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Join Clare Dunphy for a close up on teaching Long Box on the Reformer. You’ll learn tricks you’ll turn to again and again, such as how to get your Teaser out of your thighs, teach it to a beginner, or increase the difficulty by using arm variations. There’s a reason Clare is so highly respected as a teacher trainer, her illustrative cues bring what a body needs into sharp focus and will help you go deeper in your teaching. Exercises covered include: Hamstring Curls; Swan Dive, Pulling Straps & T, Backstroke, Teaser, Breaststroke, Horseback and Reverse Horseback. Visit Clare at Progressive Bodyworks in Newburyport, MA where she offers lessons, teacher training and more. Big thanks to Kathryn Ross-Nash and her studio American Body Tech where this was filmed.

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  1. Holly Quaglia Wells 6 years ago

    Love, love, love this Clare! Thank you so much for such an informative class!

  2. Jogo149 6 years ago

    Thank you for a very informative long box series. I loved the review of the beginner teasers, and I have never seen the horseback facing the back of the reformer (it looks really hard) and I can’t wait to try it!

  3. Graceleuven 7 years ago

    Love this

  4. Thank you Clare and Elvy for a wonderful refresher of the long box! Elvy you hung in there like a champ 🙂

    • Clare Dunphy Hemani Author
      Clare Dunphy Hemani 7 years ago

      Judy, Thanks for leaving a comment! Elvy did a wonderful job and I am glad you like what you saw. Check back for more from me in the future! Hope to see you soon:)

  5. Carolyne_Ergin
    Carolyne_Ergin 7 years ago

    yesss, and again,…there she is….
    simply teaching “echt” Pilates

    • Clare Dunphy Hemani Author
      Clare Dunphy Hemani 7 years ago

      I love “seeing” the Hundred when passing through the roll down phase of the teaser. It helps when you can link basic exercises and positions back to each other. Glad you saw it too!

    • Clare Dunphy Hemani Author
      Clare Dunphy Hemani 7 years ago

      Thanks for putting my new favorite word in a sentence! It takes and echt teacher to know one!

      • Carolyne_Ergin
        Carolyne_Ergin 7 years ago

        To become a “echt” teacher you first need to know an “echt” “echt” teacher, 😉

  6. joesmat 7 years ago

    Exemplary piece of Instruction and lovely demonstration. Not having Apparatus, I learn how all these exercises relate to the Mat.
    Hopefully, we shall see more from Clare Dunphy Hemani.
    Thank you for sharing.

  7. Clare Dunphy Hemani Author
    Clare Dunphy Hemani 7 years ago

    Glad you enjoyed it!

  8. lghammerle

    Beautiful work Clare and Elvy! I love seeing the 100s position in the teaser on the long box. Thank you all!

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