Traditional Pilates for Contemporary Creatives
You don't have to choose one or the other.
Join me for the Pro Mentorship if you are ready to connect to the traditional repertoire of Pilates without having to abandon everything you've already learned.
I've put my 20+ years as a movement educator into an efficient, cohesive curriculum with live Seminars, virtual lessons and an on-demand exercise library. The Somaphyx® Comprehensive Repertoire covers all the major pieces of equipment: Mat + Magic Circle, Reformer I-III, Tower + Cadillac, High & Low Chair, Spine Corrector and Ladder Barrel, Reformer IV-V.
We'll cover all the apparatus and so much more!
Or It's Not!
Neither Does Creativity
Absolutely! If you're a...
New or seasoned teacher looking to merge their contemporary style with traditional.
Classical teacher looking to refresh their approach and outlook.
Trainee or trainee candidates that want to start their career ahead.
August 2023 - March 2024
There are 6 Movement Modules in the Somaphyx® Comprehensive Repertoire. Each module teaches the traditional choreography from beginner to advanced on the selected piece of apparatus.
Each Movement Module has an accompanying 6 hour live Seminar via Zoom where we dissect the repertoire even further. Looking at how movement science, pedagogy and creativity are infused within the method.
The 7 chapters of my NCPT accredited course, Anatomy and Kinesiology + Movement Fundamentals, are delivered monthly and expand upon each other during the program. Earn 22 NCPT CEC's for completing the Pro Mentorship!
Seminars are held via Zoom from 10am to 4:30pm EST. The Module to Seminar schedule is as follows but subject to change:
Mat + Magic Circle
Tower + Cadillac
Spine Corrector + Ladder Barrel
High and Low Chair
*There is no Seminar in December. Students local to or within driving distance to the Pilates 804 studio are encouraged to attend Seminars in real life.
*More CEC's are pending approval.
*Reformer is divided into 5 levels and 2 modules to layer in the exercises strategically.
*First Movement Module releases 30 days prior to the first Seminar (August 9, 2023). ALL replays are available through the end of July 2024.
One free 30 minute advisory call with me via Zoom. We can talk about anything you want, or have a mini session. Enjoy discounts on virtual private teaching clinics during the program.
This is where you'll have direct access to me and where I'll be delivering application assignments. Leave video questions for my feedback and connect to fellow students. Open September 2023 - April 2024.
You'll have indefinite access to all Fbomb Workshop replays and confirmed reservations in the upcoming 2024 schedule. Total Matness gives you 20 full mat classes for your personal practice.
A teacher training program.
Email me if you need clarification on anything.
There is curriculum overlap with both and you should take full advantage of the #coolkid VIP early bird discount already sent to your email.
You do need access to each piece of equipment in each movement module to gain full comprehension of the technique. However, the program is not manufacturer specific and does not require classical equipment.
Absolutely. Chose between a one-time payment upfront or 5 monthly installments. A missed payment will result in expulsion from the program and Somaphyx® platform. However, the VIP code is a one time payment.
YES! If you are local to or within driving distance of Pilates 804 in Richmond, Virginia, then you are encouraged to attend Seminars in real life. Contact me for me details and sign up.
Each module is 8-9 hours of on demand course material. Estimate an additional minimum of 5-10 hours for study and application. There are 36 total Seminar hours.
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I'm just a teacher that loves to teach!
I completed the Advanced Teacher Training Program at The Pilates Center, Boulder. I also hold a BA from Goucher College in Performance/Choreography and and a MFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder in Performance/Choreography and Body Somatics.
I currently own and operate Pilates 804 in Richmond, Virginia where you can train to become a Somaphyx® Pilates Practitioner.
Listen to what others have to say.
“Working with Danica has changed my teaching forever & for better. She is generous with her genius, making me a better mover, teacher, and student of the body. She goes deep into the work with impactful cues and meaningful, actionable explanations of anatomy & kinesiology as applied directly to Pilates in ways that make absolute sense. Plus, her natural motivating humor and energy make it all fun! More than worth the money & time commitment!”- Annie R.
“I really valued Danica’s anatomy knowledge and how she was able to relate it to cueing clients to their bodies, not to any particular shape or preconceived idea of what the activity was. Her honoring of the technique through its basic intelligence was clearly evident and her ability to translate her knowledge to our needs was exceptional. ”- Cita S.
“The Somaphyx® program merges respect for the traditional Pilates method with a mastery of movement science. Danica’s deep understanding of both is enhanced by her fluency in anatomy and kinesiology, and she’s incredibly generous in sharing all of her knowledge with her students. For anyone seeking a deeper understanding of why and how the method works, any of Danica’s programs will be of tremendous benefit. You’ll learn to trust your own creativity when your clients struggle, and you’ll make remarkable progress in your own practice too. I’m grateful that I pursued teacher training with Danica, and I plan to keep learning from her for a long time to come!"”- Aisling C.