Several webinars have been recorded and available for you to view and receive continuing education credits. While the catalogue will expand considerable in 2018, the current selection is as follows:

Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
Shoulder Girdle: A Delicate Balance
The Vertical Workshop Pilates Teacher Intensives:
    Full Body Integration
    True Teaching Tools to Get and Maintain Clientele from Day One Onward
    The Keys to Pilates Success

    Injuries, Ailments, Imbalances: Working Around the Big Stuff in Sessions and Group Classes

 

FULL BODY INTEGRATION...
18 PMA CECs
$900
You've had a lot of continuing education, but none of it...none of it is comprehensive.  I mean...you get a lot of information, but it's all bits and pieces.  Are you able to apply it all?  Really?  While the entire Pilates Teacher Intensives is to rectify this missing an essential element in Pilates continuing education, this first 3-day seminar "Full Body Integration" must be the basis for all that we do.  What is your perspective on the human body?  How much does it align with how the human body really works?  How do you tie it all together with a true education and apply it to your actual teaching of Pilates?  How do you take your education and make it all make sense?

In "Full Body Integration" you will learn the modern biomechanics:  Biodynamics and Biotensegrity.  Biodynamics is my theory of human physical movement and dysfunction.  I am a biomechanics scientist and theorist in addition to being a Pilates teacher.  I spend the majority of my time, in fact, developing ways for people to really understand how the body works at it's best and help people return to their most able states why dysfunction occurs.  Pilates is an exceptional method to return a body to health...but only if we understand how the body works and make sure what we're doing in Pilates coordinates with that.

We will explore and study:
Biodynamics (by Shari Berkowitz) and Biotensegrity (by Dr. Stephen Levin)
Functional Anatomy of The Human Body with specific detail on:
The Spine
The Pelvis
The Shoulder Girdle
The Legs
and...
we tie it all together...because we're not just bits and pieces...we are organisms.

Apply thisknowledge and actions to Pilates Teaching...no matter what style you teach.

Your perspective is everything.  Please let me guide your education and understanding with "Full Body Integration".

Register by emailing info@theverticalworkshop.com

 

True Teaching Tools to Get and Maintain Clientele from Day One Onward - Intensive with Shari Berkowitz
18 PMA CECs
$900
Teaching is easy when you have the right tools.  A client will be your client for a very long time when s/he makes the physical changes s/he desired.  Learn how to make sure that every first session is successful.  Gain confidence in knowing what to do and what not to do with the best tools possible.  We will study what works and remove what doesn't, understand what First-Time and Beginner clients really need in order to stay and move forward.  Getting and Maintaining your clientele takes teaching the correct actions correctly the very first time...not just the exercises, but the choice of cues and the way you behave and interpret the behavior of your clientele.  This is a remarkable seminar that will support a lifetime of Pilates teaching!

Objectives:  
    1- Provide tools for teacher to confidently teach first timers
    2 - Enhance teaching skills with applications of education in Pilates teaching
    3 - Help create more confident teachers with a scientific rather than simply intuitive education
    4 - Expand teaching vocabulary
    5 - Understand how people learn
    6 - Encourage confidence in teaching through education
    7 - Provide ability for longevity in teaching career
    8 - Provide tools and resources for answering questions and handling difficult situations in the  
         studio

Apply these tools, knowledge and actions to Pilates Teaching...no matter what style you teach.

You deserve the best tools possible!  Please let me share them with you!

Register by emailing info@theverticalworkshop.com

 

The Keys to Pilates Success with Shari Berkowitz
18 PMA CECs
$900
While Beginners are most important to "hook", Intermediate clients are the heart and soul of your business. Progressing your clients in each session in the effort to achieve their and your goals is vital to maintaining and building your clientele. You want your clients there for life; not just for the moment. You want a thriving business! In this seminar, you will learn and develop all of the tools to progress and advance your clients and your business. It goes well beyond exercises. There is a layering of information that has to be carefully taught. A wasted session is never an option. Teaching is easy…with the right tools. Every choice you make can be successful and stress free.

    Objectives:
    1 - Fully understand what clients need and how Pilates can provide
    2 - Enhance teaching skills with applications of education in Pilates teaching
    3 - Help create more confident teachers with a scientific rather than simply intuitive education
    4 - Expand teaching vocabulary
    5 - Understand how people learn
    6 - Encourage confidence in teaching through education
    7 - Provide ability for longevity in teaching career
    8 - Provide tools and resources for answering questions and handling difficult situations in the
         studio

Apply these tools, knowledge and actions to Pilates Teaching...no matter what style you teach.

You deserve the best tools possible!  Please let me share them with you!

Register by emailing info@theverticalworkshop.com

 

Injuries, Ailments, Imbalances: Working Around the Big Stuff in Sessions and Group Classes with Shari Berkowitz
18 PMA CECs
$900
It’s the rare client who has no aches or pains. Whether in a private session or a group class, we must know how to work around all that our clients bring to the hour. Each hour you teach is a remarkable improvisational performance. However, any great improviser must know the guidelines or chaos ensues. In this workshop, we’ll delve into those very guidelines for issues of the spine, pelvis, spine (including neck), knees, ankles, feet, shoulder girdle, elbows, wrists and hands. We’ll take time on hyper-extension of the knees and elbows. We’ll also take careful consideration with osteoporosis, elderly clients, obese clients, pregnant and postpartum clients.

For each area, ailment or special case, we will work through the biomechanical implications working to understand how one compensates and how we seek to rework the biotensegrity. Additionally with special cases, we will endeavor to understand the biochemistry that affects the clients ability in the session. We must know what to watch out for to make wise choices of what to do and what not to do. 

Apply these tools, knowledge and actions to Pilates Teaching...no matter what style you teach.

You deserve the best tools possible!  Please let me share them with you!

Register by emailing info@theverticalworkshop.com

 

Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
$150
3 PMA CECs
Pilates teachers ask me more about the Sacroiliac joint and its dysfunction than any other joint in the body. Whereas most of our clients struggle with their lumbar spine, a hip, a knee, it’s Pilates teachers who struggle most with their SI joints. Whether you or your client has SI joint dysfunction, it can be quite frustrating to manage. That is, until you learn what goes on at this joint, what can alter its balance and how to return it to balance...not just for the moment, but for the long-term. That is what we will discover in this workshop. Whether you teach on the mat, some or all apparatus, this workshop is for you! 

All styles of Pilates are welcome! 
Registration: Email Shari at info@TheVerticalWorkshop.com