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.

The History of the Pilates Archival Bednasium™ Webinar

The History of the Pilates Archival Bednasium™ Webinar

Sean P. Gallagher, PT and Elaine Ewing

Monday, June 5, 2023 | 6:00 – 7:30 pm
$30 per person

A recording will be available for 7 days.

Joe’s first known bed apparatus dates back to 1930 and was a simple wood framed v-bed. His original design was created as a way to address what he believed were universal issues with sleep and the typical bed at the time. He later designed and patented a metal double framed bed with an end attachment to allow for spring work while in bed. One of the names he coined for this apparatus was, “The Bednasium”.

This webinar will take a deep dive into the history of Joe’s beds, his original intentions behind them, and the work he archived on them. Some of the primary source documents we will show and discuss include previously unpublished negatives (shown for the first time since they were taken 65 years ago), copyrighted archival photos and films, and other chronicled documents of Bednasium history.

As an extra unique bonus, Sean will join us live from his pilates museum in Becket, MA and present one of Joe’s only known actual Bednasiums to still exist today.

Bone Health and Pilates Archival Matwork

A Pilates Source® Workshop: Bone Health and Pilates Archival, Foot Corrector, Toe Corrector, and Matwork™

Sean P. Gallagher, PT and Elaine Ewing

June 4, 2023 | 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
$300 per person

What was once Joe Pilates’ original NYC studio
Studio 2A
939 8th Ave
New York, NY

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

Common bone issues amongst a pilates client population are low bone density, Osteo-Arthritis, bunions, history of fractures, bone diseases, and cancer. This workshop is about integrating Pilates Archival Foot Corrector, Toe Corrector, Archival Matwork and Pilates Archival Standing Mat™ for these special populations.

Broaden your understanding of how Joe’s Contrology® supports, strengthens and facilitates changes in the body’s bony structure. You’ll also gain insight into the specific needs of diseases, injuries and other issues related to bone health.

Come learn what you can change and what you can’t with contrology as well as what exercises can be used, and if an exercise shouldn’t be used why not? And if it can be used, where in the process of regaining bone health it could be reintroduced safely and healthily to ensure a fully integrated pilates body?

You’ll leave feeling well informed on these common issues that sometimes bring people to pilates, or that your current clients are newly diagnosed with.

Click here for Pilates Source® research about this iconic space that was once Joe Pilates’ original studio.

The Pilates Archival Junior Reformer™ Workshop

The Pilates Archival Junior Reformer™ Workshop

With Sean P. Gallagher, PT and Elaine Ewing

Monday, October 1, 2023 | 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.

Joe archived a series of exercises on the Junior Reformer, which was the reformer he designed for home use. Using pictures from Sean Gallagher’s Pilates Archives®, this workshop will focus on Joe’s original Junior Reformer sequence.

We will teach how to execute and teach this archival sequence using the Universal Reformer, as well as an original Junior Reformer. Participants will learn how there are many similarities between this series and Joe’s multiple Universal Reformer series, as well as differences.

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