The Classical Syllabus® With MeJo Wiggin

THE CLASSICAL SYLLABUS® with MeJo Wiggin

 

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.

Read more about The Classical Syllabus® here.

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Course Description

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.

 


 

About the Seminars

The program consists of four seminars that can be taken individually or in full:

  1. The Beginner System
  2. Intermediate System Part I
  3. Intermediate System Part II
  4. The Advanced System*

Each seminar is 11 hours, over the course of two days. 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. Since The Classical Syllabus® is limited to a small group of Certified Instructors, you will be able to discuss your most challenging students, and learn new effective techniques to work with them.

*The Advanced System requires approval for participation.

 


 

About the Curriculum

  • 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 a explain why it is such an integral part of the Classical Pilates Method

 


 

Student Registration

For more information on rates and times for a particular location, please contact the hosting studio as listed on the event schedule below.

 


 

Studio Registration

For more information, or if you are interested in hosting The Classical Syllabus® program at your studio, please contact us.

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MeJo Wiggin | www.mejowiggin.com

MeJo Wiggin

Romana would often refer to her work as "poetry in motion" and gave MeJo a Gold Card in recognition of her advanced abilities. She was one of three female artists Romana selected to film Romana's Pilates Mat DVD series and Romana on Pilates: The Legacy Edition. MeJo is featured in Pilates Revealed with Jay Grimes and she hosted/produced her own videos 20 Minutes, Twice a Week and The Gratz Arm Chair.

MeJo taught full time at her own Pilates studio in central Greenwich Connecticut for over 13 years. She quickly became recognized by doctors and chiropractors for her ability to rehabilitate injuries through the Pilates Method. It was not uncommon for doctors from the prestigious New York Hospital for Special Surgery to refer their patients to MeJo. Often, it was used to help the ailments of patients in attempt to avoid surgery.. In addition, many professional athletes, celebrities, actresses and supermodels continue to seek MeJo's hands-on sessions to keep their bodies in peak performance.

MeJo is still a strong advocate and example of the Classical Pilates Method. She is an ambassador of Gratz Industries – Joe Pilates original equipment manufacturer, teaches at three Pilates Training Schools in the U.S., and have developed a Continuing Education course "The Classical Syllabus", for pilates instructors worldwide looking for a better understanding and application of the Classical Pilates Method. MeJo still teaches private sessions, but her mission is to continue teaching seminars and educating Pilates instructors worldwide in the many benefits of the Classical Pilates Method.

MeJo Wiggin
www.mejowiggin.com

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