The Classical Syllabus® with MeJo Wiggin

The Classical Syllabus® with Mejo Wiggin

July 12, 13, 14, 15, 2018

What is The Classical Syllabus®?

Classical Pilates is more than a repertoire of exercises. It is a unique exercise system that combines the mind and body under the guidance of a teacher who has knowledge, skill, and intuition in order to bring one’s body into better balance. The best Pilates instructors not only have these qualities, but they teach organically with a discerning eye; their hands for proper spotting and placement; and succinct verbal cueing to teach a system that is tailored to individual needs.

With over twenty five years of experience, MeJo has created The Classical Syllabus® seminar series, for instructors looking to go beyond their certification. It is for teachers who have already completed a Comprehensive Training Program, yet looking for a deeper understanding of the Classical Method, and how to apply it to real people. Its purpose is to enhance and sharpen teaching skills by clarifying the exercises and methodology of teaching it; to learn how to assess a student’s body by spotting their imbalances, strengths and weaknesses; and most important to learn how to apply the Method by creating an individualized system that will most benefit any individual’s body.

In this unique series, MeJo will share her years of study with several first generation instructors including Romana Kryzanowska, Sari Mejia Santos, Kathy Grant, Edwina Fontaine, and Jay Grimes.  She will provide valuable training from her years of study with Romana, her personal experience teaching the Method to various populations, and her experience as a Teacher Trainer in Romana’s Pilates Instructor Training Program.
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“In my 15 years of experience with Classical Pilates, I have attended countless seminars, workshops, and CE courses.  The Classical Syllabus® with MeJo is the ONE course that not only dramatically enhanced my teaching skills, but changed my approach to the entire Method.” 

 – Barbara Panatta, Rome


The Seminars
The program consists of four seminars that can be taken individually or in full:

July 12, 13, 14 and 15, 2018
Intermediate System Part II
The Advanced System*

Each day of the 4-day weekend will be 5-6 hours.

Thursday 1:00 – 7:00 pm
Friday 1:00 – 6:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 – 6:30 pm
Sunday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Participants are welcome to book themselves into Rhinebeck Pilates group classes or private sessions with a Rhinebeck Pilates teacher before the seminars begin each day. Please use mindbody online or contact the studio with any questions.

Since The Classical Syllabus® is not a certification program, apprentice hours are not required. A Certificate of Completion will be given to those completing all four seminars. Since The Classical Syllabus® is limited to a small group of Certified Instructors, you will be able to discuss your most challenging students, and learn new effective techniques to work with them.

*The Advanced System requires approval for participation.



  • Review the details of specific exercises giving you a better understanding of their goals and progressions
  • Explain the reasons why we would modify or vary an exercise for an individual
  • Teach you how to assess an individual’s body; spotting their strengths, weaknesses, misalignments, and imbalances; and how to correct it
  • Review basic principles of movement and teaching, that Joe intended for his Method
  • Teach you effective spotting and cueing, unique to the Classical Method that can be tailored to individuals needs
  • Teach you how to select specific exercises, and create a system that will most benefit your student
  • Review the distinct Gratz® apparatus a explain why it is such an integral part of the Classical Pilates Method


Single day: $400
Intermediate II, two day workshop: $750
Advanced, two day workshop: $750
Both Intermediate II and Advanced, all four days: $1500

Cancellation Policy – There is a one month cancellation policy before each 4-day weekend of seminars for a full refund. After that, a 50% refund will be issued for cancellations. Any refund is minus the credit card processing fees paid by Rhinebeck Pilates for your transactions.

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Travel Information

Nearby Airports:

  • Stewart Airport, Newburg, NY
  • Albany Airport, Albany, NY
  • JFK, Queens, NY
  • LaGuardia, Queens, NY

Nearby trains:

  • Amtrak train to Rhinecliff, NY

About Mejo Wiggin

MeJo Wiggin began her extensive study of Pilates with Master Teacher Romana Kryzanowska in 1990, and began teaching next to her in 1995 at Drago’s Gym in New York. With the success of her own Pilates studio in Greenwich, CT and 14 years of continuous study and mentor ship with Romana, in 2003 MeJo was hand picked to become one of Romana’s Teacher Trainers to help train the next generation of Pilates instructors.

Today, with over 20 years experience, MeJo Wiggin is a full fledged Pilates Guru with an international reputation. She is recognized as one of the leading Pilates Teacher Trainers and practitioners in the world and has been sought after by Pilates professionals and fitness institutions to teach seminars throughout the US, Europe, China, Australia, S. America, and Russia. Learn more about Mejo Wiggin.


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