Rebecca Leone May 2013

We are delighted to announce that Rebecca Leone will be back with us in Dublin from the 9th – 12th of May 2013.

We have 3 workshops from Friday May 10th to Sunday May 12th, 2013 and we are running Masterclasses on Thurs / Fri / Sat  that are open to everyone too! More details on these below.


Rebecca Leone Pilates Master ClassIt’s a basic, it’s a ritual, it’s what Joe asked us to do.
It’s daily maintenance for daily use!

Even though it’s behind you, you never see it and unless it hurts, you probably won’t know it’s there, your spine needs DAILY care and maintenance. Just as you brush your teeth and bathe every day, you absolutely should be spending a few minutes every day strengthening and stretching your spine, too.

In these 2 Master Classes, you’ll learn how to perform a challenging, deeply strengthening daily routine and a very relaxing daily stretch routine. Both can be performed in bed or on the floor, no mat or special clothing required, and combined, take approximately 7 – 10 minutes to complete.

Strengthen, stretch and condition your spine every day and you won’t believe how much better you’ll feel and how much improvement you’ll experience in your performance in sports and your everyday activities.

All masterclasses are open to clients of the studio as well as other instructors.

Thursday May 9th 17:30 – 19:00 €35
Your Perfect At-Home Routine | Stretch

Friday May 10th 17:30 – 19:00 €35
Your Perfect At-Home Routine | Strength

Saturday May 11th 17:30 -19:00 €35
Basically Advanced Historic Mat

If you teach or perform a lot of matwork, you know how difficult it is to keep class fresh, exciting and challenging. Come to this “Basically Advanced Master Class” and learn adaptations, challenges and variations on the historic basic matwork exercises that are a great way to keep class interesting and your loyal mat following excited about each and every class.


Friday, May 10, 2013
Workshop Title: Safe Spine Teaching Technique
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Saturday, May 11, 2013
Workshop Title: Contract/Relax Pilates Fusion
Expand your Scope of Practice!
Everybody in the Pilates world knows that when it comes to flexibility, the equivalencies are way off; we spend too much time doing things that make our bodies tight and too little time relieving ourselves of that tightness. This reality barges into our sessions in very obvious and often uncomfortable ways when we struggle with tight hips and backs on Stomach Massage, tight hamstrings on Teaser and tight everything on Saw and Push Through Bar. Making matters worse, the type of flexibility training that’s inherent in the way the vast majority of us practices Pilates (read: the non-uber advanced, crazy big ranges of motion segment of the repertoire) is identical to the one that’s inherent in athletic training – stretch through strength. Stretch coming only when you’re strong enough to earn it is not a reasonable answer to the flexibility challenges of most of us so it’s definitely time we added into our mat classes and sessions a bit of contract/relax stretching. Also known as Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) it’s a super safe, ultra effective strengthening flexibility protocol that is a natural in-line bonus to many commonly performed Pilates exercises.

In this workshop, you’ll learn about muscle biology and how PNF stretching works in the body, solo stretches for the back, front and sides of the body which I’ve seamlessly incoporated into traditional Pilates mat exercises and we’ll also cover some assisted stretches that are great partner work for your group classes.

You’ll come away with enough material to fill about 3 hours of programming so you’ll be able to add much-needed flexibility classes to your schedule.

Sunday, May 12, 2013
Workshop Title: Release, Relax & Rejuvenate
Expand your Scope of Practice!

In this workshop I’ll teach you the protocols I use to reduce or eliminate muscle spasm, to release tight necks and shoulders and to relax and release hard working bodies.

Super small, safe and gentle movements orchestrated into protocols that take us from one end of the spine to the other, you’ll learn methods for releasing yourself and your clients from every day tension, occasional painful tightness and full on back spasm.

For teachers, when backs are tight and painful, our clients need us the most and this workshop will help you serve your clients through those times of greatest need.

Whether it’s a 5-minute ending to a group class or material sufficient to teach an entire “luxury” private exclusively for release, this workshop gives you the ingredients you’ll need in order to reboot, bliss out and transport your clients to a place of ultimate mind/body synthesis. You’ll learn to perform and teach a treasure trove of mind to muscle relaxation, breath-work and full body release techniques that you can offer as a stand-alone series or sprinkle into your current programming.

Joe said “Don’t worry, we fix” and with this workshop under your belt, you’ll be able to do just that.

All workshops run from 10 am to 5 pm.

You can register on Rebecca’s site directly for the Dublin Workshop bundle here.

$600 for all 3 workshop until March 15, 2013
$725 thereafter

Registration for individual workshops will open by March 15, 2013