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Darien Gold Live In-studio Pilates Workshop at the Up Studio, Florida, November 2023 Group Picture – DARIEN GOLD – PILATES EXPERT
Darien Gold Live In-studio Pilates Workshop at the Up Studio Pilates, Florida, October 2023


Workshops / Clinics

Darien live at the Pilates School SF
in San Francisco 2024

  • next dates:
    March 30th/31 – Reformer + Highchair + Guillotine
    May 4th/5th – Wunda Chair + Barrel
  • On both Saturday and Sunday
  • Morning workshops, afternoon Trios/Quads
  • Upcoming info here or contact Darien


Workshops live online 2024

  • Workshops usually every 2-3 months
  • Third Sunday of the month 10 a.m. PST
  • 2 - 2 1/2 hours classical Pilates at the Wall or apparatus including many “Gold Specials"
  • For advanced students and teachers
  • Understanding the power of the basics
  • Linking the Mat repertoire to the rest of the Pilates system 
  • Deciphering transitions
  • Look for upcoming workshops on this page or my Instagram!
  • Book workshops on the booking page at Workshops

     
Darien Gold Pilates Workshops – DARIEN GOLD – PILATES EXPERT
Leg Pull Up against the Wall from Darien's Wall Repertoire – Jan 2024
Some voices of the participants: ”The 2+ hours were a fantastic flow in depth, detail and variations“ / ”The Wall gives tremendous feedback of what is or what should really be working in the body when doing Pilates exercises” / ”I feel fulfilled,challenged and relaxed at the same time. Thank you Darien for this insights!”
Darien Gold Pilates Workshops – DARIEN GOLD – PILATES EXPERT
Two examples of Live Online Workshops


Workshops on demand

Workshops are designed to develop ideas and concepts with plenty of time to practice and learn from the presenter/instructor as well as from the other participants. Time is allocated for questions and answers to further deepen the knowledge and awareness as it pertains to each workshop theme.

 

These courses can be an intimate class of eight or a large setting with 100 participants depending on the topic and scope. Here a some examples of potential workshops for:

 

  • In house training for staff or employees
  • Adding the Pilates method to existing programs
  • Complete novices to advanced beginners
  • Experienced students to deepen their repertoire knowledge and learn “Gold Specials"
  • Pilates teachers interested in analyzing the full Pilates exercise system down to the tiniest detail, developing cue and assisting skills
  • One day workshop or weekly classes over several months
  • On-site learning depending on location
  • Overall health of employees by helping to improve productivity at work and with daily activities
  • Assisting kids and teenagers in building confidence and discipline
  • The elderly to achieve better health, strength and balance no matter the impairment
Darien Gold explains how to get into the Down Stretch properly (1 min.)
Darien Gold explains how to teach the Long Stretch position first time to clients (2:30 min.)
Darien Gold Live In-studio Pilates Workshop Armchairs at NICE Studio, San Francisco  – DARIEN GOLD – PILATES EXPERT
Darien Gold Live Arm Chair 1 Workshop at NICE Studio, SF, February 2024
NICE Pilates' Cassandra Palo wrote on Insta “We are so blessed to have you as one of our local leaders. Darien’s Arm Chair 1 workshop was a total blast, with so many of the Bay area’s finest Pilates Instructors all in one room. Looking forward to Arm Chair 2! ”
Darien Gold Live In-studio Pilates Workshop Armchairs at NICE Studio, San Francisco  – DARIEN GOLD – PILATES EXPERT
With more people attending than Arm Chairs available, but to keep everybody moving, Darien set up the Arm Chair experience utilizing the Swiss Bars and Spine correctors.
Darien Gold Live In-studio Pilates Workshop at the Up Studio, Florida, November 
2023 Group Picture – DARIEN GOLD – PILATES EXPERT
Darien Gold Live In-studio Pilates Workshop at the Up Studio Pilates, Florida, October 2023
Darien Gold Live In-studio Pilates Workshop at the Up Studio, Florida, May2023 Long Box Series Teaser – DARIEN GOLD – PILATES EXPERT
Darien Gold spotting Teaser with Shaving at the Up Studio Pilates, Florida, May 2023
Darien Gold Live In-studio Pilates Workshop at the Up Studio, Florida, May2023 Group Picture – DARIEN GOLD – PILATES EXPERT
Darien Gold Live In-studio Pilates Workshop at the Up Studio Pilates, Florida, May 2023
Darien Gold Live In-studio Pilates Workshop at the Up Studio, Florida, November 
2023 Group Picture – DARIEN GOLD – PILATES EXPERT
Darien Gold deconstructing Tendon Stretch and Elephant at the Up Studio Pilates, Florida, October 2023
Darien Gold Live In-studio Pilates Workshop at the Up Studio, Florida, May2023 Reformer, Swan, Long Box – DARIEN GOLD – PILATES EXPERT
Darien Gold live demonstrating Swandive at the Up Studio Pilates, Florida, May 2023
Darien Gold Live In-studio Pilates Workshop at the Up Studio, Florida, May2023 Reformer, Swan, Long Box – DARIEN GOLD – PILATES EXPERT
Darien Gold was also teaching some teachers' children at Delfina Pilates, Florida, October 2023


