Pilates Power Plate

Wednesday, September 26, 9:30-1:30

This training combines the Power Plate Orientation and Moving Strength's one of kind Pilates Plate Strength Sequencing.  It will provide an introduction to Power Plate (Whole Body Vibration) and the science based evidence that has made Power Plates the industry leader in this category. The Power Plates education is inspired by Applied Functional Science (AFS)® powered by Gray Institute®. Moving Strength's specially designed Pilates Plate Strength workout combines classic Pilates exercises with the scientific elements of Whole Body Vibration (WBV). The training will give the Pilates teacher the tools to utilize the WBV with the combined Pilates equipment and mat exercises designed by Joseph Pilates which will improve flexibility, build strength and develop control and endurance in the entire body.

WBV is engineered to activate the body's natural reflexive response to vibration. Moving at 25 to 50 times per second, the muscles engage in a consistent and controlled manner, resulting in accelerated training, allowing anyone to reach their fitness goals faster and more efficiently. Power Plate users lose twice as much fat over six months compared to those using simple fitness and diet alone.

An overview of the course content is described below:

  • History of Whole Body Vibration Training & Therapy.

  • Introduction to Power Plate technology.

  • Reflexive Stabilization and Rapid Reflex Response (R3)

  • Benefits of using Power Plate – Neuromuscular & Regenerative

  • Movement Application powered by Gray Institute

  • Practical, 3D exploration of exercises within the 5 elements powered by Gray Institute:

    • Movement Preparation

    • Balance

    • Core

    • Neuromuscular Activation & Strength

    • Recovery & Regeneration

  • Moving Strength's Pilates Plate Strength Sequence

    • Warm-up

    • Abdominal Series

    • Pilates Sequences

    • Strengthening

    • Recovery

  • Moving Strength's Restorative Plate Strength Sequence & Plate Strength (Fitness)

  • Introduction to Little Buddhas Yoga's Yoga Plate Strength Sequence

  • TRX® Suspension Training®Plate Strength Sequence

  • Introducing a client/class to Plate Strength Classes and creating a positive experience.

  • Teaching techniques for a successful and efficient class.

  • Health Statement and Medical Guidelines

  • Resources

The Pilates and WBV methods are symbiotic, and the combination of the two creates a unique and powerful exercise regime. The Teacher Training Course will teach: the science behind Power Plates, Pilates techniques adapted to Power Plate, queuing for students through 25-30 minutes workouts successfully, combinations of tested sequences of Classical Pilates exercises, alternative classes for Plate Strength, and the Teacher will leave with a fresh new set of tools to empower their clients. 

Cost is $250, $50 deposit required to reserve your space. Limited availability, Call Patricia Ruiz @ 646-643-8369 or Mary E. Wright 954-296-0839.

Suspension Training

Thursday, September 27, 9:30-1:30

Conceived by U.S. Navy SEALS and developed by Fitness Anywhere®, TRX® Suspension Training® is a revolutionary system of exercise that leverages your body weight to build strength, flexibility, balance and mobility— all at the intensity you choose. TRX® Suspension Training® conditions the entire body safely and effectively while continuously activating the core muscles to build strength, stability and balance. In this Suspension Teacher Training you will learn movement-based training curriculum, a progressive and systematic approach to teaching TRX, modifications for any fitness level by increasing or decreasing the load against gravity while executing exercises.

Cost is $150, $25 deposit required to reserve your space. Limited availability, Call Patricia Ruiz @ 646-643-8369 or Mary E. Wright 954-296-0839.


CIJ Clarity Catalyst Course

Sunday, October 7-December 2, 4:00-5:30pm

CIJ Clarity Catalyst Course: Catapult Your Life

The CIJ Clarity Catalyst is an awe-inspiring course focusing on mindfulness and emotional intelligence. Based upon methodology first taught at Stanford University’s famed Creativity in Business Course, the 8-week program is designed to take you on a profound journey into unearthing your creativity, decreasing your stress, and developing a happy life-work balance. Using practical tools and techniques proven in business and in life for 35+ years, your Catalyst trainer will empower you to authentically live your best life and tap into new found creativity, balance, and peace.


The Clarity Catalyst is a process for tapping into one's full creative potential to create breakthrough results on a personal or professional challenge or goal. This mindfulness and emotional intelligence program was developed by Dr. Michael Ray in 1979 and based on proven methods from his Creativity in Business work at Stanford and in corporations.

This program is designed to get you from where you are to where you want to be. The program will cover one topic per week for a period of 8 weeks. You will learn and apply the 8 lessons of the Stanford course by working with Clarify Catalyst trainer Laurie Stone, who will guide you in a process of developing a daily mindfulness practice to decrease stress both at home and in the workplace, use the practical tool box to unearth new creativity and passion at work, become a more confident and effective communicator, and apply the powerful practices to create a happier more fulfilled life.

Most of the learning in this program does not require dedicated time, but rather attention and practice to integrate new ideas into day- to-day activities. This is not something separate from your personal and professional day to day, but rather a much more powerful way to go about your day to day.


