Workshops and Events
Budokon Mobility Workshop & Masterclass w/Cameron Shayne
Workshop - Friday, June 22 : 6pm - 8pm
Masterclass - Sunday, June 24 : 12:15 - 1:45pm
Cameron Shayne is here to share his Budokon Mobility training with us!
Evolve your warrior within during this challenging practice that is influenced by both yoga and martial arts, weaving technique and alignment to build both physical strength and emotional courage. Budokon explores the body’s full range of motion with particular emphasis on building core strength, flexibility, and balance. This calm but intense practice is a must for any yogi, functional training enthusiast, or martial artist interested in having more control, more balance, and more confidence in their movement.
Intro to the Oov Workshop
Sunday, June 24 : 2 - 4pm
The Oov is an innovative movement device created by Daniel Vladeta, DO, to train the body globally in 3D via balance training. It is an unstable device designed to create both stability and mobility and to effectively and efficiently enhance motor learning and improve performance. The Oov is also proving to be a useful tool for nervous system regulation and trauma resolution.
In this workshop you will experience:
- An introduction and history to the Oov: the concept, who is it for, what does it do, how does it enhance your client care whether you are a manual therapist or a movement practitioner
- We will do a group class on the Oov to experience how it facilitates functional movement!
- We will explore how the Oov is used for rehabilitation
The workshop will be lead by Kearsten Lyon, a specialized Movement and Pilates Instructor, Founder of Toronto Movement Therapy and the Oov Educator for Ontario.
Investment : $60
* Please contact the studio at firstname.lastname@example.org to register for this course as we don't have online registration due to Oov sizes
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