Movement Awakens and Nourishes the Body and Mind for Optimal Vitality
Patti Halyburton Abel, native of Franklin, North Carolina, has an extensive training background in Pilates and Movement Education. She completed her Pilates comprehensive certification thru Jennifer Gianni and Balanced Body University which includes up to 500 hours of hands-on education. Patti has continued her training specifically with movement education.
Patti has a watchful eye and knowledge to see where the weakness, misalignment or imbalance is in the body and how to correct it so the entire body functions optimally as a whole. She has worked extensively with individuals with scoliosis and MS along with numerous post back, neck, hip, knee and even brain surgery.
Many individuals have found her method to be very helpful after physical therapy or done in conjunction with their physical therapy.
Patti continues her training with a minimum of 3 intensive continuing education courses each year. She has also studied Clinical Aromatherapy and integrates the use of therapeutic grade essential oils into her work.
Patti’s Additional Training Certificates Include:
Healing Diastasis Rectus Abdominus with Jennifer Gianni learn creative and cutting edge sequences for healing and advancing the dra client and strategies on how to best work in conjunction with doctors and physical therapist. Put foundational Pilates skills and biomechanics knowledge to work to learn simple and effective strategies to prevent and heal Diastasis and dysfunctions that go along with the unraveling of our connective tissue. Learn what a DRA is, how it occurs and what it means for full body health. The basics of central core anatomy both the individual parts, the fascial connections and how they work synergistically together. Understand how to train and then strengthen the Core Corset. Discover simple techniques and sequences to progress a client with fascial loosening towards fascial tensioning.
Embracing the Curves with Marie-Jose’ Blom (Unravel the Mystery of Scoliosis & Spinal Abnormalities) – focuses on the spine, emphasizing understanding of the more mysterious lateral curves or scoliosis. This in-depth journey will clarify any doubts or hesitations in the application of Pilates work to benefit clients who suffer from scoliosis. The hands-on nature of this workshop emphasizes simplicity, clarity and safety. The work also addressed a protocol suggestion for the Harrington Rod population. Gain a deeper understanding of strategies of spinal rotations. Integrate Pilates exercise protocol through existing repertoire. To apply and customize Pilates repertoire to meet the Scoliosis client’s needs. Introduce the specific Scoliosis corrective and directive cueing techniques. Learn new approaches and modifications to improve movement balance and spinal mobility.
Striding Ahead with Marie-Jose’ Bloom – objective is to introduce a systematic and logical approach to deconstruct and thereby thoroughly understand the synergy and relationship between the biomechanics of the foot, the sacrum, the pelvic floor, and the respiratory system. Armed with this deeper knowing we will be better equipped to deliver a well integrated whole body protocol introduced in the order of dynamic synergy. This to effectively improve or restore the key movement and staple of total wellness which is walking.
Healing Diastasis Rectus with Jennifer Gianni
The latest in the scientific break throughs and the correct clinical applications for clients with DRA.
Learn creative and cutting edge sequences for healing and advancing the DRA client and strategies on how to best work in conjunction with doctors and physical therapist. To teach how it occurs and what it means for full body health.
The basics of central core anatomy both the individual parts, the fascial connections and how they work synergistically together. How to train and then strengthen the Core Corset.
Simple techniques and sequences on the Mat and Pilates reformer to progress from fascial loosening towards fascial tensioning.
Anatomy and Release with Jennifer Gianni
Expand knowledge of anatomy and new release protocols to understand exactly how and why the work done with clients can solve movement compensations, chronic pain and tension. Topographical landmarks, Muscles, Bones, and their relationship to each other and the whole.
Fascial Science and the Myofascial Chains throughout the body. Release work for the entire body to reinforce knowledge of landmarks but more importantly to bring the anatomy alive and to help create a practical and fruitful protocol for the teaching environment. Corrective exercises for common imbalances seen in every area of the body from the foot to head placement.
Gather: Immersive body training with Madeline Black Gather brings together the movement theories and techniques following Madeline Black’s book “Centered.” Explore movement through gait patterning, observation, palpation and cueing for extraordinary changes in the body. Develop a better understanding of human body movement and the eye to identify habitual patterns that affect functional health. Learn specialized techniques to change the function and structure of the body and develop clarity of approach to physical training. Understand the design of human movement in all aspects of the body, musculoskeletal, fascial, organs, fluids and more. Confirm touch and movement guidance. Improve capabilities as a movement specialist. Learn to see clients in a whole body way, addressing their needs that create change in the body immediately. The Madeline Black Method™ is a movement process that brings changes to the body for better movement, health and improved physical capacity.
SmartSpine works with Marie-Jose' Blom – SmartSpine is developed to ease the biomechanical challenges of the spine during simple core exercises, requiring the use of deep abdominals. The SmartSpine System, created by master trainer Marie-Jose Blom, consists of several support pieces designed to help the body find it’s most productive positioning. By supporting the skeletal and joint system in alignment, the neural system is retrained to recruit the deep muscles while releasing the overactive muscles.
Core Intelligence with Marie-Jose Blom – Training covers the latest theories and principles of defining the core and its applications to the stable torso in the Pilates environment. Focus on proper exercise biomechanics that enhance optimal form and alignment by mastering core stability in a stable environment and then challenging core stability in an unstable environment.
Pilates Leadership Intropective with Marie-Jose’ Blom (Pelvic & Spine Works)
Pilates Leadership Intropective with Marie-Jose’ Blom (Principals of Upper Core & Shoulder Girdle
Human Movement with Philip Beach –
Pilates Plus Psyche with Pilates Elder Mary Bowen
Pilates Climacteric™: Movement and Menopause with Jennifer Gianni – to help our clients learn to create balance and peace within their bodies and minds with a conscious use of breath and movement. With Pilates based movement we can: Create Pelvic Health and balance including preventing and reversing prolapse and urinary incontinence. Create a calmer nervous system and create better and more regular sleep. Create strong bones and a solid sense of spherical awareness to slow down and stop the effects of osteoporosis. Create and maintain breast health. Create better drainage of lymph and circulation throughout the body. Combat Fuzzy Thinking and Depression
The Inside Job of Fitness with Marie Jose Blom- exploration into the newer and contemporary concepts of the whole body experience, it’s “Connectivity” to optimal health and wellness. The future of Peak Performance in movement. MJ shares her passion for the “know how” of teaching, biomechanics as well as the new science of movement validated through the Pilates repertoire which led her to closely follow the development of Fascial research for the past eight years. In this process of learning and the deeper understanding of what truly moves the body, any approach to understanding movement and teaching Pilates has evolved.
Fusion Pilates for Pre & Post Pregnancy with Jennifer Gianni – course integrates progressions and adaptations to meet the biomechanical demands in exercise programming for the pregnant and post pregnant client. In-depth concentration on Core Knowledge, Breathing Techniques and Three Trimester Programming are based on Pilates and Yoga principals.