Oct
13
to Oct 14

Chicago, IL - Pilates on Tour

Whether you've been here before or this will be your first, Pilates on Tour Chicago is always special!

This is when and what I'll be presenting this year:

  • Friday 10/13/2017 - Friday 10/13/2017
    Pilates on Tour The Key to Pilates Success: Thematic Teaching of Intrinsic Actions Chicago IL
     
  • Saturday 10/14/2017 - Saturday 10/14/2017
    Pilates on Tour Advanced Classical Pilates Reformer Repertoire with Transitions Chicago IL
     
  • Saturday 10/14/2017 - Saturday 10/14/2017
    Pilates on Tour Anatomy Exercises: Spinal Articulation Progressions Chicago IL

Here is where you can register and learn more:
https://www.pilates.com/BBAPP/V/education/pilates-on-tour/2017-chicago.html

I hope you'll join me and us!

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Aug
20
11:00am11:00am

Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction WEBINAR

$150
3 PMA CECs

You can join in on the Live-Stream or work with the Recording
Please note that the timing 11am-2pm is Eastern Time (NYC Time). Adjust to your time zone.

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! -Shari Berkowitz

All styles of Pilates are welcome! 

Registration: Email Shari at info@TheVerticalWorkshop.com Please specify if you'd like to be part of the Live-Stream or work with the Recording.

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Jul
14
to Jul 16

Live-Streaming Webinar: Injuries, Ailments, Imbalances: Working Around the Big Stuff

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

Location: Your Computer as live-stream or as a recording. If you are near Peekskill, NY, you are welcome to join me at my home studio. Please ask for that specifically. Attendance for my studio is limited.

Timing: Each day is 11am - 7pm Eastern Time (NYC Time).
Often, our European participants do the first half of each day as a live-stream, then view the recording of the second half the very next morning so that you do not have to go on into the wee hours.


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!

If you can't or don’t want to do the entire Intensives…come to one or some.  Join in on “Injuries, Ailments…” - If you want to come one day at a time, it's $310/day. And, you'll get 6 PMA CECs/day.

Tuition Information with Projects...

The 3-day seminar is $900.

As this is an a la carte seminar, though part of the full The Vertical Workshop Pilates Intensives, if you find that you would like to do the 4 months of interactive homework projects that go with this seminar, it would be my pleasure to offer that to you. Often times, people do this. And it was created to deepen the study of the information we work on in the seminar and integrate it into your teaching and self-practice. The homework projects are a combination of work you do while teaching, during your own workouts and then additional articles to read, research, videos to watch and such that serve to turn an a la carte workshop into an apprenticed education. We work interactively on line with discussions all through the week, yet it is designed to work around your teaching and home life...as we all have busy lives. 

With that, the seminar plus the homework projects is $1700. 

 

Payment:
Cash in person, credit card, wire transfer
Please ask for information on each.

To ask any questions or register, please email Shari Berkowitz directly at info@TheVerticalWorkshop.com

It will be a fantastic weekend!!!

- Shari

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Jul
9
10:00am10:00am

Boston, MA

July 9: Pilates Back Bay - Boston, MA

Sessions: 10:00 am, 11:00 am  and 12:00 noon

Workshop: SI Joint Dysfunction

July 9th, 2-5pm
$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! -Shari Berkowitz

All styles of Pilates are welcome! 

Registration: https://www.pilatesbb.com/shari-berkowitz-si-joint-dysfunctio

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Jan
13
to Jan 15

Live-Streaming or Recorded Webinar: Keys to Pilates Success

Keys to Pilates Success!
18 PMA CECs
Tuition: $900 for all 3 days; $330 for one day at a time

The Keys to Pilates Success with Shari Berkowitz
Though this is set up as a 3-day seminar, you are welcome to come to 1 or 2 days. Just ask! info@TheVerticalWorkshop.com

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

Tuition Information with Projects...

The 3-day seminar is $900.

As this is an a la carte seminar, though part of the full The Vertical Workshop Pilates Intensives, if you find that you would like to do the 4 months of interactive homework projects that go with this seminar, it would be my pleasure to offer that to you. Often times, people do this. And it was created to deepen the study of the information we work on in the seminar and integrate it into your teaching and self-practice. The homework projects are a combination of work you do while teaching, during your own workouts and then additional articles to read, research, videos to watch and such that serve to turn an a la carte workshop into an apprenticed education. We work interactively on line with discussions all through the week, yet it is designed to work around your teaching and home life...as we all have busy lives. 

With that, the seminar plus the homework projects is $1700. 

1 or 2 days rather than all 3? $330/day

Payment:
Cash in person, credit card, wire transfer
Please ask for information on each.

