Past Workshops

Rhinebeck Pilates offers continuing education workshops for Pilates teachers and serious students. Our workshops and seminars are greatly beneficial to all pilates instructors from all schools of Pilates who want to gain a deeper knowledge of Classical Pilates. Our studio is conveniently located in the Hudson Valley, between Poughkeepsie and Albany, New York. We have hosted many well-known teachers such as Sean Gallagher, Junghee Won, Simona Cipriani, Jennifer DeLuca, and Enja Schenck. Click here for upcoming workshops, click here for upcoming workshops with Elaine.

 

Past Workshops

USING FOAM ROLLERS AND BALLS TO ACTIVELY RELEASE AND STRETCH TRIGGER POINTS WITH SEAN GALLAGHER

This workshop will teach you how to use foam rollers and balls with your clients and yourself to actively release and stretch the dysfunctional myofascial trigger points. 
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THE GUILLOTINE WITH SIMONA CIPRIANI

Join Simona for this workshop covering a wide range of exercises for the whole body on the Guillotine. Whether you have regular access to working on a Guillotine or not, it’s something to have experienced and practiced on during your teaching career.
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ADVANCED SYSTEM: THREE WORKSHOPS ON ALL APPARATUS WITH ENJA SCHENCK

Enja Schenck came to Rhinebeck Pilates and offered three advanced workshops: classical mat, reformer, and chairs and barrels.

 
 

SWEDISH BARS WORKSHOP WITH SIMONA CIPRIANI

The Swedish Bar exercises, as taught by Roman Kryzanowska, provide an important stepping stone for the cadillac, barrels and guillotine. For this workshop you will learn new sequences, progressions and modifications. Take these back to your clients and give them what they need to take their Pilates to the next level! Or, get inspired to buy a set of these for your studio to introduce some new stretches and exercises to your clients.
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Touching and Spotting with Junghee Won

Practice and learn the Authentic Pilates approach to touching and spotting on the intermediate reformer and mat. Experience how the art of touching and spotting enhances your teaching and benefits your clients.  Bring your clients into a deeper connection to the powerhouse, longer stretches and opposition, and assist them to find their ideal in each exercise. We will focus on the reformer and mat, with additional apparatus by request as time allows. Check out the re-cap on pilates-gratz.com

 

Understanding the Dynamic Spine with Sean Gallagher

Understanding the dynamic spine from an orthopedic, osteopathic , physical therapy, and contrology standpoint from the early 1900’s to what is considered current today.We will discuss scoliosis, osteoporosis and osteopenia, degeneration disk and joint disease, boney anomalies and other issues related to the spine. Using old and new photographs from multiple sources we will visually explore the different exercises, braces, apparatus and surgical interventions used though out this time period to address spinal issues. You will learn how look for and see skeletal imbalances inside and outside the spine that are common causes of spinal dysfunction. You will learn what you can change easily and what you can not in the work you do. We will explore the different ways you can use the apparatus to address the musculature imbalances seen in spinal and other skeletal variations as well as how to teach your client traditional or modified exercises that can have an effect on all of these different syndromes and issues.

 

The History of Exercise with Sean Gallagher

Join us in learning the history of exercise with Sean P. Gallagher, BFA, PT, CPT, CFP, EMT, MS. We will look at old pictures of yoga, german and swedish gymnastics, phys ed, PT, and then discuss the similarities of them with pilates as well as the differences.  This workshop will give us a real insight as to where Joseph Pilates got the ideas behind his exercises and equipment, and teach us what was going on in the world of exercise before Joseph Pilates’ method.