December 15, 2018 / 8:30AM - 4:30PM / $250
8:30-9:30 Group Mat Class
9:30-12:30 Workshop (see descriptions below)
1:30-4:30 Workshop (see descriptions below)
Anula Maiberg, co-owner of Sixth Street Pilates, was born in Israel and moved to NYC in 2001. In 2010 Anula decided to attended the Kane School for Core Integration and was fully certified by Kelly Kane. In 2014 she graduated the Kathy Grant Heritage Training® led by Cara Reeser of Pilates Aligned in Denver.
Anula has made a name for herself in the Pilates world, being featured in Pilates Style Magazine, is an instructor for Pilates Anytime, and has over 23.7K Instagram followers. Her unique way of thinking about Pilates and movement has caught the attention of many.
Join us for a 6 hour workshop/movement experience with Anula . Topics will include "Where Should I Be Feeling This?" and "Building Community in Your Studio".
Where Should I Be Feeling This: Pilates Flow For Uncertain Times
What's wrong with that question? Why is it OK to politely decline to answer? Pilates is a practice, a lifestyle and a method of movement. We are not healers, doctors or therapists. We teach Pilates and that is more than enough. Do we "owe" our students a "burn"? Does "not feeling" it mean a movement has no value? Is it within our scope of practice to tailor a session to our student's individual nervous systems? Are our student's feelings or lack of feeling or feeling in the "wrong" places facts? Can we help our students find a better more useful vocabulary for sensation, pain, muscle activation and harm. Why is one muscle better than another? Lower back sensation is bad. Abdominal sensation is good. Neck sensation is bad. Tricep sensation is good. These are value judgments. What are they based on and how can we guide a session with less sensation based judgments?
Pilates Partnering: Building Community in Your Studio
As group classes on the apparatus and the Mat become larger and larger we need to grow with the times. The issue is that there is only one teacher to any number of students. We cannot spot everyone. Does this mean we need to "dumb" down our teaching? Will group class students never advance from the basics because no one can look out of their safety? In this workshop we will tackle some easy to grasp ideas on how to give students the tools they need to support each other. They will need to leave their own Mat or Reformer and walk over to another human and potentially lend a hand. This type of assistance between students helps build a community in the classroom. Familiar strangers become friends. The sometimes remover or isolated idea of the Pilates experience becomes more open and warm. This feeling of community helps with student retention rates and overall happiness. Students leave class feeling supported, worked out and educated on some more advanced movements they could not do alone or with only one teacher in the room.
The following topics will be covered in the workshops and movement expereinces:
Why shapes repeat in Pilates protocols and why it matters. We will go over repeated patters and look at how they can be used towards ease of movement and more flowing transitions.
Mat class though Rotation:
In this class we will examine moments of rotations in the original work but also see where we could potentially add to our movement vocabulary.
Mat class through Extension:
Why are we scared of our necks and low backs? Its extension limited to the spine? We will discuss and explore how the hip complex and our eyes dictate range of motion.
Mat class through Lateral Flexion:
Side bending! We tend to favor the sagittal plane. What happens when the mat work goes sideways and how can we strategies ways to implement there tools in a large group mat class.