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The Polestar Experience- Chicago

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Advocate Christ Medical Center

4440 95th St

Oak Lawn, IL 60453

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THE POLESTAR EXPERIENCE - CHICAGO is a fresh Polestar event designed to introduce you to exciting possibilities of viewing yourself in a new and vibrant paradigm of health and awareness. Polestar Pilates has been on the cutting edge of health and movement sciences since its inception in 1998. Dr. Brent Anderson, founder of Polestar Pilates®, will share his knowledge and experience in a more intimate setting. This experience will offer personal discovery, interactive discussions, observation, healing and experiential learning. It is specifically designed for those who are interested in making a difference.


About Dr. Brent Anderson, PhD, PT, OCS, PMA®-CPT:

Dr. Brent Anderson

Dr. Anderson is a licensed physical therapist and orthopedic certified specialist with more than 22 years of experience. Based on his extensive background in rehabilitation and movement science, Dr. Anderson elaborates Joseph Pilates’ mind-body work through the Polestar curriculum by developing tools for critical-reasoning and applying supportive scientific research. He also infuses the integral role of psychology and energy systems on motor control and motor learning. (more info)


WHAT WILL YOU EXPERIENCE AT THIS EVENT?

FRIDAY

4:00-5:00p: MASTER MAT CLASS

Move with event organizer Kate Strozak as she leads you through a class that brings new awareness to the importance of spontaneity and play in movement.

5:00-7:00p: RECEPTION

Join us as we mix and mingle and mingle and mix! Hors d'oevres will be served.

7:00-9:00p LECTURE: Polestar Life Essentials : Reclaim your health

This experiential lecture is led by Dr. Brent Anderson, leader in active lifestyle education, motivation and activation to help those who are seeking a better quality of life. His simple and achievable tools make it accessible for everyone. The Polestar Experience is designed for ages 8 and above, with special emphasis on how we can make our lives healthier, happier and more peaceful. Discover what people around the world say is improving the quality of their life.


SATURDAY

8:00-9:00a MASTER MAT CLASS

Enjoy a fun-filled, energetic movement experience that caters to all levels of movers. Participate in Dr. Anderson's unique interpretation of Pilates exercises and connect harmoniously with a large group like a flock of birds. Discover the positive energy associated with a successful movement experience that exceeds your expectations.

9:30a-12:30p WORKSHOP: The Pelvic Floor : Exploring the spontaneous activation of the pelvic floor, abdominal wall and diaphragm

What actually happens to your pelvic floor when you practice pelvic floor contractions? Do you know what it means to accurately recruit your pelvic floor? Do we know what a normal pelvic floor recruitment looks like during daily activities? Can imagery or breath change the result?
For the past few years, Dr. Anderson has been studying the pelvic floor and gaining insight on how cueing and imagery can change the way we move. After studying hundreds of Pilates teachers, Dr. Anderson's results have been surprising. In this three-hour workshop, Dr. Anderson will not only share his findings, he will also engage the audience through a discussion on intentional cueing of the pelvic floor, mechanical displacement with breath, and spontaneous organization through proper alignment.
Be part of this exciting workshop and discover how good alignment and proper load can be the best cuing available for spontaneous organization of the lumbo-pelvic and trunk neuro-muscular-fascial systems (NMFS).


12:30-2:00p LUNCH BREAK (lunch is not provided)


2:00-5:00p: WORKSHOP: Polestar, the Modern Day Painkiller: discover Polestar's simple formulas to pain relief through movement

This workshop will focus on the latest science of pain and pain modulation. Dr. Anderson will expand on how Pilates movement experiences can actually modulate pain perception and the physiology and blood chemistry of the brain and body. Dr. Anderson will teach the use of language, movement and perception as tools to reduce pain. Discover how through Pilates you can access your internal medicine cabinet.

FAQs

Should I bring anything to the event?
Please bring your own yoga mat.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You may contact Polestar directly by clicking here.

What's the refund policy?
All refund requests must be submitted in writing via email to: Polestar. Refund requests will not be accepted by telephone. If your refund request is received before May 18, 2018, you will receive a registration refund minus a $25 administrative fee. No refunds accepted after May 18, 2018.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You may bring your ticket printed or electronically on your handheld device.

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Advocate Christ Medical Center

4440 95th St

Oak Lawn, IL 60453

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 30 days before event

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