Track 1 – Workshop 5A
Accessing Your Psoas: Creating True Integrated Movement
Joseph Pilates designed every movement in his system to involve the ‘whole body,’ and to connect it in its entirety to and from its core/center/powerhouse. Do you move from your center in a truly organic, whole body, integrated way? Are you able to assess whether your clients can – and if not, why not? In this workshop we will utilize Pilates spinal and hip flexion and extension exercises to develop our visual assessment skills to determine whether movement is actually coming from ‘the center’ correctly and efficiently, and if not, how to correct it. The ultimate power and health potential that can be achieved through Pilates is only possible when this integrated connection is accessed as its inherent human design dictates.
Appropriate for: All instructors
Amy Taylor AlpersNCPT
Amy Taylor Alpers is co-founder of The Pilates Center, one of the first classical teacher training programs in the United States. Her background with Romana Kryzanowska and her passionate commitment to Pilates have made her a leader in the community and a strong voice for the power and grace of the Method.