LECTURES FOR

PARKOUR

INSTRUCTORS

About These LEctures

- About these lectures

- Contributions and support

- List of lectures

 

Conditioning For PArkour

with Harry Sutton

INTRODUCTION TO SELF MASSAGE

with Peta Glaister

Neurodiversity and inclusion

with Paula Flinn

 

 

ABOUT THESE lectures

With support from the Australian Parkour Association, we are excited to present a series of lectures for parkour instructors, and movement coaches, all over Australia and the world!

These lectures aim to help beginning and experienced parkour instructors to continue professional development and education while we're all stuck in quarantine.

 

- If you have any feedback, suggestions or complaints, we'd love to hear them!

- Or if you'd prefer, you can provide feedback anonymously here 

Check out the Facebook event here to keep up-to-date. Or, we have a Facebook group if you'd like to join: Melbourne in Motion Community.

This lecture series was made possible through support from the Australian Parkour Association.

All of these lectures, and all of the videos we make in the future, will always be free for whoever needs or wants them. 

 

Contributions

If you're in a position to, and would like to support this project, you can make a contribtion through our Paypal or our shop.

All presenters are paid for their time and expertise, and any donations we receive will go towards organising more lectures for you. 

THE LECTURES

Conditioning for Parkour

with Harry Sutton

This lecture aims to equip parkour instructors with the knowledge and skills to prescribe conditioning in a directed and intentional way, using best practice and a foundational understanding of the science behind exercise. After this lecture, attendees should be able to go forth and use concepts gained to more mindfully guide the conditioning of themselves and their students, and have greater confidence in building lifelong strength and physical health.

Harry is a parkour coach based in Adelaide. He has been coaching parkour for around 8 years, and has done so professionally in several countries. Through parkour, Harry has gained an appreciation for the human body and a passion for improving what people can do with theirs. Harry has a Bachelor of Human Movement from the University of South Australia, and is keen to marry his skills in parkour with his skills in exercise science.

THE LECTURES

Introduction to self massage

with Peta Glaister​

This lecture will introduce you to the principles of self massage, to help you keep you body nice and mobile. You'll learn why massage is good for your muscles, and how it can help you improve your general mobility. You'll also learn about what self-massage won't do, and when to avoid it. 

 

This lecture will cover the basic tools for self massage and how to use them (as well and some common substitutes), when and how much to do it. Then Peta will run through instructions for how to massage several common problem areas. 


​Peta Glaister is a melodramatically self-proclaimed “anti-massage” massage therapist. What does that mean? Well, obviously not that she’s actually against massage, as that’s what she does every day. It’s more about being aware of the limitations of massage - that it’s a perfect tool for certain results, but needs to be used in conjunction with strength and conditioning work, mobility and sports-specific activities if you want it to have the effect you’re after.
That’s why she counts her ASCA level-one strength and conditioning certificate as just as important as her Remedial Massage certification.
Peta has been massaging for six years and coaching for the same amount of time. She has experience in running, CrossFit, weights training. Currently, she trains and competes in the sport of surfboat rowing, where she has the incredible opportunity of being part of a World and Australian champion crew.
She also believes that the other component of a holistic approach to physical and mental wellbeing is community, which is why she is excited to be a part of the Melbourne in Motion education series.

THE LECTURES

Neurodiversity and Inclusion

with Paula Flinn​

 

Real inclusion isn't about ticking off a checklist. It is about connected and caring relationships, and it can only happen when we are willing to listen to disabled people and work with them to ensure our spaces and services are meeting everyone's needs. In "Neurodiversity & Inclusivity" Paula will challenge the dominant narrative surrounding autism and other disabilities, as we explore and consider the Neurodiversity Paradigm and the Social Model of Disability. She will look at how understanding and embracing these concepts is vital in ensuring our classes and communities are safe and inclusive for neurodivergent children and adults.

 

Paula is a movement loving, neurodivergent woman; eternally optimistic and curious about everything.

She started training Parkour in 2016 and fell in love. The movements were reminiscent of a childhood full of running, jumping, climbing, swinging, playing. Paula believes there is so much freedom, creativity, autonomy, and playfulness in Parkour, along with a very healthy dose of challenge and discomfort, that she won’t ever stop.
Parkour has supported her to strengthen the relationship she has with her body, mind and soul, and trust in their capabilities. She has never felt so strong (at 38, with three young children), both physically and mentally.
Paula has worked as a group fitness instructor and personal trainer in the past, but none of that satisfied her in the way Parkour does. The clear integration of the physical and spiritual aspects of the practice, along with the parallels it has to the challenges and struggles we face in everyday life, are like nothing else I have experienced.
Paula is also a Breathwork Facilitator, and is fascinated by the ways in which we can integrate and weave together healing with movement.

 

 

Conditioning for Parkour

with harry sutton

This lecture aims to equip parkour instructors with the knowledge and skills to prescribe conditioning in a directed and intentional way, using best practice and a foundational understanding of the science behind exercise. After this lecture, attendees should be able to go forth and use concepts gained to more mindfully guide the conditioning of themselves and their students, and have greater confidence in building lifelong strength and physical health.

Harry is a parkour coach based in Adelaide. He has been coaching parkour for around 8 years, and has done so professionally in several countries. Through parkour, Harry has gained an appreciation for the human body and a passion for improving what people can do with theirs. Harry has a Bachelor of Human Movement from the University of South Australia, and is keen to marry his skills in parkour with his skills in exercise science.

 

q&A with HaRRY SUTTOn

Questions include:

- Can something be 'conditioning' and 'practice' simultaneously?

- What are some indicators that someone isn't getting enough recovery?

- How much DOMS is a good amount of DOMS?

 

 

Introduction to self massage

Part 1 - about massage

with peta glaister

Introduction to self massage

Part 2 - how to

 

with peta glaister

 

 

neurodiversity and inclusion

with paula Flinn

 

handouts

We acknowledge the people of the Kulin nation who are the traditional custodians of the land on which we move.

We are committed to paying the rent, and donate 1% of all income to the Wurundjeri Tribe Council

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