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Pilates for Neurological Conditions


Mark your calendars for September! Learn how to work successfully with clients with neurological impairment with Mariska Breland's Pilates for Neurological Conditions. This 3-day workshop includes:

  • The basics of working with multiple sclerosis, stroke and Parkinson's clients
  • Working with muscle imbalances 
  • Gait training 
  • Exercise for spasticity an rigidity, including how, when, and why to stretch for best results
  • Balance exercises including proprioception and vestibular training
  • Neuroplasticity and the science of how to change the brain
  • Exercise applications for other neurological impairments and the healthy population
  • 300+ page reference book with exercises and detailed information on the topic above

Mariska Breland has been teaching Pilates since 2003, and developed her signature style, Fuse Pilates, as a mat class at a yoga studio in 2005. In addition to her passion for creating fun and effective workouts for her group classes, Mariska is passionate about educating teachers and patients about exercise for neurological conditions. Her Pilates for MS™Teacher Training incorporates the latest research into neuroplasticity and neurorehabilitation into a Pilates program design for multiple sclerosis, stroke, and other neurological conditions. It is core curriculum for Carolyne Anthony's Center for Women’s Fitness’ Women’s Health Pilates Certificate. Mariska is a PMA@ Certified Pilates Teacher who completed her comprehensive training through BASI Pilates. She has additional training through Power Pilates, Peak Pilates, Balance Body, and PureBarre, as well as several specialty certifications. She also studies regularly with friend and “spirit guide,” Jennifer Kries.