Throughout the year Polestar Pilates NZ organises a multitude of master classes, workshops and information sessions in various New Zealand locations. Examples of these are:
Australian Senior Polestar Educator Elizabeth Wilson took this session which reviewed the concepts of correct shoulder girdle organisation and assessment and then go deep into how to effectively cue and understand movement in this part of the body.
Selected exercises to aid mastery of shoulder girdle organisation in the Polestar Pilates repertoire were taught so you can confidently and effectively develop your own mastery in preparation or teach these concepts to clients.
Australian Senior Polestar Educator Elizabeth Wilson helped bone up on our knowledge of osteoporosis prevention and management in the Pilates environment.
Attendees left this workshop confident to safely and effectively work with osteoporotic and osteopenic clients while also knowing strategies to prevent the development of these conditions.
Australian Senior Polestar Educator Elizabeth Wilson also took this very popular workshop – which was sold out quickly.
The MELT Method® (MELT®) is a simple system of myofascial release techniques that you can use yourself at home or incorporate into your Pilates lessons. Just 10 minutes of MELT three times a week is all you need to begin reducing the effects of accumulated tension and stress caused by daily living.
MELT reduces neck & shoulder tension as well as stiffness in your back and other joints of the body. It will help you stay healthy, youthful and active for a lifetime.
Again Australian Senior Polestar Educator Elizabeth Wilson took this intensive and enlightening 1-day workshop that give you a practical approach to managing clients with Scoliosis.
Walk away with enhanced practical knowledge of Scoliosis from early age thru adulthood. Learn about the pathologies, limitations and comorbidities; how to identify what is and is not important when assessing movement of individuals with scoliosis.
Madrid-based Juan Nieto joined us here in New Zealand to run this 12-hour workshop.
The workshop is intended to provide a pure experiential immersion into Runity’s approach to running. Your beliefs and your movement skills will be constantly challenged to get the best of you. We will explore amazing movement progressions to meet running requirements from beginners to professionals.
Italy-based Serafino Ambrosio returned to New Zealand and ran this 2.5-hour workshop.
This workshop is full of creative repertoire and transitions, using all body positions and planes of movements that will blend harmonious movement for you to incorporate in your Mat work classes that will inspire your clients to a new and unique level.
These inspiring ideas are fun, effective and safe.
This 90-minute movement class has a creative, playful warmup… and then explores innovative ways to expand on your Matwork vocabulary. New ideas & great fun – a MUST attend!
Switch on your internal mirrors, discover language and practical skills to create deeper understanding of the Pilates principles of movement. This workshop is extremely user friendly and will have your clients understanding their body and Pilates even more. Quirky, fun and innovative ways to nourish the mind and body in movement.
Discover your centre and symmetry with the simplistic tool of the ChiBall in the Mat class during this 90-minute masterclass. Work deeper and more effectively and decrease the opportunity to cheat your body.
Full of innovative ways to work your Pilates clients both in the studio and as their homework.
This workshop will begin with a brief overview of knee anatomy/pathology before diving straight into practically based approaches for management of knee pain in the Pilates environment. Enhance your understanding of proper tracking and muscle recruitment around the knee, refine tactile and verbal cues to promote ideal movement and learn a selection of useful and effective Pilates-based exercises for knee rehabilitation.
You’ll leave this workshop with increased confidence and multiple new tools for managing common knee conditions.
Review a selection of advanced repertoire utilising the Pilates equipment (reformer, trapeze table, wunda chair and barrels). This workshop will sharpen your skills, refine your own practice and develop your cueing and teaching. The program will include discussion of how to break down the exercises covered so you can effectively progress clients into these higher level movements.
Prepare to be both challenged and inspired!
Join Senior Polestar Educator Elizabeth Wilson for a 1 ½ hour Advanced Mat Masterclass with a special emphasis on flow and transitions. You’ll come away with great new repertoire ideas and tools to improve lesson sequencing and flow. The class will integrate classical and modern Pilates-based exercises for a fun and dynamic workout to challenge even the most experienced students.
Inspire and motivate your loyal clients with fresh and innovative pilates inspired choreography. For the intermediate to advanced participant.
Pilates for Children is an innovative and fun workout aimed at primary school aged children. Learn how to communicate the Pilates method to children in a manner that will have the kids hooked on Pilates and movement. This is a four hour taster of a one day course that comes with a manual.
Have fun going back to your childhood.
Ever wanted to ski better personally or help your clients who ski do so better? Then come along and learn about skiing and how to improve your or your clients skiing ability from a Certified Ski Instructor. Learn in this 4-hour workshop about the four skills of skiing Stance, Rotary, Edging and Pressure Control and how to improve these and incorporate curent skiing instruction skills into developing a Pilates program for skiers.
Pilates exercise has long been known to work from the “inside – out”. We first recruit muscles of core stabilization (the “inner unit”) to form a stable base from which to work. We then move our trunk and limbs with larger muscle groups to create our everyday functional movements.
When our “stabilizers” and “mobilisers” are working efficiently the result is optimally coordinated and efficient movement. As instructors and practitioners of Pilates exercise, creating awareness of these muscle groups and their proper facilitation is one of our main objectives.
We will focus on the muscles that we call the mobilisers of the body and will investigate their crucial role in movement as well as in providing more stability and protection for the inner, stabilizing muscles and joints. We will look at the body from a “muscular slings” perspective using the concepts of Vleeming and relate them, in a systematic way, to Pilates exercises. We will cover the following topics (outer unit Muscular Slings, Basic Gait pattern, Anatomy/ physiology, Function/dysfunction, Experiential exercises for the Muscular Slings)
Pre-requisites: Intermediate to Advanced level.
This 1.5-hour workshop for Beginning to Advanced Pilates instructors consists of three key topics:
Assessment and review of common shoulder dysfunction
Facilitating proper shoulder organisation with Pilates principles
Use of Pilates apparatus to facilitate improved function
Pre-requisites: Familiarity with basic Mat and Studio repertoire is helpful.
Masterclasses are 90 minutes each and include class notes, demonstration, teaching and cueing as well as a 60+ minute challenging workout!
The Mat Masterclass starts with an advanced Mat class with focus on exercises and transitions designed to challenge experienced Pilates enthusiasts. This is followed by exercise demonstration and teaching.
Pre-requisites: Intermediate to Advanced level.
Advanced Spine provides an in-depth approach to Pilates evolved interventions for acute to chronic discogenic patterns, stenosis, spondylolisthesis, pre-and post-surgical conditions, scoliosis, facet dysfunctions, degenerative disc disease, sacroiliac and pelvic girdle dysfunction.
Duration: 16 hours
Pre-requsities: Successful completion of the Polestar Pilates for Rehabilitation Series. Must be a medical or rehabilitation professional (MD, PT, OT, DO, RN, Bach Sp Sc/Hmn Mvt, Bach App Sc).
The Critical Reasoning Workshop series is designed to help movement teachers learn and apply necessary intake, assessment and reasoning skills to maximize outcome and increase professionalism in practice.
There are four workshops in the series, and must be taken sequentially (CR1-CR2-CR3-CR4).