Core Align Class: Advanced (Instructors Only)


This class is taught by:

Lisa Graham

Owner, Senior Certified Pilates Instructor, Balanced Body Faculty & CoreAlign Master Instructor.  
 
Lisa Graham is the owner of Agile Monkey, as well as a senior certified instructor, Balanced Body faculty, CoreAlign master instructor, 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, at EHS Pilates in San Francisco and quickly became the Education Director and a Pilates-based rehabilitation specialist. Lisa continued her education by working with inspiring leaders of the Pilates community such as Lolita San Miguel, Elizabeth Larkham, Lizz Roman, Nora St John, Brent Anderson, and many others. In recent years she has been training in the newly invented CoreAlign system, which brings the Pilates methodology into a more upright and functional setting. In 2013, Lisa was honored to be named a CoreAlign master instructor by the systems creator, Jonathan Hoffman.
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’s book credits include co-authoring Ellie Herman’s Pilates Mat and Ellie Herman’s Pilates Cadillac, as well as collaborating with Ellie on the three other books in that series. She has also worked with Nora St. John on the instructor training materials for Balanced Body and participates in their continuing education program development.
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.
 
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. 


Upcoming classes:

  • Class Full
    Thu Oct 26 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm with Lisa Graham
  • Class Full
    Thu Nov 02 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm with Lisa Graham
  • Class Full
    Thu Nov 09 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm with Lisa Graham
  • Class Full
    Thu Nov 16 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm with Lisa Graham
  • Thu Nov 30 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm with Lisa Graham
  • Thu Dec 07 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm with Lisa Graham
  • Thu Dec 14 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm with Lisa Graham
  • Thu Dec 21 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm with Lisa Graham
  • Thu Dec 28 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm with Lisa Graham
  • Thu Jan 04 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm with Lisa Graham
  • Thu Jan 11 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm with Lisa Graham
  • Thu Jan 18 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm with Lisa Graham
  • Thu Jan 25 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm with Lisa Graham
  • Thu Feb 01 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm with Lisa Graham
  • Thu Feb 08 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm with Lisa Graham
  • Thu Feb 15 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm with Lisa Graham