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  • Tuesday, October 8, 2013
  • 4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM
    Registration for Pre-Conference Workshop Attendees Only
  • Wednesday, October 9, 2013
  • 7:00 AM  -  5:30 PM
    Registration open  (Caribbean Ballroom Foyer)
     

    Pre-Conference Workshop

    8:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Pre-Conference Workshop I/Subtle Energy, Fascia and Pilates  (Tampa Room)
    Presented by Carol M. Davis, DPT, EdD, MA, FAPTA. Cellular homeostasis is central to whole body health. The science of vibration, or subtle energy, reveals that all of our 50-75 trillion cells are embedded in an environment of connective tissue or fascia. When fascia gets restricted, more is impeded than just smooth muscle contractions. When trauma, inflammation or poor posture create fascial restrictions, muscles cannot work smoothly, and cannot serve as the conduction system for the vibration of subtle energy. Fascia can be influenced by pressure and stretch. Using Barnes Myofascial Release, we can locate fascial restrictions that distort posture and interfere with cellular homeostasis, and release those restrictions, allowing for smoother motion and improved physiological function. This lecture will focus on the latest science of fascia, and its role and function in movement and cellular homeostasis. On a practical level, we will experience together what our own energy field feels like, along with the energy of others. jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjddhshsjgs.jkbsbh.anbkla.kgjabjkbgajkbgkjabgk.bgkabkgbsjgbajkbgjabgjbgjlabgjabjgabjgbajlkbgjabgjlsbgjlabgjlabgjlbasjlkgbasjgbaljgnsjbgjabljjbalbgabgljablgbalgbajgbjabgjabgjabgljkbnglkjabnfjknagkljfnagkljbagklagjabgjbajlgagblnajgakljbgajklbgljabgjlabgkljabgkjabgkjbgkljbsaglkjbagjkabgjajgbalkgjbabgklajbglkjabgjasbgkljabgljbsagjlknajgnalfjdkbrjbglakbgljabglabjagjkarrgblkjanlkjnglkjanglablgabjgslbajbgalbgjalbglkbaglabljgblasjbgabgljasbgjasbgkljasbgljabnsgljbsajglbsalgbaslkjbgasbglajlaljabgljabjlbgajlgljabgjnljabdnslkjbalkjbgljsbglkajbgjbklajbgkjabgjlbajklgnkjlsbgkljsabgjkabgkljasbgljkankjgakjbgalkjlaslzjlabkjlgbakljgbkjlabgkjbjksnbgljabgjbagljsbgsbb;gjkna;gbang;skngalkng;anajng;kang;kangknag;lkankgasngkakngnkl;skngko;asng;klarngao;kngkoangokngknsgklango;knang;akngo;kang;;a;kgsngkna;gnak;gn;akngk;nglk;angk;sng;knklnflaknga;kngkankna;lkgnak;gnkan;aknkang;ka.ioag;.jkona;kogn;kgnko;a
    Fee  Optional  Closed 
    8:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Pre-Conference Workshop II/Introduction to The Booty Barre Method  (CB I,II,III)
    Presented by Tracey Mallett, PMA®-CPT. The Booty Barre is an established international barre workout that alternates controlled deep muscle conditioning with intervals of cardio techniques. Choreographed to up-beat music of 126 beats per minute that will inspire you to move your body, The Booty Barre will get your heart pumping with elements of dance, Pilates, yoga and cardio moves, seamlessly put together and performed functionally at the ballet barre. Participants will: learn cues and techniques to stand correctly at the barre, plus classic Booty Barre signature moves to work the total body; learn why the Booty Barre Method will complement your Pilates practice and your clients; and learn techniques to prevent future barre injuries with common technique mistakes.
    Fee  Optional 
    8:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Pre-Conference Workshop III/Experience the GYROTONIC® Method: A Circuit Workout & Workshop  (CB IV)
    Presented by Angela Crowley, LMT, NMT, GCFP. Experience a full line of the most current Gyrotonic Equipment including the Cobra® Elite, GYROTONER®, Archway, Leg Extension Unit, and Jumping Stretching Board. You will experience a vast array of Gyrotonic exercises through this Circuit Workout using all the exciting equipment. This system extends the core strength of Pilates through every conceivable plane of functional movement. Your movement flows rhythmically while the machines support and guide the body into freedom and balance. We will explore the basic concepts of the Gyrotonic system and develop their progressions on the equipment. No experience is required. Space is limited, so please reserve now. Catch the GYROTONIC Wave, The Art of Exercising and Beyond®. * GYROTONIC, GYROTONER, Cobra and The Art of Exercising and Beyond are registered trademarks of Gyrotonic Sales Corp and are used with permission.
    Fee  Optional 
    12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM
    Lunch on Own
     

