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3 Day Pre and Postnatal Pilates Specialist™

The world's leading pre and post-natal Pilates Specialist Training certification course that was created more than 20 years ago by Carolyne Anthony comes to Singapore on 18th - 20th October 2023, brought to you by Chicago-based The Center for Women's Fitness Pilates Works and The Pilates Works.  

3 Day Pre and Postnatal Pilates Specialist™

The world's leading pre and post-natal Pilates Specialist Training certification course that was created more than 20 years ago by Carolyne Anthony comes to Singapore on 18th - 20th October 2023, brought to you by Chicago-based The Center for Women's Fitness Pilates Works and The Pilates Works.  

Founded by Carolyne Anthony in 1994 and borne out of frustration at the lack of programs designed for women going through pregnancy and the pospartum period, the Center for Women's Fitness has been transforming how teachers view and train pre and postnatal clients for over 20 years.  Carolyne teaches from the whole body perspective – the physical, mental and emotional bodies. As an advocate for women, she uses movement to empower and educate women about their bodies through every stage of life. Nearly 2000 teachers from 40 countries have been certified.  

Founded by Carolyne Anthony in 1994 and borne out of frustration at the lack of programs designed for women going through pregnancy and the pospartum period, the Center for Women's Fitness has been transforming how teachers view and train pre and postnatal clients for over 20 years.  Carolyne teaches from the whole body perspective – the physical, mental and emotional bodies. As an advocate for women, she uses movement to empower and educate women about their bodies through every stage of life. Nearly 2000 teachers from 40 countries have been certified.  

Pre and Postnatal Pilates Specialist™

Support your Floor™

Pre and Postnatal Mat Theory and Practical

Pre and Postnatal Pilates Equipment

The Center Method for Diastasis Recti Recovery™

Thank you participants for joining us!

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Support your Floor™

Description of course 

Our Pelvic Floor course takes you through the anatomy and physiology of the PF during pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period. Understanding the normal functioning of a healthy pelvic floor will allow you to guide your client through the changes taking place at this time.

Course objectives

  • The anatomy of the pelvic diaphragm and urogenital triangle.
  • The changes the pelvic floor adapts to in all stages of a woman’s life.
  • The fascial connections through the pelvic floor.
  • How the female hormones have an impact on the fascial, bony and muscular systems.
  • How the fluctuations of these hormones affect movement.
  • How all movement is generated from the pelvis and pelvic floor.
  • Why dysfunction happens.
  • Keeping the pelvic floor healthy through release, breath and movement.

Lectures 

  • Anatomy of the pelvic floor including fascial connections.
  • Normal functioning of the pelvic floor in everyday movement.
  • How the female hormones affect the fascial, skeletal and muscular system.
  • What changes take place during each stage of a women’s life.
  • The use of bony cuing to activate the pelvic floor.
  • The respiratory system and the connection to the pelvic floor.
  • Muscle groups and fascia that support the pelvis.
  • Why and what dysfunction may occur.

Practical 

  • Our protocol- relax-release-realign-restore.
  • Learning release techniques for healthy pelvic floor function.
  • How to use the breath and movement for optimal pelvic floor activation.
  • Relearning how to activate the pelvic floor functionally through movement.
  • Sample exercises on the mat.

Support your Floor™

Description of course 

Our Pelvic Floor course takes you through the anatomy and physiology of the PF during pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period. Understanding the normal functioning of a healthy pelvic floor will allow you to guide your client through the changes taking place at this time.

Course objectives

  • The anatomy of the pelvic diaphragm and urogenital triangle.
  • The changes the pelvic floor adapts to in all stages of a woman’s life.
  • The fascial connections through the pelvic floor.
  • How the female hormones have an impact on the fascial, bony and muscular systems.
  • How the fluctuations of these hormones affect movement.
  • How all movement is generated from the pelvis and pelvic floor.
  • Why dysfunction happens.
  • Keeping the pelvic floor healthy through release, breath and movement.

Lectures 

  • Anatomy of the pelvic floor including fascial connections.
  • Normal functioning of the pelvic floor in everyday movement.
  • How the female hormones affect the fascial, skeletal and muscular system.
  • What changes take place during each stage of a women’s life.
  • The use of bony cuing to activate the pelvic floor.
  • The respiratory system and the connection to the pelvic floor.
  • Muscle groups and fascia that support the pelvis.
  • Why and what dysfunction may occur.

Practical 

  • Our protocol- relax-release-realign-restore.
  • Learning release techniques for healthy pelvic floor function.
  • How to use the breath and movement for optimal pelvic floor activation.
  • Relearning how to activate the pelvic floor functionally through movement.
  • Sample exercises on the mat.

