Progressive Bodyworks | Pilates Mastery with Clare Dunphy
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
MOVE Right! Rhythms Are Game Changers! (6 NPCP CEC’s live attendance only)
Meets on TWO days October 5 + 7, 2020 1:30-4:30 PM EDT. 6 NPCP Cec's (live only)
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.
Meets on TWO days September 21 + 23, 2020. 1:30-3:30 PM EDT 4 NPCP CEC's (live only)
Sitting is the new smoking and another modern-day reality facing us as we work more and more from home. We'll look how we tend to sit (and stand) so we do it better and reduce suffering from chronic low back pain, hip issues, and negative effects of muscle imbalances. Healthy mobility in the low back, hips, knees, and ankles are the promises of Pilates (done right) with Pilates squats being an important antidote that we will breakdown and better understand. We'll dive into sitting, standing, and squatting positions in the Pilates repertoire on various apparatus in addition to how to take it out into daily life.
Identify the main alignment details in the foot, ankle, knee, and hip as they relate to the powerhouse in sitting, standing + squatting exercises.
Assess where the weak link appears in the lower body movement chain in bilateral and unilateral stances in sitting, standing, + squatting exercises.
Recognize when to adjust correctional cues or adapt the exercise in order to attain optimal dynamic alignment.
Distinguish the difference between proper static alignment and dynamic alignment which incorporates oppositional energies.
Describe 3 key elements for improving sitting, standing and squatting postures.