Specialized Training

Pilates Manitoba is excited to offer other Specialized Training! 

Scoliosis & Pilates - Nov 2019   Pilates in Paradise - Feb 2020  Trauma Sensitive Yoga MELT Workshop

Scoliosis & Pilates - Nov 2019  

Pilates & Scoliosis Workshop - host by APPI
This course is for any Physiotherapist Athletic Therapist, Massage Therapist, Personal Trainer, Certified Pilates, Chiropractor, Osteopath or any manual therapist. 
The APPI is the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute. They are world leaders in Pilates Teacher Training courses and related physiotherapy and movement re-education programs. Their world renowned Rehabilitation Pilates Program now offers over 32 different modules with streams for people from every background and experience level. This dynamic one day Scoliosis workshop is a mix of theory and practical sessions on the use of Pilates in the management of Scoliosis. It is is open to all licensed physiotherapists and other manual/movement therapists, trainers and all certified Pilates instructors from a recognized school of Pilates.

When:   Sat Nov 16; 12 - 7 pm
Where:  Pilates Manitoba, 390 Academy Rd, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Cost:  Discount for Manitoba Physiotherapy Association (MPA) members. 
      $375 + tax for MPA Members, $450 + tax for non-MPA members
      $15 approx for the manual

The course reviews the history of Scoliosis, its incidence and development and how it is now one of the most prevalent issues that physiotherapists and Pilates teachers treat.

The difference between congenital and idiopathic scoliosis will be discussed, along with the mix between C-curve and S-curve deformities of the spine and their differing challenges. Following this, you will be guided through the APPI’s step by step program of how to deliver a successful in clinic scoliosis session, small group classes as well as a specific home exercise program.

The course is led by Dr. Misty Rose Austin PPDPT, MPhty, BKin, APPI America Presenter. You will receive a Pilates & Scoliosis Certificate from the APPI .You will also receive a free 12 month Global Membership with the APPI that includes exclusive access to the Members Area of the APPI website with training videos, research articles, special offers and the MAPPI after your name (Member of the APPI). The APPI can deliver other certification modules (Osteoporosis, Pelvic Floor, Shoulder & Neck etc) and can also custom make workshops and seminars to meet your clinics needs. Pilates Certification coming too.

For more details and info,, please call 204.487.2287

This course is pre-paid. Due to the unique and specialized human experience of this course, we can not offer refunds or transfers to other courses but you can arrange for another person to use the reserved spot.

Pilates in Paradise - Feb 2020 

Pilates In Paradise!

The 3rd Annual Pilates in Paradise Retreat!

Ready to book?

1 - Click here to register for the workshops!
2 - Contact Annabel at Pilates Manitoba for room and flights, 204.487.2287.  Only 5 beds left at a great rate of $137 per night which is an amazing deal for high season Maui!!

STOTT PILATES Bodyweight Training
The MELT Method Hand and Foot
MELT Performance
The GARUDA Method
STOTT PILATES Towel Conditioning Workout
Broadway Barre

Aloha & welcome to Pilates in Paradise! Join us in beautiful Maui at Villas by the Cove.

This retreat is for Pilates & MELT enthusiasts, instructors and therapists who want to learn from world class teachers. We will showcase innovative ways to stay younger, get stronger, be balanced and improve vitality, despite an injury or condition.

Experience new modalities or exercises methods from around the world.
-Learn the best of movement medicine so you can move better, feel stronger and balanced.
-Increase your knowledge and education on clinical conditions and injuries.
-Move with confidence and exercise effectively.
You do so much so take a moment for yourself in Hawaii!

Learn, experience, grow & rejuvenate.


FRIDAY February 14, 2020
- 7:45 am Complimentary Class
Broadway Barre - Monique Lavoie
Bring high energy when you join us for the most fun and dynamic way to sculpt a lean physique! A hybrid of Pilates, dance, cardio and strength-training, choreographed movement patterns set to music. What a way to kick off this weekend
- 9:00 am Workshop 1
Hypopressives, Pelvic Floor and Pilates- Dr. Darlene Buan-Basit
Hypopressive is a breathing technique to activate the involuntary fibers within your pelvic floor. Combined with Pilates, this class take your core strength to the next level.
- 11:00 am Workshop 2
The Garuda Method – Dr. Darlene Buan-Basit
A beautiful blend of yoga, pilates, gyotonics, and Tai Chi to challenge your body, mind and spirit. The Garuda method is a pursuit for a stronger, more flexible, toned body!

