Jennifer Stacey

Jennifer Stacey at Somatic Studio

Discover the Magic of Pilates through the teachings of the Pilates Elders, science, medicine and biomechanics. A unique opportunity to study at Somatic Studio, Helsinki, Finland, October 23, 24, 2018 with Jennifer M. Stacey, M.S.

About Jennifer

Jennifer M. Stacey, M.S., exercise physiologist/biomechanicist, 2nd generation Pilates teacher, author, owner of Peak Performance Pilates, San Francisco, Half Moon Bay, has been teaching Pilates since 1989.

Jennifer studied with Romana Kryzanowska, Kathy Grant, Ron Fletcher and other 1st generation teachers including Eve Gentry and Bruce King. While honoring Classic Pilates, Jennifer draws upon her scientific background and other disciplines to reveal and develop Pilates. Jennifer teaches workshops in the US, Europe, Scandinavia, Australia and Asia, and runs Pilates + Vacation retreats in Europe.

Jennifer has published scientific proceedings and is author of the well-received Peak Performance Pilates Education Program Teachers’ manuals including Movement Perspectives. Following Joseph Pilates’ philosophy to “Never fail to get all the sunshine and fresh air you can”, Having invented a patented device to perform Classic Pilates in the water, Jennifer enjoys teaching Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™.

 

TIMETABLE & CONTENT

Classic Reformer Workshop inspired by the Pilates Elders.

Learn the flow, breath, sequenc¬ing and transitions of an intermediate/advanced Classic Pilates Reformer class with proper biomechanics. Variations, modifications, cues and images from the Pilates Elders including Kathy Grant, Ron Fletcher, Romana Kryzanowska and Eve Gentry will be pre¬sented. For teachers (and advanced clients). Deepen your knowledge and transform yourself in this invigorating workshop!
Time: Tuesday, October 23., 13:00 – 16:00
Price: 190 €


Pilates Mat Class
Basic Level

Open to everyone
Learn the flow, breath, sequencing and transitions of a basic Pilates Mat class with proper biomechanics. Prepare your body for Pilates with some pre-Pilates skills inspired by Moshe Feldenkrais, Physio-synthesis™ and Kathy Grant’s “Before the One Hundred “ Skills. Try the Stretch-Eze®. Variations, modifications, cues and images from the Pilates Elders. Feel released and centered.
Time: Tuesday, October 23., 16:30 – 17:30
Price: 39 €


Pilates Mat Class
Intermediate Level

Open to everyone
Learn the flow, breath, sequencing and transitions of an Intermediate Pilates Mat class with proper biomechanics. Perform some pre-Pilates skills (see above). Variations, modifications, cues and images from the Pilates Elders. Feel released and centered.
Time: Tuesday, October 23., 17:45 – 18:45.
Price: 39 €


Classic Pilates Mat Class
Advanced Level

Open to everyone
Learn the flow, breath, sequencing and transitions of an Advanced Classic Pilates Mat class with proper biomechanics. Variations, modifications, cues and images from 4 Pilates Elders. Enjoy the Romana Kryzanowska Transitions. Fabulous fun!
Time: Tuesday, October 23., 19:00 – 20:00.
Price: 39 €


Pilates from the Wings:

Finding the Center and Wings through alignment of the arm, elbow, forearm, wrist and hand. Discover the power of the Serapè. Release the neck and shoulders.

Discover the secret to moving from your wings and Serape. Learn to effectively use the 2 “centers” to enhance perfor-mance, prevent and address injuries, back and neck problems. Learn to align your arm, elbow, forearm, wrist, hand and fingers to connect to the armpit and wings while performing Pilates.

We will review:

  1. The anatomy of the spine, scapulae, shoulder, arm, and the muscular “Serape” wrap.
  2. The relationship of the two centers, the musculature of the trunk and scapulae, and breathing.
  3. The relationship of the hand, wrist, forearm, elbow and arm with the armpit and Serape.
  4. The factors of injuries.

You will learn:

  1. To diminish over-recruitment of the workaholic large muscles, and activate the deep stabilizing postural muscles.
  2. Determine if stretch is appropriate or inappropriate. The neuro-reflex pathways and their role in aberrant mechanics and pain.
  3. Proper arm, elbow, wrist and hand placement on the Pilates Mat, barres, pedal, handles and straps to promote efficient, centered movement.
  4. Pilates skills with proper technique.
  5. Pilates’ breathing and skills inspired by Moshe Feldenkrais and Physio-Synthesis™.

Time: Wednesday, October 24., 10:00 – 13:00
Price: 129 €


Classic Pilates Mat Workshop
inspired by the Pilates Elders and Movement Perspectives™ with Romana Kryzanowska transitions.

Learn the flow, breath, sequencing and transitions of an advanced Classic Pilates Mat class with proper biomechanics. Variations, modifications, cues and images from the Pilates Elders including Kathy Grant, Ron Fletcher, Romana Kryzanowska and Eve Gentry will be presented. Learn to rotate around the axis of your ears and xiphoid, and open the lower back ribs. Explore the Mat for a deeper workout and understanding. Enjoy the wonders and wisdom of Pilates!
Time: Wednesday, October 24., 14:00 – 17:00
Price: 129 €


Gems from the Pilates Elders: Eve Gentry (and Kathy Grant)

Enjoy ingenious movements, breathing skills, and cues of Eve Gentry and Kathy Grant. Many of Eve’s skills are inspired by Moshe Feldenkrais and are phenomenal at addressing neck, shoulder and back problems. The repertoire prepares the body to successfully perform Pilates and other movement forms. You will notice profound changes in your body, such as opening of the shoulders and back, and release of neck tension.
Time: Wednesday, October 24., 17:30 – 18:30
Price: 39 €


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Cancellation policy

Bookings for workshops and classes must be cancelled no later than 14 days prior the date of the workshop/class. All sessions and/or classes cancelled or missed will be considered taken and charged unless notification is given in advance as described above. In urgent matters, please contact our customer service at asiakas(at)somaticstudio.com / +358 9 565 88250.

 

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