Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ Course, Hollywood Sept. 8 – 10, 18 PMA CECs

The Leg Pull Back copyright 2015 J Stacey

Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ Teachers’ Course in Hollywood, CA, September 8 – 10. Earn 18  PMA CECs.

An exhilarating, fun and challenging way to explore Classic Pilates in, on and by the water. 

“Brilliant!” “Performing Pilates in the water provided a slight shift in physics
that allowed me to immediately feel the work in a deep way.” 

Jennifer M. Stacey, MS
2nd Generation Pilates Teacher, Exercise Physiologist/Biomechanist
 “I always think of Jennifer as the best teacher I have ever met.” 

Fri – Sun, Sept. 8 (10 – 5 pm), 9 (10 – 5 pm), 10 (9:00 – 4:00 pm).

Become a licensed Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ (IPA™) Teacher and even a licensed  IPA™ Teachers’ educator.

https://peakperformancepilates.com/education/immersion-pilates-aquatics/

For a flyer:   info@peakperformancepilates.com

Space is limited, sign up early.
Content: Movement Perspectives™ lecture
5 – 6 hours each of The Reformer, Mat, Chairs repertoire,
2 hours of Cadillac, Ped-u-pol, Barrels repertoire in, on, by the water.
$750 (includes comprehensive manual, workout charts, etc).
(discounts for IPA™ board kit, supplies, Peak Performance Pilates manuals).
Friday, September 8:  (10 – 5 pm).
Saturday, September 9:  (10 – 5 pm).
Sunday, September 10:  (9 – 4 pm).

See IPA™ Testimonials below.
Make an appointment to take an IPA™ class in Hollywood, Aug –  Dec.
Ongoing IPA™ classes are held in Moraga, CA.
Contact Jennifer at the above email.
If you would like to host an IPA™ course contact Jennifer.
An abbreviated course for physical therapists will be offered in the future.
Stay tuned for more courses worldwide.
Fall, 2017: Moraga, CA.   Miami, FL., Arizona. Australia, Spain dtbd

Side Leg Kick, copyright 2015 J Stacey

Take this opportunity to study with Jennifer Stacey, MS, a Second Generation teacher’s teacher who has been teaching Pilates around the world for 29 years. Jennifer founded one of the first dedicated Pilates facilities in the Bay Area. She was lucky enough to study from Romana, Ron, Kathy and Eve (and other Elders). Ron Fletcher traveled to SF to rehab his shoulder with Jennifer. Kathy Grant took workshops from Jennifer and gave her permission to teach her work. Romana Kryzanowska approved her as a Pilates teacher of her work. Jennifer has enjoyed co-teaching and learning from several revered health professionals who inform her teaching, and advance Jennifer’s ability to reveal the intelligence and wonder of Pilates. Jennifer is thrilled to introduce for an in depth learning of The Pilates Method.

Testimonials for Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™:

Mat Twist, copyright 2015 J Stacey

I was lucky to get a chance to experience Jennifer Stacey’s new Pilates in the water. I’ve been practicing Pilates for close to 30 years, and teaching for 20. Feeling the work in the water was an amazing experience. My body was able to organize around the central axis and deeply feel the spinal flexion, extension, twisting and side bending of the work. For some reason the support of the water made it easier to feel the movement originating from the core. I highly recommend this work for anyone at any level to feel the Pilates work as it was intended. – Carol LeMaitre

I had a blast doing Pilates Aquatics™ with Jennifer Stacey! As a Pilates teacher myself, I was amazed by how well Jennifer translated the Classical Pilates exercises to be done in the water. Pilates Aquatics enables you to easily feel your core working, and being in the pool is an especially safe way to exercise. This workout is both fun and challenging for beginning to advanced students of Pilates. – Alicia Stone

Pilates Aquatics was full of “Aha!” moments for me. Doing Pilates in the water provided a slight shift in physics that allowed me to immediately feel the work in a deep way. The exercises felt very accessible, and working out in a pool setting is brilliantly energizing! – Lawrence Stone

The Pilates Aquatics™ was an excellent method of doing Pilates.  What I found was that, despite the fact I have been doing Pilates for over 12 years, Pilates Aquatics™ requires greater effort to do the simplest Pilates exercises correctly which leads to a deeper level of work for the core muscles.  The need for a greater amount of balance due to the board buoyancy seems to exaggerate even the smallest movement, thereby requiring more concentration and doing the exercise correctly.  It is an exercise method I would strongly recommend. – Ken Klein

I have been “Seraped!” I thought I understood the Serape;  the wing – center connection.   But now I really do after a day of IPA™! – SW

Rocking, copyright 2015 J Stacey

IPA™ makes Pilates honest! All Pilates teachers should practice IPA™ in order to feel the deep center, and to learn how to perform Pilates with the correct technique. – Alicia Ricci


IPA honors Joseph and Clara Pilates’ system, and follows Joseph Pilates’ advice to “never fail to get all of the sunshine and fresh air that you can” and “work in the water”.

