Breathing skills during CA bad air days

California is sadly plagued with fires and bad air. We hope you can donate to organizations that help the fire victims – SF Chronicle, NY Times, Sacramento Bee list some organizations. Please avoid going outside. If you have to, it is recommended to wear an N95 filter, plus sunglasses (or goggles) and a hat to help the eyes. Breathe through your nose. Run Hepa air filters in your rooms. When you are in the room with the air filtered you can try these breathing skills:

The One Hundred inhaling 5 counts, exhaling at least 10 counts to squeeze the smoky air out.

Blow all of the air out slowly (as if blowing gently on a string), then at the end try to count out loud (speaking). Lie supine for this.

Breathe into the sides and lower back lungs near your kidneys.

Radishes help with inflamed bronchioles.

The liver loves lemon water.  The throat likes ginger tea with fresh ginger.

Avoid all forms of sugar, dairy as these increase inflammation and mucous.

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Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ in Helsinki. Preview of Europe 2019 course!

What a blast we had at the pool (and in the  hotel lobby) in Helsinki. Challenging our centers, elongating while giggling! I look forward to teaching an Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ course in Europe in 2019. Details to be announced. 

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IADMS, Studio Heikki, Helsinki fun

We certainly enjoyed learning and teaching at the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science in Helsinki. The people are amazing, the lectures and workshops scintillating. I was proud to present Kathy Grant’s Cats and Laterals to an enthusiastic class.  Jarmo Ahonen’s lecture (as usual) was enlightening. The Chair Class I taught at Heikki’s studio was fun.

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Great times at Somatic Studio, Helsinki

Thank you, fabulous teachers for the wonderful time teaching at Somatic Studio, Helsinki! I always enjoy being at Somatic.


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Try Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ for free at Scandic Hotel Oct.24-28, Helsinki.

Come have fun in the Scandic Hotel pool with  Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ for free Oct.24 – 28, in Helsinki.  Explore Classic Pilates in, on and by the water. Contact Jennifer Stacey, MS  info@peakperformancepilates.com

“Exhilarating!”  Find your centers immediately.  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.  You can even perform dance using the IPA™ boards to access the centers while you dance.

Leg Pull Back © 2015 J Stacey

 

The Rocking copyright 2015 J Stacey

QR Side Leg Kick©2015 JStacey

Mat Twist, copyright 2015 J Stacey

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J Stacey Workshops, Helsinki, Somatic, IADMS, Oct.

Jennifer Stacey, MS is looking forward to teaching workshops at Somatic Studio in Helsinki, October 23 & 24!  She is excited to teach a Kathy Grant Mat Class at The International Association of Dance Medicine and Science : “Flowing spine with Cats and Laterals”, following the Somatic workshops. Jennifer may be teaching a Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ Course in Helsinki October 20 -22. 18 PMA CECs. Stay tuned. Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ may have an exhibit table at IADMS. Contact Jennifer if you would like a free IPA session at the hotel pool (Scandic) between October 25 – 28. It’s fun!
info@peakperformancepilates.com
Somatic Studio,  Kasarmikatu 36, 00130 Helsinki.      
Registration, information: 
https://www.somaticstudio.com/services/jennifer-stacey/ <https://www.somaticstudio.com/services/jennifer-stacey/>
https://www.somaticstudio.com/koulutukset-kurssit/jennifer-stacey-registration/
  asiakas@somaticstudio.com

Tuesday, October 23.

© 2007 J. Stacey

13 – 16  Classic Reformer Workshop inspired by the Pilates Elders.
Learn the flow, breath, sequencing and transitions of an intermediate/advanced Classic Pilates Reformer class with proper biomechanics. Variations, modifications, cues and images from the Pilates Elders including Kathy Grant, Ron Fletcher, Romana Kryzanowska and Eve Gentry will be presented. For teachers (and advanced clients). Deepen your knowledge and transform yourself in this invigorating workshop! 190 euros

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

© 2007 J. Stacey

16:30 – 17:30 Pilates Mat Class Basic Level. 
Learn the flow, breath, sequencing and transitions of a basic Pilates Mat class with proper biomechanics. Prepare your body for Pilates with some pre-Pilates skills inspired by Moshe Feldenkrais, Physio-synthesis™ and Kathy Grant’s “Before the One Hundred “ Skills. Try the Stretch-Eze®. Variations, modifications, cues and images from the Pilates Elders. Feel released and centered. Open to everyone (teachers & clients). 39 euros

17:45 – 18:45. Pilates Mat Class Intermediate Level.
Learn the flow, breath, sequencing and transitions of an Intermediate Pilates Mat class with proper biomechanics. Perform some pre-Pilates skills (see above). Variations, modifications, cues and images from the Pilates Elders. Feel released and centered. Open to everyone (teachers & clients). 39 euros

© 2010 J. Stacey

19:00 – 20:00. Classic Pilates Mat Class Advanced Level. Learn the flow, breath, sequencing and transitions of an Advanced Classic Pilates Mat class with proper biomechanics. Variations, modifications, cues and images from 4 Pilates Elders. Enjoy the Romana Kryzanowska Transitions. Fabulous fun! Open to everyone (teachers & clients). 39 euros

Wednesday, October 24.