    Pre-Conference Workshop

    1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Pre-Con Workshop IV/Movement Strategies in the Pilates Environment for Proximal Control of Gait  (Tampa Room)
    Presented by Elizabeth Larkam, PMA®-CPT. A short course affiliated with Heroes in Motion, an initiative of the Pilates Method Alliance. How can Pilates teachers assist clients with motor control limitations and improve their ability to walk? This workshop will explore how to practice Pilates movement sequences that facilitate the alignment and movement relationship of the thoraco-lumbar junction with the sacrum, in all planes of motion. Practicing spine lateral flexion, lateral translation, rotation, extension and flexion develop accuracy around the central axis. We will also explore the myofascial meridians articulated by Thomas Myers in his book Anatomy Trains, which suggest a map for spatial sequencing of the fascial continuities that connect the thorax and the pelvis, the shoulder girdle and the pelvic girdle, the trunk and the limbs. Research on the structure, properties and function of the neuro myofascial network provides guidelines for the optimal resistance, tempo and duration of movement practice. The workshop will include extensive case study video, providing examples of movement sequences for clients with prosthetic limbs, vestibular dysfunction, or traumatic brain injury. Note: This workshop does not include practice with Pilates equipment; it has been developed for this conference in support of the PMA’s Heroes in Motion initiative. It is a sub-set of the 16-hour equipment-based course offered by Balanced Body Education, called Movement Strategies in the Contemporary Pilates Environment.
    Fee  Optional  Closed 
    1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Pre-Conference Workshop V/Teaching Mat for Mixed Abilities with Stretch-eze®  (CB I,II,III)
    Presented by Katherine & Kimberly Corp, PMA®-CPTs. Satisfying class needs of the de-conditioned as well as the advanced Pilates mat student can often be challenging even for the accomplished teacher. Introducing circular whole body resistance bands provides essential assistance to the new exerciser and whole body resistance for the more seasoned student. Working within the safety of a closed kinetic chain, sensation is more pronounced, proper alignment more likely, and correct muscle activation in any given exercise deeper. The advanced student not only intensifies the load but becomes privy to a more dynamic, fascia-like connectivity between body halves, improving proximal/distal initiation and overall functionality.
    Fee  Optional 
    1:30 PM  -  5:00 PM
    PMA Pilates Certification Exam  (CB IV)
    Take this opportunity to become a PMA Certified Pilates Teacher! This exam, developed by Pilates teachers and facilitated by the PMA’s test administration company Castle Worldwide Inc., is becoming the international standard for safety and competency for Pilates professionals. In order to establish the practice of teaching Pilates as a profession, we must have a professional credential for the benefit of the public. Why not take the opportunity to become a PMA Certified Pilates Teacher at the conference, and join in this exciting movement? Exam candidates must register for the exam and pay their fee directly to Castle Worldwide Inc., the PMA’s test administration company, by fax or mail. NO ON-SITE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE PERMITTED. Visit the Certification page on www.pilatesmethodalliance.org to learn more http://www.pilatesmethodalliance.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3300. Do you have questions about registering and eligibility for the exam? Call Ray Infante, Certification Specialist at the PMA 305 573 4946 X 208 or email rayi@pilatesmethodalliance.org.
     Optional  Closed 
    5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM
    PMA Plaza Opening Reception/Sip & Shop!  (Grand Ballroom)
    5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM
    First Time Attendee Orientation  (CB I & II)
    8:00 PM 
    ATTENDEES ON THEIR OWN FOR EVENING ACTIVITIES
  • Thursday, October 10, 2013
  • 7:00 AM  -  5:30 PM
    Registration Open/Schedule Changes  (CB Foyer)
    7:15 AM  -  9:00 AM
    Breakfast & PMA Plaza Open  (Grand Ballroom)
     

    Mat Class

    7:45 AM  -  8:45 AM
    MC1/Pre-Pilates Mat Class with Deborah Lessen  (OB I,II,III,IV)
    REPEATED OCTOBER 11, 2013
     Optional 
    9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM
    General Assembly  (Caribbean Ballroom )
    Celebrate the opening of our 13th Annual Meeting, and kick off your conference experience with friends and colleagues.
     

