San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This workshop is hosted by Studio Pilates a Pilates stduio that is co-ownedby Kately Cox and Mette Hansen from Physcial Mind Instutue and the PMA
209 W Grand Ave
El Segundo Ca 90245
Konnect Pilates is excited to announce the launch of our 2016 workshop series! As a Balanced Body Teacher Training facility and Flagship studio in Orange County here at Konnect Pilates we have been listening to your needs and are ready to bring you a variety of top instructors in the industry to provide you with a variety of information along with PMA and ACE credits!
Innovative techniques, Rehab, Pre natal, Dance conditioning, Athletic training, Pilates deconstructed and more....
This workshop schedule will be regulary updated please register yourself to the Future event interest list to stay in touch!
Formally a professional Ballet dancer for 15 years Viktor is now the Co-Owner of Konnect Pilates for 13 years and the inventor of the Balanced Body Konnector. The Konnector is a single-rope pulley system with loops for all four limbs. The patented system enables independent, simultaneous movement of both arms and legs, and the user experiences constant proprioceptive feedback through the single rope. He is now traveling worldwide with Pilates on Tour and conferences training instructors the new and wide variety of exercises with The Konnector. He has been a Balanced Body faculty member for the past four years, teaching the entire Pilates comprehensive, Anatomy in 3D, BODHI, MOTR and CoreAlign. You can also see Mr. Uygan teaching and modeling in many Balanced Body DVD’s and Podcasts. In 1992 Viktor started studying with the BodyCode System and Gyrotonics from Master Pino Carbone creator of the BodyCode System and owner of the first Gyrotonic center of Europe in Florence, Italy. He got introduced to Pilates after moving to the US in 1993 then studied for 6 years before he was certified in 1999 from DK Body Balancing through the University of Nevada accredited through the Nevada State board of Physical Therapy. Viktor grateful to have had the pleasure of learning from many great mentors in the industry during his last fifteen years of teaching. He is also certified with the Pilates for Golf certificate specializing in the training of golfers as well as the certification for resistance flexibility and strength training with the Meridian flexibility system. He is also a distributor for BodyCode products with his own company Body Mind E.
"I believe Pilates should be fun and functional. I aim to educate my clients on the essence of the movement as this will stay with them long after the session ends and into their everyday life. Once a client starts to incorporate Pilates principles of proper biomechanics and functional alignment into what they do daily, they begin to move with more efficiency. This translates into more energy, less pain, improved endurance and strength, an elated mood, and an increased sense of empowerment. To be able to do what we love more often and with greater ease makes people happier, improves their quality of life and spreads positive energy! This is the essence of Pilates!”
Originally from London Ontario Canada, Courtney found her bliss in Southern California in 2008. When not teaching Pilates workshops or teacher trainings you will find Courtney on the beach, playing outside, in a Yoga class, hiking with her 2 adopted boxers Paris and Sven, and enjoying life with her love, Mathias.
Dawn-Marie Ickes MPT
Dawn-Marie Ickes, MPT holds a B.S. in Biology from Loyola Marymount University and a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Mount Saint Mary’s College. She is the owner of Evolve Integrative Wellness Physical Therapy and Pilates, specializing in Integrative Corrective Exercise, Performance/Dance Medicine and Women’s Health.
She has been practicing physical therapy since 1996 and holds adjunct faculty positions at CSUN and MSMC Doctorate Physical Therapy programs. Dawn-Marie is an active member of the APTA, IADMS, PMA and IDEA.She has authored numerous publications including textbook chapters, literature reviews, feature articles and opinion pieces and sits on the Advisory Board for Pilates Style Magazine.
She was a founding board member of the PMA and sat on the Board of Directors for 9 years. She is PMA Gold certified and Neurac/Redcord certified and enjoys teaching worldwide on topics integrating complementary therapies, movement education and mind-body practices with traditional physical therapy.
Lisa has an undeniable energy, an infectious spirit and an insatiable passion forlife. She is an inspiration to many movement practitioners, and is continuously recognized by her peers and by industry specialists as an outstanding
representative of the Pilates method.
After receiving her teaching credentials from the world-renowned BASI Pilates® Comprehensive Teacher Training Program in 2000, she then aspired to become BASI Pilates Faculty. She attained this position in 2007 and continues to teach educational programs and workshops around the globe.
Her zest for knowledge of movement led her to continue her education even further and earn a Yogaworks® Teaching Certificate in 2009 and a GYROTONIC® Level 1 License in 2011. She has also been a PMA® Certified Pilates Teacher since 2012.
Lisa’s extensive training in various modalities inspired her to create Rhythm Pilates®, a Teacher Training Program that is offered to all fitness, dance instructors and Pilates professionals. She has been featured twice, and graced
the covers, in Pilates Style® Magazine in 2010 and 2013. In addition to owning a private studio in Newport Beach, CA, Lisa is a Visiting Instructor at Pilates Anytime, where she shares her love of Pilates with anyone
with an Internet connection. She is well received, too. Her Rhythm Pilates classes have consistently been on their “Hot List” since 2010.
Trina Altman, E-RYT 500, is an Integrated Yoga Tune Up® teacher trainer, STOTT PILATES® certified instructor, and a graduate of YOGAspirit Studio’s 500-Hour Yoga Therapy Program.While at Brown University, Trina took a Kripalu yoga class which ignited her passion for the practice.She teaches weekly Yoga Tune Up® and Pilates classes throughout Los Angeles, and trains yoga teachers in anatomy and in Yoga Tune Up® across the country. She is an Rx Series teacher trainer for Equinox, is on the faculty of Kripalu, one of the nation’s premiere yoga institutions, and is a regular presenter at yoga and fitness conferences such as ECA, Yoga Alliance, SYTAR and many others.Trina’s teaching fosters body cognition and self-discovery, firmly grounded in anatomical awareness. She builds bridges between the mystical and the pragmatic, and specializes in helping others to access their body’s tissues and their heart’s purpose.
24194 Alicia Pkwy
Since founding Konnect Pilates in 2002, Viktor and Kelly Uygan have been committed to their passion for creating different programs that allow clients to reach their potential by conditioning their bodies and achieving mind-body balance. With more than 25 years of experience as professional Ballet Dancers and personal trainers, Viktor and Kelly have had great success in their disciplines and found their backgrounds easily transfer to Mind Body Conditioning. Both faculty and teacher trainers with the world renown Balanced Body, Inc., and are ALL certified in Pilates, BodyCode, Ki-Hara, CoreAlign and Pink Ribbon programs. They are ideal teachers and trainers here at Konnect Pilates, which allows us to bring you a variety of programs to fit all our clients’ needs.
Konnect Pilates is a fully equipped facility where you will find a comfortable, relaxed and non-competitive atmosphere. You will experience wonderful energy while working in its warm and welcoming studio. Our highly skilled professionals have been trained by second-generation Pilates and CoreAlign, as well as the creator of the Body Code System! Plus, our trainers are some of the most caring people you will ever meet.
At Konnect Pilates you will find that our high-level instructors will guide and encourage you through fresh new concepts of fitness. They will help you design an exercise program that brings great results. You’ll like the way the new you looks and feels! It is our goal to help you improve the outer you while at the same time pampering the inner you for a greater sense of well being and peace of mind. That’s what we designed our programs to do… give you mind-body balance!