Meditation & Mindfulness
With mental health issues, and levels of stress, overwhelm and burnout on the increase, incorporating mindfulness, body scans, breath practices and simple meditations into your Pilates classes will give your students the perfect addition to their holistic health and physical well-being.
Coming from a very physical background in my earlier years, I never had the confidence to teach or include body scans, mindfulness or simple meditations at the end of my Pilates classes. I used to worry that people would think they weren’t ‘doing’ enough. Fast forward 20 or more years, and I now teach from a far more holistic perspective and always incorporate some kind of relaxation for body, mind and being which my students really appreciate.
During this 3-hour workshop led by Harmonise Founder and yoga and pilates teacher Clare Francis, you will experience various techniques and learn about their associated benefits, to include:
- Progressive muscle relaxation
- Body scans
- Simple visualisations
- Breathing techniques to balance the nervous system
- Breathing techniques to aid sleep, healing and restoration
- Concentration and meditation practices to focus, calm and relax the mind
This workshop will include theory, practical exploration and teaching practice in pairs so you will be confident to incorporate what you learn straight away!
About your tutor
Clare Francis has over 23 years industry experience, is Stott Pilates trained, Yoga Alliance E-500 RYT, a Yoga Alliance CEP, is certified in meditation, breathwork, pranayama, yoga nidra and holds reiki 1. She has been successfully delivering teacher trainings for 8 years and is a qualified adult tutor and assessor. Clare is looking forward to bringing together all of her knowledge and teaching experience with the intention of delivering a course that informs, inspires and grows your confidence in incorporating relaxation, meditation and mindfulness into your Pilates or fitness classes… read more.
Pre-requisites: Recognised Pilates teaching qualification such as Yoga Alliance 200hrs, L3 YMCA, Stott, Body Control etc and some teaching experience. It would be ideal to be teaching in some capacity so you can start incorporating what you learn straight away, although this is not essential.
Certification: You will receive a Harmonise Training Academy CPD certificate of attendance for 3 CPD hours.
When? Tuesday 1st November, 2-5pm.
Where? at Revitalise, Brighton & Hove
Who? This workshop is aimed at Pilates and Yoga teachers.
Investment: £75 / £65 early bird – book by 20th September!
Equipment Required: Yoga / Pilates mat (available to borrow or bring your own).
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