£169.99

Lolita & Disciples. 60 Years of Pilates History. A Bright Pilates Future

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Location

Location

Scotland

United Kingdom

Event description

Description

Lolita San Miguel, one of the original Pilates Elders is coming to Scotland on the 29th of April! She will be headlining at two amazing events alongside some of her Disciples, all of whom are 2nd Generation Pilates Instructors!

This is a unique and very rare chance to train with one of the biggest names in the Pilates World. Hear about how this living Pilates Legend trained with Joseph Pilates in her youth and how his method has helped her continue to work and enjoy life into her 8th decade.




SATURDAY

Lolita & Pilates Disciples in the Studio - This event is for Pilates Instructors and experienced clients.

Venue: Balans Pilates Studio

How to get there: Click here for more information about the venue.

Date: 29/04/2017

Time: 9:30am - 5pm

Price: £169.99

Lunch is included

What does your ticke include?

  • A great day in the lovely atmosphere of Scotland’s largest Pilates Studio
  • A round robin of three unique workshops designed for Pilates Teachers and totalling six hours of Pilates
  • A chance to explore the finer points of the Pilates Method with other professionals
  • Wisdom from one of the world’s most experienced Pilates Masters -Lolita San Miguel
  • Inspiration from 2nd Generation Pilates Teacher, Peak Pilates Educator and owner of Azulfit Pilates Retreats - Jamie Isaacs from California, USA
  • Insight on Balanced Body Apparatus from Award Winning, 2nd Generation Pilates Teacher and owner of Bälans Pilates Studio – Joakim Valsinger
  • A super healthy lunch
  • Refreshments throughout the day
  • Great Pilates raffle prizes raising money and awareness for Mobilize – a movement organisation for wounded veterans

Timetable

08:00 - 09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee
09:30 - 12:30 Morning Workshops with either Lolita or Jamie & Joakim
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch, networking, Group Photo session & entertainment
14:00 - 17:00 Afternoon Workshops with either Jamie & Joakim or Lolita
17:00 Farewells




SUNDAY

Lolita & Pilates Disciples at the Stadium - This event is open to all.

Venue: Murrayfield Stadium (West Stand)

How to get there: Click here for more information about how to get to the venue.

Date: 30/04/2017

Time: 9:30am - 5pm

Price: £159.99

Lunch is included

What does your ticket include?

  • A fun day of at the home of Scotland’s Rugby team – BT Murrayfield Stadium
  • A special opportunity to meet a Pilates legend, normally Lolita presents Workshops and seminars for Pilates Professionals only. These events are usually closed to the Public
  • A round robin of 5 unique workshops suitable for all levels of ability and ages and totalling six hours of Pilates
  • A specialist workshop on Playful Pilates for Kids for a small section of attendees
  • A chance to explore the finer points of the Pilates Method with others who love the Pilates Method
  • Wisdom from one of the world’s most experienced Pilates Masters Lolita San Miguel
  • Inspiration from 2nd Generation Pilates Teacher, Peak Pilates Educator and owner of Azulfit Pilates Retreats - Jamie Isaacs from California, USA
  • Insight from Award Winning, 2nd Generation Pilates Teacher and owner of the largest Pilates Studio in Scotland – Joakim Valsinger
  • Heartfelt education from 2nd Generation Pilates Teacher and international presenter Laura Weavers
  • New horizons as 2nd Generation Pilates Teacher Sabrina Simpson stretches your imagination
  • A super healthy lunch
  • Refreshments throughout the day
  • Great Pilates raffle prizes raising money and awareness for Mobilize – a movement organisation for wounded veterans

Timeteable

09:00 - 09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee/
09:30 - 12:30 Morning Workshops with either Lolita or Jamie or Joakim, Sabrina and Laura
09:45 – 10:45 Playful Pilates is a separate element within Jamie’s’ morning schedule

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch, networking & Group Photo session
14:00 - 17:00 Afternoon Workshops with either Lolita or Jamie or Joakim, Sabrina and Laura
17:00 Farewells




Instructor Offers!

  • Bring five people and get 50% off!
  • Bring 10 people and get a free ticket!





The Workshops


Saturday the 29th of April

Lolita San Miguel Shares Her Story and Mat

Lolita San Miguel, Pilates Elder shares her story and her Matwork in the beautiful Bälans Pilates Studio. This is your chance to find out her secret to longevity, health and happiness.

