Pilates Source - Pilates at the Pillow Training Conference

Sept 27-29, 2024

The New Science and Lost Art of Joe’s Contrology®:

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®.

Pilates at the Pillow Spring 2022 Group Picture

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, P@P™ 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® 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.

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.

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


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 the recently renovated original studio of Joseph Pilates which is a museum and working studio where workshops and tours take place.

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

Click above to see gallery of photos.

Pilates at The Pillow® Tour of Joseph Pilates’ Original Property

Recaps from Pilates at the Pillow®

Pilates at The Pillow® Fall 2023 Applications are Open!

Applications are now open for Pilates at The Pillow® Fall 2023 with Sean P. Gallagher, PT and...

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....

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.

Praise for the Pillow


Any questions? Please email all questions to info@rhinebeckpilates.com.

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