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MarLo Online Courses

MarLo online courses are masterfully crafted by Chantill Lopez and Cori Martinez, both of whom are dedicated teachers, coaches, authors and entrepreneurs. With more than 15 years EACH of expertise teaching yoga, Pilates, meditation, self-inquiry as well as life and business coaching, they offer quality education and experience in each of their courses.

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About this Course

*This course meets the standards for the Balanced Body Pilates teacher training program.*

Revisit anatomy, get re-inspired by it, dive deeper into the aspects of connective tissue, fascial-oriented training, the anatomy of breath and the movements of the pelvis and satisfy your Balanced Body TT anatomy requirements.

There is nothing like this course to get your juices flowing for the human body.

What you will learn:

  • Gain a basic understanding of the following concepts: healthy range of motion, effortless effort, tension, compression, stability and mobility.
  • Understand the quality and role of muscles, fascia, tendons, and ligaments and their relationship to one another, functional movement and sequencing.
    • Identify the role of fascia in movement and its implications on how we sequence movements for best results.
    • Identify the role Identify the muscles responsible for major actions/movements
    • Identify the difference between movers (agonistic), stabilizers (antagonistic), or synergistic muscles in a movement, exercise or action.
  • Understand the role of the core or inner unit of support (breath, deep back and abdominal muscles, pelvic floor and psoas).
  • Intimately explore the anatomy of breathing
    • The link between breath and healthy function of the whole body.
  • Understand the role of the spine and pelvis in various biomechanical positions.
  • Understand where to initiate a movement in the spine and it’s implications.
    • Gain a deeper knowledge of the role of the thoracic spine in movement.
  • Understand the optimum position of the pelvis in various movements.
  • Explore the anatomy & function of the feet and hands and their relationship to knee & hip health and shoulder health, strength & stability.
  • Put your knowledge into practice through exploration of the specific anatomical function involved in each of the asana families.
  • Put your knowledge into practice through exploration of the specific anatomical function involved in a variety of Pilates exercises.

We will use clay, drawing, movement and Pilates exercises, partner work and other tools that you can work with to optimize your learning and integration of the material.