To ask any questions or register, please email Shari Berkowitz directly at info@TheVerticalWorkshop.com

It will be a fantastic weekend!!!

- Shari

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Aug
11
to Aug 14

Live-Streaming Webinar TVW PTI #2

True Teaching Tools to Get and Maintain Clientele from Day One Onward - Intensive with Shari Berkowitz

18 PMA CECs!!

(Can't attend the full dates? All days are recorded and available with unlimited viewings for 14 days.)

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

The full webinar is $900.

As this is an a la carte seminar, though part of the full The Vertical Workshop Pilates Intensives, if you find that you would like to do the 4 months of interactive homework projects that go with this seminar, it would be my pleasure to offer that to you. Often times, people do this. And it was created to deepen the study of the information we work on in the seminar and integrate it into your teaching and self-practice. The homework projects are a combination of work you do while teaching, during your own workouts and then additional articles to read, research, videos to watch and such that serve to turn an a la carte workshop into an apprenticed education. We work interactively on line with discussions all through the week, yet it is designed to work around your teaching and home life...as we all have busy lives. 

With that, the seminar plus the homework projects is $1700. 

Payment:
Cash in person, credit card, wire transfer
Please ask for information on each.

To ask any questions or register, please email Shari Berkowitz directly at info@TheVerticalWorkshop.com


business - the personal professionalism of Pilates
Teaching First-Timers...to keep them
Beginners...what do they really need...how do we keep them
Shari's Technique of Teaching Part 1 (My technique of teaching has proven to be extremely successful and efficient for both teacher and client. It's my pleasure to share what I do and how you can accomplish the same!)

Shari's Technique of Teaching Part 2 and 3
Critical Thinking: Analyzing and Developing your systems of teaching (First Timer, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)...It may surprise you that what you would do is not necessarily what you were taught to do

Session Pacing: It's all in the Timing

Tools of Voice, Images, Hands On
Teaching the The Culture of Pilates...otherwise they think it's gym work and why wouldn't they?
Advancing your new client into a Life of Pilates without losing them...

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Jun
3
to Jun 5

London, UK

Injuries, Ailments, Imbalances: Working Around the Big Stuff in Sessions and Group Classes with Shari Berkowitz
Timing and Location: bePilates - Marylebone, London

(Friday and Saturday: 11a-6p

Sunday: 10a-5p


18 PMA CECs
£750
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!

If you can't or don’t want to do the entire Intensives…come to one or some.  Join in on “Injuries, Ailments…” - If you want to come one day at a time, it's £270/day. And, you'll get 6 PMA CECs/day.

Tuition Information with Projects...

The 3-day seminar is £750.

As this is an a la carte seminar, though part of the full The Vertical Workshop Pilates Intensives, if you find that you would like to do the 4 months of interactive homework projects that go with this seminar, it would be my pleasure to offer that to you. Often times, people do this. And it was created to deepen the study of the information we work on in the seminar and integrate it into your teaching and self-practice. The homework projects are a combination of work you do while teaching, during your own workouts and then additional articles to read, research, videos to watch and such that serve to turn an a la carte workshop into an apprenticed education. We work interactively on line with discussions all through the week, yet it is designed to work around your teaching and home life...as we all have busy lives. 

With that, the seminar plus the homework projects is £1250. 

 

Payment:
Cash in person, credit card, wire transfer
Please ask for information on each.

To ask any questions or register, please email Shari Berkowitz directly at info@TheVerticalWorkshop.com

It will be a fantastic weekend!!!

- Shari

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May
15
1:00pm 1:00pm

New York City, NY

Pilates for our Senior Population
3 PMA CECs

Working with an aging population is great, but we must understand their special needs.  What are the common conditions of the aging client?  How do you drive a workout at his/her level?  What are some modifications or new exercises to do?  What are some great tools to use?  You’ll leave this workshops feeling more confident that you know what to do and what not to do with your aging clients. Then we can have fun while we teach...and our clients will have fun, too!

