Intro to Pilates Wunda Chair Workshop
When: Saturday, September 21st at 2:30-4:00 pm
Instructor: Paige Price
Description: Of all the pieces of Pilates Equipment, the Wunda Chair offers the most athletic challenge! Unlike the Reformer or Cadillac, the base of support on the Chair is small, so all the exercises require balanced alignment and proper core support. This workshop will take you through an array of exercises on the Chair to introduce what it feels like to have the deepest part of your core always in control of your body's movements no matter what position you find yourself in- sitting up, laying on your back, side or stomach, kneeling, standing, and balancing on one leg. You will learn how to use the split pedal function, and how to incorporate the bungee cords. The Chair's small size belies its remarkable power to build core stability and improve one’s overall Pilates practice with big results!
Fall Equinox Yoga Mala Celebration
When: Sunday, September 29th at 1:30-3:00 pm
Instructors: Julia Meyer + Wren Sebek
Description: This transformative class will consist of 108 Sun Salutations in congruence with the historical yogic Mala. Why 108? 108 is the number of wholeness. This number connects the Sun, Moon, and Earth: The average distance of the Sun and the Moon to Earth is 108 times their respective diameters. Celebrate the solstice by setting intentions, awakening your chakras and connecting your mind to the physical challenges this class may bring. Please, do not let the 108 Sun Salutations scare you. Come to class with an open mind and only do as much as you are comfortable with; modifications and rest poses will be offered throughout. This special class is about awakening and cleansing. Do what works for your body and mind.
Julia and Wren will guide you through this practice, breaking this class down into two parts. This class is 90 minutes and all levels are welcome.
Travel TLC: Pilates for Travelers Workshop
When: Saturday, October 5th at 2:30-4:00pm
Instructor: Mandy Wetzel
Description: Do you travel often? By car or plane, for work or family? In this 1.5 hour workshop, we'll cover some exercises and stretches you can do on the go or in your hotel room to attend to sore muscles, tight knots, and busy minds. Class will also cover strengthening series to address feet, ankles, hips, and shoulders, to support general mobility and moving and lifting luggage, kids, etc.
Pilates Workshop for Expecting Mothers at Third Coast Birth & Family
When: Saturday, October 19th at 2:00-3:30pm
Where: Third Coast Birth & Family (2624 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60647)
Instructor: Katie Gleason
Description: This workshop is designed with the mama-to-be in mind. During this workshop you will be introduced to Pilates; movements will be on a mat, focusing on muscular balance, core stability and body mobility to help during your pregnancy, help ease delivery, and promote recovery after birth. We will create a safe and supportive environment on the Pilates mat for you and your baby, and provide modifications and props as needed depending on mother-baby comfort.
Whether you’re in your first, second or third trimester, our goal is for you to leave this workshop feeling invigorated and educated as we provide you with movement ideas that you can continue safely at home throughout pregnancy. Please join us!