Wunda Chair Repertoire
The Wunda Chair was originally designed by Joseph Pilates as a portable apparatus with a small footprint and compact size. Exercises are performed from every angle and every side of the apparatus in seated, standing, lying down and kneeling positions. At first look, it may be difficult to imagine the versatility of the chair, but once you try, you’ll find yourself in a variety of positions, moving through different planes of motion with your entire body engaged in every exercise. Unlike the reformer or Cadillac, the chair requires full body control and balance in even the most basic exercises. Does that mean the chair is only appropriate for advanced conditioning? In fact, at Body Harmonics we often choose the chair over other apparatus to re-educate faulty timing and movement patterns from head to toe and regularly use it with people in the post-rehab stage of healing.
This 12-hour course is divided into three, four-hour segments spread over three weeks. You work with the entire chair repertoire of Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced exercises in a format that is a mix of theory and application with lots of doing and moving. You will be led through master classes each week and have the opportunity to deconstruct exercises, as well as to analyze key biomechanical principles and concepts. You will leave with an understanding of how to use the chair with a variety of client needs and goals.