    Workshop

    10:45 AM  -  12:45 PM
    WS1/Alice Becker - Create Space In Your Joints Using The Reformer and Trapeze Table Combined!  (OB I)
    Come to see an exploratory approach of creative and very functional exercises with deep base on Polestar Pilates Movement Principles, and expand your resources with clients and patients. The combination of the Trapeeze Table with the Reformer or the Reformer with Infinity Bar, provide an entire new repertoire option, making the Reformer even more complete and powerful than it already is. A total inversions of the bar position using the Infinity Footbar or the Trapeeze Tower Bar, allow numerous new and useful exercises that include joint traction and mobilization, from basic to advanced levels, applicable to a large variety of populations.
     Optional 
    10:45 AM  -  12:45 PM
    WS1/Brent Anderson - Overcoming Chronic Pain through the Application of Pilates' Guiding Principles  (CB I,II,III)
    How do I help my clients that are in chronic pain? This has become a common question of Pilates teachers as research continues to support Pilates intervention for special populations. Dr. Anderson will share practical tools that are within the scope of practice for a Pilates Teacher to make the greatest change in the quality of your client’s life. Participants will experience how the mental and spiritual elements of Pilates can often result in the greatest affect in the "Return to Life" of our clients with special needs.
     Optional 
    10:45 AM  -  12:45 PM
    WS1/Dawn-Marie Ickes - Addressing Balance and Fall Risks with Pilates  (OB II)
    This experiential course is designed to relate the latest research and evidence-based practice findings to class programming for high-risk fallers. Following a brief review of the mechanisms for balance control and developing appropriate balance programming, we will use tools to decrease our own balance in order to bring about an increased awareness of what this population experiences during exercise and movement using Pilates equipment. We will then work together to identify how the programming and sequences assist with the integration of the balance systems during the class.
     Optional 
    10:45 AM  -  12:45 PM
    WS1/Kevin Bowen - Old Dog - New Trick  (OB IV)
    This workshop will look at the evolution of the Pilates method over the 90 plus years since its introduction, from the perspective of changes to the equipment which have deviated from the original designs. We will review springs, wheels, straps, ropes, and height, from the original designs to the many and varied modern modifications. Participants will learn: how the smallest adjustments and changes to the equipment can affect the original intention and performance of the exercises; how design changes add new functionality and how that compares with historical functionality; how changes affect the 'feeling' and result of the historical exercises. With an understanding of forces, angles and spring resistance, Pilates teachers will learn how to make intelligent choices with this knowledge for better program design and results.
     Optional 
    10:45 AM  -  12:45 PM
    WS1/Lesly Levy - Powerhouse Actions on the Wunda Chair  (CB V )
    This workshop will take you through an in-depth look at how the wunda chair differs from other apparatus and how various exercises will target specific muscular actions while challenging balance, flexibility and both isotonic and isometric contractions. We will discuss stability, strength, stretch and stamina as they relate to the wunda chair, as well as appropriate cueing for each exercise. Your increased knowledge coupled with the art of teaching will take your students to their edge and just beyond.
     Optional 
    10:45 AM  -  12:45 PM
    WS1/Nora St. John - Observing and Correcting Global Movement Patterns  (OB III)
    Learning to observe global movement patterns will enhance your ability to create long lasting change in your clients. When the body is looked at as a whole, the root of the dysfunctional pattern can be grasped more easily and the solution becomes clear. Using simple exercises, Nora will teach you how to quickly recognize common dysfunctional movement patterns and postural habits and outline specific ways to work with them in the Pilates environment.
     Optional 
    10:45 AM  -  12:45 PM
    WS1/Suzanne Martin - The Pilates Foot  (CB IV)
    The foot alone has 26 bones and 57 joints. It rarely works in isolation from the rest of the body. Foot types vary between the flat foot and the arched foot. The biomechanical impact each type makes is felt throughout the entire leg and into the spinal system. Learn how the foot guides the actions of the sacro-iliac joint, and then travels up the myofascial connections of the inner and outer units. Learn techniques that show Pilates is the perfect medium to address the many foot issues of our clients.
     Optional 
     