The first 4 weeks are spent on building a foundation in essential tools for creativity:

• Week 1: Faith in Your Own Creativity: Cultivating The Creative Process

• Week 2: Absence of Judgment: Cultivating Compassion

• Week 3: Mindfulness: Cultivating Present Moment Awareness

• Week 4: Powerful Questions: Cultivating Intuition

The next 4 weeks are spent on going more deeply into the tools as you apply them to four general work/life challenges:

• Week 5: Creative Vision: Cultivating Innovation

• Week 6: Time and Stress: Cultivating Inner Peace

• Week 7: Conscious Communication: Cultivating Responding VS Reacting

• Week 8: Bringing Your Creativity into your Culture: Cultivating Collaboration

In addition to the specific weekly topics, the program is organized around 2 themes:

1. Discovering yourself, your creative resources and your highest potential

2. Applying the mindfulness and emotional intelligence lessons to make significant progress on creating a peaceful and well-balanced way of living

Finally, the program culminates with a powerful last class that has everyone tap into their greatest creative resources.

Laurie Stone is a Certified CIJ Clarity Catalyst Trainer (since 2014), a certified RYT200 Yoga Instructor, and a motivator who gets people thinking outside of their box. A graduate of Georgetown University, a wife, a mother, a research consultant for a startup device company, and a believer that we must live out our dreams and truest desires. By combining her cosmopolitan upbringing with her strong spiritual background alongside her business knowledge and creative expertise: certain life events, including a personal battle with a serious illness, her hope is to inspire and motivate others to live a beautiful, fun, and purposeful life!

Courser runs October 7- December 2 (off Nov. 25). Please bring a check for $200 made out to Laurie Stone to reserve your spot for class, as class size is limited. The remainder balance of $200 is due by week 4. You may also pay for entire course online at


Healthy Moms Perinatal Teacher Training

Saturday, October 20, 9:00am-6:00pm

This 1 day course covers very detailed information in a user-friendly format. You will discover the benefits, risks, and overall effects of exercise in relation to each phase of the perinatal period. Then, you get to experience it all first-hand in the practical application component which includes many stability ball exercises from the Resist-a-Ball C.O.R.E. progam, “Prenatal with Resist-a-Ball” Specialty Course.

For more information contact Patricia Ruiz of Moving Strength and Healthy MOMS at 646-643-8369 or Mary E. Wright of Little Buddhas Yoga 954-296-0839. Tuition is $315 and a $50 check is required to reserve your space. This course is good for any expecting mother, Yoga Teacher, Pilates Teacher, Fitness Trainer as well as any health care professional wishing to further their understanding of the woman body during and after pregnancy. 

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Pelvic Floor Workshop

Sunday, October 21, 11:30am-3:30pm

This workshop focuses on the anatomy of the pelvic floor, how to evaluate your client for an under-active vs. over-active pelvic floor and other issues, and how to effectively rehab/condition the pelvic floor muscles with specific exercises.

Cost is $150, $25 deposit required toreserve your space. Limited availability, Call Patricia Ruiz @ 646-643-8369 or Mary E. Wright 954-296-0839.


Vedic Thai Yoga Massage & Bodywork

Monday & Tuesday, December 3 & 4, 9am-4pm

The Two Day Instructional Presentation provides the participant with valuable education including:

  • Basic techniques and theories which provide the student with a 1.5 hour treatment protocol including fundamental lessons in supine, side lying, seated and prone positions.

  • Ayurvedic anatomical terminologies and familiarity with identifying marmani, chakra and nadi channel bodily locations.

  • Simple breathing and meditation methods for personal and session enhancements.

  • Elegant therapeutic sequences, both brief and extended, for addressing natural bodily and emotional imbalances and discomforts.

  • Sharing personal anecdotal experiences about the healing path.

  • Essay readings and practicum partnering exchanges.

Course Descriptions

All VC Courses are internationally recognized and acclaimed as seasoned and professional top level instructional experiences and are authorized and recommended for professional as well as personal empowerment.

Nuad Borarn (Vedic Thai Bodywork-Assisted Asana Postures) is viewed as a martial art of healing and is reported to manifest instant positive results. In Thailand and worldwide, bodywork is utilized medicinally as a cherished and revered indulgence to remedy the prominent social ailments such as emotional stress and physical inertia. Vedic Massage sessions inspire the soul and tranquilize the body.

Who Should Take These Courses? 

Vedic Conservatory courses are open to all. No experience in massage or yoga is needed. All that is needed is enthusiasm and a loving and caring spirit. This course is offered to all including casual and professional interests.

If you are a licensed massage therapist, trained healer, yoga teacher, fitness professional, dancer, martial arts teacher, medical professional or are just interested in learning how to transform yourself and others into inspired health and emotional empowerment, these courses will deepen your experience, understanding and knowledge of meridians, marmani and chakra energy pathways. Breath, meditation, acupressure and much more are offered as supplemental aspects of these courses also. In this course you will receive the most complete training in the world in the art and science of Vedic Massage - Thai Yoga Bodywork.

Tuition: $350 with 16 continuing education credits (CECs) applicable. Monday & Tuesday, December 3 & 4, 9am-4pm. For more information visit