Classical Pilates Symposium, Sept 16-17, 2016

 

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JOIN A PANEL OF CLASSICALLY TRAINED PILATES INSTRUCTORS WITH 100+ YEARS OF COMBINED EXPERIENCE

Open to All Pilates Professionals

The United States Pilates Association ® LLC symposium will bring together Pilates professionals of all schools and backgrounds to experience a journey of discovery that embodies the Classical Pilates goal of balancing body, mind and spirit to create perfect harmony. This is an exceptional hands-on opportunity for you to hear directly from highly accomplished 2nd Generation Teachers*, who will share with you valuable insight, techniques and teaching tools. This is a great opportunity to acquire more knowledge of the Classical Pilates Method, network with other Pilates professionals, and have of fun. We welcome you to come and find out!
*Second Generation teachers are Pilates teachers certified by Elder Romana Kryzanowaska.
Cary Regan
Release Your Psoas
Reforming Your Clients Reformer Workout

Brett Howard
Mastering Control on the Mat
Building a Wundaful Workout

Clare Dunphy
Midas Touch
Barrels of Fun

Peter Fiasca
The Cadillac “Bednasium”
Tradition Pilates Small Apparatus (“Accessories”)

David Freeman
It’s a Matter of Principles

Jennifer O’Mara
Sports Specific Training Pilates Style

Instructors listed are scheduled to appear at Symposium. U.S.P.A.® reserves the right to change/eliminate subject to instructor schedule changes and/or other circumstances beyond the reasonable control of the U.S.P.A.®

 

SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE

U.S.P.A. ® Symposium Workshops

Cary Regan

Cary Regan
Release your Psoas
This workshops focus is to bring length to the Psoas, using Pilates exercises on the Small Barrel, Spine Corrector Barrel and on the Cadillac. This workshop will teach the teacher the hands on cues to assist the client in the stretches to enhance the results.

Reforming Your Clients Reformer Workout
Cary has been teaching Pilates for 35 years, over those years she has found the need to modify the exercises and make use of the apparatus in various ways to help clients better get to their core. In this workshop Cary will provide strategies, cues, various hands-on techniques, effective verbal, visual and image cues, and will share many tricks of the trade from her vast experience in the Pilates Industry.

Brett

Brett Howard
Mastering Control on the Mat
Joseph Pilates referred to his method as the “Art of Control”. “Contrology develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind, and elevates the spirit” Joseph Pilates (1945). In this workshop, tools are given to foster ways of attaining greater consistent control in Pilates. Participants learn various approaches of scaffolding and deconstructing the Pilates exercises, as well as learn how to recognize the skills involved in the exercises to strengthen those skills.

Building a Wundaful Workout
Students will have the chance to learn the Classical Wunda Chair repertoire and deepen their knowledge about the Wunda Chair. The seminars consist of exercises from basic to super advanced and will include modifications, progressions, advancements, rare exercises, as well as considerations for special populations. Variations of the exercises from multiple of the Pilates Elders are provided.

Claire

Clare Dunphy
Midas Touch
We all love good touch, touch that enables the body to lehttp://unitedstatespilatesassociation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/SymposiumBio–ClareDunphy.pdfarn and adjust without interfering with the rhythm of the movement.  Cultivating your touch is both an art and a science.  Knowing when, how and the effect of your touch are all vital in our effectiveness as teachers.  In this workshop we will cover 8 different kinds of touch and spend time practicing hand holds for the more challenging exercises.  You will have an opportunity to get valuable feedback from your partners and practice honing this important skill.

Barrels of Fun
The Barrels are a great place to initially teach certain exercises like the Short Box Series, 2nd Long Box and also make an interesting ending to a session or complement to your mat classes. We will discuss when and why you might choose one apparatus over another or one Barrel instead of another. Learn ways to incorporate more of the Barrels into your sessions in new and interesting ways.

Peter

Peter Fiasca
The Cadillac “Bednasium”

Participants will review a full range of Cadillac exercises—basic, intermediate, advanced—for improving practice and teaching students. This workshop will emphasize energetic and gymnastic elements of Joseph Pilates’ Cadillac apparatus. Specific areas of attention will include placement, range of motion, balance, shape, articulation, flow, and dynamics. We will also review teaching skills, and ways to assist students improve their technique. Last, it will be instructive to examine how exercises on the Cadillac Wall Unit (also known as the “½ Cadillac”) can assist clients understand, and improve, similar exercises in conjunction with Pilates Mat exercises created by Joseph Pilates.

Traditional Pilates Small Apparatus (“Accessories”)
These small apparatus are essential to Joe Pilates’ traditional system. Learn new ways to start working from the ‘girdle of strength’ for stronger, deeper, more articulated scooping, lifting and lengthening:  Magic Circle, Foot Corrector, Bean Bag Roll-Up Device, Pedipole, Push-Up Device, Toe Corrector, Breath-O-Cizer, Neck Stretcher, Airplane Board, and more….

David

David Freeman
It’s a Matter of Principles
As Instructors, it is imperative that we teach the 6 Principles of Pilates. But how often do we plan a program for our clients with these 6 principles in mind? Are we going to work on Flow and Precision today? Or will it be Breathing and Concentration. Certainly, we cannot expect a beginner or for that matter an intermediate to grasp all 6 Principles at once. Which of the principles should we emphasize and when? Are there certain exercises that warrant more Flow than Precision? More Concentration than Breathing? How do we get clients to Concentrate? Which Principles will accomplish the primary goal of the exercise?

This workshop examines the Basic, Intermediate and Advances Systems with an eye towards the 6 Principles and their application.


Jen

Jennifer O’Mara
Sports Specific Training Pilates Style
Working with professional, amateur and recreational athletes has been a major focus for Jennifer over the past 16 years. This workshop will focus on using the classic principles of Pilates to enhance performance and reduce the incidence of injury. Techniques will be given to address fast and slow twitch muscle fiber recruitment and how that applies to different sports and activities.