All photos copyright, 2015 J Stacey

Come by our Booth 23 at the Pilates Method Alliance in Indian Wells.
Make an appointment for a Free IPA™ session at the PMA conference pool, Oct. 2017!

Discover the magic of Pilates through the teachings of the Pilates Elders, science and biomechanics.

Jennifer M. Stacey, MS
will be teaching at
The Pilates Method Alliance
October 28, 8:15 – 10:15 am
To Stretch or Squish?: Recognizing the Stretch Reflex:
How to deal with it and use it to our advantage in Pilates.

“Fantastic, amazing learning opportunity!”
“Inspiring” “Awesome”

Jennifer is available to teach Pilates Sessions in
SF, HMB Peak Performance Pilates and via Skype.
Contact Jennifer if you would like to host her
workshops in your studio.

126 Post Street, 3rd fl., SF.       info@peakperformancepilates.com        https://peakperformancepilates.com/education/workshops/

Mail chimp flyer on the Hollywood IPA course

http://mailchi.mp/6a9ad01cd3e4/5nvrkf224x?e=bc200ff22f

All photos copyright, 2015 J Stacey

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Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ board has a patent!

Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ board has obtained a patent! To celebrate we are holding classes in Moraga Fridays and Sundays. Plus, dates for the Los Angeles Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ course in the fall will be announced soon!  The Moraga Fall course will be determined as well.  Happy July!

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Thank you for attending the spring workshops!

Thank you everyone for attending the Spring workshops. It was fun to work with such wonderful teachers!

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Summer Solstice celebration: Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™

A nice way to celebrate  the summer solstice after a day of teaching: Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™.  How refreshing!

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Addressing Bunions with Pilates workshop, June 4

Sunday, June 4, 12 – 3 pm. 3 PMA CECs:

“Addressing bunions (hallux valgus) with Pilates”

Jennifer Stacey, MS, Exercise Physiologist/Biomechanist, Second Generation Pilates Teacher, CPT-PMA

DRetreat524©Stacey2013Addressing bunions (hallux valgus), foot, ankle, knee and hip alignment with Pilates, and concepts from Moshe Feldenkrais(r) and Physio-synthesis(r). Align the foot, lower limb and hip and free the lower back. Includes the Toe Corrector work.  Hallux valgus (bunions) is a common problem. The participants will learn the multi-faceted etiology of hallux valgus. There are many ways to prevent and address hallux valgus. Restoring proper function and biomechanics is a major step towards success. Health of the hallux joint is dependent upon: 1. Proper alignment. 2. Ankle mobility. 3. Proper psoas function and flexibility. 4. Coordinated relationship of the center, hip and leg ‘sling’ muscles for optimal alignment. Participants will perform Pilates repertoire, Physio-synthesis™ based skills, and other movements, such as: 1) Whole body movements that focus on recruiting the center and aligning the limbs. 2) Movements and manual work that release the hips and psoas. 3) Skills for the hip rotators, legs, ankles, feet and toes. Mini-bands, small balls, foam rollers and small Pilates’ accessories, including the Toe Corrector will be used. Padding, taping and other modalities will be briefly presented. Participants will notice an improvement in their Pilates, walking and movement. They will enjoy the bliss of happy feet and hips. 

$120. Peak Performance Pilates, 126 Post Street, 3rd floor. San Francisco. Close to the Montgomery Bart/MUNI station.

Flyer:  SF2017 flyer   Registration form:  Registration for J Stacey WS 2017

Discover the magic of Pilates through the teachings of the Pilates Elders, science and biomechanics.

More workshops will be added in the summer.  Topics will include the following:

“Gems from the Elders: Romana Kryzanowska, Kathy Grant, Ron Fletcher, Eve Gentry and Bruce King”;   


“Kathy Grant Mat Class, including her Cats.”

Flyer:  SF2017 flyer  Registration form:  Registration for J Stacey WS 2017

 info@peakperformancepilates.com        https://peakperformancepilates.com/education/workshops/

Jennifer’s Story: Take this opportunity to study with a Second Generation teacher’s teacher who has been teaching Pilates around the world for 29 years. Jennifer founded one of the first dedicated Pilates facilities in the Bay Area. She was lucky enough to study from Romana, Ron, Kathy and Eve (and other Elders). Ron Fletcher traveled to SF to rehab his shoulder with Jennifer. Kathy Grant took workshops from Jennifer and gave her permission to teach her work. Romana approved her as a Pilates teacher of her work. Jennifer has enjoyed co-teaching and learning from several revered health professionals who inform her teaching, and advance Jennifer’s ability to reveal the intelligence and wonder of Pilates.

