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569 Renew and Restore With Sound Bath Healing

By Steffi / March 22, 2022 / Comments Off on 569 Renew and Restore With Sound Bath Healing

Finish your day with a relaxing and rejuvenating sound healing experience. You will enjoy massage-like movements set to the rhythm of breath, followed by a deep alpha-inducing sound experience featuring different vibrational tones to chill-down mentally and physically after an action-packed day. Bring enough items to stay warm. An eye/sleep mask is recommended to enhance…

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529 Yoga Arm Balances: Kiss the Earth, Touch the Sky

By Steffi / March 21, 2022 / Comments Off on 529 Yoga Arm Balances: Kiss the Earth, Touch the Sky

Learn a system for safe, non-threatening arm balancing yoga poses and simple, foundation poses that are grounding and centering. From this place of stability, you will be guided step-by-step to poses that fly. You’ll experience how these poses are not just about physical strength and flexibility, but they require more spiritual, mental and emotional focus…

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765 Reset & Recharge

By Steffi / March 17, 2022 / Comments Off on 765 Reset & Recharge

A long, full day of focus, movement, learning, and connection with like-minded professionals is exhilarating; but it can also be exhausting. What we need after a high-energy day like is the ability to reboot the nervous system so we can feel rejuvenated once again. Show up for this peaceful presence practice and give yourself the…

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834 The Anatomy of the Pilates Powerhouse

By Michael Hilding / March 10, 2022 / Comments Off on 834 The Anatomy of the Pilates Powerhouse

Proper alignment of the ribcage on the pelvis enhances breathing and activates deep core muscles. So, let’s explore the critical muscles in this region through the lens of Pilates movements. Derived from the work of master trainer Sara Grout and Beverly Hosford, this session combines two sets of knowledge to bring you a fresh perspective…

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835 True Power Yoga

By Michael Hilding / March 10, 2022 / Comments Off on 835 True Power Yoga

Enjoy a vinyasa flow yoga journey as you tap into the energy, truth and joy inside you. There will be a fun and energetic series of poses, matching movement to breath to assist you in creating connection and awareness. Just leave the judgments and expectations behind as you open your mind and heart to honor…

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800 Mat Pilates for Everybody

By Michael Hilding / March 10, 2022 / Comments Off on 800 Mat Pilates for Everybody

As a movement-based exploration of the Pilates method, this workshop will show you how to add integrative mat exercises to your personal training or group fitness sessions. By focusing on the “powerhouse,” Pilates brings awareness to flexibility, posture, and core strength. Pilates may seem exclusive based on access or perceived body images, but we can…

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720 Yoga to Relieve Anxiety and Depression

By Michael Hilding / March 8, 2022 / Comments Off on 720 Yoga to Relieve Anxiety and Depression

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), major depressive disorder affects an estimated 350 million individuals worldwide, disproportionately women. In the tradition of yoga, regular, long-term practice is believed to reduce suffering and cultivate happiness. So intuitively, yoga for depression makes sense. In this session, you will learn how mind-body techniques and yoga help ease…

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719 STOTT PILATES® Soft Kettlebell Plus Workout

By Michael Hilding / March 8, 2022 / Comments Off on 719 STOTT PILATES® Soft Kettlebell Plus Workout

Experience the full range of functional training—squat, hinge, lunge, pull, push, and rotate—in this total-body integrated workout featuring the 5-lb Soft Kettlebell Plus. A unique tool, the kettlebell is configurable in diverse ways for added challenge and enhanced awareness in exercises based on both standing and mat work. The Merrithew™ Programming Team presents innovative sequences…

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718 SOULfusion: Connecting Music to Movement

By Michael Hilding / March 8, 2022 / Comments Off on 718 SOULfusion: Connecting Music to Movement

SOULfusion™ combines yoga-inspired flows, cardio bursts, mobility, and bodyweight training into one integrated soul-enriching experience. In this workshop, you will be immersed in a SOULfusion class and indulge in learning how to fuse music with movement to fashion an amazing and engaging student journey.

