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.

Archival Pilates Webinar for Joe’s Birthday

Pilates Historics™ Archival Pilates Webinar:

The History of Return to Life in Labanotation

Sean P. Gallagher, PT and Elaine Ewing

Monday, December 4, 2023 | 6-7:30 pm EST
$30 per person

  • A recording will be available for 7 days.

In 1960 and over the course of several months, Carola Trier and several others worked diligently on a very special gift for Joseph Pilates on his 80th birthday- a bound copy of his famous book, Return to Life Through Contrology, written in Labanotion. 

This special edition webinar will celebrate what would be Joe’s 140th birthday by delving into the history of Labanotion, its ties to Joe Pilates and Contrology, the women who made this gift possible, and so much more. 

Best of all, through live presentation during the webinar, Sean will show us the actual, original bound book that Carola gave Joe! Covered in red velvet, this spectacular specimen from the archives contains many exciting details that pilates history lovers are sure to appreciate and delight in seeing.

Please use Elaine’s Zoom Meeting ID for the webinar.

September 30th Workshop: Classical Endings Around the Studio and Case Study

Two Workshops: Classical Endings Around the Studio and Case Study

With Sean P. Gallagher, PT and Elaine Ewing

Monday, September 30, 2024 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
$300 per person
Location: Rhinebeck Pilates, Rhinebeck, NY

This is an in-person workshop. There is not a virtual option.

Workshop 1: Classical Endings Around the Studio

10-12:30pm, 2.5 hours

This fun workshop will cover multiple endings with an emphasis on those with the Cadillac. The Ladder Barrel and Guillotine will also be utilized. From beginner to advanced, we’ll teach and practice the variety of Ending sequences that leave your students energized and inspired.

Some of the equipment used in this workshop was Joe’s original apparatus, such as the 1960’s Cadillac and Ladder Barrel.

Workshop 2: Case Study

1:30-4pm, 2.5 hours

Are you curious about how to use the system when people present to you with issues? Do you want to learn how to address their issues in a safe, pilates way? Whether it be old injuries, new injuries, diseases, or just about anything else, this workshop should help you have a better way of understanding what you can address and what you cannot as a pilates teacher, as well how to start and progress a program with classical pilates.

If you take this workshop, you will be sent a form to fill out about your case study, providing the issues that you find most common amongst your students and would like to be able to address in your sessions with them. From the submitted we will choose a few case studies for the group to learn from in the time allotted.

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