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Jul 13 Mon

13 Jul 2020

Autumn Connection / AGM Workshop Weekend 2020 CANCELLED

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cancellation of autumn weekend

We are sad to announce the Autumn Connection AGM Workshop Weekend that was rescheduled for 2-3rd October 2020 is cancelled.
Instead, we are scheduling online CPD workshops in October and November and will resume in-person workshops for 2021.

Mar 20 Fri

20 Mar 2020

Spring Connection AGM POSTPONED

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We are sorry to have to announce that given the fast-evolving Covid-19 situation the Pilates Foundation Board has decided to postpone the Spring Connection AGM Workshop Weekend.
New dates are 2nd & 3rd October 2020 at the London Irish Centre, Camden, LONDON.

Michael Gale presents in Glasgow 19/20th October

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Don't miss Michael Gale.
Pilates and the Shoulder 3 hour workshop and Neurology and Pilates as a full day workshop in Glasgow, Scotland.
19th/20th October 2019
Bookings open soon!

Apr 15 Mon

15 Apr 2019

Early Bird Workshop Prices

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May 10 Fri

10 May 2019

Deborah Lessen presents at AGM!

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May 10th-12th May 2019
International presenter Deborah Lessen joins us in London!
Check out our other fantastic workshop presenters.

Feb 07 Tue

7 Feb 2017

Spring Connection Weekend - 12-14 May

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Photo Credit Anthony Cullen AJC2695

We invite all Pilates and movement professionals and enthusiasts to participate in our Spring Connection weekend events. Book now to receive 10% off the Workshops. We are very excited to announce one of our Founder Members Hana Jones will be presenting 2 days of workshops for us.

Dec 01 Thu

1 Dec 2016


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Photo Credit Anthony Cullen AJC3530

What is spinal extension? In the world of biomechanics, spinal extension is returning your spine upright after being in spinal flexion (rounded forward). That means back to your “natural curves.” However, in Pilates, we speak of extension as a backbend. For the sake of this article, let’s use this Pilates interpretation. Flexion is where inward curves round outward, and all curves match in degree of curvature relative to the natural outward curve of the thoracic (mid) spine. Therefore, extension is the direct opposite: where outward curves curve inward matching the degree of curvature relative to the natural inward curve of the lumbar spine (lower back).

Feb 12 Thu

12 Feb 2015

Pilates Foundation AGM Friday 1 May - Sunday 3 May

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We invite all Pilates and movement professionals and enthusiasts to participate in our Spring Connection weekend events. Pilates Foundation Members receive priority booking and discounts.

Sep 23 Tue

23 Sep 2014

Kinetic Precision: why it’s important for all fitness and movement professionals

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tanya thompson

Tanya Thompson founded Kinetic Precision after a long search for answers. A dancer during and after university, she had practised Pilates as a client and then qualified as a teacher. When she began working in conjunction with physiotherapists and biokineticists, she found herself asking new questions with regards to safe client-specific training for toning, rehabilitation and sports enhancement. Despite her training, she says, ‘I started to feel that I didn’t know enough. I felt there was a huge gap between what movement practitioners are told that they can do and what they can actually do when they qualify.’

Jul 08 Tue

8 Jul 2014

Pilates Foundation Publishes First Handbooks

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The Pilates Foundation, the UK’s oldest Pilates organisation and its only non-profit, has published its first, long-awaited handbooks for matwork and apparatus.

In keeping with its motto ‘The Highest Standard’, the volumes have very high production values; stunning colour photos of Pilates Foundation teachers demonstrating the exercises are a key feature. Director of photography and design Sarah Doherty also serves as one of the models. Each page of illustrations is accompanied by a page with the headings Purpose, Set Up, Breathing, Cueing, Variations/Adaptations and Contraindications. Unusually, there are no written instructions on how to perform the exercises: the space below the headings is left blank to be filled in by the book’s owner.

Pilates Foundation Board member Penny Jones, who oversaw the project, explained the rationale behind this decision: ‘A core value of the Pilates Foundation is to respect the individual approach of Teacher Trainers whilst honouring the original work established by Joseph Pilates. So instead of a description of how to teach each exercise, there is space for teachers to write their own ideas from their own training, their own understanding of the first principles of the Method and their own practice.’

The handbooks, which were originally intended primarily for trainee and practicing Pilates teachers, will enable anyone from clients to long established teacher trainers to build a unique and personal view of the Pilates repertoire. According to Jones, ‘The view of the Foundation is that this is the only way to ensure that Pilates continues to be a powerful and evolving system of well-being.’

The Matwork Handbook retails at £25 and the Apparatus Handbook at £50, with discounted rates available for Pilates Foundation Teachers, Affiliates and Friends. Discounts for bulk purchases are also available. Copies can be ordered from