(Past Event) Annual Classical Pilates Conference Istanbul

Classical Pilates Conference Istanbul


After the enormous success of the Classical Pilates Conference in the past 2 years we are proud to present the 3rd Classical Pilates Conference, as with the first, is to bring Joseph Pilates’ “Contrology” method, the purest form of Pilates, and the best teachers in the world to you.

Linking Europe and Asia, do not miss the opportunity to spend three days in the beautiful city of Istanbul where you can share your knowledge with instructors from all over the world and train with world class Pilates teachers.


Classical Pilates Conference Istanbul

Date: May 13th - 15th, 2016

Location: Marti Hotel Istanbul
Abdulhak Hamit Cad.
No: 25/B Taksim, Istanbul

Phone:  +90 212 987 40 00

Website: www.classicalpilatesconference.com

Email: info@muratberkin.com



Presenter Jay Grimes | 1st Generation Pilates Master Teacher

Jay began his studies with Joe Pilates in the mid-sixties, and after Joe's death continued with Joe's wife, Clara, for another 10 years until her death. Jay began teaching in the original 8th Ave studio in New York and has since taught all over the world. Jay danced professionally, ballet and Broadway for 18 years, and never had an injury. This he attributes entirely to Pilates. Jay is valued in the Pilates community for his experience, humility and integrity in maintaining the work of Joe Pilates. Over the years Jay's clients have ranged from stars ofBroadway and Hollywood, music and opera, to politicians, businessmen and housewives, and Olympic athletes. He currently provides ongoing training to instructors, conducting workshops and master classes around the world.

Vintage Pilates | www.vintagepilates.com

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Presenter Dorothee VandeWalle | Romana Certified Pilates Teacher

Dorothee VandeWalle is a master Pilates teacher and is recognized as one of the leading teacher-trainers and master Pilates practitioners in the world. Dorothee has been teaching Pilates for over 20 years and has trained individuals at all levels of fitness from elite athletes to injured and/or older clients. She started teaching in New York City with Romana Kryzanowska and was a teacher-trainer for Romana's Pilates for over a decade before starting her own training program. Dorothee teaches in the tradition of the original, authentic Pilates method. She enjoys teaching instructors and practitioners from all different backgrounds and believes that anyone can benefit from authentic Pilates training. Originally from Belgium, Dorothee started dancing at the age of seven and was trained on scholarship at the Institute für Buhnentanz. She danced professionally for over ten years in Europe and the United States. She's been teaching in Seattle since 1993 and has had her own studio since 1999.

Metropolitan Pilates | www.metropolitanpilates.com

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Presenter Murat Berkin | Jay Grimes Certified Pilates Teacher

Murat Berkin is a former chief dancer for the State Opera and Ballet company of Turkey. He began his Pilates career in 2006 and then opened the only Classical Pilates studio, Murat Berkin Pilates Studio in Istanbul, Turkey. Murat has trained with Jay Grimes, 1st Generation Teacher and for the last three years he has traveled all over the world giving lectures and conferences with him.

Murat's strong focus and commitment to the Pilates method is the reason behind the Classical Pilates Conference. The annual conference provides support for Pilates instructors and brings awareness to the instruction of the Pilates Method in Turkey.

Mind & Body Conditioning | www.muratberkin.com

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