5th BCPA Development Weekend

 

Saturday April 13th 2002

Sunday April 14th 2002

 

 

 

Please find attached the detailed programme for the next Development Weekend. As previously:

 

·        We can only accept bookings on the original form, as enclosed

 

·        Please send a cheque with your booking form – we cannot accept telephone bookings or credit card payments for this weekend. Your bookings are not confirmed until payment is received.

 

·        Session places will be allocated strictly on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. All sessions during the weekend will have registers, so you will be asked to adhere strictly to your allocated workshops please.

 

·        If you are requesting hotel accommodation, please send the relevant amount with your booking form – we will settle all hotel bills centrally (you settle your own ‘extras’)

 

·        All cheques payable to ‘Body Control Pilates Association’ please

 

 

Please note that there will be a limit on total attendance for the Weekend - probably in the region of 225 participants – so if you only get round to booking your place in early April, please call us beforehand to check that there are still spaces! We have put this limit on to ensure that we minimise the risk of overcrowding in sessions.

 

I hope to see you for the general kick-off session at 12.15 on the Saturday, when I am pleased to confirm that Ken Endelman from Balanced Body Inc. will be joining us to give the Keynote Presentation.

 

Have a great weekend!!

 

Leigh Robinson

 

Diary Dates

 

Annual General Meeting: Saturday September 14th 2002  10.30 am

 

Development Weekend 6: September 14th & 15th 2002      12.30 on

 

Both at Royal College of Physicians, London

         

THE

BODY CONTROL PILATES ASSOCIATION

 

 

5th DEVELOPMENT WEEKEND

 

FOR BODY CONTROL PILATES TEACHERS

 

Saturday April 13th 2002

Sunday April 14th 2002

 

 

Venue

The Royal College of Physicians

11 St. Andrews Place

Regent’s Park

London

NW1 4LE

( 020 7935 1174

 

 

The fifth BCPA Professional Development Weekend offers our

widest ever choice of 34 workshops, master classes and lectures

designed to bring you the latest knowledge and ideas

- with six options continuously available throughout the weekend.

Attendance is strictly by pre-booking only, so …

 

please return your Booking Form, along with the fee as detailed,

to the Body Control Pilates office ASAP

 

Only open to BCPA members.

Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance. 

 

Saturday 13th April 2002 12.15 to 17.45

Sunday 14th April 2002      10.00* to 16.30

* Mat classes running 08.45-09.45

 

Saturday and Sunday          £125.00 (Sunday lunch included)

Saturday only                   £  60.00

Sunday only                     £  90.00 (lunch included)

 

Payable to ‘Body Control Pilates Association’ please

 

Body Control Pilates Association

5th Professional Development Weekend

 

Workshop Programme

 

 

Saturday 13th April 2002            Sunday 14th April 2002

 

Welcome: 12.15 – 12.30                         Session 3: 08.45 – 09.45

Keynote:   12.30 – 13.30                         Session 4: 10.00 – 11.30

Session 1: 14.00 – 15.30                                 Session 5: 12.00 – 13.30

Session 2: 16.15 – 17.45                               Lunch 13.45 – 15.00

                                                                   Session 6: 15.00 – 16.30

 

 

Please use enclosed Booking Form to let us know your preferred sessions – these will be allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis where space is limited. We must receive your payment before we can allocate places!

 

 

 

Keynote Lecture

 

 

 

Pilates in the US: Change and Opportunity

Ken Endelman

 

Ken will share his experiences and perspective on the development of Pilates in the US, and will offer his unique insight into current and future trends in the all-important US marketplace.

