2019 was an amazing Fletcher Pilates adventure! We had the honor of continuing the legacy of Joseph Pilates via Ron Fletcher’s methodology around the world. We held our first TWO international Fletcher Pilates conferences in Brazil and South Korea. Hosted by Adriano Bittar and Karla Relvas, our June Brazil event proved to be a spectacular gathering of Pilates teachers and practitioners from schools and lineages from across South America. Our September conference in Korea, hosted by Sujung Kim, was an equally successful, sold-out event uniting Pilates teachers from throughout Asia. We also introduced Fletcher Pilates to Eastern Europe through the MoveOn conference in Romania. Following these conferences, Kyria had the honor of teaching the first Fletcher Intensives in Dubai, Seoul and China and while our Director of Education, Deborah Mendoza initiated...

The Pillars of Professional Development For the past 2 decades, I’ve had the honor of working with several other dedicated Pilates professionals to ensure the legitimacy and success of this nascent field of study and career opportunity. Reflecting on the recent gathering of our international community at the Pilates Method Alliance Annual Meeting, I now take a moment to appreciate how far we have come as an industry. Not so long ago, Body Contrology teachers were hesitant to use the word “Pilates” for fear of being sued. Since then, many hands and minds have collaborated to develop and establish the primary pillars of professional development necessary to support our expanding Pilates industry. ...

Our first international Fletcher Pilates Conference was a resounding success! Attendees from throughout the U.S. and Brazil gathered in Niteroi, Brazil June 7-9. We united to celebrate and pay homage to Ron Fletcher’s Every Body is Beautiful, originally published in 1978 and re-released in 2018. (Get your copy here!) Throughout the weekend, Fletcher Pilates international presenters, Brazilian Faculty and practitioners from other schools and lineages gathered for workshops, lectures, and movement sessions in view of the spectacular Guanabara Bay and Sugarloaf Mountain. The whirlwind and energetic event culminated in an oceanside breath-inspired Fletcher Towelwork experience. Congratulations and obrigada to the Fletcher Pilates Brazilian Team for a magnificent first international conference!

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