Continuing Education and Workshops

From private dance studios to corporate meeting rooms, Paragon can enhance your commitment to wellness.

We offer educational presentations and hands-on classes for Pilates teachers and students, physical therapists and rehab professionals, dancers and dance educators, schools and athletic programs, and more.

Call the studio at (952) 405-9765 or email to learn more.

Here’s what our students have to say about our workshops and classes:

I enjoyed being able to practice the exercises specifically for prenatal and postpartum clients. I feel empowered with knowledge and more confident now in working with my clientele. Thank you for a great workshop!

Cari is a master in the art of teaching Pilates in a safe, passionate and respectful way. The Orbit is a very enjoyable and challenging piece of equipment benefiting beginners to advanced students.

Cari was absolutely amazing. I would recommend her to anyone. Her teaching style was warm and inviting. She was incredibly knowledgeable and so easy to learn from.

Balanced Body Workshops

Expand your teaching expertise with these engaging workshops from Balanced Body.

Anatomy in Three Dimensions™

Oct 20-22, 2017

Build muscles in clay on a specially designed skeleton and imprint the body’s design deeply into your mind. Anatomy in Three Dimensions™ is a compelling/effective, engaging and fun way to learn the basics of musculoskeletal anatomy. By building the muscles with your own hands you will develop a deep understanding of the structure and function of the human body. For more information and to register, please use the Balanced Body Education Finder.

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Mat 3

May 4-6, 2018

NEW! Mat 3 training is a powerful way to integrate additional props (band, ball, roller, ring) with the traditional mat exercises providing variety, depth and fun for your classes and private clientele. This course is currently available for continuing education, but will be required for mat test-outs in 2019. Registration information coming soon!

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Upcoming Paragon Workshops & Mentor Series

These unique and informative workshops were created by our expert team at Paragon.

Speaking Engagements

Paragon’s Cari Riis Stemmler will be presenting at the MDMF Annual Conference for Medical Providers and Dancers sponsored by the Minnesota Dance Medicine Foundation.

September 23-24, 2017

  • Strengthening the Foot and Ankle
  • Kinesiotaping for Common Dance Injuries
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CPR and AED Training

Join the staff of Paragon for American Heart Association Adult/Child CPR and AED training! Certificate is good for two years. Course fee is $45 payable in cash or check on day of course, pre-registration required.

February 9, 2018

Call or email Paragon to register: (952) 405-9765,

Looking for a specific workshop?

Below are some of the many workshop topics offered at Paragon,
please contact us if you would like to request any of the following workshops.

  • Finding the Inner Unit/PowerHouse
  • Pilates ARC on the Reformer
  • Mastering the Art of Pilates Program Design
  • Working with Diastisis Recti
  • Working with Low Back Pain
  • Pilates Assessments (3 parts)
  • Keys to Unlocking the Thoracic Spine & Liberating the Shoulder
  • Anatomy in 3D – the Lower Leg and Foot
  • Pelvic Stability
  • Working with Men
  • Advanced Pilates Trapeze and Reformer
  • Foot Fetish – Explore the Importance of the Feet
  • Anatomy in Motion – Training Your Eye to See Proper Body Mechanics
  • Beyond the Chatter – Getting Clients Focused
  • Working with Pre-Post Natal Clients
  • Using Props in Mat Class
  • Working with Dancers
  • How to Recruit Proper Musculature and Turn Off Dominant Muscles
  • Getting the Most Out of Your Words

Additional workshops are listed in the document below.

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