Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™

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Enjoy Classic Pilates in a fun, challenging, supportive environment. Become a pioneering Immersion Pilates Aquatics™ Teacher and student. Discover the DRetreat265©Stacey2013newest, most exhilarating form of body-mind conditioning that deeply works your abdominal, shoulder and hip muscles instantly! For information and a flyer contact Jennifer Stacey, MS  info@peakperformancepilates.com 

IPAReverseSwan0472copyright2015JStaceyFollowing Joseph Pilates’ philosophy to “Never fail to get all the sunshine and fresh air you can” ‘and work in the water’, Jennifer Stacey has 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 center. 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.

Rocking, copyright 2015 J Stacey

Imagine carrying the entire line of Pilates’ apparatus in a duffle bag and performing the Classic Repertoire in the sunshine?  It is so exhilarating being able to perform the entire advanced Classic Pilates work, and gymnastics’ skills 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!

Side Leg Kick, copyright 2015 J Stacey

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.  2017: The Moraga, CA Course was held Fri- Sun, May 5 (10 – 5 pm), 6 (10 – 5 pm), 7 (10:30 – 5:30 pm) for 18 PMA CECs. Up Next: Hollywood!!: August/September.  Dates to be announced soon! Miami, FL: dtbd. Sign up early, space is limited.

Mat Twist, copyright 2015 J Stacey

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. $750 plus pool fee ($7 per day (rate subject to change) = $28 max depending on which pool it is located at (1 pool charges a fee, the other does not)).  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.

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Rolling copyright 2015 J Stacey

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.

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 in the East Bay. Carrie Fields in Arizona. Jennifer is offering classes in Moraga on Fridays and Sundays.

 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 courses), CPR certification.

IPA treeside3333 copyImmersion Pilates Aquatics School ran it’s pioneering first course for Pilates Teachers to teach the Immersion Pilates Aquatics™ repertoire in the fall of 2015 in the East Bay and another one in May, 2016.

Future host sites 2017: Moraga, Los Angeles, Miami. In the future: Finland, Italy, Spain, Ukraine, Australia, South Korea. If you are interested in hosting an IPA™ course contact Jennifer info@peakperformancepilates.com

We are excited to be sharing Booth 23 with the revered Marika Molnar (who will be sharing her Parasetter(r))  at the PMA conference in Indian Wells, CA in October, 2017.

Visit our booth!-20booth-arjs8645We 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, Christine 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:jhjfw25

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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 Quilet staratt3369 copyhave 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

HGSLSLS2copyright2015JStacey SLC9550copyright2015JStacey 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     

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

We are introduced in the July/August, 2016 edition of Pilates Style Magazine. A full feature expected in the future!
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2 Responses to Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™

  1. roxanne grazianoguido says:

    I am trying to get moe info but the info link you shared says error. Please email me with more info for the Moraga classes with Jennifer Stacey in May.
    Thank You

    • jennifer says:

      Dear Roxanne,
      I apologize about the problem. Thank you for your interest in Immersion(tm) Pilates Aquatics(tm). I will email you. Thank you.
      Jennifer

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