Expand your Pilates Practice

Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned Pilates Instructor, Pilates Workshops are enlightening and inspiring for your practice.
Pilates for Golf
Sports

Golf Strength and Flexibility

Golf is a repetitive movement sport that requires constant twisting, bending and squatting down. Imbalances in the body can occur as some muscles become over used and others weaken. Many golfers are now turning to Pilates as a cross training tool to hit the ball farther, straighter and more accurately as well as prevent injury.

Find out how Pilates can improve your golf game!

60 Minutes - $35

Foam Roller Release Workshop
Duets

Foam Roller Release

During these workshops, we will roll and release our entire bodies, from our toes, to our nose.

Due to it’s rehabilitative nature foam rolling has become very popular among fitness trainers, PT’s and of course Pilates instructors. Many people think it’s “magic”, however it really is just science involving the kinetic chain. Your kinetic chain is made up of soft tissue: muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia. I personally like to think of my fascia as my internal jumpsuit or body suit, yes like a unitard, that’s a full length leotard.

Your kinetic chain involves the soft tissue and this entire tissue works as an integrated system. If one segment of the system is off, you guessed it all the other segments have to compensate resulting in a variety of things we know on a basic level as pain, tightness or discomfort.

Myofascial release techniques have been shown to relieve all sorts muscle and joint pain. From shin splints and plantar fasciitis, to IT Band Syndrome. It also promotes flexibility and leaves you feeling as if you just got a massage. So let’s see; less pain, more flexibility, results feel like a massage? Seems like a no-brainer. Or a yes-body!

60 Minutes - $35 First Time ($20 for repeat attendees)
75 Minutes - $40 First Time ($25 for repeat attendees)
Space is limited, pre-registration required

Partner Stretching Workshop
Group

Partner Stretching

Learn hands on techniques for stretching another person while protecting your own body. Anna’s approach combines her Pilates and Thai massage experience, she’s been working with bodies since 1998. Great for anyone interested in learning hands on techniques in a non-intimidating form of bodywork.

Participants must be comfortable working on the floor, and wear comfortable exercise attire (no shorts). If you do not bring a partner one will be provided for you. Half the workshop you will be stretching another person and the other half you will be stretched by another person. Many people have reffered to this type of massage as the "lazy man's yoga", however since participants will be giving as well as recieving there is definitely a little work involved.

90 Minutes - $40 Per Person or $75 a Pair
Space is limited, pre-registration required

Pre and Post Natal Workshop
Group

Pre and Post Natal

This workshop is for pregnant women and new moms who are at least 6 weeks post natal. All participants must have doctor's clearance to exercise. The workshop will introduce basic Pilates principles, exercises to take home, and opportunities to experience the work on the Pilates Apparatus.

Pilates is a great way to prepare for and recover from birth. Not only does it provide tools to get stronger and regain control of your physical self, it also provides relief from tight shoulders, sore backs and sleep deprived nerves. Postnatal Pilates focuses on posture and breath as well as strengthening the pelvic floor and deep core muscles.

Taught by Certified Pre and Post Natal Pilates Specialists, Anna Lovato and Jacky Tani.

120 Minutes - $85 Per Person
Space is limited, pre-registration required

22602 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95062