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CoreAlign® 1

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Course Description

Pilates Stands Up is a series of courses that will help you understand the CoreAlign® in the context of the Pilates method and learn how to use this versatile piece of equipment to its fullest potential. These courses are intended to provide teachers with the opportunity to draw connections and identify patterns on the CoreAlign® to the traditional Pilates equipment and repertoire. These courses are aimed at teachers who have done their Pilates certification and now are looking for more detailed cueing techniques, adaptations and modifications using the CoreAlign® apparatus.

We have divided the courses into:
Pilates Stands Up – CoreAlign® 1
Section 1: Achieving Vertical Axis and Axial stability
Section 2: Limb disassociation – Hoof & Curtsey exercises
Section 3: Additional Legs

Pilates Stands Up – CoreAlign® 2
Section 4: Arms
Section 5: Side Facing
Section 6: Hip Disassociation
Section 7: Stretches
Section 8: Special populations
Section 9: Flow Series

The repertoire and resources are comprehensive, providing teachers with opportunities to identify modifications and variations for various common movement dysfunctions e.g. tendinopathies, flat feet and osteoporosis. It will give you teaching tips and contraindications for each exercise. We also explain how the repertoire relates to other equipment in the Pilates method.

The repertoire review and additions are not necessarily about advanced Pilates exercises. In the Pilates Stands Up courses, we instead take an in-depth look at the work that is often needed for the average client participating in studio or semi-private settings and how you adapt the repertoire to the person in front of you.

The online experience is supported by:
// 4 comprehensive digital manuals of the CoreAlign®
// program sheets to allow participants to practice the repertoire with flow and rhythm
// videos of the repertoire on the CoreAlign® and related exercises on traditional Pilates equipment
// programmed flow class sheets on the CoreAlign®

Who is this course for

Movement teachers who are now looking for inspiration and more depth when teaching the Pilates repertoire and wanting to incorporate the CoreAlign® into their studio. In the course we reference exercises from the mat and reformer repertoire, so prior knowledge of this repertoire is useful.

Continuing Education Credits

The CoreAlign® 1 online course has been approved for continuing education credits by the following associations:

Pilates Alliance Australasia 4 credits (plus 5 credits for optional live tutorial)

What you get

When purchasing the Pilates Stands Up – CoreAlign® 1 online course, you will receive 3 years access to all course material. This includes the online video lessons covering exercise strategies and cueing techniques, as well as an online manual. You will also receive a series of exercise programs covering different levels and these can be used in the studio with clients straight away.

For a small taste of this course view the free sample lesson on Plank.

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What You Will Need:

You will need to have access to a CoreAlign® and it can also be useful to have access to other Pilates apparatus. To modify and adjust exercises to accommodate different conditions or abilities we use a range of small props that can be useful to have. It is not necessary to have access to all of these in order to get value out of the course.

Below you can find a list of all the equipment used. If you would like to purchase any of the products that are available through us, you will receive a 10% discount as a course participant in any Body Organics Education course.

Equipment List

Pilates Equipment
  • CoreAlign®
  • Reformer
  • Wunda Chair
  • Long Box
  • Mat
Small Apparatus
  • Makarlu Lotus
  • Franklin Balls
  • Small Block
  • Broomstick or Foam Roller (for support)
  • Rotator disk

Further Course Support

In addition to the online lessons and the manual you have the option of joining us for one of our live course extensions. These workshops will be run by one of our highly trained and experienced teachers around Australia. This online course is a prerequisite to the live workshops.

We are continuously adding dates and locations for these workshops on our website, so please check in regularly if there is nothing available where you live right now. The Covid-19 situation and restrictions are making it difficult for us to plan these live workshops at this point in time, but as soon as there is more certainty, workshops will become available.

Continuing Education Credits

The CoreAlign® 1 online course has been approved for continuing education credits by the following associations:

Pilates Alliance Australasia 4 credits (plus 5 credits for optional live tutorial)