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We are delighted to share with you our 2020 Teacher Training and Workshop Schedule at Cobham Pilates.

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Sunday 8th March 2020 Lisa Bradshaw

The Springboard

9am – 5pm £250.00 Book Now
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A great introduction to the Springboard – a popular, affordable and space-saving piece of resistance training equipment that can provide an energising full-body workout. The Springboard is extremely versatile and offers a wide scope of exercises that will be taught on this course combining both classical and contemporary elements of the Pilates Method. This course promises to give you the tools to offer your clients a brand new workout that is functional and effective as well as adaptable and challenging. Please note: as the Push-Thru-Bar is a Springboard addition, Series 1 of this course will not cover any repertoire using the Push-Thru-Bar.  Includes:

 

One day course taught personally by Lisa Bradshaw

Instructional Video with all exercises taught & demonstrated by Lisa

Full Manual

Friday 1st May 2020 Lisa Bradshaw

The Joy of the Jumpboard

330pm-530pm £100.00 Book Now
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Learn the Joys of the Jumpboard with Lisa B, and it’s not all about Jumping!!

 

The Jumpboard is great tool to use with all clients to improve strength and stability of the hip, knee and ankle joints. This makes it a great rehab tool allowing you to focus  on specific areas of weakness, imbalance and misalignment.

 

You will also explore the cardio element that the Jumpboard brings, promoting all of the benefits of strengthening the heart and lungs, improving efficiency  of oxygen usage whilst focusing on correct alignment and good muscular connections.

 

Sequences will be taught, variations explored and technical precisions discussed.

Sunday 3rd May 2020 Lisa Bradshaw

HIP Pilates™️ Matwork Foundation

9am-2pm £250.00 Book Now
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HIP Pilates™ is an exclusive concept class, researched, developed and taught by Lisa Bradshaw. HIP Pilates™ is aimed at raising heart rate and improving overall functionality, strength, mobility and stamina. This exclusive class is not only ideal for the hardcore Pilates fan, who would like a more intense cardio workout but also for those less adventurous clients who wish to challenge their balance and improve their functional strength without losing the true essence of the Pilates principles. Each session is specifically structured to provide an all over body workout. Progressive choreography is incorporated to improve balance and co-ordination, precise functional movement aims to improve overall strength and mobility and the use of weights promises to increase cardio endurance and recovery. This combination of high energy, faster paced movement with the precision and focus of a traditional Pilates class creates a balanced and fun workout for everyone. This HIP Pilates™ Matwork Foundation course will equip you with all the principles and choreography needed to begin offering your clients a brand new product of HIP Pilates™ on the Mat. On completion of the course, teachers will be invited to join the HIP Tribe™ offering marketing and branding support as well as access to online classes to encourage the development of their work.

Saturday 9th May 2020 Lisa Bradshaw

The Complete Chair

Day 1: Saturday 9 May 1030am – 430pm
Day 2: Sunday 10 May 9am – 4pm

1030am-430pm £450.00 Book Now
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Learn a whole host of Chair repertoire on this dynamic 2-day training course created and taught personally by Lisa B.  From beginners to advanced and everything in between Lisa will cover a very Classical based repertoire. This is a great opportunity to gain fresh new ideas or refresh and refine your existing teaching techniques. The Chair is a much underrated, and often misunderstood piece of studio equipment but Lisa will present a way of teaching that aims to demystify the wonders of the Wunda Chair with a clear and simple approach. You will learn a series of short exercise sequences that will enable you to teach a seamless flowing session to every level of client.  Includes:

 

All 2 days taught personally by Lisa Bradshaw

Instructional Video with all exercises taught & demonstrated by Lisa

Full Manual

Saturday 16th May 2020 Lisa Bradshaw

Introductory Reformer

Day 1: Saturday 16 May 1230pm-530pm
Day 2: Sunday 17 May 1030am-530pm
Day 3: Sunday 14 June 1030am-530pm
Day 4: Sunday 5 July 1030am-530pm

