Props Mat Masterclass – with a focus on breath

Pilates Mat Training Course with Props
Joanne Bezzina

Saturday 23 November 2019

1.00 – 2.30pm

$75 if paid prior to 9 Nov

90 mins

Don’t miss this 90-minute fun masterclass that will combine creative ways to use TheraBand, magic circle and small inflatable (chi) balls with imagery. This class will challenge you to think critically about what is being achieved rather than simply using a prop for the novelty factor.

The majority of the class will be based on additions to the mat repertoire- traditional work as taught in contemporary classes. There will also be additional exercises that would complement a mat class using the props that are not specifically Pilates but Pilates-inspired. The use of the props will enhance your understanding of the repertoire already learned.

Adding to our toolkit- this class will contain sequencing ideas that you can incorporate immediately into your classes as well as additional Pilates inspired exercises that will complement your existing mat repertoire.

Registration fee is $75 incl. GST, if paid prior to 9 Nov. Post this date the fee equals $80.

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!



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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 class 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.