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PMA Educates: Rotation Station
May 12 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm UTC-7$50 – $65
PMA Educates: Rotation Station
May 12th, 2023 – 11:00am-2:00pm PST / 2:00-5:00pm EST
Time to dust off those rotator discs! This theoretical and embodied experience is focused on giving participants the opportunity to feel and understand the rotator cuff and the deep six lateral rotators of the hip. In this workshop participants review the anatomy of these “rotation stations” in the body and consider how balance and tone in these areas supports increased performance in the Pilates Method. We look at passive mobilization of arm in the shoulder and the leg in the hip. We use small balls to identify and release patterns of tension. We learn the value of isometric activity and examples of isometric, concentric, and eccentric activity for both the rotator cuff and the hip. In the second half of the workshop we apply this understanding to a beautiful and flowing class on the rotator discs. The class includes quadruped, seated, prone, plank, supine, and standing variations that draw from both classical and contemporary Pilates exercises. Participants are recommended to have a theraband, a pinkie ball or other small ball, and a set of rotator discs.
The workshop recording will be made available to registered individuals to view after the session and will expire after 72 hours.
Registration: PMA Members: $50 / Non-members: $65
Attendees of PMA Educates: Rotation Station will receive 3.0 NPCP-CECs.
- Become intimately acquainted with the location, function, and feeling of firing the rotator cuff and the deep six lateral rotators of the hip.
- Learn satisfying and innovative vocabulary on the rotator discs with takeaways for practitioners at all levels.
- Consider how to progress a client in healing and/or strengthening the rotator cuff and deep six rotators through a variety of functional movement strategies.
This PMA Educates workshop sponsored by OPTP.
OPTP has expended an offer to PMA Members of $5 off pairs of the OPTP Pro Rotating Discs
To purchase, visit https://www.optp.com/Pro-Rotating-Discs and use the discount code: ROTATION5. Only valid on SKU #499. Offer expires 5/19/23. Cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions and is not valid at distributor price level.
Jennifer Morley (MFA, NCPT) is the Director of the Drexel Pilates Studio and Teacher Training Program at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is an Associate Teaching Professor, developing and implementing Pilates and other somatic programming in Drexel’s Bachelors of Science degree which focuses on dance as a healing art. Jennifer holds Pilates certifications from Romana Kryzanowska and Karen Carlson (Pineland Pilates), a BA and MFA in dance, and certifications in dynamic flow yoga, community-based learning, dynamic embodiment, and the Franklin Method. Her work has been presented through the National Dance Education Association, International Conference for Somatic Dance, ISMETA, and AAHPERD. Jennifer hosted and co-presented a 3-day Pilates Conference with Gratz Pilates at Drexel University. Her Pilates program has been featured in Pilates Style and Dance Teacher Magazines. She serves on the Pilates Method Alliance education and research committees and the ITTAP council. Her program’s connection with physical therapy programs is featured in the May 2023 issue of Dance Magazine. Her scholarship is highly focused on both existing and emerging embodied practices and the cultures and value systems from which they emerge. Jennifer is dedicated to celebration of all bodies and lived experiences. She seeks excellence in the method for herself, her colleagues, and the client community. Her upcoming book, The Pilates Teacher’s Toolkit, is due for release in 2024.