Reformer Intermediate & Advanced Repertoire Instruction
This Short Course builds on skills and knowledge taught in our Reformer Essentials program and gives practitioners confidence to incorporate Intermediate and Advanced exercises performed on the Pilates Reformer. There is extensive repertoire covered using the Pilates Reformer for injuries of the shoulder, hip, knee and ankle. Spinal mobility and rotation are a significant component and taught to be applicable for use with clients in rehabilitation programs as well as those who are fit and require a challenge to improve movement range.
Programming for clients with special conditions is also covered and participants will acquire skills to provide safe, functional and fun transitions between exercises.
Presented by Tracey Nicholson, Bruce Hildebrand, Carolyn Howard, Leanne Mollison, Natalie Murray, Brad Leeon, Larissa Kelloway:
Tracey Nicholson has 30 years experience in the fields of Pilates, education, rehabilitation, dance and movement therapy. She has specialised in areas of movement therapy in mental health, Pilates rehabilitation and special education programs integrating movement therapies for people of all ages and abilities. She has served as a mentor for aspiring Pilates instructors and movement therapists as part of the Dance Therapy Association of Australia mentoring program and as an examiner and course provider for the Australian Pilates Method Association and Tensegrity Training. As a level 4 practitioner member of the Australian Pilates Method Association (APMA) she was instrumental in the design and development the APMA Diploma and Advanced Diplomas of Pilates in her role as Chair of the Education Committee of the APMA and Head of the RTO Committee. She is also a Principal Trainer member of the Pilates Alliance Australasia (PAA) and she established Tensegrity Training as an approved Education Body with the PAA.
Tracey’s work in the development of teaching materials and curricula across a wide range of health and arts education programs has led to her creating Australia’s first postgraduate program in Movement-Based Somatic Therapy, a Graduate Certificate qualification combining movement, exercise and the integration of touch and verbal therapy skills, from both theoretical and practical perspectives to work with clients suffering from physical and psychological conditions. Tracey’s knowledge in Pilates and Movement Therapy is internationally regarded and she has presented at conferences and delivered professional development workshops around Australia, Israel and the United States.
Bruce started his sports science career at RMIT Melbourne, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Human Movement. He then travelled to the UK and trained in Pilates with Body Control Pilates UK (BCP-UK), going on to work in the BCP-UK London studio with the most experienced training teachers. Bruce was invited to manage the first BCP-UK studio in Scotland, where he worked with members of UK rock band Radiohead and the cast of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Bruce’s enthusiasm for Pilates led him to train with international teachers, including Siri Dharma (Los Angeles) and Michael Miller (Colorado). Bruce also studied with world-renowned movement and imagery expert Eric Franklin going on to complete the full Franklin Method certification as the pioneer Franklin Method® Educator in Australia in 2004. Bruce served as consultant Strength Coach to the Australian Ballet School and he has trained elite Australian sport and art performers, including Principal Artist with the Australian Ballet Madeleine Eastoe, AFL footballers James Hird, Andrew Welsh, Jason Johnson, Cale Hooker, Scott Gumbleton, Olympic athletes Lauren Hewitt and Krystal Weir, Australian Netballers Sharelle McMahon and Julie Corletto, and model Megan Gale. Bruce, co-founder of Balance & Control Pilates Studio in Melbourne, grew the practice to three studios, a team of 20 Pilates and Physiotherapy practitioners and a passion for movement, exercise, and rehabilitation. Bruce now delivers Pilates Instructor training programs across Victoria offering the Cert IV and Diploma qualifications. Bruce has participated in a wide range of sports including tennis, cricket,baseball, and athletics. Bruce trekked the Inca Trail to Macchu Pichu in Peru, sailed the Atlantic Ocean on a maxi-yacht, and ran the London Marathon.
Natalie has over 18 years experience teaching Pilates in Australia both in her own studio and in a rehabilitation setting.
Natalie started her Pilates career in 1996 after completing a Diploma in Sports Injury Therapies at ACNT. In 2002 Natalie completed a Graduate Certificate in the Pilates Method at UTS. She is a level 4 Pilates Practitioner member of the APMA as well as a Principal Trainer of the PAA. Natalie holds a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and is an accredited Pilates course provider with Tensegrity Training. Over the years Natalie has continued to pursue her knowledge of Pilates and movement therapies. Natalie has worked with an extensive range of clients, including athletes, dancers, people with neurological disorders, pre and post natal, pre and post operative, elderly, stress management and many more, assisting them in their recovery, focusing on their core and muscle recruitment. Over the years she has helped people get their body and life on track by integrating safe and corrective exercises into her Pilates practice.
