Progressive Bodyworks | Pilates Mastery with Clare Dunphy

Continuing Education

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

Revitalize Your Pilates Teaching 2020!

when
Thursday, April 30, 2020
where
Pilates Erlangen
Lazarettstrasse 4
Erlangen, 91054
Germany
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Clare Dunphy
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Course Description

April 30, Thursday   Clare´s Master Training Observation Day

Observation any of Clare´s Trainings during this day and take the opportunity to join the Q&A 15 min moments at 12:00 and 16:00.
You can join in when ever you like during the day!
Price 25 Euro / person / day

Friday, May 1  

Tech Neck Rescue  9-1pm

Tech Neck is a modern-day issue, spanning all generations, that’s not going away anytime soon. The necks muscles, tendons, and ligaments are meant to support the heads weight – 10-12 pounds – in a neutral position balanced on top of the cervical spine. For every 1 inch the head falls forward it places an addition 10 pounds of force on the neck, sometimes up to 50-60 pounds when looking down at your phone! We’ll review general neck anatomy and focus on specific Pilates neck exercises including less known Cadillac exercises, Neck Stretcher, Pedi-pole, and overall posture in specific exercises where the neck typically shows up as an issue. The discussion looks from the perspective of a progressive continuum for all levels of neck strengthening on multiple apparatus.

Liberate your Upper Powerhouse  2-6pm

Shoulder tension and a general stiff upper body is tricky to understand because so many body parts are involved and can mask the real issue. Where is the “real” issue and how do we address it? Related to “tech neck”, the entire upper torso is part of the big picture which involves bringing the upper torso into better alignment and balance to reduce pain and trigger points in the upper back. We’ll explore, then dissect and identify practical solutions in various body positions and on different apparatus, ending with the value of handstands and where they occur everywhere from the basic to advanced system.

Saturday, May 2  Lost Art of Sitting, Standing + Squatting  9-6pm

Sitting is the new smoking and another modern-day reality of office jobs, long commutes, and long drives. It’s time to consider how we 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 will certainly 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. 

Sunday, May 2  Mobility vs. Stability: Where ́s the Balance?  9-4pm

Flexibility is a good thing but how much might be harmful or unsafe? Stability is a good thing but how much is enough? What does that look like in different body parts and what’s the difference between to two? What about bodies that are over tight everywhere or only in certain places? A healthy balance is our goal. Actually, there’s more to consider here... Joe Pilates called it “suppling” the body and it involves understanding where a body is on the spectrum of tight, mobile, stable, and the ability to actually move. We will explore metrics that measure and assess joint specific progress for clients to see their improvement over time.


 

The Advanced Teaching Seminar 2020

starts
Friday, April 17, 2020 @ 9:00am

ends
Sunday, November 1, 2020 @ 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 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.

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

2020 Schedule

Session 1:  April 17-19

Session 2:  June 5-7

Session 3: October 30-November 1


Past Events

Chesapeake Pilates Center Weekend Workshop 2020

starts
Saturday, March 21, 2020 @ 8:00am

ends
Sunday, March 22, 2020 @ 3:00pm
where
Chesapeake Pilates Center
108 Old Solomons Island Rd., Unit 9U
Annapolis, MD 21401
United States
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Clare Dunphy
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Registration is closed.
Course Description

Saturday 8-12pm  Teck Neck Rescue

Tech Neck is a modern-day issue, spanning all generations, that’s not going away anytime soon. The necks muscles, tendons, and ligaments are meant to support the heads weight –10-12 pounds – in a neutral position balanced on top of the cervical spine. For every 1 inch the head falls forward it places an addition 10 pounds of force on the neck, sometimes up to 50-60 pounds when looking down at your phone! 
 
We’ll review general neck anatomy and focus on specific Pilates neck exercises including less known Cadillac exercises, Neck Stretcher, Pedi-pole, and overall posture in specific exercises where the neck typically shows up as an issue. 
 
The discussion looks from the perspective of a progressive continuum for all levels of neck strengthening on multiple apparatus. 

Saturday 1-5pm  The Lost Art of Sitting, Standing , and Squatting

Sitting is the new smoking and another modern-day reality of office jobs, long commutes, and driving too long. It’s time to consider how we 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 will certainly 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.

 

Sunday 8-3pm  Rhythm in Movement: Right Rhythms are Game Changers
Why don’t we need external music playing to keep a rhythm in a pilates session? Because each exercise has it’s own unique rhythmn. When you connect the exercises into a series or full session, it becomes a harmonious, flowing dance creating an internal mind body concert.
 
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. Now we’re talking!

Advanced Teaching Seminar 2019

when
Friday, April 12, 2019
where
Progressive Bodyworks
73 High Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
United States
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contact
Clare Dunphy
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Registration is closed.
Course Description

The Advanced Teaching Seminar is a course designed for comprehensive certified teachers of 5+ years looking to expand their knowledgebase of the nuances 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.  Attendance to all three sessions is required.

2019  Schedule

Session 1:  April 12-14     

Session 2:  May 31 - June 2   

Session 3:  November 1-3

2020 Schedule

Session 1:  April 17-19

Session 2:  June 5-7

Session 3:  October 23-25

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