A Weekend With Sonje Mayo At True Pilates Boston


A Weekend With Sonje Mayo At True Pilates Boston

True Pilates Boston is honored to be hosting Sonje Mayo for a weekend of classes and workshops geared toward instructors, health professionals, and Pilates enthusiasts. This is a rare opportunity to hear from a world-renowned instructor who had the great privilege of being taught personally by Joseph Pilates himself, as well as his student Romana Kryzanowska.



Date: September 22nd – September 23rd, 2018

Location: True Pilates Boston, 385C Elliot Street, Newton, Massachusetts 02464

Phone: (857) 301 - 8783

Email: info@truepilatesboston.com

Website: www.truepilatesboston.com

Event Information: www.truepilatesboston.com/events

Contact us today to reserve your spot: www.truepilatesboston.com/contact



Workshop Agenda

Full workshop course descriptions available at www.truepilatesboston.com/events
Private and Duet appointments available upon request

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Time: 11:00 a.m.

Group Mat Class - By reservation. Open to the Public

Cost: $35.00

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Workshop: Dealing with Osteoporosis
This will cover the causes and consequences of osteoporosis, known as the ’silent disease’.

Not all exercise is appropriate for people with osteoporosis due to the fragility of their vertebrae. Learn about the optimal exercises and life changes that are required to live with osteoporosis.

Open to Pilates instructors (2 CECs) and health professionals of all disciplines.

Cost: $200.00 ($175.00 before August 1st, 2018)



Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Class and Workshop

  • Group Mat Class
  • The Vertical Pelvis on the Tower/Cadillac

This workshop takes a critical look at how to achieve an essential aspect of the Pilates method. The initial body scan gives a teacher a lot of information, particularly the position of the pelvis.

Pilates is designed to correct and balance the body, but that can be a lengthy process. Weakness and inflexibility require incisive attention and client awareness early in the training.

The Tower/Cadillac workout was developed as an invaluable method of strengthening, lengthening and focusing the client on their particular needs. The correct neural connection can then be applied to the Mat and Reformer, which will facilitate the flow.

Being Creative on the Spine Corrector The Spine Corrector is probably one of the most under-used pieces of accessory Pilates apparatus. As the name implies, it is a superb tool to correct the spine by strengthening, lengthening and creating awareness.

Transferring the Mat class on the Spine Corrector is challenging and very demanding. The shape of the barrel stimulates proprioception and provides excellent neural feedback. This neural connection is extremely valuable and undoubtedly enhances one’s Pilates practice.

Cleaning up the Reformer This mini-workshop will address the precision and attention to detail that Joe Pilates demanded on the reformer.

Although Joe did not adhere to an order, he was adamant about how to get on and off the reformer correctly, applying the correct transitions with economy of movement, and performing each exercise with the utmost concentration and intensity. Intended to help teachers understand progression, provide good imagery cues and to develop the teacher’s critical eye.

For certified Pilates instructors. (6 Peak CECs and PMA credits.)

Cost: $400.00 ($350.00 before August 1st, 2018)



About Sonje Mayo

Sonje was introduced to Joseph Pilates and his method of “Contrology” as a young professional dancer in New York City in 1965. As a physical therapist, she realized this method was a means to make her a better, stronger dancer. This proved to be correct and Sonje is eternally grateful to Joe for that gift. Sonje’s dream was to create the first contemporary dance company in South Africa. On her return to SA, Sonje found that “Contrology” was the most accessible method to train the wealth of raw black talent.

In 1976, Sonje formed the first multi-racial dance company at the height of the ‘Apartheid’ era. Her only regret is that she never had the opportunity to tell Joe that how effectively she managed to mold dancers using the Pilates Mat method. Sonje is a Pilates Master Instructor based in Nashville, Tennessee. She fervently believes the following: “I received the best foundation from Joe Pilates and Martha Graham, but I am still learning every day.”

For more on Sonje, visit sonjemayo.com



True Pilates Boston


About True Pilates Boston

True Pilates Boston opened in December 2016 in a historic former mill building on the banks of the Charles River in Newton, MA. The spacious and sunny studio features a full complement of Gratz apparatus and specializes in private and semi-private instruction. The facility and program are unique to the area.

Owner Mary Sullivan Kelly is passionate about the Pilates method and the benefits it provides practitioners of all ages and from all walks of life. She fosters a supportive yet challenging atmosphere and is committed to staying as true as possible to the teachings of Joseph Pilates while honoring his vision of “complete coordination of body, mind, and spirit.”


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