A Workshop in Hawaii with Dena Joy Drotar special guest teacher from vintage pilates will be in on maui to teach a Workshop and offer Private lessons, Sunset Mat Classes and Bodywork sessions

May 19-21

Workshop: How To Teach With Your Hands To Get The Most Out Of Your Client's Spine Shapes

There are 5 basic Spine Shapes that exist in Pilates as an observational tool for teachers, and a learning tool for students, they are Tall Back, Round Back, Arched Back, Side Bend and Rotation. As we focus on these spine shapes, Dena will share her extensive hands-on experience as a Pilates teacher and gifted Bodyworker which will help instructors build confidence using their hands to teach and improve their understanding of what should be happening in the spine as their clients move through each exercise.

Photo courtesy of Vintage Pilates, Los Angeles

Dena Joy Drotar

Dena Drotar was attracted to Pilates for its tremendous ability to heal bodies. Dena is a certified massage therapist, reiki master and aromatherapist in practice since 1990. As a Pilates instructor she has the rare ability to recognize body imbalances and assist clients who are recovering from injury or need assistance as their bodies change with age. Dena is a professional dancer and singer who uses Pilates to stay in shape for the stage. Dena is a founding teacher at Vintage Pilates and has assisted Jay Grime's workshops since 2010. Dena is a graduate of Jay Grimes’ Master’s Program THE WORK, and is currently in the highly-selective follow-up program TEACHING THE WORK.

Dena has been working as a bodyworker since 1990, and has a passion to help people heal, relax, feel good in their bodies and shine. She is certified in Swedish Massage, Lomi Lomi, Thai Yoga, Pressure points and Aromatherapy, and is also a Reiki Master in the Usui tradition. With Dena’s bodywork, you can expect to have a transformative experience—a unique blend of all the techniques she has been trained in, adapted specifically for your body and needs.

Sunset Mat Class at Bodywork & Pilates Studio Maui, Hawaii. Photo by Rosa McAllister
Bodywork & Pilates Home-Studio

Bodywork & Pilates is a fully equipped oceanfront home-studio overlooking a popular beach park in Maui, Hawaii. If you will be attending the workshop from out of town we have two beautiful, simple Airbnb accommodations on the 2nd floor above the Pilates studio as well as a list of other accommodations close by the studio where you can book your stay in Hawaii.


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