Equipment Maintenance

May 16, 2012 at 4:31 pm 4 comments

What do you need to clean?  How do you clean it?  What works?  What doesn’t?
Your apparatus is precious…let’s make sure you take care of it well!

Pilates Style asked me to write all about equipment maintenance for their Jan/Feb 2012 issue:  The Resource Guide.  While it was published there not everyone got a chance to see it…so I’ve posted it here.  You’ll see that I interview the following:

Balanced Body
Gratz Industries
Pilates Designs by Basil
Peak Pilates
STOTT Pilates

Then I also ventured into small apparatus like mats, gloves, socks, etc.!

Check it out here:

https://theverticalworkshop.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/ps_-janfeb2012_equipmentguide.pdf

and leave me your thoughts, comments, replies and all in the reply/comment section!

Now, as for workshops, sessions, consultations, advertising:

Please take a look at the workshop, session and consultation information below!  And…if you’d like to advertise on the newsletter and/or be part of the blog (see the sidebar), let me know and I’ll send you information.  In fact, if you’d like to get my newsletter, e-mail me with your e-mail information:  info@TheVerticalWorkshop.com

Thank you!!!*****

Workshops:
Register early and bring your teacher friends for workshops that exceed your normal expectations.  It’s time you really got what you need from workshops…I work to provide!  Your time and money are precious.  Let’s give you what you need.

See full details below for:

New York, NY – May 19
New York, NY – June 9 – Please note that this date just changed to June 9
New York, NY – June 16 (New Workshop!)
San Francisco, CA – POT- July 14 & 15 – see discount info
Hamburg, Germany – August 4
New York, NY – Aug. 19 – Please note that this date just changed to Aug. 19
Sao Paolo, BRAZIL – early Sept.
Boston, MA – POT – Sept. 15  – see discount info
Sweden (in the works) – mid-Oct.
Iasi, ROMANIA – Oct. 26-28
Madison, CT – Nov. 11

(and more to follow!)

May 19 Real Pilates – New York, NY

Small Ball with Shari Berkowitz 

3-6pm

3 PMA CECs (pending)

No Reformer? No Cadillac? No Studio? No Problem! You can use the small ball in nearly any space that can fit a person. Its versatility is remarkable as a bio-feedback tool for your clients, working sometimes like a magic circle, other times like a small barrel and even like a teacher’s hand. Learn how to make this piece of equipment focus, deepen and enlighten your practice. Too often, our props are just that–toys, distraction, fluff. Learn how to bring your students to a new threshold in their practice using this light, portable and economical tool!

For registration information and pricing, go to:  www.realpilatesnyc.com or call 212.625.0777
June 9 – (please note that this date is updated) re:AB – New York, NY

Back Issues:  Coccyx to C1 
2:30p-5:30p

3PMA CECs

With 24 moving vertebrae, discs, muscles, ligaments tendons and nerves…there are bound to be problems from time to time.  Some severe, some minor, but all painful and annoying.  In this workshop, we’ll work to understand the most common conditions of the back including herniated discs, L5-S1 issues, SI trouble, scoliosis and weak necks and how to address them with Pilates.  Bring your questions and basic understanding of the anatomy of the spine and pelvis and an open mind!

For registration and additional information, contact Emilie at center@reabnyc.com

June 16 – New York, NY – Pilates Reforming NY

Spice Up Your Reformer with Shari Berkowitz!
3-6pm
3PMA CECs (pending)

Most of your clients will become and stay Intermediate in their Pilates life.  There are countless exercises in our modern world of Pilates…in this workshop, we’ll explore the remarkable variations Mr. Pilates created on his own standard exercises that many have never seen or are often forgotten and lost…especially as we teach group classes . Beyond the exercises, we’ll work through and understand the challenges of different levels in a group class, how to advance and work within groups, private and shared sessions…all of the situations you encounter in your teaching life.  Full of immediately useful information, these 3 hours are far more than a bunch of exercises that you’ll soon forget!  You have a long career ahead of you…let’s make the most of it!

