Workshops & Teacher Trainings


All workshops and Teacher Trainings are taught by studio owner Melanie Johnson, an Authentic Classically trained and certified Pilates teacher, Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis teacher, personal trainer , anatomy / movement specialist with 35 years of full time teaching, 30 years as a studio owner, and 25 years as a teacher trainer.


This 6 week series is for anyone new to Classical Pilates, interested in joining our group classes, or a more advanced student or teacher who would like to fine-tune their skills. 
Classes will include the Classic Pilates Mat* repertoire as designed by Joseph H. Pilates and an introduction to the Tower*. We will begin by emphasizing the fundamentals of this method, always focusing on the quality of movement, encouraging each student to feel their very best with every class. With this mindfulness, using your breath and your core musculature, you will achieve strength, flexibility and increased body awareness.
Each class will advance every week and include homework. 
You will learn to implement the Classical Pilates fundamentals and principles to perform the Classic Pilates exercises correctly and advance without injury. Each student will receive individual attention and hands on instruction.

*Intro to the Classical Pilates Method is a prerequisite for Classical Pilates Mat and Tower group classes if you are not attending weekly private sessions. All 6 classes are required for Mat or Tower registration. An absence can be made up a with a private session during the series dates. ($40 credit applied)

Group class participation is not appropriate for those with injuries or health limitations. 

6 week series
Saturdays 10am - 11am   $250 
reservations required by  1/5/18


Melanie Johnson has been a “teacher’s teacher” for over 25 years, beginning first with CEC training programs for fitness professionals.  She began offering Pilates teacher training and continuing education workshops based on the Classic Method of Pilates in 2000, formerly for The PhysicalMind Institute and also for Balanced Body University. Melanie has trained, certified and developed hundreds of successful Pilates teachers and programs.
Melanie offers continuing educational workshops and training programs for aspiring and accomplished teachers and the professional student.

As a student of Melanie’s, you will develop teaching skills that will maximize the Pilates experience for a wide variety of clientele. Her unique, comprehensive program based on the Classic Pilates Method, implements current results based biomechanical movement. Melanie offers workshops and seminars for Pilates teachers and enthusiasts. Melanie is also available to design a unique programs for your studio or a training for your teachers.

Please email Melanie Johnson for more information:    or phone: 203-231-2104