Matwork is the most well-known part of the Pilates Method. Lolita has an intimate knowledge of Joseph Pilates’ Classical routine and is a staunch supporter of staying true to the essence of his teachings. Over her almost six decades of teaching Pilates she has sought out advancements in medical understanding of movement and modern teaching styles which enhance and develop his original work, keeping the method up-to date and relevant.

This workshop gives an insight into the skills a Pilates teacher needs to practice to create the best movement experience for themselves and for clients.

Jamie Isaac Shares his Reformer and Tower Workshop

Joe’s most iconic piece of Pilates Apparatus – the Reformer is often the first introduction to the Studio equipment. Developed with rehabilitation in mind it’s repertoire expanded to create some of the most exciting and challenging Pilates exercises. The addition of the Tower allows the greater portion of Cadillac exercises to be done on the same apparatus and opens the door to a whole new world of subtlety, awareness and challenge.

Jamie invites you to sweat, smile and amaze yourself, as he shares his passion for Pilates with a healthy dose of laughter in his innovative Reformer and Tower Workshop.

Joakim Valsinger Showcases the Exo Chair, Pilates Arc, Orbit and Ped-o-Pull

Joakim Valsinger is eager to share the exciting ‘extras’ one can achieve using the imaginative Exo Chair and Orbit from Balanced Body as well as the well-known Pilates Arc, and not so well known Ped-o-Pull.

The Exo Chair is versatile, compact and sleek, and packs a big punch in a small space. The Pilates Arc is a lightweight Spine Corrector with a few surprising innovations while the Orbit takes the core stability required for working on the Reformer to a whole new level.

Joakim introduces the Ped-o-Pull an underrated piece of Apparatus with its uncomplicated design that offers intriguing sensitivity and resistance.






The Presenters

Lolita’s family of 2nd Generation Pilates Masters spans the globe and these events bring together seasoned professional presenters from the USA and the UK. All our presenters auditioned for an invitation to attend and have completed Lolita’s challenging two-year Pilates Master Mentor Program in Florida.

If there is one gift which Lolita has given her Disciples it is her incredible skill of identifying the strengths and weaknesses within a Pilates Teacher’s arsenal and developing those strengths while ironing out some of the weaknesses. The result is that the individual who completes her PMMP comes out with enhanced teaching skills, a sharp eye, a broad understanding of movement and is better equipped to push themselves as far as they can go.

Five very different Pilates teachers from around the world, united by a shared experience of self-transformation are now gathered in the one place and at your disposal:

LOLITA SAN MIGUEL

Lolita is an elegant, strong head figure of the world-wide Pilates community. A 1st Generation Pilates Elder who holds impeccable standards for herself and her teachers. She is a shining example and role model for everyone who loves Pilates.

A New York-born Puerto Rican, Lolita San Miguel celebrates her 59th anniversary of practicing the Pilates Method of body conditioning. She received her initial certification from Carola Trier, Joseph Pilates’s first disciple to open their own studio and then trained and apprenticed with Joe & Clara Pilates and is one of only two known practitioners to have been officially certified by Joseph Pilates to teach his Method.

One of the four “Distinguished Elders” of the Pilates Method Alliance (the largest professional body for Pilates teachers), she has also been certified by Polestar Pilates Education and was awarded a PMA Gold Certificate.

After a celebrated career in dance with several companies in New York, Lolita set up what was to become Puerto Rico’s finest ballet company– and was its Artistic and Executive Director for 28 years. There she also founded Pilates y Mas, Inc. in 2000 to teach, train and certify teachers in association with Polestar Pilates Education. In 2005 she retired from Ballet Concierto to dedicate more time to teach, train and give conferences and seminars on the Pilates Method.

Lolita has produced many instructional videos on the Pilates method both for the Matwork and Apparatus.

In her 82nd year Ms. San Miguel continues to teach her successful Pilates Master Mentor Program in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, where she now resides.

Lolita is in great demand across the globe at Pilates Conferences. She is visiting us on her way to the Pilates Heritage Congress in Germany, a biennial celebration of Pilates which she helped to orchestrate in Joseph Pilates’ hometown Mönchengladbach.

On the Thursday and Friday before our events Lolita will have been assessing the first class of Lolita’s Legacy in the UK at their final exams. Lolita’s Legacy is her Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training Course which was brought to Scotland in 2015.

For more information on Lolita visit www.lolitapilates.com

Jamie Isaac

Jamie Isaac believes in the power of mindful movement to change the world. We think he’s Britain’s best Pilates export, having founded the Azulfit Pilates and Yoga Retreat on Fuerte Ventura, & Fluid Life Pilates Studio in California.

