Pilates Body Reading & Movement Strategies

Do you want to design targeted training programs that optimise postural balance and exercise efficiency? In the Pilates Body Reading course, you will gain this skill step by step.

Train the eye to recognise bony relationships and the length and tension in the surrounding muscles. Based on seven clearly-defined body reading steps, you can define aims for a posture-based training and put them into practice with the help of Pilates exercises. Topics such as posture balance and exercise efficiency, as well as the influence of physical history, are discussed and supplemented with many practical examples. Pilates Body Reading is holistic and practical for one-to-one and group lessons.



Aims & Content

  • Discuss the practical approaches to holistic movement work.
  • Discuss the characteristics of a balanced posture and efficient movement.
  • Discuss the importance of tensegrity and its value for posture, movement and health.
  • Explore the centre as a pivot point. Difference between active elongation and embodied elongation, as well as their benefits for body, feeling, health and movement.
  • Discuss the guidelines for balanced, structural relationships, including practical examples.
  • Discuss the difference between temporary postural changes and long-term imbalances and their impact on body, movement, self-awareness and health.
  • Discuss the characteristics of posture-based training.
  • Discuss the principles and terminology of body reading.
  • Discuss the seven steps of body reading.
  • Discuss the relevance of physical history in regard to posture and movement.
  • Practical application of body reading.
  • Create posture-based training program with Pilates Essentials and Pilates Flow exercises.