with Janine Fondiller
Saturday and Sunday, July 11 - 12, 2020

$250/Receive a $50 discount when you register one month in advance.

Saturday afternoon 1:30 - 4:15
Saturday evening 5:45 - 8:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 - 4:00 pm
8 Hours Total

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Restorative Pilates is a practice that draws influence and inspiration from Pilates, Yoga, Feldenkrais, and mindfulness practices, and it is safe for students of all fitness levels. Many students can benefit from this practice, including yoga practitioners, athletes needing to rest overused muscles, newer students looking for a safe, balanced class, and anyone experiencing stress and fatigue from daily life.

Restorative Pilates focuses on creating balance between mobility and stability. Some yoga styles can overemphasize mobility and some training methods can overemphasize stability—imbalance between the two can lead to injury and strain. In this immersion, we will focus on how to best incorporate specific, balanced exercises into your personal practice.

This immersion will include:

  • A basic introduction to Pilates fundamentals and concepts
  • Understanding core stabilization, from the Pilates perspective
  • Learning restorative exercises
  • Learning myofascial release techniques (aka self massage)
  • Understanding mobility and stability
  • Exercises/Practices for releasing and restoring
  • Exercises/Practices for stabilizing and grounding

Instructor — Janine Fondiller

Janine Fondiller is a Yoga & Pilates instructor and educator with 15 years of experience and a unique, cross-disciplinary approach to the practice and teaching of Pilates. Janineʼs approach is informed and inspired by her many years as a dancer, trapeze artist, and yoga practitioner. While studying at the Laban Center London, she fell in love with her morning Pilates classes, and decided to add Pilates to her teaching skill set. Upon returning to San Francisco, Janine received her formal Pilates training and certification from Ellie Herman in 2000. A certified Yoga teacher, Janine believes the practices of yoga and Pilates together can be highly transformative. She’s been called a natural “teacher of teachers,” and is currently on the faculty of Balanced Body. Janine specializes in teaching private sessions with a focus on strengthening and conditioning, and is especially passionate about using Pilates as a rehabilitative practice for injury recovery and prevention. When she’s not hard at work in the studio, Janine enjoys epic travel adventures near and far, standup paddleboarding, learning to play ukulele, and riding her vintage red bicycle around town. She is grateful to her students and teachers alike for their continuous inspiration. Learn more at janinefondiller.com.

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