3-Day Sessions

Click the session title for more information about the session and presenter's biography.

Time: 8.15 - 9.30am

A1M: 1, 2, 3 Barre!
Sally Harrison

Learn how to create and structure your own Pilates-based barre class. Join Sally for this practical workshop bursting with repertoire for both on and off the barre, and equip yourself with the know-how to create and teach your own sessions. Learn some basic ballet moves as well as the technique involved. Barre for booty workouts is one thing – but this is 'whole body barre'! WS 

Time: 8.15 - 9.30am

A1N: An introduction to bodyART®
Robert Steinbacher & the Australian bodyART Team

bodyART® is a functional movement training system that balances strength, flexibility and mental concentration. Designed by Robert Steinbacher, bodyART® classes are performed barefoot with your body as your only equipment, and use breathing techniques to enhance your performance. Based on the Traditional Chinese Medicine principles of Yin and Yang, bodyART® challenges you to equalise your powerful, dynamic energy with passive relaxation. MC

Time: 1.30 - 2.45pm

A2Q: Pace and rhythm: advanced Pilates matwork
Jeremy Hunt

Experience a Pilates mat class featuring an advanced sequence of exercises to take your clients practice to the next level. Placing a focus on keeping a strong pace and rhythm to the class, Jeremy shows you how to tailor cues for stronger clients to get them working to their maximum potential. Prepare to be stretched, energised and work deep into your core muscles. MC

Time: 1.30 - 2.45pm

A2R: Yoga for the inflexible client – Safe options that work
Claire Norgate

Can't do the splits? Scared of the yoga room? Fear not – you don’t have to be flexible to do yoga! Join Network’s Presenter of the Year, Claire, to learn how to mobilise the tightest of bodies – yours or your clients – using modified yoga positions. Experience lots of juicy stretches and lengthening standing poses, and find out why male and female clients need different modifications to their movements. WS

Time: 3.15 - 4.30pm

A3Q: The resistance band toolbox
Sally Harrison

Get creative with resistance bands! Bring diversity, functional strength and partner fun into your Pilates classes and private sessions. From traditional Pilates repertoire to more functional on-ground training, join Sally to discover a multitude of resistance exercises that will keep participants interested, motivated and challenged. WS

Time: 3.15 - 4.30pm

A3R: The meditation myth
Rod Galbraith

Is it true that meditation always involves stopping your thoughts, chanting mantras and burning incense? Join Rod as he debunks the myths, and discover how meditation will help you realise your full potential. Learn the techniques and language to guide yourself and your clients into this empowering state, through skilful attention of the mind and body, through movement, breath and in moments of rest. No incense required. WS

Time: 5 - 6.15pm

A4P: YogaFit® hip openers
Lisa Greenbaum

Many fitness activities, such as running and cycling, keep the hip moving in one plane, leading to lack of mobility through both the hip joint and low back. In yoga, the hip area is aligned to our emotional centre and creative energy: when blocked, aspects of our life suffer. Discover the hip joint’s link to low back pain and abdominal weakness, and learn how to safely create space in this area of the body. WS (BYO yoga mat)

 

Time: 8.30 - 9.45am

B1T: Pilates for the PT
Claire Norgate

PTs: it’s time to put aside your preconceptions and explore what goes on behind the studio doors...! Join Network’s Presenter of the Year to discover how techniques from the world of Pilates can enhance your PT clients’ training. Featuring essential base mobility and stability exercises that really work, you’ll learn what to include, when to include them and how to teach them to your clients. WS

Time: 8.30 - 9.45am

B1U: YogaFit® Inversions and Arm Balances
Lisa Greenbaum

Challenge yourself mentally and physically as you discover what the world looks like upside down! Benefits of inversion training include enhanced mental clarity, renewed energy and an overall sense of wellbeing. Using the seven principles of alignment, Lisa explores how to safely perform headstands, handstands, Scorpion Pose, and more, in this this centred and mindful practice. Come with a sense of playfulness, leave with a sense of empowerment! (BYO yoga mat) WS

Time: 10.15 - 11.45am

B2R: Reformer matwork
Taryn Polovin

So many amazing and beneficial Pilates exercises are taught solely on the Pilates studio equipment – but what if you could make them accessible to all by adapting them to be equipment-free? Join Taryn for this innovative Pilates matwork session in which you’ll learn how to adapt Pilates reformer, cadillac and wundachair exercises to be performed on the mat. MC

Time: 10.15 - 11.45am

B2S: Handstand nation
Duncan Peak

Join Duncan on an epic journey through progressive alignment on all things arm balancing. Discover a unique way to open and align the shoulders and strengthen the core so that arm balances feel more graceful and powerful. Starting with basic poses such as crow, and progressing through to forearm and handstand variations, you’ll learn a short, easy-to-teach sequence that will rapidly progress you and your clients to arm balance artistes. WS

Time: 1.15 - 2.45pm

B3R: Advanced Pilates progressions
Taryn Polovin

Have you always wanted to try a Pilates rollover, teaser or jacknife but not known where to start? Or are you unsure of how to progress clients to the next stage? In this innovative workshop Taryn breaks down some of the advanced Pilates moves into their basic components, and teaches you how to progress each exercise from beginner all the way through to advanced. WS

