This workshop will address chronic muscle imbalances. Learn how to teach stabilization of core muscles. Learn how to increase core muscle strength and release muscle tightness.  You will learn exercises designed specifically to wake up muscles of the core.

There is no equipment needed so you can use these exercises as homework for you clientele as well as for the home client population.

Bring your body ready to work out and experience these exercises.


Core Stabilization Workshop

Where: Ocean Pilates

1727 Ocean Park

Santa Monica, CA 90405

When: Sunday, June 23, 2013

Time: 10:00am-12:30pm

Cost: $150.00

Please register by contacting Nancy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 661-714-1358

The Teachers who took the Pilates Injury Workshop: Lowerbody had a great time. You can check out some of the pictures on our Facebook page:

We covered a lot of material in a short amount of time. There was discussion about the teachers' own clients and some of the Lower body injuries they have come across. We also discussed their own injuries and imbalances, and recommended exercises that would help to strengthen their injuries and weaknesses. There was laughter and a good time had by all.

If you are interested in participating in the Pilates Technique Certification Program that begins in March, we are now accepting Registration. The Lecture Series begins March 9th and 10th with Orientation on March 3rd. This is a very popular program and slots go fast. We highly encourage you to contact us to get your Registration Papers now. We have 3 locations for you to do your hours, Santa Monica, Brentwood and Studio City.

Anyone that signs up early may be eligible to begin their Observation hours. This is a big advantage for most students as you will need to log 180 Observation hours through out the course. The Observation hours are also a great way to see how instructors teach, get an idea of how the studio works and really, just get settled into a schedule before the lecture series begin.

Here are some frequently asked questions about the Teacher Training program: When can I do my hours? All hours are on your schedule. So if you are a person who

Pilates Workshop with Jill Cassady: Lower Body Injuries

This workshop will cover rehabilitation for a number of different Lower Body Injuries.
We will discuss proper biomechanics of the Spine  for optimizing Injury prevention.
Identify common technique errors of the Lower back, hips, knees and feet in Pilates exercises and daily life.
Learn modifications to develop strength and flexibility for common Lower body injuries. 
Learn supplementary exercises for the Hips, Knees, Ankles and Feet   
Discuss posture and it’s affect on the Lower Body

Bring your body ready to move! Especially great information for Instructors working with injured and recovering Clientele.

Date: Sunday, April 28h, 2013
Time: 9:30am-12pm
Price: $150.00
Location: Ocean Pilates
1727 Ocean Park Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Contact: 818-989-7815 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Pre-requisite: Certified Instructors and Current PTC Trainees, only. Early Registration required. Limited space, so hurry as slots fill up fast!

I love my Job. It is the most satisfying job I could ever imagine. I love the effect I can make on people’s lives. I love to see how my clients begin to take charge of their own health. I love that they become proactive in their total approach to health. And most of all, I love how happy they are when they are done with their sessions, free from pain, their nerves calmed and ready to start their day!

Here are just a few of the examples I am talking about:

Here is a lovely article written by one of our Assistant Instructors Nicole Briggs of Strong Body Pilates in Studio City:

What I like about my clients are the changes I see. Some of these changes are from the very first session. Clients often tell me, with a smile on their face, that after their first session their posture improves and they feel taller and lighter.

I also like the little changes over time that happen from small discoveries. Clients have told me, “I finally feel what you've been talking about” or “I remember when I couldn't do that before.”
My biggest joy comes with long-term change. For example, I have a client who is 78 years old, and started with me when she was 73....

Have you ever wondered how to choose a Pilates Teacher Training Program?  What kind of questions should I ask?  How do I know what style to choose?  How long should the program take?
Here are a few things to think about when looking for a Teacher Training program:

First of all, who is teaching the program?  What is that person’s background?  How long has the program been around?  At PTC Jill Cassady is the program director and has been teaching Pilates for more than 20 years.  She was trained by Romana Kryzanowska who in turn studied with Joseph Pilates himself.  There are not many programs available with that direct of a lineage to Mr. Pilates.  This ensures that the work is still pure and has not been diluted. PTC has been certifying teachers since 1995.

What style of Pilates will I be studying?  There are many styles around........