 

Ken Endelman is the founder and owner of Balanced Body, the world’s largest manufacturer of Pilates equipment. In 1976, Ken became the first to substantially upgrade Joseph Pilates’ original designs with modern engineering and materials. Over the last 25 years, Balanced Body has introduced numerous equipment improvements, many of which are now industry standards. Ken was the driving force behind the US court action that overturned the Pilates trademark and made it available for general use. Since the trademark cancellation in October 2000, the US Pilates market has grown and changed dramatically.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session 1

 

1.1           Interactive Abdominal Scanning and introducing the ‘Dimmer Switch’ Analogy of Abdominal Control.

 

Warrick McNeill MCSP SRP

 

A lecture on, and demonstration of, real time biofeedback using ultra-sound scanning of the abdominal wall to show the specificity of the abdominal muscle contractions. Transversus abdominis is becoming an increasingly familiar muscle thanks to the ground-breaking work of the Queensland University Physiotherapy Research Team (Jull, Richardson, Hodges and Hides) and the dissemination in the UK via Kinetic Control (Comerford and Mottram). But, are you familiar with what a specific transversus abdominal contraction actually feels like? Or looks like on a scan? When does an oblique contraction come in? Warrick will also relate normal breathing patterns into pre-Pilates exercise.

 

Warrick is Director of Physioworks, a combined Physiotherapy and Pilates Clinic in central London. He has many years of experience working with Pilates teachers, and firmly believes that understanding the pre-Pilates skills of physiotherapists, which relate to the modern concepts of treating musculo-skeletal pain, will help to promote a greater understanding and cross-referral between physiotherapists and Pilates teachers.

 

 

1.2          Breaking Barriers

 

Paul McLinden

 

Movement comes from deep within; it is part of life and part of us. It allows us to be ourselves, makes us unique, and helps us express ourselves and feel alive. Sometimes we find a deep connection that helps movement work. The hidden pathway, that until that moment, remained undiscovered. A magic word, a touch, a thought could help open the energy gates. Practical workshop.

 

Paul is now a partner in the Brighton Pilates Studio.

 

1.3            Toning Circles & Stretch Bands Workout

 

Cheryl Liss

 

This practical session will demonstrate the many varied ways in which the Toning Circle (Flex Ring Toner) and stretch band can be incorporated into your classes. Repeat of Cheryl’s session from the last DW, repeated by demand.

 

Cheryl is based at Gordon’s studio, and teaches and examines on BodyControl Pilates Reformer and other courses.

 

1.4     An Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Qigong for Bodywork Trainers and Therapists

                                               

Paul Lundberg

 

Traditional Chinese Medicine has, for centuries, included remedial practices – exercises engaging the mental and physical faculties to regulate and support the subtle flow of life-energy, or “Qi”, and considered the basis of all vital functions in the body. This practical workshop will introduce guidelines for working with the breath, postural alignment of the spine and movement awareness that this tradition imparts through contemporary Qigong

 

Paul has a wide experience of the medical and healing tradition of Qigong. He has studied, practised and taught many aspects of Oriental Medicine, including acupuncture, shiatsu and Qigong, for over twenty-five years. He is a co-founder of the Shiatsu College, UK and author of’ The Book of Shiatsu’ (Gaia, 1992)

1.5     Go Back to the Principles to move Forward

                                               

Mitsi Pippa

 

Mitsi, always looking for a deep level of flow and ease within any movement, will focus on the importance of thinking primarily of the ‘self-condition’, in order to allow a particular movement to happen. Focusing on the process rather than on the movement itself, you will explore how you can liberate your potential and, so, execute different exercises from basic to most advanced, easily and efficiently.

 

Mitsi has a long Pilates experience and works closely with the various Body

Control Pilates activities when in London. She has recently moved to the USA – we are pleased to welcome her back for this Weekend!

 

1.6            Pilates Transitions and Sequences

 

Catherine Wilks

 

An active workshop geared to keeping the flow in your classes, focusing on transitions between exercises across all levels.

 

Catherine is a senior teacher at the Body Control Pilates Studio in South Kensington. She is also a member of the BCP teacher training team

 

 

Session 2

 

2.1            Can Pilates really help balance and proprioception disturbances caused by back pain?

 

Alan Zammit MSc, MCSP, MMACP, SRP

 

In this lecture, Alan will look at the issue of back pain and discuss the initial findings from his clinical research trials in Malta regarding the use of Pilates and the balance board.

