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PMA Educates: Embodied Planking Workshop
December 12, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-7$35 – $50
PMA Educates: Embodied Planking – Align, Strengthen, Breathe
December 12th, 2023 at 2:00pm PST / 5:00pm EST
Embark on a transformative journey with Kelli Workman as we delve into a three-dimensional approach to plank exercises. Uncover principles of alignment and awareness for a pain-free experience, focusing on improving endurance and full-body connection. Throughout the workshop, engage in plank assessments to pinpoint your optimal body positioning. Not all planks are alike; we’ll emphasize areas of strength and identify ways to increase that support base, as well as highlight areas of ease to help enhance fluid movement. We will also explore the intricacies of breath, understanding its role in helping you discover your embodied plank.
Workshop Learning Objectives
- New Awareness/Perspective: Gain a fresh perspective on planks, understanding them from a three-dimensional viewpoint.
- Tools for Assessment: Acquire practical tools to assess form, identify missed connections, and address over-recruitment or weaknesses.
- Fundamental Exercises: Master fundamental exercises and approaches to plank workouts.
- Stronger Bodies: Leave with a stronger, more resilient body, equipped with the knowledge to optimize plank performance.
Workshop Registration is PMA Members: $35 / Non-members: $50
Attendees of this PMA Educates Virtual Workshop will receive 2.0 NPCP-CECs. Workshop recording will be made available for registrants to view for up to 1 week following the live session.
Kelli Workman, a native of Arizona and graduate of the Fletcher Pilates Comprehensive Program, brings over two decades of Pilates teaching experience to her craft. Having made a mark at esteemed institutions like Miraval Resort and Spa and Body Works Pilates, Kelli is well-regarded in the Pilates community. In 2020, she made a significant move to New York City, where she currently teaches at Bridge Pilates under Blossom Leilani Crawford. She also collaborates with Physical Therapists at ActiveCare Physical Therapy, working closely with Karena Woo.
As a faculty member for Fletcher Pilates, Kelli has taught both the Foundational and Professional-level Pilates Programs. She developed a mentor teaching program for new instructors and has assisted in preparing students for presentations at the Pilates Method Alliance, including co-teaching for the PMA Pilates 4 Youth program. Beyond her contributions to Pilates, Kelli has over 25 years of experience as a performing artist, holding roles as a director, choreographer, and multi-disciplinary performer.
Her extensive background as a dance teacher, incorporating pre-Pilates exercises to enhance students’ dance training and overall well-being, reflects her holistic approach. Holding a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Kelli brings a unique perspective to her somatic focus in movement. Recognized for her personable, focused, and rigorous teaching style, Kelli seamlessly translates her expertise across various platforms, including virtual classes on Zoom. As she continues to refine her mastery of teaching techniques and physical cues, Kelli is equally dedicated to fostering a sense of culture and community within her Pilates practice.