Jul
8
9:00 am09:00

Hip mobility and the squat

Do you or your clients struggle with the strength and mobility required to squat? Are you wondering how the hips work and their relationship to your ability to move freely?

Join Jenn for this 2 hour workshop on hip mobility. You will learn the basics of hip anatomy, how to differentiate hip joint movement from other areas, and will be given tools to get you comfortable in a squatting position.

Cost: $45

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Dec
2
9:30 am09:30

Jules Mitchell Workshop Series: Saturday, December 2

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Applied Asana: A Scientific Approach to Stretching in Yoga with Jules Mitchell, MS

Classical yoga asana meets current scientific research on stretching methods in both the physical and restorative practices of yoga. In this 3-hour workshop you will:

  • Discuss what stretching is and what role in plays in yoga asana
  • Explore attainable modifications of challenging yoga poses like hanumanasana (splitspose) to develop strength at end range. 
  • Utilize isometric contractions for maximum benefit in generally accessible poses 
  • Apply active and resistance stretching techniques in classic yoga poses 
  • Learn why restorative yoga differs from stretching but has stretching benefits

Wear your critical thinking caps and bring a journal. There’s so much to share!

Saturday, 9:30-12:30PM

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Hip Dynamics with Jules Mitchell, MS

Dynamics [dahy-nam-iks] noun
1. The branch of mechanics that deals with the motion and equilibrium of systems under the action of forces, usually from outside the system
2. The motivating or driving forces, physical or moral, in any field
3. The pattern or history of growth, change, and development in any field
While the hip joint has the capacity to be a highly mobile joint, it also has the capacity to be quite strong. And contrary to conventional thought, flexibility and strength can be achieved together. Discuss why weakness may sometimes manifest as tightness, resist the urge to stretch yourself into common yoga postures, and discover the potential for utilizing isometrics in asana. Additionally, incorporate principles of co-contraction to help identify individual alignment variations. You’ll leave feeling strong and capable. Please bring a journal.

Saturday, December 2, 2-5PM

Cost: $60 for one, $95 for both early registration, $75/$125 after November 10th.

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Jules Mitchell MS, CMT, RYT is a Los Angeles based yoga teacher, manual therapist and educator. She combines the tradition of yoga with her background in biomechanics to create yoga programs designed to help people move better and achieve individually defined physical success. Her approach to asana is multi-modal and skill based, balancing the somatic (moving from within) aspects of yoga with exercise science principles to achieve movement goals – from simply aging well to sport specific outcomes. Active postures encourage strength while promoting joint health and tissue resilience, gentle postures are rooted in restorative yoga and movement variability.  Jules’ education programs provide scientific support for the ancient teachings of yoga asana, pranayama, and meditation.

More information about Jules can be found at http://www.julesmitchell.com


Jun
17
9:00 am09:00

Breath and upper body mobility: freeing up the shoulders and neck

Join Jenn for this 2 hour workshop on breath and upper body mobility. You will learn how the shoulder moves, the impact of the breath on mobility, and how to maximize mobility and strength in various positions. We will begin with an overview of anatomy, followed by a series of individual and partner exercises to deepen your understanding of the area.

Cost: $45

*This course is available for NASM CECs.

*Class will be filmed. All participants will receive access to the content afterwards.

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Jun
2
Jun 4

Nature and Movement: a two night Napa Valley retreat

Join Catherine Cowey, M.S., and Jenn Pilotti, M.S., for this two night, all-inclusive retreat in the heart of Napa Valley. You will experience:

  • Breathing techniques to enhance awareness
  • Joint mobility to improve body awareness
  • New ways of moving in a natural environment
  • Movement to increase mindfulness and focused attention

Rooted in research behind the connection between exercise and mental well-being.
Participants can expect a rejuvenating experience!

 

When: Friday, June 2-Sunday June 4

(Check-in F is after 4; check-out Sunday is 11:00AM)

Where: Mayacamas Ranch, Napa Valley (http://mayacamasranch.com)

Cost: 

Dormitory room: $675

Double occupancy: $750 

Single room: $975 after

(All meals and instruction are included. Cancelation policy: full refund until 4/25/17, 50% refund 4/25-5/20; no refunds after 5/20).

Participation is capped at 18 people to maintain high quality instruction.

Please bring a journal, hiking shoes, and a curious mind.

Body, mind, nature retreat: double occupancy
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May
13
May 27

Handstands: an introductory class series

Have you ever wanted to be able to practice handstands in the middle of the room without fear of falling? Are you unsure how to actually acquire the strength and flexibility to get upside down? Are you wondering how to program handstand practice into your regular workouts?

Join Jenn for this small group course based on the GMB principles of learning how to handstand. Over the course of 3 Saturdays, you will learn how to bail, how to work on your mobility restrictions (or strength), and how to program handstands for a successful practice.

