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Pregnancy Fascial Health: Cadillac, Chair & Barrel $39 Register Now $29 Forever Members enjoy early access, special pricing, and no expiration dates! If you’d like to take advantage of this special price, please add Forever Access here and then come back to this page to make your purchase. (If you have Forever Access - make sure you are logged in to make this pricing available.)

This workshop offers 3 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

In this online Pilates workshop, Jennifer Gianni teaches her concept of how to keep the ever expanding fascial body suit of the pregnant woman hydrated, responsive and integrated throughout the 3 trimesters of pregnancy. Learn how the Deep System and the myo-fascial lines can inform the pregnant body into effective and safe ranges of movement.

Observe Jennifer teaching a 3rd trimester pregnant woman who started Pilates during her pregnancy and with a history of neck, upper and lower back pain. The workshop begins with an explanation about why the focus on the fascia and keeping it healthy during pregnancy is important. Anatomy and movement mechanics of the pregnant body are highlighted so the viewer can get a sense of the why of the exercises that are presented. A warm up as well as many sequences in many different directions while using the Sling and Springs on the Cadillac are explained. These sequences are essential to begin to give the pregnant body the feedback it needs to do flexion, extension, rotation and side bending in the just right amount. We progress onto the Wunda Chair and the Spine Corrector which build on the previous sections. These later exercises are more challenging and use less support.

The information offered in this workshop is also extremely useful for working with overweight clients, clients with back problems, and the elderly.

Objectives

  • Learn what the typical pregnant body feels and looks like and how to create change
  • Develop new brain maps for movement during pregnancy
  • Develop an awareness of moving the spine and the ribs in the natural ranges even in later pregnancy
  • Learn how to support movements and positions for the pregnant body that will benefit them in labor and delivery
  • Learn to clean up the blind spots with feedback from the equipment and the instructors cues
  • Learn to identify what line of fascia you are working with and how to support and enhance the change with the equipment and the cues


Concepts & Techniques

  • Fascial health for the dynamic pregnant body
  • Finding the natural movements and ranges of the pelvis, spine and ribs throughout pregnancy
  • How to use the Pilates apparatus to support the multi directional movement of the dynamic pregnant body
  • Learn the why behind the exercises and the propping with detailed anatomical explanations

Props & Equipment Used

  • Balls
  • Barrel
  • Chair
  • Small Props
  • Stability Sling
  • Trap/Cad

Workshop Level

  • Advanced
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate


Duration & Access

This workshop is  approximately 1.5 hours  long and you have 30 days of access
(No expiration for Forever Access Members)
 
 

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