    Business Session

    10:45 AM  -  12:45 PM
    WS1/Amy Cady - 7 Success Steps To Your Pilates Career And Beyond  (Tampa Room)
    Success in your Pilates career begins with you. If you don’t believe in yourself, then how will you attract clients? The following 7 success steps will help produce more income, more free time, more balance and fun in your life which will produce a happy, healthier, successful Pilates career and beyond. You will learn about techniques, tools and resources to start your transformation, take on new opportunities, and have the confidence to move forward. And if you've ever wanted to become more focused, more centered, more joyful and more connected to others this workshop will get you started on your path to S-U-C-C-E-S-S.
     Optional 
    12:45 PM  -  2:15 PM
    Lunch in PMA Plaza  (Grand Ballroom)
    12:45 PM  -  4:00 PM
    PMA Plaza Open  (Grand Ballroom)
     

    Panel

    2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM
    Panel Discussion: “Is Pilates therapy? Why do medical professionals refer to you?”  (CB I,II,III)
    Chair: Trent McEntire, PMA®-CPT. Panelists TBA.
     Optional 
     

    Mat Class

    2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM
    MC2/Classical Mat Class with Alisa Wyatt  (CB IV)
     Optional 
    2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM
    MC2/Classical Mat Class with Jennifer Stacey  (CB V)
     Optional 
    2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM
    MC2/Classical Mat Class with Pat Guyton  (OB III)
     Optional 
    2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM
    MC2/Classical Mat Class with Sally Anderson  (OB I)
     Optional 
    2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM
    MC2/Classical Mat Class with Wendy LeBlanc-Arbuckle  (OB II)
     Optional  Closed 
    2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM
    MC2/Contemporary Mat Class with Pamela Turner  (CB VI & VII)
     Optional 
     

    Special Workshop

    2:30 PM  -  5:30 PM
    Special Workshop: First Generation Teacher, Lolita San Miguel  (OB IV)
    Part 1.“My 55 Years With The Pilates Method: Passion, Addiction, or Lifestyle?”“Lifestyle” is the most comprehensive description, but yet insufficient for a process that covers so much ground, from curative to preventive, from helping achieve physical fitness to just making a person feel good, energized and alive, a system which can be incorporated into so many activities of daily life. I also include under the subheading of “Joe, Clara, Carola and I,” a history of my relationship with these incredible people and wonderful teachers from whom I had the privilege to learn what we now call “Pilates.”
    Part 2. “Before and After The Hundred.”A technique class that covers the following: Releasing stress and preparing for class through breathing; Movements of the spine so as to maintain it strong, healthy and flexible; The feet - basis of our posture; The Kegels and core control; Lubricating the upper skeleton - the hips, the head, shoulders and neck; Wrists, fingers (important to fight the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome epidemic); and much more.
     Optional 
     

