Pilates Matwork teacher training (week 8): Delving deeper

Rather than introducing new pieces, I focused on improving my practice clients’ skills for the pieces they have learnt before – Side Bend Kneeling, Side Kick Kneeling, Open Leg Rocker, Rollover and Swan. As they have done Side series for the past few classes, the verbal cues are more in-depth rather than directional, for example, I

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Pilates Matwork teacher training (week 7): Improving slowly but surely

This week was slightly special because I had to teach two classes back to back to fit my students’ schedules. It was more challenging because I had to plan for two different classes, especially when there are hardworking students who want to do two classes consecutively. Well, who am I to say no to their

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Pilates Matwork teacher training (week 6): Putting the Cart before the Horse?

With the new knowledge and information still fresh in my head, I planned the class with the intention for my practice clients to learn Rollover and Side Bend. Don’t put the Cart before the Horse! Like what Kris has emphasized throughout the Matwork program, I made sure I understood the intentions of the 2 pieces

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Pilates Matwork teacher training (week 5): More than one Right way

3rd Oct 2015 (Sat) Another nerve-wrecking Matwork teacher training weekend because it is time to showcase our teaching skills and performance after a month from the start of the program. I was the “lucky” first one to start teaching the class. Nervousness got the better of me and I ruined the breathing warm-up. I was too

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