The Cervical Spine and its Connections (Healthy Necks)
How many people have told you that they feel all of their abdominal exercises primarily in their necks? In this three-hour workshop we will define healthy neck mechanics for abdominal exercises. We will look at the musculoskeletal anatomy of the cervical spine and cranio-cervical junction. We will clearly define healthy options for bringing our heads off of the mat and learn to assess what is not so healthy and why. The classic principles of cervical nod and curl will be explored and we will develop our eyes and hands so that we can facilitate our client’s in-group and one-on-one settings.
Presenter Kelly Kane
has been teaching the work of Joseph Pilates for over 15 years. Originally, Kelly studied Pilates with Romana Kryzanowska & Hila Paldi and obtained her certification through the Pilates Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Kelly completed two years of the Body Mind Centering teacher- training program and attended Massage School at the Florida School of Massage in 1985. Her manual therapy repertoire includes Structural Integration and Cranial Sacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulation. Kelly has developed her manual perceptual skills through three consecutive years of human cadaver dissection at the New Jersey School of Medicine and Dentistry. Since 1993 Kelly has been studying Iyengar yoga as well as anatomy and postural assessment. Her insatiable desire to understand movement in all of its forms has led her to study Continuum® with Emilie Conrad and Mary Abrams. In the summer of 1999 Kelly opened the Kane School of Core Integration with the primary focus of training teachers in the work developed by Joseph Pilates. The teacher training programs are singular in their emphasis on teachers developing their anatomy knowledge and palpatory skills.