The Garuda Yoga and Pilates Studio
26-28 Finchley Road, London NW8 6ES
Tel: +44 (0)207 483 4644

Pilates: Truly, Madly, Deeply! With Jillian Hessel

Date: 18th May 2017 - 20th May 2017
Venue: Garuda Studio, London, United Kingdom
Price: £750 EARLY BIRD £650 before 1st April 2017
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Status: Spaces available


Don’t miss this very special opportunity to learn from this modern day Pilates Master Teacher!

3 Day Pilates workshop running From Thursday 18th- Saturday 20th May 2017

Day 1 – with Jillian’s signature Posture Analysis, B.E.A.M. Fundamentals (Foundation Pre-Pilates Work) & a Matwork class. It’s of particular importance for each Pilates Teacher to evolve their own version of the Fundamentals, and to learn how to incorporate them into each class, as part of the warm up.  It’s especially important when teaching a multi-leveled class, because the teacher must challenge every student, without overwhelming the less experienced students, and also keep the class flowing.  Day 1 will also feature a presentation on importance of the feet in Pilates work, in preparation for the apparatus work.

Day 2 –  begins with a Group Mat class, using a small prop, such as Therabands, or Magic Circles.  this class will serve as an active review of the principles already covered, and get  everyone moving.  Jillian will demonstrate specific breathing patterns, transitions and teaching cues learned from her first generation teachers, including Carola Trier, Kathy Grant and Ron Fletcher.  Jillian will also demonstrate specific hands on guidance for certain exercises, as well as modifications for students who can’t perform the original Mat Exercises. After Mat class, we’ll reset for Universal Reformer apparatus work for the remainder of the day.

Day 3 –  will again begin with a group class.  The object is to have everyone moving and breathing together!   We’ll employ use Spine Correctors, the Ladder Barrel and Arcs to demonstrate how the Matwork can be altered, using the “uphill/downhill”  aspects of the Arc surfaces.  The rest of the day, will feature the Legacy of Carola Trier(the first Teacher trained by Joseph Pilates) on the Cadillac.  Jillian owns, and still teaches on an original Cadillac, built under Joseph Pilates direct supervision for Carola Trier!

The workshops will start at 11am-5pm daily


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