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Pre-Pilates Techniques – Foundations for Teaching the Pilates Method

  Open to all

Sat 11th May 2019

Deborah Lessen 10:00am to 1:00pm

Studio Wayne McGregor, Here East, Queen Elizabeth Park, Stratford, London , E15 2GW

CPDs: 3 Please bring: a Pilates mat, overball and theraband.

Places Available


Member £65
Trainee £40 Non-member £100

About The Workshop

Deborah Lessen was trained to teach the Pilates method by Joseph Pilates' first protégé, Carola Strauss Trier. She has a unique insight and proximity to the source of our work in the Pilates industry today.  Deborah will draw from her diverse background including her work with Carola, Irene Dowd and other influences to help us define the basic movement concepts underlying the Pilates method. 

 In this course participants will thoroughly examine:


  • Concepts of Center
  • Joint Release   
  • Breathing
  • Imprinting
  • Sequential Movement of the Spine
  • Mid-back, Lumbar and Pelvic Stabilization

During this workshop, Deborah will define the above concepts. Through active participation and observation participants will refine their visual and teaching skills. They will be able to more accurately assess movement and have new methods to target and neutralize weaknesses and asymmetries.  Thus enabling clients to progress more quickly and with deeper understanding. This course is beneficial to teachers of all levels.

Cancellation Policy

Pilates Foundation reserve the right to cancel or re-schedule any of the above workshops. In the event of a workshop being cancelled, the organisers are NOT responsible for refunding any personal travel arrangements, hotel reservations, etc. All personal financial arrangements are the responsibility of the individual. Therefore please check with your travel agent as to cancellation or transfer fees/policies prior to booking.

Should a workshop be cancelled or re-scheduled and payment for the workshop has already been made, a full refund will be issued, or if you prefer, a transfer of the workshop cost will be made to the rescheduled workshop, or to an alternative workshop hosted by the Pilates Foundation.

The following cancellation penalties apply: Cancellations 4 weeks prior to workshop or more: £25.00 Administration charge; 15 – 28 days prior to workshop: 25% cancellation charge; 8 - 14 days prior to workshop: 50% cancellation charge; 0 – 7days prior to workshop and ‘no shows’ on the day: 100% cancellation charge. Please note, by making a booking, you are deemed to have read and acknowledged the above-mentioned cancellation charges.