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30 min
Introduction
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24 min
Breathing and Aligning
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19 min
Ten Count Sit Up
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13 min
Exercises for a Warm Up
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30 min
Kathy's Cats
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15 min
Prone Series
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Workshop 1411: Before the Hundred

2 hr 10 min
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"Before the Hundred" is the title, first generation master teacher, Kathy Grant, gave to the body of preparatory mat exercises she developed over the five decades that she taught Pilates. Kathy believed that is was imperative to learn the skills required to perform Mr. Pilates' Mat exercises before jumping right into them. The overall commitment is on knowing where your center is, and how to control and move freely with just the right amount of tension, energy, range, and strength.

In this workshop, students will learn selected exercises and techniques from “Before the Hundred,” taught through the lens of one of her long time students Cara Reeser. Using these techniques and skills will allow Pilates teachers to be more successful in both teaching and practicing the traditional Pilates vocabulary with ease, balance, and control.

Objectives

- Learn the different breathing techniques that Kathy used and how each one would facilitate movement during certain exercises

- Learn about "Kathy's Song" and how it can be used to align the body

- Learn how to incorporate these subtle movements and ideas into the traditional Pilates work

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Feb 28, 2014
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Dear Cara, decided to do a mad manic barre gym class this week and after doing squats forever I received the gift of Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). but this breathing and aligning part of the workshop is this first thing to tackle may muscle tension.so the 2 things I have learnt again this week ice baths are painful and pilates works
love harvey
3 years ago

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Hugs to you Harvey!!!

3 years ago

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Cara: loving this workshop. So many useful tools. I think the best idea from it all is to really start looking at people and decide where they need to go that day for their body. Helping them to find their starting place and tune in before turning on.
Thanks so much for sharing a small portion of this work.
3 years ago

The Park n' Ride! Lol. It is so funny! I can't stand that!
1 year ago

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