Pre and Postnatal Mat Theory and Practical

Description of course 

This course provides the perspective of preparing the pregnant client for the birth and the postpartum client in the recovery afterwards through effective breath and movement techniques. The program is designed to be built upon from the first trimester through to the birth and then continued into the fourth trimester.

Course objectives

  • The anatomy and physiology of the pregnant and postnatal woman.
  • The intimate relationship of the body to the breath and how to use the breath for birth, postural alignment and rehabilitation in the postnatal period.
  • The adaptations of exercise and alignment to posture in the pregnant and postnatal body.
  • The careful use of language and cueing while teaching this population.
  • Program design that truly addresses the needs of the pregnant and postpartum client.

Lectures 

  • The philosophy of The Center’s program.
  • The continuum of the 4 trimester program design.
  • The anatomical and physiological changes of the pregnant/postnatal client.
  • Understanding the function of the pelvic floor and abdominals during this time.
  • Breathing and its effects on the abdominals and pelvic floor. Breathing for rehabilitation. Breathing for relaxation and alignment.
  • The postural adaptation of the pregnant/postnatal client and how to apply movement to support these changes.
  • Postpartum in all its glory and appropriate program design to include the emotional and mental bodies of your client.

Practical 

  • Laying the foundation of essential movement and breath for the pelvic floor and abdominals to the pre and postnatal client in all trimesters.
  • Designing whole body movement that incorporates breath and flow.
  • Using movement that eases restrictions and maintains suppleness in the prenatal body.
  • Creating movement that prepares the client for the birth whether vaginal or surgical.
  • Using movement and breathwork for postpartum recovery.
  • Safe and beneficial release techniques for the pre and postnatal client.
  • Progressive exercise for the early postpartum client.
  • Using the abdominal binder for rehabilitation and prevention of diastasis recti.
  • Creating flowing sequences on the mat with stability balls and therabands as props.

Pre and Postnatal Mat Theory and Practical

Description of course 

This course provides the perspective of preparing the pregnant client for the birth and the postpartum client in the recovery afterwards through effective breath and movement techniques. The program is designed to be built upon from the first trimester through to the birth and then continued into the fourth trimester.

Course objectives

  • The anatomy and physiology of the pregnant and postnatal woman.
  • The intimate relationship of the body to the breath and how to use the breath for birth, postural alignment and rehabilitation in the postnatal period.
  • The adaptations of exercise and alignment to posture in the pregnant and postnatal body.
  • The careful use of language and cueing while teaching this population.
  • Program design that truly addresses the needs of the pregnant and postpartum client.

Lectures 

  • The philosophy of The Center’s program.
  • The continuum of the 4 trimester program design.
  • The anatomical and physiological changes of the pregnant/postnatal client.
  • Understanding the function of the pelvic floor and abdominals during this time.
  • Breathing and its effects on the abdominals and pelvic floor. Breathing for rehabilitation. Breathing for relaxation and alignment.
  • The postural adaptation of the pregnant/postnatal client and how to apply movement to support these changes.
  • Postpartum in all its glory and appropriate program design to include the emotional and mental bodies of your client.

Practical 

  • Laying the foundation of essential movement and breath for the pelvic floor and abdominals to the pre and postnatal client in all trimesters.
  • Designing whole body movement that incorporates breath and flow.
  • Using movement that eases restrictions and maintains suppleness in the prenatal body.
  • Creating movement that prepares the client for the birth whether vaginal or surgical.
  • Using movement and breathwork for postpartum recovery.
  • Safe and beneficial release techniques for the pre and postnatal client.
  • Progressive exercise for the early postpartum client.
  • Using the abdominal binder for rehabilitation and prevention of diastasis recti.
  • Creating flowing sequences on the mat with stability balls and therabands as props.

Pre and Postnatal Pilates Equipment

Description of course 

This course offers the certified Pilates Instructor a repertoire of safe and beneficial exercises on the Reformer and Cadillac. The exercises build from the information in Support your Floor, Rocking and Rolling to Release as well as the Pre and Postnatal Mat Theory and Practical.

Course objectives

  • This course will establish safe practices on the Pilates Reformer, Chair and Cadillac.
  • This course will show you progressions from the foundation of pelvis and pelvic floor.
  • Innovative and well thought out movement that will aid in the preparation for birth and the recovery after the birth.
  • This course will offer information on the reason behind the development of the exercises and how they benefit the pre and postnatal client.

Lectures 

  • The lecture part for this course is included in the Pre and Postnatal Mat Theory and Practical and is highly recommended as a pre requisite for this course.

Practical 

  • Safe and beneficial exercises are shown on the Cadillac, Chair and Reformer.