Location: Center for Movement  
971 Lexington Ave., Second floor
(the location is subject to change depending on how many participants)
http://centerformovement.com 

Tuition: $125

Registration: Please call Center for Movement: 212.988.6066

Again...more information coming your way!
- Shari
 

 

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Apr
22
to Apr 24

London, UK

  • Etc Venues – St. Pauls – 200 Aldersgate (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Pilates on Tour - London - 2016
and...
Sessions at a studio in London!
Email me if you're interested in making an appointment for a session: info@TheVerticalWorkshop.com

Pilates on Tour - London:
Registration and Full Descriptions:  https://www.pilates.com/BBAPP/V/education/pilates-on-tour/2016-london.html

Shari's Program:

Friday All Day, 4/22/2016

Rotated and Twisted Pelvises: Its Simpler than you Think

 

Saturday Morning, 4/23/2016

Great Groups and Sensational Semis with Shari Berkowitz

 

Sunday Morning, 4/24/2016

Focus Your Flow

  

Sunday Afternoon, 4/24/2016

Thoracolumbar Fascia: The Second Brain of Movement



Hope to see you there!
- Shari

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Apr
2
to Apr 3

Bethesda, MD

Registration and full descriptions are listed here: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/home?studioid=628

Saturday 4/2/16

Master Class (Mat) 11:45a - 12:40p

$35.00. EBD, $5.00 off before March 1st

Rotated Twisted Pelvises 1:30 - 4:30p

$149.00 EBD, 10% off before March 1st

Small Ball 5:00 - 8:00p

$149.00 EBD 10% off Before March 1st

 

Sunday 4/3/16 

Master Class (Chair/equip)  11:45a - 12:40p

$50.00 EBD $5.00 off before March 1st

Chair, Spine Corrector, Barrels, Oh My! 1:30 - 4:30p

$149.00, EBD, 10% off before March 1st

Thematic Teaching 5:00 - 8:00p

$149.00 EBD 10% off before March 1st



Registration and full descriptions are here: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/home?studioid=628

 

I hope you'll join in!

 

 

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Mar
10
to Mar 13

Live-Streaming Webinar

Live-Streaming Webinar on Biomechanics, Biotensegrity and Biodynamics of the human body as a functional whole with applications to Pilates. 

Please join for just the seminar/webinar or learn all about the full program.
This is the first full live-streaming webinar version of The Vertical Workshop Pilates Teacher Intensives (TVW PTI). The full program is each webinar + 4 months of interactive projects that we do between webinars to fully integrate this information into the way you think, move and teach. Please read the information packet in the section "Teacher Intensives" on this site.

Now...about this webinar...

FULL BODY INTEGRATION...

Yes, this is seminar is open to all teachers of all styles.  It is also the first seminar of the The Vertical Workshop Pilates Teacher Intensives (TVW PTI)...but, again open to all teachers even if you're not in the entire TVW PTI program.  Please join in for a wonderful webinar!  There are lovely people who are joining already!

18 PMA CECs

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 and The Arms
The Legs
and...

we tie it all together...because we're not just bits and pieces...we are organisms.

Apply this knowledge 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".

Seminar/Webinar Only: $900
Projects: $800

Register by emailing info@theverticalworkshop.com

It will be an amazing webinar!!!

- Shari

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Feb
26
to Feb 28

Rhinebeck, NY

3 Workshops in 2 days for 10 PMA CECs!
Please join in! 

Saturday, February 27
Mysterious Aches and Pains - 12n -7pm
6 PMA CECs
$280
Even your normal, healthy clients still have weird aches and pains.  Some that come and go and some that are chronic.  In this vibrant workshop, we'll discover the roots of and tips for managing those odd issues like fibromyalgia, clicking hips, crunchy knees, hyper-extended elbows and knees, pain in wrists, S.I. joint trouble, sciatica, frozen shoulder, migraine headaches, vertigo and so many more!  Bring with you your questions about normal physical issues that are seeming mysteries.  It's time you got the answers you seek!  Let's answer them all! 
Location: Rhinebeck Pilates, Rhinebeck, NY

Sunday, February 28
The Secrets of The Apparatus - 12n-2p
2 PMA CECs
$90
All day long you work with reformers, Cadillacs, chairs. Springs, pulleys, levers. What are the mechanics of these tools that make the exercises work? How do the really work within our method of Pilates? Does it matter? Yes, yes it does! The more you understand, the more effective a teacher you are...and the more positive changes your client makes. This workshop is absolutely accessible. No mumbo-jumbo that you don’t understand...you will leave understanding more than you can imagine! You will see each apparatus in an utterly new way!
Location: Rhinebeck Pilates, Rhinebeck, NY

Sunday, February 28
Great Groups and Sensational Semis - 2:15p-4:15p
2 PMA CECs
$90
Group classes and Semi-Privates are a reality in modern day Pilates, but were you ever really trained on how to make them successful? Shari will teach you the guidelines, tools and techniques to easily teach flowing, fun and fantastic Groups and Semi-Private Sessions on all Apparatus. Learn to really teach Pilates to a group, rather than just give many exercises, how to work with multiple levels of clients at one time so they can grow individually. Be ready to learn and practice these skills in this dynamic workshop! Let’s make classes and semi-privates extremely satisfying for teachers and clients.

