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Progressive matwork Pilates with Alan Herdman

Progressive matwork Pilates with Alan Herdman

  • 20 Jan, 2018 to 21 Jan, 2018
  • Approx 9am to 4.30pm
Physiotherapy department, Tallaght hospital

Presenter Name

Alan Herdman

Target Participant Level


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Are Refreshments Included On The Day ?


Cost to Attend

- (Standard)
( ISCP Member )
(ISCP Student Member )
( CIG/EG/Branch Member )

Learning Objectives

·         Review Pilates principles and ideas.

·         Aimed at Pilates instructors and Physiotherapists who want to build on their repertoire of classic Pilates exercises, from beginners through to more advanced levels.

·         Enhance and increase ideas using small equipment (e.g. magic circle, ova ball and theraband) and integrate their use into current Pilates programmes.

·         Improve the use of cueing and teaching strategies to ensure good technique.

·         Develop the ability to modify exercise programmes for individual patients’ needs and for specific group settings.

Event Description

Progressive matwork Pilates led by world renowned Pilates instructor Alan herdman.

Aimed at instructors currently teaching Pilates' exercise classes wanting to refine their approach and increase their repertoire of exercises.

Presenter Profile

Alan Herdman studied at the London School of Contemporary Dance and was working as a teacher
and dancer when, in the late 1960s, he was invited to New York to learn about the Joseph Pilates
Method. There he worked intensively with Carola Trier and Bob Fitzgerald, two instructors who had
been trained by Pilates himself.
Although well-regarded amongst New York's dance fraternity, Pilates was unknown in the UK at that
time and Alan returned in 1970 to set up Britain's first-ever Pilates studio. Among his first clients
were actors, dancers and singers, but word soon spread as doctors and physiotherapists began
recommending Pilates to patients struggling with chronic injuries. Alan now lectures on Pilates
around the world, and he has written several successful books, including The Pilates
Directory (2004), The Gaia Busy Person's Guide to Pilates (2003), Pilates for Men (2007) and The
Complete Pilates Tutor (2014). He runs a training course for Pilates instructors in London and
supervises courses in both Athens and Istanbul. As well as running his own studios, he and his
assistants teach in dance schools and designated Pilates studios internationally.
Alan is the Chair of Pilates Method Alliance UK Chapter, designed to foster professional interaction
and continuing education opportunities for Pilates professionals. He is invited each year to present at
the PMA Conference, as well as Balanced Body's international Pilates On Tour.

Cost to Attend

The cost of the course is E290 for non-members and E250 for ISCP members.

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