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Hello; I notice that this workshop suggest a reformer is necessary. Would the workshop still be of use if I currently teach mat classes only? I also have a class for older adults which attracted me to it... Many thanks (and a Happy New Year)!
Sarah Edwards at Positive Pilates Solihull ~ Karen does show a few examples of exercises on the Reformer, but the concepts can definitely be applied to the Mat. She doesn't use the Reformer the entire time so you would still get a lot of valuable information. I hope you enjoy it!
I very much enjoyed this workshop. Even after years of teaching Pilates, I felt this organized my shoulder knowledge much better than it was. Thank you, Karen, for always being such an edifying teacher! I have one question if you are still monitoring this workshop. If I am abducted, laterally rotated, and extended at the shoulder (as when reaching through the front seats to the back seat of a car) and load that (as when picking up a 5 lb package off the back seat), would pain in the front of the shoulder at the anterior deltoid probably because that muscle needs to be strenghened more? Or, is this just a generally poor position to have your shoulder in when you load it? And how does loading in this position differ from stretching in that position (I.e., holding 2 door frames and leaning forward )?