Practical applications of nervous system theory to Pilates teaching and practice
Friday, May 2 – Sunday, May 4 2014
Friday & Saturday: 12pm – 7 pm
Sunday: 9am – 4 pm
Price: $750 for the 3 day workshop ($695 early bird until March 31)
80% or more of all health conditions requiring medical assistance are autonomic nervous system events.” -Dr. James Jealous, D.O.
This three day training will emphasize advanced teaching skills in areas which are new to Pilates. We will explore discoveries about the autonomic nervous system and their valuable relationship to the performance of Pilates exercises.
The training will broaden your perspective of Pilates exercises as you learn to read your client’s body and their state of being through the map of the nervous system. Often structural imbalances are rooted in nervous system dysregulation. Discerning when a client cannot accomplish an exercise or movement due to structural imbalances, or when the impediment is rooted in the nervous system, will give your work more precision and effectiveness.
In this training you will learn to:
- Change the way you see Pilates movement and how you teach it.
- Understand the autonomic nervous system component to performing certain movements and exercises. This will clarify skills needed to help those people who tend to hold onto certain patterns and blockages.
- Recognize the states of hyper, freeze, and hypo arousal and, through a series of very specific interventions within the scope of Pilates, you will be able to help someone come into balance, alignment and regulation. They will then be more resourced to perform movements that were previously not possible for them and to accomplish more advanced work.
- Deepen your teaching skills based on cranial sacral practitioner skills.
- Learn how to use interpersonal neurobiology in teaching Pilates.
- Learn what it means to “change the brain to change the body”.
- Recognize the subtle signs of a client being disembodied from surgery, accidents, falls and brain injuries.
- Understand the effects of car accidents on the nervous system, the subsequent boundary ruptures, and how repairs can happen through a more attuned teaching of Pilates.
- Recognize when a client’s system is still “caught” in the accident
- Become aware of your impact when you teach. You may be helping or impeding a client’s progress after an accident.
Over three days we will cover the above material in a relaxed, inclusive, and playful way. Time will be allotted for lectures, experiential exercises, demos, practice teaching, case studies, anatomy, and the use of Kathy Grant’s work in relation to the material.
The training is based on Kim’s many years of experience as Kathy Grant’s assistant, Presenter of The Pilates Center Teacher Training Program and Master Training Program, and her subsequent studies and work with Anna Chitty of Colorado School of Energy Studies and Pat Ogden of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute.
PMA CEC and TPC Masters Accreditation.