Location: Rhinebeck Pilates - 6400 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Registration: Please email me at info@TheVerticalWorkshop.com

I hope to see you there!
- Shari

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Feb
5
to Feb 7

London, UK

Keys to Pilates Success!
18 PMA CECs
Tuition: £750 for all 3 days; £270 for one day at a time

The Keys to Pilates Success with Shari Berkowitz
Though this is set up as a 3-day seminar, you are welcome to come to 1 or 2 days. Just ask! info@TheVerticalWorkshop.com

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

Tuition Information with Projects...

The 3-day seminar is £750.

As this is an a la carte seminar, though part of the full The Vertical Workshop Pilates Intensives, if you find that you would like to do the 4 months of interactive homework projects that go with this seminar, it would be my pleasure to offer that to you. Often times, people do this. And it was created to deepen the study of the information we work on in the seminar and integrate it into your teaching and self-practice. The homework projects are a combination of work you do while teaching, during your own workouts and then additional articles to read, research, videos to watch and such that serve to turn an a la carte workshop into an apprenticed education. We work interactively on line with discussions all through the week, yet it is designed to work around your teaching and home life...as we all have busy lives. 

With that, the seminar plus the homework projects is £1250. 

1 or 2 days rather than all 3? £270/day

Payment:
Cash in person, credit card, wire transfer
Please ask for information on each.

To ask any questions or register, please email Shari Berkowitz directly at info@TheVerticalWorkshop.com

It will be a fantastic weekend!!!

- Shari

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Nov
15
3:00pm 3:00pm

Mamaroneck, NY (just north of NYC)

The Shoulder Girdle: A Delicate Balance
3PMA CECs
3-6pm

The Shoulder Girdle is a complex system. When I first started teaching, all I knew was "pull your wings down" and "crack a walnut". The more I study biomechanics, the more I know there's very little down and no cracking. It's a delicate balance of bone, muscles, ligaments, tendons...and constant reassessing. Dynamic Stability is what we're looking for.

Let's spend time studying where we're going with the shoulder girdle and how to get there in Pilates. We'll take time with anatomy and biomechanics, Pilates exercises, common ailments and your questions. Take a moment to review what you already know before the workshop...then we can grow from there.

Register with Fiore Pilates by emailing info@FiorePilates.com

I hope to see you there!
- Shari 

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Nov
6
8:45am 8:45am

Denver, CO

Pilates Method Alliance Annual Meeting

Rotated and Twisted Pelvises - 2PMA CECs

Whether it’s from scoliosis or just life, most people have a rotation of the pelvis. That rotation leads to compensatory imbalances. Strong here, weak there…it’s no joke. However, it’s far easier to manage and rebalance than most people think. The world has told you it’s complicated, I am here to tell you it’s not complicated at all. Let me teach you what you need to do and why. Appropriate for apparatus instructors.

For Registration and additional information:
http://www.cvent.com/events/15th-annual-meeting-of-the-pilates-method-alliance/event-summary-f0ba39b0ecef4ea3bc1ad4c2a8e40854.aspx

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Oct
23
to Oct 25

Rhinebeck, NY

Injuries, Ailments, Imbalances: Working Around the Big Stuff in Sessions and Group Classes with Shari Berkowitz
12n-7pm each day

18 PMA CECs
$810
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!

If you can't or don’t want to do the entire Intensives…come to one or some.  Join in on “Injuries, Ailments…” - If you want to come one day at a time, it's $280/day. And, you'll get 6 PMA CECs/day.

Register by emailing info@theverticalworkshop.com

It will be a fantastic weekend!!!

- Shari

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Oct
16
to Oct 18

Chicago, IL

Pilates on Tour - Chicago!

***PLEASE NOTE: A full day workshop of ROTATED AND TWISTED PELVISES has been added to FRIDAY...

FRIDAY ALL-DAY WORKSHOP (6.0 Hours - 6PMA CECs)
Rotated and Twisted Pelvises: It's Simpler Than You Think! with Shari Berkowitz

Whether it's from scoliosis or just life, most people have a rotation of the pelvis. That rotation leads to compensatory imbalances and often considerable pain. Strong here, weak there...it's no joke. However, it's far easier to manage and rebalance than most people think. The world has told you it's complicated. I am here to tell you that it's not complicated at all. Let me teach you what you need to do and why.

SUNDAY MORNING WORKSHOPS (3.0 Hours - 3PMA CECs)
Great Groups and Sensational Semis with Shari Berkowitz

Group classes and semi-privates are a reality in modern day Pilates, but were you ever really trained on how to make them successful? Shari will teach you guidelines, tools and techniques to easily teach flowing, fun and fantastic groups and semi-private sessions on all apparatus. Learn to really teach Pilates in a group rather than just give many exercises, how to work with multiple levels of clients at one time so they can grow individually. Be ready to learn and practice these skills in this dynamic workshop. Let’s make classes and semi-privates extremely satisfying for teachers and clients.

