Pilates Mat Immersion by Polestar Pilates Education

Los Angeles, California
Saturday, July 14, 2018

Pilates Mat Immersion by Polestar Pilates Education
Saturday, July 14, 2018 8:00 AM -
Sunday, July 15, 2018 5:00 PM (Pacific Time)

USC Health Sciences Campus
1540 Alcazar Street
Los Angeles, California 90033
United States

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Course Description:
This two-day Pilates Mat experience will teach you how
to provide four basic Pilates Mat classes. A total of 18
basic exercises will be taught. The Pilates Immersion
educator will provide ample experiences for real
time practice of each of the 4 Pilates Mat sequences.
Practice cards are provided for each participant to be
able to use as a resource. Pilates Immersion educators
will provide feedback to each participant pertaining to
additional training and practice to become proficient
with the Pilates Mat Immersion work. Gateway Online
is required before continuing with any of the other
Pilates Immersion Trainings.

Course Instructor:

Diedra Manns, PT, DPT, MSPT, COMT, PMA-CPT

Course Objectives:
At the completion of this course,
participants should be able to:

• Demonstrate ability to correctly execute 18 preparatory
and original Pilates mat exercises.

• Understand the Pilates history, evolution and Polestar
Pilates movement principles upon the completion of
the online portion of the course.

• Identify anatomical landmarks necessary for teaching
Polestar Pilates exercises.

• Apply the evidence-based principles of joint centration
and neutral zone spine mechanics as they relate to the
Pilates repertoire.

• Gain clarity on how injuries can occur and how to make
mat-based classes safer for wider populations from an
evidence – based perspective.

• Determine when to implement the exercises in order to
produce/enhance biomechanical stability or mobility.

• Correctly identify the basic concepts and benefits
applicable to each mat exercise.

• Understand the most common precautions and
contraindications for each Pilates mat exercise.

• Correct most common movement faults according to
the Gateway Concepts.

• Learn skillful cuing strategies to facilitate successful
movement experiences.

• Teach four 30-60 minute mat classes that can be
immediately implemented at your clinic, gym or facility
to extend client access to quality-supervised services.

Intended Audience:
Beginner level, but all levels of movement experience are welcomed.  

This course is open to Health and wellness
professionals, including PT/PTA’s, OT/OTA’s, DC’s,
ATC’s and fitness instructors.
Maximum Faculty: Participant Ratio = 1:16
Type Of Course: Hybrid education consisting of
web-based self-study and hands-on experiential lab.

To register for the course please click here the link below 

Registration Fees:
Individual Registration: $495
Student Registration: $

.75 CEU's (7.5 contact hours)


Contact Information

  • Phone: 323-442-3156
    Email:  coned@pt.usc.edu

Payment Instructions

  • Please make checks payable to "USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy" and mail attention to:

    Barbara Roddy 
    USC PT Continuing Education Programs
    1540 Alcazar St. CHP 155
    Los Angeles, CA 90033

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