Wise Hands

Hands-on Techniques for Pilates Teachers Course

There is an art to applying hands-on as a Pilates teacher. It requires a deep understanding of the human body, of the intention of each Pilates movement and of how to apply precise hands-on techniques. It also requires timing, sensitivity, confidence and the ability to establish a safe teaching environment. Before incorporating hands-on cues, there is much to consider in terms of scope of practice, contraindications, appropriate touch and understanding different types of hands-on skills and techniques. Wise Hands is an online workshop designed to establish a basic framework to learn specific and effective hands-on skills to incorporate in a Pilates session or class.

This course offers 2.0 CECs

for Pilates teachers certified through the National Pilates Certification Program

Course Objectives:

By participating in this online course, participants will:

  • Review and study of Hands-on Techniques topics

    Study important concepts from their purpose to when to execute them;

  • Deep understanding of human body

    Intention of each Pilates movement and of how to apply precise hands-on techniques;

  • Appropriate touch and understanding different types of hands-on skills and techniques

    Timing, sensitivity, confidence and the ability to establish a safe teaching environment;

  • Understand hands-on skills and learn to teach

    Establish a basic framework to learn specific and effective hands-on skills to incorporate in a Pilates session or class.

Kyria Sabin

NCPT, Director of Fletcher Pilates

Kyria Sabin initiated her Pilates studies with Ron Fletcher in 1991 and founded Body Works Pilates Stu-dios in 1993. In 1999, she initiated the first state-licensed Pilates teacher training program in Arizona. This became the precursor to the Fletcher Pilates®Program of Study, an international Pilates school representing one of the most rigorous programs of its kind in existence. A graduate of Duke University, a PMA Certified Pilates Teacher and Massage Therapist, Kyria developed the Pilates Program at the University of Arizona School of Dance where she serves as Adjunct Faculty. She is an international presenter and has served on the boards for the Pilates Method Alliance, the UA Dance Advisory Board, the Haven Center for Women and the Foundation for Expanding Horizons.
Kyria Sabin

COURSE OVERVIEW

Wise Hands Course Preview

Hands-on Techniques for Pilates Teachers Course

  • 1

    Wise Hands Course Introduction

  • 2

    Wise Hands Presentation

    • Wise Hands Presentation

  • 3

    Wise Hands Workshop

    • Purpose of Hands-on

    • When to Touch & When Not to Touch

    • Hands-on Considerations

    • Types of Touch

    • Nevers

    • Hands-on Techniques based on the 7 Standing & Centering Cues

    • Hands-on to facilitate Spinal Mechanics

    • Hands-on applied on the Pilates Equipment

  • 4

    Course Quiz

    • Wise Hands Course Conclusion

    • Wise Hands Course Quiz

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