Professional Development of our Profession

Professional Development of our Profession

For the past 2 decades, I’ve had the honor of working with many other dedicated Pilates professionals to ensure the legitimacy and success of our still nascent field of study and career opportunity. Reflecting on the recent gathering of our international community at...

The next evolution of Pilates technology is here

The next evolution of Pilates technology is here

As Pilates teachers, we’ve all had that experience seeing a client make amazing progress in their quality of movement, but when we’ve asked how they feel, they’ve said something to the effect of “Honestly, I haven’t really noticed a difference.” As professional movers...

Made for People, not for the Equipment

Made for People, not for the Equipment

We recently celebrated our 6th anniversary. It has been an eventful journey of serving Pilates and Gyrotonic communities with the purpose of improving the overall experience while practicing the methods. There has been a continuous growth of knowledge and experience...

Thinking Outside the Box

Thinking Outside the Box

Thinking Outside the Box By Erika Nickless, Education Coordinator & Teacher Trainer, Natural Pilates When COVID-19 brought the world to a grinding halt in March of 2020, employers and employees had no idea what to do. Small businesses were hit especially hard. We...

PMA Statement on The New York Times Article

PMA Statement on The New York Times Article

We want to establish a clear line about where the Pilates Method Alliance stands on the issues raised in The New York Times recent article, “The Fight for the Soul of Pilates.” While the PMA respects legitimate intellectual property rights and recognizes the important...

How to Use Common Mistakes as a Teaching Skill

How to Use Common Mistakes as a Teaching Skill

When you first study Pilates, your focus is naturally on how to do the exercises correctly. You learn the movement and breath pattern, equipment setup, spring setting, and a few ways to make the exercises easier and harder, so you can modify them for each individual...

The BASI is More Than Just Pilates

The BASI is More Than Just Pilates

BASI is a world leader in Pilates Teacher Training and education, but it is more than a company. It even transcends a community… We are a family. We are a rainbow of people driven by love, acceptance, support, and inclusiveness. People yearn to be part of a community,...

My Pilates Journey To Polestar

My Pilates Journey To Polestar

After earning my bachelor’s degree in dance and movement education, I was interested in studying Pilates as the next step in my career. Unfortunately, my first Pilates teacher-training program turned me off to Pilates completely. My body didn’t fit inside the...