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Psoas Function & It's Relationships

  Open to all

Fri 2nd October 2020

Lauren Holstein 10:00am to 1:00pm

London Irish Centre, 50-52 Camden Square, LONDON , NW1 9XB

CPDs: 3 Please bring: Pilates mat, overball, , a pinky ball, a hedgehog (half spiky ball), and a yoga block.

Places Available


Member £50
Trainee £40 Non-member £85

About The Workshop

In this 3 hour workshop, we will explore the psoas as an integral structure to organised, healthy bodies. After looking at its anatomy and biomechanics, we will explore the psoas’ relationship to key joints, particularly the hip joint, the lumbosacral and thoracolumbar regions, and the sacroiliac joints.  We will then look at its relationship to key global systems, including the fascial lines, the nervous system, breath patterns, and the viscera. After learning important assessment tools, we will learn and practice Pilates exercises, stretches, and manual techniques to use with our clients that will enable healthy function in the psoas, and in all that it impacts.

Lauren Holstein

As a dancer from a young age, I came to Pilates over 20 years ago with my own systematic injuries and illness. Discovering Pilates’ potential to create healthy, powerful and intelligent bodies, I eventually certified as an instructor with The Kane School in New York, NY nearly 15 years ago. 

My training as a dancer at The Alvin Ailey School in New York throughout my adolescence left me with life-altering physical complications, causing me to ask some serious questions about my own body, about what a heathy moving body is or could be, and about the problematics of movement training. After completing a BA in Dance at Northwestern University under dancers and choreographers Molly Shanahan, Joseph Mills and Billy Siegenfeld, my understanding of anatomy, biomechanics, and movement deepened greatly. From there I went to study Pilates with Kelly Kane, whose approach focuses on somatics, biomechanics, rehabilitation, touch techniques and a holistic understanding of bodily systems.

Since then I have completed further training and have extensive experience working with  lower back pain and injury, gait reconditioning, pregnancy and post-natal, neurological conditions such as stroke, multiple sclerosis and Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, and, of course, the psoas.

Since completing my training, I have also earned a Masters Degree and a PhD in the field of performance, focusing on contemporary feminism, the body, and agency. I have worked at several studios in NY and London (Kinected, Moss Pilates, Artichoke Pilates) before starting my own studio, Lake Meadow Pilates, in East Sussex last year.


  • Learn new assessment tools for pelvic imbalances
  • Deepen your understanding of the psoas’ relationship to other bodily systems, e.g. nervous, visceral, fascial
  • Learn how to practically apply Pilates to psoas dysfunction

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.