(Past Event) Classical Pilates Summer Workshop at Cotrone Pilates Fitness


Classical Pilates Summer Workshop at Cotrone Pilates Fitness


Join us in the heart of West Hollywood at Cotrone Pilates Studio to brush up on your Pilates knowledge and learn some new tricks. Featuring Dana Santi, Benjamin Degenhardt, and Moses Urbano. Learn from the best! All Pilates training backgrounds welcome!

Maximize your workshop experience with a 3 class combo: 2 classes on Saturday and 1 on Sunday



Workshop Agenda

Saturday, July 16th, 2016

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Studio A
Reformer Re-Defined With Dana Santi
Free yourself from following such a strict reformer regime. As we explore the exercises that can be done on the reformer, let’s have fun and explore all their other places as well!

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Studio B
Contrology: History & Philosophy With Benjamin Degenhardt
This session is a workshop/discussion during which participants get to dive deeply into the history of Contrology and Joe Pilates, and extract the original intentions behind the work. The origins of the Pilates tradition serve as an inspiration to begin a conversation about running successful businesses and reposition Pilates within the current fitness and wellness landscape today.
PMA Continuing Education Credits: 2 credits

Time: 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location: Studio A
It’s Just Pilates With Moses Urbano
* 30 minute mat / 60 minute Body Case & * 90 minute review all moves with Q & A

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m
Location: Studio B
Pilates Made Simple: The Mat With Benjamin Degenhardt
These workshops are designed to help professionals make common sense of the complexities of the Pilates method. Spiked with historical background information on the origin of the exercise repertoire as well as the design of the apparatus, these sessions are guaranteed to bring new life to the everyday work of Pilates teachers.

The Mat: A Pilates practice always begins on the Mat—and it ultimately leads back to the Mat. This workshop introduces participants to the logic of the original sequence, explores Joe Pilates’ exercises in great detail, and highlights the concepts that help teachers utilize these exercises for maximum success with their students—in private sessions and group classes alike.
PMA Continuing Education Credits: 5 credits



Join us for Happy Hour!
Saturday, July 16th, 2016
Time: 6:30 p.m to 7:30 p.m.
Mingle with Cotrone Pilates and the Workshop presenters over wine and light appetizers. * Open to Workshop participants only.



Sunday, July 17th, 2016

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Studio A
The Cadillac Mat Class With Moses Urbano
Go deep with Moses into specific ways to improve your work on the mat by taking it to the Cadillac. This class will examine how the body's flexibility and strength can be improved by specific exercises on the Cadillac, and will also give you some creative ideas to take with you to your wall unit classes.

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Studio B
The Spine Corrector With Dana Santi
Uncover the true identity of this mild mannered apparatus. Endless possibilities await your discovery.



Privates and Duet Availability

Saturday, July 16th, 2016

Time: 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m.
Dana Santi, Susannah Cotrone, Frank Zito and Sam Cotrone

Time: 11:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.
Moses Urbano - Private Session only



Sunday, July 17th, 2016

Time: 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m.
Dana Santi, Susannah Cotrone, Frank Zito and Sam Cotrone

Time: 11:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.
Moses Urbano - Private Session only



Classical Pilates Summer Workshop at Cotrone Pilates Fitness

Date: June 17th - June 19th, 2016

Time: See time on schedule

Location: Cotrone Pilates Fitness
848 La Cienga Blvd Suite 205 (Cross Street Santa Monica Blvd), West Hollywood, CA 90069

Phone:  (213) 445-8114

Website: cotronefitness.com

Event Information: cotronefitness.com/page/classical-pilates-summer-workshop

Sign up for Private and Duet Sessions Available: info@cotronepilates.com

Accommodations: The Ramada Inn, West Hollywood
*5 minute walk from Cotrone Pilates and is located immediately next to fabulous food and nightlife.



Instructor Dana Santi

Dana Santi began studying the Pilates method in 1996 in Evanston, IL. She studied under the direction of Juanita Lopez and was certified by Romana Kryzanowska in 1998. After completing her certification, Dana taught at and managed The Pilates Studio of The Midwest at Hubbard Street in Chicago, IL, a certification studio for what was The New York Pilates Studio® and The Pilates Guild™. In 2002, Dana opened The Pilates Core, Inc. in LaGrange, IL. She has always believed that keeping Pilates authentic is what makes a successful studio. In 2004, Dana met and studied with Jay Grimes in Los Angeles, CA. That meeting changed Dana's life and she is honored to borrow every ounce of inspiration and wisdom that he can provide. Dana devotes much of her non-teaching time to studying and networking with other classically trained teachers. With their combined expertise, Dana organizes workshops and conferences devoted to educating participants in the traditional and authentic Pilates method. In 2016, Dana closed down The Pilates Core, moved the studio and rebranded as Dana Santi Pilates. This move has allowed Dana to teach, travel, train and most importantly be there for her kids. Dana can be found teaching classes on Pilates Anytime and currently, Dana serves as Co-Chair and is a founding member of the Authentic Pilates Union.