SUNDAY AFTERNOON  (3.0 Hours - 3PMA CECs)
Thoracolumbar Fascia: The Second Brain of Movement with Shari Berkowitz

You've heard much about Fascia and perhaps have touched on the Thoracolumbar Fascia. Through my years of research and applying research to movement, the thoracolumbar fascia proves itself to be what I have coined "The Second Brain of Movement". In the effort of developing efficient balance of the human musculoskeletal system, accessing the thoracolumbar fascia is the key to unlocking the doors of dysfunction and returning balance to the entire system, not just the musculoskeletal system, but to the entire body. There is nothing simplistic about it but the techniques are simple and easy with the correct understanding and practice. You already have all of the exercises to use, now it's time to learn how to apply them. This is the missing link in nearly all modalities. In this workshop you will learn how to understand the thoracolumbar fascia and apply it to your current Pilates work so you can be 100% effective every time.
 

Full registration information can be found here:
https://www.pilates.com/BBAPP/V/education/pilates-on-tour/2015-chicago.html

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Oct
2
to Oct 4

London, ENGLAND, UK

True Teaching Tools to Get and Maintain Clientele from Day One Onward - Intensive with Shari Berkowitz

1pm-8pm each day (You can come to one day if you'd like...you don't have to take all 3 days)

18 PMA CECs!!

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

The 3-day seminar is £750.

As this is an a la carte seminar, though part of the full The Vertical Workshop Pilates Intensives, if you find that you would like to do the 4 months of interactive homework projects that go with this seminar, it would be my pleasure to offer that to you. Often times, people do this. And it was created to deepen the study of the information we work on in the seminar and integrate it into your teaching and self-practice. The homework projects are a combination of work you do while teaching, during your own workouts and then additional articles to read, research, videos to watch and such that serve to turn an a la carte workshop into an apprenticed education. We work interactively on line with discussions all through the week, yet it is designed to work around your teaching and home life...as we all have busy lives. 

With that, the seminar plus the homework projects is £1250. 

1 or 2 days rather than all 3? £270/day

Payment:
Cash in person, credit card, wire transfer
Please ask for information on each.

To ask any questions or register, please email Shari Berkowitz directly at info@TheVerticalWorkshop.com

 

 

Day by Day: This is a general description:

Day 1 is primarily: 
business - the personal professionalism of Pilates 
Teaching First-Timers...to keep them
Beginners...what do they really need...how do we keep them
Shari's Technique of Teaching Part 1 (My technique of teaching has proven to be extremely successful and efficient for both teacher and client. It's my pleasure to share what I do and how you can accomplish the same!)

Day 2 is primarily:
Shari's Technique of Teaching Part 2 and 3
Critical Thinking: Analyzing and Developing your systems of teaching (First Timer, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)...It may surprise you that what you would do is not necessarily what you were taught to do

Day 3 is primarily:
Session Pacing: It's all in the Timing

Tools of Voice, Images, Hands On
Teaching the The Culture of Pilates...otherwise they think it's gym work and why wouldn't they?
Advancing your new client into a Life of Pilates without losing them...

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Jul
26
4:00pm 4:00pm

Sacramento, CA

Pilates on Tour - Sacramento, CA "The Party"

It's been all Southern California for me for a while...until July 24th-26th! I'll be at Pilates on Tour. This is the first Pilates on Tour at Balanced Body's own facility...the new space, actually...and is billed as quite the party! Come join me for the following:

FRIDAY, July 24 - ALL DAY:
ROTATED AND TWISTED PELVISES 6 HOURS - 6 PMA CECs
Whether it’s from scoliosis or just life, most people have a rotation of the pelvis. That rotation leads to compensatory imbalances. Strong here, weak there…it’s no joke. However, it’s far easier to manage and rebalance than most people think. The world has told you it’s complicated, I am here to tell you it’s not complicated at all. Let me teach you what you need to do and why. Appropriate for apparatus instructors. 