Jamie is a 2nd Generation Pilates teacher, having studied with Lolita San Miguel and being certified by her as a Master Teacher. Jamie is a Peak Pilates Master Instructor, and Teacher Trainer and has been featured in Peak Pilates instructional DVDs.

Expect to sweat, smile and amaze yourself, as Jamie shares his passion for Pilates with a healthy dose of laughter in this 1 ½ hour Reformer and Tower Workshop.

Joakim Valsinger

Joakim Valsinger founded Bälans Pilates Studio, Scotland’s largest Pilates Studio 12 years ago. He is an Award-Winning Fitness Instructor and a 2nd Generation Pilates teacher, having studied with Lolita San Miguel and being certified by her as a Master Teacher.

Joakim is a regular presenter at Conferences and retreats across the UK and abroad, he will be presenting Pilates for the Military at the International Pilates Heritage Congress in Joseph Pilates’ hometown in May as well as the International Pilates Conference in Brazil on November.

Eager to share the exciting ‘extras’ one can achieve using the imaginative Exo Chair and Orbit from Balanced Body as well as the well-known Pilates Arc, and not so well known Ped-o-Pull in a 1 ½ hour Workshop.

Laura Weavers

Laura is an fun, outgoing teacher with an extensive knowledge and inspiring energy for life. She is a 2nd generation Master Teacher and Eductor trained by Internationally Acclaimed first Generation Elder, Lolita San Miguel.

She believes in the Pilates Method to integrate the systems of the body with your environment. She has a burning passion for how Pilates works to achieve this and is driven to help you experience realignment, be happier with, and in your body, become less dependent on external fixes and be the most authentic version of you.

As well as passion she brings technical expertise, clear communication and a genuine desire to deliver deeper understanding as well as a tailored and fun Pilates programme.

Sabrina Simpson

Sabrina grew up in Canada, where she was involved in many sports from an early age. She is an outdoor enthusiast, so if she is not in the Pilates Studio helping clients achieve their goals, you will find her on the hills; walking, running, mountain biking, skiing or travelling. She moved to Scotland in 2002 where she opened the first Pilates Studio in Dundee.

She is a 2nd Generation Pilates Master Teacher gaining a Diploma from Lolita San Miguel after attending the Pilates Master Mentor Program in Palm Beach, Florida. She graduated July 2016, writing her research thesis on Pilates for Skiing. Sabrina is also an Educator with Lolita’s Legacy Programme.

Sabrina spent two months in India learning Yoga and has taught at a Surfing and Pilates retreat in Panama and is currently developing a course on Pilates for Surfers.

Sabrina's outlook towards life is ‘always be learning, overcoming fears and looking for new challenges’, she has walked to Everest basecamp and done the Teaser on a surfboard.




Testimonials from Lolita Shares Her Mat 2015:

“Lolita is such an inspiration to people of all ages and she summarised beautifully that motion is lotion. She is the perfect example that good posture, exercise of mind and body keeps us young. Be open to change and adapt the Pilates Method to our kyphotic bodies. “

“Pilates is a way of life rather than just an exercise class. A Method suitable for all ages for healthy as well as injured/ disabled clients. “

“Discipline, respect for the method, importance of everyday posture and your eyes - the importance of the eyes! And footwork! The impact of foot placement to everything else. Can't name one thing- she was overall just brilliant! Wish I could become one of her Disciples! “




FAQs

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Yes. You need to be 16 years or older to attend the general events.

Children between the ages of 6 and 12 are invited to attend Playful Pilates with a parent or guardian

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

All parking is free.

Saturday 29th - Lolita & Pilates Disciples in the Studio

Bälans Pilates Studio, Perth is very easy to get to by road

You can find out more information on how to get to the venue here.

Sunday 30th – Lolita & Pilates Disciples at the Stadium

BT Murrayfield very easy to get to with road and rail links. You can find out more information on how to get to the venue here.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

Bring your own Pilates mat if you would like but we will provide one for you. Please wear comfy workout clothes. Apart from that, just an open mind and we'll take care of the rest!

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email us: info@balanspilates.com

How much experience in Pilates do I need?

Saturday 29th - Lolita & Pilates Disciples in the Studio

This day is designed for Pilates professionals and experienced enthusiasts. As long as you have a good understanding of the Pilates Matwork, you will have a great day even if you have never worked on the Pilates Apparatus before.

Refund Policy

We are more than happy to provide a 100% refund on your ticket up to 7 days before the event. Unfortunately, within 7 days of the event we cannot offer a refund. You are more than welcome to sell your ticket to friends, just drop us an email to let us know.

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