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These classes offer a rare opportunity to participate in the original choreography of Joseph Pilates. The Classical Matwork Sequence evolved in New York in the 1930's-1950's, 36 tough but intriguing movement sequences. Joseph Pilates was doing a lot of work with New York dancers at the time and these sequences have the gorgeousness of dance movements but never stray from the goal of corrective body work. When versed in the anatomy and bio-mechanics of human movement, one can only wonder at the brilliance of his original material. Break it down, teach the essence as a starter exercise, build up from there but never dilute the message. This sequence is a must for all Pilates teachers and "an inspiration to us all." Chris Hocking April 2016.

Classical classes are offered to Level 5  students as part of their on-going Pilates training, to suitable guests from PBA Level 4 (£15 pay in class) and to Pilates teachers from other Pilates studios. (please text 07881 494212 to book and pay £20 in advance using Pay Pal, see below). 

Urdang 2, see VENUES. 9.15 - 10.45am, 2 term-time Saturdays each month. SeeJOINING for what to bring with you. We do not have communal mats etc. You'll need to bring your own. Thank you.


2 per month. £15, PBA Level 4. £20 non-members of PBA with recognized qualification to teach Pilates. 

Saturdays, Urdang 2, 9.15–10.45  Minimum attendance for membership of the group, 10 monthly sessions per year. 

Dates 2017: Jan 21 or 28, Feb 11th or 18th, Mar 4th or 11th, Mar 25th or Apr 1st, May 6th or 13th, Jun 3rd or 10th, Jul 22nd or 29th, Aug 12th or 19th, Sept 2nd or 9th, Oct 7th or 14th, Nov 4th or 11th, Dec 2rd or 9th.

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