Course Description

Boditree Post-Natal Pilates is a workshop designed to help women recover from the experience of pregnancy, labour, childbirth, and potential C-section surgery.  This workshop can assist all bodies, even if it has been decades since the mother gave birth to a child.  The idea is the pelvic floor and breath require attention and balancing, the spine needs decompressing and elongation, and the pelvis needs to relearn proper positioning.  This workshop assists movement educators in expanding their repertoire of concepts, exercises, releases, and applications of the Pilates apparatus, in designing a meaningful workout for anyone who has had a baby.  

Owner and Founder

Risa Mathews

Risa Mathews has owned and operated Boditree Pilates & Healing in Vancouver since 1999. Prior to this time Risa was residing in Sydney, Australia, where she was attending grad school, and also operating her first Boditree Pilates studio, in Sydney’s Eastern suburbs. Risa sold her Sydney studio in late 1999, and opened Boditree in Vancouver soon after returning home. Risa has successfully integrated a number of healing modalities into the Pilates environment, which has shown to assist participants in managing pain and better prepare them for physical exercise. Risa has created, published, and trademarked a number of protocols that will now be shared via online course offerings. Risa has researched and created these protocols to help manage the following, but not limited to : chronic pain, injury, rehabilitation from surgery, plus a multitude of conditions such scoliosis, Parkinsons, MS, learning disabilities, joint replacement, emotional trauma, post-surgical rehabilitation, and pre and post-natal conditioning. These online courses are meant to give fellow instructors and movement therapists an opportunity to study with Risa, without having to travel to Vancouver. Risa holds a BA from Simon Fraser University (1990) and an MA from Macquarie University (1995), and has a background in dance, aquatics, teaching, publishing, and public speaking.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to Boditree Post-Natal Pilates

    • Welcome to Boditree Post-Natal Pilates

  • 2

    Boditree Post-Natal Pilates Video

    • Boditree Post-Natal Pilates Video Training Module

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