This workshop straddles two dates so as to explore the content in depth. However they are also designed as stand alone workshops if you cannot attend both dates.
Basically there are 5 shapes to explore, the progressions and how to transition from one shape to another.
Together we will look into these 5 fundamental shapes (Tall, Round, Arched, Twist, Side Bend). All spine shapes are created out of a tall back. In a tall back it is easy to see that front and the back are the same length. During the workout we will try to keep equal length in the front and the back when we move through the shapes.
ROUND | DON'T COLLAPSE THE FRONT
SWAN | DON'T COLLAPSE THE BACK
We will look at the shapes through the lens of the foundational series Stomach Massage, Short Box and Knees Stretch Series.
It all happens in these series, once you grasp the understanding of the shapes, you can simply and easily take these principles though the whole system. Teaching these series is some of the hardest teaching in the whole system.
If you can teach these with a clear knowledge then the whole method opens up to you. In understanding the Spine Shapes of Pilates, it will help answer the often used quote “If your spine is inflexible at 30 you are old. If it is completely flexible at 60 you are young” Joseph Pilates
Jayne is a long term Colleague and Teacher in the Classical work and here at Pi. She is a high level a graduate of ‘The Work’ with Jay Grimes.
Highly recommend anyone looking to deepen their insights and learn from a strong teacher with and in depth knowledge passed down directly to her by Jay Grimes, a trusted Pilates Elder.
For ease of processing the Workshop is in Two Parts. Should you wish to under take only the first and or the second part, the workshops will also work as stand alones.
Teacher Trainer: Jayne O Brien see 'meet our team' for Bio.
All Students Welcome. Apparatus Based.