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Pilates - On - Tour returns to Center of Balance!

July 29 & 30, 2017CenBal groupshot web

We're excited to host Balanced Body and Pilates-On-Tour again this Summer! Join us for a celebration of Pilates in the San Francisco Bay Area. Workouts, workshops and networking with friends and colleagues in a beautiful space will inspire your teaching and reignite your passion for the work you love. The program focuses on bringing the art and science of movement to life with classes on fascia, new choreography, mindful movement and deepening your teaching skills. Join us for a fabulous weekend of learning, moving and fun!

POT MV 2016 class webPresenters include: Valentin, Blane Ashby, Louise Johns, Elizabeth Larkam, Troy McCarty, Tom McCook, Nancy Myers, Portia Page, Joy Puleo and Nora St.

Join us for a great weekend of learning, moving and fun!

For more information and to register, visit Balanced Body's website at: https://www.pilates.com/BBAPP/V/education/pilates-on-tour/2017-mountainview.html

Note: All classes and sessions are canceled on Saturday 7/29 for the event

 

Meditation with Juliet Tablak

Mondays, 5 - 5:30pm

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Free - Everyone welcome!

Join us and be still! The class is open to everyone to cultivate a personal meditation practice and to sit with others in community. Juliet creates a space for each person to be with their own meditation practice, offering some gentle guidance to lead the sit.

Join us in helping to create a more peaceful world for all!  In 1959, the founder of Transcendental Meditation Maharishi Mahesh said that he believed the world could be transformed if just 1% of the world’s population practiced meditation. In 1975, the results of the first scientific research on meditation were announced and found that in twelve American cities where 1% of the population was practicing meditation, there was a statistically significant decrease in crime rates.

100% Donation - Everyone Welcome!

The charge for the class is donation-only and 100% will go to a charity called Dancin Power.  Dancin Power’s mission is to improve and enhance the quality of life of hospitalized children through movement-based creative expression, music and dance!

Movement Integrity with Tom McCook 2017

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Pilates & Franklin Method
Advanced Workshop Series for Pilates Teachers

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Understand, embody and improve your ability to assist positive change in yourself and others! This advanced workshop series for Pilates instructors is an opportunity to upgrade your own movement practice and well-being and your effectiveness as a teacher of movement.

Through interactive lecture you’ll learn to understand and embody the design of the body in combination with Pilates Repertoire and corrective exercises. This approach to teaching movement will enhance your understanding of the body and ability to improve function and give you powerful tools to assist your clients in life-long wellness. In addition to movement training, we’ll combine our time together with cultivating a meditation practice. PMA CECs available!

Each session will include:

  • Interactive Franklin Method lessons on the bone rhythms( how the bones dynamically move in relationship to each other) and muscle to fascial relationships in the body. These lessons will be applied to relevant exercises in the Pilates environment including exercises on the Bodhi Suspension System and CoreAlign.
  • Exercises for tension release, improved posture and movement  efficiency using Franklin balls, imagery and self touch
  • Muscle activation exercises
  • Hands-on skills and effective cuing
  • Understand what good posture is and how to achieve it
  • Mobility and corrective exercises
  • Resistance Stretching
  • Skillful progressions
  • Meditation

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Pilates & Franklin Method Chair Workshop with Tom McCook

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Join Tom for a complete, full body, balanced set of the Pilates Chair Repertoire combined with Franklin Method techniques! In this 1 hour workshop, Tom McCook will take you through a complete, full body, balanced set of the Pilates Chair repertoire. You’ll learn proper chair set up, movement and skillful hands-on cuing for each exercise. You will also learn ways to help your clients better organize their bodies and minds, applying proper form for efficiency and an overall positive movement experience. Complimenting the Pilates Chair work, Tom will blend in a Franklin Method lesson on the hip joint to improve function, posture and movement potential. This is a valuable continuing education workshop that can help you bring a fresh approach to designing exciting new mind-body conditioning programs for your clients!

Cost: $39

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Pilates & Franklin Method Shoulder & Spine Workshop with Tom McCook

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fusion-pilates-edu-logo1In this workshop with Tom McCook you will gain experiential knowledge and practical understanding of the relationship between the spine and the shoulder girdle in movement to support healthy movement and life-long well being. Tom will blend a Franklin Method lesson on the Spine and Shoulder Girdle with related Pilates equipment repertoire for optimal learning and skill development. This workshop will help you to understand movement and effective cuing in a whole new way! You’ll expand your understanding through touch, movement and lecture, the bone and muscle relationships of the shoulder girdle and spine. Specifically, where movement actually happens in the spine and how to use touch, imagery and movement to improve function. This is essential for tension release, postural improvements, strength, flexibility and greater efficiency of movement. We will combine the lessons with related Franklin Method ball exercises, corrective mat exercises and Pilates repertoire on the Tower, Reformer and Chair for health and performance. These is essential learning for both students and teachers lifelong wellness. CECs available!

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