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July 16, 2019

Pilates Reformer Teacher Training

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What is a Pilates Reformer?  This unique ‘machine’ was developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1950s using a combination of springs, pulleys and straps and a moving carriage. Until relatively recently the use of the Reformer and understanding of the potential for developing the muscles with the resistance with it was under-appreciated and definitely outside of the mainstream.  Not anymore! Initially Pilates was probably thought of as a modality that should be lumped in somewhere between yoga and aerobic fitness classes. But nowadays, as people from the general public move more and more into taking care of their bodies and becoming informed about what does and doesn’t work for them, Pilates is experiencing a huge growth phase and as a result the demand for instructors is growing exponentially.   From Pilates mat classes by the beach to specific rehabilitation in Physiotherapy clinics, Pilates is aiding people in strengthening, lengthening and toning their muscles while developing better awareness of themselves and their body. Pilates Reformer Studios One of the biggest expansions is in Pilates studios (and gyms) that focus on the provision of Pilates Reformer classes.  These studios (and gyms), and their classes, have greatly increased in popularity in recent years and
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July 4, 2019

Pilates Courses South Australia

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Tensegrity Training provides Pilates teacher training in many locations throughout Australia and we can also arrange to come to you at your venue even if you are off the beaten track or unable to attend one of our many, picturesque training locations. Adelaide, South Australia If you are anywhere near the capital of South Australia, Adelaide, then we highly recommend our SA course provider, Leanne Mollison at Queen St Pilates. Leanne has over 19 years experience teaching Pilates in Australia and overseas, and she has also been a professional dancer with major dance companies such as Australian Dance Theatre, Leigh Warren and Dancers, Expressions Dance Company and Dance North. Leanne developed and wrote South Australia’s first Certificate IV and Diploma level Pilates Qualifications and she delivered these courses for five years in South Australia. She also designed and offered an industry-based Pilates Therapy Instruction in Mat and Equipment Work course and provided the first ever Pilates training to Adelaide and South Australia. Her qualifications and experience include: Associate Diploma of Arts (Dance) Diploma of Pilates Therapy Instruction Diploma of Contemporary Pilates and Teaching Methodology Certificate IV in Pilates Therapy Instruction Certificate IV in Training and Assessment Certification in Applied Kinesiology
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July 2, 2019

Somatic Exercises

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But what does “Somatics” mean? The word itself is derived from the Greek word “Soma” meaning “the living body”. Somatics is a broadly used term to describe the mind and body, not as separate entities but as complex married couple, intertwined within a constant dance of effect and affect. When care and thought are given to how the two may work together instead of apart, this coupling assists each other in bringing forth healing and growth. Hence, while the exercises are indeed a major component, the manner in which the exercises are performed is also of paramount importance. How are Somatic exercises done? The movement patterns that the exercises bring you through are meant to involve the contraction and then the slow release your muscles.  DOING THESE EXERCISES VERY SLOWLY AND CONCISELY IS IMPORTANT. To move slowly (It helps to close your eyes) is to give your brain the chance to notice all that is happening in your body as you perform these easeful exercises. Slow movement, coupled  with mindfulness and breath is the foundation of the partnership between body and mind, and the key to your Somatic practice. Our muscles contract and hold tension as we navigate our busy
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June 29, 2019

Pilates Courses VIC

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Tensegrity Training has a number of training venues throughout Australia, including several in Victoria.  Each of our training venues has well accomplished instructors who have chosen to bring their passion for Pilates into our instructor training Qualification(s) and Short Course(s).  Our aim is to ensure that the rate of highly competent instructors entering the Pilates industry increases with every year. For students who are based in Melbourne, or are ready and able to travel to Melbourne for your Pilates Instructor training we have a course provider for Victoria, Bruce Hildebrand. Bruce is the co-founder of Balance & Control Pilates, and he has delivered Pilates Instructor training programs since 2012- bringing decades of experience both in Australian and overseas to every one of his training sessions.  Bruce now delivers the Tensegrity Training Certificate IV (52728WA) and Diploma (10596NAT) qualifications in Melbourne and across Victoria. Bruce also offers training in Wangaratta, Warragul and on the Mornington Peninsula of Victoria for students in these more regional locations.  We recommend that you contact Bruce directly for more information on dates and locations for the regional training.  We can also bring our training to your venue in any area of Victoria, just contact us and
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Group Reformer Studios are extremely popular and the demand for qualified Instructors is growing. Employers are looking for staff who are well trained and good at running creative, challenging and fun classes on the Pilates Reformer. So, to become qualified in this field and to be able to offer full body workouts using the Pilates Reformer it is advisable to enroll in a course designed specifically to give you these skills. The Tensegrity Training’s Pilates Group Reformer Instructor (PGR) Training course is comprehensive and covers all aspects of the theory of teaching exercise together with extensive Reformer Essentials and Reformer Intermediate/Advanced repertoire that will excite anyone interested in Pilates. There certainly are many other courses available but the Tensegrity Training course is the only course written specifically for Group Reformer classes that has Government Accredited outcomes. The course involves both online learning and practical face-to-face components where students have the opportunity to practice teaching each other with valuable feedback and guidance from their Course Provider.  You will graduate from this course with the following units of competency. -ARTMAT401 Apply Basic Anatomy in Pilates -ARTMAT405 Active Dynamic Pelvic Floor Training -ARTMAT407 Teach Pilates Choreography Flow -PILEQU501 Teach Reformer repertoire We pride
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