1230pm-530pm £750.00 Book Now
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This course is an invaluable introduction into the mechanical and technical elements of the Reformer. The Introductory REFORMER Course will equip you with a wide range of beginner and intermediate exercises and the tools to understand and create relevant variations and modifications. Clear instructional verbal and tactile cues will be discussed and practiced, helping you to not only communicate the repertoire but to master and fully understand the depth of the method. The Course will also help you to enhance your teaching skills in terms of observing and assessing your clients’ posture, recognizing their imbalances, strengths and weaknesses and helping to correct them with effective use of the Reformer. This is an ideal fundamental level course for those with no Reformer teaching experience but who hold a recognised Pilates Matwork certificate.  Includes:

 

All 4 days taught personally by Lisa Bradshaw

Instructional Video with all exercises taught & demonstrated by Lisa

Full Manual

Saturday 30th May 2020 Magnus Ringberg

Movement 360

12pm-530pm £250.00 Book Now
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Join Magnus Ringberg, physiotherapist and teacher from Sweden for an innovative workshop that inspires you to move in 360 degrees.  An invitation to explore your body and celebrate movement possibilities, the work will focus on the joint complexes within the body and how can you create a present, meaningful and sustainable habit.  After the course you will have access to the related online-digital material so you can continue to practice at home. This workshop is perfect for pilates, yoga and any other kind of movement practitioner.  “I celebrate movement. I will challenge you to never stop exploring your untapped potential. Learn how to move with ease and how to step away from discomfort and fear. Tune out the noise and focus on what matters. Keep it simple and sharp.”

Sunday 7th June 2020 Catherine Barrand

Resistance Bands, Resistance Loops and The Pilates Pole

930am – 1230pm £100.00 Book Now
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Pilates Toys are a Pilates teacher’s secret weapon – adding variety, challenge, and support to almost any Pilates mat exercise – the small equipment is an indispensable teaching aid which is as applicable to the complete beginner as it is to the most advanced student.  This 3-hour workshop would suit any teacher looking to expand their Pilates repertoire. Resistance Bands can be used for a variety of strength, stretch and release work. Whether it is a new twist to an existing mat exercise or bringing some of the exercises from the studio equipment to your mat; this is one piece of equipment no Pilates teacher should be without.  The lesser known Resistance Loops are frequently under used but should not be underestimated. The loops can add a different dimension to a number of existing mat exercises as well as adding a functional slant to your classes. These are effective standalone pieces of equipment, as well as being a natural partner to the Resistance Band.  The Pilates Pole is primarily associated with the Reformer repertoire; however, it is an incredibly simple piece of equipment that can also be used very effectively on the mat. Clients love the Pole as it provides them with both support and feedback in a wide range of mat exercises across all levels. Specifically, the pole helps clients concentrate on technique and develop a much better awareness of their own alignment and connections. The pole will transform your clients as they discover opposition and learn how to correct imbalances in a way that is usually only accessible using the larger studio equipment. Teachers love the pole as it provides a unique and different experience to their clients.

Sunday 7th June 2020 Catherine Barrand

Balls, More Balls & The Magic Circle

1pm – 4pm £100.00 Book Now
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Pilates Toys are a Pilates teacher’s secret weapon – adding variety, challenge, and support to almost any Pilates mat exercise – the small equipment is an indispensable teaching aid which is as applicable to the complete beginner as it is to the most advanced student.  This 3-hour workshop would suit any teacher looking to expand their Pilates repertoire. The Pilates Overball has endless possibilities…. it allows clients to access a greater range of movement, challenges their stability, helps improve their understanding of some of the key techniques used in Pilates and leaves them with a welcome sense of openness. This piece of small equipment is always a favourite. Tennis and Release Balls are a simple and yet highly effective myofascial self-release tool. With release comes not only relief but increased proprioception and often improved balance. These widely available toys are an easy win for both teachers and clients alike.  The Magic Circle is a very underrated piece of equipment yet one that comes with a wide range of applications. Adding challenge and support to exercises in equal measures the magic circle can be used to strengthen as well as lengthen. It is also a great tool to help clients improve their technique and develop an awareness of deep connections within their bodies.

Sunday 28th June 2020 Amit Younger

Footwork on Equipment

10am – 1pm £100 Book Now
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Learn and review extensive Footwork Repertoire on the Reformer, Cadillac and Chair including many less familiar variations that are not often seen or practiced. The workshop will look into choreography, technique points and cueing.
We will cover specific adaptations and modifications for Knock-Knees and Bow Legs and special attention will be given to variations that mobilise and strengthen the feet and ankles, while demonstrating how this affects the whole chain, all the way up to the hip joints. This workshop is for Teachers who are qualified on the Reformer, but Chair and Cadillac will also be used.