    Workshop

    4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM
    WS2/Christine Romani Ruby - Categorizing Low Back Pain for Management through Pilates  (CB V)
    Every adult will have low back pain at some point in his or her life. Managing this pain can often be challenging while still trying to keep in shape. Pilates can be the one best method, but it is important to know which exercises to emphasize. In this workshop, learn to categorize your clients’ low back condition and it will allow you to apply one of three exercise plans. Also, learn the red flags of when exercise should be stopped or modified.
     Optional 
    4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM
    WS2/Jennifer Kries - How to Become an Exceptional Teacher Through Touch  (CB IV)
    In this exciting workshop, you will be presented with the tools to assist you in becoming a skillful hands-on practitioner. Learn how touch can greatly enhance your communication skills and the effectiveness of the exercises you already know. Watch your teaching improve dramatically, develop a new confidence in your teaching, and take your understanding of Joseph Pilates‚ to a whole new level. Through practice on your colleagues, sharpen your skills of intuition, perception and communication as you learn the importance of giving and receiving feedback. Get immediate information about how your touch feels in a safe, supportive and nurturing environment.
     Optional 
    4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM
    WS2/Madeline Black - Ease the Knees  (OB I)
    Healthy and pain free knees allow us to do every known physical activity in life. Knee dysfunction is one of the most frequent musculoskeletal problems. 52% of people over the age of 45 have a torn meniscus, many with no symptoms. In this workshop, Madeline Black will review key anatomical relationships that place forces on the knee; address how to heal your knees without surgery through non-apparatus and Pilates apparatus corrective exercise.
     Optional 
    4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM
    WS2/Rael Isacowitz - Reaching Higher Ground  (OB III)
    This workshop is strongly recommended for accomplished professionals. As more and more people do Pilates over an extended period of time, so more enthusiasts are reaching the advanced level repertoire. Even if you yourself have mastered these exercises, teaching them requires a unique set of skills. This workshop focuses on providing active and hands-on guidance to creating systematic and well-formatted instruction at the advanced level. The goal, as always, is successful and safe teaching.
     Optional 
     

    Business Session

    4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM
    WS2/Alycea Ungaro - Synthesis  (Tampa Room)
    Synthesis is often the missing piece in the operation of a successful Pilates business. Whether you are an independent practitioner or full service studio owner, the ability to synthesize your business strategies and teaching techniques into a simple formula that reliably builds your business year after year is vital and necessary process. It is possible to love your business as much as you love your teaching. Learn to approach your day-to-day operations with the tools and techniques, strategies and vision that will catapult you forward professionally and personally.
     Optional 
     

    Research Session

    4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM
    WS2/Sherri Betz - Research Roundtable  (CB I,II,III)
    PMA Research Committee Chair Sherri Betz will host a series of research presentations relevant to the practice of Pilates. Contributors to be confirmed.
     Optional 
    8:00 PM  -  9:00 PM
    WORLD FILM PREMIERE - Followed by drinks & dancing  (CB V, VI, VII & VIII)
    "A Movement of Movement; The Essence of Pilates" A Film by Mark Pedri
  • Friday, October 11, 2013
  • 7:00 AM  -  5:30 PM
    Registration Open/Schedule Changes  (Caribbean Ballroom Foyer)
    7:15 AM  -  9:15 AM
    Breakfast & PMA Plaza Open  (Grand Ballroom)
     

    Mat Class

    7:45 AM  -  8:45 AM
    MC3/Pre-Pilates Mat Class with Deborah Lessen  (OB I,II,III,IV)
     Optional  Closed 
    9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM
    Memorial Gathering  (CB V, VI, VII & VIII)
     

