Teaching

Developé: the movement anatomy of this wonderfully effective Pilates exercise explained

In great detail (yes, we love anatomy), Karin elaborates on the movement anatomy of the Developé, while weaving in trainings aims and tactile instructions. Martina demonstrates beautifully, so why not join in to deepen your understanding physically and cognitively.

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3 Leg Float Variations

Seemingly simple, yet so clever.

Explained by Karin Gurtner

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Slings in Motion Education Clip: 90/90 Hip Shift

Slings in Motion: 90/90 Shift – a fabulously efficient short exercise for those who like to add spring to their step and stay supple in their feet, ankles and knees. Demonstrated by Martina Palmer – execution, movement anatomy, aims and variations explained by Karin Gurtner. Add this Slings gem to your practice and notice the difference in your body – it’s worth it!

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Slings in Motion Education Clip: 90/90 Hip Release & Side Bend

Slings in Motion education: 90/90 Hip Release & Side Bend – an all-time favourite of the Slings certified movement teachers, physiotherapists and structural integrators!The dynamic movement interplay of the Anatomy Trains’ Deep Front Line and Lateral Line not only feels amazing, it also energizes the whole body and promotes fascial elasticity, therefore movement buoyancy in all the right places. In Karin’s demonstration, she elaborates on the exercise execution, functional anatomy, movement aims and practical stepping stones. We hope you love it as much as we do!

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Series of lectures: Train muscles and fascia consciously

The series comprising 4 lectures

  • Lecture 1: Experience the difference between Pilates and Slings Myofascial Training
  • Lecture 2: Slings Myofascial Training: 10 fascial qualities translated into movement
  • Lecture 3: A Contemporary Pilates exercise and tactile cueing
  • Lecture 4: A Slings in Motion exercise and tactile cueing

Core topic of the series: Train muscles and fascia consciously

Every movement is myofascial, however, not every movement engages muscles and fascia in the same way. An exercise can focus on muscular properties or fascial qualities. And depending on the kind of movement you do, the ratio can be very different; either favouring muscles or favouring fascia. Experience the difference between a muscular-focussed Pilates exercise and the myofascial interplay of a Slings in Motion movement. 

Lecture 1: Pilates vs. Slings

Experience the difference between Pilates and Slings Myofascial Training.

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Lecture 2: 10 Fascial qualities translated into movement

Slings Myofascial Training: 10 Fascial qualities translated into movement.

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Lecture 3: Pilates exercise and tactile cueing

A Contemporary Pilates exercise and tactile cueing.

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Lecture 4: Slings exercise and tactile cueing

A Slings in Motion exercise and tactile cueing.

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Neutral or elongated lumbar spine and segmental movement of the spine.

During our courses we often talk about the terms "neutral" or "elongated" lumbar spine and "segmental movement" of the spine. It is worth looking specifically at this terminology and experiencing the techniques within your own body.

Neutral Pelvis

In Contemporary Pilates we often work with a neutral pelvis. Or said differently, a centred lumbar/pelvis position. But when is the pelvis neutral? Karin will tell you, join the video talk.

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Pilates Tactile Cueing - The Saw

Karin and Martina will show you tactile cueing with the Saw. A classical Pilates exercise given a contemporary spin with some myofascial additions.

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Tactile Cueing - Angry Cat

As Pilates teachers or Slings Myofascial practitioners we assist our customers with clear verbal instructions and tactile cueing to improve their movements and reach their goals.

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