Pilates on the Bay is excited to have Rachel Taylor Segel, co-owner of The Pilates Center in Boulder, CO, for a weekend of Pilates Continuing Education April 17 – 19.
Rachel will be teaching lessons and classes on Friday, April 17th. These lessons are suitable for teachers, teacher trainees and the general public. Please contact the studio for times, pricing and to register. Schedule soon as these spaces will fill quickly!
Saturday, April 18th ~ 9:00am – 4:00pm (one hour break at 12pm for lunch)
In this workshop, we will explore key Pilates’ exercises focusing on the use of the pelvic girdle and its corresponding movement skills. By tapping the energy source of the pelvis you can turn on the belly, decompress the spine, and balance the hip flexors and extensors. Exploring and understanding this amazing support structure through the Pilates method will help you access and strengthen your client’s full “power house”.
Joe’s “Extra Muscles”: Accessing the Internal Shower through the Equipment
Sunday, April 19th ~ 9:00am – 4:00pm (one hour break at 12pm for lunch)
Joseph Pilates said many times that “I designed my equipment to be extra muscles” both to aid him as the teacher and to aid the client in receiving something from the exercise that she could not get otherwise.
In this workshop we will explore the purpose of the springs, straps, handles, etc. in their roles as “extra muscles.” What exactly is their job in each exercise and if we let them do their job what do we, the client, receive?
As teachers how do we use these “extra muscles” to their full advantage so that our clients can achieve maximum results: elongated core connections, better breathing, more supple spine, uniform development? The ramifications of this truth are powerful yet simple and will transform your teaching!
Register for one or both workshops.
Before March 17th: $275 for a single workshop OR $530 for both
After March 17th: $300 for a single workshop OR $575 for both
Click here to REGISTER. Click on the Workshops tab for details.
Rachel Taylor Segel was born in Youngstown, Ohio. She began classical ballet in her childhood, studied dance in college, danced professionally and later taught ballet. Rachel received a B.F.A. from the University of Colorado, and B.A. in Dance from Loretto Heights College in Denver, CO. She danced professionally with the David Taylor Dance Theatre, and Brent Mason and Company. In addition, she taught ballet and was director of the dance department at the Arvada Center for the Performing Arts. In 1987, Rachel moved to New York City and began teaching ballet at The Alvin Ailey School. Both Rachel and her sister Amy studied Pilates under the direct tutelage of Romana Kryzanowska at the Pilates Studio. They received their Pilates teacher certificate in July of 1989. In 1990, after moving to Boulder, Colorado, Amy and Rachel opened The Pilates Center. The sisters established The Pilates Center Teacher Training in 1991. The sisters co-authored The Everything Pilates Book, are active in the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) and assisted in creating the PMA’s certification exam. Rachel is currently a member of the PMA Certification Commission.
After two years of research and development with Balanced Body, Rachel and Amy have created the Centerline Pilates Reformer, Cadillac, and Low Chair.
Rachel is married and has two teenage daughters.