Pilates On Tour®, Atlanta

October 4 - 6, 2024

Extra Early Bird Pricing • Use code at checkout: POTAtlantaEEB

Balanced Body is bringing Pilates On Tour® to the vibrant heart of downtown Atlanta! With internationally acclaimed presenters, our workshops will elevate your practice, deepen your understanding of movement and anatomy, and explore innovative class programming for clients of all abilities.

Pilates On Tour is designed to build a strong community through high-quality continuing education and fun group gatherings that bring us all together. Our keynote speaker, Vicki Clark, will dive into inclusive leadership, helping each of us discover the leader within. In Atlanta, we will also have a very special group movement experience to raise awareness for breast cancer research. This is one Pilates professional event you don’t want to miss!


Schedule at a glance

October 4, 2024

  • 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    Registration
  • 7:30 AM - 8:15 AM
    Workouts (Drop-In)
  • 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
    Keynote
  • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Morning Workshops
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Lunch
  • 1:15 PM - 1:45 PM
    Demos and Movement Opportunities (Drop-In)
  • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Afternoon Workshops
  • 5:15 PM - 6:00 PM
    An Evening of Mindful Movement (Drop-In)
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Networking Cocktail Reception
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Schedule

October 4, 2024

  • Keynote

    8:30 AM - 9:15 AM

    • Pilates, from the Man with a Studio on 8th Ave in NYC to a World-Wide Phenomenon

      Join Ken Endelman and he takes you on a journey from the infancy of the Pilates methodology, Contrology, to contemporary times where Pilates is now a household name.  

    • Morning Workshops

      9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

      • Advanced Movement Principles: Understanding Rotation

        Rotational imbalances are often a source of physical limitations as well as low back pain. Drawn from Advanced Movement Principles: The Low Back, this workshop takes a deep and detailed look at assessing and improving rotational imbalances in the core. We begin with a series of exercises for assessing rotation and creating clarity about possible root causes and potential movement strategies. Once the patterns are clear, we move on to cueing strategies and strength and mobility exercises to bring the body closer to balance. Let’s dive in! 

        • Equipment: Full Pilates Equipment Suite
        • Appropriate for: Comprehensively trained Pilates instructors, Experienced Instructors
        • Workshop Level: Advanced
      • Free to Feel, Free to Heal

        How can we manage and release stress before it causes us physical and emotional harm? In Free to Feel, Free to Heal, we will reflect upon the experiences that shape who we are today and how we connect to ourselves and others. We’ll also explore the powerful connections between our minds, bodies, and emotions as we embark on a movement journey toward finding wholeness. By taking the focus away from making external shapes and moving “the right way” and directing it inward toward conscious inquiry of our personal felt experiences, we will learn to better understand our needs so that we can be our truest, most illuminated selves – no matter what life throws at us.

        • Equipment: Mat
        • Appropriate for: All instructors
        • Workshop Level: Beginner
      • Magnify Your “Scope”- Pilates Tools for Hip & Knee Restrictions

        What is our “scope” of work and how do we lean into movement and the practice of Pilates to create an environment rich and ripe for supporting the person in front of us. Join Christine Crooks and discover ways to maximize your teacher/client relationship to create endless possibilities. In this workshop we will utilize the reformer to explore ways to make movement accessible and to support the healing process specifically for clients with limitations of the hips and knees.

        • Equipment: Reformers with Towers
        • Appropriate for: Comprehensively trained Pilates instructors
        • Workshop Level: Intermediate
      • Neuro Aerobics: Adding Brain Training to Pilates

        We all know that exercise improves so much within our physical body. From a better looking exterior, to pain mitigation, well “oiled” joints and more, Pilates-based movement is most certainly a fundamental need for a well lived life! Did you know that boosting neurogenesis through neuro aerobics and neuro plasticity is just as important? Join me in this workshop and learn simple ways to take yourself, clients and classes through strategies and games to impact and improve brain health!

        • Equipment: Reformers
        • Appropriate for: Reformer instructors
        • Workshop Level: Intermediate
      • Building the TEASER in the System

        The teaser is such an emblematic Pilates exercise and almost everyone can throw their legs up in a teaser and take that perfect photo. But how many of your clients can do a truly good one? Harness the power in the Pilates system and you will find the power in the Teaser. Ilaria will break down the exercise, you will explore the elusive balance point and different ways and options to introduce the teaser utilizing all the Pilates system has to offer. Come and experience the teaser like never before!

        • Equipment: Contrology Equipment Suite
        • Appropriate for: Comprehensively trained Pilates instructors, Classical Pilates instructors
        • Workshop Level: Intermediate
      • Shoulder 360⁰

        Creating strength and balance of the upper body in our Pilates environment involves understanding the structure and anatomy of the shoulder complex, the relationship of the shoulder girdle with the trunk, and the shoulder joint itself. Join Joy and Nicky and take a 360⁰ journey around the shoulder. In this fun, quick paced workshop you will apply exercises to the anatomy and discover through exercise application how muscle, bone, and connective tissue work together to give the dynamic shoulder its strength and functionality. 

