“Contrology is not a system of haphazard exercises designed to produce only bulging muscles.” The order and transitions of the Pilates Method were “conceived and tested (for over forty-three years)” by Joseph Hubertus Pilates “to give you suppleness, natural grace and skill that will be unmistakably reflected in the way you walk, in the way you play, and in the way you work.” By following the order and transitions that Mr. Pilates prescribes, we develop a nuanced understanding of his movement system. The method has a clear prescription for how to target imbalances. The consistent order also provides a barometer that makes it easy to track our clients’ success and better guide them to the more advanced exercises. In this workshop we will fully understand how to Return to Life!
Rachel Taylor Segel was born in Youngstown, Ohio. She began classical ballet in her childhood, studied dance in college, danced professionally and taught ballet.
Rachel received a B.F.A. from the University of Colorado, and B.A. in Dance from Loretto Heights College in Denver, CO. She danced professionally with the David Taylor Dance Theatre, and Brent Mason and Company. In addition, she taught ballet and was director of the dance department at the Arvada Center for the Performing Arts. In 1986, Rachel moved to New York City and there she also taught ballet at The Alvin Ailey School.
Both Rachel and her sister Amy studied Pilates under the direct tutelage of Romana Kryzanowska at the Pilates Studio in New York City. They received their Pilates teaching certificate in July of 1989. In 1990, after moving to Boulder, Colorado, Amy and Rachel opened The Pilates Center (TPC). The sisters established The Pilates Center Teacher Training in 1991. The sisters co-authored The Everything Pilates Book, are active in the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) and assisted in creating the PMA’s certification exam. Rachel is currently a member of the PMA Certification Commission. She travels extensively worldwide presenting TPC Pilates teacher training workshops of all levels.
After two years of research and development with Balanced Body, Rachel and Amy have created the Centerline Pilates Reformer, Cadillac, and Low Chair.
Rachel is married and has two teenage daughters.
Sponsoring Studio Information Alotapilates
St. Louis Park, MN
Number of Hours Education: 6
Valid for: Teacher Training? YES
Hours Valid for: Master Program? YES
Hours Valid for: Continuing Education? YES
Hours Valid for: PMA? YES