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Natural Balance Pilates Studio
Bogensegade 6-8
2100 København Ø
Denmark

t: 45-86352403

Michael Christensen
Instructor Trainer
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Karen Louise Christensen
Instructor Trainer

licensed training center

Natural Balance Pilates Studio

ABOUT: Instructor Trainers, Michael and Karen Christensen, run Denmark's only STOTT PILATES Licensed Training Center, with a fully equipped studio in Aarhus, Copenhagen and a hosting site in Silkeborg. Michael and Karen Christensen are committed to helping people from all walks of life develop their natural physical strength and balance through STOTT PILATES. As well as being the training facilitator for a number of professional dancers, singers, musicians and individuals from the sports elite, their primary studio in Aarhus has been integrated into the local city life and holds an important role in the rehabilitation of persons with all kinds of needs related to the rediscovering of body empowerment. Likewise, they meet the demand for quality training of private individuals looking for unique physical coaching in grounding techniques.

CERTIFICATION COURSES & CONTINUING EDUCATION

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STOTT PILATES Available
TOTAL BARRE
CORE
ZEN•GA
WORKSHOPS / EXAMS
REHAB
ISP
ADVANCED
INTENSIVE

The Intensive Program

The STOTT PILATES Intensive program is for fitness and health professionals. This program prepares you to teach STOTT PILATES Level 1 Matwork and equipment-based repertoires safely, effectively and with confidence.

Intensive Mat-Plus™ (IMP)

LEVEL: 1     40 hours
Fall 2014 | October 24-26, November 7-9, 21-22
Friday 2pm-7:30pm | Saturday 12pm-5:30pm | Sunday 9am-2:30pm
   

The Comprehensive Program

Designed for those with some movement training and exposure to Pilates, Comprehensive courses cover functional anatomy and the practical skills needed to develop effective and motivating Level 1 Matwork and equipment-based programs.

Comprehensive Matwork & Reformer (CMR)

120 hours
Fall 2012 | September 11-December 14
Tuesday-Thursday 1pm-5:30pm | Friday 2pm-6:30pm
   
 3 Additional
Saturday | September 29, October 27, November 17 | 9am-1:30pm
   

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The Advanced Program

The Advanced program consists of Level 2 courses in Matwork, Reformer, and Cadillac, Chair & Barrels. Completion of the Advanced program is required for full certification.

There are currently no Advanced courses scheduled at this location

Injuries & Special Populations

The STOTT PILATES Injuries & Special Populations course equips you with the skills required to address a broad range of physical challenges among your clients. Completion of ISP is required for full certification.

There are currently no Injuries & Special Populations courses scheduled at this location.

The Rehabilitation Program

The Rehabilitation program is specifically for licensed physical therapists, occupational therapists, sports medicine professionals and chiropractors wishing to integrate modified STOTT PILATES exercises for injury prevention and rehabilitation into their practices.

Rehab courses are available at many of our training locations worldwide.  Please click here for a complete listing of training options worldwide.  Currently, training isn’t offered at this location, but and check back regularly for updates.

ZEN•GA Courses

ZEN•GA™ is an innovative fusion of exercise science and mindful movement that brings about clarity of the mind while releasing body tension through purposeful movement. ZEN represents the search for inner discovery, while YOGA symbolizes the way to reach it. Together they form ZEN•GA, which is based on Four Mindful Movement Principles: breath, support, yield and flow. When applied together, these principles allow you to become aware of how the body and the mind move in tandem. ZEN•GA focuses on core stability, stamina and resilience while attaining a state of presence. The increase in demand on your neuromuscular system allows you to reap the benefits of improved strength, clarity and overall fitness.

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CORE™ Courses

Take your workouts to the next level with our CORE Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training– developed exclusively by Merrithew Health & Fitness™ experts.  This unique training program focuses on functional fitness targeting core strength and kinesthetic awareness leading to improvements in total-body strength and power. This multi-layered system is designed for both novice and high-level athletes.

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Total Barre™ Courses

Total Barre™ is a high-energy program that focuses on strength, flexibility, stamina and dynamic stability by combining elements from Pilates, dance, cardio and strength training. Programming is driven by music which increases coordination, motivation and improve movement quality. Incorporating the Total Barre Foundational Principles, this program teaches choreography, exercise essence and correct biomechanics of movements as well as how to cue effectively and safely to music.

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Workshops

STOTT PILATES workshops designed for Pilates instructors and fitness professionals, are ideal as an introduction into the method or as continuing education. All workshops qualify for Continuing Education Credits through both STOTT PILATES and ACE and none have prerequisites.

Continuing Education Workshops

Friday November 21
Mini Stability Ball Workout 3pm-5pm 
Friday November 21 Matwork Flow with Weights  5:15pm-7:15pm 
Saturday November 22 Precision & Control with the Fitness Circle  12pm-2pm 
Saturday November 22 Essential Matwork on Stability Cushions  2:15pm-4:15pm 
Prerequisites:
The intensive courses are recommended for certified fitness instructors, personal trainers, and other fitness & health professionals who want to expand their knowledge and enhance their business. Applicants must have, at least three years experience teaching fitness, dance or movement, familiarity with the works of Joseph Pilates, formal anatomy training and a working knowledge of muscle origins, insertions and functions, in order to attend the course.
A Note Regarding Exams:
You are not obliged to write (and pay for) two exams if you are planning to take both courses. You may choose to wait until completion of the second course to write your exam (a combined Matwork and Reformer exam). If you prefer to pause between courses, you may choose to take an exam to become certified in Matwork only, and another exam (a combined Matwork and Reformer exam) after completing the second course to become certified in Reformer work. In this case two exam fees would apply.