        • Equipment: Mat
        • Appropriate for: All instructors
        • Workshop Level: Beginner
    • Afternoon Workshops

      2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

      • Form & Function: From the Manual to the Movement

        Shapes, images, videos, and manuals are great learning tools, yet honing and harnessing your ability to set up, move in real time, and coach simultaneously is critical to designing and successfully delivering class formats that keep your students returning time and time again. In this workshop, we will play with coaching drills to help you untether yourself from the shape in the manual and joyfully explore moving and training the mover(s) in front of you. You will walk away with creative flows to add to your classes and the tools to make an impact on both their lives AND your teaching!

        • Equipment: Full Pilates Equipment Suite
        • Appropriate for: Comprehensively trained Pilates instructors
        • Workshop Level: Intermediate
      • Pilates on 8

        We all know that Pilates is amazing, but for many it may not be accessible, or worse, it may be intimidating. Learn how to use music and varied tempos to bring Pilates to everyone. Pilates on the count of 8 is a mat meets functional fitness workshop that will give you options on how to introduce Pilates to broader communities and will teach you how to create a variety of movements and patterns that take Pilates off the mat and into an exercise that inspire fun, curiosity and general sense of exploration. 

        • Equipment: Mat
        • Appropriate for: All instructors
        • Workshop Level: Beginner
      • The Sacral Keystone

        A keystone is a central stone at the summit of an arch, locking the whole together. The Sacrum acts as the keystone of the pelvis and supporting structure of the spine. Without the sacrum, we would collapse into a pile of bones. In this workshop we explore how the stability and mobility of the sacrum affects our entire structure. Learn how to assess and cue clients to control weight through their pelvis for better alignment, balance, and strength.

        • Equipment: Reformers with Towers
        • Appropriate for: Comprehensively trained Pilates instructors
        • Workshop Level: Intermediate
      • Athletic Reformer

        Get ready for a fun, fitness-based Reformer workshop. Working from one end to the other on the most iconic piece of Pilates equipment, the Reformer, John will combine the worlds of fitness and Pilates. Get some great new programming ideas, an amazing workout, literally from head to toe, and have fun in this dynamic and energetic workshop. With John Garey you are always guaranteed a balanced, full-body workout with both traditional and creative new Reformer exercises.

        • Equipment: Reformers
        • Appropriate for: Reformer instructors
        • Workshop Level: Intermediate
      • Introducing Classical Pilates to Seniors

        Introducing Classical Pilates to Seniors stays true to the Pilates Method while providing seniors with movement opportunities to meet their specific needs and challenges. With a focus on Pre-Pilates movements, and modifications specifically to manage the contraindications due to certain bone/osteo challenges, Everlea shows how Pilates can be available and beneficial to the specific needs of an aging body. With Everlea you will focus on balance, centering and control and smiles over speedy flow. 

        • Equipment: Contrology Equipment Suite
        • Appropriate for: Comprehensively trained Pilates instructors, Classical Pilates instructors
        • Workshop Level: Intermediate
      • Feed your Spirit with Sound Healing

        Just like your physical body, your spirit needs nourishment to rejuvenate, replenish, and renew. As instructors who give so much to others, self-care is of the utmost importance avoid “running on empty”. This very interactive and experiential workshop will introduce you to the basics of sound healing, the impact of vibration, the power of intention, and more. You will leave fully refreshed, relaxed, and recalibrated. Please be prepared to lie down. Bring an eye mask/eye covering and anything you may need to stay comfortable and warm.

        • Equipment: Mat
        • Appropriate for: All instructors
        • Workshop Level: Beginner
    • Mindful Movement (Drop-In)

      5:15 PM - 6:00 PM

      • An Evening of Mindful Movement

      Pricing

      Extra Early Bird Pricing • Use code at checkout: POTAtlantaEEB

      • Extra Early Bird Price

        $460

        One Day Conference
        Friday, Saturday or Sunday

      • Extra Early Bird Price

        $600

        Two Day Conference
        Choose any two days

      • Extra Early Bird Price

        $780

        Three Day Conference
        Friday, Saturday and Sunday

      Special rates are available for Balanced Body Educators, groups of 3+, and students enrolled in Balanced Body Instructor Training. Email carrie.sheahan@pilates.com for more information.

      Discounts are taken off of regular price. Discounts cannot be combined.

      How It Works

      As you start considering which workshops to register for, keep the following organization in mind:

      The morning and afternoon sessions are each 3 hours long. Every day is organized to include a variety of workshops that are movement science focused, programming focused, inspirational, and movement oriented.

      Each session will be labelled with the primary focus, level and equipment used. In addition, the workshop offerings each day are set up to include (available to all attendees):

      • Keynotes
      • Workouts, demos and movement experiences
      • Friday evening networking cocktail reception
      • Saturday evening Pilates Anytime party

      Questions? Check out our FAQs, give us a call at 916-388-2838 or email us at carrie.sheahan@pilates.com.

      Cocktail Reception

      After our first day, join us for an informal reception to share experiences and meet old friends and new! This is also a great time to get to know presenters and BB staff including our founder and CEO Ken Endelman. A fun way to kick off the weekend of Pilates movement!

      Travel Recommendations

      Location:
      Omni Atlanta Hotel at Centennial Park
      190 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303

      Book now for a special rate!
      *Special room rate available: $189

      *We cannot guarantee room availability. 

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