Fletcher Pilates Conference

Pre-Conference: Thursday, May 4, 2017

Introduction to Oov
Daniel Vladeta
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Oov is a powerful device that forms to the body to create a state of instability, to give the user feedback, enhancing an ability to achieve more efficient movement and breathing patterns.

In this practical introductory workshop, traditional Pilates exercises will be applied to the Oov. All planes of movement will be explored on the Oov, from supine, prone, side-lying and standing positions and will be integrated into a group class.

Concepts behind dynamic stability will be reviewed, as it is essential to understand and integrate the activation of myofascial slings.  Fletcher Towelwork® will also be incorporated to review upper hemisphere kinematics and function.

Finally, a Case Study will demonstrate the Oov as a powerful assessment device and, through use of load and traditional Pilates equipment, Daniel will demonstrate how to achieve rapid change in the mobility, stability and motor control of a client.


The Core Plus
Anatomy in Three Dimensions

Dallas Everleth
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

In this hands-on anatomy workshop, we will examine the muscles that make up the core. A deep understanding of the anatomy of the core enables you to create safe and effective Pilates programs for clients of all levels and abilities.

Using Balanced Body’s Anatomy+Movement™ system of specially designed models and sculpting clay, we will build the muscles of abdominal wall, pelvic floor, spine and diaphragm, as well as key muscles of the hip and shoulder. The building process teaches you the shape, attachment points, structure, and function of these muscles. As we build our models, you will discover the connections that balance the breath, support, carriage and placement of the torso, and learn how the coordination of the muscles creates ease, balance and power in the torso.

The process of creating a three dimensional model of the core builds your own internal sense of anatomy that can sometimes be hard to feel. This internal awareness deepens your understanding of your own body and helps create clarity and specificity in your teaching. Blending Anatomy, Kinesiology, Biomechanics and simple Pilates-based movements, this workshop will enhance your teaching and help you to create better results for your clients.


Z-Health Health and Fitness Neurology: An Introduction to Brain-Based Fitness and Rehabilitation
Dr. Eric Cobb
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Health and fitness approaches around the world are evolving at a fantastic rate. In the last 20 years, we have seen a huge shift from an isolated biomechanical approach to a far more anatomically-driven integrated concept. But, the evolution continues!

If you have ever had the nagging sensation that there is MORE to human performance than simply addressing joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments and other soft tissues then this workshop is for you. In this fast-paced 3-hour workshop we will explore the basic science, assessments and tools of the Z-Health pillars of health and fitness: the visual system, vestibular system, proprioceptive system and respiratory system.

This workshop is intended to be a practical introduction to Z-Health which offers an in-depth, research-based approach to improving all aspects of health, fitness, rehabilitation and performance via neuroscience.

Come join us to explore movement neurology and how it impacts EVERYTHING we do with our clients in a fun, practical way that will make you think differently beginning with your very next client!



Post-Conference: Sunday, May 7, 2017

freeFORM Pilates
Mylène Wiltberger Brock
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Pilates teachers and clients fall in love with the freeFORM boards as one can replicate countless Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair and Mat exercises for both private sessions and group classes - at a fraction of the cost and space requirements.

This workshop will introduce Pilates teachers to the many applications of the freeFORM board and provide a foundation of Pilates-based exercises from which to create many more variations. Continuous movements, flowing transitions and non-linear applications add a whole new dimension to the Pilates repertoire, demonstrated throughout this workshop.


What people are saying

All my workshops and classes were wonderful. I didn't have one class that I didn't enjoy!

– Jennifer