Archive for the ‘Continuing Education’ Category

May 2, 2013

Take your Shoulders out of your Pockets

By in Continuing Education, Pilates, Professional Development

A decade ago I had my first private session as a new Pilates student at the Kane School, and I was informed that I was depressing my shoulders and shouldn’t. I thought, but how else then will I stabilize them? I was at a loss after years of physicians, physical therapists, injections and Pilates instructors attempting to help me with my wonky shoulders that liked to do somersaults in their sockets and wing better than any chicken could. That began my journey of true dynamic shoulder stabilization.

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October 19, 2012

Build your Bones and a Better Future

By in Bone Health, Continuing Education, Pilates

October 20th is World Osteoporosis Day, reminding us all of the need to protect our bones. Many of us in the under-50 age range think about bone health as a concern for our grandmothers or our mothers, but rarely for ourselves. I did too, until I was diagnosed with osteoporosis in my late 20s… So what can we do to halt bone loss, prevent osteoporosis, and avoid the devastating falls and potential fractures that occur especially later in life? Take action now! Here’s your plan..

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July 13, 2012

Choose your Words Wisely

By in Continuing Education, Pilates, Professional Development

When teaching a workshop in Spanish in Madrid last month, I become highly aware of the way we often use way too many words to give a command in English. When writing my instructor training manual for the Pilates for Buff BonesĀ® training program, I became hyper-aware of the terminology I was using in my teaching. If awareness is the first step to change, then what better way to improve our teaching than to become aware of what we’re saying?

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March 9, 2011

Finding the Pause in Pilates

By in Continuing Education, Pilates, Professional Development

I was struck that Pilates in itself is NOT about the pause but about the continuous movement. So I’ve been exploring where to insert or discover the pause in our work as Pilates instructors.

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