This specialized teacher training combines classical Pilates with Integrated Movement Therapies (IMT)® to form a unique blend of functional, expressive and therapeutic movement training based on Laban Movement Analysis and the Bartenieff Fundamentals. While simultaneously preserving the essence of the original Pilates Method as it has become known to professionals worldwide, the program remains committed to a multidisciplinary approach to the study of embodied movement, advancing content and delivery without succumbing to a fast track model.
In 1998, Danielle Beléc began the Second Wind® Method Certification and Teacher-Training program in Mississauga, Ontario.
At the time, Second Wind® Pilates Plus® was the first Pilates studio and Certification center to open west of Toronto. Today, Second Wind’s training continues to be one of the most original, thorough and longest running programs in Canada. The Second Wind® Method teacher-training program combines classical Pilates with Integrated Movement Therapies (IMT)® to form a unique blend of functional, expressive and therapeutic movement study based on Laban Movement Analysis and the Bartenieff Fundamentals.
The training addressing not only what we do, but how and why we do what we do. You learn fundamental principles of movement, functional anatomy, whole-body alignment and organization, proper biomechanics, timing and cuing, as well as therapeutic applications. Anything less is movement through imitation, which means the nervous system does not respond and our souls stay disengaged.
Prioritizing the unique personalities and learning styles of each individual who undertakes her training, Danielle guarantees mastery of movement, outstanding teaching skills and respectful service to others.
What you'll learn:
Principles and Theory of Movement
Movement is an art, not just a technique. It requires timing, accuracy, awareness, and clear intention, all guided by movement principles that support your success.
Technique, Phrasing, Movement Quality
Movement is broken down into a step-by-step process that evolves functional and graceful movement. It represents the wise choice of many alternatives.
Purpose and Essence of each Exercise
Understanding the essence and purpose of each exercise will enable you to successfully transfer the benefits of the work to your students.
Art of Teaching
This requires you to fully experience the movement in your own body, before you go out to teach. Graduates learn to see, listen, and respond with accuracy and effectiveness.
Movement Rehabilitation & Exercise Modifications
Effectively choosing and communicating exercise modifications according to postural type, ability, injury and age results in an effective rehabilitation strategies.
Functional Anatomy and Muscular Emphasis
Deconstruct exercises from an anatomical perspective to advance understanding and teaching skill.
An educational framework that improves your own movement ability, as well as your skill as a teacher
A thorough understanding of The Pilates Method and Integrated Movement Therapies (IMT)®
How to build whole-body strength and flexibility for daily life and sport
How our bodies are designed to move well, both functionally and expressively
Mastery of teaching through anatomy, imagery, alignment principles and cueing
To bridge the gap between floor exercises and vertical movement for daily life
To assess clients and modify exercises with accuracy
To address the whole person towards total healthGET ON THE WAITING LIST