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Pilates and Yoga Studio TallinnGroup lesson

Customers who sign an annual or semiannual contract with the school, will have an unique opportunity to participate in classes in small groups (4 people). The groups are divided into different levels, so that everyone can start from the beginning and move steadily forward according to his level. Group evolves from start to finish in the same composition. For this reason, if a group has already started the course, there is no possibility to join it. Register via email: info@pilatesandyoga.ee.

Private lessons are the best way to learn Pilates method. The teaching methodology is based on the accuracy and control of the exercise quality, which allows to maintain the correct posture during exercise and make the most correct posture. During a private lesson, the instructor will monitor and analyze the movement of the body and make corrections, which will significantly improve the quality of performance and efficiency. This way, you get a much more effective workout and learn faster.

Pilates method requires regular visits. A person develops best precisely on those activities that are best suited to him. It is possible in the beginning to change the group according to your ability. We urge to listen to the recommendations of the coach, because they intend to offer you only the best.

All classes are on the special mats - exercises on the floor.

Pilates and Yoga Studio TallinnProgram Overview

Thank you for your interest in the Pilates Technique Course. We are excited that you have chosen to become a Pilates student. And we are excited to teach you all the wonderful things Pilates can do for you.

Our goal is to create intuitive, confident, thinking students. Your training will cover the Pilates system as a whole, then broken down into the detailed work of the technique of each exercise and the purpose. You will learn how to progress through the Pilates system with regards to that particular body. We are going to give you the tools to be able to train your body, as every body that comes to Pilates is different. Joseph H. Pilates intended his method to be taught in five different levels, as a system of movement. The Pilates Technique student-training program is designed with that in mind.

You must complete at least 44 hours of the minimum 80 hours per level before moving on to the next level. It is best to try to complete the 80 hours per level if you can, so that when you take your final exam, you will be completely done with the program.

"The training program was so comprehensive and the teaching so precise that I learned Pilates better than I've learned most anything in my life."

Josephh Hubertus PilatesJoseph Hubertus Pilates (December 9, 1883 – October 9, 1967) invented and promoted the Pilates method of physical fitness. Biography

Joseph H. Pilates was born in 1883 in Mönchengladbach, Germany. His father was a prize-winning gymnast of Greek ancestry, and his mother worked as a naturopath. His father's family originally spelled its surname in the Greek manner as "Pilatu" but changed to "Pilates" upon immigration to Germany.

Pilates was a sickly child and suffered from asthma, rickets, and rheumatic fever, and he dedicated his entire life to improving his physical strength. Besides skiing frequently, he began studying body-building, yoga, "kung fu" (probably what is now known as qigong), and gymnastics. By the age of 14, he was fit enough to pose for anatomical charts. Pilates came to believe that the "modern" life-style, bad posture, and inefficient breathing lay at the roots of poor health. He ultimately devised a series of exercises and training-techniques and engineered all the equipment, specifications, and tuning required to teach his methods properly.

Pilates was originally a gymnast, diver, and bodybuilder, but when he moved to England in 1912, he earned a living as a professional boxer, circus-performer, and self-defense trainer at police schools and Scotland Yard. Nevertheless, the British authorities interned him during World War I along with other German citizens in an internment camp, first in Lancaster Castle where he taught wrestling and self-defence, boasting that his students would emerge stronger than they were before their internment. It was here that he began refining and teaching his minimal equipment system of mat exercises that later became "Contrology". He was then transferred to another internment camp on the Isle of Man. During this involuntary break, he began to intensively develop his concept of an integrated, comprehensive system of physical exercise, which he himself called "Contrology." He studied yoga and the movements of animals and trained his fellow inmates in fitness and exercises. It is told that these inmates survived the 1918 flu pandemic due to their good physical shape.

After the war (WWI), he returned to Germany and collaborated with important experts in dance and physical exercise such as Rudolf Laban. In Hamburg, he also trained police officers. When he was pressured to train members of the German army, he left his native country, disappointed with its political and social conditions, and emigrated to the United States.

The year 1925 is the approximate time when Pilates migrated to the United States. On the ship to America, he met his future wife Clara. The couple founded a studio in New York City and directly taught and supervised their students well into the 1960s. His method, which he and Clara originally called "Contrology" related to encouraging the use of the mind to control muscles. It focuses attention on core postural muscles that help keep the human body balanced and provide support for the spine. In particular, Pilates exercises teach awareness of breath and of alignment of the spine, and strengthen the deep torso and abdominal muscles.

Joseph and Clara Pilates soon established a devout following in the local dance and the performing-arts community of New York. Well-known dancers such as George Balanchine, who arrived in the United States in 1933, and Martha Graham, who had come to New York in 1923, became devotees and regularly sent their students to the Pilates for training and rehabilitation.

Joseph Pilates wrote several books, including Return to Life through Contrology and Your Health, and he was also a prolific inventor, with over 26 patents cited. Joe and Clara had a number of disciples who continued to teach variations of his method or, in some cases, focused exclusively on preserving the method, and the instructor-training techniques, they had learned during their studies with Joe and Clara.

Joseph Pilates died in 1967 at the age of 83 in New York.