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Merrithew is headed to the Windy City this fall for the Merrithew Mindful Movement Symposium, Chicago! Located in the heart of downtown, you’ll be surrounded by some of the best destinations for shopping and dining in the country.

Workshops are available September 8–10, 2017. Participate in one day or all three days! To see the full schedule, check out the Programming tab.


As a general reminder for all attendees, please be sure to check all entry and exit requirements including visas and passports when travelling.

Location

Hotel Chicago Downtown,
Autograph Collection

333 North Dearborn Street,
Chicago, Illinois 60654
USA
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Programming

Friday, September 8
9:00 AM–5:00 PM Halo® Training Instructor Foundation Course, Part 1   NEW!   (CECs 0.7)
Total Barre Instructor Foundation Course, Level 1   (CECs 0.7)
12:00 PM–4:30 PM Merrithew Fascial Movement Foundation Course, Level 1**   NEW!   (CECs 1.6)
Saturday, September 9
8:00 AM–3:00 PM Merrithew Fascial Movement Foundation Course, Level 1** (1 hour break)   NEW!  
8:00 AM–10:00 AM STOTT PILATES® Stability Barrel™: Create Balance & Control
  STOTT PILATES® Matwork Flow with Ankle Tubing
10:30 AM–12:30 PM Halo® Training: Intro to Intermittent Interval Training, Level 1   (CECs 0.2)
  STOTT PILATES® Matwork Flow with Weights
12:30 PM–1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM–3:30 PM STOTT PILATES® Stability Barrel Flow: Intermediate Challenge
  Total Barre Endurance 1 (Part A)*
4:00 PM–6:00 PM STOTT PILATES® Mini Foam Roller Flow
  Total Barre Endurance 1 (Part B)*
Sunday, September 10
8:30 AM–3:30 PM Merrithew Fascial Movement Foundation Course, Level 1** (1 hour break)   NEW!  
8:30 AM–10:30 AM Halo® Training Applications to Global Stability***   (CECs 0.6)
  STOTT PILATES® Advanced Matwork: From Then to Now***
11:00 AM–1:00 PM Halo® Training Applications to Global Stability***  
  STOTT PILATES® Advanced Matwork: From Then to Now***
1:00 PM–2:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM–4:00 PM Halo® Training Applications to Global Stability***  
STOTT PILATES® Advanced Matwork: From Then to Now***

*You must sign up for Part A, B of this workshop.
**The Merrithew Fascial Movement Foundation Course is 16 hours of instruction. If you choose this option you will be registering for the full 3-day course.
***These workshops are 6 hours of instruction. If you choose this option, you will be registered for the entire day on Sunday, September 10th.
ACE CECs dependent on session selection.
Please bring your own mat to the event or reserve one in advance.
For information on pricing, please see the Registration tab.

 

Pricing & Registration

Registration Dates

Early Bird Registration Apr 3–May 21, 2017
Regular Registration May 22–Aug 5, 2017
Late/On-Site Registration Aug 6–Sep 10, 2017

STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructors

Pre-Con Courses Early Bird Regular Late/On-Site
Total Barre Instructor Foundation Course OR
Halo® Training Instructor Foundation Course
$290 $320 $350
Fascial Movement Stream
Fascial Movement Foundation course (16 hours) $800 $900 $1,000
Symposium Early Bird Regular Late/On-Site
Saturday Symposium Only $315 $350 $385
Sunday Symposium Only $270 $300 $330
2 Day Symposium – Saturday & Sunday $530 $585 $645
All 3 Days – Any Combination $780 $860 $945
1 Workshop day of $120/2hr

STOTT PILATES® Non-Certified Instructors

Pre-Con Courses Early Bird Regular Late/On-Site
Total Barre Instructor Foundation Course OR
Halo® Training Instructor Foundation Course
$320 $350 $385
Fascial Movement Stream
Fascial Movement Foundation course (16 hours) $900 $1,000 $1,100
Symposium Early Bird Regular Late/On-Site
Saturday Symposium Only $350 $385 $425
Sunday Symposium Only $300 $330 $365
2 Day Symposium – Saturday & Sunday $585 $645 $710
All 3 Days – Any Combination $860 $945 $1,040
1 Workshop day of $120/2hr
Please bring your own mat to the event or reserve one in advance.

