Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™, Pilates Workshops, Rome, Italy, July 12-14

Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ course.  July 12 – 14, Rome, Italy! Rome Forum Sports Center.   18 PMA CECs.

A rare opportunity to study Pilates from Jennifer M. Stacey, MS, 2nd generation Pilates Teachers’ Teacher, in a Small Group setting. Learn cues and wisdom from several Master Elder Pilates Teachers. Jennifer, an Exercise Physiologist, Biomechanist, Author has been teaching Pilates worldwide for 30 years. She was lucky to study from Romana Kryzanowska, Kathy Grant, Ron Fletcher, and Eve Gentry (and other Elders).

A fun, exhilarating, challenging way to explore Classic Pilates in, on and by the water. Enhance your teaching and knowledge of Pilates in the Studio and outside. Advance your opportunities to teach Pilates. Space is limited to 10 students. Sign up early!

Jennifer M. Stacey, MS will also be teaching Studio Pilates Workshops in Rome! Stay tuned.  

Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ course in Moraga, CA Spring and October. Stay tuned.

“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  

“I always think of Jennifer as the best teacher I have ever met.”    

“Jennifer is a brilliant Teachers’ Teacher.”

info@peakperformancepilates.com             http://peakperformancepilates.com/education/immersion-pilates-aquatics/

Rome flyer: IPARome19flyer

Information packet:IPACert2019

Moraga flyer: IPAMoraga19flyer

If you would like to host an IPA, or Studio Pilates Workshops, contact Jennifer at the above email.            All photos ©2015 J Stacey


QR Side Leg Kick©2015 JStacey

 

Leg Pull Back © 2015 J Stacey

Rocking © 2015 J Stacey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was lucky to get a chance to experience Jennifer Stacey’s new Pilates in the water. I
have 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

HGdls2100copyright2015JStacey 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

HGSLSLS2copyright2015JStaceySLC9550copyright2015JStacey copyI worked on the swim board during the retreat in Italy, that was organized by Jennifer  Stacey. I think the swim board is an important invention. The Pilates exercises on the swim board were easily adapted to my own capabilities / limitations. During the specific Pilates exercise organized to perform in the water is the upward force your
friend and your challenge. (That was very funny). Great results in a short period of time. After the first class, my neck and shoulders felt connected to the rest of my body. I believe that it is very important that during class we experienced great fun together. And certainly not in the last place, “Pilates on a Pilates Aquatics board™” is a mindful activity. I had to concentrate to keep the board under control and do the exercise properly. So I it was impossible for me ‘during the exercises to make my shopping list in my head. – Pam Garcia

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

Shirley Archer (Pilates Teacher) wrote an article for IDEA Fitness Journal in May 2017: Water Fitness: The Science behind the Splash. P. 36 – 44. She states several studies. “Experts agree that water fitness is positioned for significant growth owing to changing demographics, improved equipment options and greater public awareness.”  “A new era of water fitness is here.” “Mounting research on the benefits of Aquatics Exercise supporting the claim that it helps people of all ages and ability levels.”

2018: Aquatics Exercise had the highest spike growth in exercise.

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March Matness: The Teaser

March Matness: The Teaser

Lift the lower back ribs – anchor the top of psoas to the top of the back of the wall. Lifted “U” position. Head in line with gravity.  Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™.

Alex Siragusa. Reverse Swan Teaser. copyright 2007 Jennifer Stacey.

© 2007 J Stacey

© 2007 J Stacey

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March Matness: Side Leg Kick

Side Leg Kick, ©2015 J Stacey

March Matness Side Leg Kick. Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ (IPA™)  

Classic Pilates in, on and by the water

Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ (IPA™)  Teachers’ Course. Rome, Italy. July 12 – 14. Rome Forum Sports Center, warm indoor aquatics pool.

Moraga, CA, spring/summer & fall. stay tuned!

A rare opportunity to study with a Second Generation Pilates Teachers’ Teacher in a small group setting.

info@peakperformancepilates.com

RP Side Leg Kick ©2010 J Stacey

When performing the Side Leg Kick reach the leg long along the wall (the wall the bottom of the foot is facing). Freedom of the leg around a silent hip. Reach through the crown of the head.  Please make sure your head is in line with the spine.  Either the waist is up, or the head is down on a head pad, pillow or arm.

QR Side Leg Kick©2015 J Stacey

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March Matness: The Scissors

RP Scissors, © 2007 J. Stacey

March Matness: The Scissors

Slide your right leg along the ceiling away from your nose. Reach your left leg up to the ceiling.

