Hands On How-To Workshop

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In this workshop aimed at teachers, you'll learn how to apply hands on cues to a client's individual body needs. Beginning with the mat work, Alisa shares techniques she has learned from First Generation teachers Romana Kryzanowska, Kathy Grant and Jay Grimes on how to push, pull, spot, and assist your clients while reducing the need for verbal cues. You'll learn where to put your hands, how to position your own body, what to look for, and how much pressure to apply (hint: it depends on the person, you will learn best by practicing with a friend and asking for feedback). For Alisa's teaching and workshop schedule, please visit: http://www.alisawyatt.com/

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  1. Erica Van Stralen
    Erica Van Stralen 5 years ago

    Thank you so much, Alisa!
    I really like that these workshops are included in the subscribtion, that’s a fantastic bonus for teachers like me, to observe and learn!

    ???? Happy ????’s from The Netherlands!

    • Alisa Wyatt Author

      Glad you’re enjoying them Erica! Thank you for commenting and I (heart) your emoticons!!

  2. charitymaliowski 5 years ago

    Great class, I enjoyed it.

  3. joesmat 5 years ago

    This sort of hands on work reminds me of the first time I had the privilege of participating in a group mat class taught by Jay Grimes. I was instantly struck that this is the real Pilates way.
    It is said that Joe Pilates taught with his hands so much because of his poor command of the English language. However,we see clear evidence in archival video footage, of Mr Pilates working the body through his hands on the Reformer – and the springs are supposed to help you – clearly demonstrating how important the hands on work is to imprinting the exercise movements into your body.
    This is the application of the practicalities of Joe Pilates work!
    Alisa, you mentioned Michael Johnson – where is that excellent MAT teacher these days!

  4. lghammerle

    Hi Alisa, Great workshop! Pushes and Pulls are one aspect of Pilates that helps to differentiate it from other exercise regimens. I don’t know that any other form of exercise is as Hands On as Pilates Teachers are!

    • Alisa Wyatt Author

      Thanks Lauren!! I really enjoy the hands on aspect of Pilates too, I can’t imagine not having it both as a student and a teacher.

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