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

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.


Past Events

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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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

Fantastic Feet

with Clare Dunphy Hemani BS, CPT

starts
Friday, August 12, 2016 @ 8:30am

ends
Friday, August 12, 2016 @ 3:30pm
where
Progressive Bodyworks Studio
73 High Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
United States
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Course Description

Healthy feet are closely linked to total health, posture, and daily life.  Often we don’t think about our feet until they hurt. Since foot alignment impacts the entire body it is fitting that Joe Pilates designed the foot corrector, toe corrector and included several exercises that target the feet.  Our focus will be on foot placement and how it impacts overall posture, including knee and hip alignment.  We will cover the Foot Corrector, Toe Corrector, the 2x4 and towel exercises in addition to exercises on the Reformer, Mat, Cadillac and Chairs. We will examine how foot placement helps connect to the powerhouse and learn practical techniques to improve foot placement, flexibility and strength.  6 Peak Pilates CEC's.  Space is limited, so please register early!

Working The System

with Clare Dunphy Hemani BS, CPT

starts
Thursday, August 11, 2016 @ 8:30am

ends
Thursday, August 11, 2016 @ 5:30pm
where
Progressive Bodyworks Studio
73 High Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
United States
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Clare Dunphy
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Course Description

Challenge the body by working the System, even if you have limited apparatus.  The first step is to recognize the the challenge point of each exercise and second, to identify the challenge point for each student.  With that understanding we are ready to make exercise choices on other apparatus to “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.  8 Peak CEC's.  Space is limited, so register soon!

Revitalize Your Pilates Teaching 2016

when
Thursday, April 28, 2016
where
Pilates Erlangen
Lazarettstrasse 4
Erlangen,
Germany
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Clare Dunphy
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Course Description

Pilates Erlangen is glad to announce that in 2016 Clare Hemani will visit us again and we like to invite youto the this year's „Revitalize your Pilates Teaching“ Event. After the great success in 2011, 2012, 2014, and 2015, we offer again this year several workshops with Clare Hemani. This is an opportunity to expand your Pilates horizon.  We are looking forward to offering 4 days of intensive training, and even more - learn from this exceptionally talented teacher trainer and exchange experiences.

Day 1: "PUMP AWAY“ Chair Workshop, for teachers all levels. (6 CEC´s)

aprox. 17:00 “Pilates Avatar Lounge” Clare´s newest project presentation, free for all

Day 2: "WORKING THE SYSTEM", for teachers all level. (8 CEC´s)

Day 3: "S.O.M.E. MAT", for teachers all level. (8 CEC´s)

Day 4: "FANTASTIC FEET" for all who like to work on this issue. (6 CEC´s)

All Workshops/Presentations are in English.  Workshop CEC´s can be used to extend your Peak Pilates Certificates.