Registration:  http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ws.asp?studioid=-726&stype=-8&sTG=20&sVT=32&sView=day&sLoc=4&sTrn=100000161&sDate=6/16/2012

July 13-15 in San Francisco, CA – Pilates on Tour 

Saturday, July 14 –

Morning Mat Class – 1hr

Beyond The Everyday: Archival Apparatus on the Apparatus – 3hrs

3PMA CECs

Joseph Pilates created somewhere between 500-600 exercises.  You know some of the repertoire…it’s time to learn more.  In this workshop, you will learn rarely seen and immediately useful exercises on multiple apparatus (Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, Standing Arm Springs) all created by Joseph Pilates.  You’ll leave feeling confident in the purpose and technique of teach exercise, have time to do exercises, practice teaching and ask questions.  You’ll walk away with your own special archive of exercises for your strong intermediate clients…and yourself!

Sunday, July 15 –

Morning Mat Class – 1 hr

Archival Mat and Standing Exercises  – 3hrs

3PMA CECs

There are many more versions of Mr. Pilates’ exercises than we see today.  Variations, modification, combinations of multiple exercises in one!  Fascinating, challenging and all the rest!  These versions should not just live in the memories of those of us who had access to them years ago.  They ought to be living, breathing exercises for those who need the modification or challenge!  Experience this material, then teach it so we never lose track of these great exercises!

Click HERE for more information and registration.

POT Discounts:

If you register using my code, you can get $50 off of registration at any POT.

$50 Discount Code:        SHARITOUR12

The discounts must be used when registering and are valid for any Pilates on Tour in 2012.

August 4, 2012 – Studio 1880 – Hamburg, GERMANY
2 Semi-Private Sessions
Beyond The Everyday: Archival Exercises on the Apparatus – 3 hrs

3PMA CECs 

Joseph Pilates created somewhere between 500-600 exercises.  You know some of the repertoire…it’s time to learn more.  In this workshop, you will learn rarely seen and immediately useful exercises on multiple apparatus (Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, Standing Arm Springs) all created by Joseph Pilates.  You’ll leave feeling confident in the purpose and technique of teach exercise, have time to do exercises, practice teaching and ask questions.  You’ll walk away with your own special archive of exercises for your strong intermediate clients…and yourself!

Flow & Rhythm – 2 hrs
2PMA CECs
Flow is much more than moving quickly through a list of exercises. Let’s figure out what flow is and how to create it within each move, reception and exercise. Flow has a lot to do with how you think of the workout and how you use your voice to set rhythms, give accents and emphasize certain points of each exercise. It will change your teaching for the better.
Mat Class of Flow & Rhythm – 1hr
1 CEC
Here is the studio’s announcement:

Special Guest- Workshoptag mit Shari Berkowitz am 04.08.2012 im Studio 1880 in Hamburg!

Am 4. August 2012 wird Shari Berkowitz im Studio 1880 unterrichten. Ich freue mich sehr, dass wir es geschafft haben Shari endlich nach Deutschland zu holen. Neben einer Advanced Matclass unterrichtet sie folgende Workshops, Archival Exercises – Beyond Everyday und Classical Pilates it is a workout – Flow and Rhythm, unterrichten. Wer möchte kann auch an einer der zei Semi- Privates teilnehmen. Die Unterrichtssprache ist englisch. 

We have limited space available! Registration starts on the 16th of april. Open to all teachers of all levels and all schools! Course language will be english.

For more Information regarding pricing, lodging, travelling, CECs etc. please call Power Pilates at +49 40 52570172 or e-mail us info@powerpilates.de. We are happy to answer your questions.

August 19 – Form Pilates – New York, NY

Time and Fee TBA

BioMechanics:  How Our Bodies Really Work and How to Cue That Reality – 6hrs

6PMA CECs

While your physical intuition is an important asset in teaching Pilates, intuition is not enough. To sincerely take care of your clients, you must know the truth of how the body works.  Cue the reality, not the myths or mistakes. Being a confident teacher depends on it…demands it.  We’ll work to understand the biomechanics and functional anatomy surrounding the pelvis, spine, shoulder girdle and how to apply this information to your teaching.  Knowing and understanding is the only way.

To register or for more information, contact Lindsay at formpilates@yahoo.com

 

September in Sao Paolo, BRAZIL – Much information to come.

September 14-16 in Boston, MA – Pilates on Tour

Saturday, September 15

Morning Mat Class – 1hr

Beyond The Everyday:  Archival Exercises on the Apparatus – 3hrs
3PMA CECs

Joseph Pilates created somewhere between 500-600 exercises.  You know some of the repertoire…it’s time to learn more.  In this workshop, you will learn rarely seen and immediately useful exercises on multiple apparatus (Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, Standing Arm Springs) all created by Joseph Pilates.  You’ll leave feeling confident in the purpose and technique of teach exercise, have time to do exercises, practice teaching and ask questions.  You’ll walk away with your own special archive of exercises for your strong intermediate clients…and yourself!