Dana Santi Pilates Studio | www.danasantipilates.com
Gratz Gallery | Cadillac


Instructor Benjamin Degenhardt

Benjamin Degenhardt has been involved in the world of movement and Pilates education for over 15 years, and has presented his work at numerous conferences and training facilities around the world.

A teacher of teachers, Benjamin is the creator of innovative programs that combine his extensive experience in Pilates and fitness and his background as a professional dancer and dance teacher with his accomplishments as an educator in the movement field.

Most notably, Benjamin has developed 360° Pilates, a curriculum dedicated to bringing to life the work of physical culture pioneer Joseph Pilates. 360° Pilates is distinct in the current landscape of Pilates education for its philosophy-based approach, and its consolidation of the traditional method with a contemporary understanding of movement, health and fitness training.

Benjamin develops his programs with the needs of movement and fitness professionals in mind, and offers teacher training, immersive training, individual coaching sessions and online learning.

Benjamin began studying the Pilates method in 1998, has completed classical and contemporary training programs and is certified through the Pilates Method Alliance. Prior to founding 360° Pilates, he served as Lead Teacher Trainer for the Equinox Pilates Institute in New York City and Boston and maintained status as a top-tier and top-producing instructor within Equinox’s nationwide Pilates program for several years. Benjamin holds additional credentials as a Simonson Technique Teacher and Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Specialist, and continues to study with a diverse group of experts in the movement field.

His teaching methodology is strongly informed by his extensive research of the history and evolution of Joseph Pilates’ traditional work, as well as his passion for the physical culture movement. In addition to teaching and presenting, Benjamin serves as a coach and consultant for individual teachers and reputable companies alike, helping them elevate their services and programming in the current fitness and wellness landscape.

Benjamin is also a dedicated writer whose blog was named one of the most impactful Pilates blogs on About.com; a featured teacher on Pilates Anytime, Pilates on Demand, and Pilates Style Magazine; and the mastermind behind March MATness—an annual global awareness campaign for Pilates Mat work.

Benjamin Degenhardt | benjamindegenhardt.com
360° Pilates | benjamindegenhardt.com/360pilates
Gratz Gallery | Neck Stretcher For Spine Stretch On Cadillac


Instructor Moses Urbano

Moses Urbano is a world-renowned Pilates Instructor and Trainer for “Romana’s Pilates,” who works with private clients, professional athletes, student apprentices, and other Pilates teachers since he completed his certification in 1999 under the direction of Romana Kryzanowska at The Pilates Studio of New York.

Moses was a dedicated student of leading Pilates disciple Romana, and had the great privilege of assisting her on teaching tours throughout the United States and Internationally. He consulted for Stamina Products at “Super Shows” and on QVC, taught for GAIAM Pilates, has been featured in San Diego Magazine, Majestic Living, PilatesStyle, IDEA Fitness Journal, and various international publications and appears as a featured performer in “Romana on Pilates-The Legacy Edition.”

Known for his dynamic and hands-on Pilates teaching style, Moses currently works at S6 Fitness and other studios in San Diego and Los Angeles. He keeps his own practice on the cutting edge by remaining forever a student, studying with his fellow teachers and Instructor trainers at Romana’s Pilates.

"Romana taught me “Contrology” - that’s what Joseph Pilates called his work. I see it is an art form of movement and believe it is the best way to naturally cleanse the body of impurities and replenish it with vibrant energy. It also happens to be a great way to exercise." ~ Moses Urbano

Access Pilates | www.accesspilates.com
Gratz Gallery | Electric Chair



Cotrone Pilates Fitness

About Controne Pilates Fitness

Pilates bodies are slimmer, sleeker, and stronger without adding excess bulk. Using a simple formula of stretching, strengthening, and control Pilates will change the way you think about fitness. A recommended bi-weekly Pilates regime will give you the results you want today, and the strength, posture, and health you will want in the future.

Located in the center of West Hollywood, Cotrone Pilates is a classical Pilates studio that caters to the individual’s needs. We offer private one on one sessions on Gratz equipment, which is the original apparatus designed by Joseph Pilates, the inventor of “Contrology” known today as Pilates.

Sam and Susannah are both classically trained ballet dancers who opened Cotrone Pilates to create an environment that embraces the classical Pilates method of teaching, while maintaining a friendly and fun atmosphere. Our instructors are all trained and certified in the classical method, and are dedicated to helping you achieve your personal fitness goals. Whether you have never tried Pilates before, or are ready to get back to practicing we welcome you!