Testimonials from workshops Jennifer taught in London 2014: “Thank you for one of the most informative and well taught workshops (March 9th Release the Rib cage).” “Always think of you as the best teacher I have ever met and still hope that you will be coming to London very soon.”    “I really enjoyed your workshops and have spent the last few weeks trying to embed the work into my own teaching and practice. And: my clients have really benefited from this new approach. I really want to learn more from you, so please do let me know whenever you’re in Europe or the UK.  Thank you once again for your truly inspiring workshops!”   “Thank you for the great workshop. I am interested in coming to your retreat in the Algarve in July.”   “Thank you for leading a great workshop. I have been teaching matwork for 10 years, but the workshop made me realise I remain a novice when it come to the traditional work. The experience went some way to me deciding to enroll on a fully comprehensive teacher training course.”     “A joy to meet you and a real treat to have the wonderful input you gave from your decades of experience, thank you!”     “Thank you very much for the amazing workshop and private session.”    “It’s been amazing meeting you, and I feel honored to have had the chance to attend your amazing workshop here in London, and to have had the opportunity to do a private session with you. You are an amazing teacher and I’m very grateful for everything that you have taught me. I hope you will come again to London in the near future.”    “I really enjoyed your detailed analysis of the repertoire, something that I felt was missing from my training and that I have been putting together for myself over time. Hence my ordering all your books!”    “Loved it! Come back again soon ???? !”    “Thank you for today’s workshop in London. Got loads out of it, really inspiring stuff!”  “I hope you will be coming to London soon to do some workshops. That would be amazing.”

Jennifer Stacey will be teaching her scintillating workshop “Squish or Stretch: Optimizing the Stretch reflex in Pilates” at the Pilates Method Alliance 2017 conference in Indian Wells, CA in October.

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Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ Course. Thank you!

Thank you lovely teachers for the fun Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ Course! You are fabulous and incredible Pilates movers!


 

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Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ Course May 5 – 7! 18 PMA CECs

The Leg Pull Back copyright 2015 J Stacey

Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ (IPA™)  Teachers’ Course in Moraga, CA, May 5 – 7! Earn 18  PMA CECs having fun in the sun. It is taught by longtime Pilates Teachers’ teacher Jennifer M. Stacey, MS, 2nd Generation Pilates Teacher, Exercise Physiologist/ Biomechanist. Fri – Sun, May 5 (10 – 5 pm), 6 (10 – 5 pm), 7 (10:30 – 5:30 pm).  It is an exhilarating, fun and challenging way to explore Classic Pilates in, on and by the water.  Find your deep centers immediately.  IPA™ honors Joe and Clara’s system, and his advice to “get as much fresh air as you can, and work in the water.” Become a licensed Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ (IPA™) Teacher and even a licensed  IPA™ Teachers’ educator.

https://peakperformancepilates.com/education/immersion-pilates-aquatics/

Space is limited. Sign up early. For a flyer:   info@peakperformancepilates.com

Take this opportunity to study with Jennifer Stacey, MS, a Second Generation teacher’s teacher who has been teaching Pilates around the world for 29 years. Jennifer founded one of the first dedicated Pilates facilities in the Bay Area. She was lucky enough to study from Romana, Ron, Kathy and Eve (and other Elders). Ron Fletcher traveled to SF to rehab his shoulder with Jennifer. Kathy Grant took workshops from Jennifer and gave her permission to teach her work. Romana approved her as a Pilates teacher of her work. Jennifer has enjoyed co-teaching and learning from several revered health professionals who inform her teaching, and advance Jennifer’s ability to reveal the intelligence and wonder of Pilates.

