Enjoy Classic Pilates in, on and by the water, in a fun, challenging, supportive environment. Become a pioneering Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ Teacher and student. Discover the newest, most exhilarating form of body-mind conditioning that deeply works your abdominal, shoulder and hip muscles instantly! For information and a flyer contact Jennifer M Stacey, MS firstname.lastname@example.org
Following Joseph Pilates’ philosophy to “Never fail to get all the sunshine and fresh air you can” ‘and work in the water’, Jennifer Stacey created the Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ School to educate teachers on teaching the Classic Pilates repertoire in the water, using a patented device she invented. It is fun, challenging and supportive! The wiggle of the water adds an extra proprioceptive challenge that makes you instantly access the centers. The support of the water allows you to learn the advanced repertoire earlier, even if you have injuries. IPA™ deepens your understanding and cueing of Pilates. Learn the images, cues and wisdom of the Pilates Elders.
Imagine carrying the entire line of Pilates’ apparatus in a backpack and performing the Classic Repertoire in the sunshine? It is exhilarating being able to perform the entire advanced Classic Pilates work, while challenging the center and supporting the body (it is appropriate for beginners and people with injuries as well). We have been introduced in Pilates Style Magazine July/August, 2016 edition!
Advance your Pilates teaching in the studio. Expand your opportunities to teach Pilates (outside, at retreats, at pools, clubs, HOAs, client’s pools, etc). Enhance your knowledge of Classic Pilates while outside, in a beautiful setting! Become a licensed Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ (IPA™) Teacher and even a licensed IPA™ Teachers’ Educator. Earn 18 PMA CECs. The Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ (IPA™) Teachers’ Course is taught by Jennifer M. Stacey, MS, Exercise Physiologist /Biomechanist, 2nd Generation Pilates Teacher, a Teachers’ teacher who has being teaching Pilates worldwide since 1989. “I always think of Jennifer as the best teacher I have ever met.” “Jennifer is a brilliant Teachers’ Teacher.”
“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 feel IPA™ will be the future of water exercise or at least a wonderful addition to fitness in the water.” RH, General Manager, Moraga Country Club.
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 first IPA™ course in Europe will be announced soon (Italy or France)! Earn 18 PMA CECs. More IPA™ courses: Maui, Hawaii.
Explore Classic Pilates with Jennifer M. Stacey, MS, Second Generation Pilates Teacher, Exercise Physiologist/ Biomechanist. Learn the images, cues and wisdom of the Pilates Elders. Email Jennifer if you are interested in taking Pilates sessions in a Pilates studio in Europe, including a Kathy Grant class. If you would like Jennifer to teach at your studio in Europe, please contact Jennifer. Details coming. For an application to the IPA™ course. email@example.com General information packet:IPACert2018
Sign up early, space is limited in all IPA™ courses (6 – 8 people maximum).
2018: Future courses dtbd: Moraga and Mill Valley, CA fall. Maui, Hawaii. Helsinki, Finland (October 2018). 2019: Japan. Melbourne, Australia. Miami, FL. France. Greece. Spain. Italy. Palm Springs. Moraga: dtbd. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Moraga 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: $750 plus pool fee ($10 per day (rate subject to change) depending on which pool it is located at). The Europe price tbd. 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! There will also be an abbreviated course for Physical Therapists and Fitness professionals.
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.”
If you would like to take an IPA™ class, the following teachers are available to teach you: San Francisco – Quilet Rarang; in Oakland – Alicia Ricci; in Moraga – Jennifer Stacey, MS. Wisconsin: Susan Whipp. Marta Serra Marti, Faye Stevenson, Vanessa Lind, Gaby Diskin in the East Bay. Kathryn Peters, Lelia Parma, and soon Eleanor Singleton in Los Angeles. Carrie Fields in Arizona. Jennifer is offering classes in Moraga on Fridays and Sundays. Please contact Jennifer if you are interested in attending an IPA™ class.
Pre-requisites for the full IPA™ course: 1-3 years of Teaching Classic Pilates on all apparatus. Comprehensive Pilates Certificate of completion. It is presumed the teacher fully understands the complete system that Joseph and Clara Pilates designed. Anatomy, biomechanics, kinesiology aptitude. Swimming aptitude. Water Safety (Red Cross offers short online courses), CPR certification.
Future host sites: Future: Italy, England, France, South Korea, Japan. If you are interested in hosting an IPA™ course contact Jennifer: email@example.com
Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ FUN at the Pilates Method Alliance Conference in Indian Wells! Thank you Marta for your fantastic teaching and work. Thank you everyone for playing (and laughing) in the pool. Thank you for all who attended my workshop Stretch or Squish, and demonstrators Katya and Junko. See our beautiful “office” below.
We were excited to share Booth 23 with the revered Marika Molnar ( her Parasetter(r)) at the PMA conference in Indian Wells, CA in October, 2017. Many wonderful people had a Free IPA session at the PMA conference pool! We closed the pool out at 11:15 pm!
We had a booth (27) at the Pilates Method Alliance in Arizona in October, 2016. It was exciting to be debuting IPA™. Thank you Alicia Ricci for helping. We had a blast sharing the fun in the pool with Jillian Hessel, Suzanne Reiman, Jan Dunn, Pam Khoury, Kristine Ngo, Liz Chroman and many others! Thank you everyone for coming by and trying it at the booth. We now have people signing up for the Moraga, Southern California and Miami courses for 2017. Thank you Anna Alvarez for offering to host the Miami course. Here are some pictures of the lovely Jillian Hessel:
What people are saying about Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™:
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
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
I 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
It 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