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Continuing Education and Workshops

We offer continuing education and educational workshops for Pilates teachers and students, physical therapists and rehabilitation professionals, dancers and dance educators, schools, athletic programs and more.  We now offer Pilates certification for physical therapists through Balanced Body.

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

Expand your Pilates repertoire with these engaging workshops.

Paragon Pilates and Physical Therapy is pleased to offer Advanced Movement Principles

Advanced Movement Principles LogoTaught by Master Teacher Cari Riis Stemmler

October 11 3–7pm
October 25 3–7pm
November 22 3–7pm
December 13 3–7pm
Advanced Movement Principles is designed to:
  • Help you develop strong critical reasoning skills to work with healthy and injured clients safely and effectively.
  • Deepen your understanding of the body in motion in both functional and pathological situations.
  • Expand your ability to observe, analyze and select exercises to improve your client’s essential movement skills.
  • Help you learn how to collaborate with medical and allied health professionals successfully.
  • Expand your heart, broaden your mind, and increase your ability to work compassionately and effectively with all clients.

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Reformer for Physical Therapists

Pilates Reformer 1 for Rehabilitation Professionals

Dates & Times

June 21 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
June 28  12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
September 13 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
September 20 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Location:  Paragon Pilates & Physical Therapy

Instructor:  Dr. Annie Chesterfield

Joseph Pilates used his Universal Reformer as a rehabilitation tool. This course teaches beginner to intermediate exercises and how to use them in treating common injuries including lower back pain, hip and knee pain, and shoulder injuries. Includes safe use of the equipment, patient set up, regressing, progressing and modifying exercises and clinical case studies to help you put the concepts into practice. This course satisfies the Reformer 1 requirement for our Balanced Body Pilates Certification program.


Movement Principles for Rehabilitation Professionals

Dates & Times

October 4  12-4pm
October 5  12-4pm
Location:  Paragon Pilates & Physical Therapy

Instructor:  Dr. Annie Chesterfield

This course teaches fundamental neuromotor training exercises and how to use them in the clinical setting. Using mat-based exercise, you will learn the “why” behind the “what”, and how to customize your therapeutic movement prescriptions for optimum effectiveness. Learn to observe, assess and prescribe exercise in this practical course focused on movement quality.

Contact the Studio for more information and to register.


Movement Principles for Rehab

Balanced Body Movement Tour Minneapolis

July 19-21

Location:  Dayton YMCA at Gaviidae

Cari is pleased to be presenting her special two-session workshop at Balanced Body’s Movement Tour, covering effective techniques when working with Clients with traumatic brain injuries.

The Movement Tour is a special regional event to experience one-on-one instruction, specially-curated workshops, and networking in an intimate setting.

Join Cari and other presenters for 3 days of cutting-edge workshops, networking opportunities, valuable CECs – AND a cocktail reception to relax and enjoy the company of friends new and old!  Register now for Early Bird Pricing!

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Movement Tour Cari Riis Stemmler

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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