Upcoming Workshops

The Pilates Source® continuing education workshops are for Pilates studio teachers and serious pilates students. Our workshops, seminars, and conferences are extremely beneficial to all pilates instructors from all schools of Pilates who want to gain a deeper knowledge of Joe’s Contrology® and the history of the system. Workshops take place in various locations. Please see individual workshops for specific locations, dates, times, and rates.

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Pilates Historics™ Workshops

The Pilates Source®: 9 Decades of Dynamic Cuing Description

August 7, 2022: 10:00am-3:45pm
With Sean P. Gallagher, PT and Elaine Ewing

This workshop is in-person only and not available virtually.
939 8th Ave, NYC, Ripley Grier Studio: Room 2B

10:05-11:00am- Warm Up: Return to Life Mat Class (included)
11:00am-3:45pm- Workshop: 9 Decades of Dynamic Verbal & Hands-On Cuing
(There will be a one hour lunch break during which time you can also take pictures)

Workshop Description: 9 Decades of Dynamic Verbally & Hands-On Cuing

Interested in learning Joe’s work in Joe’s studio? This workshop will focus on Joe and Clara’s verbal and hands-on cuing for the matwork in the space they taught and worked in for decades.

Additionally, we will include verbal and hands-on cuing from Romana and Sean that will deepen the student-teacher experience and enhance your students’ ability to advance through the Pilates Archival Matwork™️.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn through a historic slide presentation, demonstration, and practice together for a comprehensive and critical thinking learning experience.

Learn from primary sources and Pilates Primary Source™️ Educators, become invigorated by the spirit of the old studio space, and leave with practical knowledge you can apply to your teaching the next day!

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Return to Life Mat Class*

August 7, 2022 | 10:05-11:00 am
$30 per person
*Bring your own mat

939 8th Ave, NYC
Ripley Grier Studio: Room 2B

This mat class is open to teachers and advanced pilates students and will take place before our workshop which starts at 11am. For information on how to join the workshop as well, see details below.

Return to Life Mat Class:

Join Sean Gallagher and Elaine Ewing for a special Return to Life mat class in Joe’s original NYC studio! Absorb the energy of the space and practice Joe’s matwork in the place where he and Clara personally taught it for decades. Become a deeper part of pilates history by taking part in this experience.

This class will focus on the 34 mat exercises from Return to Life as Joe documented them and instructed using his terminology. Please bring your own mat!

Class size is limited to 30 people.

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Pilates Archival Exercises™ Workshop

Monday, September 19, 2022 | 10:00 am-4:00 pm
$300 per person
Location: Rhinebeck Pilates, Rhinebeck, NY

Pilates Archival Exercises™ Workshop with Sean Gallagher and Elaine Ewing
Experience and learn many well-known exercises in the Pilates Method as Joseph Pilates originally created, cued, and taught them. Discover that quite a few exercises and cues were originally done differently than commonly taught classically! We will teach historical exercises as well as Joseph Pilates’ hands on cueing on the Reformer, Wunda Chair, and Cadillac. We will then give supervision to participants while they practice doing and teaching the exercises. We’ll also be discussing how these historical moves can fit into our own practice, how and when we can use them when teaching your clients, and why the exercises have been changed over time.

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