Sway Back Workshop

Joanne Bezzina

Sunday 24 November 2019

10.30am – 12.30pm

$160 if paid prior to 9 Nov

2 hours

Join Joanne Bezzina for inspired ways to program studio sessions for the swayback client. This two-hour workshop will give you some creative ways to supercharge your client’s progress keeping their postural bias in mind.

We will address the whole body in all planes and ranges of motion using a range of Pilates equipment and small props. By investigating the properties related to this postural type you will learn to anticipate common movement faults before they take hold. Direct your clients with cues specific for their body in each exercise.

The workshop is best suited to instructors working in the studio/rehab environment – and is good for 2 CEC’s upon completion.

Registration fee is $160 incl. GST if paid prior to 9 Nov ’19. Post this date the fee equals $170.


Pay $430 prior to 9 November and you can attend all of the following sessions on both Sat 23 & Sun 24 Nov ’19 – you’ll save $50!



Click on any of the above workshops or classes for more info.


Please note that attending and successfully completing both workshops with Joanne Bezzina will result in 1.5 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points, as approved by REPs (Register of NZ Exercise Professionals).

Workshop Educator

Joanne Bezzina Polestar Pilates Course Educator
Joanne Bezzina

This workshop is taught by Sydney-based Polestar Educator Joanne Bezzina.

Joanne discovered Pilates in 2000 following a love of movement and dance fostered since childhood. It wasn’t long until the Pilates method had her hooked! Pilates allowed Jo an opportunity to connect the body and mind in a way that fascinated her.

She discovered how the subtleties of Pilates could be applied to everyday living and allowed such freedom of movement. Jo didn’t hesitate when the opportunity to complete an apprenticeship in Pilates instruction presented itself in 2003. Through teaching Jo observed her clients transform physically and mentally as they were able to realise their movement goals.

After years of continuing education Jo was eager to further deepen her Pilates knowledge. She re-certified with Polestar Pilates in 2009 and hasn’t looked back.

Jo joined the mentor program in 2010 and is now an educator in the Mat and Studio series. Jo uses her love of storytelling and imagery along with her background in massage therapy to appeal to a range of learning styles. Jo’s involvement in teacher training invigorates and inspires her teaching in the studio and in mat classes. It has allowed a deepening in her understanding of the method that continues to surprise her.

Jo conducts workshops for students and recent graduates and is involved with in-house teacher development in studios around Sydney. She was winner of the global 2017 Pilates Anytime Instructor competition.

Registration Policies

 Please ensure to familiarise yourself with our Registration Policies (incl. Cancellations and Transfers) on this page before you register.