Pre and Postnatal Pilates Equipment

Description of course 

This course offers the certified Pilates Instructor a repertoire of safe and beneficial exercises on the Reformer and Cadillac. The exercises build from the information in Support your Floor, Rocking and Rolling to Release as well as the Pre and Postnatal Mat Theory and Practical.

Course objectives

  • This course will establish safe practices on the Pilates Reformer, Chair and Cadillac.
  • This course will show you progressions from the foundation of pelvis and pelvic floor.
  • Innovative and well thought out movement that will aid in the preparation for birth and the recovery after the birth.
  • This course will offer information on the reason behind the development of the exercises and how they benefit the pre and postnatal client.

Lectures 

  • The lecture part for this course is included in the Pre and Postnatal Mat Theory and Practical and is highly recommended as a pre requisite for this course.

Practical 

  • Safe and beneficial exercises are shown on the Cadillac, Chair and Reformer.

The Center Method for Diastasis Recti Recovery™

Description of course 

Designed for Fitness, Pilates and Yoga Professionals, The Center Method™ for Diastasis Recti Recovery program investigates the history, anatomy and epidemic of diastasis recti commonly known as a separation of the rectus abdominus muscles.

Utilizing breathwork, pelvic floor information, whole body movement and myofascial release techniques, this rehabilitative course equips you with the skills you need to help your clients release, realign and restore the core musculature.

The program offers a series of deep stabilizing exercises with progressions that will allow you to progress towards your regular exercise program, if that is your goal. The deep understanding of the working of your body will ensure the prevention of a recurrence of this condition.

Course objectives

  • The condition of diastasis recti.
  • Why it happens and how you may prevent it.
  • How it affects all populations not just postpartum women.
  • The role of the pelvic floor and fascial connections to the abdominals and other “core” muscles.
  • The connection of the thorax to the pelvis and breath.
  • Correct activation of the pelvic floor and abdominals.
  • Correctly performing exercises that have been traditionally contraindicated for this condition.

Lectures 

  • History of Diastasis Recti and the exercise boom.
  • Anatomy of the anterior and posterior abdominal wall.
  • Anatomy of the Thorax.
  • Anatomy of the pelvic floor.
  • Fascial connections through the pelvic floor and abdominals.
  • Why release work is important.
  • Re learning how to breathe without over recruiting.
  • Understanding muscle and bone connections using the breath.

Practical 

  • Assessing the client for DR and indications of holding patterns and restrictions.
  • Learning to read the body and the movement patterns.
  • Applying myofascial release techniques to release restrictions.
  • Re patterning the body to aid in restoration of the abdominal wall.
  • Foundational exercises for rehabilitation of diastasis recti.

The Center Method for Diastasis Recti Recovery™

Description of course 

Designed for Fitness, Pilates and Yoga Professionals, The Center Method™ for Diastasis Recti Recovery program investigates the history, anatomy and epidemic of diastasis recti commonly known as a separation of the rectus abdominus muscles.

Utilizing breathwork, pelvic floor information, whole body movement and myofascial release techniques, this rehabilitative course equips you with the skills you need to help your clients release, realign and restore the core musculature.

The program offers a series of deep stabilizing exercises with progressions that will allow you to progress towards your regular exercise program, if that is your goal. The deep understanding of the working of your body will ensure the prevention of a recurrence of this condition.

Course objectives

  • The condition of diastasis recti.
  • Why it happens and how you may prevent it.
  • How it affects all populations not just postpartum women.
  • The role of the pelvic floor and fascial connections to the abdominals and other “core” muscles.
  • The connection of the thorax to the pelvis and breath.
  • Correct activation of the pelvic floor and abdominals.
  • Correctly performing exercises that have been traditionally contraindicated for this condition.

Lectures 

  • History of Diastasis Recti and the exercise boom.
  • Anatomy of the anterior and posterior abdominal wall.
  • Anatomy of the Thorax.
  • Anatomy of the pelvic floor.
  • Fascial connections through the pelvic floor and abdominals.
  • Why release work is important.
  • Re learning how to breathe without over recruiting.
  • Understanding muscle and bone connections using the breath.

Practical 

  • Assessing the client for DR and indications of holding patterns and restrictions.
  • Learning to read the body and the movement patterns.
  • Applying myofascial release techniques to release restrictions.
  • Re patterning the body to aid in restoration of the abdominal wall.
  • Foundational exercises for rehabilitation of diastasis recti.

Do call us at 6775 8922, WhatsApp us at 9178 8546 or drop us a message at hello@pilates.com.sg if you have any enquiries.

Location of Workshop:

AMK Studio
5 Ang Mo Kio Central 2
#03-01 Djitsun Mall
Singapore 569663