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648 Yoga for Athletes

By Michael Hilding / March 8, 2022 / Comments Off on 648 Yoga for Athletes

Yoga for Athletes is an appealing fit for people in constant motion. You will discover how to incorporate mobility and agility—using yoga tools—to create classes that tap the recesses of your participants’ natural strength. An athlete’s body craves the attention, focus and challenge yoga yields. A body also needs to replenish and restore itself, so…

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610 Bar(r)e Legs

By Michael Hilding / March 7, 2022 / Comments Off on 610 Bar(r)e Legs

Barre-inspired classes offer a wealth of movement patterns and exercise progressions for the lower body, to augment your traditional training. Join Portia and Alex on a journey through the lower body combining music and movement for a creative, inspiring workout. Your takeaway will be exercises and sequences you can use with groups or your personal…

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Halo® Training Intro to Integrated Bodyweight Training

609 Halo® Training Intro to Integrated Bodyweight Training

By Michael Hilding / March 7, 2022 / Comments Off on 609 Halo® Training Intro to Integrated Bodyweight Training

Halo® Training provides overall body conditioning through strength and endurance work, flexibility training, interval training, and injury prevention. In this hands-on workshop, instructors encounter an overview of the concepts of the Halo Training program and the basic science of core-integrated bodyweight training. Because every client has unique demands, learn to deliver basic Halo Training workouts…

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608 5 PRINCIPLES OF “THE BODY’S WAY”: Somatic Embodied Anatomy Training

By Michael Hilding / March 7, 2022 / Comments Off on 608 5 PRINCIPLES OF “THE BODY’S WAY”: Somatic Embodied Anatomy Training

How do we avoid injury and achieve lifelong sustainable fitness for ourselves and our clients?—by following The Body’s Way. With principles developed over nearly 4 decades, this philosophy guides embodied, somatic anatomy training to create a body-centered, sustainable, and accessible approach. Help clients avoid injury and optimize performance through an understanding of the design and…

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STOTT PILATES® Matwork Flow with Ankle Tubing

520 STOTT PILATES® Matwork Flow with Ankle Tubing

By Michael Hilding / March 7, 2022 / Comments Off on 520 STOTT PILATES® Matwork Flow with Ankle Tubing

Designed with body awareness, muscular strength, motor control, and joint mobility in mind, this workshop uses ankle tubing for a fresh take on creating flowing sequences with STOTT PILATES® Matwork exercises. As developed by the movement experts at Merrithew™, essential and intermediate exercises that incorporate elastic resistance are at the center of focus. The seamless…

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510 Box and Barre

By Michael Hilding / March 7, 2022 / Comments Off on 510 Box and Barre

Box and Barre is the perfect combination of grit and grace! Add a fantastic new fusion class to your instructor toolbox and help your students cross-train in a whole new way. This engaging technique blends powerful cardio with muscular endurance work! Walk away with a full class plan and tons of new programming ideas!

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452 Cardio Yoga—The Next Dimension of Fitness

By Michael Hilding / March 7, 2022 / Comments Off on 452 Cardio Yoga—The Next Dimension of Fitness

Join Siri for a sweat-dripping, mind-altering exercise experience that shifts your fitness endorphin high into the next dimension! This is not simply yoga sped up; it’s smart fitness blended with potent yogic philosophy. Based on scientific “power posturing” and rhythmic drills, this practice is perfect for fitness fans who “can’t slow down” for yoga, and…

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450 Functional Training Meets Pilates

By Michael Hilding / March 7, 2022 / Comments Off on 450 Functional Training Meets Pilates

Add rings, rollers, bands, and balls to your Pilates mat work to develop enticing challenges, new modifications, and exciting sequences for application in your classes, with your clients, and in home programs. Using the Balanced Body® movement principles, you’ll make well-balanced classes that take Pilates beyond the mat. Functional exercises you can use encompass standing…

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448 The New Anatomy of Yoga: Learn the Deep Core Line

By Michael Hilding / March 7, 2022 / Comments Off on 448 The New Anatomy of Yoga: Learn the Deep Core Line

Discover a structured seven-step core template for presenting any yoga style more effectively and safely. Grow your classes and create happier students. Understand the muscle-fascia meridian that will transform your teaching and deepen your students’ satisfaction!

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440 Barre Tricks

By Michael Hilding / March 7, 2022 / Comments Off on 440 Barre Tricks

With interest in barre classes growing substantially during the pandemic, instructors need more tips and tricks in the mix for creating variety in barre classes. Join the Barre Above creators and dip into numerous techniques for approaching barre classes, avoiding boredom, and differentiating your workout from all others. Whether you add a small tool apparatus,…

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409 Halo® Intro to Interval Training, for a Level 1 Client

By Michael Hilding / March 7, 2022 / Comments Off on 409 Halo® Intro to Interval Training, for a Level 1 Client

This workshop introduces the concept of interval training, and participants explore how to apply the technique in a lower-level group class. Many level-1 clients are unable to tolerate a full 45- to 60-minute high-intensity interval workout, so a slow blending of the method into the group class setting is important. Utilizing the innovative design of…

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