In 2024 we are coming out to you!
While the Reach management team are working hard on education development, we are giving you the opportunity to host our experts and programs for your communities. If you are interested in hosting a Reach Continuing Education expert and program in 2024 please select from below, or we are happy to hear from you about any specific topics or programs you would like to host.
We will make every effort to accommodate bookings in the most efficient way, with a first-come-first-served basis for getting our bookings underway.
To book a presenter/program, or to discuss topics, terms and rates, please submit your interest using the form at the bottom of this page.
Pre & Post Natal Pilates
6-8 hrs duration + Online learning modules
Learn guidelines, repertoire, applications and programming strategies for pre and post natal clients in this comprehensive specialty workshop. This program provides an in-depth understanding of pregnancy, the changes that occur in various systems of the body, and exercise guidelines and programming considerations for pre-natal clients. Including exercise applications for all stages of pregnancy, screening and clearance requirements, possible risk factors and conditions encountered in pregnancy, indicated and contra-indicated exercises, specific repertoire to use, and programming for Pilates instruction in all training environments.
Earns 2 CECs with AUSactive
Reach Womens Health Masterclass
2.5 hrs duration + Online learning modules
From an overview of the female lifespan and the role of the female hormones, the session practically applies movement strategies and techniques for adult women. This workshop is a larger look at the hormonal changes and health needs of women in their menstruating years, and how the ebbs and flows of the female hormones influence health, energy, strength and mood, and movement sequences to support women in the various stages of the female cycle.
Reach Adolescent Girls Health
2.5 hrs duration + Online learning modules
Explores the role of adolescence in the female hormonal journey. Focused on a practical class using exercise strategies for adolescent girls while examining strategies and reasoning. This is open to anyone interested in understanding how to apply Pilates exercise for adolescent girls, and how to use this to set up positive influences for life.
Managing Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
4 hrs duration
Movement training is known to be highly effective in the ongoing management of sacroiliac joint (SIJ), dysfunction. In particular the repertoire and apparatus of the Pilates method is uniquely beneficial for restoring and maintaining efficient SIJ function. In this workshop Andrew explains the structure and function of the SIJ, common symptoms and presentations, and provides practical repertoire and programming sequences that contribute to stability with appropriate mobility of the joints. You will learn how to reduce symptoms and progress clients with both matwork and apparatus exercises, integrating pre-Pilates, and Pilates repertoire and muscular sling patterning.
Shoulder Joint Care and Corrective Applications
4 hrs duration
This workshop delves into the anatomy and biomechanics of health vs unhealthy shoulder function, and explores common conditions and injuries of the shoulder complex. Highly practical, participants will learn repertoire applications and sequences to include in all types of Pilates training to care for, rehabiliate, strengthen and progress shoulder function.
4-6 hrs duration + Online learning modules | Or can be completed in full face-to-face format
Developed to provide energising, dynamic Reformer based programs for whole body health and conditioning, using the genius apparatus of Joseph Pilates for the ultimate benefit of Joe’s “internal shower”. Focused on modern day conditioning integrating aerobic training, postural address, tissue hydration, circulation, mood enhancement, musculoskeletal control, strengthening, flexibility and balance.
Earns 15 PAA PDPs
Working with Reach Arcs
3 hrs duration
Reach Arcs are lightweight, perfectly sized arcs for addressing modern day postural issues that are being exacerbated by technology, sitting and more.
In this workshop you will learn how to integrate the Posture Arc and Spine Arc into your studio or class programming to greatly improve client progression. You will explore ways to use these Arcs in your warm ups, for integrated body work, in conjunction with the other equipment, and for various client needs.
Multi-Dimension Posture: Working with Posture Wedges
2.5/4 hrs duration
Posture Wedges are simple props that offer huge value to rebalancing rotational postures and movement patterning. This workshop focus’ on a primary rotational pelvis and how this affects the whole body, providing an understanding of how to recognise the rotation and strategies to rebalance.