Sunday 28th June 2020 Amit Younger

Positive and Effective Cueing Tools

2pm – 5pm £100 Book Now
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It’s a well-known secret that effective cueing takes a lot of experience and practice. The teacher needs to have a good understanding of the Pilates method and the human body and needs to develop a sense to how different individuals respond best to instructions in order to give an effective and well-timed cue. In this workshop, Amit shares his many years of experience in teaching clients and training teachers to help the participants improve their cueing skills. We will focus on finding the most relevant element of the movement or learning process to cue on; and then finding the most positive and effective ways to cue people for success. This workshop is for all teachers, Mat and Equipment.

Saturday 11th July 2020 Lisa Bradshaw

Classical Reformer

Day 1: Saturday 11 July 1230pm-530pm
Day 2: Sunday 12 July 1030-530pm
Day 3: Saturday 25 July 9am-4pm
Day 4: Sunday 26 July 9am-4pm

1230pm-530pm £750.00 Book Now
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Learn the complete Classical Reformer repertoire from ‘Footwork’ to ‘Control & Balance dismount’ on this very practical and dynamic training course. In this workshop series you will learn the Classical Reformer choreography including the intention, benefit and technical precision of each individual exercise. Transitions will be explored in order to create the logical and progressive sequence and seamless flowing movement. You will also have the opportunity to discuss modifications and experiment with a variety of teaching skills and verbal and tactile cueing.    This course is ideal for the experienced Reformer teachers wishing to progress and explore the depth and richness of the classical Pilates Method.  This is an advanced level course and a solid level of Reformer teaching experience is required before attending this course. Includes:

 

All 4 days taught personally by Lisa Bradshaw

Instructional Video with all exercises taught & demonstrated by Lisa Bradshaw

Full Manual

Sunday 2nd August 2020 Lisa Bradshaw

The Joy of the Jumpboard

930am-1130am £100.00 Book Now
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Learn the Joys of the Jumpboard with Lisa B, and it’s not all about Jumping!!

 

The Jumpboard is great tool to use with all clients to improve strength and stability of the hip, knee and ankle joints. This makes it a great rehab tool allowing you to focus  on specific areas of weakness, imbalance and misalignment.

 

You will also explore the cardio element that the Jumpboard brings, promoting all of the benefits of strengthening the heart and lungs, improving efficiency  of oxygen usage whilst focusing on correct alignment and good muscular connections.

 

Sequences will be taught, variations explored and technical precisions discussed.

Saturday 12th September 2020 Lisa Bradshaw

The Complete Cadillac

Day 1: Saturday 12 September 1030am – 530pm
Day 2: Sunday 13 September 9am – 4pm

1030am – 530pm £465.00 Book Now
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The Complete CADILLAC course is an enjoyable and effective way to learn a detailed collection of exercises on the Cadillac and Tower, from beginners to advanced level. Whether you are new to studio equipment or wish to review and revise your knowledge, this is a great opportunity to appreciate the value of the Cadillac and master the technique of teaching the repertoire. As with all of The Academy’s courses, a strong focus will be placed on the functional application of each exercise with regards to each individual’s physiology and existing posture.

Includes:

  • All 2 days taught personally by Lisa Bradshaw
  • Instructional Video with all exercises taught & demonstrated by Lisa
  • Full Manual
Friday 25th September 2020 Lisa Bradshaw

Smart STRONG, Smart Shoulders

330pm-530pm £100.00 Book Now
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A Reformer based workshop looking at how we can get strong in our upper bodies using the Pilates Method that we already work with, but refining our technique to such a substantial degree that we not only find freedom of movement, but increased range, improved posture and optimal strength.

 

Lisa will review existing repertoire as well as exploring new exercises that look at correctly balancing the muscles of the shoulder girdle, improving joint sequencing, and enhancing the relationship between the shoulder girdle the thoracic and the cervical spine.

 

Get Strong Smartly!

Important Links and Downloads

Download Lisa B Pilates Academy for Teachers’ 2019-2020 Teacher Training Calendar

 

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