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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
5
to Sep 9

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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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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