Rocking, copyright

2015 J Stacey

Testimonials for Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™:
I was lucky to get a chance to experience Jennifer Stacey’s new Pilates in the water. I’ve been practicing Pilates for close to 30 years, and teaching for 20. Feeling the work in the water was an amazing experience. My body was able to organize around the central axis and deeply feel the spinal flexion, extension, twisting and side bending of the work. For some reason the support of the water made it easier to feel the movement originating from the core. I highly recommend this work for anyone at any level to feel the Pilates work as it was intended. – Carol LeMaitre

I had a blast doing Pilates Aquatics™ with Jennifer Stacey! As a Pilates teacher myself, I was amazed by how well Jennifer translated the Classical Pilates exercises to be done in the water. Pilates Aquatics enables you to easily feel your core working, and being in the pool is an especially safe way to exercise. This workout is both fun and challenging for beginning to advanced students of Pilates. – Alicia Stone

Pilates Aquatics was full of “Aha!” moments for me. Doing Pilates in the water provided a slight shift in physics that allowed me to immediately feel the work in a deep way. The exercises felt very accessible, and working out in a pool setting is brilliantly energizing!
– Lawrence Stone

Mat Twist, copyright

2015 J Stacey

The Pilates Aquatics™ was an excellent method of doing Pilates.  What I found was that, despite the fact I have been doing Pilates for over 12 years, Pilates Aquatics™ requires greater effort to do the simplest Pilates exercises correctly which leads to a deeper level of work for the core muscles.  The need for a greater amount of balance due to the board buoyancy seems to exaggerate even the smallest movement, thereby requiring more concentration and doing the exercise correctly.  It is an exercise method I would strongly recommend. – Ken Klein

I have been “Seraped!” I thought I understood the Serape;  the wing – center connection.   But now I really do after a day of IPA™! – SW

IPA™ makes Pilates honest –  Aliccia Ricci

Raisa Back Cadillac underspringSunday, April 30, 12 – 3 pm. 3 PMA CECs.  Pilates from the Wings: Finding the center and wings through alignment of the arm, elbow, forearm, wrist and hand in Pilates. Discover the power of the Scapular Muscles and Serapè. Release the neck and shoulders.   “Inspiring”  “Amazing”.

 Jennifer M. Stacey, MS, PMA-CPT, 2nd Generation Pilates Teacher, Exercise Physiologist/ Biomechanist is finally teaching her internationally renown workshops at San Francisco Peak Performance Pilates.  3 PMA CECs per workshop. “I always think of you as the best teacher I have ever met.” Come join us. A couple of spaces left.

John Skerry. Chest Expansion. copyright 2007 Jennifer Stacey.

Discover the secret to moving from your wings and Serape. Effectively use the two “centers” to enhance performance, prevent and address injuries, back and neck problems. Align your arm, elbow, forearm, wrist, hand and fingers to connect to the armpit and wings while performing Pilates on the Mat and various apparatus.

There are two centers of the body: The cylinder of the trunk and the lower scapular area (“wings”). To recruit the main center (the cylinder) you have to recruit the wings. To recruit the wings you need to align the upper limb. The key to recruiting the trunk and wing centers is correct alignment of the fingers, hand, wrist, forearm, elbow and shoulder.

Martine Curtis Oakes. Rowing Back 1. copyright 2007 Jennifer Stacey.Learn proper hand placement on The Pilates Mat, barres, pedal, handles and straps to promote efficient and centered movement. This enhances performance and places less stress upon the back, neck, shoulders and wrists.

Sunday, June 4, 12 – 3 pm. 3 PMA CECs:

“Addressing bunions (hallux valgus) with Pilates”. 

Flyer:  SF2017 flyer   Registration form:  Registration for J Stacey WS 2017

Discover the magic of Pilates through the teachings of the Pilates Elders, science and biomechanics.

More workshops will be added in the summer.  Topics will include the following:

“Gems from the Elders: Romana Kryzanowska, Kathy Grant, Ron Fletcher, Eve Gentry and Bruce King”;   
“Kathy Grant Mat Class, including her Cats.”

Flyer:  SF2017 flyer  Registration form:  Registration for J Stacey WS 2017

126 Post Street, 3rd fl., SF.       info@peakperformancepilates.com        https://peakperformancepilates.com/education/workshops/

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March Matness: Day 29. The Rocking IPA™

Rocking, copyright 2015 J Stacey

March Matness, Day 29: The Rocking. Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ (IPA™)  

Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ (IPA™)  Teachers’ Course. Moraga, CA, May 5 – 7! Moraga, CA.

Classic Pilates in, on and by the water

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March Matness: Day 26. The Twist IPA™

Mat Twist, copyright 2015 J Stacey

March Matness, Day 26: The Twist. Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ (IPA™)  

Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ (IPA™)  Teachers’ Course. Moraga, CA, May 5 – 7! Moraga, CA.

Classic Pilates in, on and by the water

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March Matness: Day 24. Leg Pull Back IPA™

March Matness, Day 24: Leg Pull Back . Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ (IPA™)  

Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ (IPA™)  Teachers’ Course. Moraga, CA, May 5 – 7! Moraga, CA.

Classic Pilates in, on and by the water

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