Thank you all for your love and interest in our beautiful Florida Keys! We hope that you will join us for a fun filled weekend!
Sunday, the 17th:
7am Mat Class
8am Private/Duet lessons
12-1pm LUNCH BREAK
4-5pm Q&A, Closing Champagne Toast
SEE YOU IN PARADISE!
Hip Joints-The Other Powerhouses (Saul Choza) In this workshop, students will learn that hip joints not only serve as base joints for the attachment of the lower extremities, but they are also basilar joints for the pelvis, which is the foundation for the spine. A well-balanced hip-joint hosts a neutral pelvis, which is a vital structure for a healthy spine. We will discuss: over developed gluteus, hip-flexors, and hamstrings, and the effects on the spine. Students will also learn the proper muscle activation for the “wrap”, and why the cue to “squeeze the butt” does not allow freedom of the pelvis which is very important in many of the Pilates exercises.
Knee Abnormalities (Brett Howard) The knee abnormalities seminar gives participants the ability to classify different abnormalities of the knee, they will be able to recognize body systems of the human anatomy and they will be able to design and execute methods and protocols of working with specific populations of people with knee abnormalities by implementing exercises of the Pilates method of body conditioning. The Knee Abnormalities covered are Patella Femoral Knee tracking disorder, ACL and PCL injuries, Varus & Valgus knee structures and strains as well as hyper-extended knees.
Shoulder Joints-The Other Powerhouses (Saul Choza) In this workhsop, participants will learn the importance of mobility of the scapula, as well as exercises that help stretch and strengthen muscles in the shoulder complex. The cue, “shoulders down”, creates too much simplicity of the complex workings of the shoulder joint. One will learn how to look at this structure as a three-dimensional object. Students will discover that when creating a balanced muscle structure in the joint, especially in exercises with point of contact in the hands, will facilitate the connection of your “powerhouse”.
Pilates for Youth(Brett Howard) “First Educate the Child” a chapter in “Your Health” by Joseph Pilates. Joseph Pilates strongly believed that children should learn the Pilates Method of Body Conditioning. The seminar focuses on appropriate methods of teaching the Pilates Method to the child learner. Learn cognitive, behavioral, physiological and anatomical considerations in teaching this population. Learn how to generate creative lesson plans that are developmentally appropriate as well. The seminar address how to implement a Pilates curriculum into a variety of settings.
3/2-bedroom suites that can sleep 4 people (One king or queen, 2 double beds and a queen sleeper sofa) $235/night
4/one room suites that can sleep 2 people ranging from $135-$199/night
Book directly at www.lookoutlodge.com and rates are cheaper
Conch On Inn motel (RIGHT NEXT DOOR)
only has one double room avail (fridge and microwave only) $119-$139/night
Atlantic Bay Resort (3 miles north)
Range from $205-$281/night
Cottages available too
Island Bay Resort (3 miles north)
Range from $189-$648/night
(Fri-Sun available only)
Bay Harbor Lodge (9 miles north)
Range from $145-$235/night
La Jolla Resort (7 miles south)
Range from $139-$249/night
Saul Choza has a passion for transforming bodies through the art and science of Pilates, demonstrating a commitment to the field that has gained accolades from clients and the media for producing exceptional results. His twenty year evolution as an instructor, combined with a desire to incorporate complementing fitness modalities, has attracted a loyal client roster that includes Hollywood’s elite entertainers in film, music and fashion; along with powerhouse corporate executives who require a healthy dose of fitness to balance their busy careers.
Saul’s career in Pilates began accidentally. A struggling dancer in search of improving his classical technique, Saul met and began training with Mari Winsor, Hollywood’s premiere pilates instructor. Thus began a two-decade relationship, with Saul taking on a role as a Winsor senior instructor and appearing in numerous Winsor fitness videos. In 2016, their longstanding friendship resulted in Saul taking over the business with the launch of Winsor Choza, a boutique Pilates environment in Hollywood.
A teacher’s teacher, Saul hosts a weekly workshop where trainers can reenergize their practice and deepen their understanding of Pilates. His personal development as a trainer includes certification by Romana Kryzanowska and workshops from top Pilates instructors such as Sari Mejia, Kathy Grant, Lolita San Miguel, Jay Grimes, Maria Jose’ Blom, Cynthia Lochard, Brooke Siler, Kathy Ross Nash and more. Saul also holds a Fitness Instruction certificate from UCLA extension and first level certificate in Kettle-bells and Crosscore180. He is also a PMA certified Pilates teacher.
Saul sees clients at Winsor Choza Pilates; and also conducts house calls, where clients can work in the comfort of their own home.
Brett holds a B.F.A. in Dance from the Conservatory of Dance at State University of New York at Purchase and a M.A. in Dance Education from the Steinhardt School of Education, Culture, and Human Development at New York University . He has danced for the Saeko Ichinohe Dance Company, Mary Seidman and Dancers, Stephan Koplowitz, Tarin Chaplin, Hemiko Minota, Renata Celichowska, Susan Koff, and The Faun Dance Troupe; and he is the Artistic Director and Choreographer for the dance company Brett Howard and Company, which he founded in 2001. Brett was certified by the New York Pilates Studio® Teacher Certification Program, under the tutelage of Romana Kryzanowska in 1998, and has been a Teacher of Teachers for the program since 2003. He has trained extensively with Pilates Elders Mary Bowen, Jay Grimes, and Lolita San Miguel, as well as Master Teachers Bob Liekens, Sari Mejia Santo, and Steve Giordano. He also studied Anatomy and Biomechanics with Irene Dowd, Lynn Martin, and Sean P. Gallagher. He is a PMA Certified Pilates Teacher, a committee member of the PMA Pilates Youth Program, and a Co-Author of the PMA Pilates Youth Program Manual. He is featured in the Pilates book, Pilates Method of Body Conditioning: Introduction to the Core Exercises by Sean P. Gallagher and Romana Kryzanowska.
In 2004, Brett opened The Pilates Haus, a studio dedicated to Authentic Pilates™, located in historic downtown Jersey City, New Jersey. The mission of the Pilates Haus is to preserve and perpetuate Joseph Pilates original system of body conditioning. In addition, Brett Howard has taught workshops all around the United States as well as Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Germany, and Spain. He is recognized in the Pilates industry as an expert in the Joseph Pilates Archival Exercise which he teaches at workshops and conferences around the world including Balanced Body: Pilates on Tour. He also specializes in continuing education courses focused around Authentic Pilates™, Anatomy and Biomechanics, and Special Needs Populations, and he has created a Pilates curriculum for children that can be implemented in schools as well as the private sector.