Posts Tagged ‘Pilates instruction’

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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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, 2012

Shout out to Women’s Health

By in Pilates, Professional Development

At the last Pilates Method Alliance conference, my colleague and friend Leah Stewart and I had some good laughs filming a joint video to tell you about our new DVDs. Whether you’re a new mother, an old mother or a non-mother — better yet, a WOMAN of any age — this video is for you!

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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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