Virtue and Moir skaters

Virtue and Moir from Canada are exquisite. Every actor, dancer and performer should watch their performance. Their dynamics, interaction, focus levels, projection, relationship, presence, musicality, etc plus they are incredible athletes!

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Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™. Moraga, CA. April 20-22. 18 PMA CECs.


Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ course.
 Moraga, CA.  April 20 – 22.  10 – 5 pm. Earn 18 PMA CECs. Classic Pilates in, on and by the water. Learn the images, cues and wisdom of the Pilates Elders. “Exhilarating!”

Leg Pull Back © 2015 J Stacey

More IPA™ courses: Barcelona, Spain. May 18 – 20.  Colorado, March. Maui, Hawaii, summer.  Helsinki, Finland; October (Pilates workshops, Sessions & IPA™). Jennifer may also be teaching Pilates sessions in Barcelona.

“I got a thousand hours of information from the 18 hour course.” KP     “With every experience of Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ I learn new insights that directly transfer to teaching in the studio. I’m falling in love with Pilates all over again, it’s great!”   FS

Details coming. Sign up early, space is limited. IPAApril18flyer info@peakperformancepilates.com.  Explore Classic Pilates with Jennifer M. Stacey, MS, Second Generation Pilates Teacher, ExercisePhysiologist/Biomechanist. Flyer

Mat Twist, copyright 2015 J Stacey

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.  The course reviews the following: a Movement Perspectives™ lecture, and Pilates in, on or above the water, approximately: 5 -6 hours each of The Reformer, Mat, and Chairs Repertoire, 2 hours of Cadillac repertoire, Ped-u-pol, Barrels, etc.  Moraga course: $750 plus pool fee. ($7 per day (rate subject to change) depending on which pool it is located at (1 pool charges a fee, the other does not)).  Includes: comprehensive, detailed manual ($90 value), workout cards, and more. Discounts on the IPA™ board kit, supplies and Peak Performance Pilates manuals. Price for out of town courses tbd.
Learn how to safely perform and teach each Pilates skill, plus the following: Movement Perspectives™, Performance, Biomechanics Modification, Variations, Sequencing, Transitions, Levels, Benefits, Challenges specific to water, Contra-indications. Similarities and differences with the Pilates apparatus vs water, Spotting each skill. Cues and skills from the Pilates Master Elders.

Becoming a licensed IPA™ teacher includes education support, free continuing education, advertising and advertising materials, referrals, support and the joy of teaching Pilates in the water!

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

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

Side Leg Kick, © 2015 J Stacey

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

IPA™ makes Pilates honest –  Aliccia Ricci

Testimonials from Pilates workshops Jennifer taught in London:

“Thank you for one of the most informative and well taught workshops (March 9th Release the Rib cage… ) I have attended this year.” “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 workshopI 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.” 

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Barcelona, Spain. June. Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ course, studio Pilates sessions.

Leg Pull Back © 2015 J Stacey

Exciting News! Barcelona, Spain. June. Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ course. The first IPA™ course in Europe! Earn 18 PMA CECs. Classic Pilates in, on and by the water. 20 minutes north of Barcelona, on the beach! At the beautiful Club Nàutic El MASNOU. + Pilates sessions.
More IPA™ courses: April 20 – 22 Moraga, California.          Colorado, March.
Maui, Hawaii, summer.  Helsinki, Finland; October (Pilates workshops, Sessions & IPA™). Jennifer may also be teaching Pilates sessions in Barcelona.

Details coming. Sign up early, space is limited. info@peakperformancepilates.com.  Explore Classic Pilates with Jennifer M. Stacey, MS, Second Generation Pilates Teacher, ExercisePhysiologist/Biomechanist. Learn the images, cues and wisdom of the Pilates Elders. Email Jennifer if you are interested in taking sessions, including a Kathy Grant class. If you would like Jennifer to teach at your studio in Spain, please contact Jennifer.

“I got a thousand hours of information from the 18 hour course.” KP     “With every experience of Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ I learn new insights that directly transfer to teaching in the studio. I’m falling in love with Pilates all over again, it’s great!”   FS

Mat Twist, copyright 2015 J Stacey

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.  The course reviews the following: a Movement Perspectives™ lecture, and Pilates in, on or above the water, approximately: 5 -6 hours each of The Reformer, Mat, and Chairs Repertoire, 2 hours of Cadillac repertoire, Ped-u-pol, Barrels, etc.

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

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

Side Leg Kick, © 2015 J Stacey

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

IPA™ makes Pilates honest –  Aliccia Ricci

Testimonials from Pilates workshops Jennifer taught in London:

“Thank you for one of the most informative and well taught workshops (March 9th Release the Rib cage… ) I have attended this year.” “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 workshopI 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.” 

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Exciting Pilates workshops, IPA™ courses Barcelona, May. Helsinki, October.

© 2007 J Stacey

Exciting news! Jennifer M. Stacey, MS, 2nd generation Pilates Teacher, is returning to Europe. There are several Pilates workshops, sessions and Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ Courses planned: The 2nd – 4th week of May in Barcelona, Spain (IPA™: May 18 – 20).  Helsinki, Finland around the week of October 25.

Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ (IPA™). Earn 18 PMA CECs

Leg Pull Back © 2015 J Stacey

having fun exploring Classic Pilates in, on and by the water. It is taught by longtime international Pilates Teachers’ Teacher Jennifer M. Stacey, MS, 2nd Generation Pilates Teacher, ExercisePhysiologist/Biomechanist.      “I got a thousand hours of information from the 18 hour course.” KP     “With every experience of Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ I learn new insights that directly transfer to teaching in the studio. I’m falling in love with Pilates all over again, it’s great!”   FS


Other Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ Courses planned in 2018 includes Moraga, CA (April 20-22 or 27-29)Maui, Hawaii (early summer);  Kona, HI; Colorado (March); Miami, FL; Melbourne, Australia; Japan.  IPA™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/

Testimonials from Pilates workshops Jennifer taught in London:

“Thank you for one of the most informative and well taught workshops (March 9th Release the Rib cage… ) I have attended this year.” “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 workshopI 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.” 

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J. Stacey’s Pilates Class Wednesdays, 2 pm, SF

Alex Siragusa, Jennifer Stacey. Sit Twist. copyright 2007 Jennifer Stacey.

Alex Siragusa, Sit Twist. copyright 2007 Jennifer Stacey.

Attend invigorating classes from a reputable 2nd Generation Pilates Teacher and learn Pilates elders’ cues, images and skills. Jennifer Stacey, MS, is teaching an intermediate/advanced Pilates class in the SF Peak Performance Pilates Studio on Wednesdays 2 pm. Join this exciting class, challenge your body and advance your Pilates Method knowledge and repertoire! Learn the essential biomechanical details that help you master the Pilates Method, get a much deeper workout and and tools to help your clients. A fun way to mentor a second generation teacher whom teachers say “has so much knowledge to share.”

Jennifer is an internationally renown second generation Pilates Teachers’ Teacher, exercise physiologist and biomechanist, author, inventor. She has been teaching teachers  for 29 years worldwide, and was lucky to study (befriend and host) many Pilates Elders including Romana, Kathy, Ron and Eve. Peak Performance Pilates was one of the first dedicated Pilates studios in the Bay Area.  Jennifer is also available to teach Skype sessions if you are not located in the Bay Area. She will be teaching workshops and sessions in Australia, Spain, France and Finland in 2018, as well as offering Immersion(tm) Pilates Aquatics(tm) courses in Moraga, Hawaii, Barcelona, Cannes, Helsinki, Australia.

info@peakperformancepilates.com

 

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Counter the cold with extension 2!

Bob Hall. Jennifer Stacey. Prone Press. copyright 2007 Jennifer Stacey

Bob Hall. Prone Press. copyright 2007 Jennifer Stacey

The cold causes the body to contract forward, tensing the abdominals and diaphragm. We need to perform extension throughout the day to open up the front.

Lie on your stomach, your elbows directly below your shoulders. Pull down and back with the elbows, drawing down the scapulae. Roll your collar bones and sternum up and forwards.  Breathe into the the top of your stomach.

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Counter the cold with extension!

When it is cold we tend to curl forwards to stay warm. This causes excess tension in abdominal region and diaphragm.  To open up the diaphragm and front of your body perform extension throughout your day. The next few blogs will describe some movements you can try.  The first one:

If you are sitting at your desk:  Place your elbows and forearms on the desk. Inhale, Press down onto the desk, draw your scapulae down, lift and roll your collarbones and sternum up. Your body lifts up and over your scapulae. Glide the eyes up the wall.   Reach up through the crown of your head.  Do not drop your head back.  You should still be able to speak. Exhale, take an extra breath up there. Then retreat.  Repeat 3X.  Perform several times a day.

You can do this skill standing with your hands on a ledge, countertop or anything solid.

Enjoy!

Quilet Rarang and Alicia Ricci perform the Immersion(tm) Pilates Aquatics(tm) versions.

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Happy Holidays!

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Amazing results!

A client with a painful hip came into the studio with a gait stride length of about 4 inches.  After the session her stride was over one 15″! She was elated and her pain greatly diminished!  Pilates is phenomenal…..The client performed the following: Eve Gentry’s side shoulder and hip clocks, lower leg lift (side lying), Side Leg Kick (modified). Jennifer did the “side hug” (squishing – decompressing the stretch reflex – which was presented at the PMA in October)”.  Side lower back breathing. Para-setter(r) repertoire.  Supine One Leg Spring and Supine Arm Springs.

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Seasons Greetings

Seasons Greetings
May your New Year be filled with peace,
laughter, exploration and perfect health!

Feliz Año Nuevo, Bonne Année, Buon Anno, Feliz Ano Novo,
Gelukkig Nieuwjaar, Glückliches Neues Jahr,
Onnellista uutta vuotta, Gott Nytt År

Best wishes,
Jennifer M. Stacey, MS
Peak Performance Pilates
Workshops, Skype sessions
Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™
Classic Pilates in and on the water!

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