 

Having previously been an international athlete, Alan qualified as a chartered physiotherapist in 1986 and has since been at the forefront of physiotherapy treatment and training in Malta and beyond, developing the first Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Complex on the island. Alan is also now closely involved in the development of the Body Control Pilates Centre in Malta and in developing research programmes assessing the benefits of Pilates.

 

2.2          Breaking Barriers

 

Paul McLinden (Repeat Session)

 

Repeat of Session 1.2.

 

2.3            Pilates with the new Pilates-Ball

 

Christin Kuhnert

 

A new Pilates programme with a specially created ‘Pilates–Ball’. The playful exercises are fun and a useful addition to work at home and in the studio, and aid prevention and rehabilitation. The ball is quickly inflated without auxiliary equipment. This full body workout, focusing on co-ordination and proprioception, offers a huge selection of exercises for every level – from beginner through to advanced – and is based on the principles of the Pilates Method. The exercises strengthen the ‘Powerhouse’ muscles - pelvic floor, tranversus abdominis, multifidus, obliques. Muscles are trained from a pre-stretched position in order to create long and lean – but powerful – muscles. Another main focus is on essential spine rotation.

 

Christin studied dance in Munich and New York. After taking up Pilates in 1991, she received her Pilates Certificate in New York (Deborah Lessen/Michele Larsson) in 1998. Christin now runs the Centre Circle Pilates Studio in Munich and is actively involved in Dance Medicine Germany, presenting Pilates at medical conferences.

 

2.4            Finding Fusion in the Flow

 

            Michael Miller

 

A practical session covering ‘The Full Mat’. Come to move or come to observe ….  Afterwards, we will discuss the idea of Pilates – uniform, eccentric loading flowing through progressive patterns of movements. Please note that this is a challenging workshop.

 

Michael returns by popular demand! Based in Colorado USA, he has taught Pilates for more than 18 years. He has worked in the US with Romana Kryzanowska, Bruce King and Ron Fletcher and has presented workshops around the world. We are delighted to welcome him back.

 

 

2.5            Creating Flow – how to link Pilates exercises to challenge

Co-ordination and Stability

                       

Suzanne Scott

 

In this practical workshop, Suzanne will present ‘blocks’ of Pilates-based movement choreographed in such a way, as to challenge stability and make demands on the body’s ability to remain stable as load, direction and speed are varied.

 

After leaving Cambridge University, Suzanne studied dance and choreography at The Laban Centre in London. She opened her own Pilates Studio in Somerset in 1996 after completing her training with Alan Herdman. Suzanne now trains teachers for the Pilates Foundation UK, lectures in Pilates to physiotherapists and recently presented on Pilates at the International Conference on Movement and Dysfunction in Edinburgh.

 

 

2.6            Standing and going down to the Floor and one starting from the floor and going to standing up.

 

Sasha Davies

 

 

Session 3

– Sunday Morning Matclasses!

 

Please note that these are one-hour mat classes, not interactive workshops.

 

 

3.1            Matclass with Lorna Mepham

Lorna is a Studio teacher at the Body Control Pilates studio in South Kensington.

 

3.2            Matclass with Bryn Kennard

Bryn is now based full-time at  the Body Control Pilates Centre in Sliema, Malta.

 

3.3            Matclass with Brenton Surgenor

 

 

Notes:

 

Session 4

 

 

4.1          Understanding and Managing Back Pain

 

Dr. Dean Halfpenny MBBCh FRCA

 

This lecture will refresh the knowledge base and introduce some new concepts in back pain management. It will specifically address the following areas:

the physiology of pain; why backs become painful; typical pathological conditions of the back, the “at risk back”, when and where to obtain help.

