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THE FRANKLIN METHOD : Understanding OUr bones as the gears of Movement
A Weekend of Imagery & movement
Taught by guest instructor, Ann Crammond, M.Ed., Franklin Method Educator Level 3
IT'S TIME TO LEARN!
When I made the decision to continue En Route Movement for Jenn Marie Earle in 2014, I hoped that our space would serve to be a community. A community for health, growth and exploration. In the fall of 2015, we hosted a hands-on anatomy & clay workshop and it showed me how wonderfully continuing education courses create community the best. This time we're focusing on the Franklin Method.
Among all whom I am fortunate to have trained with, there is a special place in my Pilates heart for Ann Crammond. In the 8 years I have been immersed in the Pilates community, I have yet to find another mentor with the depth and breadth of knowledge that Ann carries with her. I am lucky to have had her as one of my main mentors who trained me during my Pilates education through Balanced Body. From crazy imagery of gnomes hiding under my sternum to the day that she told every client to picture themselves with a wombat tail, Ann is creative, playful and so absurdly talented at teaching clients from all walks of life how to better understand how their bodies move.
The Franklin Method also has a special place in my movement career. As a movement instructor it is challenging to find the delicate balance between keeping the detail of movements simple and easy to understand while also maintaining the depth and necessary knowledge that each movement requires. It is also all too east to keep re-using the images or cues that we've always used without really looking to see if the client relates or understands the cue being taught. Such challenges are why creative imagery is critical to teaching movement. It provides a familiar object or experience to provide insight into the challenging unknown of the movement. As an instructor and as a mover, the Franklin Method has given me so much inspiration & guidance. It helps me balance between my analytical reasoning side and my intuitive creative side.
So, with that, I strongly encourage you to join us May 12th-14th for a Franklin Method weekend of imagery, movement & plenty of playtime. Ann is a spectacular instructor whom I am excited to welcome back to En Route Movement.
En Route Movement Owner + Instructor
The Franklin Method : OUr bones are the Gears of Movement
The Franklin Method, as founded by Eric Franklin in 1994, uses Dynamic Neurocognitive Imagery along with anatomical embodiment to fully teach you how to understand the design and movement potential of your own body. The Franklin Method serves as a way to visually view and cue movement through imagery. In this workshop we will explore the anatomical composition and biomechanic design of our bodies to better understand how we move.
The workshop will begin Friday evening with a shorter session covering how we breathe followed by a casual social hour. Over the course of the weekend we will explore the pelvis, spine, neck, shoulders and our feet. Each workshop will include a brief anatomy review, exploration and discussion of the function of each of the participating parts for the particular body area of discussion followed up by a experiential learning through movement. Movement exercises will mostly be conducted on mats with and without Franklin Method props.
This will be a great weekend for anyone interested. The workshop is perfect for Pilates, GYROTONIC, yoga or dance instructors. The courses are also properly suited to enhance and deepen the knowledge of physical therapists and massage therapists. Clients, athletes and all of those interested in deepening their movement knowledge are also encouraged to attend. Feel free to attend any or all of the workshops to best accommodate your interests and schedule.
Breathing For LIfe | Friday, May 12th 5:30-7:00 PM (with Social Hour to Follow)
Pelvic Power FOr Core Integration | Saturday, May 13th 9:00-12:00 PM
Strong Yet Flexible: The Key to a happy Spine | Saturday, May 13th 1:30-4:30 PM
Relax your neck to liberate your shoulders | Sunday, May 14th 9:00-12:00 PM
Feet for life: organizing our dynamic base | Sunday, May 14th 1:30-4:30 PM
Attend all 5 workshops for $575. Or pick and chose: $75 for Friday and $145 for each of the Saturday & Sunday workshops.
If applicable, the course is worth 12 Pilates Method Alliance Continuing Education Credits if attendees attend all 4 workshops on Saturday & Sunday.
What to bring:
- Notebook & pen - To be used when you are inspired to take notes!
- Yoga mat
- Water bottle & snacks
- Optional: Slo-mo ball or Franklin Method release balls (please label your items if you chose to bring them)
With over 50 years of movement education experience, Ann Crammond brings a vast amount of knowledge each time she teaches. She is a Pilates Method Alliance Certified Pilates Teacher, Balanced Body Faculty, an Anatomy in 3Dimensions Instructor, Franklin Method Levels 1, 2, & 3 Educator and CoreAlign Instructor. By using physical and mental/imagery training with clients, Ann believes in teaching clients the "user manual" for their bodies so that they can enjoy movement at its fullest.
Registration is now open! To register, CLICK HERE then navigate to the "Workshops" tab in the top right corner. You may register for each course individually or the entire weekend. If you have any questions or would like help with registration, please do not hesitate to contact us.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 801.831.4391. Since workshop sizes will be capped at 16 people per course, be sure to register ASAP. We hope to see you May 12-14th!