- The Course will be held exclusively in presence
Date and Time:
Saturday 25 March 10.00-17.00
Sunday 26 March 10.00-17.00
Presented by: Rika Brixie, BASI Faculty
This 2-day seminar will introduce the three-dimensional curves of a scoliosis, the methods to evaluate them and the physical and emotional effects these curves have on the body and the person as a whole.
Pilates with Scoliosis will provide detailed information on the symptoms, onset, causes, and treatment protocol for scoliosis.
Participants will learn how to modify and adapt exercises for different curve patterns, as well as explore the repertoire on the Pilates mat and apparatus, specifically designed to optimize movement and conditioning for each individual scoliotic spine.
Rika’s first and lasting passion in life is movement. Rika discovers Pilates as a young dancer in the UK, following a diagnosis of scoliosis.
She subsequently moves to New York to study ballet, where she begins to regularly implement Pilates classes in her training, recognizing its potential for injury prevention and body conditioning.
Rika danced professionally in the following years with the Atlanta Ballet and Oklahoma City Ballet.
After retiring from her dancing career, Rika returns to the UK and begins her first certification as a Pilates teacher. She later attends and achieves the BASI CTTC certification, which she considers one of her best life choices.
The experience of living with scoliosis gave Rika a unique insight into the profound functioning of the body and movement. Pilates has been an empowerment tool for Rika, allowing her to gain control of her condition and improve symmetrical balance around a spine that is inherently asymmetrical. Rika found true inspiration when she began teaching others with scoliosis. She was also able to observe the immense value of Pilates and the potentially transformative effects it can have for scoliosis sufferers. This led her to do extensive research on the subject and, ultimately, to create her own advanced education course, Pilates for Scoliosis.
Rika is honored to be BASI Faculty, teaching alongside the phenomenal BASI UK team at The Pilates Clinic (Wimbledon). She is continually grateful to be part of the amazing BASI community around the world.
Bank transfer to:
BASI PILATES IN ITALY
IBAN: IT 66 R 02008 21515 000104775334
Payment description: first name + last name + name of the course
The course is open to all Pilates teacher (not only BASI certificated teachers).