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

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Past Events

Elevate Mentorship Program Fall 2021

when
Monday, October 4, 2021
where
Zoom
,
United States
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Clare Dunphy
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October 4-December 13, 2021

Elevate is a 10- week accelerated intensive mentorship program for Pilates teachers geared to the comprehensively trained Pilates teacher (450 hours on all apparatus) . The focus is on supporting you to achieve greater mastery in your personal practice and your teaching.  It consists 4 private workouts and 4 feedback sessions focused on your teaching to improve your ability to help your clients reach their goals.  In addition, there are 10 weekly mini-workshops with Clare Dunphy Hemani plus access to our online Elevate community.  Learn more here and apply now!

Learning Labs 6:  The Inspired Cadillac Part 1

starts
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 @ 12:00pm

ends
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 @ 1:30pm
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Part 1. Sept 28-Nov 2, 2021. Full Information

6 weeks of 90-minute Zoom workshops taking a closer look at the Cadillac (aka Trap Table) and Tower 

You will learn how to:

Discuss Cadillac philosophy, how and why to work the springs for individual purposes
Work with purpose to target a client’s needs using the roll back bar, push through bar, arm and leg springs, trapeze, ankle straps, and rails
Identify weak link(s) or faulty movement pattern(s) and make appropriate adjustments 
Use cues and touches to improve or enhance a movement 
Increase or decrease degree of difficulty to challenge client at their suitable intensity.
Identify the skills/signs of readiness necessary to try a next level exercise or variation
Demonstrate understanding of exercise sequencing to meet particular goals

Timing: Cues, Rhythm and Touch

starts
Sunday, September 26, 2021 @ 1:30pm

ends
Sunday, September 26, 2021 @ 4:30pm
where
True Pilates Boston
385C ELLIOT STREET
Newton, MA 02464
United States
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1:30 -4:30 EST   3 CEC's (NPCP).  http://INFO@TRUEPILATESBOSTON.COM

From its inception, Pilates has always been a "hands-on" method of instruction.  After having experienced a year-plus of physical "distancing" this workshop will explore:

  • The key connections of effective touch
  • Coordinating touching and cuing to your clients’ benefit
  • The rhythm of various Reformer, Wunda and Mat exercises
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Deep Dive Spine Corrector

starts
Sunday, September 26, 2021 @ 10:00am

ends
Sunday, September 26, 2021 @ 1:00pm
where
True Pilates Boston
385C ELLIOT STREET
Newton, MA 02464
United States
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Clare Dunphy
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10:00-1:00 EST  3 CEC's (NPCP). http://INFO@TRUEPILATESBOSTON.COM

Delve into the benefits of the incredibly simple yet powerful Spine Corrector.  This workshop is intended to go beyond the basics and focus on:

  • How the Spine Corrector can benefit clients from Pre-Pilates to Advanced
  • The relationship between the Spine Corrector, Reformer and Mat
  • Enhancing a session with this creative, fun and challenging apparatus     

Elevate Information Q & A

starts
Friday, September 17, 2021 @ 10:00am

ends
Friday, September 24, 2021 @ 11:00am
where
Zoom
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United States
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Course Description

Mentorship is different from coaching, apprenticeship and teacher training.  Join us September 17 + 24, 2001 at 10:00 AM EST to find out how Elevate can help bump you to your next level.  This is a discussion and Q & A to you get more information.

September 17 + 24, 2001 at 10:00 AM EST

In general, here's soem of the details:

  • 10- week accelerated intensive mentorship program for Pilates teachers geared to the comprehensively trained Pilates teacher (450 hours on all apparatus) 
  • Elevate is focused on supporting you to achieve greater mastery in your personal practice and your teaching.
  • 4 private workouts and 4 feedback sessions focused on your teaching to improve your ability to help your clients reach their goals.
  • 10 weekly mini-workshops with Clare Dunphy Hemani on a variety of topics.
  • Ongoing access to our community on our private platform.
  • Elevate is geared towards raising the professionalism and level of integrity within our industry.
  • Elevate comes to you (via Zoom), no need to travel to us, we meet you in your environment.

Learning Labs #5:  Brilliance of the 3 Barrels

starts
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 @ 12:00pm

ends
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 @ 1:30pm
where
Zoom.us
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United States
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Course Description

6 weeks of 90-minute workshops taking a closer look at the Small Barrel, Spine Corrector, and Ladder Barrel.

May 11:  Chest & Shoulder Openers

May 18:  Hip Openers & Backbends

May 25:  Teasers, Spine Extensions, Short Box, 2nd Long Box

June 1:  Planks, Star, Push Ups, Side Situps

June 8:  Ladder Barrel:  Ballet Stretches, Side Bends, Jumping off the Stomach, Handstands

June 15:  Ladder Barrel:  Swan, Grasshopper, Short Box, Walkover, Back Bends

Right! Rhythms Are Game Changers!

Reinvigorate Your Pilates!

starts
Tuesday, January 5, 2021 @ 12:00pm

ends
Tuesday, January 5, 2021 @ 2:00pm
where
Live on Zoom
,
United States
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Course Description

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. 

Objectives:
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.