    Workshop

    10:45 AM  -  12:45 PM
    WS3/Cathleen Murakami - Rooting to Reach: Understanding how to Anchor and still be able to Fly  (CB IV)
    Now that you have been teaching for a while are you undergoing some frustration in your effectiveness? Are you acutely aware of where the client needs to go, but are unable to springboard them beyond their current plateau? Stabilization is a fundamental key concept in Pilates, yet overemphasizing this can lead to rigid inhibition of movement, both physically and energetically. Experience how you can free mobility while sustaining stability through your own understanding of three key questions. Inspired by Irene Dowd's book, Taking Root to Fly, learn how you can anchor your stabilization points and through contrast, unleash a greater freedom in the mind, the breath, and the body.
     Optional 
    10:45 AM  -  12:45 PM
    WS3/Lise Stolze - Pilates For Low Back Pain: Getting Better Results  (OB IV)
    This workshop will present the results of current research in the development of a preliminary clinical prediction rule for low back pain patients who benefit from Pilates exercise. It will explore typical movement patterns associated with spine pathology, and present the most effective movement applications and cuing techniques in the Pilates environment to restore function to low back pain patients based on their classification. The workshop will explore Pilates based mat exercises that represent the movement applications most suited to each classification.
     Optional 
    10:45 AM  -  12:45 PM
    WS3/Meital Shemesh - Pilates for Promoting Recovery After Central Nervous System (CNS) Injuries  (CB V)
    This workshop will provide an overview of the principals of rehabilitation after CNS injuries and will focus on a typical Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA) stroke. The session will help participants understand the mechanism of the stroke, together with the basic methodologies of Pilates exercises. Modified Pilates exercises can be helpful in addressing CNS injuries, becoming an integral part of the rehabilitation process. I will demonstrate exercises that relate to functional movement and we will discuss their advantages and disadvantages. Participants will practice these exercises with half of their body tied, in order to experience what the stroke patient feels when attempting to move.
     Optional 
    10:45 AM  -  12:45 PM
    WS3/Rachel Taylor Segel - The Magic Pilates Foot  (OB II)
    One part of the client's body that is notoriously underdeveloped, often abused, and elusive at best, is the foot. Joseph Pilates knew this and created specialized equipment and exercises to rapidly strengthen and integrate the feet with the rest of the body. There is phenomenal potential to correct this very underused yet complicated body part and by doing so transform the rest of the body simultaneously into a naturally and efficiently moving organic unity. How fabulous to address the foot alignment and receive psoas tone, a pain-free sacrum, neck tension release‚ and more! We will review the Corrector exercises as well as Towel and Standing Foot Exercises in all their richness and learn to track their effects through the entire body. Wouldn’t every client be better served to feel these full-body effects sooner and build upon them in the rest of their workout, exponentially making so much more of every exercise? Yes!
     Optional 
     

    Business Session

    10:45 AM  -  12:45 PM
    WS3/Michael Goldsmith - Remaining Relevant to Today's Tech Savvy Clientele  (CB I,II,III)
    Explore how recent tech advancements like social media and mobile marketing have transformed consumer behavior, dictating a shift in how you market to your current and future clients. Learn first-hand what strategies have proven most successful for studios just like yours, and leave with a better understanding of how you can navigate social trends to attract new clients and keep them coming back again and again.
     Optional 
    12:45 PM  -  2:15 PM
    Lunch in PMA Plaza  (Grand Ballroom)
    12:45 PM  -  2:15 PM
    PMA Plaza Open  (Grand Ballroom)
     

    Panel

    2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM
    Panel Discussion: “Is Pilates therapy? Why do medical professionals refer to you?”  (OB II)
    Chair: Trent McEntire, PMA®-CPT. Panelists tbc.
     Optional 
     

    Mat Class

    2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM
    MC4/Classical Mat Class with Erika Groff  (CB IV)
     Optional 
    2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM
    MC4/Contemporary Mat Class with Michelle Dorsey  (CB V)
     Optional 
    2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM
    MC4/Contemporary Mat Class with Montse Cosin  (CB VI & VII)
     Optional 
    2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM
    MC4/Contemporary Mat Class with Ricardo Jaramillo (In Spanish/En Espanol)  (CB I,II,III)
     Optional 
     

    Special Workshop

    2:30 PM  -  5:30 PM
    WS4/Cara Reeser-The Perfect Preparation: Skill building for full expression in your Pilates practice  (OB IV)
    First Generation Pilates teacher Kathy Grant brought a great wealth of knowledge and creativity to the work she taught. She always told us that she wanted us to be warmed up and well prepared to practice the exercises that Mr. Pilates taught her. Kathy called her preparatory work “Before the Hundreds”. In this course we will explore some of the skill building exercises from both Kathy’s vocabulary and mine, with an eye towards helping our clients gain more control, greater range, and improved alignment, with the ultimate goal of expressing themselves fully while practicing the traditional Pilates repertory.
     Optional  Closed 
    2:30 PM  -  5:30 PM
    WS4/Mary Bowen - Body & the Psyche - Two workshops in one  (OB I)
    Part 1: For the Body - Pilates from Then to Now and Ever Evolving. Part 2: For the Psyche - Ever feel you're going nuts? Because of yourself or a client? Jungian Typology can show you why that can happen and what it's about!
     Optional 
    2:30 PM  -  5:30 PM
    WS4/Michele Larsson - Mat Class for the Masses  (OB III)
    How do you teach a mixed level, drop-in mat class for a group of people you do not know? We have all been asked to do that. This workshop will give you safe, fun modifications of Pilates exercises plus guidelines for how to make your own changes and keep clients safe. ** Please bring a mat and be prepared to workout!
     Optional 
     