SUNDAY, July 26 -  MORNING WORKSHOPS 3 HOURS - 3 PMA CECs
Thoracolumbar Fascia: The Second Brain of Movement - Shari Berkowitz

Thoracolumbar Fascia: The Second Brain of Movement 

*ONLY 5 SPOTS LEFT.*

Shari Berkowitz 

You've heard much about Fascia and perhaps have touched on the Thoracolumbar Fascia. Through my years of research and applying research to movement, the thoracolumbar fascia proves itself to be what I have coined "The Second Brain of Movement". In the effort of developing efficient balance of the human musculoskeletal system, accessing the thoracolumbar fascia is the key to unlocking the doors of dysfunction and returning balance to the entire system, not just the musculoskeletal system, but to the entire body. There is nothing simplistic about it but the techniques are simple and easy with the correct understanding and practice. You already have all of the exercises to use, now it's time to learn how to apply them. This is the missing link in nearly all modalities. In this workshop you will learn how to understand the thoracolumbar fascia and apply it to your current Pilates work so you can be 100% effective every time. 

SUNDAY, July 26 AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS 3 HOURS - 3 PMA CECs
The Inversion and Upside Down Exercises - Shari Berkowitz
From the Jackknife to the Candlestick Walkover, any exercise where the pelvis is lifted is a solid challenge. Why is it easy for some and hard for others? How do we progress a client to be able to one day flip over the bars on the Trapeze Table? What does it really take? Do I have to practice handstands all the time? They why aren’t handstands part of the method as a whole? Lets discover what it take and work on the progressions to get there. It’s time that you and your clients get the benefit of Inversions and Upside Down Exericses! Appropriate for Apparatus instructors.

For registration information, go to:
https://www.pilates.com/BBAPP/V/education/pilates-on-tour/2015-sacramento.html

 

 

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Jul
17
to Jul 19

Austin, TX

Hosted at Body Springs in Austin, TX, here is the preliminary information for what we're doing! For more information, please contact Vicki Hickerson (owner of Body Springs) at vicki@bodysprings.com

Friday, July 17

2, 3, and 4pm
Semi Privates
$50/person

 

Saturday, July 18

12:30-3:30:
Reformer on the Mat
3 PMA CECs
$140
Each part of the reformer helps each exercise be a tool or a challenge within Pilates.  What if we take the tools away and just do the reformer workout on the mat with the lessons we’ve learned from that piece of equipment?  There is a technique to teaching it with appropriate images and through- line.  Some exercises translate perfectly well and some are re-worked for the mat.  Learn the technique behind it all!  You’ll wow yourself and your clients!

4-6
Beyond Theory
2 PMA CECs
$90
Daily teaching is utterly different than the theory of apprentice programs…and ought to be.  Your program was a place to learn technique and guidelines. In real life, though, many questions come up:  How do I command my class, deal with difficult clients, advance my clients, fight off boredom, get my clients into their lower abdominals or out of their hip flexors, teach clients who have learned a different style, teach clients with many health conditions, manage client/teacher relationships, get an exercise to work that isn’t…and so many more. This workshop will give you tools, resources and answer your specific questions.

Sunday, July 26

9-9:45
Archival Mat - Thematic Mat Class
$25
1 PMA CEC

10-1
Knees: All You Need to Know and A Little Bit More
3 PMA CECs
$140

No matter what the alignment (bowed, knock, normal, hyper-extended), no matter what the imbalance or trauma (ACL tears, MCL tears, meniscal tears, ITB syndrome) we’ve all got knees and need to know how to care for them.  In this workshop we’ll take time to understand the physiology and functional anatomy of the knee complex as well as the changing dynamics from the alignment issues, imbalances and traumas that commonly exist.  We’ll apply that knowledge to caring for knees in Pilates.  Knees ought to be an easy part of the body for our clients:  running, skiing, climbing stairs or just sitting, standing and walking...we must understand knees.

For registration and more information, please contact Vicki Hickerson (owner of Body Springs) at vicki@bodysprings.com

Hope to see you there!

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Jun
19
to Jun 21

Rhinebeck, NY

Keys to Pilates Success!
18 PMA CECs

The Keys to Pilates Success with Shari Berkowitz
Though this is set up as a 3-day seminar, you are welcome to come to 1 or 2 days. Just ask! info@TheVerticalWorkshop.com

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!

If you can't or don’t want to do the entire Intensives…come to one or some or just some of one weekend.  Join in on “True Teaching Tools"!

Register by emailing info@theverticalworkshop.com

It will be a fantastic weekend!!!

- Shari

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Jun
5
to Jun 7

London, ENGLAND, UK

3-Day Seminar on Biomechanics, Biotensegrity and Biodynamics of the human body as a functional whole with applications to Pilates. 

FULL BODY INTEGRATION...

(Yes, this is seminar is open to all teachers of all styles.  It is also the first day of the Teacher Intensives...but, again open to all teachers even if you're not in the Teacher Intensives program.  Please join in for a wonderful weekend!  There are lovely people who are joining already!)

18 PMA CECs
£750 Seminar Only
1-8pm Each Day

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 this  knowledge 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".

