Injuries, ailments and imbalances – workshop with Shari Berkowitz
The next Shari Berkowitz “Vertical Workshop Pilates Teacher Intensive” is coming up this October.
The intensive focuses on injuries, ailments and imbalances – working around the big stuff in sessions and group classes because it’s a rare client that has no aches or pains.
Whether in a private session or a group class, we must know how to work around all that our clients bring to the hour. Each hour you teach is a remarkable improvisational performance. However, any great improviser must know the guidelines or chaos ensues. In this workshop, we’ll delve into those very guidelines for issues of the spine, pelvis, spine (including neck), knees, ankles, feet, shoulder girdle, elbows, wrists and hands. We’ll take time on hyper-extension of the knees and elbows. We’ll also take careful consideration with osteoporosis, elderly clients, obese clients, pregnant and postpartum clients.
For each area, ailment or special case, we will work through the biomechanical implications working to understand how one compensates and how we seek to rework the biotensegrity. Additionally with special cases, we will endeavor to understand the biochemistry that affects the clients ability in the session. We must know what to watch out for to make wise choices of what to do and what not to do.
Apply these tools, knowledge and actions to Pilates Teaching…no matter what style you teach. You deserve the best tools possible!