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The Polestar Experience- Ontario

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Niagara College - Welland Campus

100 Niagara College Boulevard

Welland, ON L3C 7L3

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THE POLESTAR EXPERIENCE - ONTARIO is an intimate two-day conference designed to explore exciting possibilities in the 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. Brent 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. Brent 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

2:00-5:00p Interactive Case Study: Grand Rounds at Movement Unlimited Inc. in Fonthill, Ontario (map)

Dr. Brent enjoys collaborating with groups of movement professionals to solve the mystery of real clients. Participants will work with Dr. Brent in a live client session from start to finish. Discover Polestar's unique problem solving steps from "Polestar Assessment Skills", including initial interview, assessment, program design, execution of the program, and retesting. This event has often been reported as being one of the favorite Polestar events offered. This intimate session has limited space.

7:00-9:00p Lecture: Dr. Brent, Uncensored at Niagara College - Welland Campus (map)

Dr. Brent Uncensored is a fun interactive lecture demo designed for the movement professionals, movement enthusiast and individuals that believe they should be moving. Dr. Brent will share a simple concept that is life changing. Discover the healthy you with a perfect mixture of science, movement and emotion.


SATURDAY @ Niagara College - Welland Campus (map)

8:30-9:30a Master Mat Class

Enjoy a fun-filled, energetic movement experience that caters to all levels of movers. Participate in Dr. Brent'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.

10:00a-1:00p Workshop: Myth and Science of Breathing

Is there a “right” way to breathe?
There is a lot more to breath than inhaling and exhaling. In this workshop Dr. Brent explores one of Polestar's key concepts: “Breath facilitates movement and movement facilitates breath." Discover the many different types of breathing and how breath can be optimal and spontaneous during your Pilates practice and daily activities. This workshop is interactive and includes a lab where you will experience each type of breathing.

1:00-2:30p LUNCH BREAK (lunch is not provided)

2:30-5:30p: Workshop: Exploring the Spontaneous Activation of the Pelvic Floor, Abdominal Wall and Diaphragm

What happens when you ask experienced Pilates instructors to activate their pelvic floor? Do they accurately recruit the pelvic floor? Do we know what a normal pelvic floor recruitment looks like during daily activities? Can cueing through imagery or breath change the result?
For the past few years, Dr. Brent 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. Brent's results have been surprising. In this three-hour workshop, Dr. Brent 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).

6:00p: Reception at Niagara College - Welland Campus (map)

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

FAQs

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

How should I dress?
Wear comfortable clothing. Be ready to move!

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 August 23, 2017, you will receive a registration refund minus a $25 administrative fee. No refunds accepted after August 23, 2017.

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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100 Niagara College Boulevard

Welland, ON L3C 7L3

Canada

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