Alota Studio News


Saturday, May 20, 2017

“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!

Saturday, May 20, 2017
“The Value of Classical Pilates”
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Lunch provided 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Number of Hours Education: 6 (PMA  Approved)
Cost: $250



Sunday, May 21, 2017

When Joe Pilates wrote about the valuable results inherent in his method, he described “the internal shower” with poetic power as the extremely important increasing of one’s circulation. He believed that the practitioner needed to build
heat in the body in order to achieve the results that he knew Contrology could bestow – not only with his exercise movements but with the fluid continuity of the in-between transitions.

This workshop will explain in detail the transitions between the Mat and Reformer exercises and their value in our workout results and our daily life. We will discuss the multiple benefits of transitions between exercises; how transitions increase the heart’s strength and the body’s detoxifying capabilities, as Joe said to “carry better blood to feed every fiber and tissue of your body…so that the blood will flow with renewed vigor…and discharge more and more of the accumulated debris”; how transitions increase our mental acuity by “awaken(ing) thousands and thousands of dormant brain cells, thus activating new areas and stimulating further the functioning of the mind.” And much more…

Sunday, May 21, 2017
“The Value of Transitions”
10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Number of Hours Education: 3 (PMA  Approved)
Cost: $125

To register, please fill out this form (Workshop Registration Form) by May 1. Payment due at time of registration to Alotapilates (cash or check only). Please call the studio (952.926.4981 or email with any questions. We look forward to seeing you!


Alotapilates is a Host Adviser for

The Pilates Center (TPC) and offers Instructor Training

Once upon a time, you had to move to Boulder to take part in the TPC Teacher Training Programs. Now, all of these programs can be taken here, at Alotapilates. The Pilates Center is now online and their world renowned training program can be done remotely. We have TPC qualified advisers, and several TPC trained staff to mentor and guide all program participants while completing their studies at Alotapilates. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about any of their programs, or you may also contact The Pilates Center directly.

The Pilates Center offers intermediate (450 hour) and advanced (900 hour) training programs for new teachers; a bridge certification for certified teachers; and the Masters Program for certified instructors looking for rigorous continuing education.
Becoming a Pilates Instructor is a rewarding -- even life-changing -- experience. Learn more about the educational process to start your pilates certification here.







"A few well-designed movements, properly performed in a balanced sequence, are worth hours of doing sloppy calisthenics or forced contortion."
- Joseph Pilates