The Abdominal Story with Irene Dowd
Jun
29
1:00 PM13:00

The Abdominal Story with Irene Dowd

 The abdominal story is a story of the very dynamic and adaptive relationship between our rib cage and our pelvis, our upper and our lower spine, our arms and our legs.  While this relationship is very much moderated in the front of our body by our abdominal wall muscles, those muscles can only be fully effective when cooperatively engaging with our spinal muscles and hip muscles, and even the muscles of our arms and legs. Indeed, the story is wonderfully complex.

Learn some highly effective and adaptive physical practices that can serve us towards ensuring that all these muscles are ready to do what we need of them. These practices can be done without equipment utilizing the constant presence of gravity and the intimate relationship of breathing. We will also analyze and coach traditional and innovative training practices for the abdominals using Pilates, GYROTONIC®, and fitness training methods.

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Encompass with Madeline Black
Sep
6
to Sep 10

Encompass with Madeline Black

Encompass circles around the whole body using observations, movement relationships as a whole and their influences on function and structure. This training embraces the how, why and what you are seeing, and sensing in order to help organize the client’s body during sessions. Time is spent practicing techniques progressing toward session development and directing the client’s body into better organization. It is not required to take Gather prior to this training. 

Total hours: 28 hours PMA CEC provided

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ITT Pilates Mat Instructor Training
Oct
4
to Nov 23

ITT Pilates Mat Instructor Training

This in-depth training includes the fundamentals to all Pilates Exercises (Essential Exercises) and focuses on teaching you how to embody and apply the ITT Pilates principles of sound biomechanics with insightful cueing and protocols for working with all types of individuals. The goal is to provide you with a program that develops excellent teaching skills and the confidence to become employed as a Pilates Mat instructor.

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Osteoporosis-safe Pilates Workout
May
3
3:00 PM15:00

Osteoporosis-safe Pilates Workout

Join us and ITT Pilates graduate Penny Mitchell for an osteoporosis-safe Pilates workout! This workout is ideal for movement professionals to experience osteoporosis-safe Pilates exercises in the context of a group class setting. It is also a great workout for anyone working on strength, balance, and functional movement. Join us for this fun and energizing workout!

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Practice Lab 8: Movement of the Head and Neck
Apr
26
4:00 PM16:00

Practice Lab 8: Movement of the Head and Neck

In this chapter of CENTERED Practice, we investigate the cervical spine with self-awareness techniques to release superficial neck muscles that create pain and discomfort; learn how to mobilize the neck with ease; and restore strength and balance between muscles on all sides of the neck, especially the anterior and posterior cervical muscles.

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Trainer Workshop: Beginning to Advanced Progressions with Flow on the Reformer
Apr
12
4:00 PM16:00

Trainer Workshop: Beginning to Advanced Progressions with Flow on the Reformer

This workshop will teach several sequences, from beginner to advanced, that introduce clients to the Reformer with the ITT Pilates principles. These exercise progressions include transitions for a sequence that flows, encouraging the participant to remain in their body. This is the ideal way to help your clients gain self-control and independence in their training.

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GATHER Intensive Training with Madeline Black
Mar
15
to Mar 23

GATHER Intensive Training with Madeline Black

Madeline Black is offering an opportunity to work with her intensively here at A Body of Work. She will reference her book "Centered" and add advanced movement skills that create instant, positive changes in the body. Experience first hand the Madeline Black "Centered" techniques, movement science in motion and receive personal feedback that deepens your capability as a movement specialist based in Pilates, Yoga, and GYROTONIC®.

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Centered Practice Lab 7: Weight Bearing on the Hands
Feb
22
4:00 PM16:00

Centered Practice Lab 7: Weight Bearing on the Hands

Explore the link from shoulder to elbow and wrist, and how to create balanced alignment through the chain for weight bearing exercises. Using techniques from Madeline Black’s book CENTERED, we will endeavor to reset the mobility and stability of the scapula through a combination of hands-on and movement techniques engaging surrounding muscles, releasing fascial restrictions, and improving coordination of the shoulder with the arm and thorax.

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Explorations into Extremes with Abel Horvath
Feb
8
to Feb 11

Explorations into Extremes with Abel Horvath

During this workshop, you will be guided through a series of exercises, exploring alternative ways of accessing the depths of your structure. You will gradually progress from the warming up and preparing exercises to the mobilizing, restructuring and strengthening ones. There will be time for learning the details while experimenting with intensity. Each participant will be seen as an individual being on his own journey - "the Extreme" is a relative term!

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Wellness Workshop: Gut Health Resolutions
Jan
23
6:00 PM18:00

Wellness Workshop: Gut Health Resolutions

Discover what all the fuss is about with the gut microbiome and the new discoveries that explain why it's so important to our health. Learn how to make easy and doable diet and lifestyle changes that will help to heal your gut and put you on a healthier, happier path. You'll enjoy gut-friendly snacks and learn to make a homemade plant-based beverage, which you’ll take home in a reusable 16-ounce jar. Recipes will be included.

This workshop is a repeat of the workshop held on Sunday, January 13, 2019 5:30 - 6:30 pm
(Due to the popularity of this topic, we are offering two options to attend.)

