7th Polestar Pilates Europe Event Amsterdam 16/17 April 2016
Just for €90- you get two days of experiments, science, movement, networking and fun !
Certified POLESTAR Pilates instructor (Brazil) and furniture designer, specializing in Ergonomics and auxiliary Pilates equipment
Dance Academy Amsterdam - Master in Teaching Dance, STOTT Pilates Teacher Rehabilitation, owner of my STOTT Pilates studio
WORKSHOP: Brain patterns - Redesign the Body
- we will explore in theory and practice the difference between the deep and superficial muscles
- how to activate your core by connecting with the mind
- you will learn new practical approaches to connect to the core and find neutral alignment
professional Dancer (Conservatoire de Danse de Paris, London Contemorary Dance School), POLESTAR Instructor Rehabilitation, Gyrotonic Instructor, Shiatsu Practitioner, Owner of Pilates Studio “Equilibre Pilates”. POLESTAR representative France
Annemieke leaves her clients with a body awoken, stretched and challenged, a mind focussed, clear and peaceful. Thanks to the 3 year Franklin Method education Annemieke has grown a deep knowledge of complex biomechanical functions of the body and always finds a clever way to translate this in simple and useful language. You can find her teachings not only in her words but also in her hands. As registered shiatsu therapist and shiatsu educator she brings forth the wisdom of touch. Annemieke is grateful and excited to be a member of the POLESTAR Pilates team.
WORKSHOP: Shiatsu and Pilates; restorative touch, restorative movement
• Introduce qualities of the autonomic nervous system and apply them throught guided imagery during movement.
• Introduce touch and basic shiatsu being a great amplifier for better movement out come.
• Explore sequences of touch that will get you into your “healing state”, meaning you will rebalance the autonomic nervous system.
• Explore matching Pilates exercises that will be impacted by the covered sequences of touch.
• Introduce a safe, soft and loving method to provoke curiosity, and exploration with yourself and your clients.
Born in Liverpool UK, I started dancing at the age of 3 and went to ballet school in London at the age of 15. It was compulsory to follow Body Conditioning, and we were sent to train with Alan Herdman. Although I initially disliked Pilates, it kept me injury free through school and later throughout my career. In 2006, after the birth of my daughter, I retrained as a Pilates teacher.
WORKSHOP: Lolita Mat Class
PT, Sport Pysical Technidal Animator, Osteopath, Franklin Instructor, Licensee POLESTAR Spain, POLESTAR Pilates LCD Certified (Studio, Mat, Rehab), PMA® certified – actually, Running Coach Educator (Barcelona).
As a leading educator of POLESTAR, Blas imparting comprehensive training and some workshops included in the Advance Program Teacher POLESTAR. Scientific evidence and effective teaching methods are your best interest as a teacher.
WORKSHOP: POLESTAR RUNNING FUNDAMENTALS
Each year a very large number of runners are injured performing the very activity our bodies are designed for. Isn’t that strange? Decades of technological advances in sports equipment have not succeeded in reducing the incidence of running injuries. What is the solution? How can we run without injury? Running rules are based on running biomechanics and neurophysiology. Knowledge of these two aspects will allow you to master your own skills as a runner and, after a process of learning and adaptation, will radically transform the way you run.
Many people decide to start running to get in shape, but in reality you must first be in good shape before you can begin to run correctly. There is a learning process - requiring conditioning and adaptation. You need to practice running. Without this process it is likely that you will join the 80% of runners that are injured every year. Join Blas in learning the fundamental techniques characteristic of safe and efficient running.
Leila Kester, Amsterdam (NL)
Leila Kester is an Educator for POLESTAR Pilates in Amsterdam. She has been teaching Pilates and floorbarre to the dancers of Nederlands Dans Theater, Het Nationale Ballet and the National Ballet Academy since 1997. She is interested in helping dancers and dance students demystify the challenges they face, and offer them suggestions on how to develop useful strategies in making dance technique and repertoire suit their individual possibilities. Leila is also a guest teacher for the Austrian Olympic Rowing Team.
WORKSHOP: Thoracic Spine
Sports Scientist, POLESTAR Pilates Trainer (Mat, Reformer, Rehabilitation), Medicine Student.
Hanna studied Sport Science at the Deutsche Sporthochschule in Cologne. During her studies she received the POLESTAR Pilates Certification for Mat, Reformer and Rehabilitation while also working as a Pilates Teacher at Springs Studios in Cologne. In 2011 Hanna completed her Bachelor degree in ‘Sport, Erlebnis und Bewegung’. She continued working at Springs Studios and eventually became the head of training at one of the studios. In 2013 she began to study Medicine in Marburg, and successfully passed her first state exam last summer. Hanna is currently continuing her studies in Bochum.
WORKSHOP: Pilates goes Bikini
Jeannette Hoftijzer, Amsterdam (NL)
PT, Manual therapist, currently works in private practice and works with professional sportspeople as well as members of several talent programmes of the Dutch Olympic Committee. She is also an educator for the Performance Matrix, and currently a student in the POLESTAR Comprehensive Series in Amsterdam.
WORKSHOP: Screening Tools - Movement and Performance Screen with Profile Report
Utilizing 25 years of experience Mark Comerford & Sarah Mottram, together with their extensive team, have developed a state of the art movement screening tool. Driven by the latest scientific research and technology, The Performance Matrix Platform is the most accurate evidence based movement screening, analysis and retraining system. We know uncontrolled movement is linked to soft tissue and musculoskeletal problems which influence athlete's and individual's wellbeing and performance. The screens identify which movements cannot be controlled and consider limited ranges that drive movement faults. The range of matrices include the Pilatus Matrix, Core Matrices and Sport Specific Matrices.
WORKSHOP: Dealing with chronic pain
is physiotherapist and POLESTAR Pilates Trainer for Rehabilitation. She worked in several neurologic rehabilitation clinics in Germany. Since 2012 she is working in her own praxis focused on neurological diseases and the pelvic floor system.
PT, Ostheopath with own Studio, POLESTAR Pilates Rehab Educator (2002) and Master Trainer, She was one of the first german teachers teaching Reformer classes. She teaches Pilates in schools for physios as well as for midwifes.
WORKSHOP: Womens health „Pelvic floor - the silent system“
We inform about the most common diseases of the pelvic floor system and how to treat them or how to encounter them with therapeutic work and POLESTAR pilates principles.
It’s more than just a muscle ...
PT Bachelor of Health, lecturer for physiotherapy at FRESENIUS University of applied science, POLESTAR certified Teacher Mat.
WORKSHOP: POLESTAR & FRESENIUS – scientific Research on Allegro Reformer / World premiere: Presentation of Results