SATURDAY, February 15, 2020
- 7:45 am Complimentary Class
- 9:00 am Workshop 1
STOTT PILATES® Twist Ball Workout
-Monique Lavoie
Using a weighted Twist Ball, this class is sure to give you a complete workout. Discover how the Ball can increase the challenge to mastered movements and leave you feeling great afterwards.
- 11:00 am Workshop 2
TBA– Annabel Scott
MELT will nourish your fascia to allow bones and muscles to glide smoothly, with no pain, compression or compensation. Feel lighter with more energy and ease of movement!

SUNDAY, February 16, 2020
- 7:45 am Complimentary Class
Pilates and Garuda on the Beach- Dr. Darlene Buan-Basit
Wake up and warm up your body and spirit on the beach (weather permitting)
- 9:00 am Workshop 1
STOTT PILATES® Conditioning Towel Workout
- Monique Lavoie
Learn how a towel can be used to support and challenge Matwork. Ideal for those who are less flexible. Includes a complimentary workout towel with the exercises printed on the front.
- 11:00 am Workshop 2
MELT Performance– Annabel Scott
The ultimate core workout to build awareness, orientation and timing to your deep internal core on every level... physical, emotional and spiritual.

For more details, please visit the Pilates Kihei website or call the Studio!

Trauma Sensitive Yoga

Trauma Sensitive Yoga and Mindfulness Training Certification with Kellie Dearman
Coming Soon!
When: TBD
Where: TBD
Cost: TBD
Instructor: TBD

This weekend training is for anyone who works with talk therapy and wants to introduce mindfulness into your practice, such as therapists, mental health practitioners, clinicians, social workers, psychologists. It is also for yoga teachers and Yoga in Schools program. It will give you the knowledge, skills, and practice you need to confidently share trauma sensitive yoga and mindfulness practices with those you serve.

For yoga teachers - learn more about trauma and and how you can make simple adaptions to your offering to make it more accessible to those living with a trauma or stress related disorder.

For therapists, mental health professionals, and trauma caregivers. You do not need to be a yoga teacher to share mindful movement and breath with your clients. Learn a somatic modality that you can use to help clients learn to self-regulate and tolerate present moment experience.

Workshop Objectives
• Understand the fundamental principles of yoga and appreciate why yoga is so well
suited to address the trauma condition.
• Learn a trauma sensitive yoga framework that can easily be adapted to help you
meet the individual needs of the people you work with.
• Learn and practice a trauma sensitive approach to any yoga pose or movement.
• Learn and practice a simple sequence of poses that you can share with your clients.
• Understand what makes a yoga session trauma sensitive and learn and practice how
to conduct a safe offering.
• Experience, learn, and practice a number of other techniques you can employ to
help clients self-regulate, including Yoga Nidra, a guided relaxation and meditation
• Understand the rationale for, and an approach to, forming and working with small

At the conclusion of this course, you may opt to purchase a $20 hard copy of "Teaching Trauma-Sensitive Yoga- A Practical Guide" by Brendon Abram, published by North Atlantic Books and distributed by Penguin

If you do not have the space in your practice to teach clients but are still interested in this training, Pilates Manitoba has a mind-body room. 

No previous Yoga certification needed. All information & poses modified and adapted for any yoga teacher, clinician, social worker, psychologist or therapist to be able to introduce mindfulness into their own practice. If you are already a Yoga instructor, you will get 20 hours CEC's with Yoga Alliance. If you are interested taking this certification but have no space to practice it with your clients, Pilates Manitoba has a beautiful room for you to use to start building your mindfulness practice. Talk to us at 204.487.2287. 
There is 8 hours of self-study to prepare yourself prior to the first day of the course. 

MELT Workshop

MELT Workshop

If you own a MELT Method ball kit and would you like more clarity in the practice this is the class for you. If you’re curious about the answers to the following questions this is the class for you.

Coming Soon in Fall!!
When: TBD
Where: TBD
Cost: TBD
Instructor: TBD

How do you determine when you’re ready to work with the firm balls? When should you not use the firm balls? What do the 14 different MELT ball sequences do? Have you done the forearm sequences? Do you there’s a sequence for shin splints? Ruth is looking forward to breaking down the work with the balls for you and answering any questions you have about your personal MELT practice.