Progressive Bodyworks | Pilates Mastery with Clare Dunphy

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Pilates Continuing Education

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:

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

Upcoming Events

The Art of Teaching Pilates

starts
Friday, June 1, 2018 @ 9:00am

ends
Sunday, June 3, 2018 @ 3:00pm
where
Chesapeake Pilates Center
108 Old Solomons Island Rd #9u
Annapolis , MD 21401
United States
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Clare Dunphy
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Course Description

Friday:  Lessons (contact Stefanie to schedule)

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Refine the Reformer (6 hrs)

It’s all about the details!  Re-visit the intermediate reformer including multiple variations for different body types and issues, and transitions. Experience the importance of teaching with a minimum movement and how to adapt the exercises and teach with a balance of precision with flow. We’ll cover variations you may not have seen for everyone from beginners to advanced plus special populations including backs, hips, knees, shoulders, necks, and more…all blended into the workshop.  Come prepared to move!

Sunday, June 3, 2018 

Spine Corrector Surprises (2 hrs.)

We think of the Spine Corrector as the apparatus of choice for individual needs exercises to open up the chest, shoulders, and hips. Yet there is so much more we can do on this home friendly, space efficient apparatus!  We will discover many other possibilities for Spine Corrector usage that are practical and really work in both a private and semi- private setting to give you more tools and ideas that are easy to incorporate and yield powerful results.

Don’t Leave Baby in the Corner (2 hrs)

Often overlooked and what a shame!  Experience the possibilities of the Baby Chair, not just for delicate necks but as an apparatus used to challenge the powerhouse, lift and dynamics.  Learn how to add it to your repertoire and what you can give your clients to help them build to the same exercises on other apparatus. 

Small Equipment Yielding Big Results (2hrs)

The smaller apparatus can really pack a punch.  Help fix the “little issues” your clients have by integrating the foot corrector, toe corrector, pedipole, breathasizer, neck stretcher, and arm chair.  The first step is to recognize the weak point that you see showing up in the main workout.  Next, we are ready to make exercise choices on these other apparatus to help “fix” the issue.  Develop your critical thinking skills to determine a successful course of action so your clients progress and feel stronger in their daily life activities.  Regardless of age or fitness level, there is a challenge we can find in the Pilates System for everyone.

CONTACT STEFANIE TO REGISTER


Past Events

2-Day Workshop at Precision Pilates Studio

starts
Saturday, May 19, 2018 @ 9:00am

ends
Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 3:00pm
where
Precision Pilates Studio
401A York Street
Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 3P8
Canada
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Clare Dunphy
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Course Description

Friday:  Lessons All Day

Saturday

Spine Corrector Extravaganza (2hrs)

We think of the Spine Corrector as the apparatus of choice for individual needs exercises to open up the chest, shoulders, and hips. Yet there is so much more we can do on this home friendly, space efficient apparatus!  We will discover many other possibilities for Spine Corrector usage that are practical and really work in both a private and semi- private setting to give you more tools and ideas

Progressing Your Client (2hrs)

If you’re not progressing, you’re GUESSING.  Cara and I will take you with us on a journey looking at what progression looks like and how you can bring your clients to higher levels. Hint:   It doesn’t always mean adding new exercises!

Sunday

Small Equipment Yielding Big Results (2hrs)

The smaller apparatus can really pack a punch.  Help fix the “little issues” your clients have by integrating the foot corrector, toe corrector, pedipole, breathasizer, neck stretcher, and arm chair .  The first step is to recognize the weak point that you see showing up in the main workout.  Next we are ready to make exercise choices on these other apparatus to help “fix” the issue.  Develop your critical thinking skills to determine a successful course of action so your clients progress and feel stronger in their daily life activities.  Regardless of age or fitness level, there is a challenge we can find in the Pilates System for everyone.

Age Strong (2hrs)

What’s right for us in our 20’s and 30’s really shifts as we enter our 60’s, 70’s and beyond.  Pilates is the anti-aging medicine of the future.  Learn what aging bodies and minds can gain from Pilates and dispel some of the myths of aging that remain an active part of the youth culture. On a practical note, you’ll see some exercise modifications and techniques that you’ll find very useful.

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The Advanced Teaching Seminar 2018

starts
Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 9:00am

ends
Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 3:00pm
where
Progressive Bodyworks
73 High Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
United States
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Clare Dunphy
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Course Description

The Advanced Teaching Seminar is a course designed for comprehensive certified teachers of 5+ years looking to expand their knowledgebase of the Pilates system and its application to particular individuals. The seminar is divided into three, 3-day sessions that will take place over the course of one year.

 Dates 2018  Session 1:  April 20-22     Session 2:  June 22-24     Session 3:  November 2-4

Entrance Requirements

• Certificate of Completion from a comprehensive classical education program

• Minimum 5 years teaching experience after certification completion date

• Completion of The Advanced Seminar application

Curriculum Overview:

  • Exercise clarification on all apparatus
  • Variations and modifications for select populations
  • Lesson design that progresses toward specific goals
  • Working with athletes including runners, swimmers, cyclists, golfers
  • Fine-tuning your eye and prioritizing corrections
  • Master your teaching skills by refining your cueing and touch techniques

Cadillac & Wunda Chair Refresher

7 PMA CEC's

starts
Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 9:00am

ends
Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 5:00pm
where
Progressive Bodyworks Studio
73 High Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
United States
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Clare Dunphy
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Course Description

The Cadillac is a versatile apparatus that has endless possibilities.  Learn how to incorporate the Tower as part of a mat class, how to play with mat and reformer orders on the Tower, and how to construct targeted sequences for upper and lower body strengthening, upper and lower body flexibility.  Finally, learn some not often seen Cadillac endings to give your students a fun surprise.  

