Core Align Class: Advanced (Instructors Only)


This class is taught by:

Lisa Graham

Owner, Senior Certified Instructor, Balanced Body Master Instructor for Pilates & CoreAlign
 
Lisa Graham is the founder of Agile Monkey, as well as a senior certified instructor, Balanced Body Master Instructor for Pilates & Core Align, and published author.
 
Lisa was first introduced to Pilates at UCLA in 1993, where she received her Bachelors in Dance while also studying kinesiology and anatomy. She received her formal Pilates training from Ellie Herman in San Francisco and became a Master Instructor for Balanced Body in 2007 (as part of the very first group of Balanced Body educators).
 
Since joining Balanced Body, Lisa has been part of the Education development team, assisting with all of the instructor training materials. 
 
In 2013, Lisa was named a CoreAlign Master Instructor by the systems creator, Jonathan Hoffman.  Lisa was integral in the Core Align Curriculum redesign and development at Balanced Body and is thrilled to teach clients and instructors about the profoundly positive impact that Core Align training can have on a persons posture, agility and overall condition.
 
 
As an educator, Lisa has trained instructors locally, across the United States and internationally. Her students have gone on to great success and now teach all over the globe, as well as right here at Agile Monkey. She is honored to be able to pass on her knowledge and mentor a new generation of Pilates and CoreAlign Instructors.
 
Lisa established Agile Monkey in 2007 and expanded it to its current location in 2012. Lisa works with a broad spectrum of clients and instructors on a daily basis, and is always excited to see what a profound impact the practice of Pilates and CoreAlign can have on an individual.
 

Adam Lacey

Certified Pilates Instructor & Core Align Instructor
 
Adam has practiced manual therapy since 1992, specializing in Esalen Deep Bodywork and Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT), a functional movement assessment and training modality. Adam started his personal Pilates journey with Jennifer Eisele, who teaches Pilates at Agile Monkey and is a bodyworker specializing in Rolfing. Jennifer offered Pilates as an ongoing movement education to maintain the benefits of Structural Integration - Adam was inspired by the benefits of combining the two modalities and pursued advanced training in both. Adam is now a certified Pilates Instructor and is also training on the CoreAlign to further increase his understanding of functional movement.

 

Adam sees Pilates and CoreAlign as ongoing movement practices that perfectly compliment Structural Bodywork. With extensive anatomical training, and a keen eye for assessing postural imbalances, Adam brings great attention and focus to each private session and group class that he teaches.

 

Adam has been an uninhibited mover his entire life, enjoying climbing, hiking, biking and dancing. His ongoing movement practice includes Pilates, CoreAlign, Kundalini Yoga, improvisational dance and cycling.

The CoreAlign improves posture, balance and functional movement in a fast-paced, challenging workout unlike anything else.

Developed by physical therapist Jonathan Hoffman, the CoreAlign method stimulates core stability muscles to fire in perfect timing while performing practical and challenging exercises, very deep stretches and core controlled aerobic training. The method is used for musculoskeletal rehabilitation, performance enhancement and as a regular sport for a healthy lifestyle. It is a perfect compliment to Pilates training, but can also be done independently.

At Agile Monkey, we are excited to be able to introduce the CoreAlign to the Santa Cruz community. It is an amazing system that honors the Pilates principles but brings the movement theory into a very practical upright application, and is appropriate for clients of all fitness levels.

This fast paced and challenging class will focus on flow, expanding repertoire and advanced cueing strategies.

Advanced / Instructors Only – These classes are intended for instructors and dedicated Pilates & Core Align practitioners who perform at that level. 


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