Continuing Education | Workshops
Unique workshops are part of the Instructor training of the System of Smart Movement® and are offered to Trained and Certified Instructors of CORE BARRE -Smart Movement® and trained Instructors of CORE SUSPEND for continuing education credits to retain certification and for innovate additions to new or existing class offerings that compliment one another.
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*Core Barre 'With the Band' and Core Barre ' With the Weighted Balls' are available for online for continuing education credits.
CORE ‘Active Isolated Stretching (AIS): The Mattes Method’ for Core Barre (Mat Based) - 1 day | 7 hours
The purpose of this workshop is to provide the movement professional with the tools needed to effectively teach their clients how to ‘self stretch’ making use of light props such as the theraband, a stretch strap or rope. and assited hands on techniques to fascilitate the stretch. The goal is to encourage safe and effective stretching techniques and the protocols needed to acheive optimal range of motion. Protocols for both upper and lower body quadrants are introduced in this workshop. This is an excellent workshop to increase the knowledge of AIS gained in the inital Core Barre Teacher Training Course.
An excellent complimentary course for the Certified CORE BARRE Instructor with background in classical ballet, this workshop uses a basic CORE BARRE syllabus augmented with traditional ballet training elements. CORE ‘Ballet Barre’ classes are based on the traditional Vaganova technique, yet they are simple enough to for students of all experience levels to follow. Review the basics of ballet technique and terminology, and learn how to apply it to a 55 minute group class that is set to contemporary modern-day music. This class is geared toward adults with little to no ballet training who would like to broaden their knowledge of the classical techniques that are incorporated into our classic CORE BARRE classes.
Using the mat portion of the Core Barre syllabus, learn the practical applications to delevoping a Mat only based class that you can offer to your clients which include some new and expanded syllabus such as a 'floor barre' segment. Core Mat lends itself to the traditional Pilates Mat style with additional use of small props which help to give support, tactile feedback and also to intensify the exercises. A great new class to offer to participants that enjoy the mat work in Core Barre and want to safely transform their bodies by focusing on strength, length and control.
Dancers never stop working to make their feet stronger and more pliable! This workshop brings serious attention to the foot and ankle and the muscles of the feet that need to be engaged to access it's full range of motion and to feel how the feet contact to the abs and seat! Incorporate the hand-held weighted balls into the complete CORE BARRE syllabus of exercises from the standing warm up and weights section all the way to the mat and cool down portion. This workout brings further awareness to help achieve excellent posture and gives tactile feedback to the positioning of the legs in the barre section. Discover how the weighted balls can give proper grounding to improve balance and core stability while scultping the entire body. Your clients will love the added variety of this weighted prop to their entire 55 minute class.
Maximize your heart rate and force production by using the light weight theraband for an entire 55 minute CORE BARRE class. This workout is a great way to incorporate another inexpensive prop to the CORE BARRE syllabus. The band allows the upper and lower body work to really work together for a maximum and effective workout. It also supports the joints while automatically activating the postural muscles and mimics the facscial lines to give automatic tactile feedback. By working with a light weight 7-8 foot band, a client can self adjust it for more or less resistance - desired intensity.
BARRE ‘On the Slanted Wedge’ is an exciting new prop that we use to intensify and challenge a 55 minute class. Discover how different angles of the slanted wedge can be used as a versatile tool to challenge a group class while keeping in line with CORE BARRE concepts and the original syllabus. Develop the skills to effectively demonstrate and teach the specific positions and angles used with the slant at the barre and on the mat. This class is available to teach to all levels and is an excellent bridge to further challenge balance, form and stability while providing excellent support for ankle, knee and pelvic placement. Its unique dimensions also offer therapeutic applications to help promote proper posture and placement.
This workshop is designed to further develop the skills and knowledge base of the CORE BARRE Certified Smart Movement® Instructor and is a source of further motivation and inspiration to teach a well respected barre class. The class format, specific syllabus and any updates will be reviewed along the variations associated with them. More time is spent on delivering effective verbal cues and teaching techniques that allow the clients to continually progress and refine their technique without getting frustrated or overworked. This course will review biomechanical concepts, ballet terminology, effective programming, cueing and steps to enable instructors to effectively teach an awareness and appreciation for beautiful, mindful and SMART MOVEMENT®.
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This 4 hour workshop will discuss the health benefits as well as contraindications of exercise for the Pre and Post Natal client. Specific exercises and special considerations for programming for this population will be addressed. Programming design and preset workouts to music for the mom-to-be and Mommy and Me classes will be taught. The use of small props and incorporating baby for interaction and weight will also be addressed.