that way too. Here’s where the art of teaching comes alive so be prepared to move, teach, and receive expert tips from Clare. We will start with the mat and reformer then move onto the rest of the apparatus as questions arise. As our wonderful Master Teacher Bob Leikens used to say, “rhythm saves” — and it’s true but sadly the rhythms are becoming a missing piece of the work for the next generation of teachers.
Distinguish the key differences between rhythm, tempo, and timing.
Recognize the correct rhythms in the Mat and Intermediate reformer exercises
Identify when the rhythm is off.
Demonstrate how to use verbal cues and touch to correct the rhythm of an exercise.
Describe 3 key factors that identify when the exercise rhythm, timing, and tempo are working.
Learning Labs #3 The Mat
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 @ 12:00pm
ZOOM @ Progressive Bodyworks Studio
73 High Street
Take a closer look at the Mat in this 6 week Learning Labs #3 series. The focus will be on the 34 Mat exercises from Joe Pilates book Return to Life.
Here are the topics we will cover:
11/17 The Genius of the Order
11/24. Exercise Readiness
12/1. Reading Bodies, How to Prioritize Skill Learning
12/8. Cues and Spotting
12/15 Going Deeper
12/22. Using the System to Problem Solve. Got an Issue or Situation, Let's Figure it Out!