Raisa Punkki. Cadillac underspring teaser. copyright 2010 Jennifer Stacey.

© 2010 J. Stacey

10:00 – 13:00 Pilates from the Wings: Finding Center and wings through alignment of the arm, elbow, forearm, wrist and hand in Pilates. Discover the power of the scapular and Serape muscles. Release the neck and shoulders. Inspiring”   “Awesome” 
Discover the secret to moving from your wings and Serape. Learn to effectively use the 2 “centers” to enhance performance, prevent and address injuries, back and neck problems. Learn to align your arm, elbow, forearm, wrist, hand and fingers to connect to the armpit and

© 2007 J Stacey

wings while performing Pilates. We will review: 1) The anatomy of the spine, scapulae, shoulder, arm, and the muscular “Serape” wrap. 2) The relationship of the two centers, the musculature of the trunk and scapulae, and breathing. 3) The relationship of the hand, wrist, forearm, elbow and arm with the armpit and Serape. 4) The factors of injuries. You will learn: 1) To diminish over-recruitment of the workaholic large muscles, and activate the deep stabilizing postural muscles. 2) Determine if stretch is appropriate or inappropriate. The neuro-reflex pathways and their role in aberrant mechanics and pain. 3) Proper arm, elbow, wrist and hand placement on the Pilates Mat, barres, pedal, handles and straps to promote efficient, centered movement. 4) Pilates skills with proper technique. 5) Pilates’ breathing and skills inspired by Moshe Feldenkrais and Physio-Synthesis™. 129 euros

© 2010 J. Stacey

14:00 – 17:00 Classic Pilates Mat Workshop inspired by the Pilates Elders and Movement Perspectives™ with Romana Kryzanowska transitions. Learn the flow, breath, sequencing and transitions of an advanced Classic Pilates Mat class with proper biomechanics. Variations, modifications, cues and images from the Pilates Elders including Kathy Grant, Ron Fletcher, Romana Kryzanowska and Eve Gentry will be presented. Learn to rotate around the axis of your ears and xiphoid, and open the lower back ribs. Explore the Mat for a deeper workout and understanding. Enjoy the wonders and wisdom of Pilates! 129 euros

17:30 – 18:30 Gems from the Pilates Elders: Eve Gentry and Kathy Grant. Enjoy ingenious movements, breathing skills, and cues of Eve Gentry and Kathy Grant. Many of Eve’s skills are inspired by Moshe Feldenkrais and are phenomenal at addressing neck, shoulder and back problems. The repertoire prepares the body to successfully perform Pilates and other movement forms. You will notice profound changes in your body, such as opening of the shoulders and back, and release of neck tension. 39 euros

Flyer: Helsinki flyer 2018

Jennifer may be teaching a Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ Course in Helsinki October 20 -22. 18 PMA CECs. Stay tuned.  Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ may have an exhibit table at IADMS. Contact Jennifer if you would like a free session at the hotel pool (Scandic) between October 25 – 28.

Leg Pull Back © 2015 J Stacey

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Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ Class Moraga Country Club Fridays 1pm

We are thrilled to  be starting a Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ Class at Moraga Country Club, Fridays at 1 pm for MCC members.  Starting September 14!  Space limited to 5 people.

Enhance your strength, flexibility, balance and coordination while playing in and by the water! Discover the newest, most exhilarating body/mind conditioning that deeply works your abdominal, shoulder, back and hip muscles.  Open your shoulders and hips, lengthen your spine, flatten your stomach.

Enjoy MCC's new Immersion Pilates Aquatics Class beginning on Friday, September 14th at 1pm!

Posted by Moraga Club on Wednesday, September 5, 2018

QR Side Leg Kick©2015 JStacey

Rocking, copyright 2015 J Stacey

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Fabulous workshop with Dr. Gotz Lehle

What a fantastic workshop Dr. Gotz Lehle taught yesterday!    The Diaphragm  – Psoas – Pelvic Floor and their connections in the body”

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Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ Class fun

Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ Class fun in the sun!

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BBC.com article on the Pelvic Floor

Article on the Mystery of the Pelvic floor from BBC.

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20180717-the-pelvic-floor-is-still-a-mystery-in-anatomy

Come learn more about the pelvic floor, Diaphragm and Psoas in this fascinating workshop by Dr. Gotz Lehle.  August 24, 3- 7 pm.

Dr. Gotz Lehle workshop: The Diaphragm, Psoas, Pelvic Floor & their connections in the body. 8/24/18

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