Pilates ITC Regional WA Continuing Ed


Pilates ITC Directors, Frances Cahill and Suzanne Newby will be hitting the road on 23 November and heading south for a day of Continuing Education in Margaret River Western Australia.

Suzanne Newby |
Matwork Transitions Masterclass

Join Suzanne Newby to explore flow in Matwork transitions and how layering exercises can seamlessly build challenge into repertoire. When the body is prepared and primed biomechanically enjoy a sense of freedom and efficiency in movement on the mat!

WHEN | Saturday, 23 November: 9.30 – 10.30am
WHERE | The Body Club, 45 Station Rd, Margaret River WA
COST | $55


Frances Cahill | Reformer Spirals Masterclass

Move your way through the natural bony spirals and rhythms of dynamic alignment for a truly full body Reformer exploration.

Even when we move in a straight line, our compartments rotate to get us there. Feel how a deeper understanding and application of these biomechanical principles can take your practice to a new level of mobility and strength.

Places are strictly limited! 

WHEN | Saturday, 23 November 11.00am – 12.00noon
WHERE | Tonic Pilates Studio, 5/47 Station Rd, Margaret River WA
COST | $75


The Pelvic Floor and Pilates Workshop

The pelvic floor is a hot topic: do we cue or don’t we? This workshop offers the most up-to-date approach towards the Pelvic Floor and Pilates. We’ll look at the most current alignment-based rationale to give you a new confidence in the application of verbal and hands-on cueing for pelvic floor health.

Combination of lecture, demonstration and experiential learning: gain a deeper understanding of the anatomy of the pelvic floor and its relationship to other systems in the body.

Learn how to identify and apply alignment-based cueing to optimise pelvic floor function in the Pilates studio setting.  

Explore the theoretical anatomy of the trunk compartments, specifically the relationship between ribcage and pelvic alignment; discuss the mechanics of breathing and how this synergistically works with the pelvic floor.

This will be followed by a practical demonstration of tailored movements, cues and alignment principles you can take with you into the Studio. 

WHEN | Saturday, 23 November 12.30pm – 2.30pm
WHERE | Tonic Pilates Studio, 5/47 Station Rd, Margaret River WA
COST | $175


Buy the lot!

Purchase all three sessions for $250, and get the Matwork Transitions Masterclass for FREE! Call (08) 9330 4570 to redeem.

Karen Clippinger


In February 2020, Professor, Pilates Educator, Dance Science, and Kineisioloist, Karen Clippinger is returning to Perth for a three-day series of workshops and masterclasses. This is a fantastic opportunity for the Western Australian Pilates community to access one of the finest Pilates minds in the world! Not to be missed.

About Karen

Karen Clippinger, M.S.P.E. Professor, received a Masters in Exercise Science from the University of Washington in 1984. She is expert on the application of anatomical and biomechanical principles to enhance movement performance and lower risk of injury. 

Karen is a Professor at California State University, Long Beach where she teaches Anatomy, Pilates, Body Placement and Dance Science courses. Karen has also been Body Arts and Science International (BASI) Pilates® faculty since 1996, and is active in Pilates teacher training and Continuing Education courses.

Prior to her academic career, Ms. Clippinger worked as a Clinical Kinesiologist for 22 years, including at Loma Linda University Medical Centre where she developed Pilates-based programs for clients with varied medical conditions. She has worked with professional dancers and consulted for elite athletes around the world.

Ms. Clippinger is a renowned international educator and presents Continuing Education for organisations including the American College of Sports Medicine, Balanced Body University, BASI, Body Control Pilates Association (UK), International Association of Dance Medicine and Science, International Association of Fitness Professionals, Pilates International (Australia), and Pilates Method Alliance.

Event listing below…

Reformer Masterclass

WHEN | Thursday, 20 February 2020, 12.30pm – 1.30pm
WHERE | PFI Myaree, 9a/248 Leach Highway
COST | $75
ENROL | Online here

Workshop | Foot Matters in Pilates

The foot plays a fundamental role in shock absorption, propulsion, and balance during upright movements such as walking and running. These demands make the foot a common site for injury and disrupted mechanics. This workshop will provide a brief review of fundamental anatomy of the ankle-foot complex. Participants will then learn exercises on the Pilates reformer designed to challenge key muscles of the foot often missed in Pilates workouts. Cues and technique exercises will also be included that are designed to promote optimal foot mechanics that can be utilized in classical Pilates repertoire and functional movement.

WHEN | Thursday, 20 February 2020, 1.30pm – 4.30pm
WHERE | PFI Myaree, 9a/248 Leach Highway
COST | $260
ENROL | Online here


Reformer Masterclass

WHEN | Friday, 21 February 2020, 10.30am – 11.30am
WHERE | PFI Myaree, 9a/248 Leach Highway
COST | $75
ENROL | Online here

Matwork Masterclass

WHEN | Friday, 21 February 2020, 11.30am – 1.00pm
WHERE | PFI Myaree, 9a/248 Leach Highway
COST | $260
ENROL | Online here

Workshop | Hollowing and Bracing in Pilates

Early Pilates approaches often emphasised hollowing to activate deep abdominal muscles and provide lumbopelvic stability. More recent approaches encourage co-activation of the deep back extensors with the abdominals to maintain neutral lumbopelvic positioning through various bracing strategies. This workshop will provide scientific rationale for the utilisation of both of these approaches. Participants will then learn Pilates-based repertoire, as well as cueing for classical exercises designed to optimise the benefits of bracing and hollowing that will help prepare clients for creating core stability in a variety of functional movements outside of the Pilates studio.

WHEN | Friday, 21 February 2020, 2.00pm – 5.00pm
WHERE | PFI Myaree, 9a/248 Leach Highway
COST | $260
ENROL | Online here


Workshop | Pilates, Alignment and Posture

This workshop will include a discussion of key alignment problems such as kyphosis, rolled shoulders, in-facing knees, hyperextended knees and excessive foot pronation in terms of their commonly associated strength imbalances, flexibility imbalances, and related postural patterns. Presentation of classical and novel Pilates-based exercises designed to improve these alignment problems, with a particular emphasis on developing kinesthetic awareness and desired muscle activation patterns that can be transferred from isolation exercises to functional movement.

WHEN | Saturday, 22 February 2020, 10.00am – 5.00pm
WHERE | PFI Myaree, 9a/248 Leach Highway
COST | $500
ENROL | Online here


  • Special package 1 – Purchase all 3 full days and receive the masterclasses for free (save $205! – valid until Reformer masterclasses are fully booked)
  • Special package 2 – Purchase any 1 or more full days and receive 10% off

Call (08) 9330 4570 to redeem.