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This workshop offers 4 PMA CECs upon completion and passing of the required quiz.

(Please remember, the PMA accepts a maximum of 12 online CECs toward their bi-annual 16 CEC requirement. Details.)

Description

Join Elizabeth Larkam for this online Pilates workshop designed to advance your effectiveness as a Pilates professional by learning and understanding skillful verbal and touch cues that enhance the value and safety of reformer movement sequences. Working within your scope of practice as a movement educator in the Pilates environment, learn to convey valuable alignment information using precise words and touch that give directional intent. Learn cues that clarify movement relationships to enhance stability, mobility, coordination, and rhythm. Elizabeth Larkam demonstrates appropriate positioning of yourself with respect to your client in order to cue with respect, clarity, and compassion. She shows that awareness of your own alignment will improve your comfort while contributing to the accuracy of your cues. Elizabeth demonstrates that vocal rhythm and inflection are effective cueing instruments. In addition to learning Pilates-specific skills, in this workshop you will develop awareness of the importance of your intention and the value of maintaining the integrity of your energy field. The order of the exercises shows you how to “Sequence for Success”, integrating lumbo-pelvic stability in all planes with functional rotation of the spine. Part 1 of the reformer class includes eight exercises and the cues that support them. The client progresses safely through supine, quadruped, seated, high-kneeling, and standing. The movement sequences in Part 1 teach the skills required for Part 2, Elastic Recoil training. Reformer Elastic Recoil training includes foot and leg jumping on the jump board in quadruped, side lying and supine. Arm jumps are practiced in quadruped and side-sitting.

Objectives

  • Learn to integrate verbal and touch cues to enhance the safety and value of reformer exercises.
  • Become aware of appropriate positioning of yourself with respect to your client in order to cue with respect and clarity.
  • Learn to refine your own alignment in order to improve the accuracy of your cues.
  • Learn to use vocal rhythm and inflexion as effective cueing techniques.
  • Develop awareness of maintaining the integrity of your electromagnetic field.


Concepts & Techniques

  • Principles of reformer exercise sequencing Safe tempo progressions from slow, deliberate movement to rapid, accurate movement
  • Safe position progressions from stability to controlled mobility
  • Use of the reformer environment to facilitate axial rotation

Props & Equipment Used

  • Reformer
  • Rotator Discs

Workshop Level

  • Intermediate


Duration & Access

This workshop is  approximately 1.6 hours  long and you have 30 days of access
(No expiration for Forever Access Members)
 
 

About Elizabeth Larkam

Student Comments

...The cueing was excellent and I will use these cues in the new exercises as well as the ones that I already know. Thank you.

-Elizabeth Bremner

This workshop was wonderful---very clear and easy to follow. Great progression of exercises and nice new variations to think about. I love Elizabeth's calm and gentle manner as well.

-Caitlin Hoffman

I really enjoyed this workshop and learned a lot as a beginner teacher on the appropriate amount of cueing. I also enjoyed the peaceful flowing energy that comes form Elizabeth and will strive to share the same with my clients. Thank you for sharing your energy and knowledge with us!

-Oksana Poulim

Thank you for this creative workshop! I specifically liked the attention to detail and clear explanations as to why to cue (tactile or verbally) a certain way. I never much thought about my own placement in relation to the student. The flow was marvelous, each new move prepared by an earlier exercise...

-Betina Woelbling

As always it´s a pleasure and a great benefit to watch a video/workshop by Elizabeth Larkam. Thank you !

-Edith Dane

   

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