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Workshop #1089


2 hr 30 min - Workshop


Preparation and Technique for a Successful Pilates Practice
In this workshop with Alan Herdman, he teaches his Pre-Pilates exercises which will help your clients understand their own bodies before they start working on more difficult exercises. By focusing on the correct posture, your clients can achieve the correct recruitment of muscles which makes the exercises better. Alan shares his techniques to strengthen and open the body.


- Learn ways to modify positions for people with poor alignment

- Learn new techniques to get more mobility in the thoracic spine

- Learn techniques to connect deeply to the core muscles before the movement begins

- Learn new cues so your clients are more successful in performing exercises correctly

- Find new ways to get a connection throughout the entire body

What You'll Need: No props needed

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Aug 23, 2013
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What we're going to do, uh, this afternoon is what I call pre polite is it's, it's getting people to understand their own bodies before they start the more difficult exercises. ...

Continuing Education Credits

If you complete this workshop, you will earn:

3.0 credits from Pilates Method Alliance (PMA)

The PMA is a professional association and certifying agency for the Pilates industry.


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I just came back from Pilates On tour in Washington DC. I had the privilege to take two workshops with Mr Alan Herdman. However, I will purchase this one on PA anyway to go through what he taught on POT all over again and keep and 'cherish' it in my PA library. Believe me, IT IS WORTH IT. I learned A LOT from him and I encourage all of you out there to watch this workshop. As teachers we sometimes take a lot for granted and we forget the 'details' that really matter. I hope to have the chance to study with this great Master Pilates Instructor in the future. He is not only one of the best out there but he is also a wonderful human being. Thank you Mr Herdman from the bottom of my heart.
And I meant Balanced Body Pilates on Tour.....
I agree with you 100% Paola.
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Wonderful workshop, very inspired and wish I was there to see it in person. Alan is a true Master! After just completing his comprehensive course < which I highly recommend!> in London its really great to see the techniques put into 10 inspiring sections!! Thanks Alan!

Wow, for me was a very exciting experience to take this workshop, I learned a lot from this great teacher. Thank you Mr. Alan Herdman. I want to know if it is possible for you to come to México.
HI Kimberley, We are very cautious to keep the entire workshop in the final cut. Alan was with us over the course of two days. So sometimes he is referring to things said earlier in the workshop and sometimes he is referring to things spoken to the group because he had gotten to know them. If you can point out a couple of places where he does this, I'll double check that nothing was edited out that shouldn't have been. It is possible that Alan may have said/taught something and then for technical (sound) issues we would have asked him to start again. That can lead to a statement like you mention too. Thanks!
Thank you for this amazing workshop. I absolutely adore Mr. Herdman! I learned so much. The information was easy to digest and I could see it's immediate practicality! Genius.
Great workshop! but unfortunately I cant get it to play smoothly, the picture jerks and freezes throughout. Any fixes for this?
Ghillian ~ I'm sorry you you were having trouble with this video. I have sent you an email with options that will help you watch the workshop without it freezing.
Hi Alan,

I have watched this workshop a few times now and find it super valuable as I continue to learn from it. I would love to know your tips, modifications and alternatives for clients who have osteoporosis, shoulder (rotator cuff overuse), arthritisis, sciatica and chronic knee issues... thanks

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