Pilates Workshops

pilates-0126-2Pilates workshops are taught by Simona Cipriani. Simona has been teaching the Authentic Pilates Method for more than 12 years. She has taught Pilates workshops throughout the United States and Europe. She studied and trained with Romana Kryzanowska, who herself studied directly with Joseph Pilates.

These Pilates workshops are geared both toward individuals seeking to become Pilates instructors of the Authentic Pilates Method as well as Pilates workshops for the massage therapist.

SimonaJuly2013-280Pilates workshops for the massage therapist vary in length from a half day to a 15-hour class.

These workshops begin with an introduction by covering the life of Joseph Pilates and how he developed the Pilates body conditioning method. Incorporated in this will be a discussion of the six major principles of the Pilates body conditioning method as well as the five characteristics of the mind. The importance of the ‘Powerhouse’ and core stabilization is discussed and explained. A number of Pilates exercises are then performed and applied to the practice of massage and bodywork. Specifically, how the principles and practice of Pilates can be applied to the therapist and client are discussed and practiced.

These workshops teach the fundamentals of Pilates, helping the massage therapist work from the core, so that the work can be done more efficiently!

pilates-0158Continuing education credit is given to massage therapists and bodyworkers through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB).

Simona also offers a full Certification program through the United States Pilates Association for individuals wishing to become Certified Pilates instructors. For more information on this program, please visit www.artofcontrol.com.