Vintage Pilates Teachers Clubhouse

Teachers Clubhouse 7—Choose One Correction at a Time

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Teachers Clubhouse is an open workout and forum in which instructors from any Pilates background can learn and share. Today's topic explores the idea of limiting corrections in order to allow a client to achieve better movement. Sandy has her group observe each other doing the Short Box without any corrections or cues. Afterward the teachers choose 1 thing for their student to work on and then they repeat the Short Box with that cue in mind. Filmed at Vintage Pilates.

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  1. fiona823
    fiona823 4 years ago

    what a refreshing perspective! saying less=more movement. I struggle w/ getting clients to move and as I watched this I realized that I’m saying waaaaay too much. Pick ONE thing but GET it from them. I’m going to narrow down my corrections by asking myself first whether or not it will give the body in front of me the confidence to move more.

    • Sandy Shimoda Author

      Fiona – what a perfect discovery for you! Giving them the confidence to move more will help them change their bodies in a positive way, and will give you ever more confidence as a teacher.

  2. joelcrosby

    This was a wonderful Teachers Clubhouse. Watching everyone move at the beginning, with the occasional correction from Sandi and Ken, really emphasized the theme of this clubhouse. The teaching exercise on the short-box was brilliant. Using minimal verbal and tactile corrections and letting the bodies move, surpassed even language barriers. Sandy’s expressions were, as usual, very educational and enlightening. I also thoroughly enjoyed the time at the end that was given to the participants to express themselves about this theme. Their words perfectly summarized the practical value of striving to teach with this principle in mind. I will definitely watch this again for reminders.

  3. whitelions
    whitelions 6 years ago

    ( whitelions) Jacqueline Lewis on february 12th 2015
    This teachers’ clubhouse is also my favorite one. IT followed the theme of one correction at the time…….. just as students and teachers to follow one correction and to keep it for the entire workout ,the entireweek and months………….the body will thank us !!

    • Sandy Shimoda Author

      Jacqueline – I don’t know why I never saw this brilliant comment. Yes, my body is still thanking me for giving it time to understand and incorporate the simple corrections Jay gives me during my lessons.

  4. kathy taylor 6 years ago

    What a great workshop. Thank you for sharing your lessons with us! I felt as if I was in the studio with you – observing, thinking what I might do? I will watch this again and again and again………

    • Sandy Shimoda Author

      Kathy – what a wonderful comment. I am sure each time you watch, you will see something more. Isn’t Pilates amazing?

  5. lghammerle

    This Teacher’s Clubhouse is my favorite so far. It is great to hear so many invaluable lessons iterated in one workshop. Thank you Sandy for speaking to us and thank you students for letting us watch and learn from you. As always, thank you Alisa and Jack for filming.

    • Sandy Shimoda Author

      lghammerle – I am so glad you like this Clubhouse. I too am thankful to Alisa, Jack and all the teachers who provide the invaluable material for us to learn together.

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