Blossom, owner of Bridge Pilates in New York, is coming to share her Pilates expertise with us!! We are especially excited for Blossom to pass on the techniques she learned when studying and working closely with Pilates ‘elder’ Kathy Grant for nearly 2 decades.
When: March the 25th & 26th, 2023.
Cost: Full weekend €600 or €180 per workshop
EARLYBIRD DISCOUNT of 10% will be applied at checkout if you book before the 31st of December.
BEFORE THE 100s
Blossom assisted Kathy Grant's matwork class at NYU for 10 years. In that class, Kathy developed a vocabulary of warm‐up exercises that came before starting the traditional Pilates matwork. Before the Hundreds are the building blocks to doing the traditional Pilates vocabulary. This is the heart of Kathy's work.
The exercises have a huge stylistic range, but can be easily assimilated into your teaching. Before the Hundreds include warm up movements that will mobilize, deeply strengthen your abdominals and enhance your body
awareness. After this workshop, you will have a new tool kit to get in tune with your body.
The matwork is such a powerful Pilates tool precisely because it requires nothing more than a mat and offers a full-body workout after executing the 34 original exercises. However, in my own mat classes, I feel like I only have the opportunity to teach the same 20 exercises.
The matwork is how most people are introduced to the Pilates Method and in this three-hour workshop, we’ll conduct a matwork reboot. We’ll look at Mr. Pilates’ “Return to Life” matwork repertory and order with fresh eyes focusing on the lesser-known and, often, less executed half of the exercises. Together, we will examine the essence and purpose of each to help us find the accessible movements within.
Breathe new life into your teaching with this invigorating workshop where you will have a chance to explore a familiar subject in a new way. Best of all, you will learn tools to teach the matwork (even the advanced repertory) to a majority of your clients regardless of their level.
Come ready to move and play. Blossom
In this Reformer workshop, we will refresh your usual routine. With the use of some simple images and the occasional inexpensive prop, we will learn how to get more out of our clients and ourselves on this well‐used piece of Pilates equipment. We will follow the traditional order of Mr. Pilates with an emphasis on the most performed exercises. Blossom will share some unique Kathy Grant Reformer exercises and choreographic “inserts” as well as her own collection of simple yet effective movements that complement the traditional work. Come join in the fun, get new tools for your teaching toolbox and revitalize your Reformer routine.
KATHY GRANT'S CATS AND SIGNATURE MAT INSERTS
Kathy loved cats and loved the way they moved. They inspired her to make up many different exercises based on their movements. You’ll learn all of Kathy’s ‘Cats’ and how Kathy used them within the traditional Pilates framework.
You’ll discover that the principles, imagery and skills of the cats can transfer to other Pilates exercises both on and off the equipment. Kathy Grant’s cats are a wonderful way to warm up a group of students, assess a new clients spinal movement patterns and stretch without tension.
In addition, Blossom will share Kathy’s signature Matwork inserts such as her Laterals and Weather Vane that can be translated to many apparatuses. These exercises are favorite places to add a twist in order to challenge the body in a different way than the traditional Mat and demonstrate Kathy’s continued genius at work. Deceptively challenging these exercises can make a huge difference in your teaching and your client’s workout -- stimulating the brain and
the body. This won’t be a whole new set of movements, but rather ways to mix up the “routine” of it all.