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Dana Santi Advanced Teacher Training


Dana Santi Advanced Teacher Training


Advanced Teacher Training and Workshop Goals

To gain a new understanding of the classical method and recognize how the method is what teaches the body. Reignite your excitement for exploring the work on your own body and how that will change your teaching…lastly, to truly understand Joe’s genius behind this work.



Event Information

Information & General Questions: danasantipilates@gmail.com

Event Information: danasantipilates.com/authentic-pilates-workshops




The Training / Workshops Are A 3 Part Series

February 23rd – 25th, 2018
Weekend 1: Feet and Hands
Understand how the placement, energy and movement of them is crucial to the work. Learn what their purpose is within the exercises.


April 6th – 8th, 2018
Weekend 2: The Pelvis
Explore the different shapes and how not all of them should be created equal. The pelvis is a large structure that pivots and needs space to work. Understand how basic postures are quick guides as to what is strong and what is weak within the body. Begin to understand how to connect the hands and the feet from the tips to the hips.


June 1st – 3rd, 2018
Weekend 3: Muscle Patterns
Take a look at how the muscles run in the body. Understand what you can ask and expect from different bodies by the direction of the muscle. Discover how these patterns are what change the body.

*This program is not a review of all the Pilates exercises. This program is designed to teach teachers (no matter your background) to become independent thinkers, to question what we all learned and gain the freedom to explore the classical method in a whole new light. It’s raw, It’s unedited and it’s time to get real!




Training / Workshop Fees

Advanced Teacher Training Fee
3 full weekends (20-22 hours/weekend)
Includes 1 lesson or Skype lesson with each weekend as well as notes, handouts, etc.

Cost: $2400.00


Individual Workshops
Lessons, notes, etc are not included.

Cost: $800.00




About Dana Santi

Dana Santi began studying the Pilates method in 1996 in Evanston, IL. She studied under the direction of Juanita Lopez and was certified by Romana Kryzanowska in 1998. After completing her certification, Dana taught at and managed The Pilates Studio of The Midwest at Hubbard Street in Chicago, IL, a certification studio for what was The New York Pilates Studio® and The Pilates Guild™. In 2002, Dana opened The Pilates Core, Inc. in LaGrange, IL. She has always believed that keeping Pilates authentic is what makes a successful studio. In 2004, Dana met and studied with Jay Grimes in Los Angeles, CA. That meeting changed Dana's life and she is honored to borrow every ounce of inspiration and wisdom that he can provide. Dana devotes much of her non-teaching time to studying and networking with other classically trained teachers. With their combined expertise, Dana organizes workshops and conferences devoted to educating participants in the traditional and authentic Pilates method. In 2016, Dana closed down The Pilates Core, moved the studio and rebranded as Dana Santi Pilates. This move has allowed Dana to teach, travel, train and most importantly be there for her kids. Dana can be found teaching classes on Pilates Anytime and currently, Dana serves as Co-Chair and is a founding member of the Authentic Pilates Union.

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About Dana Santi Pilates Studio

Dana Santi Pilates Studio was established in February of 2002 and is owned and operated by Dana Santi. Dana was certified through the New York Pilates Guild in 1998. She studied under the tutelage of Juanita Lopez and obtained full certification from Romana Kryzanowska. Romana worked very closely with Joseph Pilates and took on his studio after the death of Joe’s wife, Clara. At Dana Santi Pilates, every effort is made to keep Pilates pure, authentic and true to its original form. Dana Santi continues her studies with another first generation teacher Jay Grimes, to offer clients the highest quality of Pilates exercise and education. To instill and keep the Pilates integrity, the studio is limited to private and semi private instruction and classes are small group.

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