September 2018 marked the inaugural event, Pilates at The Pillow™: The New Science and Lost Art of Joe’s Work! Pilates at the Pillow™ was a three-day weekend event for pilates teachers at the historic Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and at Joe’s original studio in Becket, MA.
Created by Sean Gallagher and Elaine Ewing, the conference was developed to explore and maintain the art and science of Joe’s original work, with information being presented that had not been taught since Joe passed over 50 years ago. The conference also introduced the archival Ped-o-Pul and the newly recreated Resister: two apparatus original to Joseph Pilates and previously unavailable in the pilates community. These workshops, along with lectures based on science, history, and Joe’s original writings and teachings, made for a truly unique experiencial study of The Art and Science of Contrology™.
The conference fulfilled Joe’s vision for the study of his method in the Berkshires and the opportunity for pilates teachers to study and practice together. Future workshops will be offered in the spring and fall of 2019.
In these three interviews with Darien from the “All Things Pilates” radio show, Sean Gallagher and Elaine Ewing discuss Pilates at The Pillow™, the project to restore Joe’s original Studio, historical pilates, the archival Ped-o-Pul, and The Resister!
Come join us, with only 40 participants for a few days of total pilates immersion and spend a weekend enjoying the camaraderie of discussing, learning, and being involved in the past, present and future of Pilates.
APRIL 26-28, 2019
A weekend based on a thorough and amazing study and practice of a variety of mat work sequences and different mats as apparatus that Joe invented, taught, and practiced.
SEPT 27-29, 2019
Invitation until June 2019; Application June-Sept 2019
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. The Lost Art of The Resister Part 2 will be covered, further details and topics TBA.
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.
Most workshops and classes are held in the gorgeous, new Perles Family Studio.
Experience Joseph Pilates’ original studio (currently being renovated) where workshops and tours take place.
The Resister, brought to you by Pilates Lineage and The New York Pilates Studio! Presented for the first time since Joe was alive at Pilates at The Pillow™ in Joe’s Original Studio by Elaine Ewing’s workshop, “The Lost Art of The Resister.” A true piece of pilates history!
Replicated from an original, the Ped-o-pul is now available and ready to add to your authentic pilates studio. The Ped-o-Pul as Joe designed it and used in his studio is truly a brilliantly designed apparatus, with deliberately functional features.
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