I’ve learned and applied a deeper understanding from great teachers such as Sarah Joy Marsh and Sienna Sherman and other conscious-living teachers such as Manju Jois. My newfound yoga interest is the no fuss, no nonsense style of Strala Yoga which is fun, music driven expression of freedom. Although I no longer teach, yoga is a daily part of my life, and you’ll find me practicing and embracing all styles of yoga.
Where should I get my yoga certification?
Pilates changed how I trained my personal training clients.
In 2003, I became Pilates-certified and it transformed my teaching approach; I learned a new way to look body mechanics an alignment through a better understanding of how to apply the neutral spine to training clients. This understanding catapulted me to a greater level of understanding the human body. Pilates works if you understand that certain movements are not for every ‘body’. Becoming certified to teach Pilates transformed how I taught during group class settings and in one-on-one sessions.
I’ve trained my eyes to watch for imbalances and dysfunctional movement patterns. Nowadays, I can spot kinetic imbalances from far away—by watching how a person walks, moves, plays. Anyone can develop possessing the eyes of an eagle if you so choose. This just takes practice, lots of hands-on experience, and a mastery of attention to detail.
For example, after my yoga and Pilates trainings, I started to look at bones more. It’s fascinating how the muscles and the bones work together to produce strength, stability and power. After a motorcycle accident, my personal yoga and Pilates practices had to be slowed down. It was then that I become a student of Yin Yoga. I highly recommend to everyone, to check out Paul Grilleys Yin Yoga teachings.
I have a wide working range of Pilates experience. I’ve co-written Pilates training manuals for fit pros as well as participated in educational videos with Pilates personalities such as Cassey Ho and Leslee Bender. Currently, I’m in contact with former president of the PMA, Kevin Bowen. Be sure to look for articles and informational pieces on a variety of Pilates training perspectives. I want to help you to help you to choose the method that’s best for you and your client!
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