Summer School is a series of Pilates continuing education for certified Pilates instructors.
Held at the original Pilates Co-op, FORM Pilates is THE place for serious Pilates instructors. FORM is a shared workspace just for Pilates instructors where they can bring their own clients, learn how to build their own business, and join a community of like minded peers.
Experienced Pilates pros know when our schedule frees up from teaching clients, we go back to school!
Sign up for one or all three workshops. We have great AC and promise you’ll have fun out of the sun!
MELT for Pilates Mat
with Hallee Altman | September 8 2017 12-2pm |
Experiencing the effects of connective tissue hydration in Pilates
The MELT Method is a self treatment technique that relieves the aches and pains and compensatory movement patterns associated with daily living. Pilates mat work often assumes a balanced body is ready to execute demanding bilateral exercises. As instructors, we know that the bodies that come to us for both private work and group classes are often unbalanced and asymmetrical. MELT offers a quick and easy way to enhance your own Pilates practice as well as your clients’.
The MELT Method uses a soft foam roller and specific MELT sequences that are designed to rehydrate the body and rebalance your nervous system. Not only will you feel the difference in your resting posture, but also in your Pilates mat work. Don’t miss this opportunity to transform your understanding of connective tissue (fascia) and its role in exercise.
In this workshop we will:
Discover the missing link in exercise and why understanding connective tissue is just as important for Pilates instructors as knowing the anatomy of muscles and bones.
Experience The MELT Method and its specific preparatory moves that will increase specificity and decrease compensatory patterns prior to Pilates Mat work.
Experience a complement to standard Pilates mat exercises with a soft half roller, bringing the support and challenge of the apparatus work to a group setting.
Come ready to move, discuss, and delve deeper into The MELT Method!
$125 for non members
$50 for Cooperative members
Hallee Altman is an advanced MELT instructor, the co-creator of MELT for Pilates, and the owner of The Center Studio®. She has been teaching the Pilates Method since 2001 when she was certified by Romana Kryzanowska. Hallee earned her PMA certification in 2013 and became a PMA continuing education provider in 2015.
Hallee has led numerous instructor and general public workshops on the topic of Pilates for people living with Parkinson Disease, Pilates mat classes, MELT, and the fusion of these two incredible and complementary modalities. She is inspired to teach others to better understand their body’s boundaries and intensify their workouts while staying pain-free.
Hallee graduated summa cum laude from Emory University in 1999, and in 2003 she earned a Master’s degree in Dance Education from NYU. She is the proud mom of two elementary school aged girls who love to use her Pilates studio as their playground!
Pilates Through Blossom’s Eyes
with Blossom Leilani | Friday August 18th 1-3pm | Privates and Duets avail: 10am, 11am, & 12pm
Infusing Kathy Grant’s influence into your current work
In this short play/workshop you will find inspiration and variation within the Classical Pilates routine. We will explore how Blossom Leilani Crawford uses Kathy Grant imagery and exercises to help add a new twist or two to you and your client’s “routine.”
Blossom is known for her insight into Kathy’s work after seventeen years at her side. With Kathy’s encouragement, Blossom went on to pursue private study with Pilates Elder Romana Kryzanowska. Blossom’s current work is a blend of her own considerable experience, Romana’s more traditional set of training methods, and Kathy’s flexible and demanding style. She is known for her ability to seamlessly integrate Pilates lineages as the situation demands, and for her insight into Kathy’s work. The diverse stylistic approaches Blossom can access on the spot has made her a sought after Pilates instructor at conferences throughout the United States and abroad.
In this workshop we will explore:
How to find a way to (literally and figuratively) add a twist to Classical Pilates exercises.
How to incorporate Kathy Grant’s imagery into your daily teaching.
How to improvise within the Classical Pilates repertoire while working with clients individually
$100 for non members before 8/4, after 8/4 $150 Use code SummaEarly108 at checkout
$75 for Cooperative members
Private and duet session available before the workshop. $150 per session.
Blossom Leilani Crawford is the owner and director of Bridge Pilates in Brooklyn, New York. She delivers her playful and powerful teaching methods that was developed during the seventeen years she worked with Pilates Elder Kathleen Stanford Grant. Since then, Blossom has made it her mission to expose each one of her students to the joy and satisfaction that comes from intelligent exercise.
She is known for her ability to seamlessly integrate Pilates lineages as the situation demands, and for her insight into Kathy’s work. The diverse stylistic approaches Blossom can access on the spot has made her a sought after Pilates instructor at conferences throughout the United States and abroad. Most importantly, Blossom is the fiercely proud mother of two children—which means balancing the career she loves with her desire to get dinner on the table in time!
www.bridgepilates.com | Instagram: @bridgepilates | https://www.facebook.com/bridge.pilates
with Michael Johnson | Friday July 21st 2017 1-3pm | Privates and Duets avail: 11-1 & 3-5pm
How Pilates Cross Pollinates other Disciplines
As busy Pilates instructors we tend to get Pilates tunnel vision. Do you find yourself focusing so much on Pilates that your body just doesn’t remember anything else? Just like the human body is interconnected, so are all forms of movement. To be an effective teacher we need to know how other movements influence our bodies and the bodies of our clients.
A seasoned athlete and experienced Pilates instructor, Michael Johnson has found the connection between the movement in his life. Join Michael for a Pilates discussion and experimentation on how Pilates can be translated across all physical training styles.
In this two hour workshop we’ll explore:
How to effectively working with athletes so they get what they need
Designing programs to help with injuries and speed recovery
Increasing Mobility to unlock other movement’s unlimited potential and performance
Come ready to move, discuss, and delve deeper into the Pilates method
$75 for non members
$50 for Cooperative members
Must be a certified Pilates instructor to attend.
Private and duet session available before or after workshop. $150 per session.
Micheal’s Mom first introduced him to Pilates and yoga when he was 16. An all around athlete in high school, Pilates had a profound affect on his life. A valuable addition to the sports he already played- Lacrosse, golf, cross country, skied, windsurfing, and mountain biking, Micheal found the yoga and Pilates a new challenge for this inflexible athlete.
Fascinated by learning more Pilates Micheal went through his first certification by Kim Lee in 1995, then later also was certified by Romana n 1997. His learning continued with his Yoga certification by Richard Villella in 2011 After 35 years of daily practice he is STILL receiving all the profound benefits of these powerful methods. Find Michael living and teaching in NYC.
https://www.matfit.com/ | Instagram: @matfit_nyc