    Panel

    4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM
    Panel Discussion: Programming Pilates for Youth  (OB II)
    Chair: Celeste Zopich, PMA®-CPT, Pilates Youth Program
     Optional 
     

    Mat Class

    4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM
    MC5/Classical Mat Class with Gail Giovanniello  (CB IV)
     Optional 
    4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM
    MC5/Contemporary Mat Class with Amanda Jessee  (CB I,II,III)
     Optional 
    4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM
    MC5/Contemporary Mat Class with Christi Idavoy  (CB VI & VII)
     Optional 
    4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM
    MC5/Contemporary Mat Class with Laure Felton  (CB V)
     Optional 
    5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM
    PMA Plaza Open  (Grand Ballroom)
    7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM
    ATTENDEES ON THEIR OWN FOR EVENING ACTIVITIES
  • Saturday, October 12, 2013
  • 7:00 AM  -  1:30 PM
    Registration Open/Schedule Changes  (Caribbean Ballroom Foyer)
     

    Mat Class

    7:00 AM  -  8:00 AM
    MC6/Classical Mat Class with Brett Howard  (OB III)
     Optional  Closed 
    7:00 AM  -  8:00 AM
    MC6/Classical Mat Class with Deborah Mendoza  (CB V)
     Optional 
    7:00 AM  -  8:00 AM
    MC6/Classical Mat Class with Sally Anderson  (OB I)
     Optional 
    7:00 AM  -  8:00 AM
    MC6/Contemporary Mat Class with Carrie Macy  (OB II)
     Optional  Closed 
    7:00 AM  -  8:00 AM
    MC6/Contemporary Mat Class with Dixie Mills  (CB VI, VII & VIII)
     Optional 
    7:00 AM  -  8:00 AM
    MC6/Contemporary Mat Class with Karen Sanzo  (CB IV)
     Optional  Closed 
    7:30 AM  -  9:30 AM
    Breakfast  (Grand Ballroom)
    7:30 AM  -  10:00 AM
    PMA Plaza Open  (Grand Ballroom)
     

    Workshop

    8:30 AM  -  10:30 AM
    WS5/Alan Herdman - Thinking Around the Box  (OB II)
    Are we, as teachers, using the long and short box to their full potential? This workshop will explore the exercises that can be performed on top, in front, on the side of the long box and the short box. Some of the exercises will be old favorites with occasional variation and some of them will be new. The most important aspect of the workshop will be the realization that to perform the exercise correctly and safely, all the Pilates principles must be used.
     Optional  Closed 
    8:30 AM  -  10:30 AM
    WS5/Anne Martens - Understanding Adhesive Tissue Post Cesarean Section  (CB IV)
    A cesarean section will directly affect a women's Pilates routine. With the rise in cesarean section rates, it is important for Pilates instructors to understand the unique affects adhesive tissue has on a women's muscular core. This workshop will focus on mat exercises and hands-on techniques to promote healing in the immediate and advance postpartum populations. A 10-minute video instruction from a Maternal Massage Therapist and Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist will be included in the demonstration.
     Optional 
    8:30 AM  -  10:30 AM
    WS5/Kyria Sabin - Fletcher Variations on Themes  (OB I)
    The Fletcher lineage is known for its organic, movement-based approach to the original Pilates method. In this workshop we will explore Fletcher variations of classic Pilates exercises on the Universal Reformer, Trapeze Table and the Spine Corrector, with an emphasis on precise movement articulation, rhythm and dynamics and breath initiation. Learn specific ways to progress movements and incorporate creative transitions to add richness to your personal practice, as well as to encourage deeper movement awareness among your students.
     Optional 
    8:30 AM  -  10:30 AM
    WS5/Noelle Dowma - A Workshop for Enhancing Cueing of the Core  (CB V)
    As we know‚ ”core” is now a buzzword that is commonly used in Pilates, fitness and rehabilitation. This workshop will help to deepen your understanding of core cueing based on the latest research. Anatomy, physiology and practical application will be the focus to enhance your Pilates practice and teaching.
     Optional 
    8:30 AM  -  10:30 AM
    WS5/Rebekah Rotstein - Moving from the Organs  (OB III)
    The teaching of Pilates has long relied on a musculoskeletal model, with more recent inclusion of the fascial system. But where do the organs fall into the work? Unlike yoga, which has long emphasized the significant role of - and benefit to - the viscera, Pilates has often overlooked these aspects. This workshop will identify the importance of the organs to movement, outline their relationship to surrounding anatomical structures and demonstrate how cuing them can facilitate immediate desired results in the body. We will explore why using visceral imagery and guiding mobility of the organs readily translates to Pilates and its guiding principles.
     Optional 
    8:30 AM  -  10:30 AM
    WS5/Sherri Betz - A Breath of Fresh Air: The Science Behind Pilates Breathing  (OB IV)
    Learn the latest research and positive findings on breathing from a study that was conducted at the 2012 PMA Conference. Do you understand the physiology and biomechanics of breathing? Did you know that breath can support movement and movement can facilitate breath? Dr. Cahalin is a cardio-pulmonary expert who has whole-heartedly embraced the quest to discover the answers to the questions that Pilates teachers have asked for years! Learn: Physiology and biomechanics of breathing; Current research on breathing, exercise and Pilates; Assessment of types and dominant breathing patterns; Experience breathing techniques during common Pilates exercises.
     Optional 
     