REPEAT OF AGM PRESENTATION

 

Dean is a consultant in Pain Management and Anaesthesia with a special interest in Spinal Pain, consulting at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, Harley Street Clinic and other independent hospitals. He strongly believes that exercise is the key to a healthy spine and is a keen supporter of the Body Control Pilates Method.

Note from Leigh: Dean and Alan Zammit’s presentations at November’s AGM were, from feedback received, regarded as “two of the best presentations we’ve had” – hence, we have asked Dean to repeat this! 

 

 

4.2          Interactive Abdominal Scanning and introducing the ‘Dimmer Switch’ Analogy of Abdominal Control.

 

Warrick McNeill MCSP SRP

 

            Repeat of Saturday’s lecture (Session 1.1).

 

 

4.3          Looking after yourself – Qigong Practice and Energy Awareness for the Practitioner

 

Paul Lundberg

 

Health care practitioners and trainers - and Body Control Pilates teachers - commonly experience tiredness and dissipation due to overwork. Problems can arise due to over-commitment and identification with the clients’ issues, loss of self-awareness and lack of clear insights and techniques for self-protection. Qigong can offer us a number of simple and practical ways to redress this imbalance. Harmonising effort and relaxation, they not only support the practitioner, but also increase our effectiveness and benefit the client as well.

 

Paul has a wide experience of the medical and healing tradition of Qigong. He has studied, practised and taught many aspects of Oriental Medicine, including acupuncture, shiatsu and Qigong, for over twenty-five years. He is a co-founder of the Shiatsu College, UK and author of’ The Book of Shiatsu’ (Gaia, 1992)

 

 

4.4          Finding Fluorescence

                                               

Michael Miller

 

The Full Mat, come to move or come to observe …. Afterwards, we will discuss how you get from ‘Gravity’ to ‘Fluorescence’, and why it matters! Please note that this is a challenging workshop.

 

Michael returns by popular demand! Based in Colorado USA, he has taught Pilates for more than 18 years. He has worked in the US with Romana Kryzanowska, Bruce King and Ron Fletcher and has presented workshops around the world. We are delighted to welcome him back.

 

4.5          Creating Sacred Space

                                               

Zeb Glover MRSS

 

The aims of this workshop are to learn how to deepen the connection between teacher and client; to develop quality of touch; to increase awareness of your own and others’ personal space and boundaries; enhance the intuition and sensitivity of people’s energy fields. Zeb has worked with very different groups of people on the topic of ‘personal space’, varying from a focus on ‘self protection’ to a more healing and energetic way, such as Shiatsu. It has been found to be a very powerful concept and tool for people to have, especially those who work with other people. Pilates instruction involves much ‘hands on’ work and guidance, so it can be useful to increase and deepen the energetic connection between the instructor and client, by using personal space as a way to establish mutual trust and respect. The more open, responsive, trusting and depth of connection, the greater the opportunity for positive change to happen in a client.

 

                Zeb is …..

 

 

 

4.6            title

 

Conchita Del Campo

 

 

 

Conchita has been teaching Pilates for fifteen years and is proprietor of two Body Control studios in North London. She also instructs on Body Control Pilates teacher training courses. Her workshops and master classes are now an established – and highly popular-  feature in our programmes

 

Session 5

 

5.1            Can Pilates really help balance and proprioception disturbances caused by back pain?

 

Alan Zammit MSc, MCSP, MMACP, SRP

 

Repeat of Saturday’s lecture (2.1)

 

 

5.2            Pilates with the new Pilates-Ball

 

Christin Kuhnert

 

            Repeat of Saturday’s session (2.3).

