Workshops and Events

 

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+ for 6 weeks!

 

Pilates Intensive for Dancers w/Sarah & guest teachers

Monday May 13 - Friday May 17, 2019

2pm - 3:30pm

Start your summer right with our Pilates for Dancers intensive, a series of Pilates workshops at the Mindful Movement Centre exclusively offered to dance artists. Join us for a week of intensive Pilates classes designed to strengthen and tone, develop your sense of pelvic alignment, and increase mindfulness in your dance practice. All of the instructors involved in the program are certified Pilates instructors as well as dance artists in the community. We are extremely excited to present Pilates as a cross training tool for dancers looking to enhance their movement practice through self-care.

The Pilates for Dancers program is dedicated to making Pilates accessible to dance artists, and is offered at a discounted rate to practicing artists ages 18+.

Sign up: pre-registration required in advance for all 5 sessions at the start of the series

Investment: $110 + HST
Early Bird Rate : $100 + HST (before May 1) 

 

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 + HST 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 :