The Pilates Source™ Double Workshop

The Pilates Source™ Double Workshop

Monday, April 26, 2021
Rhinebeck Pilates

10:30-1:30: Pilates and the Cardiovascular System™ with Sean Gallagher

1:30-2:30: lunch (not provided)

2:30-5:30pm The Lost Art of The Ped-o-Pul™ with Elaine Ewing*

Pilates and the Natural Laws of the Cardiovascular System

This is the next in the series of the Natural Law lectures based on Joe’s observations, study and practice. Looking at how his methodology helps and facilitates the natural laws of the body. We will explore the relationships of the heart, arteries, veins, lungs specifically and their interconnections to the breath, health, other body functions and Joe’s system. Looking at the current science of the benefits of exercise to these natural laws and how Joe’s system, writings and work are supported in the research.

The Lost Art of the Ped-o-Pul™

In this workshop we will practice and learn Joseph Pilates’ original exercises and sequences on archival reproductions of The Ped-o-Pul.  We will study and practice Joe’s written descriptions for each exercise, photos or drawings of Joe demonstrating each exercise, the order he intended, breathing, a specific count, and his written descriptions about the apparatus itself. 

The Lost Art of the Ped-o-Pul will be taught on replicas of Joe’s original Ped-o-Pul made by Pilates Designs, which includes the bike seat attachment, as well as other fascinating design features unique to Joe’s design.  The workshop will include a historical presentation on the history of the Ped-o-Pul, a tutorial on how to use the archival Ped-o-Pul, as it is more complex than the standard Ped-o-Pul, along with the practice and study of Joe’s original exercises.

Archival Ped-o-Puls will be available for purchase at a 10% discount through Pilates Designs. Anyone interesting in owning one, please contact Pilates Designs for details and pricing. Attending this workshop with Elaine Ewing or watching the tutorial video on Pilatesology is a pre-requisite to purchase an Archival Ped-o-Pul.

Every participant will be able to purchase a copy of Joe’s Ped-O-Pul poster for $50.00

Taught by Sean P. Gallagher

Sean P. Gallagher (BFA, PT, CPT, CFP, EMT, MS) is the owner of Performing Arts Physical Therapy in NYC and is considered a Master Physical Therapist through NYU’s physical therapy program. He is also a pilates teacher and Teacher of Teachers at The New York Pilates Studio® in NYC, Brazil, Mexico, and Greece. Sean has also been teaching pilates at Jacob’s Pillow in Becket, MA for 21 years.

In 1991 with the help of Romana Kryzanowska and Carol Dodge, Sean produced and copyrighted the first ever comprehensive teacher training manual and certification program, on which he continued to partner with Romana for 13 years.  This program is now considered the most highly regarded training and the origination of “classical pilates”, and is the one that most 2nd generation classical teachers were trained under. Additionally, he has been instrumental in getting the Pilates method recognized and taught around the world. Sean also developed The Pilates GuildTM – an organization of pilates teachers interested in maintaining the quality and integrity of Joseph Pilates’ method. 

Since 1995 Sean has been pioneering and presenting innovative workshops based on the science and history of pilates. To each of his workshops he brings the unparalleled perspective of 30 years of pilates and physical therapy as well as his unique knowledge of pilates history and Joe’s original work. A sampling of his workshops are as follows:

  • Pilates Developmental Sequence™ Workshop
  • How Pilates Works the Lymphatics 
  • The Mechanics of Pilates
  • The Natural Laws of Pilates™
  • How Authentic Pilates Works
  • The History of Exercise

Sean is also the owner of the largest collection of Joseph Pilates’ archival material, which includes film, photographs, audio tape, posters, blueprints, personal letters, apparatus, part of his library, as well as his property and studio in Becket, MA. He has three published books on pilates, “The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning” , “The Collected Works of Joseph Pilates” and “The Joseph H. Pilates Archive Collection”. 

As a physical therapist, he has provided backstage Physical Therapy care at over 170 Broadway shows, as well as at NYC Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Paul Taylor’s Dance Company, David Parson’s Dance Company, Hubbard Street Dance, SUNY Purchase, and the Juilliard School. 

Sean was the main presenter at Pilates at The Pillow™️ 2018 and his workshops were titled, “Was Joe 50 Years Ahead of His Time, Or Not?” And “Common Teaching Cues in Pilates”.  He also organized Pilates Jeopardy, taught the daily mat classes, Pilates 34 in 34(™), was a panelist in the panel discussion, “The State of Pilates Today”, and guided a tour of the historic property and studio that was originally Joseph Pilates’.


Taught by Elaine Ewing

Elaine is owner of Rhinebeck Pilates, the Hudson Valley’s only Authentic fully equipped pilates studio, located in Rhinebeck, NY since 2003. Equipped with Gratz apparatus, much of it vintage and original to Joe’s 8th Ave Studio. Her studio also showcases archival, rare, and original pilates images on the walls throughout. She is certified through the New York Pilates Studio and currently teaches both at Rhinebeck Pilates at The New York Pilates Studio. She has studied and practiced pilates extensively through workshops and classes taught by Sean Gallagher, MeJo Wiggin, Steve Giordano, Bob Liekens, Leah Chaback Katz, and Simona Cipriani, to name a few.

Elaine can be found on Pilatesology teaching the Archival Ped-o-Pul and as the model for a number of Sean Gallagher and Junghee Won’s instructional videos. She currently runs, hosts, and teaches at Pilates at The Pillow™️ along with Sean Gallagher and works with him on restoring Joe’s original studio and apparatus in the Berkshires.


$250 per person
Lunch is not included

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There is a 48-hour cancellation policy.