 

Presenters

Moira Merrithew

Merrithew Corporate Training Center
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Moira Merrithew, together with President and CEO of Merrithew, Lindsay G. Merrithew, has spent over two decades promoting the benefits of responsible exercise through their branded programming. Together with her team, they ensure all programming is aligned with current scientific and biomechanical research. In addition to overseeing the Education Department, Moira is a content creator and featured performer in the extensive DVD series. A published author and media personality, she presents at numerous fitness industry events all over the globe. After an accomplished career as principal dancer with the City Ballet of Toronto and the Atlantic Ballet Company, Moira Merrithew went on to retrain and certify as a Pilates instructor under the tutelage of Romana Kryzanowska at the original studio founded by the late Joseph H. Pilates.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:

Wayne Seeto

Merrithew Corporate Training Center
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Wayne Seeto is a Merrithew Master Instructor Trainer and an integral member of the internal programming, education and presenting team specializing in STOTT PILATES® Rehab. Wayne has been based at the Merrithew Corporate Training Center in Toronto for 10 years and is a recognized leader in his field. This high-energy Australian native received his Bachelor of Occupational Therapy from the University of Queensland, Australia and his Masters of Science (Physiotherapy) at McMaster University, Canada. Wayne has presented on behalf of Merrithew throughout North America and Europe at symposia, and industry trade events, and is featured in several Merrithew DVD titles.
IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork & Reformer; Cadillac, Chair, Barrels; ISP; Rehabilitation; Halo® Training
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
BOccThy, MSc(PT)

Kim Kraushar

Interlude Spa
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
Kim has built an impressive reputation as an expert and leader in the health and wellness industry. She is a Merrithew Master Instructor Trainer and an integral member of the Programming/Education team, representing STOTT PILATES®, ZEN•GA®, CORE Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training, and Total Barre programming. Kim is the proud owner of one of the first STOTT PILATES Licensed Training Centers in Canada.

She presents on behalf of Merrithew throughout North America and internationally at conferences and trade events, and is featured in several new Merrithew DVD releases. Kim studied at York University where she received her B.F.A. in Dance/B.Ed. and completed her B.Sc. Kinesiology at Dalhousie University. She is also a Yamuna Body Rolling Certified Instructor Trainer, and Certified Franklin Method Instructor.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP, CORE™, ZEN•GA®, Total Barre™; Merrithew™ Fascial Movement
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
BFA / Bed Dance, BSc Kinesiology, Yamuna Body Rolling, Franklin Method

Demo Equipment

Save up to 25% on equipment from the Symposium!

  Regular Price ($) Event Price ($)
  Stability Barre - 6ft (gray/white) $550.00 $413.00
  Parallel Stability Barre - 6ft (gray/white) $1,499.00 $1,125.00
  Stability Barre - 12ft (gray/white) $999.00 $750.00
  Parallel Stability Barre - 12ft (gray/white) $2,499.00 $1,875.00
  Halo® Trainer with Stability Ball $129.00 $98.00
  Stability Barrel $450.00 $338.00

All prices listed are in USD. Demo equipment must be paid for in advance and picked up at the Symposium.
Contact equipment@merrithew.com or call 1.800.910.0001 ext.264 for more information.

Travel

Air Transportation

Take advantage of these special offers exclusive to attendees of the Merrithew Mindful Movement Symposium – Chicago!

  • Air Canada
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    • Offer valid from August 29 and September 19, 2017 only to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.
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  • United Airlines
    • Save up to 10%* by entering promo code: ZYMX
    • Offer valid from September 2-15, 2017.
    • Book online today at: united.com

Hotel Information

We encourage you to book your hotel accommodations as soon as possible due to the popularity of the city of Chicago during the month of September. The current room rate ranges between $173 and $319 USD, depending on room type.

Other hotel options in the area include:

Parking Information

  • The Hotel Chicago: $69/day
  • Park Chicago: 64 E Hubbard Street – 7 minute walk to The Hotel Chicago
  • Interpark: 430 North Rush Street – 8 minute walk to The Hotel Chicago
  • Or try reserving a spot via these mobile apps:

Ground transportation options from O’Hare International Airport OR Chicago Midway International Airport:

  • Go Airport Express: GO Airport Express provides a shared ride airport shuttle service or private van service, and an exclusive Chicago limousine and private sedan car service throughout the Chicago Metropolitan area. GO Airport Express is a city and state utility, our vans have preferential loading along the inner curb just outside of baggage claim. Passengers won’t have far to walk to reach their transportation provider.
  • Taxi:
    • From Chicago Midway Airport: approximately $45 including 15% gratuity
    • From O’Hare International Airport: approximately $52 including 15% gratuity

Chicago Tourism Information