Loudoun Pilates encourages a community of learning, exploration, and curiosity of movement in a supportive and fun environment.
We regularly offer classes and workshops specifically designed for movement professionals or trainees currently enrolled in a teacher-training program. These special classes may be led by a member or the Loudoun Pilates staff or by a visiting movement professional.
Teaching Skills Class
Movement Skills Class
Continuing Education Workshops
Humans are bipedal animals, with the various muscles and joints of the legs working together to produce controlled movement through space. In Pilates, we train in both gravity-eliminated and weight-bearing positions to optimize this upright functioning. By understanding how the hip, knee, ankle, and foot interact, we can more easily see where our clients’ movement is going wrong, and are more able to coach them safely and effectively.
In this Movement Science Made Simple course, we:
- Study the anatomy of the lower extremity, with an emphasis on how the hip and the foot affect the knee
- Learn Pilates protocols for promoting mobility and stability in the lower extremity
- Examine common structural variations, such as genu valgum (“knock knees”) and genu varum (“bow legs”) and learn to adapt our Pilates protocols to accommodate or correct them, as appropriate
This 1-day course is approved for 6 CECs with the Pilates Method Alliance. Participants will learn the ins and outs of Lyme Disease and walk away with the confidence and tools to work with this expanding population.
As part of this course, we will:
- Review Lyme Disease pathology, treatment, and recovery strategies for working with clients.
- Address painful symptoms associated with both Lyme Disease and Post-Lyme recovery and learn ways to alleviate the discomforts using a Pilates-based approach.
- Teach Pilates-based exercises to address many of the most common symptoms of Lyme Disease, including: joint pain, muscle stiffness, fatigue, chronic pain/inflammation, and neck pain
- Understand Neurological Lyme Disease and how to address the physical symptoms such as balance, gait problems, vertigo, and potential nerve damage-related issues.