Deborah Lessen

Trapeze Table & High-Back Chair Intensive

May 1-3, 2020
The Pilates Garage
Early Bird Price | $750
Price After April 1, 2020 | $825
Save $75 when you purchase all 3 workshops for the weekend. See below for prices of Day1 & Day2/3
Deborah Lessen

Deborah Lessen, PMA®-NCPT is an acknowledged leader in the Pilates field. A former professional dancer and teacher, she was trained to teach the Pilates method by Joseph Pilates’ ‘first protégé’, Carola Trier.

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FRIDAY | Pre-Pilates Techniques: Foundations for Teaching the Pilates Method

Deborah will present her unique approach to understanding the movement concepts underlying the Pilates exercise repertoire. Deborah will draw from her diverse background including her work with Carola, Irene Dowd and other influences to help us define the basic movement concepts underlying the Pilates method.

During this workshop, Deborah will define each concept, and through active participation and observation, participants will:

    • Refine their visual and teaching skills

    • Develop the ability to more accurately assess movement and have new methods to target and neutralize weaknesses and asymmetries

           • Thus enabling clients to progress more quickly and with deeper understanding

This course is beneficial to teachers of all levels.

PMA CEC’s: 3

Friday | May 1, 2020

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Price | $165

SATURDAY & SUNDAY | Trapeze Table & High-Back Chair Intensive

Redefined repertoire. Intelligently designed equipment. Optimal results.

The Trapeze Table is under-utilized in Pilates training. It is the optimal apparatus for learning the skills necessary to perform the intermediate/advanced Pilates repertoire. Based on what she learned from Carola, Deborah has honed the sequence, adding specific coordination patterns that run through the repertoire as well as pedestrian life.

Applying Pre-Pilates to the Trap Table and then on to the Reformer and auxiliary apparatus is an incredibly efficient sequence to progress any level student with measurable outcomes that the student can perceive.

This weekend workshop starts with the basics and applies them to the Trapeze Table and High-back Chair. Saturday and Sunday will consist of Trap Table for the first 3 hours, an hour break for lunch and then 3 hours on the High-Back Chair.  The workshop is taught on DLP Equipment, which has been designed to best support and challenge the body for the optimal movement experience.

Participation is limited to 2 attendees per apparatus. Each attendee will receive individualized direction and the opportunity to repeat all movements.

This workshop is physically demanding and geared for experienced practitioners.

12 PMA CEC’s

Saturday & Sunday | May 2-3, 2020

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Price | $660