Many of us don’t leverage the spirals of the upper quarter aside from rotation of certain fingers in texting. This highly experiential workshop explores the spirals and 3D movement within the structural elements of the trunk, arms and neck via the fascia as the great connector. Through useful weight-bearing hand-sequencing and hanging motions we can restore natural movement patterns and improve the fascial integrity. Whether you’re a Stiff Sam or Hypermobile Helen, you will experience increases in strength and mobility that also improve joint integrity and stability. Learn how these elements translate into backbends and better spinal motion, postural control and greater freedom in the body. This workshop is open to movement and exercise professionals of all disciplines and their students.
This one-day retreat provides women with support and healing from fellow cancer survivors and insights from medical and wellness experts. Rebekah will discuss Buff Bones® as it relates to cancer treatment and offer a chair class, based on the protocol from her recent pilot study with Hartford Hospital’s Bone and Joint Institute. Keynote speaker Dr. Janko Nikolich-Zugich, an internationally known expert on aging and immune-system researcher at the University of Arizona, will discuss the demographic and biological basis of aging and reversing age-related illness.
Social Media – Friend or Foe to our Pilates Businesses and Industry?
Social media has become the key marketing tool for many Pilates teachers. Platforms like Instagram and Facebook can help attract clients, develop brands, and connect instructors worldwide. Social Media can also be used to sensationalize issues, misinform, and damage the Pilates profession. The panel will share their thoughts on how to use social media to build a business, and still be professional. Examples of the type of questions that will be explored are: How do we showcase Pilates as an entire system without reducing it to cool tricks and individual exercises? How do we guide safety and education for the public and newer teachers? How do we avoid sharing “fake news”? How do we elevate the standard and quality of Pilates? This is not a basic how-to guide for using social media, but rather a discussion with panelists who have successfully used social media to build their businesses and unite the Pilates community.
Chair: John Marston, PMA Board Director; Panelists: Rebekah Rotstein, Buff Bones®; Benjamin Degenhardt, 360° Pilates; Tracey Mallett, Booty Barre®; and Delia Buckmaster, Delia Pilates®.
Bone density rushes to the forefront of our attention as we age, but the strength of our bones and our bodies is a more complex picture. Learn the nature of bone building and the secrets to bone safety. Experience enjoyable and accessible yet challenging movement options. Discover new sensations and exercises you didn't realize you could execute.
Join us for a lively workshop to experience a class of the medically-endorsed Buff Bones® system, followed by a presentation with Q&A to identify the basics of bone health, the myths surrounding it and the potential to stay mobile and fracture-free.
The lumbo-pelvic region is the gateway between the upper and lower body and serves as our center of gravity. The area absorbs and transmits force to produce power in movement - but is also a common site of dysfunction. This workshop explores the region from a global view, using the fascia as a conduit to examine the bones and muscles along with nerves and organs, while also examining through a micro lens to highlight the interplay of the various joints and recognize this as a crucial energy center. Discover techniques to assess dysfunction and alleviate symptoms of pain and discomfort. Learn simple exercises that apply to Pilates, yoga and personal training to fine-tune your skillset and assist your clients.