Sept 17-19, 2021
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™ 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 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.
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 these 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!
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.
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.