The Wunda Chair is always full of surprises!  It is the great equalizer, revealing imbalances and providing a perfect environment to work on finicky body parts, balance, and control.  Whether you are teaching in a group setting or a private setting, there is a “method” to constructing a chair class that is varied, challenging, and fun.  Integrating chairs as part of a class is a great way to introduce students to the chairs, challenge a specific area of the body (lower body, powerhouse, rib control, upper body), work on a particular exercise they are finding difficult (teaser, long stretch, swan dive, push ups), or build on a theme (balance, posture, lift, full body control).  The philosophy of the chair and hands on techniques will be discussed and practiced and you will come away with class ideas you can use right away.

Reformer Progressions, Variations & Teaching

7 PMA CEC's

starts
Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 9:00am

ends
Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 5:00pm
where
Progressive Bodyworks Studio
73 High Street
Newburyport, Massachusetts 01950
United States
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Clare Dunphy
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Course Description

Part of growing as a teacher is developing the ability to see weak links in movement and find solutions through cueing, touch or variations that improve performance in the moment.  It’s definitely the details that bring exercises to life and improve performance.  Once you have learned the exercises in your certification, re-visiting them again with a fresh perspective can make a big difference in how you approach them when you teach people with different body types.   We will explore the intermediate reformer repertoire, along with progressions and variations for different body types and identify key precision points in the basic exercises that must be present in order to safely and effectively advance students.  We will focus on understanding the goal of the exercise for a particular body type and how to apply teaching techniques to achieve results.

Revitalize your Pilates Teaching!

with Clare Dunphy Hemani BS, CPT

when
Friday, April 28, 2017
where
Pilates Erlangen
Lazarettstrasse 4
Erlangen, 91054
United States
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Clare Dunphy
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Course Description

Friday, April 28: MYSTERY SOLVED ! (6 hours workshop, 11:00 – 18:00)

Part of maturing as a teacher is developing the ability to see the body, identifying weak links and finding solutions through touches and cues that immediately improve performance.

  • What do you look for when watching movement?
  • What do you identify as the primary issue?
  • How do you know your student is “ready” for a more challenging exercise?
  • What exercises help zero in to improve it?

You have the opportunity to send exercises you would like to study and we will deconstruct the exercise and create strategies for improvement. We will evaluate them with attention to the first priorities, how the weakness affects the entire kinetic chain, and what cues or touches will have the greatest impact.

Saturday, April 29: MAT WITH PROPS AND VARIATIONS (8 hours workshop, 09:00 – 18:00)

Spice up your Mat classes! Props used right can be very effective to help students connect with their inner core and improve their alignment and imbalances. This will be a very active day as you learn and experience creative ways to work with a variety of props and discover how these tools can help students initiate movement from the right place, create stronger opposition, and access moves that haven’t been possible before. There will be ample time to explore each prop so you understand how, when and why to add them. As a special treat, Clare will show some interesting endings that will leave your students feeling satisfied, challenged and restored.

Sunday, April 30: HANDS ON (8 hours workshop, 09:00 – 18:00)

The art of touch is one of the greatest gifts you can give your students. There are several key spots that every teacher should know and several more that take practice and guidance to properly apply. Are there some exercises you aren’t sure about how to spot? Safety for both teacher and student, how to “listen” with your hands, and when to avoid touch will all be explored in this hands on workshop!

Monday, Mai 1: PRE-POST NATAL PILATES (6 hours workshop, 09:00 – 16:00)

Pregnancy is an exciting time for a woman, but it is also a time of great physical change. This workshop will cover the anatomical changes that take place during pregnancy through each trimester with a focus on postural alignment, the lumbopelvic region, and shoulder girdle. Teaching recommendations, exercise guidelines, and warning signs along with exercise modifications will be discussed and demonstrated. This workshop will give you the tools you need to be better prepared to work with clients both before and after giving birth to feel their best during this wonderful time of life.

The Advanced Seminar

with Clare Dunphy Hemani BS, CPT

starts
Friday, April 21, 2017 @ 9:00am

ends
Sunday, April 23, 2017 @ 3:00pm
where
Progressive Bodyworks Studio
73 High Street
Newburyport, Massachusetts 01950
United States
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contact
Clare Dunphy
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Course Description

The Advanced Seminar is a course designed for comprehensive certified teachers looking to expand their knowledge base of the Pilates system and it's application to particular individuals. The seminar is divided into three, 3-day sessions that will take place over the course of one year.  The cost is for all three sessions.

Schedule 2017

• Session 1, April 21st-23rd    • Session 2, August 4th-6th     • Session 3, October 27th-29th

Entrance Requirements

• Certificate of Completion from a comprehensive classical education program

• Minimum 5 years teaching experience after certification completion date

• Completion of The Advanced Seminar application 

Curriculum Overview

• Exercise clarification on all apparatus

• Variations and modifications for select populations

• Lesson design that progresses toward specific goals

• Refinement of cueing and touch techniques

• Fine-tune your eye and prioritize corrections

• Refresh and polish your Pilates teaching and personal practice