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Shari Berkowitz & TVW

Shari Berkowitz &

THE VERTICAL WORKSHOP

For the second consecutive year, Pilates with Marie is hosting Shari Berkowitz & The Vertical Workshop 

for a weekend of pilates workshops. All are welcome, regardless of level or style of experience. This is a great continuing education opportunity for fitness and wellness professionals alike.

 

About Shari & The Vertical Workshop:

The Vertical Workshop method infuses classical Pilates exercises with modern biomechanics, providing a more scientific understanding of how the body works. You can find out more here.

List of Workshops

Baby’s Got Back: Strengthening the Back Body Beyond Your Wildest Dreams

We’re told that it is our abdominals that give us a strong back. The truth is: it is your back that gives you a strong back. In our work in Pilates, whatever your particular goal is, the strength of the back body is of vital consideration. And not just around your spine, but the back of your legs, pelvis, spine shoulder girdle and arms. In fact, a primary reason many exercises seem difficult to do or “fail” is because the back body has been missed. We will find out that nearly every exercise in every Pilates exercise requires strong cueing of the back body. It is remarkable! The path to accomplishing your and your clients’ physical goals…is through the back!

The World of Chairs: High Chair and Wunda Chair – Your Body’s Best Friends!

You didn't know if you should invest in a High Chair, but you did...and you hardly use it. Or maybe you haven't bought one and wonder if you ought to. It's an amazing tool! You deserve to learn how to use it to it's fullest for you and your clients - from Session 1 to Session 4001. Then there's the Wunda Chair, The Home Reformer. So many exercises, it's almost overwhelming to pick and choose...and you pick the same 3 or 4 over and over again. Let's open the doors to the Wonderful World of Chairs! Let's work to understand the purpose of each exercise on each chair and make it come alive for you and your clients!

Challenged Relationships: The Snake, The Teaser, The Neck Pull, The Roll Up and more…

What is the missing link between all of these? What makes these seemingly difficult to do and teach? What are we overlooking?! That is exactly what we’ll discover in this dynamic workshop! There’s nothing mysterious about why some can do these and some cannot.  Every single one of these exercises is right for you: teacher! And then what about your clients? How do we progress them appropriately? Let’s delve into the different aspects of these exercises that connect them to each other from the articulation and dynamic stabilization of joints to progressions in teaching and learning. All of your questions will be answered! Let’s play!

Spring into Action: Mat Work on the Cadillac/Tower

The Cadillac/Tower is a mat with a canopy to show the limits and far reaches of the “box” of the body to our clients. Use the springs and bars of the Cadillac/Tower to assist and challenge your clients and yourself with the mat work. It’s an amazing workout! You’ll be surprised what an intellectual challenge it is, too!

Group Thematic Mat Class

We welcome all teachers, wellness practitioners and clients to this Group Thematic Mat Class. We work hard and play hard! We focus on a specific theme that gives you both a great workout and material for your own teaching! (1 NPCP CECS) $40

Weekend Schedule

Saturday, October 26th

  9:00 AM - 9:55 AM

Group Thematic Mat Class

  10:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Baby’s Got Back: Strengthening the Back Body Beyond

Your Wildest Dreams

 Lunch Break

  1 hour

  2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

The World of Chairs: High Chair and Wunda Chair – Your Body’s Best Friends!

Saturday, October 26th

  9:00 AM - 9:55 AM

Group Thematic Mat Class

  10:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Baby’s Got Back: Strengthening the Back Body Beyond

Your Wildest Dreams

 Lunch Break

  1 hour

  2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

The World of Chairs: High Chair and Wunda Chair – Your Body’s Best Friends!

Book your weekend

Group Thematic Mat Class: $40 each.
Workshop: $180 each.
Weekend Package: $690 (4 workshops + 2 group thematic mat classes)

Cancellation Policy:

Cancel before September 25th: Full refund.

Cancel before October 11th: 50% refund.

Cancellations after October 11th: Non-refundable.

We are looking forward to have you with us!

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