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Jillian Hessel Pilates Exercise
Call 310-246-0082 in Los Angeles California Pilates Training


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Don't miss the opportunity to improve your professional Pilates technique in an intimate classroom setting.

Upcoming Pilates Workshops with Jillian Hessel

~ 2017 ~


International Pilates Heritage Foundation

International Pilates Heritage Congress
May 5–7, 2017


Friday, 5/5/2017 • 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
The Wonderful Wunda Chair

This workshop will feature Chair exercises I learned from Carola Trier and Kathy Grant, with a special emphasis on how precise foot placement enhances the entire exercise. There will be a special emphasis on upright exercises, which help our clients integrate the supine, prone, and side-lying Pilates exercises up onto their feet to work on balance, weight transfer, and vertical postural alignment.

2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Carola Trier's Circuit Workout

Carola Trier had a very busy studio during the time I taught for her, back in 1981–82. She devised a circuit program for her healthy clients, which moved them around on all of the equipment during their 55-minute session. Together, we will reconstruct her original circuit program during this 2-hour studio session, and decide if it is still a valid workout for today's healthy population.

Saturday, 5/6/2017 • 2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Carola's Posture Analysis and
Kathy Grant's Pre-Pilates

Carola started each new client with a posture analysis, which presented an opportunity for her to assess any skeletal misalignments, bond with her client, and set new exercise goals together. Kathy Grant didn't believe ANYONE should begin their with Breathing 100s. She devised a warmup routine of pre-Pilates Fundamentals for all her clients. In this 3-hour session, we will learn to assess one another's posture, review Jillian's B.E.A.M. Fundamentals (Breathe, Energize Align & Move), and rock on with a Classic Pilates Mat Class, including modern updates and modifications.

Sunday, 5/7/2017 • 1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Reformer — Quadriped and Upright Excercises

Challenge your clientele age 50 and up to stay functional and fit with bilateral and unilateral exercises that emphasize core stabilization, balance, control, and coordination on the Reformer.


BodyMind Studio Pilates

BodyMind Studio Pilates
May 12–14, 2017

Bodymind Studio is excited to announce they will host Jillian Hessel to teach a 3-day Intensive for Pilates Enthusiasts and Pilates Teachers. This workshop grants 15 PMA credits.


Friday, 5/12/2017 • 4:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

Day One is open to Pilates students and teachers of all levels, and will focus on Postural Assessment, Jillian’s Pre-Pilates Fundamentals (B.E.A.M Technique), and Classic Pilates Matwork.

Saturday, 5/13/2017 • 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
and 3:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

Day Two is open to Pilates teachers, and Pilates students with postural asymmetries. We will focus on designing modified versions of Classic Pilates exercises, both on and off the apparatus, for individuals with postural and/or structural asymmetries, whether caused by poor posture, injury, chronic conditions, or scoliosis.

Sunday, 5/14/2017 • 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Day Three will focus on Pilates for the mature client, with an emphasis on maintaining strength, coordination, balance, core stability, and functionality after age 50.


Visit the BodyMind Studio website
or email info@bmindstudiopilates.es

Garuda Studio

Garuda Studio
May 17–20, 2017


A 3-Day Intensive with Jillian Hessel

Wednesday, 5/17/2017 • 5 hours (times TBD)

We'll begin Day One with Jillian's signature Posture Analysis, B.E.A.M. Fundamentals (Foundational Pre-Pilates Work), and a Matwork class. It's of particular importance for each Pilates teacher to evolve their own version of the Fundamentals, and to learn how to incorporate them into each class, as part of the warmup. It's especially important when teaching a multi-leveled class, because the teacher must challenge every student, without overwhelming the less experienced students, and also keep the class flowing. This workshop will also feature a presentation on the importance of the feet in Pilates work, in preparation for the apparatus work.

Thursday, 5/18/2017 • 5 hours (times TBD)

Day Two begins with a group mat class, using a small prop, such as Therabands or Magic Circles. This class will serve as an active review of the principles already covered, and get everyone moving. Jillian will demonstrate specific breathing patterns, transitions, and teaching cues learned from her first-generation teachers, including Carola Trier, Kathy Grant, and Ron Fletcher. Jillian will also demonstrate specific hands-on guidance for certain exercises, as well as modifications for students who can't perform the original Mat Exercises. After mat class, we'll reset for Universal Reformer apparatus work for the remainder of the day.

