Educational presentations and publications for Pilates, dance, and fitness professionals with an emphasis on applying kinesiological principles to optimize technique, program effectiveness and injury prevention

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BASI Pilates™ Comprehensive Teacher Training Course with
Dance Specialization

Summer Intensive taught by Karen Clippinger at CSULB
July 6-15 and August 5-15, 2014
(This training program involves attendance of both July and August sessions with the break in between provided for study, practice and observation)
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Featured Workshop

Passing the Torch, Balanced Body University mentoring program at California State University, Long Beach, CA

Karen Clippinger is honored to be one of a small group of Pilates instructors from around the world who has been selected by Balanced Body University to participate in this mentoring program for experienced instructors. The Balanced Body Webpage for this program states, “Balanced Body has partnered with the “best of the best” Pilates instructors to offer a new and exciting program called Passing the Torch. This program was created to help shape the next generation of leaders in the Pilates community.”
In Karen Clippinger’s program, an in-depth presentation of anatomical and biomechanical principles that relate to the spine will be applied to practical parameters of teaching such as effective exercise selection, exercise cueing, and exercise modification for clients of different skill levels and with different limitations.  Lectures will be enriched by practical experiences involving muscle palpation, alignment evaluation, field tests, cueing, teaching fellow participants, and Pilates programming for sample client profiles.This course will be taught in an intimate setting (maximum of 10 participants) to facilitate individual feedback and learning.

Dates and Hours
Session 1: July 24-July 28, 2014 (sold out for 2014 – available for 2015)
Each day we will meet from 9am to 5pm (35 total contact hours)

http://bbu.pilates.com/mentor-program/mentor-program.aspx
http://bbu.pilates.com/ef/ClassInfo.aspx?ClassID=5369&CompanyID=431
Phone: 1-877-PILATES
For content questions contact Karen Clippinger at:
Karen.Clippinger@gmail.com
Phone ( 562) 433-1839

◊Other Upcoming Workshops with Karen Clippinger (subject to change) Pilates topics offered at all U.S. sites are generally approved for PMA CECs, and at Balanced Body Pilates on Tour conferences for both ACE and PMA CECs. If you are interested in receiving CECs, please verify availability with the site as the presentation approaches.

Jan 9-12, 2014 Dance Specialization Course for Pilates Instructors at
On Center Conditioning - Costa Mesa, CA

Contact: www.basipilates.com/education/higher-education/ or call (866) 992-2742

March 8-9, 2014 BASI Pilates® Instructor Workshops at
Body in Motion Pilates – Aptos, CA

Topics: Pilates and Low Back Pain 6 PMA CECs
• The Scapulohumeral Rhythm, Rotator Cuff, Shoulder Impingement and Pilates 6 PMA CECs
Local contact: Dominique Lesperance dominique@pilatescalifornia.com
(831) 685-1779
Register: www.basipilates.com/education/higher-education/ or call (866) 992-2742

April 4-6, 2014 BASI Pilates® Instructor Workshops at Balanced Bodies
Herndon, VA

Topics: Unwinding Scoliosis with Pilates 6 PMA CECs
• Walking Biomechanics and the Reformer PMA CECs: 6
• Kyphosis and Osteoporosis/Low Back Pain and Pilates PMA CECs: 6
Local contact: Carrie Smith, carrie@bbodies.com (703) 435-4553
Register: www.basipilates.com/education/higher-education/ or call (866) 992-2742

June 7-9, 2014 BASI Pilates® Instructor Workshops at Centre for Studio Pilates – Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia
Topics: Promoting Healthy Aging with Pilates 6 PMA CECs
• Walking Biomechanics and the Reformer PMA CECs: 6
• The Scapulohumeral Rhythm, Rotator Cuff, Shoulder Impingement and Pilates 6 PMA CECs
Local contact: Joleen Watson info@centre4studiopilates.cominfo@centre4studiopilates.com
Register: www.basipilates.com/education/higher-education/ or call (866) 992-2742

July 18-20, 2014 Balanced Body University, Pilates on Tour – Austin, TX
Topics: Unwinding Scoliosis with Pilates •Low Back Pain and Pilates: Flexion-based Programs •Hip and Knee Biomechanics on the Reformer
Contact: info@balancedbodyuniversity.com 1-877-PILATES
$25 DISCOUNT CODE:     CLIPPINGERTOUR

Sept 12-14, 2014 Balanced Body University, Pilates on Tour – New York
Topics: The Scapulohumeral Rhythm, Rotator Cuff, Shoulder Impingement and Pilates
•Low Back Pain and Pilates: Flexion-based Programs Contact: info@balancedbodyuniversity.com 1-877-PILATES
$25 DISCOUNT CODE:     CLIPPINGERTOUR

Sept 25-28, 2014 Body Control Pilates Association: Professional Development Weekend at the Royal College of Physicians – London, UK
Topics: TBA
Contact: Leigh Robinson leigh@bodycontrol.co.uk

Oct 17-19, 2014 Balanced Body University, Pilates on Tour – Chicago
Topics: The Scapulohumeral Rhythm, Rotator Cuff, Shoulder Impingement and Pilates
•Low Back Pain and Pilates: Flexion-based Programs Contact: info@balancedbodyuniversity.com 1-877-PILATES
$25 DISCOUNT CODE:     CLIPPINGERTOUR

Nov 1 & 2, 2014 Pilates Instructor Workshops at Center of Balance
Mountain View, CA

Topics: Unwinding Scoliosis with Pilates PMA CECs: 6
• Walking Biomechanics and the Reformer PMA CECs: 6
Contact: Center of Balance – (650)-967-6414 or Tom McCook at tom@centerofbalance.com


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◊ Full Workshop Calendar

A listing of workshops/presentations from 2009 through 2014
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◊Topic Descriptions for Presentation at your Studio or Conference

Karen Clippinger offers a wide array of topics for Pilates, Dance and Fitness Professionals. Most of the listed topics are designed to be presented in a 3 hour or 6 hour format, but can be changed in length, depth or focus in accordance with the audience and presentation needs.
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Dance Anatomy and Kinesiology; Principles and exercises for improving technique and avoiding common injuries (2007)

This visually rich text is a valuable resource for learning key bones, joints, muscles and movement analysis. Common alignment and technique errors are also discussed in addition to strength exercises, flexibility exercises, and cues that can be used for their improvement. Although many of the examples are dance-specific, the applied nature of this text and its many illustrations make it an essential reference for Pilates, Yoga and Fitness instructors, as well as Dance educators and dedicated dancers.

Available at a reduced price at Amazon.com

More info and ordering procedures from Human Kinetics

 

Pilates Anatomy (2011)

Pilates Anatomy, written by Rael Isacowitz and Karen Clippinger, is scheduled for release March 25, 2011. The first three chapters of this book cover key principles of Pilates, body alignment essentials, and movement analysis fundamentals. The following chapters cover steps, technique cues and exercise notes for 46 mat exercises. The final chapter provides sample programs, utilizing the exercises covered in prior chapters. This Pilates book is unique in its inclusion of stunning color anatomical illustrations to visually demonstrate principles or reflect important muscles utilized in a given exercise.

Available through www.HumanKinetics.com or by calling 1-217-351-5076 (not a toll-free call). In Canada call 1-800-465-7301 (toll-free). Cost: $19.95 US

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Karen Clippinger 185 Claremont Ave Long Beach, CA 90803
Phone: 562-985-7041 E-mail: Karen.Clippinger@gmail.com
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