Sonjé Mayo Exclusive Event at Studio 41 Pilates.

March 22, 2022

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We are excited to announce that we will be hosting Sonjé Mayo at our studio for 4 days of workshops and classes from 29 June - 2 July 2022.⁠

Wednesday June 29th - Saturday July 2nd, 2022
Location: Vesterbrogade 41E, 1620 Copenhagen V (København), Denmark
Phone: +45 26 23 83 86


Sonjé is one of the few people still alive today who had the great privilege of being taught personally by Joseph Pilates.Sonjé is currently a Pilates Master Instructor based in Nashville, Tennessee. As a physical therapist and an experienced teacher and dancer of 45 years, Sonjé has become known for her rehabilitative expertise as a Pilates instructor. She teaches many workshops internationally and in the USA.She fervently believes the following: “I received the best foundation from Joe Pilates and Martha Graham, but I am still learning every day.”Sonjé features extensively on which has put her skills on the Pilates world stage. For more on Sonjé, visit

About the Sonjé Mayo Exclusive Event at Studio 41 Pilates

Sonjé will be running three days of workshops and classes at Studio 41 Pilates between 29th June and 2nd July 2022. Each day will combine expert tuition with workshops on specialist subjects.

The full schedule for each day is below. Lunch and refreshments will be provided on all workshop days. The workshops run from 29th June - 1st July. Sonjé will be offering Private, Duet and group Mat classes on Saturday 2nd July.

Pricing and How to Book

Participants can choose whether to attend a single day or all three days. We are also pleased to offer all three-day attendees 20% off a stay at Coco Hotel, which is next door to the studio. To book using the discount contact us at


  • Single Day: €385 Euros / 2900 DKK

  • Three Days: €950 / 7100 DKK

  • Private Sessions with Sonjé Mayo: €180 person / 1350 DKK

  • Duet Sessions with Sonje Mayo (2 people maximum): €110 per person / 820 DKK

  • Group Mat class (10 people maximum): €40 per person / 300 DKK



About Sonjé Mayo

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.


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