"With over twenty five years of experience, MeJo has created The Classical Syllabus® seminar series, for instructors looking to go beyond their certification. It is for teachers who have already completed a Comprehensive Training Program, yet looking for a deeper understanding of the Classical Method, and how to apply it to real people.
Its purpose is to enhance and sharpen teaching skills by clarifying the exercises and methodology of teaching it; to learn how to assess a student’s body by spotting their imbalances, strengths and weaknesses; and most important to learn how to apply the Method by creating an individualized system that will most benefit any individual’s body."
Classical Pilates is more than a repertoire of exercises. It is a unique exercise system that combines the mind and body under the guidance of a teacher who has knowledge, skill, and intuition in order to bring one’s body into better balance. The best Pilates instructors not only have these qualities, but they teach organically with a discerning eye; their hands for proper spotting and placement; and succinct verbal cueing to teach a system that is tailored to individual needs.
With over twenty five years of experience, MeJo has created The Classical Syllabus® seminar series, for instructors looking to go beyond their certification. It is for teachers who have already completed a Comprehensive Training Program, yet looking for a deeper understanding of the Classical Method, and how to apply it to real people.
Its purpose is to enhance and sharpen teaching skills by clarifying the exercises and methodology of teaching it; to learn how to assess a student’s body by spotting their imbalances, strengths and weaknesses; and most important to learn how to apply the Method by creating an individualized system that will most benefit any individual’s body.
Teaching at her own studio and overseeing up to 400 private lessons a week, (with Romana as her personal mentor) MeJo gained experience in applying the Method to various populations, including: professional athletes, those suffering with chronic back pain, amputees, Parkinson’s disease, knee injuries, scoliosis, and many other ailments.
In this unique series, MeJo will share her years of study with several first generation instructors including Romana Kryzanowska, Sari Mejia Santos, Kathy Grant, Edwina Fontaine, and Jay Grimes. She will provide valuable training from her years of study with Romana, her personal experience teaching the Method to various populations, and her experience as a Teacher Trainer in Romana’s Pilates Instructor Training Program.
Each Seminar Will
Review the details of specific exercises giving you a better understanding of their goals and progressions Explain the reasons why we would modify or vary an exercise for an individual Teach you how to assess an individual’s body; spotting their strengths, weaknesses, misalignments, and imbalances; and how to correct it Review basic principles of movement and teaching, that Joe intended for his Method Teach you effective spotting and cueing, unique to the Classical Method that can be tailored to individuals needs Teach you how to select specific exercises, and create a system that will most benefit your student Review the distinct Gratz™ apparatus and explain why it is such an integral part of the ClassicalPilates Method
The program consists of four seminars that can be taken individually or in full:
The Beginner System, Intermediate System Part I, Intermediate System Part II, and The Advanced System*. Each seminar is 11 hours. Since The Classical Syllabus® is not a certification program, apprentice hours are not required. A Certificate of Completion will be given to those completing all four seminars. [*Note, The Advanced System requires approval for participation.]
Date: April 14th - 15th, 2016
Location: Fort Worth Classical Pilates
The Boland Shopping Center
3418 W 7th St, Suite 111
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Register Here: www.fortworthclassicalpilates.com/events
Fort Worth Classical Pilates is located just 2 miles West of Downtown Fort Worth.
2 viable airports - Dallas/Fort Worth Airport (DFW) or Dallas-Love Field (DAL)
Local Hotel Information – Rates will vary:
Omni Fort Worth Hotel
1300 Houston Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Courtyard By Marriott
3150 Riverfront Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Hilton Garden Inn
912 Northton St.
Fort Worth, TX 76104
For more information, call Laura Strawser at 817.533.1716 or email email@example.com
Romana Certified Teacher. MeJo began her Pilates study with Master Teacher Romana Kryzanowska in 1990. She was fortunate to study with many renowned teachers including Sari Mejia Santo, Kathy Grant, Jay Grimes, and Bob Liekens. By 1995 she was teaching next to Romana at Drago’s Gym in NYC and she earned her certification in 1996. She was later certified again by Romana in 2003 as a Level III Teacher Trainer for Romana’s new school, Romana’s Pilates. MeJo is recognized as one of the leading Teacher Trainers and practitioners in the world. Romana often referred to MeJo’s work as “poetry in motion,” and she awarded MeJo with a Gold Card in 2002 for her advanced abilities. MeJo is featured in over five DVD’s, including the Romana’s Pilates Mat Series, Romana on Pilates: The Legacy Edition; Pilates Revealed with Jay Grimes, and her own videos: 20 Minutes Twice a Week and The Gratz Arm Chair. MeJo has appeared on national television and has been written up in numerous publications for her expertise in Classical Pilates. While running her own studio for 13 years in Greenwich, Connecticut, she became sought after for her keen eye and skillful hands-on approach that has changed hundreds of bodies. Her students have included Pilates teachers and apprentices, celebrities, professional athletes and dance companies, movie stars, and supermodels. She has also applied the method to help students suffering from injuries, scoliosis, back pain, and many other conditions. As MeJo’s work gained recognition doctors from the renowned Hospital for Special Surgery in NY referred their patients to her for rehabilitation pre and post surgery. Today, MeJo is a strong advocate and example of the classical Pilates method. She is sought after for her captivating seminars in the United States, Europe, and Russia. She teaches private lessons in New York and Connecticut. MeJo’s mission is to continue teaching and inspiring students and instructors worldwide in the classical Pilates method. (Source)
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Fort Worth Classical Pilates is located in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex just outside of Downtown Fort Worth. We started just over 5 years ago in a small, one roomed studio and quickly expanded and doubled our space. Today we have grown so much that we recently moved into a newer, fresher, beautiful open and expansive studio with plenty of space to grow and flourish.
Fort Worth Classical Pilates is a full service Pilates studio, and has 4 Reformers, 4 Wall Units, 2 Wunda Chairs, plus multiple barrels, Magic Circles, a Pedi-Pole, Electric Chair, and a Cadillac. We offer Private, Duet, and Trio Sessions, Group Classes, Mat Classes, and will offer Continuing Education Workshops soon. We continue to grow and develop and are becoming a driving force in the Pilates industry in the Dallas Fort Worth area.
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