 

 

5.3            Postural Alignment, Flexibility and Strength

 

Clemence Bettany

 

This workshop will focus on natural alignment of the skeleton as a template for the efficient posture, discussing briefly the factors, which often put that efficiency at risk. We will explore the stages through which children pass in order to stand up and discuss how effective these developmental movements area as a technique for correcting common postural faults, for improving, flexibility, strength and balance, and encouraging relaxation

 

We are pleased to welcome Clemence. After being injured as a professional ballet dancer, she became fascinated with the twin problems of flexibility and safe movement. She studied Alexander technique, anatomy, physiology, developmental movement and massage, and has since run courses and workshops on postural exercise, back care, ‘Child’s Play’ (for parents and carers), exercises for the elderly, applied anatomy for dancers, as well as anatomy, physiology and massage for ITEC. Clemence lectures at Morley College, London.

 

5.4     Go Back to the Principles to move Forward

                                               

Mitsi Pippa

 

Repeat of Saturday’s session (1.5).

 

 

5.5          Intermediate and Advanced Matwork

                                               
Judy Herbert

 

Sequencing together some of the exercises from both of these Body Control Pilates courses. Suitable for intermediate level and above.

 

After a career as a contemporary dancer, Judy now teaches at Gordon’s studio and at the Cromwell Road studio. She teaches on all Body Control Pilates mat and machine courses.

 

 

5.6            Creating Flow – how to link Pilates exercises to challenge

Co-ordination and Stability

                       

Suzanne Scott

 

Repeat of Saturday’s session (1.3).

 

Session 6

 

 

6.1          Understanding and Managing Back Pain

 

Dean Halfpenny MBBCh FRCA

 

Repeat of earlier lecture (4.1).

 

 

6.2          Matwork Teacher Training Update

 

Lynne Robinson/Miranda Bass

 

The content of the Body Control Pilates Matwork course is constantly being revised to ensure that it remains fully up to date with regard to the latest research findings and teaching techniques. In this presentation, Miranda and Lynne will summarise the key changes, and explain the background and their impact on working with clients.

A very important update for all Body Control Pilates teachers!

 

 

6.3          Exploring Mutual Ground – Qigong and Pilates Training

                                               

Paul Lundberg

 

Inviting previous participants to a final improvised session, incorporating insights and questions arising from the earlier work and examining our approach to joint pain, physical injuries, back strain etc. in the light of Qigong and the “Energy Medicine” tradition.

 

Paul has a wide experience of the medical and healing tradition of Qigong. He has studied, practised and taught many aspects of Oriental Medicine, including acupuncture, shiatsu and Qigong, for over twenty-five years. He is a co-founder of the Shiatsu College, UK and author of’ The Book of Shiatsu’ (Gaia, 1992)

 

 

 

 

6.4          Teaching Mat

 

Michael Miller

 

The Full Mat, come to move or come to observe…. Afterwards, we’ll discuss effective teaching techniques. Please note that this is a challenging workshop.

 

Michael returns by popular demand! Based in Colorado USA, he has taught Pilates for more than 18 years. He has worked in the US with Romana Kryzanowska, Bruce King and Ron Fletcher and has presented workshops around the world. We are delighted to welcome him back.

 

 

6.5          Creating Sacred Space

                                               

Zeb Glover

 

Repeat of earlier session (4.5).

 

 

6.6            Standing and going down to the Floor and one starting from the floor and going to standing up.

 

Sasha Davies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

 

 

Booking your sessions

Please complete the enclosed form and return it to the BCP office - with your fee

for the weekend - as soon as possible.

Please give us a first and second choice for each session.

Sessions are allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

We cannot promise first choices all the time!

 

Please note: each session will start on time!

 

 

Accommodation

We have block-booked a number of rooms at the newly-refurbished

White House Hotel, which is just next to the venue, for the Friday & Saturday night.

 Special BCPA rates are £42.50 per person sharing a twin room, £50.00 for a

 single room. Rates include full English breakfast.

Please tick the relevant box on your booking form if you want a room, plus let us

know if you have a preferred person to share with

 - you probably ought to check with them first!

 

 

Refreshments

Tea/coffee & water will be available on both days.

 A buffet lunch – with enough for everyone! – will be served on Sunday.

