It is widely accepted that regular exercise plays an important role in promoting health and wellbeing for pregnant women, whilst assisting with post-natal recovery. Pregnancy is a wonderful time in a woman’s life, but one, which can be subject to uncertainty regarding exercise and what is safe and effective. Pilates offers a range of fantastic benefits for both pre/post-natal clients whilst focusing on alignment, core stability, mobility, strength, postural awareness and breathing. These movements assist in developing strength in the deep stabilising muscles; maintaining alignment whilst challenging the core against movement. However, not all Pilates exercises are suitable during pregnancy. In this session, you will learn the various stages of pregnancy, which exercises are ideal for each trimester and how to modify safely. There are no two women’s bodies the same, with this being especially true during and after pregnancy. After the birth we need to be mindful of how and when to incorporate normal activity. You will learn how to incorporate the Pilates principles that will guide your clients easily and safely back to health. This session is the complete pre and post-natal package.
Join Taryn in the exciting workshop where you will learn how to build up to some of the more advanced Pilates exercises. Taryn will lead you through a session that will teach you how to successfully and safely work clients up to the most challenging Pilates repertoire. Exercises like rollover, jackknife, swan dive, boomerang, control balance and open leg rocker will be explored. You will learn how it feels on your own body and how too successfully break the movements down into easily achievable components. With loads of take-home repertoire & skills, this is a session not to be missed.
Seriously Gentle. We promise. In this breath-led Gentle Yoga masterclass, Mitch holds space to slow down & do less – accessing more of the benefits of Vagus Nerve stimulation shifting from Sympathetic toward Parasympathetic dominance. Take permission to dial things down enjoying mindful, somatic movement, functional opening & gentle mobility – coaxing you from your analytical brain into your kinaesthetic body. You’ll be encouraged to listen inward & advocate for what works best in your body, while honouring the Yogic traditions of Sthira & Sukha (stability & ease). A truly relaxing session with great take-away value for those teaching Beginner, Gentle, Accessible, Corporate & Private Yoga.
This workshop focuses on how we can use the selection of asana and alignment to access the energetic body. Experiencing alignment based Vinyasa Flow as an energetic and healing practice as well as a creative outlet and therapeutic platform, where the teacher can use their unique voice and experience to help each student connect to the deeper layers of the body and mind. Moving away from scripted teaching towards creative and intelligent sequencing, while becoming absolutely present with your students.
In this fast-paced, 75-minute event, 10 speakers get five minutes each to share personal and professional insights that have made significant change to their businesses and career. It’s a fast paced session on a whole host of topics ranging from the informative and enlightening to the humorous and fun. Bring your note pad to capture the amazing ideas that flow.
Fascia envelopes your whole body and impacts upon all the movements you make. Discover the mystery and wonder that is your fascia and learn how to use that knowledge to help you create better flow and progressions within your teaching. This session will cover: New anatomy concepts; Fascia/slings & function; Pilates strength training principles; Stretching concepts. Full of the latest science in the area of fascia and rehabilitation this session will inspire your teaching!
In the busyness of modern life, meditation can be an essential tool for your overall well-being. Science has proven that meditation puts you in a state of conscious rest, supporting your body’s natural desire to seek healing. Unfortunately, the common misconceptions about meditation often lead to an experience that’s dry, boring, and frustrating. Anyone can thrive in meditation by finding the right technique. Amazingly you don’t have to still your mind OR your body! This workshop will bust the typical meditation myths and teach you to meditate in a way you’ll look forward to practicing and sharing with your clients.
Teach your clients how to inhabit their body through movement. We often use our body like a vehicle to get around in – and “modernitis” creates a disconnect from our body. This session will help you create conditions where your clients’ ability to learn, think and discover is optimal. It will give you the skills to help your clients address poor posture and excess tension in the body and the mind, and help you teach your clients how to sense their body, through the use of somantic – “feeling” cues.
Global Trends, Other Sectors Shaping our Future & What Happens Next in Fitness. The future of fitness is not fitness. It’s Google and Amazon and Facebook and Apple. It’s Chris Hemsworth, Tom Brady, Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim Ferriss. He with the biggest database, she with the deepest pockets, they with the biggest influence; are shaping our world of fitness today. Understand the undercurrent of macrotrends and meteoric rise of wearables to be the number one global trend in 2020. One question. Are you ready?