Continuing Education Weekend in Nashville

August 30, 2022

 Nashville BAnner

Saturday and Sunday November 12th and 13th, 9am-5pm
Location: 116 Wilson Pike Cir #207b, Brentwood, TN 37027
Phone: (615) 270-9536
More Info: Absolute Pilates Event
REGISTER: Absolute Pilates

Absolute Pilates is excited to host Victoria Torrie-Capan and Sonjé Mayo for an exclusive Continuing Education Weekend in Nashville, TN.

Early Bird pricing ends September 18, 2022

We created this event to help fill your cup. Join us in Nashville, TN for a weekend to nourish your body with movement, replenish your passion for teaching, connect and meet other like-minded teachers and business owners.

The top 5 reasons this continuing education opportunity stands out from the crowd:

    1. You will get a full workout everyday and small group classes where you have more individualized attention from our presenters.
    2. Enjoy the opportunity to unwind at our social and networking event with other Pilates professionals
    3. Our unique format includes Tutorial sessions, WHICH WILL TAKE a deep dive into specific movement skills you need to teach your clients everyday.
    4. Original educational material to accompany your weekend workshops, all in one convenient manual for you to follow and keep your notes in.
    5. Have fun and ask questions! We encourage an open learning environment, you are the most important factor in the process.

      What you receive in this Pilates Continuing Education Weekend:

      • 4 hours of Lecture/Demonstration workshops
      • 4 hours of equipment and mat class workouts
      • 4 hours of exercise and skill specific tutorials
      • 3 hours of class observation
      • Certificate of completion for Continuing Education Credit
      • Printed manual of workshop resources, outlines and notes
      • Social/Networking event to meet other industry professionals
      • 3 hours of equipment and mat workouts


      Victoria Torrie-Capan

      Pilates Instructor / Owner Studio 66

      Victoria Torrie-Capan is the owner of Studio 66, a boutique fitness studio in Nashville, TN. Her core values as a teacher trainer and business owner, is to elevate the education and professionalism of the Pilates teacher. Victoria is engaged with the Pilates industry traveling internationally to train teachers as well with workshops and mentorships. Victoria began studying Pilates in 2002 at Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in 2004 with extensive coursework incorporating Dance Therapy, Psychology, Anatomy and Kinesiology. Victoria completed her Pilates certification through Romana’s Pilates in 2005.

      Victoria also is a certified ELDOA trainer and student of world renowned osteopath Dr Guy VOYER and has been training under him since 2016. Victoria deliveries the Pilates system through an effective combination of strong cues and client-specific adjustments, empowering each individual to achieve their unique goal.

      Victoria guides her clients in building movement strategies. She systematically develops specific movement patterns educating the body through the various environments of Pilates apparatus. Victoria resides in Nashville, TN with her family. Her children Theo and Rosie inspire her continued journey as a movement educator.

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      Sonjé Mayo

      Pilates Instructor/Owner Pilates Atelier

      Sonjé Mayo was born in South Africa in 1945. After certifying as a physical therapist at the University of Cape Town, her career as a professional dancer took her to the USA in 1965 where she studied jazz dance initially with Luigi and then contemporary dance at the Martha Graham School. Ms. Graham insisted her students take class with Joseph Pilates and Sonjé followed her advice. The many Pilates sessions she had with Joseph Pilates, his wife Clara and Romana Kryzanowska proved to have a profound influence on Sonjé’s future.

      During the four years she spent working as a dancer in NYC, Sonjé danced with the Alvin Ailey Company and this experience in particular inspired her to return to South Africa to pioneer modern dance in her country. On her return to South Africa in 1972, Sonjé formed the first multi-racial modern dance company in the history of South Africa, JAZZART, which is still in existence in Cape Town.

      Sonje’s unique style of blending contemporary dance with African dynamics, became her trademark and led to worldwide acclaim for JAZZART. During the 70’s and 80’s Sonjé’s protest choreography brought the plight of Apartheid to audiences in and out of South Africa.

      Sonjé returned to the USA in 1995 and settled in Nashville where her husband was offered a post at Vanderbilt University. In 2003 she retired from dance and returned to Pilates on a full time basis. Sonjé runs her own studio, The Pilates Atelier, in Nashville, where she has been teaching for 10 years.