Teaching Short Box on the Pilates Ladder Barrel w/Dorothee Vandewalle

Ladder Barrel Part 1 Short Box

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Teaching Short Box on the Ladder Barrel - Dorothee Vandewalle leads a group of apprentices and teachers in an Intermediate level workshop on the Pilates Ladder Barrel, in this section focusing on teaching Short Box. Join them for an in-depth and participatory workshop as Dorothee shares her knowledge of proper body alignment on the Barrel, variations on exercises for different body types and issues, effective use of hands on and verbal cues, and much more. Stay tuned for more of this workshop coming soon! For information on Continued Education Workshops and complete Teacher Training with Dorothee Vandewalle visit Metropolitan Authentic Training.

What Others Are Saying


  1. Luz Alejandra Lovern


    That is a great workshop, learning from you and the way that you teach is dynamic, present and with nice common sense about that we are all unique. Thanks Alisa for bring this material a truly teachers always here! Jack great job as always. Looking forward for have more of Dorothee and why not meet you in person!

    Greeting from Qatar!

  2. DianaMoore

    Thank you Dorothee for sharing your teaching so generously. I have always admired the way you work with clients.

  3. soul_eil

    Love all the variations and ways to teach less flexible people as well as extra tall people, thank you, and can’t wait for part deux. Also I have learned that I like Pilates even more with the accent, seems somehow more elegant ;))

  4. Andrea Maida

    Oh, I just noticed the title of the video includes “Part 1” Yay! Excited to see the next episode 🙂

  5. Andrea Maida


    Thank you so much for this wonderful workshop – I learned so much and have been trying out the exercises all day long between clients. Thank you for saying that the student should be working harder than the teacher in the Side Sit Ups – LOL – because I always feel like that when I teach it! I am so happy for the options you presented for the different bodies especially the tall guy. A revelation!

    Such a tease at the end when you mention the Swan and the Horse…I hope maybe that will be in another video. I so enjoy your perspective and demeanor when you teach the Method and I look forward to seeing you in person in the future 🙂

  6. Dolores Coeck 6 years ago

    I regret that you no longer live in belgium. Thank you for the workshop. Looking forward to see more….

  7. joesmat 6 years ago

    If you don’t have the Ladder Barrel is there any reason why you could not use a Male partner instead, and rest one foot on his shoulder with the other foot on the ground and hold onto his shoulders for the Ballet Stretches? Improvise, No?

    Thank you Dorothee in anticipation!

  8. pilatesangel 6 years ago

    I love new variations on the barrel! My personal favorite go to piece of equipment for reviving! Wonderful and thorough explanations and examples. Great to see short and tall!! Sadly, I am on the very short side but this work makes me feel a foot taller! Looking forward to more….

  9. lghammerle

    Thank you Dorothee for this in depth look at the Short Box. The standing one legged tree with the foot against the wall was new to me. I’m going to try that myself today! Also, I noticed that I did not see anyone go all the way over the barrel and actually touch the barrel with their side body for the side sit-ups. How come? Thank you all!

    • Dorothee Vandewalle Author
      Dorothee Vandewalle 6 years ago

      You are right. None of them looked like they had the powerhouse to go all the way down without pushing out the stomach. Don’t you think?

      • lghammerle

        I’ll agree with you! I noticed all the progressions with the standing on the floor, on the rungs, adding the elbow pushing into the knee for the added stretch, one leg up on the wall and finally the one leg in the air. I was just making sure there was no other reason why the participants did not lie all the way over the barrel-working the reach on the other end of the two ways!

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