Not ready to commit to 3 days? Come to Day #1 or Day #3 (Friday or Sunday). Perhaps if you come to Day #1, you'll find yourself intrigued to stay for more. This is immediately useful information. Critical Thinking + Hands-On. 

Location: 
Pi Studio, Battersea, London

Registration:
Email me at info@theverticalworkshop.com

If you can't do or are not interested in the entire Intensives...come do "Full Body Integration"!

Register by emailing info@theverticalworkshop.com

It will be an amazing weekend!!!

- Shari

Again, please reach out for more information: info@TheVerticalWorkshop.com

 

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May
30
to May 31

NYC, NY

3 Workshops in 2 days for 10 PMA CECs!
Please join in! 

Saturday, May 30
Mysterious Aches and Pains - 11am-7pm
6 PMA CECs
$280
Even your normal, healthy clients still have weird aches and pains.  Some that come and go and some that are chronic.  In this vibrant workshop, we'll discover the roots of and tips for managing those odd issues like clicking hips, crunchy knees, hyper-extended elbows and knees, pain in wrists, S.I. joint trouble, sciatica, frozen shoulder, migraine headaches, vertigo and so many more!  Bring with you your questions about normal physical issues that are seeming mysteries.  It's time you got the answers you seek!  Let's answer them all! 
Location W. 23rd Street, NYC

Sunday, May 30
The Secrets of The Apparatus - 11am-1pm
2 PMA CECs
$90
All day long you work with reformers, Cadillacs, chairs. Springs, pulleys, levers. What are the mechanics of these tools that make the exercises work? How do the really work within our method of Pilates? Does it matter? Yes, yes it does! The more you understand, the more effective a teacher you are...and the more positive changes your client makes. This workshop is absolutely accessible. No mumbo-jumbo that you don’t understand...you will leave understanding more than you can imagine! You will see each apparatus in an utterly new way!
Location W. 23rd Street, NYC

Sunday, May 30
Great Groups and Sensational Semis - 1pm-3pm
2 PMA CECs
$90
Group classes and Semi-Privates are a reality in modern day Pilates, but were you ever really trained on how to make them successful? Shari will teach you the guidelines, tools and techniques to easily teach flowing, fun and fantastic Groups and Semi-Private Sessions on all Apparatus. Learn to really teach Pilates to a group, rather than just give many exercises, how to work with multiple levels of clients at one time so they can grow individually. Be ready to learn and practice these skills in this dynamic workshop! Let’s make classes and semi-privates extremely satisfying for teachers and clients.
Location W. 23rd Street, NYC

Registration: Please email me at info@TheVerticalWorkshop.com

I hope to see you there!
- Shari

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May
17
10:30am10:30am

Fair Haven, NJ

Sessions and Workshop at The Pilates Project in Fair Haven, NJ!
Sessions:
10:30am and 11:30am

Workshop:
Your Teaching Prayers Answered: Thematic Teaching at its Best with Shari Berkowitz
1:30-4:30pm
$135
Register here: http://bit.ly/1AhTh4d

In this workshop, we work on the true keys to Pilates success which is less about what exercises you give, but more about how you teach. The layering of “Intrinsic Actions” is what Pilates is about. Intrinsic actions are the internal actions that we want our clients to be able to incorporate into their full lives and any movement they do. We use Pilates exercises to practice these intrinsic actions. However … how we teach these actions is vital. Are you layering your cues? Are you teaching the appropriate actions correctly in the most effective order … teaching thematically rather than overwhelming your client or yourself. It’s time to delve into the actions of Pilates. Again … not the exercise … the intrinsic actions of the abdominals, back muscles, diaphragm, deep gluteals, adductors and shoulder girdle. It’s a thrill to find yourself at ease with thematic teaching, the Key to Pilates Success.

 

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May
1
to May 3

Baden (Vienna), AUSTRIA

From May 1-3, 2015, I'll be doing sessions and workshops in Baden, Austria. Baden is just outside of Vienna. Beautiful land! Beautiful studio! 

All will be in English. Of course, if you need translation, it will be readily available. Below, is all of the information in English and then in German:

Location:
FIRST PILATES Studio Baden
Wiener Straße 6
 A - 2500 Baden
 +43 (0)699 12 37 19 72

Registration: 
http://www.pilatesevent.at/de/termine/

Friday 01.05.2015 - Training

   Kursnummer    

 14:00 - 14:55 Private Session

 15:00 - 15:55 Private Session

 16:00 - 16:55 Private Session

 17:00 - 17:55 Semi-Private (3 - 4 People)

Saturday 02.05.2015 - Pro Workshop 3 PMA CECs 

 

10:00 - 13:00 UhrArchival Arm Strengthener ProgressionsB1

14:00 - 17:00 UhrThoracolumbar Fascia: "The Second Brain of Movement"B2

Sunday 03.05.2015 - Pro Workshop 3 PMA CECs 

10:00 - 13:00 UhrAnatomy Exercises: Spinal Articulations ProgressionsC1

14:00 - 17:00 UhrAnatomy Exercises: Leg Strength/ Hip Flexor ProgressionsC2

 

Price/Tuition

Preise pro Person und inklusive 20 % MwSt. 

