Pilates Leadership Introspective

Pilates Leadership Introspective: An In-depth Master Approach, Beyond the Exercises

Taught and Mentored by Marie-José Blom



Where can teachers go to be inspired, to refresh and update their knowledge; even to be motivated to be peerless in their field of expertise?

As times are challenging, clients invest more proactively in a healthy body and therefore will rely more on our deeper knowledge. Thus meeting the demands of this changing market from fitness to wellness takes a deepening and expanding approach. The gap between science and movement is narrowing very fast. Therefore, these are exciting times for integration of new information and reconfirmation of concepts we always knew but could not be acknowledged.

My intention with this program is to share my approach and techniques as well as my passion for renewal and to give you the opportunity to indulge in greater detail of our work. The emphasis is on sound biomechanics, a sharper eye for detail and to share my unique approach to client assessment.
In this setting, you will develop a more profound appreciation and understanding of the Pilates concept that goes hand in hand with a deeper understanding of the functional anatomy.

Course Description

This course is a three-module study of skill enhancing specialty education designed for the already practicing Pilates Professional or Movement Educator.

Elevate the content of your repertory knowledge into a body of excellence and expertise. The Pilates Leadership Introspective series turns your teaching into the art that transforms your clientele. This series will help you meet the demands of the current market with professional confidence. This higher education covers the depth and details of movement biomechanics intrinsic to the Pilates repertoire.  They integrate the biomechanical blueprint of the exercises through an anatomical theme per module.

Pilates Leadership Introspective, Part 1: A Pilates repertoire study of technique, themed ‘From Foot to Core’

(3 days in English, 3.5 days with translation)

A Pilates repertoire technique class with a Focus from Foot to Core.  A body of work dedicated to the biomechanics of the lower quadrant in the Pilates repertoire.  This approach will reflect the working inter-relationship between the foot, the pelvic floor, and the diaphragm.  Additionally the PLI 1 focus links the foot, the knee, and the hip in biomechanic harmony. This learning process explains the true biomechanic objectives of the pilates repertoire with a renewal of its applications.

Pilates Leadership Introspective, Part 2: A Pilates repertoire study of technique, themed ‘Pelvic & Spine Works’ 

(3 days in English, 3.5 days with translation)

A Pilates repertoire technique class with a focus on pelvic and spine works.  The second module is dedicated to the foundation of stability and movement efficiency of the pelvis and the spine.  Focus incorporates the inter-relationship of the diaphragm, spine, and pelvic floor as well as working with spinal deviations such as scoliosis, chronic back pain and osteoporosis.

Pilates Leadership Introspective, Part 3: A Pilates repertoire study of technique, themed ‘Integrated Principals of Upper Core & Shoulder Girdle’

(3 days in English, 3.5 days with translation)

A Pilates repertoire technique class with a focus on principles of upper core and shoulder girdle. The third module focuses entirely on the efficiency in movement and strength in the upper body (upper quadrant). The focus incorporates the shoulder girdle biomechanics and the relationship of the upper extremities with the lower extremities via the Thoracolumbar and its integration into the Pilates repertoire, with integrated therapeutic applications.


  • The implementation of a directive and corrective hands-on approach with real time teaching. This instills renewed confidence with refreshed knowledge in Pilates teaching and movement practice.
  • Learn to integrate these skills with the Pilates movement technique while deepening the whole body experience with a corrective, restorative effect.
  • To integrate the protocols and biomechanics with the use of the Pilates equipment, including newly designed modifications and therapeutic approaches.

Who Should Attend This Series?

This Pilates Leadership Introspective Series is designed to take movement professionals to the next level through the latest concepts collected during my travels, collaborations and studies.

  • Pilates Professionals with 1-3 years teaching experience.
  • ATCs, OTRs & COTAs, PTs, PT Assistants, DCs, Strength & Conditioning Professionals, and other medical professionals with a Pilates background or Pilates Therapy practice.
  • All movement educators with a Pilates background or Pilates Therapy practice.

With nine days of comprehensive instruction at the highest level, this program will offer you professional mentoring with my unique teaching approaches that may be the bridging program you were looking for after your initial entry level teacher training. Refresh – Deepen – Inspire!