Pilates for the Gray Cells

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Pilates for the Gray Cells

195.00

January 26th, 2018

Location:  Omaha

(7.5 contact hours)

Pilates for the Gray Cells is an experiential course for pilates instructors which will teach participants how to examine and use concepts of neural integration and restructuring when teaching individual exercises. By integrating modern neuroscience and neurological retraining with Pilates neuromuscular exercises creates a methodology that lets both the student and the instructor discover something new every time they work out.

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Pilates for the Gray Cells – Improving Brain Function Through Pilates Training.

Pilates has become a means for people of all ages and ability to obtain better physical fitness and coordination. It can also be used to improve nervous system function, which includes the brain’s gray cells.

Gray cells process movement, sensory input and coordination. The difficulty is that while modern neuroscience has vastly improved our understanding of how the brain and nervous systems function, it provides little guidance on how to carry that information into actions in daily life. Fortunately, Joseph Pilates’ system of exercise, which he called “Contrology,” is a practical means to improve the control of our minds and bodies. Melding the two results in concrete improvement you and your students will see both in studio performance and throughout daily life.

Pilates for the Gray Cells is an experiential course for Pilates instructors which will teach participants how to examine and use the concepts of neural integration and control when teaching individual exercises. The course will also address how to develop progressions for students and classes over time. Instructors will be given the tools to create new challenges for even the most advanced students, thus helping to keep classes fresh and interesting. Most importantly, it will give participants a way to examine, assess and develop new ways of teaching Pilates so they can constantly expand what they offer in the studio.

 

 

 

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About the Instructor: John Macy, PT, PRC, has been working in the field of neurologic and movement reeducation for over 30 years. He has worked with performers, athletes and musicians as well as clients with strokes and brain injuries. John was certified as a Pilates instructor in 2003 and has integrated Pilates activities into a variety of movement reeducation programs. His passion for his work is apparent in the way his work has enhanced the neurological abilities of his clients. His practice, Great Plains Pilates and Physical Therapy in Omaha, Nebraska, provides neuro-physical reeducation to a broad population of clients, all of whom are looking to improve their ability to move in the world.