We are so excited to announce that we will be hosting a Pilates masterclass and workshop with the world-renowned Niki Carr from At The Mat who is traveling over to Dubai from Canada.
The masterclass will be on Thursday the 28th of November from 6.30-8pm which will be followed by workshop on Friday 29th of November from 9.00 am – 4.00 pm.
•••Those who want to attend the workshop on 29th November must attend the masterclass***
This is an incredible opportunity to be taught by one of the most cutting-edge instructors in this industry. Niki creates inspiring flows, with stunning rhythm and grace. She has over 17 years of training in the Pilates method combined with her background in dance and need for freedom of movement.
Please check out her Instagram page at @nikicarr, or website and online classes at www.atthemat.com, you will be blown away.
Practicing Play- Masterclass
Focusing on maintaining a balance of our Pilates checklist and moving intuitively, we will start with simple mat work exercises then begin to add layers finding ways to play within the movement to create full sequences building up to a peak flow. The more awareness we have, the more creative you can be in challenging the mind and body with tempo and sequencing all while getting to know ourselves and our habits a little better in the process.
We will focus on:
– Effectively using variations for maximum impact.
– Building up to a ‘peak flow’
– Progressing movements through sequencing and choreography that flows.
Practicing Play- Workshop
Discover the key elements to transform sequencing from the mundane to the exceptional. Each participant will walk away with the practical tools to independently create and use variations for maximum impact, explore new transitions, and progress through exercises more efficiently to build sequencing that flows. In this workshop, Niki aims to change your outlook on what is possible in your practice– keeping it fun and fresh.
Take part in strategic games that heighten creativity by breaking from your habitual movement patterns and explore new ways to find inspiration for your practice. Asking ourselves questions like: Where can this movement go from here? What does my body need from me right now? Am I maintaining a sense of overall balance throughout the body? And how can I connect the movement with the concepts? Ultimately, use your new sense of creativity to construct sequencing that flows for consistent creative experiences rooted in movement with a purpose every time.
We will focus on:
– Why creativity is so valuable
– Exploring transitions
– How to create a variation with purpose and intent
– When & how to effectively use variations
– How to use creativity beyond variations
– Ways to create a structure for a cohesive workout
– How to build a flow around a “peak pose”
– How to progress movements through sequencing and create choreography that flows.
Friday, 29th November 2019 (28th November - Master class needs to be attended mandatorily)
9 AM - 4 PM
To be confirmed