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Workshop #1411

Before the Hundred

2 hr 10 min - Workshop


"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.


- 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

What You'll Need: No props needed

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Feb 28, 2014
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Continuing Education Credits

If you complete this workshop, you will earn:

3.0 credits from National Pilates Certification Program (NPCP)

The National Pilates Certification Program is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA)


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 the 2 things I have learnt again this week ice baths are painful and pilates works
love harvey
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Hugs to you Harvey!!!
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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.
The Park n' Ride! Lol. It is so funny! I can't stand that!
Gosh, I was in this workshop and just watched it again. I learned so much today and I am going to "take it with me" to the studio today...Thank you, Cara and Kathy!
Dear Cara, what an excellent workshop - it is a good reminder how important the pre-work is, the breath and using different tools for different people. I really enjoyed your energy and your vibe as well. Thanks a lot! I learned a lot! Greetings from Germany!

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