International guest master trainer

Deeper into contrology

with Dena Drotar

16-19 May 2019

Approved for 15 PDP’s with the PAA

We are proud and excited to announce our hosting of LA-based Dena Drotar for another amazing event over 17-19 May 2019, co-delivered with our own Wade Edwell. Private Lessons with Dena and Wade will also be available Thursday 16 May.

Dena was one of the four founding teachers of Vintage Pilates, along with Jay Grimes and Sandy Shimoda, and was Director of the Vintage Pilates Teachers’ programs, including the highly selective graduate program, The Work. Importantly during her time at Vintage Pilates she assisted Jay Grimes in many workshops and training groups, and is a true keeper of his legacy.

For information please see the attached information booklet, and to book contact the studio or go to the enrollments page of our Mindbody site.


Training with Proper Pilates

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then, when you know better, do better.”

-Maya Angelou

Teachers looking to train with our studio are welcome to book in advance a maximum of one Private Lesson per staff member each month. We have this limit in place to ensure we maintain freedom in our schedule to work with our regular, ongoing clients.

Teachers wishing to truly learn and experience our methodology must join the studio as our regular clients do, through our Open Haus program. This ensures that you maintain frequent contact with us, and over time will shift your movement practice in line with our teaching. In the long term this protects the legacy we are carrying forward from our own teachers, preserving the historical connection we have back to Joe Pilates and his studio.

Proper Pilates does not offer a certification program. Instead we run a select-entry Mentorship Program for certified teachers that passes on our methodologies and experience to those we feel have both a synergy with our work, and will faithfully and accurately carry forward the legacy we are responsible for. Successful applicants will first have been a regular client of the studio.


Business Coaching

Proper Pilates Training Director, Wade Edwell, offers 1-1 or group based Pilates-business coaching, either in-studio, onsite, or via the internet. Sessions will be tailored to the individual or groups’ need. As a long term and broadly employed member of the fitness community Wade has a wealth of experience gleaned across 18 years in management, training, teaching and business ownership.

Sometimes it takes the eyes of a separate party to help you see where you’re at, what your attributes and values really are, and help you action a plan to take you towards a destination of your choosing rather that fates. Largely this is down to the fact that people working in the Pilates industry are prepared as teachers, but no managers, trainers or owners of studios. Furthermore, it can be difficult in the modern landscape to see through industry mist to a bright future that meets your values and needs at the same time.

If you find yourself searching, insecure, and uncertain, don’t be afraid to look outward for help. Contact us directly, or simply book a Private or Internet Private Lesson with Wade through our Mindbody site or App to get the ball of change rolling.