The Missing Link

The Missing Link – Shari Berkowitz and the Pilates Teacher Intensives. You know when you feel there is something you are missing, something you know will be simple and a golden bullet, but you just can’t quite make it simple enough to see it or feel it. This has been my experience of teaching Pilates, very frustrating […]

Pilates on Tour 2015

Pilatestree had the pleasure of being invited to Balanced Body, Pilates on Tour in London again this year and as usual on offer were great workshops hosted by some fabulous teachers. You can’t be everywhere but I managed to see a few favourites but sorry not to have been able to get to every workshop […]

Balanced Body Pilates on Tour 2014

For the third year in the row PilatesTree attended Balanced Body Pilates on Tour, London.  This was the 67th PoT and 4th in the UK.  PoT is a great opportunity for teachers from many different countries and different schools to interact, mingle, play and work together and to expand our knowledge. Teachers from more than […]


Conventional Wisdom – Thoughts on the Classical Pilates Convention

Windsor, 27-29 Sep 2013 It was with a certain amount of trepidation that I approached the Classical Pilates Convention.  My Pilates teacher training had included the classical repertoire as a sort of kernel of the method, from which all manner of shoots had subsequently grown.  I definitely wouldn’t describe myself as a teacher of “classical […]


Circular Movements to Re-Shape the Derierre

Movement is my medicine,  my drug of choice and my daily mantra.  As a result, I have earned a reputation for being an active-oriented teacher.  “Action Jackson” has been a nickname for longer than I can remember, and I have been told that it seems my “ever-ready” batteries almost never seem to run down. It may, therefore, come as no […]


The Zest Convention 2013

The Zest convention was held over 2 days on Saturday 21/22 September at the Royal Overseas League, a venue hidden away at the back of the Ritz. I’m sure the history of the organisation itself is probably worth its own page. The first thing I notice when entering the convention is how friendly everyone is. […]

Kentish Town Studio Opening Party

Sunday 15th September was the official opening day and party for the new Kentish Town Studio. My good friend and PilatesTree partner Monika Zarebska, opened her pilates/yoga/barre/garuda studio which is conveniently situated between Kentish Town & Camden Town tube stations. The party was attended by a variety of pilates, yoga and dance teachers and many local […]