*Minimum of 2 participants and maximum of 6 participants

When: Saturday, May 13, 20, and 27 from 9-10:30

Location: Be Well Personal Training, 3776 The Barnyard, Carmel, CA

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Mar
25
Mar 26

Moving anatomy: Exploring the hip and shoulder joint

Saturday, An exploration of the hip and its relationship to strength and mobility

We will explore the anatomy of the hip, its connections to the pelvis and lower leg, and its function during movement. Jenn will break down regressions using sensing, feeling, and adjusting as the foundation before working into more dynamic strength and mobility exercises. 12pm-4pm. Available for .4 NASM CEU's. 

Sunday, An exploration of the shoulder and its relationship to strength and mobility
Using the anatomical connections between the thoracic spine, scapulae, and shoulder joint, we will explore the shoulder joint. Bodyweight awareness and exercises will be used to increase awareness, improve efficiency, strength, and mobility in this complicated joint. 10am-2pm. Available for .4 NASM CEU's.

Location: 360 Fit Haus, 1400 Colorado Blvd., Suite C, Los Angeles, CA

Cost: $85/day, $160 for both days

Registration: http://www.360fithaus.com/partytime.html

Mar
4
10:00 am10:00

An introduction to hyper mobility

Join Catherine Cowey, M.S., to explore how people with joint hypermobility experience the world from inside and out. We will unlock the vast spectrum of their puzzling symptoms, and review the best techniques to alleviate and enhance their wellbeing. You will gain practical methods to help these indivuals better understand their bodies, decrease pain and injury, and gain better control of their hyper mobile joints via strength training practices that cater to their specific needs.  

When: Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 10AM-12PM

Cost: $45

Registration: Contact Jenn at pilottij@gmail.com

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Jan
15
10:00 am10:00

An introduction to handstands

Ever wanted to get upside down on your hands but never knew where to start? Do you only kick-up against the wall because you’re afraid of falling on your back? Maybe you already have a freestanding handstand but it always just looks like you’re trying to breakdance. This workshop is your chance to learn the basics of hand balancing in a safe and progressive manner. Using the GMB approach to handstands we will provide you with all the tools you need to start your inversion journey!
What you will learn in this workshop:
- Wrist strengthening and mobility for handstands. - Basics of body positioning for handstands.
- Getting upside down.
- How to bail safely.
- How to find the “zero point” for your handstand. - Simple programming for hand balancing.

Instructors: Caleb Chiu Jenn Pilotti Rose Calucchia

Location: Planet Granite, 815 Steward Drive, Sunnyvale, CA

Cost: $95 ($85 for members)

Registration: calebchiu@gmail.com

Dec
10
10:00 am10:00

Introduction to movement as play

As we age, exercise often becomes a regimented, organized affair. Use this two-hour workshop as an opportunity to look at movement in a more playful, explorative light. We will utilize techniques from the GMB Method to play with locomotion, transitions, and maybe even arm balances to enhance a fluid, non-traditional approach to exercise and movement. This workshop is appropriate for those that are comfortable on the floor and have an open mind towards movement exploration.

The GMB Method is a "movement re-education" program focused on creating physical autonomy and freedom in your life. Your body is how you interface with the world around you. Learning to use it better makes you more effective in everything you do. Physical challenges based in mindful, embodied, complex movements can help you develop creativity, physical autonomy, and confidence. Life is too short to make your body an enemy, so allow your training to be fun!

Cost: $35

Instructors: Jenn Pilotti and Caleb Chiu

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Nov
19
9:30 am09:30

Connecting the Foot to the Hip

In this two hour workshop, we will begin to explore the anatomy of the foot, lower limb, and its relationship to the hip. We will use techniques from exercise and movement science to begin to understand the connection, as well as mobility and sensory awareness techniques. This workshop is appropriate for teachers, coaches, and students interested in deepening their awareness of this area.

Cost: $40

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Oct
22
10:00 am10:00

MELT introductory workshop

Learn the Breakthrough Self- Treatment Techniques

to Become Your Own Hands-Off Bodyworker

The MELT Method® is an innovative self-treatment program that is easy to learn and offers immediate results that you will feel and see the the first time you try it.

Learn how the connective tissue in your hands, feet and body gets dehydrated, the common problems it can cause, and how to rehydrate this essential system in our bodies for vibrant health and pain-free movement.

By using gentle compression from small balls on the hands and feet and a soft foam roller on the body, this Method gives you the power to aid your body in turning on it’s own natural healing powers as well as its ability to balance, stabilize and protect you.

MELT is for anyone who wants to slow down the aging process, decrease pain and stress, maintain a fit body and achieve optimal performance without debilitating wear and tear.

