The Art of Hands-On Technique with Simona Cipriani

The Art of Hands-On Technique with Simona Cipriani
Sun October 01 - Sun October 01

“Learn to apply the skill of hands-on touch through the Traditional Pilates Method and achieve maximum results in your Pilates session”. This presentation teaches the Pilates Instructor how to work hands-on with their clients. The practice of Pilates is often detached with the instructor simply directing the client with verbal commands to exercise. The Traditional Pilates Method of instruction as handed down to me from Romana Kryzanowska, directly from Joseph Pilates himself, was a much more interactive and hands-on approach. Employment of the “art of touch” is a physical way to both assess the client as well as guide the performance of their exercise. In this workshop, you will learn how to provide directional, supportive or therapeutic, and stabilization or inhibitory touch to safely and effectively work with the client to optimize their movement patterns during the exercise session. This workshop will demonstrate to teachers how to utilize multiple approaches to communicate movement through touch. These approaches include directional, therapeutic, stabilization, and motivational touch. Participants will be able to identify where the appropriate location of touch is, and how to design and utilize appropriate methods for their clients’ individual needs, using both Pilates Mat and Apparatus exercises. About Simona Cipriani: Simona Cipriani is the owner of the Art of Control and the Educational Director of The Art and Science of Contrology Pilates Training Program at SUNY Purchase College. She is a Second Generation Pilates Instructor whom studied extensively with Romana Kryzanowska, becoming a certified instructor of the Authentic Pilates Method in 1993. Ms. Cipriani directs her own Pilates professional certification program combining her knowledge of movement therapies with science the way Joseph H. Pilates intended: “Art and Science of Contrology: Pilates Certification Program”. Ms. Cipriani’s program has been integrated within the curriculum of classes offered at the State University of New York at Purchase College. Simona Cipriani attended the Feldenkrais Guild’s training in New York City from 2005 to 2009 under the tutelage of Frank Wildman. Since that time, she has been working with clients utilizing both private Functional Integration sessions and Awareness Through Movementsmall group classes. Ms. Cipriani is very active in the Pilates industry: Travels throughout the USA, Europe, Asia and Australia teaching Pilates seminars and workshops Published a Pre-Pilates DVD series and is in the process of writing a book Presented at the Natural Medicine Summit 2013 in Sydney, Australia Chair of the annual Pilates Conference at the State University of New York at Purchase College Massage therapist for the Athletes at the 2004 Olympics games in Athens Greece and 2006 Torino, Italy Head of Membership Committee for the Authentic Pilates Union (APU) An active member of: Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) Australia Pilates Method Alliance (APMA) American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) Connecticut AMTA Sports Massage Team Feldenkrais Educational Foundation of North America (FEFNA)

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