In collaboration with our WPS Affiliate REACH MOVEMENT
Continuing education programs
WPS is proud to deliver continuing education programs (CEP) with resources and translations to facilitate learning for Korean and Chinese Pilates teacher communities.
26 February 2023
Advance your Reformer teaching and practice with this energising Reformer session, aimed at a post-intermediate level of work. This is for healthy, uninjured participants who are experienced and consistent in their Pilates practice. Class will be 1.15 hrs with opportunity for Q&A and review.
2.Reformer Masterclass: Spine extension focus
For many reasons it can be necessary for clients to have to avoid spinal flexion in their workouts. Common reasons can include lumbar disc bulges, compression fractures, or postural patterning needs. This masterclass will work through neutral to extension ranges of movement as a class, to provide more understanding of how to program and apply a full session with reduced spinal flexion. The extension focus will also have you feeling very upright by the end of the class! Class will be approximately 1 hr with 30 minutes included for discussion on the reasoning, repertoire and applications.
Pre & Post Natal Workshop
Presented by Reach expert Sonia Crisafulli
19 March 2023
Join womens health expert Sonia for a practical guide to understanding the three official trimesters of pregnancy and how to help mum recover post natally in what is often termed the ‘fourth trimester’.
You will learn guidelines, repertoire applications, and importantly, how to tailor programming to keep women in best condition while also keeping them working appropriately to their pregnancy and birthing experience.
Using Reach Arcs & Wedges
Presented by Reach founder Sally Anderson
28 May 2023
Reach Arcs are lightweight, perfectly sized arcs for addressing our modern day postural issues that are being exacerbated by technology, sitting and more. Our Wedges are simple props that offer huge value to rebalancing rotational postures and movement patterning.
In this workshop you will learn how to integrate the Posture Arc, Spine Arc and Posture Wedges into your studio or class programming to greatly improve client progression. You will explore ways to use these arcs and wedges in your warm ups, for integrated body work, in conjunction with the other equipment, and for various client needs.
Beautiful Spine Movement
Presented by Wellness Pilates founder and director Min Kim
2 July 2023
“You are only as young as your spine is flexible.” Joseph Pilates
The movement and function of our spine is integral to life. Min will present the anatomy and mechanics of the spine and provide various sequences that instructors can use to teach the spinal movement patterns that we need for everyday life, and how these spinal movements can be enhanced and progressed for greater strength, flexibility and resilience.
You will leave this workshop with a deeper understanding of the mechanics of the spine in movement, a wealth of repertoire and how to apply for the best and most beautiful spine of your clients and your self.
3 September 2023
5-8pm Wellness Pilates Eastwood Studio
Jumping is plyometric training – explosive exercise utilising powerful muscular contractions. The Pilates method offers a unique opportunity to train and challenge plyometric ability utilising the Jumpboard and integrating the whole body in repertoire and variations. In this workshop you will start to learn the principles of plyometric training and apply them to the ReformerFit Jump class, along with progressions and specific applications.
Presented by Reach expert Yeeun Goh
21 October 2023 5-8pm Chatswood Studio
11 November 2023 5-8pm Chatswood Studio
5-8pm Wellness Pilates Chatswood Studio
This anatomy workshop is designed to provide you with a comprehensive overview of the anatomical structures and functions relevant to Pilates practice. Whether you're an instructor or a dedicated Pilates enthusiast, this workshop will empower you with the knowledge you need to optimize your movements and enhance your teaching.
Lower Limb & Sacroiliac Dysfunction
19 November 2023
5-8pm Wellness Pilates Eastwood Studio
1.Genu Varum & Genu Valgus in the Lower Limbs
Take a closer look at what is happening with these common lower limb alignments and apply repertoire to improve gait, function, balance, posture and biomechanics.
2.Managing SIJ Dysfunction
Movement training is known to be highly effective in the ongoing management of sacroiliac joint (SIJ), dysfunction. In particular the repertoire and apparatus of the Pilates method is uniquely beneficial for restoring and maintaining efficient SIJ function.
In this workshop Andrew will explain the structure and function of the SIJ, discuss common symptoms and presentations, then provide practical repertoire and programming sequences that contribute to stability with appropriate mobility of the joints. You will learn how to reduce symptoms and progress clients with both matwork and apparatus exercises, integrating pre-Pilates and Pilates repertoire and muscular sling patterning.