Moving Oedema: Lymphatic Drainage Through Movement
3 hrs duration
Learn to apply powerful physiological rationales to targeted exercise programming for lymphatic fluid clearance, using Pilates repertoire and prescriptive programming. Our lymphatic system, known already to us for its importance in the body’s defence and immunity capabilities, is critical in draining oedema. Yet without a targeted approach our lymphatic system will continue its struggle, leading to local immune dysfunction, loss of movement and chronic disease. Based on traditional lymphoedema manual drainage techniques, workshop participants will learn strategies and programming to target persistent swelling after injury, and help reduce inflammation using movement to effect lymphatic drainage.
Arm and Hand specialisation
3/4 hrs duration or longer as requested.
Marisa was Senior Physiotherapist at a leading Sydney hospital for over 10 years until resigning in 2022. With an extraordinary breadth of experience across all clinical needs, Marisa specialises in hand and arm treatment. Applying her extensive knowledge and experience to her Pilates teaching and education, Marisa offers the
Elite Training and Performance Enhancement
Masterclass format: 1.5-2.5 hrs by arrangement
Workshop format: 3/4 hrs duration
This outstanding workshop offers participants insight into modern day elite training for dancers and athletes.
Participants will complete pre-course learning Online prior to the live session. The live session will be a masterclass style delivery where participants will work through learning exercises and sequences with Katrina’s approach to training elite performers and sports persons. Working primarily with mat, Reformer and small apparatus, take away essential strategies and repertoire to apply, as well as having an opportunity for questions and feedback. Katrina Edwards is the current and long term strength and conditioning specialist for the Australian Ballet School, North Melbourne football club (AFL) and Melbourne Victory football club, director of National Pilates Training and an extensively experienced movement practitioner. Katrina has also developed and provided the strength and conditioning program for the National Ballet School of Canada, and worked with the Victorian Institute of Sport and their elite gymnastics program. This is a highly valuable program for anyone working with or aiming to work with professional elite athletes, clients, and students for performance enhancement.
Application of Strength Training in the Pilates Studio
4 hours duration
With the intention of creating better understanding of strength techniques that can be applied when working with the Pilates method, participants will learn how to efficiently build strength, with better mobility and end-of-range specific strengthening that can be applied to a multitude of functions, from sports/arts specific conditioning to daily life needs – for example, picking up that heavy storage box from the top shelf of the cupboard. Workshop aims include:
- the benefits of strength specific training
- how the body builds strength and its response and adaptiveness to environmental stimuli
- the Overload and Specificity principles of training
- muscle contraction types and the nature of muscular force through each moment of contraction
- flexibility vs mobility
- strategies, application and exercises of the Pilates method
- discussion and Q&A
Participants can expect to walk away with a better understanding of breaking down and applying strength building techniques with the Pilates method and how this relates to their specific, identified and chosen goals.
Earns 3 CECs with AUSactive
Visceral Mobilisation Through Movement
3 hrs duration + Online learning workshop | or 5 hrs face-to-face only
This highly stimulating workshop explores how we can encourage mobilisation and release of the visceral organs through common movement practice. Liz and Kerry combine to take you through easy-to-understand surface anatomy of the selected organs, the essential connections and movements they have, requirements for healthy movement and causes of visceral restrictions, paradigm shifts, contraindications and indications, simple movement testing and specific repertoire that movement teachers can use to help mobilise these organs. Using simulated props, participants are taken on a trip inside the body to understand how these organs relate to and benefit from specific movements, and working into repertoire examples that positively effect mobilisation of the viscera.
Healthy Hips & LumboPelvic Rhythm
4-6 hrs duration + Online learning modules
Arguably the Pilates industry’s most valuable hip and pelvis expert, with Lisa you will gain a deeper understanding of the hip joint and function that informs your teaching, with one of the clearest, most concise and engaging presenters around. Lisa provides research based practical skills and knowledge for working with all types of hip joint issues from impingements to hip replacements, bursitis, and everything in between. Combining easy to learn and apply biomechanics contextualised to the Pilates environment with exercise strategies, indications and contra-indications, you will take away immediate skills and applications to work with clients in a variety of Pilates teaching situations.
You will undertake online pre-contact learning to be prepared for a very practical workshop session in face-to-face format.