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"The Distal Core" - our relationship from the extremities to the centre

  Open to all

Fri 12th May 2017

Sarah Doherty 10:00am to 1:00pm

Theatre, Toynbee Studio, Arts Admin, 28 Commercial Street, London , E1 6AB

CPDs: 3 Please bring: a mat, yoga block and overball

Places Available


Member £45
Trainee £40 Non-member £75

About The Workshop

More and more people seem to be experiencing 'wrist issues', RSI, Arthritis and inflammatory conditions that are affecting their feet and hands. How we meet the ground through these distant aspects of our bodies has a fundamental and profound effect on the whole body and yet they are often overlooked.

In this workshop, we will explore how to address this as teachers and how bringing our attention to these areas can help engage our centres at a deeper level. Through discussion, demonstration and a practical class, we will trace the relationship between our feet and hands and the connection through our limbs to our centre to find a deeper engagement with the trunk and increased spinal mobility.

Incorporating and utilising developmental reflex and movement patterns, we will discover how refining the hand and foot relationships to the ground can move a client into a more challenging class, a deeper and more profound physical experience of their whole body, and as an aid to rehabilitation for healthier joint function.  


Workshop Review

Sarah is an intelligent, insightful & intuitive teacher. She has an innate ability to guide you through class to bring you home to your body, having made connections and gained insights that only you know you'd longed for. Her reverence & continued curiosity for the practice & teaching of Pilates makes her an inspirational teacher.
Gay Dann, PF Member

Cancellation Policy

Pilates Foundation reserve the right to cancel or re-schedule any of the above workshops. In the event of a workshop being cancelled, the organisers are NOT responsible for refunding any personal travel arrangements, hotel reservations, etc. All personal financial arrangements are the responsibility of the individual. Therefore please check with your travel agent as to cancellation or transfer fees/policies prior to booking.

Should a workshop be cancelled or re-scheduled and payment for the workshop has already been made, a full refund will be issued, or if you prefer, a transfer of the workshop cost will be made to the rescheduled workshop, or to an alternative workshop hosted by the Pilates Foundation.

The following cancellation penalties apply: Cancellations 4 weeks prior to workshop or more: £25.00 Administration charge; 15 – 28 days prior to workshop: 25% cancellation charge; 8 - 14 days prior to workshop: 50% cancellation charge; 0 – 7days prior to workshop and ‘no shows’ on the day: 100% cancellation charge. Please note, by making a booking, you are deemed to have read and acknowledged the above-mentioned cancellation charges.