Join Us for Our Annual Conference in September

For over thirty years, The Pilates Center has been diving deep and exploring the concept of finding inspiration in teaching Pilates. We’re lucky to be in good company since most of our teachers have been teaching Pilates for anywhere between twenty to thirty years themselves. 

Staying true to the classical method, we don’t change or create anything new, but we continue to deepen our practice and understanding of Pilates in order to expand our perspectives. We’ll explore how to gain these insights and more in our upcoming Annual Conference! 

The Pilates Center Annual Conference

Our Annual Conference will take place September 15-17, 2023, and will be comprised of five 3-hour workshops, all taught by our teachers and presenters. We will also hold an opening event at the conference for a total of 16 NPCP CEC hours. The total cost to attend is $850.

Not only will we be teaching at the conference, but we’ll also be celebrating! Because Rachel Taylor Segel will officially be retiring after thirty-three years of serving and teaching Pilates alongside her sister, Amy Taylor Alpers, as co-founder of The Pilates Center. We wouldn’t be where we are today without her dedication, commitment to our mission, and intentional leadership. Rachel’s celebration and last hurrah will be happening on Friday, September 15th! 

You can find out more information and register for our Annual Conference here and find out more about Rachel’s celebration and sign up here.

And you can also reach out directly to us if you have any questions about the transition as Rachel retires. Kelli Burkhalter Hutchins, Director of Education and Licensed Teacher Trainer, and Kaile Larson Ziemba, Licensed Teacher Trainer, will be available to provide support.

You can read more about Kelli and Kaile respectively here. And you can also reach out to Kelli at or Kaile at

Host Advisor Meeting and Post Graduate Studies Program

In addition to our Annual Conference, we’ll also be holding our Host Advisor Meeting and kicking off our Post Graduate Studies Program from September 13-14, 2023, right before the Annual Conference starts. The Host Advisor Meeting will involve TPC graduates learning how to work with our trainees to better assist them through their journey of learning how to teach. This is a mentoring opportunity for graduates to dive deeper into the method and understand how to mentor trainees. We hold these trainings twice a year, and Host Advisors are required to come to this training every two years in order to keep their status as a Host Advisor active. For this Host Advisor Meeting, we’re offering 16 CEC hours and the cost to attend is $750. This training is an opportunity for Host Advisors and Licensed Teacher Trainers to work together in an effort to offer students the best quality education possible.

And if September wasn’t busy already, we’re also kicking off our Post Graduate Studies Program! In this program, teachers will be able to focus on a topic of their choice for nineteen consecutive months until they officially become an “expert” on this topic. At the end of the program, they’ll have the opportunity to build their confidence in this specific area by writing an article for publication or creating a workshop to present. Find out more here

And at this year’s Annual Conference, Kelli and Kaile will be presenting the Post Graduate Studies topic that they did while working at The Pilates Center. 

About The Pilates Center

The Pilates Center was founded in Boulder in 1990 by sisters Amy Taylor Alpers and Rachel Taylor Segel. The sisters trained under Romana Kryzanowska, Joseph Pilates’ protégé, and inheritor of his NYC studio. Amy and Rachel have worked to foster the legacy and tradition of the original, classical method of Pilates while also incorporating a humanistic approach to meet every individual’s needs. For over 30 years, they have made it their mission to heal the world by empowering people to transform their health and Return to Life through Pilates.