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.
This 3-day course is a dynamic and systematic approach to preparing the spine and nervous system for the full formats featured in GYROKINESIS® Level 1. Three class formats are presented.
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.
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.
Jean will teach a series of sequences for assessing and determining exercise protocols for the lower quarter. She will demonstrate and then lead all participants through a sequence for the foot, the knee and the hip.
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®.
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.