Pilates at the Pillow™️ is a three-day conference for pilates teachers at the historic Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and at Joe’s original studio in Becket, MA. Created by Sean Gallagher and Elaine Ewing, the conference is developed to explore and maintain the art and science of Joe’s original work, with information being presented that has not been taught since Joe passed over 50 years ago. The conference is known for re-introducing Joe’s “lost apparatus” to the pilates community, such as the archival Ped-o-Pul and The Resister in 2018. See below for what’s to come in April 2019! Workshops and lectures based on science, history, and Joe’s original writings and teachings, make for a truly unique experiential study of The Art and Science of Contrology™. Pilates at The Pillow™️ Spring 2019: “The Lost Art of Joe’s Mats”: This unique conference will be a thorough and amazing study and practice of a variety of mat work sequences and different mats as apparatus that Joe invented, taught, and practiced. Included in the weekend is a guided tour of Joe’s original Berkshire studio and property, as well as the opportunity to use Joe’s original Bednasium in his original studio. Applications are now being accepted. Tentative Schedule is as follows: Friday 3:00-5:00 PM arrival/check in/set up 5:00-5:40 Mat Class - Pilates 34 in 34™ Joe’s Return to life mat class as he taught it at the pillow -Sean Gallagher 6:00 -7:30 Joseph Pilates History at Jacob’s Pillow - Norton Owen, Pillow Archivist. 7:30-9:00 drinks and light dinner and mingling and Silent Auction Saturday 7:30 - 8:10 Pilates 34 in 34™ -Sean Gallagher 8:10 - 9:00 Breakfast - Provided 9:00-12:00: The Lost Art of the Bench Mat -Elaine Ewing 12:30-1:30 Lunch - Provided 1:30 - 4:30 “Return to Life on the Mat” - Maria Vorrias 5:00- 6:30 dinner - Provided 7:00 - 8:00 Pilates history Jeopardy game 8:00 - 9:00 Panel Discussion: TBA- panelists -TBA Sunday 7:30 - 8:10 Pilates 34 in 34™ -Sean Gallagher 8:10 - 8:45 Breakfast - Provided 8:45 - 10:45 - “The Science Behind the mat” -Sean Gallagher 10:45 - 12:45 - The Standing Mat - Pamela Pardi 12:45-1:00 travel to Joe’s studio 1:00 - 2:30 Visit Joe’s Studio/Lunch 2:30 - 2:45 return to Pillow 2:45 - 3:00 Closing ceremony 3:00 check out Weather may require changes to the schedule!
Pilates at The Pillow™️: “The Lost Art of Joe’s Mats”
Fri April 26 - Sun April 28