“Addressing bunions (hallux valgus) with Pilates”
Jennifer Stacey, MS, Exercise Physiologist/Biomechanist, Second Generation Pilates Teacher, CPT-PMA
Addressing 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.
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”;
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.