Pilates at The Pillow™

PILATES AT THE PILLOW™

Pilates at the Pillow™ is a three-day conference for pilates teachers at the historic Jacob’s Pillow and at Joe’s original studio in Becket, MA. Created by Sean Gallagher and Elaine Ewing, Pilates at The Pillow™ was developed to research and define and refine the standard of The Art and Science of Contrology through workshops based on archival documentation and scientific research.

Pilates at The Pillow™, The Pilates Source™, and Sean Gallagher are working to fulfill the vision Joe had for the study of his method and use of his property in the Berkshires- for the first time in history, Joe’s wishes are coming to fruition, thanks to teachers like you from all lineages who remain curious and devoted to upholding, learning, and teaching his method as he intended.  The Pilates Source is excited to provide the opportunity for pilates teachers from around the world to study and practice together in this historic location.

 

Pilates at the Pillow is Dedicated to Pilates and Its History with Events Focused On:

Re-Introducing Lost Apparatus

Pilates at The Pillow is known for being first in the pilates world to re-introduce lost apparatus, invented by Joe, as well as his teachings that have not been taught since he passed over 50 years ago. We do this both in workshop and experiential forms and incorporate both original apparatus and reproductions. 

These workshops and experiences, along with lectures on science and history that support Joe’s original writings and teachings, make for a truly unique study and practice of The Art and Science of Contrology™. 

Fall 2018

  • The Archival Ped-o-Pul (workshop)
  • The Resister (workshop)
  • The Original Bednasium (experience)

Spring 2019

  • The Benchmat (workshop)
  • The Original Folding Mat (experience)
  • The Bednasium (experience)
  • The Archival Ped-o-Pul (experience)
  • The Resister (experience)
  • Standing Arm Springs From the Outside Wall of Joe’s Studio (experience)

Fall 2019

  • The Original Toe Corrector, Neck Stretcher, and Hand Tensometer (workshop)
  • The Resister (workshop)
  • The Bednasium (experience)
  • Joe’s Original Dice Game (experience)
  • The Archival Ped-o-Pul (experience)
  • Standing Arm Springs From the Outside Wall of Joe’s Studio (experience)

Supporting Community Interest in Joe’s Original Method

Pilates at The Pillow and The Pilates Source have initiated the recent resurgence of interest within the pilates community to learn about Joe’s original method by providing attendees with many different opportunities at the conference. 

Never before available viewing and practice on Joseph Pilates original apparatus from his 8th Avenue Studio, both on display at the conference and on display in his studio, such as the original claw foot reformer, an original Electric Chair, small barrel, Cadillac, massage table, and Junior Reformer.

  • never-before available tours of Joe’s original property and studio
  • historical lectures on Joe’s history at Jacob’s Pillow
  • private viewing of film footage and photos from both Sean Gallagher’s Pilates Archive Collection and The Jacob’s Pillow Archives.
  • mat classes in the Jacob’s Pillow tea garden- the same place where Joe famously taught
  • Pilates 34 in 34: a mat class based on notes from a young dancer who documented exactly what Joe said and taught, including a different order and different exercises
  • reproductions of Joe’s original exercise charts for each apparatus workshop we teach, to provide each participant with documented proof that they can take back to their studio and apply to their teaching right away.

In the Press

Read about Pilates at The Pillow™ in Pilates 4 You Journal, a twice-yearly Pilates publication that covers news in the Pilates community of historical value, as well as detailed biographies on one Pilates Elder per issue.

Read the Article Here

SEPT 27-29, 2019

THE NEW SCIENCE AND LOST ART OF JOE’S WORK™

Now accepting applications. Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received.

A three-day weekend conference for pilates teachers at the historic Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and at Joe’s original studio in Becket, MA. Be one of 40 teachers from around the world to study at The Pilates Source™.

April 17-19, 2020

THE NEW SCIENCE AND LOST ART OF JOE’S CORRECTIVE WORK™:
Interconnecting the Spine, Extremities, and Powerhouses Using the Spine Corrector

Now accepting applications. Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received.

A three-day weekend conference for pilates teachers at the historic Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and at Joe’s original studio in Becket, MA. Be one of 40 teachers from around the world to study at The Pilates Source™.

LOCATED AT JACOB’S PILLOW

Pilates at the Pillow is held at the Jacob’s Pillow in Becket, Massachusetts where Joe Pilates taught his historical and now-famous mat classes and had a studio on his nearby property. Once a hard-scrabble mountaintop farm, Jacob’s Pillow is now a home for international dance. 

Perles Family Studio

Most workshops and classes are held in the gorgeous, new Perles Family Studio.

Joseph Pilates Becket Studio

Experience Joseph Pilates’ original studio (currently being renovated) where workshops and tours take place. 

An amazing feeling – to go to The Pilates Source™ and stand where Joe stood!

Recaps from Pilates at the Pillow™

Discovering Joe’s Lost Apparatus

One of the most exciting aspects of my pilates career so far as been being a part of the...

Joe Pilates Berkshire Studio Work Update

Almost 100 degrees over the weekend when we met in Becket, MA to work on restoring Joseph Pilates...

Pilates at The Pillow™ in Pilates 4 You Journal

Read about Pilates at The Pillow™ in Pilates 4 You Journal, a twice-yearly Pilates publication...

All About the Resister

Read about the discovery, the history, and the reintroduction of “The Resister” at Pilates at the...

New Pilatesology Video – Elaine Teaching the Ped-O-Pul

Thank you, Pilatesology, for visiting us at Joseph Pilates’ original studio in the Berkshires to...

Finding the Original Pilates Home Mat

Here is a little more info about the “Replica of The Joseph Pilates Original Home Mat” by Elena...

Replica of the Original Joseph Pilates Home Mat

Pilates at The Pillow(™) is excited to announce our collaboration with Elena Bartley and her...

Kira Lamb’s Why Joseph Pilates’ Legacy Will Live Forever

Kira Lamb, a certified pilates instructor, licensed massage therapist, and writer, writes about...

Pilates at The Pillow Silent Auction Thank You

Thank you so much to everyone who donated to the silent auction we held at Pilates at The Pillow....

Pilates at The Pillow 2018 Recap and Thank You

Thanks so much to everyone who came to the inaugural Pilates at The Pillow event! Together we...

Discovering Joe’s Lost Apparatus

Pilates at The Pillow has been focused on the reintroduction of Joe Pilates’ “lost apparatus.”  Read on, to learn more about each piece of apparatus and how to purchase your own.

Pillow Talk – The Latest News and Updates

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