Archival Mat and Standing Exercises – 3hrs

3PMA CECs

There are many more versions of Mr. Pilates’ exercises than we see today.  Variations, modification, combinations of multiple exercises in one!  Fascinating, challenging and all the rest!  These versions should not just live in the memories of those of us who had access to them years ago.  They ought to be living, breathing exercises for those who need the modification or challenge!  Experience this material, then teach it so we never lose track of these great exercises!

Click HERE for more information and registration

POT Discounts:

If you register using my code, you can get $50 off of registration atany POT.

$50 Discount Code:        SHARITOUR12

The discounts must be used when registering and are valid for any Pilates on Tour in 2012.

 

mid-Oct. – Sweden (in the works)

All Dates and Information TBA!  Check back soon!

Oct. 26-28, 2012 – Iasi, ROMANIA – Pilates Convention

The workshops are not set, yet, but date, presenters and location are!  Are you in a neighboring country…come to Romania for great workshops and workouts!

Here is what they wrote in their Facebook:

 www.pilates-convention.com gets bigger this year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Get also functional and well burned out with aerobics. The new theme of instructors are waiting you on 26-28 October: Shari Berkowitz, Orlando Fit Lopac, Mirela Anic, Giorgio Radici, Antonella Riviera, Mirjan DoubleTrouble, Laura Wilson, Gil Lopes, Paula Drosescu, Tatiana Chesalina, Judith Szereday, and more.

We’ll invite you to learn how to take care of the spine, of the hole body, of the mind, how to have fun with the kids teaching them how te exercise, special population trainings, and so many other things!!!

Looking forward to see you at the convention!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In a wihle we’ll up-date the location, prices and shedule!

Thill then, don’t make other plans for 26-28 october, 2012!!!! 

I’ll post more information when I get it to share with you!

Nov. 11, 2012 – Pilates Barn – Madison, CT

All information TBA – Check back soon!

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And so many more workshops to come…we can do one at your studio, too!

****Please share this information and tell your Pilates teacher friends and colleagues to come on over for workouts and workshops that will get your Pilates-teaching-juices flowing.****

Again, these are not your typical workshops where you might get 1 useful tidbit.  You will leave full of new teaching skills and ways to look at Mr. Pilates work.  You will have a new perspective on Pilates that will enliven your teaching and your own workouts!

Shall we set up something at your studio or the one you work at?  Clearly, I travel to teach and enjoy it!  Read below for more info!

Workshops in Your Studio:

If you are interested in my teaching workshops and/or semi-private sessions for your teachers at your studio, please contact me at info@TheVerticalWorkshop.com

I’ll be thrilled to put together a program with you for your needs!

While my vocabulary is classical Pilates, the principles behind my teaching and workshops apply to every style of Pilates.

We have countless topics to play with within technique workshops of classical Pilates and teaching skills workshop that apply to all!

*******
Sessions:
If you’re in NYC and want a Pilates session e-mail me at info@TheVerticalWorkshop.com
And I’m Westchester, NY on Thursdays.

Workshops:
If you’d like a workshop and/or semi-privates at your studio, e-mail me at info@TheVerticalWorkshop.com  I travel all over the world and would be thrilled to come to you!

Consultation:
If you’d like to set up a meeting on the phone or in person to ask questions about teaching or building/maintaining your business, e-mail me at info@TheVerticalWorkshop.com

****Thank you, as always, for taking the time to read this blog!  I hope you’ll search around the blog and find articles that appeal to you, write comments, ask questions…I hope you’ll really make use of this!  Then…I do hope to work with you in person, too!

Enjoy!

– Shari

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. steve rogers  |  May 18, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    Totally want to reconnect with you shari…love your workshops!

    Reply
    • 2. theverticalworkshop  |  May 27, 2012 at 11:57 am

      Hi, Steve,

      I hope you’re well! What are you busy with these days?

      Thanks for reaching out…your comment went into Spam…so I’m so sorry it’s taken me this long to respond!

      All the best,
      – Shari

      Reply
  • 3. istanbul pilates  |  May 19, 2012 at 4:02 am

    ı love pilates 🙂

    Reply
  • 4. The Vertical Workshop's Pilates Teacher Blog  |  December 6, 2012 at 10:22 pm

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