Author: joan

Last Teacher Training Weekend!

We’re done! (well, sort of) On the Friday night of the final training weekend, Tanis tosses the teacher-trainees (TTs) into the pool – but only metaphorically. Several unfamiliar bodies show up for impromptu one-on-one lessons and the trainees must assess, program and teach –without consulting their manuals! Showing nerves only for a minute, each performs…

Weekend 8 Teacher Training: Swans, Monkeys and Parakeets, oh my!

In this penultimate weekend, the Teacher Trainees are excited to tackle even more challenging progression in the vast Pilates repertoire. Tanis has customized a manual of Chair and Cadillac exercises geared to our current abilities and teaching level, equally good for self-practice and teaching advanced clients. Since illustrations or photos don’t always do justice to…

Weekend 7 & more: metamorphosis

It’s springtime and true-to-form, the trainees are metamorphosing into teachers. Even the ones who came later to Pilates have surpassed all expectations (and me) – so there really must be something in the adage that to learn something, you should teach it. Even though these trainees are varied in their teaching styles, they are all…