Back Extension with Natascha Eyber
Back extension is an essential part of any good Pilates session. In therapy many back issues are treated with back extension. The reason for that is that this movement is hardly ever practised in everyday life. Also, many recreational as well as sports activities are often practiced in trunk flexion. As a conclusion, imbalances in the musculature of the trunk occur; not only between the abdominals and back extensors but also between the thoracic and lumbar extensors.
There is no doubt that many problems such as neck tension, headaches etc. are often observed in connection with a rigid structure and (hyper-)kyphosis of the upper-mid back.
What does the workshop involve?
After an anatomical overview of the back extensors, we will analyse how a back can achieve functional strength, how the kinetic chain works during back extension and how important the correct positioning of the head is. This is all explained in the form of practical exercises.
This is a mat and equipment workshop.
Early Bird – $200 (before 10th May) Price – $250 (after 10th May)
About Natascha Eyber
Natascha Eyber holds the BASI® Pilates license for Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Scandinavia. She was accredited by BASI® in 2003, under the direction of Rael, joined the BASI® Faculty in 2006, and was entitled as senior faculty in 2014.
Natascha was educated and worked as a ballet dancer and teacher, and has wide experience in training professional dancers. She was the resident director of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” and worked as director and choreographer for musical, events and opera.
Since 2002, Natascha has dedicated herself to education. She was a faculty member at the SEAD contemporary dance school in Salzburg until 2009, teaching ballet and instructing dance students as well as outside clients in the Pilates method. In 2009 she founded the Pilates House in Munich, the headquarters of BASI® Pilates for Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Scandinavia. Besides her intensive studies with Rael and completing his advanced educational program “Ultimate Pilates”, she has studied with Karen Clippinger, Alan Herdman, Deborah Lessen and other well-known teachers in the field.
Her main interest lies in the biomechanics of the human body and the influence of gravity. Her focus is discovering and correcting muscular imbalances of clients and teaching them economic and functional movement. She works with clients suffering from handicaps and helps them with Pilates to enhance their physical possibilities and with that improving their quality of life.
We are thrilled to welcome Natascha to Australia to present this workshop.