    Business Session

    8:30 AM  -  10:30 AM
    WS5/Tatiana Trivellato - Teaming Through Effective Leadership  (CB I,II,III)
    Demonstrating value to external and internal stakeholders in the Pilates business is increasingly a function of collective performance rather than individual talents. While frontline staff directly delivers the customer experience, leadership has to create enabling conditions for success. In this highly dynamic and interactive session, participants will gain practical insights on how leadership can leverage the potential of teamwork to ensure staff commitment and customer delight. Drawing from the latest scientific findings and business theories in the field of leadership and team management, the workshop will expose participants to critical skills and tools for creating and managing effective teams.
     Optional 
     

    Special Mat Class

    11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Matapolooza!  (OB I, II, III, IV )
     Optional 
    12:00 PM  -  12:00 PM
    Meeting Adjourns
     

    Post-Conference Workshop

    1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM
    Post-Conference Workshop I/Our Dynamic Pelvis  (OB II & IV)
    Presented by Irene Dowd and Steven Fetherhuff, PMA®-CPT. Our pelvis is located between our spine and thighbones; therefore its movement is produced by the muscles of our spine, abdominal wall and hip joints. When we move our legs or our trunk, our pelvis can move too, especially when our aim is to enhance range of motion of our limbs and spine. When this strategy is well coordinated, we are practicing dynamic mobilization. In order to prevent our pelvis from moving excessively along with the rest of our body, we must practice an active harmonious exertion strategy. When successful in this strategy of appropriate and timely muscle activity, we are practicing dynamic stabilization. In this workshop, participants will: *experience movement possibilities of the pelvis *explore imagery that can assist us in achieving pelvis integrity *learn preparatory movement practices to enhance pelvic stability *practice pelvic PNF patterns adapted to maximize dynamic control in action *review coaching strategies that enhance coordination of hips, pelvis and trunk in the performance of traditional Pilates-based protocols
    Fee  Optional 
    1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM
    Post-Conference Workshop II/Muscles of the Hip and their Influence on the Pelvis  (CB II & III)
    Presented by Lise Stolze, MPT, DSc, PMA®-CPT - ANATOMY IN CLAY®. This 3-hour introductory course will enhance your understanding of some of the major muscles of the hip and pelvis by teaching you how to build them with clay. Explore the deep rotators of the hip, see how the Piriformis influences the sacrum during gait, and understand the many roles of the Psoas through its attachments. At each stage of the building process we will explore the muscle function through mini movement labs, discuss its role in the myofascial sling system and understand its influence on the pelvis and spine. See how anatomy inspires movement!
    Fee  Optional 
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