Workshops Approved by the Pilates Method Alliance for CECs

 

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Clare Dunphy Hemani Pilatesology Instructor

Case Study: Preparing for Hip Replacement with Clare Dunphy Hemani

PMA CECs : 2

Duration: 1 Hour

Price: $40  (test only)

If you're a teacher dealing with clients who have hip and knee issues, this brilliant workshop will fill your toolbox. In it Clare and her student Joe Giordano demonstrate a complete repertoire of exercises aimed at knee and hip rehab. When Joe first came to Clare he was in need of hip replacement surgery and was having extreme difficulty walking. Pilates has helped him to recover his ability to walk and has prepared for his upcoming surgery. Clare shares her strategy behind how she approaches knee and hip issues like Joe's, why the Reformer might not be a good choice when dealing with injured lower extremities, and a complete plan for rebuilding strength and balance without risking further injury. The handout that Clare mentions in this video is available here: Rehab of hip and knee using Pilates.

Sonje Mayo Teaching Pilates

Teaching Clients with Disc Herniation with Sonjé Mayo

PMA CECS : 1

Duration: 36:00

Price: $20 (test only)

If you’re working with clients who are recovering from a herniated disc in the lumbar spine, this mini workshop will give you the information and tools you need to proceed with confidence. Sonje begins by giving  a brief explanation of what a client with disc herniation will have been doing in Physical Therapy (lots of extension) and how to begin rebuilding the muscles in the front of the body without putting the spine at risk. You’ll come away with a complete progression of exercises and knowledge of how to know when to move to the next step. NOTE: You can find the pad that Sonje uses under the spine here: D Pad. For lessons, workshop requests, teacher training, and Schroth work, visit Sonjé Mayo at http://Sonjémayo.com/. Filmed at Pilatesology Studio.

Correcting Kyphosis workshop with sonje mayo

Correcting Kyphosis Workshop with Sonjé Mayo

PMA CECs: 1

Duration: 1 Hour

Price: $20 (test only)

In this workshop aimed at teachers, Sonjé Mayo presents how to work with clients who exhibit an increased kyphosis or hunchback. She begins by detailing the causes behind this condition and then presents a simple postural assessment that you can easily do with your clients. You’ll learn exactly what apparatus, props and positions are best for improving this issue. She then demonstrates the exercises that you want to use as well as why you should skip some. Watch and you’ll feel confident teaching your overly kyphotic clients! For lessons, workshop requests and Schroth work, visit Sonjé Mayo at http://Sonjémayo.com/. Filmed at Pilatesology Studio.

Sonjé Mayo teaching Pilates

Dealing With Osteoporosis with Sonjé Mayo

PMA CECs: 2

Duration: 2 Hours

Price: $40 (test only)

This 2 hour workshop covers the causes and consequences of the ’silent disease’ known as osteoporosis. Not all exercise is appropriate for people with osteoporosis due to the fragility of their vertebrae. Learn about the optimal exercises and life changes that are required to live with osteoporosis. For lessons, workshop requests, teacher training, and Schroth work, visit Sonjé Mayo at http://Sonjémayo.com/

Sonje Mayo teaching Pilates

I Have A Client With Back Pain with Sonjé Mayo

PMA CECs: 2

Duration: 2 Hours

Price: $40 (test only)

With decades of experience as a Physical Therapist and a direct student of Joseph Pilates, Sonjé Mayo is here to help you know what to do when your client arrives complaining of backache. In this 2 hour workshop for teachers, she explains in easy to understand terms the causes of back pain from anatomy to how it’s presented by your client. You’ll learn what to do (and what to avoid) for specific issues like herniated discs to spondylolisthesis. To demonstrate how to work with your clients, Sonjé takes students with different causes of pain through specific exercises that will bring relief and strength back to the body. Click HERE to view or print out the handout from this workshop. For lessons, workshop requests, teacher training, and Schroth work, visit Sonjé at http://Sonjémayo.com/.

sonje mayo pilatesology teacher

Muscle Action of the Vertical Pelvis with Sonjé Mayo

PMA CECs: 2

Duration: 2 Hours

Price: $40 (test only)

In this workshop aimed at teachers, Sonjé Mayo shares a deeper understanding of what she refers to as the Vertical Pelvis. As a young dance student in the 60s she met Joseph Pilates and he insisted that she focus her training on stabilizing her pelvis. Her lessons with him changed her dance ability completely and she was forever converted to Joe’s way of seeing movement and anatomy. Watch and learn from her how to easily assess different types of spines to achieve optimal pelvic alignment. She then demonstrates specific exercises on different spines to show how to cue and what to watch out for. For lessons, workshop requests and Schroth work, visit Sonjé Mayo at http://Sonjémayo.com/. Filmed at Pilatesology Studio.

Sonjé Mayo teaching pilates

Osteoporosis & Pilates: Teaching the Mat with Sonjé Mayo

PMA CECs: 1

Duration: < 1 Hour

Price: $20 (test only)

If you have a client who has been diagnosed with Osteoporosis or Osteopenia, this Mat workshop is for you! You’ll be learning from Sonje Mayo whose experience as a Pilates teacher began in the 1960s when she met and trained with Joseph Pilates himself. A physical therapist for decades, Sonje’s reasoning is backed by science, you can rest assured that what you learn in this session will be safe for your clients. You’ll come away with a complete mat repertoire that you can use for the most basic elderly client along with options to challenge advanced students with this silent disease. We recommend watching Sonje’s full workshop on Osteoporosis before watching this in order to understand the why of what you’ll be teaching. For lessons, workshop requests, teacher training, and Schroth work, visit Sonjé Mayo at http://Sonjémayo.com/. Filmed at Pilatesology Studio.

Sonjé Mayo Teaching Pilates

Osteoporosis & Pilates: Teaching the Reformer with Sonjé Mayo

PMA CECs: 1

Duration: < 1 Hour

Price: $20 (test only)

Sonje Mayo shares a science-backed repertoire that is safe to teach to those with Osteoporosis and Osteopenia on the Reformer. Designed to strengthen the spinal extensors (we like to call them your stand-up-straight-muscles) as well as the deep core, you’re clients are guaranteed to feel taller afterward and more able to remain that way. We recommend watching Sonje’s full workshop on Osteoporosis before watching this in order to understand the why of what you’ll be teaching. For lessons, workshop requests, teacher training, and Schroth work, visit Sonjé Mayo at http://Sonjémayo.com/.

Sonje Mayo Pilatesology Teacher

Refine & Refresh Your Teaching with Sonjé Mayo

PMA CECs: 2

Duration: 2.5 Hours

Price: $40 (test only)

As a teacher, you see common issues over and over again. In this workshop, Sonjé Mayo teaches how to identify what is going on behind these issues and how to fix them using cues and props that she experienced directly from Joe Pilates when she studied with him as a young dancer in the 1960s. You’ll learn ways to identify 3 types of spines that can help to simplify your teaching, as well as how to align the body for each type and how to keep it aligned as your client moves. You’ll come away with specific cues and props to strengthen your clients in a way that eliminates these common problems and helps them move to the next level. For teacher training, lessons and Schroth work, visit Sonjé Mayo at http://Sonjémayo.com/.