Workshops and Events


Functional Anatomy Course w/Sam Booker

Part 1 : Friday Sept 28, 2018 5pm - 8:30pm

Part 2 : Friday Oct 19 5pm - 8:30pm

The Mindful Movement Functional Anatomy course is an overview of anatomical movement through a kinesiological lens. Put simply, that means looking beyond where bones, muscles, and joint tissues are and what they do, and instead focusing on the fundamentals of how and why those structures work together to produce movement. Students will gain an understanding of how joint shapes allow or limit anatomical actions and how muscles pull on bones to produce those actions. The basic functions of connective tissues and the organization of muscle groups into fascial chains will be introduced to promote an integrated approach to movement. As students work through their Pilates training this knowledge will facilitate a greater understanding of concepts such as stability and mobility, muscle synergy, muscle contraction, and exertion and recuperation. It will also facilitate the students’ ability to make decisions about modifications in training, how best to prevent injury based on clients’ individual needs, as well as when to refer on to professional care. 

This course is open to anyone looking to cultivate a greater understanding of the body and is a pre-requisite to our Pilates teacher training program.  If you are attending the Mindful Movement Pilates mat or reformer training, this course must be attended as part of the training and to receive certification. 

Investment : Part 1 - $150, Part 2 - $150, or both Parts $245


Much Ado about Pain w/Dominique Bulgin & Mark Archer

Saturday, November 3 : 12:15pm - 3:15pm

Beyond Mechanics - The Case of the Man with No Legs     

Telling the story of ‘the man with no legs’, this lecture will weave interdisciplinary theory with real life case study material. Exploring basic pain science, assessment techniques and intervention strategies, it promotes an embodied and holistic approach to Pilates and suggests how the technique can go far beyond mechanics to illuminate our lived experience.

The lecture will cover:

  • A brief history of pain

  • Introduction to basic pain science: nocioception, sensitization and neuropathic pain. Neuromatrix & Predictive Processing

  • Bio-psycho-social assessment : Screening red & yellow flags and Identifying DIMS & SIMS

  • Multimodal approaches to treatment - Perspectives from physiotherapy and movement psychotherapy : Pacing - Tolerance & Capacity, Proprioception - Skin and Identity & the Autobiographical Body

  • Relevance to Pilates/Movement environment and creating a culture of 'listening

Investment $125