Chest away from your chin. Try to keep the scapulae on the ground.

You can practice on The Spine Corrector, Arc or Foam Roller.

 

 

Pictures from Jennifer Stacey’s Peak Performance Pilates Manuals: Movement Perspectives™, Teaching the Reformer Repertoire, Roller Play, Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ and soon to be published Mat Repertoire, and Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ manual. https://peakperformancepilates.com/store/

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Fun at first Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ class of the year

Our first Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ (IPA™) class this year. Great fun!



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March Matness: Neck Pull

March Matness: Neck Pull

©2007 J Stacey

©2007 J Stacey

 

 

 

 

 

Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ (IPA™)  

Classic Pilates in, on and by the water.

Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ (IPA™)  Course. July 12 – 14. Rome, Italy.  Moraga, CA spring, summer, to be announced. Stay tuned!

“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

Sign up early, space is limited. info@peakperformancepilates.com.

Pictures from Jennifer Stacey’s Peak Performance Pilates Manuals: Movement Perspectives™, Teaching the Reformer Repertoire, Roller Play, Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ and soon to be published Mat Repertoire, and Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ manual. https://peakperformancepilates.com/store/

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March Matness: Double Leg Kick

© 2007 J Stacey

© 2007 J Stacey

© 2007 J Stacey

© 2007 J Stacey

© 2007 J Stacey

March Matness: Double Leg Kick.

Joseph Pilates had an apparatus – it had a small spring with a handle on one end, and a loop on the other end. You held the handle in one hand, the loop was on the foot.  You had one on each side. On the Double Leg Kick:  you stretch the legs, which takes the hands back down towards the feet, which slide the scapulae down, which rolls the collarbones forward and up, and the eyes roll forward and up (around the ears). Follow the leader! (“legs – hands- shoulder blades- collar bones – eyes”).   Other cues:  You have a snowball under your belly. Keep your belly off of the snowball the entire time. Exhale, kick the legs 3X, legs zipped, pelvis still. Inhale into the sides of the lungs as the hands slide down.  Do not over rotate your elbows.  If you see the picture of Joseph Pilates performing the DLK his legs and hands are reaching backwards in a straight line.

Pictures from Jennifer Stacey’s Peak Performance Pilates Teaching manuals. https://peakperformancepilates.com/store/

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March Matness: Single Leg Kick

March Matness, Day 13: Single Leg Kick. Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ (IPA™)  

Classic Pilates in, on and by the water.
Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ (IPA™)
 Course. July 12 – 14 Rome, Italy. Moraga, CA, tbd. Stay tuned!  

“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

Sign up early, space is limited. info@peakperformancepilates.com.

RP SLK © 2007 J Stacey

Raisa Punkki ©2010 J Stacey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pictures from Jennifer Stacey’s Peak Performance Pilates Manuals: Movement Perspectives™, Teaching the Reformer Repertoire, Roller Play, Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ and soon to be published Mat Repertoire, and Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ manual. https://peakperformancepilates.com/store/

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March Matness: The Swan

March Matness, Day 12: Swan. Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ (IPA™)  

Classic Pilates in, on and by the water.

Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ (IPA™)  Course. July 12 – 14. Rome, Italy.  Moraga, CA dtbd.

“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

Sign up early, space is limited. info@peakperformancepilates.com.

RP Swan © 2007 JStacey

RP Swan2 © 2007 JStacey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pictures from Jennifer Stacey’s Peak Performance Pilates Manuals: Movement Perspectives™, Teaching the Reformer Repertoire, Roller Play, Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™, and soon to be published Mat Repertoire. https://peakperformancepilates.com/store/

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March Matness: The Saw

March Matness: The Saw

To avoid what Romana would call “Paddle Boating” your feet during The Saw; place Moon Boxes or head pads on your feet.  If your feet move, the boxes fall over. This will teach you to turn from your spine, and not your hips.


 

 

 

 

Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ (IPA™)  

Classic Pilates in, on and by the water.

Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ (IPA™)  Course in Rome, Italy July 12 – 14.  Moraga, CA to be determined.

info@peakperformancepilates.com

Pictures from Jennifer Stacey’s Peak Performance Pilates Manuals: Movement Perspectives™, Teaching the Reformer Repertoire, Roller Play, Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ and soon to be published Mat Repertoire. https://peakperformancepilates.com/store/

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