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BB Community Expansion Mat Class

Instructors:  Cari Riis Stemmler & Matthew Hodge-Rice


1.5 hour mat class series will allow for Q&A at the end for 20-30 minutes – Fridays 12-1:30p CST.

September 16 – Shoulder Mechanics – Where’s the pull coming from? – Beginner – Roller, Togu/Overball, Theraband (Prerequisite: Mat 1)
September 30 – Movement Principles Class & Discussion (Prerequisite:  Movement Principles)
October 14 – Hip Differentiation – What is the spine, pelvis, and femur doing? – Beginner – Roller, Togu/Overball (Prerequsite:  Mat 1)
October 28 – Beginner Mat Class & Discussion  (Prerequisite:  Mat 1)
November 4 – Shoulder Mechanics 2 – Intermediate – Roller, Togu/Overball, Theraband (Prerequisite:  Mat 2)
November 18 – Lumbar Spine Stability Mat Class & Discussion  (Prerequisite:  Mat 2)
December 9 – Hip Differentiation 2 – Intermediate – Roller, Togu/Overball (Prerequisite:  Mat 2)
December 16 – Mat for Shoulder Integration Class & Discussion  (Prerequisite:  Mat 2)


This online mat class series is specifically for students in the Balanced Body Community Expansion Scholarship Program.


The Team will take you through a different movement experience each month and have time for feedback, sensory experiencing and questions and answers following the class. Learning to teach movement means experiencing a variety of sequencing, cueing, personal sensory experience, as well as understanding what resonates with you in your own body. Experiencing the work with several teacher’s voices and intentions will prepare you to teach a variety of people once you begin your career in teaching.

We will focus on balanced classes that flow, and progress from pre-Pilates/Movement Principles work through beginning, intermediate, and advanced work. This way, students can use previous variations in their personal practice if a current suggestion is too much on the body that day. Our bodies change every day, so our primary goal is to learn to listen and respond in the moment with the tools we have in our tool box for progression or simplification.

We look forward to teaching you all online!  – Cari & Matthew

Fee: $15 for a 1.5 hour class.

Students should email Amanda at: for general questions and registration, and for questions regarding sliding scale fees and personal preparations prior to the class.

Students can come to one, two or all classes and register for the ones they are able to do in terms of time and prerequisites.

Note: This link will take you to Pargon’s Page on MindBody Online.  Class sign up will be under “Professional Workshops”  You will be required to create a user account with MindBody Online to register.


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