Body conditioning workshop series

This new series, led by Houston Ballet Strength and Conditioning Coach Aki Kawasaki, offers in-depth Body Conditioning workshops for dancers, teachers and students ages 12 and up.  Workshop topics include self-care and conditioning for dancers, activating turnout and hip stability and core stability.

Activating Turnout and Hip Stability

In this workshop, Houston Ballet Strength and Conditioning Coach, Aki Kawasaki will help you improve your turnout safely and effectively.

Participants will learn:

  • The importance of bone and joint alignment
  • Alternatives to stretching the hip joint
  • Exercises to improve and maintain turnout while moving

November 15, 2020
1:00 – 2:30 PM

Cost: $30

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Core Stability

In this workshop, Houston Ballet Strength and Conditioning Coach, Aki Kawasaki will focus on effective breathing techniques and basic core exercises for diaphragm, pelvic floor and lumbopelvic stability.

Participants will learn:

  • The importance of effective breathing techniques 
  • Lumbopelvic stabilizer exercises
  • Safe and effective alignment of each bone and joint
  • Exercises to improve core stability to prevent injuries

December 13, 2020
1:00 – 2:30 PM

Cost: $30

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About Aki Kawasaki

Originally from Ibaraki, Japan, Akihiro Kawasaki holds a B.S. in Exercise Science from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. As a student athletic trainer, he worked with several sports teams including the national championship winning football team at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (MGCCC). Kawasaki previously served as a personal trainer and strength and conditioning coach for Olympic athletes on the national team of Japan. He is currently the head strength and conditioning coach at Houston Ballet and Houston Ballet Academy. Kawasaki holds certifications in Functional Movement Systems (FMS) – level 2, Y Balance Test (YBT) of FMS, Fundamental Capacity Screen (FCS) of FMS, Rossiter – level 4, Yamuna Body Rolling – Face, Feet, Table Treatment and Animal Flow and Spatial Medicine.

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