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2 Day Pre and Postnatal Pilates Specialist™-Camarillo, California, USA

October 12, 2019 @ 5:00 am - October 13, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

$100.00 – $825.00

Registration ends October 1 2019
Late fee begins September 12 2019

The Center’s 2 Day Pre and Postnatal Pilates Specialist Certification is part of the module based certification that informs the instructor on best practices needed to guide this population during exercise.

To obtain the full Specialist Course you may complete The Center Method for Diastasis Recti Recovery™ online or at another location- see calendar

Course Description

This course will show you how to “Prepare the Body” and “Repair the Body” during pregnancy and the postnatal period. You will be introduced to a different way of looking at female anatomy and physiology and the changes that occur during pregnancy, birth and beyond. You will learn our “method” of program design for this population that will truly address their needs and requirements for safe, beneficial exercise.

Course objectives

To understand the anatomy of the female pelvis and pelvic floor and the role they play during pregnancy and the postnatal period
To understand the musculoskeletal system of the female body in general and pregnancy/postnatal in particular
To understand the changes in physiology of the female during pregnancy and postpartum
To understand the intimate relationship of the body to the breath and how to use the breath for birth, relaxation alignment and rehabilitation in the postnatal period
To understand the adaptations and alignment of posture in the pregnant and postnatal body
To understand the importance of storytelling in the healing of birth trauma
To understand the prevention and/or the rehabilitation of the pelvic floor, diastasis recti, C section and PSD
To understand how to use the platform of Pilates to design beneficial and safe exercises for this population

Course outline

The philosophy of The Center’s program
The anatomy and physiology of the pregnant/postnatal client
The pelvis and pelvic floor during pregnancy/postnatal
Breathing and its effects on the abdominals and pelvic floor. Breathing for rehabilitation. Breathing for relaxation and alignment.
The postural changes of the pregnant/postnatal client
The postnatal period and appropriate exercise design
Program design for this population

Exercises for breathing and relaxation
Exercises for the pelvic floor
Learning specific exercise sequences for breathing and pelvic floor
Implementing breathing and pelvic floor exercises into your regular class design
Sample first trimester/Postnatal mat class
Sample second trimester/Postnatal mat class to include ball and therabands.
Sample third trimester mat class to include relaxation and visualization and partner stretching
Sample exercises on the Cadillac for pregnancy, postnatal and rehabilitation of diastasis recti
Sample exercises on the Reformer to include design for group reformer classes

Registration fee-USD750 includes manuals and materials
Late fee- USD775


Francine Hernandez
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Camarillo Pilates Studio
221 E Daily Drive, Suite 7,
Camarillo, CA 93010 United States
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(805) 384-8044
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Women's Health is a fast growing area in today’s Pilates and Fitness world. The Center has been developing programs for women for the past 30 years. We are the leading brand of women’s health programs for Pilates and Fitness in the world. Our programs are taught in 39 countries and on all continents.

In addition to our certification programs and continuing education benefits for your team, our hosts who certify in our courses enjoy 3 months online support for their Women’s Health programs, the opportunity to be listed on our Certified Instructors page, and regular updates on new courses.

If you are interested in hosting a workshop or course in your studio or facility, email us at info@thecenterforwomensfitness.com.