Workshops and Events

 

Pilates for Runners w/Darlene

Saturday March 16 : 2 - 4pm

Run like the wind (or make running easy)....when done properly, running should reduce strain, rather than produce it. In this workshop, learn proper running mechanics, dynamic running warm ups and post running stretches to assist in recovery and decrease injuries. The focus is pilates based strengthening of running muscles.  Dr. Darlene Buan-Basit is a chiropractor and pilates movement specialist who works closes with both professional and recreational athletes, treating injuries and maximizing performance.

Investment $75

 

Restorative Yoga Workshop w/Leslie

Sunday March 17 : 2 - 4pm

Join us for this amazing two hour journey! You will be guided through this exploration as your body moves into deep rest, energy is restored, your spirit is rejuvenated and space is cleared within allowing you to surrender more fully to each new moment! In each restorative pose, you will be fully supported by the use of props, where you will be able sink deeper into a state of profound relaxation.

Class size is limited to *12 people only*, so register soon to ensure yourself a spot!

Join us and see why restorative yoga, this beautiful healing practice, is getting a lot of well deserved media attention lately!

Investment $55

 

Birth Recovery for Trauma and C-Section w/Georgia

Sunday April 7 : 1 - 5pm

Birth is a natural and moving process that 85% of women will experience over their lifetime.  Of these women 90% report feeling some sort of trauma through their pregnancy, labour, or postnatal period.

This course focuses on using Pilates-based movement to assist in the recovery from trauma in postnatal women.

What you will learn:

  • Breathing mechanics as it relates to mindfulness and relaxation

  • Anatomy of pregnancy

  • Common trauma that occurs in labour

  • Ergonomics and safe practice after C-section

  • Muscle release specific to postpartum 

  • Safe exercise progression from day 1

  • How to create a safe environment to process trauma

This is a 4-hour continuing education introduction to trauma course that is open to all healthcare or fitness professionals with a strong interest in post natal studies.

Investment $125

Early Bird Rate $115 until March 16

 

Pilates for Golfers - Pilates based Conditioning & Biomechanical Tune Up w/Darlene

Saturday April 13 : 2 - 4pm

How do you to generate a club speed of over 100 mph? 
Answer: Learn how to swing from the center of the body, your “core” and transfer that power from your feet, through to your arms/hands, to the club head. Understand the mechanics of the core that lead to a more powerful golf swing; one that minimizes risks of injuries, and maximizes power and speed. Dr. DarleneBuan-Basit is a chiropractor and pilates movement specialist who works closes with both professional and recreational athletes, treating injuries and maximizing performance.

Investment $75

 

Mommy and Baby Pilates Class w/Darlene

Thursdays 2 - 3pm : April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

A unique class designed for both Mommy and Baby to get stronger together while having FUN! Exercises are taught to strength the mother’s weaken abdominals/pelvic floor areas, and stretch new tighter areas/muscles, while playing with baby. Baby’s motor development will also be enhanced with specific movement patterns necessary for baby normal growth, specifically TUMMY TIME. The class is best for pre crawlers, baby carriers required for some exercises. Instructed by Dr. Darlene Buan-Basit, an experienced chiropractor/Pilates/Yoga teacher with a special interest in pediatrics!

Investment $145

 

Kinesiology of Pilates w/Sam & Leslie

Saturday May 4 : 12:30pm - 6:30pm

Come and apply all of that anatomy and deepen your understanding of how Pilates works to build stability and mobility in the human frame. In this one-day course, participants will learn to use kinesiological movement analysis to understand what types of muscle contraction are creating and controlling movement in the context of gravity and resistance within Pilates exercises.  This tool will not only deepen the participants’ understanding of muscle contraction, but also their grasp of muscle synergy as we chart every muscle that is working at every joint in any given exercise. The results of movement analysis can be used to gain a greater understanding of students’ strengths and weaknesses, helping teachers make informed choices in crafting classes and private sessions. The concept of fascial force transmission will also be discussed to assist teachers further interpret the results of individual analysis; offering answers to the age-old client comment, “but I don’t feel it there!” It is strongly recommended that participants review all muscle actions prior to the course so that we can dive right in to analysis and interpretation.

Investment $245

Early Bird Rate : $195 until April 10

 

Garuda Masterclass on the Reformer w/Darlene

Tuesday May 28 : 2 - 3pm & Wednesday June 19 : 3 - 4pm

Expanding upon the traditional Reformer Pilates exercises, this practical workshop for Pilates teachers will teach The Garuda Method using the Reformer. Different movement patterns and exercises are adapted from the Garuda Apparatus Repertoire to create a fun, exciting class, and a great workout.

Investment $45 for each class

 
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Comprehensive Anatomy Course w/Sam Booker

12 Week Course beginning in the fall : Dates TBA

Calling all potential Pilates, Yoga and movement teachers! If you don’t have any prior anatomy background and are thinking of going into a teacher training program, this course is for you!

This 30 hour comprehensive anatomy course is for the complete beginner anatomist and those feeling the need to hone their prior knowledge; it is equivalent to the 100 level musculoskeletal anatomy course Samantha teaches at Ryerson University. Best thought of as the study of anatomy through a kinesiological lens; the course will enable students to identify, locate and describe the actions of the major muscles and bones of the musculoskeletal system; they will also develop an understanding of how these structures work together to produce movement. Understanding concepts such as stability and mobility, muscle synergy, muscle contraction, movement analysis, and exertion and recuperation will facilitate the students’ ability to make decisions about class sequencing, how best to prevent injury based on individual needs, as well as when to seek/refer out for professional care. As students become more adept at using anatomical language they will be able to communicate clearly with other health professionals when necessary.

Investment :