 

 

 

Products

No goods will be available on the day. We will, however, be offering

special discounted rates for all merchandise ordered on the weekend and

an order form will be sent out to you with your session confirmation sheet.

 

 

 

Directions to The Royal College of Physicians

Please see the enclosed.

 

 

 

Problems on the day

if you are delayed getting to the venue

- or if you need to leave a contact number for urgent messages –

please call the main RCP number on 0207 935 1174.

Or, Leigh’s mobile is 07973 828183 or Victoria’s 07762 550298.

 

 

 

 

We look forward to seeing you …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BOOKING FORM: PDW5

 

Please give two options - we will always do our best to accommodate your first choice. 

Please return ASAP to

 

Body Control Pilates, 14 Neal’s Yard, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9DP

 

 

Name: …………………………………

 

 

1.1             McNeill                      1st choice  ¸                    2nd choice  ¸

 

1.2             McLinden                  1st choice  ¸                    2nd choice  ¸

 

1.3       Liss                   1st choice  ¸           2nd choice  ¸

 

1.4       Lundberg         1st choice  ¸           2nd choice  ¸

 

1.5       Pippa                1st choice  ¸           2nd choice  ¸

 

1.6       Wilks                 1st choice  ¸           2nd choice  ¸

 

 

 

2.1             Zammit                       1st choice  ¸                    2nd choice  ¸

 

2.2             McLinden                  1st choice  ¸                    2nd choice  ¸

 

2.3            Kuhnert                     1st choice  ¸                    2nd choice  ¸

 

2.4       Miller                          1st choice  ¸                    2nd choice  ¸

 

2.5       Scott                            1st choice  ¸                    2nd choice  ¸

 

2.6       Davies                         1st choice  ¸                    2nd choice  ¸

 

 

 

3.1             Mepham                     1st choice  ¸                    2nd choice  ¸

 

3.2             Kennard                     1st choice  ¸                    2nd choice  ¸

 

3.3                                           1st choice  ¸                    2nd choice  ¸

 

 

 

4.1             Halfpenny                  1st choice  ¸                    2nd choice  ¸

 

4.2             McNeill                      1st choice  ¸                    2nd choice  ¸

 

4.3            Lundberg                   1st choice  ¸                    2nd choice  ¸

 

4.4       Miller                          1st choice  ¸                    2nd choice  ¸

 

4.5       Glover                         1st choice  ¸                    2nd choice  ¸

 

4.6       del Campo                        1st choice  ¸                    2nd choice  ¸

 

PLEASE TURN OVER FOR SESSIONS 5 & 6

 

 

 

 

 

5.1             Zammit                       1st choice  ¸                    2nd choice  ¸

 

5.2             Kuhnert                     1st choice  ¸                    2nd choice  ¸

 

5.3            Bettany                      1st choice  ¸                    2nd choice  ¸

 

5.4       Pippa                          1st choice  ¸                    2nd choice  ¸

 

5.5            Herbert                       1st choice  ¸                    2nd choice  ¸

 

5.6       Scott                            1st choice  ¸                    2nd choice  ¸

 

 

6.1             Halfpenny                  1st choice  ¸                    2nd choice  ¸

 

6.2             Robinson/Bass            1st choice  ¸                    2nd choice  ¸

 

6.3            Lundberg                   1st choice  ¸                    2nd choice  ¸

 

6.4       Miller                          1st choice  ¸                    2nd choice  ¸

 

6.5       Glover                         1st choice  ¸                    2nd choice  ¸

 

6.6       Davies                         1st choice  ¸                    2nd choice  ¸

 

 

 

 

WHITE HOUSE HOTEL

 

 

Please book me a room as indicated                     Single                         ¸

 

Twin Share              ¸*

 

 

I would like to stay                                                 Sat. only     ¸

 

Fri & Sat.              ¸

 

 

 

* I’m sharing with:            ………………………………….

 

 

Your Name: (once again – just in case!!!)           ……………………………………..

 

 

Thank you!!

 

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