Friday, 5/19/2017 • 5 hours (times TBD)

Once again, we will begin Day Three with a group class. The object is to have everyone moving and breathing together! We'll use Spine Correctors, the Ladder Barrel, and Arcs to demonstrate how the Matwork can be altered, using the "uphill/downhill" aspects of the Arc surfaces. The rest of the day will feature the legacy of Carola Trier (the first teacher trained by Joseph Pilates) on the Cadillac. Jillian owns — and still teaches on — an original Cadillac, built under Joseph Pilates' direct supervision for Carola Trier! Don't miss this very special opportunity to learn from this modern-day Pilates Master Teacher!


Saturday, 5/20/2017

Details to be announced.


Passing the Torch Mentoring Program

Level I Sessions

Sat., 4/1/2017 –
Mon., 4/3/2017

Sat., 6/24/2017 –
Mon., 6/26/2017

Level II Session

Sat., 8/26/2017 –
Mon., 8/28/2017

Level III Session

Sat., 10/14/2017 –
Mon., 10/16/2017


$995 (per 3-day session)

2017 Teacher Mentoring Program

3-Day Intensive Presented by
Master Teacher Jillian Hessel

Beverly Hills, California

I am now accepting students for my popular Level I, Level II, and Level III mentorship sessions! If you're a Certified Pilates Teacher searching for an in-depth training experience with me, 2017 is the year!

The best part is:

  • The program is small (only 4–8 students).
  • We can customize it according to your individual needs.
  • YOU can request the course of study! For example, one student from Japan who attended the March 2014 course suggested that I share some of Carola Trier's "special dancer exercises" and "corrective exercise techniques."


Keeping the Flame with Jillian Hessel

Idea World Fitness Convention

July 19–23, 2017


Las Vegas Convention Center
North Hall
3150 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Inspired 35

For 35 years, passionate individuals from all intersections of fitness and wellness have converged in one location to find new ways to lead their communities toward greater health and happiness. This year, 10,000 personal trainers, group fitness instructors, club and studio owners and managers, mind-body professionals, and nutrition professionals from over 60 countries will celebrate this monumental IDEA anniversary and, together, discover the tools and strategies necessary to truly effect global change for years to come.

At this event, Jillian will be offering two workshops on Friday, July 21, 2017:

  • Program Design for the Mature Pilates Client
  • Pilates on the Ball


Pilates AnytimePilates Anytime Class

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Distinguished instructor Jillian Hessel brings her 30+ years of Pilates experience into this class she calls Dance-ilates. It combines the benefits of yoga, dance, and Pilates with a motivating soundtrack to get your heart pumping and your spirit smiling. This exciting class can help you get into the best shape of your life! Just bring a Pilates mat, a chair, a bottle of water, a large towel...and your smile. If this is your first time taking the class, we recommend you watch this 10-minute introductory video, where Jillian explains the terms she uses in the class.

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  • Pilates Barre Workout
  • Pilates for Beginners
  • Lower Body Pilates

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Free Pilates Lessons with Jillian on YouTube

Backyard Pilates #1: Introduction

1. Introduction
(duration: 1:47)

Backyard Pilates #2: Breathing

2. Breathing
(duration: 2:20)

Backyard Pilates #3: Posture

3. Posture
(duration: 2:47)

Backyard Pilates #4: Spinal Articulation - Part I

4a. Spinal Articulation
[Part I]

(duration: 2:54)

Backyard Pilates #4: Spinal Articulation - Part II

4b. Spinal Articulation
[Part II]

(duration: 3:11)

Backyard Pilates #5: The Cat

5. The Cat
(duration: 4:12)

Backyard Pilates #6: Cross Leg Fall

6. Cross Leg Fall
(duration: 3:29)

Backyard Pilates #7: Belly vs. Chest Breathing with Cat

7. Belly vs. Chest
Breathing with Cat

(duration: 5:53)

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Share Jillian's insights gleaned from over 30 years of teaching Pilates with this series of short (2–4 minutes each) and pithy online videos, dubbed "Backyard Pilates." Share with your friends, and subscribe to her YouTube channel for regular updates each time a new segment is posted. And stay tuned for a special upcoming appearance featuring a mystery guest!

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About Jillian's "Roots" in the Pilates World

Jillian Hessel can trace her teaching lineage back to three prominent first-generation instructors, all taught by Joseph Pilates himself: Carola Trier, Kathy Grant, and Ron Fletcher. Discover how their precious lessons have been passed down through the generations with these unique DVDs:

DVD: Learning from Two Masters DVD: Carola Shares DVD: Cadillac Techniques
Learning from
Two Masters

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Los Angeles, California
Phone 310.246.0082 • Fax 310.246.9963

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