Educational Waveforms Pilates Workshops
Dance Bright is a workshop series that focuses on movement education and intelligent strength and conditioning specifically for dancers. The purpose of Dance Bright is to help dancers improve their body awareness, better understand their anatomy and alignment, and learn about proper muscle recruitment and release techniques. These workshops dig deeper into specific concepts and corrections that come up often in dance classes, but that a dance class setting doesn’t always have time to fully explain or explore. Workshops combine an element of lecture, movement exploration, strengthening, and stretching. They can be held on location, or at Waveforms Pilates. The series is designed for dancers ages 12-adult.
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Getting to Know Joe! – What Is Pilates?
This 30-minute workshop is designed for elementary-aged students to learn about who Joseph Pilates was and to experience some of the exercises he created. A brief history of Joseph Pilates and the Pilates method is shared, and then students are led through a short Pilates workout where they will learn 8 of Joseph Pilates original 34 mat exercises. Students are guided through imaginative age-appropriate cues to help them explore their mind-body connection. After all, Joseph Pilates said “Educate the Child First!” and had a vision for Pilates being in the school system.
Where’s Your Head At? – Exploring Forward Head Posture
When is the last time you were driving and felt your headrest? How often do you feel the backrest of your chair while sitting at the computer? Where do you hold your phone when you are texting or swiping? Explore the issue of forward-head posture and how it effects our posture, shoulders, and neck pain. Learn effective corrective exercises and Pilates tools to help combat this, and increase your awareness on this culturally relevant issue to bring your head back to your spine.
Two-feet forward – A look a the body from sole to spine
Join us for a discussion on our feet! “Two-Feet Forward” –weight distribution, proper tracking of the ankle, knee, and hip joints, and release work for our feet. Learning exercises for the feet and the important of “foot fitness”, a often neglected part of the body in fitness routines.
“Very helpful, interesting, and very well done. The presenter knew the material really well, and I felt it was relevant to my life.” -Workshop Attendee