Nashville Continuing Education Weekend with Sonjé Mayo and Victoria Torrie-Capan

Nov 11th & 12th, 2023 @ 8:00a
Location: 116 Wilson Pike Circle, Suite 207B
Brentwood, TN 37027


Nashville Pilates Events curates continuing education events for busy studio owners and teachers, our goal is to help fill your cup. We will give you a weekend to nourish your body with movement, replenish your passion for teaching, meet and connect with other like-minded teachers and business owners.

The weekend will include 10 hours of educational workshops geared toward leveling up your teaching skills. Workshops will be led by industry educators Sonje Mayo and Victoria Torrie-Capan, addressing subjects which are relevant to the success of your clients individual practices. Daily workout classes will keep your body motivated too.

By the end of the weekend your muscles will be sore, your body will feel vibrant and your mind restored. You will experience new exercises, unique variations on exercises you are already familiar with, and be surrounded by people passionate about Pilates. Moving with a group can be an intoxicating experience, the energy of the group will push you to a place that can sometimes be hard to reach working out on your own.

The weekend includes a professional networking breakfast so you can connect with other studio owners and teachers. Community makes us stronger together and we want you to be a part of our Nashville Pilates community.

Join us November 11 and 12 in Nashville TN at Absolute Pilates Nashville


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.

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.