Anita Seiz

Anita Seiz

Anita comes from a background of dance in classical and contemporary styles. She has been teaching Pilates for over 11 years, having graduated from Boditree’s comprehensive program in 2002. In 2004, she graduated with distinction from Long Beach Dance Conditioning’s Advances in Pilates Technique training under Master Instructor, Marie-Jose Blom. This deeply added to her existing experience and prompted further study under Eric Franklin. In 2005, she certified in the Franklin Method, emphasizing postural and biomechanical imagery techniques. Imagery supports her work in movement re-patterning and expanding clients access to movement potential.  Anita received her certificate in Laban Movement Analysis (2008) through the Laban Institute of Movement Studies (LIMS). She had the rare opportunity to assist and guest instruct on the Laban/Bartenieff and Somatic Studies Canada (LSSC) Vancouver program under the Direction of Janet Kaylo (2009/10). LMA provides a broad perception through which to observe, cue, and dialogue about movement. Most recently (2011) she studied with Elise Miller, renowned Yoga for Scoliosis teacher and certified in Restorative Yoga under Wendy Eyton. She is currently teaching at Line 5 Pilates as well as working with clients who have scoliosis in conjunction with Martha Carter’s Twisted Outreach Project. Anita is a long time contributor to My Yoga Online and serves on the board of DanceHouse.   Anita is head Pilates Trainer for YYoga's Teacher's College.  Please see more details here: http://www.yyoga.ca/teachers-college/continuing-education/pilates/

Website: www.anitaseiz.com Facebook: Anita Seiz, Pilates Instructor & Movement Analyst  

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Yoga and Pilates Fusion with Anita Seiz. Combining the best of both practices! This practice is great cross training for those who want to integrate a focus on core strengthening into their yoga practice. The focus of this practice is on opening the hips and lower back in order to have better access to the deep core muscles. Avoid this practice if you have neck and shoulder injuries, low back injuries, and osteoporosis.
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This sequence with Anita Seiz combines the core strengthening focus of Pilates with Classical Ballet repertoire found in Barre a Terre. Being on the ground brings dancers into a different relationship to gravity compared to the traditional standing barre. The result is increased length, strength and range of motion.
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This sequence with Anita Seiz focuses on our center of gravity, which lies in our pelvis. Increasing the awareness, connectivity, strength and range of motion available to us in our hips and pelvis will improve our everyday movement. The theme here is creating balanced access to all the possible movements in and around our lower center. This sequence is great for targeting hips, thighs and your lower back in terms of mobility and stability. Note - Not recommended if you have Osteoporosis or Osteoarthritis. Also not recommended if you are pregnant.
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Breathe into this dynamic pilates inspired flow from Anita Seiz. Make space in your hips, get limber through your limbs, and work your core!
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In this short, gentle sequence, Anita Seiz blends the meditative qualities of Hatha yoga with some fundamental Pilates repertoire to provide a simple sequence leaving you feeling open and centered. Your spine, shoulder girdle and hips will feel enlivened!
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This standing whole body warm-up with Anita Seiz is a perfect preparation for your Yoga Practice as you can flow right into Sun Salutations.
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Bring an extra challenge to your Pilates Mat practice with this foam roller class.
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Our arms belong to our center of levity, in our chest.  In this class with Anita Seiz, we will focus on the connection of our arms to our mid-back as well as the mobility of the collar bones and shoulder blades for efficient arm movement. The result – long, gracefully toned arms. This class is great for upper body and core work. Note - Be careful if you have shoulder or wrist strains or injuries.
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This sequence with Anita Seiz blends contemporary dance movements with the core strengthening focus of Pilates. Sourcing stability for increased mobility is the focus as we move through a dynamic sequence that will leave you feeling energized and connected. Explore plies, degages, rhonde et jambe, port de bras, develop and envelope. Ideal for practitioners who want more dynamic variety in their Pilates work. Excellent for toning core, mid-back and hips, improving posture and body awareness. Note - Not recommended if you have Osteoporosis or Osteoarthritis. Also not recommended if you are pregnant.
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In this massage and release class with Anita Seiz, we'll first move through a foam roller massage sequence that will melt away superficial tension holding. Then we'll focus on releasing tension in our global joints, shoulders & hips. This will create more range of motion and provide greater access to core connectivity.
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Therabands add resistance and support to the Pilates repertoire. Elastic resistance is great for toning concentrically and eccentrically through specific ranges of motion, adding an extra challenge to your Pilates practice.
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Anita Seiz guides us through the classical Pilates mat repertoire with awareness of spinal alignment, support and flow. Supporting the spine's natural curves with "long & strong" activation techniques to develop the deep postural musculature.
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Balancing develops our proprioception and wakes up our deep intrinsic tissues responsible for joint positioning. The foam roller is a dynamic surface and as such can facilitate our connection to our core muscles.
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Core To Distal Pilates
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This pilates class with Anita Seiz will focus on how the limbs and endpoints are supported from the center. Core and distal initiation will be explored with cuing to encourage awareness of the options available to us in our movement.
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This class from Anita Seiz is a brilliant pilates practice that focuses on footwork at the wall. Based on the work of Marika Molnar PT, this video will help you establish a deeper connection to your feet and build strength in your foundation.
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This Pilates class with Anita Seiz is the foundation to a strong and sustainable practice. Deep core support will be the focus in this video.
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Move farther into a supported range of motion and access deeper connectivity.
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Anita Seiz discusses the prevention of neck strain in upper spinal flexion: finding the upper abdominal connection.