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Balanced Body brings the precision and movement principles of Pilates to suspension training with the Bodhi. Taking the body out of alignment with gravity fires the core stability muscles and develops integrated, whole body strength and dynamic flexibility. Bodhi offers 4 points of suspension to maximize stability training and proprioception while providing many options for creativity.
During this one day course, learn and practice primary Bodhi exercises in each position and discover how easy it is to design and deliver dynamic classes using the Balanced Body Programming System.
You will quickly see why the Bodhi Suspension System is the ideal compliment to a Pilates or personal training practice. Bodhi adds standing, balance and stability elements to re–ignite your studio and excite your clients!
This course is approved for CECs from Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) and American Council on Exercise (ACE), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), and Aerobic and Fitness Association of America (AFFA)
Days & Times
Saturday: 10:30am — 6:30pm
Recommended for individuals with a good background in movement.
Important Protocols for Successful Completion of this Course
The protocol for the Balanced Body teacher training is to be in live attendance and participation for all hours of each course. For virtual students, you must have your camera on at all times. You cannot pass this course by watching the recordings. The recordings are meant to be a supplement and reinforce your learning. The purpose of this is for you to learn in real time with feedback in the live learning process. It also is to stay current with the group and be in alignment with the standards of a certifying program, and to help ensure your success in completing the coursework with confidence.
Participants who miss more than 2 hours of a 4-hour session will need to attend a prescheduled make-up session for that segment. In order to receive credit and pass the course, you are required to review the recording of any missed session and attend the make-up session. This make-up session will be an additional fee and is 1 hour. You’re required to contact us within 24 hours of the missed session to confirm and take care of payment for your make-up.
For all equipment trainings (Reformer, Apparatus, CoreAlign, Bodhi)
For Virtual students, in addition to the above protocols, you’ll need to have the appropriate equipment to participate in the training.
Cost & Registration
$300, plus manuals fee.
About Tom McCook
ACE, NCPT, Balanced Body Master Instructor and Mentor, Franklin Method Level 3 Educator, Certified Somatic Coach
Tom McCook, Founder and Director of Center of Balance in Mountain View, CA, is an internationally-recognized Pilates Master Teacher and movement specialist. Beginning in 1984, Tom designs programs for health and life performance for a range of clients, from Silicon Valley executives and Olympic athletes, to active seniors and people looking for solutions to their imbalances and injuries.
Tom’s mission is to improve people’s lives through movement! He teaches a practical and accessible way to understand your own body and then apply it to your movement practice. These skills go beyond exercise to cultivate health, body wisdom, and being responsive and resilient in life.
Tom's unique teaching approach synthesizes over 35 years of fitness training, Pilates, body therapy, Somatic Coaching, the Franklin Method, Anatomy in Motion and meditation. His fascination with movement began at an early age playing sports and growing up in a large athletic family with 11 siblings. His long and successful history working with athletes include the Stanford women's swim team and four Olympic Gold medal swimmers.
Tom has been leading teacher trainings in the Pilates Method since 2001. He is on the faculty of Balanced Body for Pilates, CoreAlign and the Bodhi Suspension System. Tom is also a sought-after international presenter and mentor.
Tom lives on the coast outside of San Francisco with his wife and business partner, Karen deMoor.
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