Fall Workshops/ 2013 Pilates Teacher Training

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Aug 212013




Bodyreading is key is personalizing your work for your clients.




Mat 1 +  Movement Principals

September 27th 3-7pm ,  28th 11am – 6pm,     29th 10am – 4pm

$425, Manual + DVD $75

Mat 2

October 25th 3 – 7pm,     26th 11am – 5pm,    27th 10am – 4pm

$399, Manual + DVD $75


Anatomy in 3 Dimensions

November 22nd 2 – 7pm,    23rd 10am – 5pm,    24th 10am – 4pm

$475 before 11/11/13        6 students max     $60 Trail Guide to the Body


Reformer 1

January 24th, 25th, +26th

$465, Manual + DVD $75, 4 students max

Program details + more courses       at   Pilates.com








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Rolfing: No Longer a Fringe Therapy

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Oct 022012

Not super well researched but it does have some salient facts. It is always good when the work is mentioned in the world.  Reminds me of some of the first Pilates articles…a tad embarrassing but still good to see.

By Rett Fisher | U.S.News & World Report LP – Wed, Sep 5, 2012

After eight years with the Philadelphia Orchestra, C.J. Chang, the principal viola, says he “couldn’t really play more than 10 minutes without severe pain.” Doctors diagnosed an overgrown muscle in his right hand, but neither massage nor ultrasound provided relief. A colleague recommended that Chang try an alternative therapy known as Rolfing. After the fifth or sixth treatment, Chang says, he felt his “whole hand just freeing” and was able to resume his career.

Rolfing Structural Integration was developed in the 1930s by Ida P. Rolf, a biochemist from New York, after she was diagnosed with spinal arthritis. Rolf focused on the role of the fascia, a form of connective tissue that envelops different muscle groups, allowing them to move freely in relation to each other and often across several joints. When an injury occurs, she theorized, the fascia tightens around that injury, somewhat like a cast or band-aid. Even after the injury heals, the fascia stays in that rigid position, often causing chronic pain and discomfort. Structural Integration is a form of deep tissue massage that stretches and opens the fascia, correcting misalignment and restoring balance throughout the whole body. Actor Christopher Reeve was treated around his lungs to allow him to breathe without his ventilator. Figure skater Michelle Kwan has used the therapy to gain a competitive edge, help with her balance, and recover from injuries more quickly.

[See Advances Against Chronic Pain.]

New support. While many schools around the world teach Structural Integration, only the Rolf Institute in Boulder, Colo., is accredited by the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation. As of April, the United States alone had approximately 1,000 certified Rolfers. And this number is likely to continue expanding.

Long ignored as a fringe therapy, Structural Integration, which consists of 10 weekly sessions of 60 to 90 minutes, has recently been getting serious attention from researchers. The National Institutes of Health provided a grant for the First International Fascia Research Congress in 2007, which brought together therapists, scientists, and doctors.

More recently, Eric Jacobson, a research associate at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston and a lecturer at Harvard Medical School’s department of global health and social medicine, received an NIH grant to study Structural Integration’s effect on chronic low back pain, which affects 16 million American adults. Other research has shown the therapy reduces the pain of fibromyalgia.

[See 6 Simple Ways to Improve Symptoms of Fibromyalgia]

Bradley Smith, a 53-year-old chemical engineer from Albuquerque, N.M., is already convinced of its power against back pain. He was starting to accept his pain as an inevitable part of the aging process until some of his scientist friends recommended he try the therapy. He became such a big fan that he’s thinking about becoming a Rolfer himself when he retires in four years.

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Croupon Conundrum

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Jan 252012

The current groupon/ Living Social/ daily Deal, etc, etc, situation makes me crazy.
Are we on our way to not doing anything unless it is 50% off? Is price really more important than quality? That’s a downward spiral for pretty much everyone.

I’ve read some interseting pieces about this before, and got a good one today in the Namasta (North American Studio Alliance) newsletter. Worth a look.

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Nov 112011


Here is my Pilates Teacher Training schedule for the first part of 2012.
You can find more details and register at Pilates.com

And the dates for Pilates on Tour are out.
My favorite is the Rehab Summit. It will be in Phoenix again April 13,14,15.
Pilates On Tour is also coming to San Fransico in July and Boston in August.

Here’s to the future,
Mat 1
January 27,28,and 29
Friday 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am – 5:30 pm
Sunday 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
Mat 2
24,25, AND 26
Anatomy in 3 Dimensions
MARCH 9, 10 and 11
Reformer 1/ Movement Principals
MARCH 30, 31 and April 1st
Reformer 2
April 27, 28, and 29

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May 252011

Registration is now open. You can register online or call 877-745-2837

Full details at Pilates.com

Rolling for Length, Rolling for Strength (Foam Roller Fiesta)
Saturday 7/16/2011 – Saturday 7/16/2011

Mat 1 Module
Friday 9/9/2011 – Sunday 9/11/2011

Anatomy In Clay 9/23-9/25

Reformer 1 and Movement Principles
Friday 10/7/2011 – Sunday 10/9/2011

Mat 2 Module
Friday 10/21/2011 – Sunday 10/23/2011

Trapeze Table, Chair and Barrels: Module 1
Friday 11/11/2011 – Sunday 11/13/2011

Reformer 2 Module
Friday 12/2/2011 – Sunday 12/4/2011

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