Carolyn Howard started her Pilates journey over 15 years ago when living in Tasmania. A keen runner, Carolyn had sustained an injury and was told by her medical practitioner to stop running. Thankfully, her osteopath mentioned that she had heard about this, then little known, discipline called Pilates that had a very holistic approach to wellness and rehabilitation. Immediately captivated by the mind / body connection of the practice Carolyn had found her calling…and still runs today.
In the Pilates method Carolyn could see the opportunity to reach the needs of individuals who were looking for anything from peak performance to injury recovery. From being the best version of themselves to degenerative physical condition rehabilitation. Carolyn saw the various elements of Pilates as pieces of a puzzle that could be put together to meet the diverse goals of her clients. Today Carolyn practices from her renowned studio in Port Macquarie NSW, Bodiline Pilates Studio and is very committed to her role as a course provider. Carolyn is a Principal Trainer in the Pilates method, the highest level of membership from the Pilates Alliance Australasia received in recognition of her experience and qualifications.
Larissa is a passionate teacher focused primarily on improving outcomes for performing artists by using posture, Pilates and movement. She is an international expert in this topic with a research-based PhD currently underway. She has been a teacher to numerous private clients, group classes and cohorts of students in the Vocational and Tertiary educational sector on this subject and many others. Larissa has a solid academic background in both science and art with extensive experience in writing and delivering training, professional development , assessments and applied applications of Pilates and bodywork. She was a key player and executive council member in the early years of the Australian Pilates Method Association (APMA). She provided advice and guidance to the APMA as the industry guidelines and standardisation were completed - forming the basis of the Pilates industry framework in Australia. She has founded Allied Health practices and developed her own high calibre anatomy and Pilates curriculum on several occasions both for her own use (Pilates Excellence in Training, Actors Anatomy, etc.) and for the early industry-based Pilates courses which brought Australia towards a more regulated and Government Accredited range of training in the Pilates industry.
Brad Leeon is a practitioner with Pilates Excellence in Training and Owner/Director of Leeon Studio Pilates, leading a team of over 20 experienced staff members. With more than 20 years of experience as a Pilates teacher & educator, his movement training extends further into his years as a professional dancer and lecturer at James Cook University in the creative arts department. Brad has also been on faculty at UTS (University Technology Sydney) for the Graduate Certificate course in Pilates training, and has conducted numerous workshops within the Pilates industry. His teaching is influenced by Gyrotonics, Yoga, Garuda and the Franklin Method. Other credentials include: Former course provider & examiner for the APMA (Australian Pilates Method Association), Master trainer & educator of FreeFORM Pilates, presenter & exercise consultant for PTPfit, and most importantly Brad is co educator of PET (Pilates Excellence in Training), which is a course provider for Tensegrity Training and he currently delivers high quality government accredited training in Neutral Bay, NSW.
Leanne, as the Director of Queen Street Pilates Studio Pty, has owned this studio since 2005, during this time she has training numerous groups of students in South Australia’s first accredited Pilates instructor training courses (40615SA and 40614SA)
Prior to that, she wrote and delivered Pilates Therapy Instruction in Mat & Equipment Work training programs in South Australia. After years teaching VET accredited Certificate IV and Diploma level Pilates courses, Leanne has a natural skill at presentation and delivery to a wide range of audiences. She was also a pioneer of the Pilates method in Australia- having taught this method to numerous dance companies during the 1990’s. Leanne has over 20 years experience teaching Pilates in Australia and overseas, and she has also been a professional dancer with major dance companies such as Australian Dance Theatre, Leigh Warren and Dancers, Expressions Dance Company and Dance North. Leanne developed and wrote South Australia’s first Certificate IV and Diploma level Pilates Qualifications and she delivered these courses for five years in South Australia. She also designed and offered an industry-based Pilates Therapy Instruction in Mat and Equipment Work course and provided the first ever Pilates training to Adelaide and South Australia. As the Director of Queen Street Pilates in Adelaide, she and her team of friendly staff are trained to high standards in her own Pilates techniques, with an emphasis on personal client service and care.
Prahran 10 November 2019
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