Instructor: Leslie Otto

Date: Saturday Oct. 22nd Time: 10:00 - 12:00

Location: Be Well Personal Training The Barnyard - Carmel, CA Jennifer Pilotti - Owner 831-233-4094

Cost: $35 prepaid (register at www.meltslo.com)

For more information on The Melt Method contact: Leslie Otto Meltslo.com 805-801-083 bakerotto@yahoo.com

Oct
1
11:30 am11:30

An introduction to GMB- 2 hour workshop

The GMB Method is a “movement re-education” program focused on creating physical autonomy and freedom in your life. Your body is how you interface with the world around you. Learning to use it better makes you more effective in everything you do. Physical challenges based in mindful, embodied, complex movements can help you develop creativity, physical autonomy, and confidence. Life is too short to make your body an enemy, so allow your training to be fun!

In this short two-hour workshop three certified GMB trainers will introduce you to the basic tenets of the GMB Method with a variety of movements and exercises pulled from GMB's most popular programs. Together we will explore ground-based locomotive exercises, build body control through mindful practice of novel movement patterns, and improve flexibility/mobility through targeted range of motion exercises. And of course, we will also be getting upside with an introduction to the GMB approach to handstands!

Where: Paradigm Sport, 120 DuBois Street Suite A&B, Santa Cruz, CA

When: Saturday, 10/1/16, 11:30-1:30PM

Cost: $40

Instructors: GMB Trainers Caleb Chiu, Rose Calucchia, and Jenn Pilotti

Questions: Contact Jenn (831-233-4094, jenn@bewellpt.com)

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Sep
24
9:30 am09:30

Introduction to arm balances

Join Jenn for this all levels, two hour workshop exploring what it’s like to begin playing with the idea of going upside down. We will cover upper body mobility and flexibility, the act of pushing for support, and locomotive strategies that introduce the concept of transferring weight into the arms. 

Cost: $30

Location: Be Well Personal Training, 3776 The Barnyard, Carmel, CA

Sep
17
10:00 am10:00

Exploring joint mobility

Join Jenn for this two hour exploration of joint mobility. We will use somatic techniques to improve proprioception and awareness of the area, followed by mobility techniques to isolate joints in a variety of ways. Techniques from multiple disciplines will be used. This workshop is appropriate for all levels and will give the student tools to improve joint mobility and range of motion.

Where: Be Well Personal Training, 3776 The Barnyard, Carmel, CA 93923

Cost: $30 

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Jul
23
10:00 am10:00

Recharge, explore movement, and understand stress: a 6 hour retreat

Escape the heat and join movement expert Jenn, M.S., for a one day retreat enjoying nature, understanding the benefits of stress and the importance of balance, and exploring movement in a variety of different ways. Concepts discussed will include practical application and will cover nature, variability, interoception, resilience, and mindfulness. Lunch will be included.

Where: Be Well Personal Training Studio, 3776 The Barnyard Carmel, CA
When: Saturday, July 23, 10-4
Cost: $120
To register: Visit www.bewellpt.com

Registration will be capped at 12 participants, so please register early to secure your spot. 

Schedule:*
10:00-10:30          Welcome, introductions, overview of topics
10:30-11:15             Mobility from head to toe
11:20-12:00            Stress, how it works, why it’s good, and how to recognize when it’s
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12:00-12:45           Lunch**
12:45-2:00           Nature walk with variability
2:00-2:45            Playful movement
2:50-3:40            Ideas for creating balance and reflections
3:40-4:00           Questions, resources, what to do now

*Subject to change

**Lunch will be provided

About Jenn: Jenn has a M.S. in Human Movement, a B.S. in exercise physiology, and many, many hours of advanced coursework in movement science and psychology. She has lectured on topics such as sleep and stress for the U.S. Navy, teaches yoga, and maintains a busy personal training business in Carmel. She is passionate about helping people lead active, pain free lives, and has a special interest in motor control and the psychology of stress (and arm balances. But that’s a different workshop). More information about Jenn can be found on her website, www.bewellpt.com

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Jul
2
9:30 am09:30

Introduction to arm balances and handstands

Join Jenn for this all levels, two hour workshop exploring what it’s like to begin playing with the idea of going upside down. We will cover upper body mobility, the act of pushing for support, and locomotive strategies that introduce the concept of transferring weight into the arms. 

When: Saturday, July 2 from 9:30-11:30
Where: Be Well Personal Training Studio, 3776 The Barnyard, Carmel, CA
Cost: $30 before June 20, $40 after

For questions or to register, please visit www.bewellpt.com.

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May
14
1:00 pm13:00

Training clients with non-specific low back pain: a workshop

Join Jenn at Move-SF, San Francisco's premier personal training studio Saturday, May 14, from 1-4. This three hour workshop will briefly cover the research behind non-specific low back pain, basic anatomical landmarks, and provide practical programming ideas for working with this population. Participants will leave with tools to help individuals with NSLBP improve body awareness, motor control, mobility/or stability. 