Darien Gold Live Pilates Workshop at the Pilates School San Francisco – DARIEN GOLD – PILATES EXPERT
Darien Gold Live In-studio In-person Pilates Workshop at the Pilates School SF, March 2023
Darien Gold Live Pilates Workshop at the Pilates School San Francisco – DARIEN GOLD – PILATES EXPERT
Rowing on the Caddy, Cueing Short Spine on Reformer at the Pilates School SF, March 2023
Pilates Reformer for Men Teaser Corkscrew Pulling Straps Pilates Class Pilates – DARIEN GOLD – PILATES EXPERT
An advanced teacher class working on their own technique with Standing arm exercises, T-Pull with yoga instructor and personal trainers learning Series of 5.
Workshop Three Chairs – Baby Chair High Chair DARIEN GOLD – PILATES EXPERT
From my workshop “Gold and the Three Chairs.” Hug a Tree on the Baby Arm chair, One leg pumping on the Electric chair. Besides the more utilized Wunda chair, these two chairs help to activate the whole body just like all other Pilates apparatus – even when not expected.
Wall Chair during Workshop ”Understanding Pilates Mat in Detail” – DARIEN GOLD – PILATES EXPERT
Wall Chair, a mat class ending used quite often to reinforce the depth created in supine, sideline and prone positions. Added difficulty is the One Leg Chair. Partner work using their legs as support and the resistance of therobands to practice Teaser.
Pilates for special needs age illnesses pain – DARIEN GOLD – PILATES EXPERT
Workshops for special needs. Pilates offers a huge range of movements and flows that help people to stay as healthy and flexible and without pain as much as possible.
Pilates for special needs age illnesses pain – DARIEN GOLD – PILATES EXPERT
Workshops for any age and gender, partner stretches, for trust, teambuilding and because it's fun!




Pilates Workshop for Coastal Guards, Horse Riders – DARIEN GOLD – PILATES EXPERT

Clinics

My day clinics are approximately 3-4 hours in length and offer employees a chance to remove themselves from the everyday grind of work and be able to focus on themselves. When I teach at a company’s facility, depending on the number of participants, I mainly focus on flexibility and core training. However, breathing techniques are always included so employees learn how breathing intentionally can help to reduce work stresses.

Pilates Workshop Dressage Horse Riders – DARIEN GOLD – PILATES EXPERT
Dressage riders working on going into the deep sitting sidebend ”Seated Mermaid"

Example 1

Dressage horse riding

 

The International Dressage Federation defines dressage riding as "the highest expression of horse training where "horse and rider are expected to perform from memory a series of predetermined movements. And so, the Dressage trainer works to create a horse with a strong core, powerful back and elasticity and ease in all required movements. However, as the horse’s partner, the rider is required and expected to refine specific skills.

This workshop focuses on softening the pelvic floor muscles, strengthening inner thighs and low abs and elongating the front and back of legs. My approach begins with teaching the Basic or Intermediate Pilates mat as the warm up, yoga postures and it concludes with standing and balancing exercises. The goal of this workshop is to reinforce the effectiveness of the mat exercises and the standing work for postural and core development.

 

“As a professional rider and trainer in the art of Classical Dressage I was astounded and excited to find Darien Gold and benefit from her excellent teaching and body insight. My riding greatly improved with the increased spine flexibility and core strength I achieved under her correct and compassionate tutelage. What we dressage riders are looking to achieve with our horses, Darien achieves with her students. My horses, students and I say, Thank You Darien!”
Classical Dressage United States Dressage Federation Gold Medalist (USDF) Allison Mathy




Pilates Workshop for Coastal Guards  – DARIEN GOLD – PILATES EXPERT
Coastal Guards Training – Utilizing the straw to bring attention to breathing patterns while combining the coordination of squeezing the Magic Circle.

Example 2

The Coast Guard Training Center (TRACEN)

 

The Coast Guard Training Center located just west of Petaluma, CA, was originally built for the US Army as a top-secret communications station during World War Two. The training center took possession of the property on July 1, 1971 and converted it into a training facility.

Recruits earning a degree to serve in the military are expected to stay in shape and I had the privilege of being part of a training day extravaganza where I introduced the Pilates method to many of the recruits throughout the daylong event.



Pilates Workshop for Firemen Police Department – DARIEN GOLD – PILATES EXPERT

Example 3

Pilates course for police and firefighters of the Santa Rosa Fire Department

 

Though Police and Fire Fighters are well trained and strong, they often suffer from back, knee and other pain due to the challenging working conditions. In 2019, I trained 10 police employees and firefighters for six weeks with the intention of helping them learn how to use their physical power more effectively. I taught them how to “find” their underlying neglected muscles to help support their larger overused muscles groups. Another concern was flexibility and mobility and so I developed a stretch routine the firemen practiced at work and at home. I donated my Intermediate Mat DVD to assist them in learning the Intermediate mat routine as well. The feedback about my classes were immediate. Everyone felt so much better and continued to practice my routines.



Pilates 100 Breathing  Workshop ”Pilates Fundamentals” – DARIEN GOLD – PILATES EXPERT

Example 4

Pilates course for employees

 

Mat Workshop ”Pilates Fundamentals“ – Proper technique is essential as students progress with the mat work. For example, shown here, the entire torso must be engaged to hold the legs in a 45 degree angle, ”Teaser,“ so as to not recruit solely the top of the thighs. Shown on the right is a breathing exercise, a vital element in the method. It can be achieved with the help of a straw drawing attention to where the inhale and exhale originate.

Contact Darien to find out how she can help you and your collegues and employees in staying healthier through better body movement.