Group Mentoring with Debora Kolwey

“A great teacher is more interested in what the student has to say than what she has to say.

Mentoring is about reflecting back.

Once you are drawn to finding a teacher you are closer than you might realize to uncovering your own answers.

You are opening yourself to being worked with, like soil that has been prepared for planting.

The teacher helps with the weeding and pruning, so you can see the fruits more clearly.

You learn to trust in your own innate intelligence and wealth; it’s not about copying another’s style.

You don’t come empty, looking to be filled; you come overflowing and all stirred up.

The time with a mentor is a process of clarification.” Debora Kolwey



Have you ever wished you could have some dedicated time with an extremely experienced teacher to absorb what they have learned about Pilates over their many years? TPC’s Mentorship Workshop is exactly this opportunity. Taught by a teacher with 20+ years of professional experience with Pilates, this workshop provides the ideal format to ask your biggest, deepest, most important questions, and then get to explore the powerful answers that can help you move beyond your perceived limitations and thereby, transform your teaching. Come prepared to ask those very questions.


Debora Robinson Kolwey

Debora began her movement studies in high school, with yoga, ballet, modern dance and theatre arts. She received her BFA in dance from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and upon graduation pursued a career in modern dance, in NYC.


In 1982 Debora moved to Boulder Colorado to dance with The Nancy Spanier Dance Co. While teaching fitness at a local gym, she apprenticed with Stephan Frease to become trained in Pilates, and in 1985 opened a small studio in her home. She spent the next few years teaching privately and traveling to study with first generation teachers. Pivotal to her development was an apprenticeship with Eve Gentry. After Eve’s death, Michele Larsson and Debora created the first Core Dynamics workshops to carry on Eve’s legacy.

In 1991 Debora joined the teaching staff at The Pilates Center in Boulder, and in 1999 became a Licensed Teacher Trainer for The Pilates Center. Debora is devoted to teaching. She is inspired by this opportunity to explore, with all types of people, that which supports us in becoming more fully human and finding deeper satisfaction in this life. She is influenced from many sources, including a wide variety of movement and alternative healing systems, spiritual philosophies, and her long-time practice of contemplative meditation.

Debora is certified by Eve Gentry, the original Pilates Institute, The Pilates Center (1992), The PMA, and has most recently completed Eric Franklin’s Level I Educator training.


Number of Hours Education:2
Hours Valid for: Teacher Training?NO
Hours Valid for: Master Program?YES
Hours Valid for: Continuing Education?YES
Hours Valid for: PMA?YES