Spinal mobility and articulation are extremely important, yet very commonly neglected. This is an introductory workshop to better understand the spine for better movement and long term health. This workshop’s content is based on Clare's extensive knowledge and experience in Pilates, Yoga, Dance, Strength and Mobility work.
1 hour - Anatomy lecture and Spinal assessment
1 hour - 3 short routines, each focusing on Strength, Mobility, and Coordination in the spine.
“We are as old as our spine.” - Joseph Pilates
Who should attend and why?
Practitioners who want to know more about anatomy, how the spine is structured, and how the spine moves. This workshop is also great for new teachers to better understand the complexities of the spine, and keep students safe.
What are the main takeaways?
A basic understanding of the anatomy and structure of the spine, as well as its main movements (flexion, extension, lateral flexion, rotation).
Set healthy movement, strength, and mobility goals for the spine, particularly avoiding overstretching.
Tools to regularly assess our own mobility in different parts of the spine and hips
Knowledge and developing awareness around how we can tend to become overly stiff or flexible, strong or weak, in certain parts of the spine, as well as how to bring ourselves back to a more balanced state
Understanding how our posture, daily patterns, and choice of training and exercise can influence our spine
Develop a basic understanding of how imbalances in the spine can impact the rest of our body, in the form of referred pain and injuries in the head, shoulders, arms, hips, and legs.
Quick, 20-minute actionable routines for Strength, Mobility, and Coordination (3 short routines)
What are the benefits?
Injury prevention through deepened awareness of how well one’s spine is moving
Becoming an empowered student by developing tools to check in with one’s own body in any movement class
THE WORKSHOP has been postponed until further notice.
We can’t wait to strengthen, stretch and sweat with you! The first step is to create your account, once you’ve registered just purchase your trial pack, book your class and get ready to enjoy Hong Kong’s most talked about workout!