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Pilates Deconstructed: Stomach Massage & Squat Progressions $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

Chairs and shoes are destroying our ability to squat. Did you know that your ability to get up and down from the floor may determine your life expectancy? While we can’t expect our students to immediately throw away their furniture and positive-heeled footwear, we can help educate them about the importance of being able to squat and the steps they can take to make friends with the floor via the stomach massage. Join Trina Altman for this online Pilates workshop to become proficient in the regressions, modifications and other preparatory corrective exercises that will help your students to not only embody the stomach massage, but also to enjoy it. Get inspired while learning how this exercise can express itself in a multitude of playful incarnations and orientations in space. Expect to leave with tools for your group reformer classes that will allow your students to reclaim the right to remain upright while having their feet on the foot bar!

Objectives

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the component parts of the Stomach Massage exercise
  • Observe Trina teach how deconstruction patterns can become a framework for embodied knowledge
  • Learn sensory feedback methods that facilitate awareness of the feet and ankles
  • Help your students advance safely in a group reformer class while incorporating creative movement practices and common sense biomechanics
  • Learn how to utilize directions of movement, bony landmarks and fascial continuities to boost your creativity every time you teach!


Concepts & Techniques

  • Discover open/closed chain squat regressions and progressions to enhance your students' "inner GPS" system.
  • Uncover the fascial connections of the plantar fascia, gastrocnemius, soleus, and hamstrings and how these connections illuminate the importance of hip, knee, and ankle mobility in the Stomach Massage
  • Address passive vs. active range of motion discrepancies
  • Learn how this discrepancy can influence the Stomach Massage as well as postural habits.
  • Gain an understanding of deconstruction principles by utilizing decreased levers, closed chain feedback, and changes of orientation to gravity to prepare you for the Stomach Massage.
  • Understand the concept of torque and posterior glide as a prerequisite for maintaining integrity of the hip joint in the squat variation of the Stomach Massage.

Props & Equipment Used

  • Balls
  • Reformer
  • Small Props

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)
 
 

About Trina Altman

Student Comments

Class was very informative. I liked the reference and illustrations from the Trail Guide. I especially liked how you broke down each exercise and how it effects the muscles.

-Patti Provencio

Thank you for sharing. I love the way you are teaching!

-Berit Rompel

   

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