#1: Supported Stretch Workshop on the Reformer & MINIMAX-The Soft Arc: Denver, CO 3/18-19, 2023
Dates: March 18th-19th, 2023
Location: Center Strength Pilates 1058 S. Gaylord Street Denver, CO
Discover how you can turn your Pilates Reformer into a magical yoga mat with support for stretches via the foot bar, shoulder rests, large box and MINIMAX -The Soft Arc.
The goal of this workshop is, for participants, to eventually add a NEW Supported Stretch Class to their schedule, increasing your studio's bottom line with a new complimentary class to your Pilates class offerings.
This workshop will focus on dynamic stretch flows and static meditative stretches inspired by physical therapy, Anatomy Trains®, yin & restorative yoga. The use of supports allows the muscles, fascia and joints to safely release - creating new degrees of freedom - thereby improving posture, mobility and even decreasing pain.
Introduce your clients to the power of activating their parasympathetic nervous system (the rest & digest system) via meditative stretches will aid in decreasing their stress and improving mental focus. Opening your practice to holistic health and fitness and setting your studio apart from the competition. Below are some reviews of clients:
Theresa, "My back has been feeling great, ever since last Stretch Class!"
Chris, " Stretch Class finally got my husband to try Pilates!"
Katie, " I wish we could have Stretch Class every day!"
Saturday, March 18th (Noon-6:00 PM) 5.5 hours of instruction
Noon-1:00pm Anatomy review of muscles, fascia, reflexes, creep and the parasympathetic nervous system and their role in decreasing stress, tone and tension. Cues to encourage finding the depth of the stretch.
1:00pm-2:00pm Warm-up stretch flows
2:00pm-3:30pm Shoulder stretches and side body/lateral fascial line stretches
3:30pm to 4:00pm break
4:00pm to 5:00pm Hamstrings and flexion of spine/posterior fascial line stretches
5:00pm to 6:00pm Inner thigh and rotations of hip stretches
Sunday, March 19th (8:00am-2:00pm) 5.5 hours of instruction
8:00am-8:30am Questions and review of stretches
8:30am-9:30am Hip flexors and thigh stretches
9:30am-10:30am Back bends/anterior fascial line stretches
10:30am -11:00am break
11:00am-12:00pm Spinal rotation stretches/ spiral fascial line stretches
12:00pm-2:00pm Programming - creating stretch flows from exercises learned to target a theme - Restricted Shoulder, Compressed Spine, Open Hips, Open Heart and Spine
Participants will receive the largest bulk discounts on the purchase of a MINIMAX-The Soft Arc: 1-2 will receive 15% discount, 3 + 20% discount, 6+ 25% discount, 9+ 30% discount.