2018 Workshops

We all have different Pilates goals.  Our workshops this year will explore several fundamental and more advanced aspects of movement, breathing, and wellness that increase your mastery of Pilates to encourage a strong connection and higher appreciation of your body.

 

Pre and Post-Natal Pilates Series

NEW SERIES ADDED!
By Popular Demand- we're adding an evening session for Pre & Post-Natal Women.
 

Date:  Tuesday and Thursdays, July 17—August 16
Time:  7:15pm—8:30pm

Cost:  $200, 10-Class Series
Limited to 6 participants in each class 

Instructor: Leia Erickson

Every Tuesday and Thursday she is treated to 75-minutes of me time: to balance, strengthen, breathe and organize her lovely and wondrous body. Running JULY 17th–AUGUST 16th, Leia Erickson will encourage, instruct, and inspire our mother’s-to-be and new mama’s to build upon their best selves in this 10-session series. Classes are small to provide personal attention with a maximum of 6 people. 

**Post-natal clients must be 6 weeks post delivery–or 8 weeks for C-section, and up to 3 years. 

Post-Natal series: UPDATED!

This 10-class series is tailored for new mama’s who are at least 6 weeks postpartum (8 weeks for C-section) to 3 years postpartum.

We focus on re-engaging your connection to your pelvic floor and deep support muscles while slowly easing your body back into movement as exercise. Special attention is given to corrective posture and alignment, as we know everything shifts in an enlightening 40 weeks. These 75-minute classes will engage your deep core support system first and allow your outer abdominals to slowly come back into the action when they are ready. We work to strengthen muscular patterns unique to postpartum bodies. Every woman is different and will take her own time to heal and this 3-week series is the perfect jump-start and summer warm-up!

**Post-natal clients must be 6 weeks post delivery–or 8 weeks for C-section, and up to 3 years. 

 

Pre-natal series: UPDATED!

We designed this 3-week course for mama’s-to-be who wish to remain safely active on their journey towards motherhood. This is the time to breathe, stay mobile, reinforce proper alignment as everything is shifting—and build your strength and support! Pilates is the perfect movement modality, each 75-minutes class is gentle, safe and effective at strengthening your deep muscular support system as you adapt to a shifting center of gravity. The beneficial breath component is key, not only in preparation for labor, also in core muscle recovery after the birth.

Pre-natal Pilates classes begin with breathing. Your movements will address the body as a whole, paying special attention to the areas that become tight during pregnancy and the muscles that benefit from extra strengthening. The goal is to facilitate a holistic session, moving as much as possible so that you can experience tension-release, strengthening, lengthening, and increased energy.  

Pregnancy is an exciting time when your body experiences many changes in multiple systems. We know the importance of physical activity for your health and well-being, and challenge you not to push yourself beyond safe limits.


March–April
Meditation Workshop Series

Date:  Wednesdays, March 28–April 25
Time:  7:15–8:15pm

Cost:  $100 5-Week Series, $25 Single Drop-In
Instructor: Lesha Nelson

Discover the neurological basics of the brain and why meditation is so healthy for you physically and mentally.  

You’ll learn basics for a seated meditation practice, how to create a meditation practice at home, and overall skills to decrease stress in your life. Each class will have in-depth learning and discussion component (see details below), and then a meditation and breathing lab. Get it all in the 5 class series for $100.  Or drop-in to the week that suits your self-care goals. Space is limited. Grab your spot on the mat now. 

Week 1:
Autonomic Nervous system (fight/flight, rest/digest) & neurochemicals of the brain

Week 2: 
Oxytocin and Gratitude practice

Week 3:
Memory, Attention and Yoga Nidra 

Week 4:
The Negativity Loop and how to get out of it through meditation

Week 5:
Empathy and Compassion for yourself and others, Meta Meditation 

Everyone who attends our Meditation Workshop will also receive a special bonus of $30 off a 60-Minute float at Sync Float Center to enhance your happy brain and body.

 

Lesha Nelson
OT, CST is a registered Occupational Therapist and Craniosacral Therapist in Salt Lake City. She started meditating in graduate school in 2008 as a way to cope with stress. Since then she has studied numerous styles of meditation with teachers from around the United States. She has come to understand there is no correct way to meditate but it is a practice that has to fit each person and their personal lifestyle. Her approach is to offer many different suggestions and styles to help her clients heal through meditation.


 

—Past Workshops—

 

February—Women's Pelvic Floor

Date:  Saturday, February 25th
Time:  2:00–4:00pm

Cost:  $35
Instructor: Leia Erickson

In this interactive workshop we explore the anatomy of the two layers of the pelvic floor muscle, look at how and when they are functioning correctly so we can eliminate most of the problems and imbalances in this core muscle group. Once this is understood, we will teach the movement that creates a strong and flexible pelvic floor through through release work.  Use these skills to foster a deeper connection with familiar exercises in your next group class. You'll also receive a handout and tools to take home. 

The pelvic floor is a part of the body you seldom give much thought to until you experience a problem related to it, such as incontinence or lower back pain. However, the pelvic floor is involved in many life functions, such as digestion, elimination, reproduction, breathing and balance. So even if you don’t have a special issue related to the pelvic floor, understanding its role and encouraging its healthy function can contribute to your well-being in all of these areas. 

The workshop is for every woman, active or non-active, young or old. It is especially helpful for pre and post-natal women, those who've had abdominal surgery, back pain or have problems with urinary incontinence.  Even if you don’t have a special issue with the pelvic floor, having a strong and well functioning and pelvic floor is part of taking care of yourself…now and in years many to come.

Leia Erickson
Comprehensively Certified Pilates Instructor and Certified Nurse Assistant
Pre Postnatal Certified, The Center for Women's Fitness
The Center Method for Diastasis Recti

 


Mary Phillips rolfingslc.com

March—Fascia and Connective Tissue

Date:  Saturday, March 25th
Time:  4:00–6:00pm

Cost:  $35
Instructor: Mary Phillips

In this hands-on workshop we will explore our own patterns of movement, from a fascial perspective. We will bring awareness to long held patterns of holding in the fascias in our own bodies, and learn skills to release or change these patterns.  Beginning to be aware of your own fascial holdings can bring depth and clarity to your pilates practice, and to your every day experience of living in your body.

Fascia is the wet, gooey, gliding substance that holds you together.  It is an intelligent fabric that organizes and responds to forces that you experience by living. It thickens and changes to support you in gravity, and to support postural or emotional patterns of holding in the body.  It supports these patterns in the short term, but over time it can become locked or stuck causing painful patterns to become more and more embedded in the body.  By working to release these fascial holding patterns, we can shift these dysfunctional places, bringing ease, more mobility and new possibility for movement and awareness in the body.

We will use movement, self exploration and partner exploration to deepen our understanding and relationship to our own fascia. I will demonstrate some of the ways we work with the fascial system in a Rolfing® session.  This workshop will be a lovely chance to enhance your sense of ease, flow, and strength in your bodies.

Mary Phillips
Certified Advanced Rolfer®