When: Saturday, May 14, 1-4

Where: Move-sf, 2863 California Street, San Francisco, CA

Cost: $75 (if student, please contact me for discount code)

Registration: http://www.move-sf.com/events/

Apr
30
10:30 am10:30

Move Better: Finding Skill and Ease in Exercise and Movement- focus on the squat

Join Jenn Saturday, April 30th, from 10:30-11:45 to explore the building blocks to a body weight squat. This class will incorporate techniques from a variety of disciplines, and will be sequenced in a restorative, mindful way. This enables participants to experience the different components necessary to achieve a comfortable squat.

When: Saturday, April 30th, 10:30-11:30

Where: Be Well Personal Training, 3776 The Barnyard, Carmel, CA

Cost: $20

Feb
6
Apr 2

Move Better Classes - Finding skill and ease in movement and exercise

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Explore the components necessary for high quality movement. Working on the nuances involved in movement and athletic endeavors is often glossed over, partially because it’s tedious, and partially because it’s challenging and uncomfortable. These classes will aim to explore some of these components in a fun, non-threatening way. In addition to the classes, you will receive access to the online video format of the content covered, so you can practice the skills that are challenging for you between sessions. If you participate in any sort of athletic endeavor, such as Crossfit, yoga, triathlons, or are simply curious about what it takes to move in a more skilled, more efficient way, this class is for you. Explore your weaknesses and turn them into your strengths to create a more varied, agile, athletic self. 

Saturday, February 6 - Exploring shoulder, neck, and eyes
Saturday, March 5 - Exploring breath, core, ribs, and rotation
Saturday, April 2 - Exploring the hips, feet, and their relationship to the squat

Time: 12:00-1:15

For more information, or to register, please contact Jenn (drop-ins are okay)
Please bring a journal

Move Better Class Series
20.00

$20 per class (includes access to online video)

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Dec
12
11:00 am11:00

Sun Solutions: Solving the mysteries of Surya Namaskar A

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Join Jenn to explore the components of the sun salutation. We will break things down from the center, find strength in the shoulders, and find support in the legs to perform the nine movements, including chatarangua, up dog, and down dog, that are found in a traditional vinyasa class. All levels welcome.

Cost: $30 before 12/12, $40 at the door.

Location: Om Oasis, 3618 The Barnyard, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, 93923

Registration: Om Studios, omoasis.com/831.204.7949

 

Jul
18
1:00 pm13:00

Hip Workshop

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How the hip is different from the back (and other ways to improve strength and mobility in this area) 

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Join Jenn in exploring the hip joint in all of its glory. We will examine its anatomical relationship to the pelvis and lumbar spine, explore how to isolate movement at the hip, including ideas for improving strength and mobility, and integrate some of these concepts in a hip and mobility flow sequence. Open to personal trainers, yoga teachers, Pilates instructors, bodyworkers, or anyone interested in deepening their understanding of this area.

Hip Workshop
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$45 - Early registration thru 7/17/2015

$55 - Registration on 7/18/2015

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Jun
13
1:00 pm13:00

Unlocking ... The Mysteries of the Shoulder

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Join Jenn in exploring the shoulder girdle, including the anatomy and function. We will utilize different exercise sequences that connect the movements of the shoulder to other parts of the body. Jenn draws from several different modalities to enhance understanding of the area and improve ease of movement, strength, and mobility.

This course is appropriate for body workers, personal trainers, yoga teachers, or anyone wanting to deepen awareness of this complex area.

Cost: $45 on or before June 5, $60 after. 

Unlocking ... The Mysteries of the Shoulder
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Early Registration on or before June 5 is $45.00

Registration after June 5 is $60.00

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Nov
29
Dec 20

Restorative, Functional Movement 4-Class Series

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Join me Saturday, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, and 12/20 from 10:30-11:30 for a 4 class series focusing on restorative, functional movement.

Each Saturday will build on the prior Saturday's lessons, and are designed to improve body awareness, strength, mobility, and control. More information coming soon on my updated website.

Cost: $20/class or $60 for the entire series.

To register, contact me

Restorative, Functional Movement 4-Class Series
60.00

4 class series

  • Saturday, 11/29 from 10:30-11:30
  • Saturday, 12/06 from 10:30-11:30
  • Saturday, 12/13 from 10:30-11:30
  • Saturday, 12/20 from 10:30-11:30
Restorative, Functional Movement - Individual Class
20.00

Individual Class - Choose one date below

  • Saturday, 11/29 from 10:30-11:30
  • Saturday, 12/06 from 10:30-11:30
  • Saturday, 12/13 from 10:30-11:30
  • Saturday, 12/20 from 10:30-11:30