- Sun Salutations with Gillian Thompson
- Work Less, Weigh Less: The Nature of a Healthy Body with Jessica Wagner
- Roll into Balance With Susan Spangler
- Wheat Belly Workshop with Susan Spangler
- Tai Chi: Expansion & Extension with John Baylor
- Thrive On Live Food! with Bethanne Kashkett
- Women’s Health Strengthening the Pelvic Floor with Stephanie Deming
- Register Online
If you have two hours you can change your life for the better
Pilates Plus Wellness Center workshops are a perfect way to learn a new skill or refine your existing health toolkit with only a small time commitment.
Every month, we offer a variety of instructional workshops designed to engage and enlighten you. Class offerings include: Tai Chi, CPR, Energy Healing, and of course, special yoga and Pilates topics.
Check out our upcoming workshops listed below. But hurry! Seating is limited and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. People attend ourworkshops from Upper Marlboro, Bowie, and Brandywine, Prince George’s County, as well as from the communities of Lothian and Dunkirk.
Sun Salutations with Gillian Thompson
Sunday, April 14th , 4:00-6:00 pm; $35
Come and join the fun with this Spring Sun Salutation workshop! The Sun Salutation is the most popular of sequences in Yoga. It is widely used in the western part of the world to warm the body in preparation for deeper poses. In this workshop you will learn the history of the sun salutation and the breakdown of each of the poses. We will offer and practice the modifications for each pose and link these poses together to create a perfect home practice. You will also learn different variations of the Sun salutation to make your practice more interesting. Our goal is for you to leave with a five minute home-practice which will improve flexibility, strength and cardiovascular levels.
Work Less, Weigh Less The Nature of a Healthy Body with Jessica Wagner
Wednesday, April 24, May 29, and June 26 7:00-8:30 pm; $39
This tele-workshop will give you invaluable tools and opportunity to work with our Health Coach Jessica Wagner. For healthy weight loss that lasts, you must work less at it and at life in general. Working less means acting according to your body’s nature rather than against it. When we act against nature, the work we do to get the results we want depletes and stresses the body, often resulting in a bodily injury during exercise, an illness, cravings, binges, and/or significant fluctuations in weight, energy and/or mood. It’s time to try a different approach.
Here is what a recent client had to say:
“I learned so much from this class on what I should and could be eating. I also know that I will be eating healthier and not so stressed out over my weight as I now know by eating what my body
needs I will lose the weight in a healthy manner.” Julie H
Roll into Balance with Susan Spangler
Sunday, May 5th , 4:00-6:00 pm; $35
This workshop is designed to get you balanced–from head to toe! Using a series of Yamuna Body Rolling Balls, foam roller, tennis ball, wooden dowel and more, you will learn exercises that can help you balance your own body. Often, chiropractic adjustments, massage, and other therapies help us feel better temporarily. This workshop is designed to help you take control of your body and give you tools that you can self administer in-between therapeutic sessions. Learn techniques to: release tight neck and shoulder muscles, lengthen hamstring and calf muscles and finally stretch and align the muscles of the feet.
Wheat Belly Workshop with Susan Spangler
SundayMay 5th 6:30-8:00 pm
According to William Davis, MD, to loose the weight, you need to loose the wheat. Did you know that eating two slices of whole wheat bread can increase blood sugar more than 2 tablespoons of pure cane sugar? A wheat free diet has been associated with significant benefits, including: *Significant weight loss immediately *Recovery from intestinal woes, like ulcerataive colitis and celiac disease *Improvement in cholesterol and LDL counts *Improvement in bone density and even reversal of osteopenia *Cessation of skin conditions *Reduced inflammation and rheumatoid arthritis pain If you are interested in attending a free lecture on the New York Times Bestseller, Wheat Belly, please email the studio asap. You are welcome to bring a friend, but register early, seats are limited.
Tai Chi: Expansion & Extension with John Baylor
Sunday, May 19th , 4:00-6:00 pm; $35
The seminar is a great opportunity to work with Master Baylor, start with warm up exercises and qigong (breathing exercise). You will work on the form from the beginning with attention to the details in each movement. The movements will be done several times so you’ll have a chance to master them. The instruction will cover correction of your posture to ensure the proper alignment, expansion and extension within the movements. You will learn the application of the movement, which allows the mental extension to move the energy thru the body. All levels are welcome and everyone can benefit!
Thrive On Live Food! with Bethanne Kashkett
Saturday, June 1st , 3:00-5:00 pm; $40
Join us for an introduction to growing your own sprouts. Learn to cultivate healthy sprouts right on your kitchen counter.
It doesn’t get more local than that! We’ll teach basic skills for growing alfalfa, broccoli, fenugreek, buckwheat, lentil, mung beans and radish sprouts. You will taste dishes that feature these nutritious gems like:
• Middle Eastern Sprouted Buckwheat Toubolie
• Double Broccoli Salad Delight
• Asian Kelp Noodles and Mung Bean Sprouts
• Daikon Slaw and Radish Sprouts
• Sunflower Spread and Alfalfa Sprouts on Raw Onion “Bread”
We’ll cover the difference between raw food and live food, sprouting tools, techniques and tips. Growing your own sprouts is empowering and saves money. It will be a fun and filling afternoon… bring your appetite!
Women’s Health Strengthening the Pelvic Floor with Stephanie Deming
This workshop will educate women about the pelvic muscles known as the “pelvic floor” –what they are, and how they function. Common pelvic floor dysfunction will be discussed such as incontinence and prolapse. Stephanie will teach you how to prevent or manage pelvic floor dysfunction. Women will gain an improved understanding of body awareness with regard to their pelvic floor, learn exercises to strengthen their pelvic floor muscles, as well as learn signs/symptoms of when to seek medical attention and questions to ask their medical provider. Every female should know this information!