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.

Space is limited. Sign up early. For a flyer:

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.

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