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Wellness Workshop: Gut Health Resolutions
Jan
13
5:30 PM17:30

Wellness Workshop: Gut Health Resolutions

Discover what all the fuss is about with the gut microbiome and the new discoveries that explain why it's so important to our health. Learn how to make easy and doable diet and lifestyle changes that will help to heal your gut and put you on a healthier, happier path. You'll enjoy gut-friendly snacks and learn to make a homemade plant-based beverage, which you’ll take home in a reusable 16-ounce jar. Recipes will be included.

This workshop will be repeated on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 6:00-7:00 pm
(Due to the popularity of this topic, we are offering two options to attend.)


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Nourish Yourself with Movement Through the Feldenkrais Method®
Nov
4
1:30 PM13:30

Nourish Yourself with Movement Through the Feldenkrais Method®

Autumn:  the season of leisurely contemplation and introspection.  Spend a Sunday afternoon slowing down and attending to how you move.  Could moving feel easier?  More coordinated?  More pleasurable?  Are you moving as one?  Or do parts of you feel stuck?  Absent?  Or perhaps like they have a mind of their own? 

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Annual ITT Pilates Alumni Event!
Sep
23
12:00 PM12:00

Annual ITT Pilates Alumni Event!

Join us for a FUN and FREE afternoon of networking and continuing education!

We invite you to come connect with past and present ITT Pilates students, ABOW instructors, and ITT Pilates Educators! Jean Sullivan, Ashley Beldon, Margaret Tappan and Fran Sholly will share with you some of their "favorite" exercises not included in the ITT Pilates training and why they use them often with their clients, plus an open Q and A on areas you would like to learn more about in the industry, as well as exercises to review in the ITT Pilates repertoire.

We look forward to seeing you!!!

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Encompass with Madeline Black
Sep
14
to Sep 18

Encompass with Madeline Black

The body moves in a predictably non-linear way. Madeline Black has developed a series of trainings to immerse the movement teacher into a highly focused and engaging experience to better understand these body movements and patterns. Madeline's approach to training is an organic process focused on precision and highly tuned movement techniques. These immersive trainings are for experts in movement looking to advance their education, perception, intuition, and manual skills. Madeline escorts each participant through personal feedback on the process of working with the body. She customizes each segment to match the needs and energy of the participants which provides a unique experience for each instructor.

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Centered Practice Labs 1-4
Jun
15
to Sep 7

Centered Practice Labs 1-4

Fridays 4-7pm
April 20, May 18, June 15, September 7

Jean Sullivan will lead a series of 3-hour practice labs for instructors seeking an opportunity to dig deeper into the work they've previously studied with Madeline Black and for those who have been doing self-study with her book Centered.

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doTERRA Essential Oils Workshop
Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

doTERRA Essential Oils Workshop

Please join us for an informative and experiential event where you will have the opportunity to experience first hand the how essential oils work and learn simple and effective self-care techniques utilizing these potent aromatic plant compounds. 

Essential oils often provide immediate relief from the discomforts associated with common health challenges while also addressing the root cause when used consistently over time. The complex nature of these aromatic plant compounds brings profound support to the structure and function of our systems.

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Essential Exercises
Apr
7
to Apr 22

Essential Exercises

If you like the Anatomy Course....you'll love our ITT Pilates Essential Exercises courses! Come learn about your body and deepen your own practice as a client or instructor.  Learn how to apply your knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics to any movement training you practice or teach. 

Dates: Sat & Sun April 7, 8, 21 and 22
Hours: 11:00am-6:00pm
Cost: $425

REGISTER ONLINE or by calling 415-561-3991

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Aerial Pilates Class Series
Apr
6
to May 18

Aerial Pilates Class Series

Fridays 2-3pm
April 6, April 20, May 4, May 18

Take your workout to new heights with this workout on a low hanging trapeze bar! This class is a fun and challenging workout for your whole body that combines the principles of Pilates with the aerial arts. You will build upper body strength in your arms, back and core while learning to hang safely for healthy shoulders.  The class includes Pilates, TRX and circuit moves to bring out your playful spirit. 

Instructor: Jean Sullivan
Cost: $45/single class or $160 for the series

REGISTER ONLINE or by calling 415-561-3991

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Finding Ground in Shaky Times with the Feldenkrais Method®
Mar
25
12:00 PM12:00

Finding Ground in Shaky Times with the Feldenkrais Method®

Explore the Feldenkrais Method® - a gentle movement method that will help you:

  • discover how reducing effort can bring better connection to the ground and your entire self
  • develop awareness of habitual movement patterns that can interfere with your relationship to support
  • experience a sense of ease and learn how to access and embody a deeper sense of grounding with your internal and external world

Instructor: Karen Zindars
Cost: $75

REGISTER ONLINE or by calling 415-561-3991

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Anatomy and Core Dynamics
Mar
24
12:00 PM12:00

Anatomy and Core Dynamics

The Anatomy & Core Dynamics Course will give you a solid foundation upon which to build your knowledge as a Pilates, Gyrotonic®, Yoga, or Fitness instructor. This course will cover the basic anatomy and core activation that every movement instructor needs to know.

Instructor: Jean Sullivan
Cost: $150

REGISTER ONLINE or by calling 415-561-3991

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