Time: 1.15 - 2.45pm

B3S: Drop anchor: ground and restore with Yin yoga
Mel McLaughlin

Explore the water and fire elements of kidney and heart medicine in this Yin yoga session. Join Mel to learn postures for your back body fascial lines, arms and upper body, using forward bends, backbends and twists. Discover what the water and fire elements from a Chinese medicine viewpoint mean in your physical, mental and emotional life. WS

Time: 3.15 - 4.30pm

B4R: Roll up to unwind
Lisa Westlake

Join Network’s Lifetime Achievement Award winner Lisa on the fit ball to experience the perfect union of movement, mobility, flexibility and relaxation. Expand your repertoire of stretching and mobilising on the ball, and allow your mind to become quiet and your body to unwind after a busy day at FILEX. MC

Time: 3.15 - 4.30pm

B4S: Shoulder loading progressions
Stephanie Glickman

Stephanie explores a range of progressions for teaching proprioception around, stability for and loading into, the shoulder girdle. Discover how positioning of scapula and appropriate movement of the thoracic spine relate to movement in the glenohumeral joint, and learn how to train clients with limited shoulder range of movement, as well as those looking to strengthen shoulders for full body push ups, handstands and other upper limb loading. MC

 Plenary Session

Time: 5 - 6.15pm

B5I: Pilates ring and roller matwork magic
Catherine Giannitto

Re-invent your Pilates matwork classes by adding the challenge and versatility of both the Magic Circle and foam roller. Join Catherine to experience the magic of both these small props used together for a great stretching, strengthening and balancing class designed for intermediate to advanced level participants.  MC P

 Plenary Session

Time: 5 - 6.15pm

B5J: YogaFit® Power
Lisa Greenbaum

YogaFit® Power is a more intense version of traditional YogaFit, linking poses in a flowing series that warms and energises the body in an aerobic practice. Discover a flowing, heat-building workout that makes participants leaner, stronger and more flexible, while increasing stamina, lung capacity and overall wellness. Join Lisa for this total mind body workout featuring cardiovascular conditioning, functional strength, flexibility, muscle balancing, and relaxation.  MC P (BYO yoga mat)

 

Time: 8.30 - 9.45am

C1Q: OOV: Core strength vs core control
Daniel Vladeta

Motor control has become the latest on-trend topic – but what does it actually mean, how does it work and how can you train it in participants and clients? In this Master Class, Daniel examines the importance of motor control, and guides you through a group session to demonstrate the best way to train it. MC

Time: 8.30 - 9.45am

C1R: Garuda
Magnus Ringberg

Taking its name from an Indian mythological sacred bird that can change shape according to its function, the technique Garuda is focused on generating a unique, seamless style of movement. Join Magnus to learn how to control the body through precise actions, spreading articulations around the joints. Perfect for teachers of yoga, Pilates or other mind body programs. WS  (BYO yoga mat)

 Plenary Session

Time: 10.15 - 11.30am

C2E: Yoga to prevent injury and enhance performance
Tiffany Cruikshank

Drawing on her 20 years’ experience as a yoga teacher and acupuncturist at Nike HQ, Tiffany presents some yoga essentials to use with your clients to prevent injuries and enhance performance. Beginning with an exploration of how to incorporate yoga into training routines, the session then moves into a short practice in which you’ll experience the techniques in your own body. WS P (BYO yoga mat)

Time: 1 - 2.30pm

C3Q: Fitball and Pilates unite
Lisa Westlake

Mobility, stability, length and strength come together in a unique session that embraces the finest elements of Pilates, Fitball and physiotherapy. Join Lisa for this inspiring session that awakens the awareness of breath and balance of body and soul. Experience the harmony as Fitball and Pilates unite to enhance postural awareness, movement consciousness, strength, control and freedom of movement. Awaken your body, refine your control and release your mind. MC

Time: 1 - 2.30pm

C3R: BAX (bodyART® Extreme)
Janni Giannikakis, Robert Steinbacher and the Australian bodyART® Team

The latest in advanced performance training by Robert Steinbacher, BAX® is based on the holistic approach of Yin and Yang. Discover high-intensity performance training (Yang) combined with myofascial (Yin) exercises in workouts that unite mind body, fitness and functional training. BAX® incorporates internal and external focus, Eastern and Western approaches to fitness, strength and balance and provides an energetic and versatile program to inspire groups and PT clients alike. MC 

 Plenary Session

Time: 3 - 4.30pm

C4J: Pilates gets functional
Stephanie Glickman

Functional training is the big thing in fitness. Combine it with the postural and biomechanical principles of modern Pilates and you’ve got one winning combination. Join Stephanie to experience a class that takes functional movements like squats, lunges, balances and lateral patterns and pairs them with the more intrinsic, holistic and specific cueing of Pilates. MC P

 Plenary Session

Time: 3 - 4.30pm

C4K: ACROYOGA – Unwind with gravity and Thai massage
Angela Mitchell

Experience the weightless sensation of AcroYoga therapeutic flying followed by healing Thai massage techniques. Come and 'hang out' with Angela and learn how to massage using weight-bearing skills that create ease and benefit for both giver and receiver. You’re guaranteed to leave your final session of FILEX 2017 feeling totally blissed out! WS P