Early Birds - Anmeldung bis 15.03.2015Anmeldung ab 15.03.2015

Solo Session€ 120,-€ 120,-

Semi Private€ 40,-€ 40,-

1 Workshop € 130,-€ 169,-

1-Tages-Ticket€ 220,-€ 290,-

2-Tages-Ticket€ 350,-€ 390,-

Zur Anmeldung für das Event mit SHARI BERKOWITZ

 

Von 1. bis 3. Mai 2015 findet das nächste Pilates-Event statt. 
Diesmal erwarten wir die amerikanische Pilates-Koryphäe Shari Berkowitz.

Unterrichtssprache Englisch!

Veranstaltungsort:
FIRST PILATES Studio Baden

Wiener Straße 6
 A - 2500 Baden
 +43 (0)699 12 37 19 72

 

DAS PROGRAMM FÜR DIESEN EVENT

Freitag 01.05.2015 - Training

   Kursnummer    

 14:00 - 14:55 UhrSolo Session                                                                                                    A1

 15:00 - 15:55 UhrSolo SessionA2

 16:00 - 16:55 UhrSolo SessionA3

 17:00 - 17:55 UhrSemi-Private (3 - 4 Personen)A4

Samstag 02.05.2015 - Pro Workshop 3 PMA CECs (Fortbildungspunkte)

Kursnummer

10:00 - 13:00 UhrArchival Arm Strengthener ProgressionsB1

14:00 - 17:00 UhrThoracolumbar Fascia: "The Second Brain of Movement"B2

Sonntag 03.05.2015 - Pro Workshop 3 PMA CECs (Fortbildungspunkte)

Kursnummer

10:00 - 13:00 UhrAnatomy Exercises: Spinal Articulations ProgressionsC1

14:00 - 17:00 UhrAnatomy Exercises: Leg Strength/ Hip Flexor ProgressionsC2

 

PREISE

Preise pro Person und inklusive 20 % MwSt. 

Early Birds - Anmeldung bis 15.03.2015Anmeldung ab 15.03.2015

Solo Session€ 120,-€ 120,-

Semi Private€ 40,-€ 40,-

1 Workshop € 130,-€ 169,-

1-Tages-Ticket€ 220,-€ 290,-

2-Tages-Ticket€ 350,-€ 390,-

Zur Anmeldung für das Event mit SHARI BERKOWITZ

  

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Apr
17
to Apr 19

Los Angeles/San Diego - Long Beach, CA

  • Axis Classical Pilates and Gyrotonic (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Keys to Pilates Success!
18 PMA CECs
Hosted at Axis Classical Pilates and Gyrotonic in Long Beach, CA

The Keys to Pilates Success with Shari Berkowitz
This is a 3-day seminar, but...can't come to all 3? Come to just 1 or 2 days. Email info@TheVerticalWorkshop.com

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!

If you can't or don’t want to do the entire Intensives…come to one or some.  Join in on “True Teaching Tools"!

Register by emailing info@theverticalworkshop.com

It will be a fantastic weekend!!!

- Shari

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Apr
10
to Apr 12

Vicenza, ITALY

Here is the calendar of events for the classes, event and workshops at Idea Pilates in Vicenza, ITALY:

DAY 1 – Friday April 10th 
7pm-8pm: MATWORK MASTERCLASS FOR CLIENTS (and teachers) @ Ganapati yoga school
8.30-10pm: PILATES SPRITZ: Aperitivo + interview/Q&A time  + bits of Joe Pilates: Retrospective and perspective


DAY 2 – Saturday April 11th h10am-1pm – 2pm-5pm
Opposition, the key to stablity - 3hrs        
Standing exercises – 3hrs        

5.30pm-6.30pm MATWORK MASTERCLASS FOR TEACHERS @ Ganapati yoga school


DAY 3 – Sunday April 12th h10am-1pm – 2pm-5pm
Great groups and sensational semis - 3hrs        
Flow and Rhythm- Making the session a workout at any level – 3hrs    

For rates and registration, please reach out directly to Idea Pilates:
info@ideapilates.com

Their website: www.IdeaPilates.com

Thank you!

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