Pilates At The Pillow™: The New Science And Lost Art Of Joe’s Work


Pilates At The Pillow™: The New Science And Lost Art Of Joe’s Work

Rhinebeck Pilates will be presenting the first annual Invitation only “Pilates at the Pillow™” conference.
Limited to 40 participants.

Located At Jacob’s Pillow in Becket, Massachusetts

Announcing the inaugural event- Pilates at the Pillow™: The New Science and Lost Art of Joe’s Work! A three day weekend event for pilates teachers at the historic Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and at Joe’s original studio in Becket, MA.

This will be an exciting and fun event for expanding one’s knowledge of the art and science of Joe’s original work with information being presented that has not been taught since Joe passed over 50 years ago. Come be part of pilates history in the making!

Come join us, with only 40 participants for a few days of total pilates immersion and spend a weekend enjoying the camaraderie of discussing, learning, and being involved in the past, present and future of Pilates. There will also be a pilates nerd Jeopardy game!

Click here to see full schedule and more information

If you are not able to attend this year, we will be doing this again next year so please look for announcements or ask to be added to our e-mail list.

Follow the Pilates at the PillowTM facebook event for ongoing updates!



Date: September 28th, 29th, 30th, 2018

Location: Jacob’s Pillow, 358 George Carter Road, Becket, Massachusetts, 01223

Email: info@rhinebeckpilates.com





  • $1,100.00 per person for 3-day event
  • Includes all event activities, workshops, meals and housing



How to Apply

  • We are accepting applications from now until June 1, 2018 for 15 comprehensively certified pilates teachers who qualify to attend
  • Applications will be reviewed and accepted in the order that they are received
  • Complete the Google Form Application here
  • Once you apply and are accepted, you will be sent a contract that needs to be signed and mailed back to Rhinebeck Pilates along with a $250.00 deposit to hold your place. The contract states that you will not use any of the information presented during this event in a teacher training program, Cont Ed, or workshop. It includes a liabaility waiver and photo/video release.
  • You will need to send your required non-refundable minimum $250.00 and the remainder will be due by 60 days before the event, July 28, 2018
  • There will be no refunds after final payment is made



Housing Fees

  • Housings and meals are included in the cost of this event
  • Housing includes a single room with a shared bathroom in a new dorm facility on the Jacob's Pillow property
  • Meals included are: Friday night refreshments; Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner; Sunday breakfast and lunch. Coffee and additional refreshments will be provided throughout the day as well.
  • Transportation to and from the Pillow is your responsibility



Jacob's Pillow

Pilates At The Pillow™: The New Science And Lost Art Of Joe’s Work

The gorgeous, new Perles Family Studio space where Pilates at the Pillow workshops will take place.

Pilates At The Pillow™: The New Science And Lost Art Of Joe’s Work

Joseph Pilates Becket Studio where one of the workshops will take place. Come see the original studio and the renovation process its currently under. Workout where Joe worked out and taught,doing his original Resister apparatus sequence never before taught in a workshop! Some of Joe’s original items will be displayed for viewing and discussion.



Tentative Schedule

  • Arrival / Check In / Set Up
  • Mat Class - Pilates 34 In 34™ Joe’s Return To Life Mat Class As He Taught It At The Pillow - (Sean P. Gallagher)
  • Joseph Pilates History At Jacob’s Pillow - (Norton Owen, Pillow Archivist)
  • Drinks And Snacks and Mingling



  • Pilates 34 In 34™ - (Sean P. Gallagher)
  • Breakfast - (Provided)
  • “A Review Of The Science Of Exercise And Movement From 1945 To 2017” and How It Relates To Your Work - (Sean P. Gallagher)
  • Lunch - (Provided)
  • The Art Of The Original Ped-O-Pul Exercises - (Elaine Ewing)
  • Dinner - (Provided)
  • Pilates History Jeopardy Game
  • Panel Discussion: State Of Pilates Today - (Panel Members TBD)



  • Pilates 34 In 34™ - (Sean P. Gallagher)
  • Breakfast - (Provided)
  • “Does Science Back Up Common Teaching Phrases?” - (Sean P. Gallagher)
  • Lunch/Group A -Provided/Check Out
  • Visit Joe’s Studio / Group B “The Art Of Using The Resister™, Joe’s Lost Apparatus” - (Elaine Ewing)
  • Lunch/Group B - (Provided / Check Out)
  • Visit Joe’s Studio / Group A “The Art Of Using The Resister™, Joe’s Lost Apparatus” - (Elaine Ewing)
  • Check Out



About Sean Gallagher

Sean P. Gallagher (BFA, PT, CPT, CFP, EMT, MS) is the owner and master physical therapist of Performing Arts Physical Therapy, as well as a master pilates teacher and Teacher of Teachers at his studio in NYC, The New York Pilates Studio®. He developed the first teacher training manual along with Romana Kryzanowska for Authentic Pilates™ and was instrumental in getting the Pilates method recognized and taught around the world. Sean is also the owner of the largest collection Joseph Pilates’ archival material and has three published books, “The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning”, “The Collected Works of Joseph Pilates” and “The Joseph H. Pilates Archive Collection”. Sean has also been teaching pilates at Jacob’s Pillow in Becket, MA for 17 years. As a physical therapist, he has provided backstage Physical Therapy care at over 120 Broadway shows. With over 35 years of dance and physical therapy experience he has developed the most comprehensive injury prevention and self care program available to performers today. Sean is an adjunct professor for Anatomy, Somatics, and Authentic Pilates™ at Marymount Manhattan College, Anatomy and Authentic Pilates™ at the New School for 12 years, and was adjunct professor for Gross Anatomy at NYU’s Physical Therapy program for 9 years. He is a New York State certified Emergency Medical Technician and has recently completed his masters in Clinical Nutrition from Bridgeport University. He also collects old books on medicine, exercise and health.


About Elaine Ewing

Elaine is owner of Rhinebeck Pilates, a classical pilates studio located in the center of Rhinebeck village since 2003. She is a certified Authentic Pilates teacher through the New York Pilates Studio. She has studied and practiced pilates extensively through workshops and classes taught by master teachers of the Classical Pilates Method such as Sean Gallagher, Junghee Won, MeJo Wiggin, Steve Giordano, Bob Liekens, Leah Chaback Katz, and Simona Cipriani, to name a few. Elaine also assists Sean Gallagher in managing the Pilates Guild and his online Etsy store, Pilates Posters, which sells authentic pilates photos, posters, clothing, and wall art.

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