Are your shoulders and scapulas equal in height when viewing from the front or back?  From the side view are your shoulders rounded forward?  From the back, is the scapula on one side further away from the spine than the other?

In this workshop we will explore healthy shoulder posture, exercises to create alignment and key points on how to prevent injury.

Hosted by Perfect Form Pilates and Amber Hartman with Saylor Physical Therapy, we are excited to host this workshop at the studio on Thursday, March 7th from 4-6pm.  Registration is required as space will be limited.  Cost $39

Pilates Day May 4th – 2019

Pilates Day was created by the Pilates Method Alliance to promote awareness of the many benefits the Pilates Method brings to every age group, and to promote healthy living. Join us on May 4th from 9:00 am – 1 pm as we offer FREE mat classes, equipment demonstrations and discussion topics.  To register, please click on the


Your Pilates Journey

Whether an instructor or experienced enthusiast, join us on Your Pilates Journey as we host Andrea Maida in an inspiring weekend here in the Lake Norman Area. 


Click here for workshop details & pricing

Friday, October 19th

8:00am – 11am               Privates/Duets at the studio of Pilates & Horses (priced separately)
1:30pm                           Master Mat Class with Andrea at Perfect Form Pilates
3pm – 6pm                     The Teaser: The Truth will Prevail at Perfect Form Pilates
6:30pm – 7:30 pm           Pizza & a showing of Archival Footage of Joseph Pilates

8:00pm                           Join us for drinks and conversation with Andrea

Saturday, October 20th

9am                              Master Mat Class with Andrea at Perfect Form Pilates
10:30am                      “Hike like Joe” with Andrea & Rebekka
12:00 pm                      Lunch (pre-order options will be provided at an additional fee)
1pm – 5pm                   Chair and Barrels at Perfect Form Pilates

Total Workshop Cost $380 (includes both workshops, mat classes, movie & hike) if purchased separately.  Bundle price $350 and 10% off ($315) if registered by September 8th.  

To Register, contact the studio directly at 704-560-0383 or email Ann at  Workshops can be purchased separately.  See link above for flyer and full pricing details.


Andrea Maida

Andrea is a graduate of Vintage Pilates’ inaugural classes of The Work and Teaching the Work, two years of intense study under Jay Grimes (1st Generation Master Teacher and former student of Joseph Pilates). Andrea has received comprehensive training through Excel Pilates (Washington, DC) and Romana’s Pilates.

She is the owner of a private Pilates studio in Solana Beach, CA. Andrea is also an instructor and blogger for, which is dedicated to recording, preserving and spreading Joseph Pilates’ original work worldwide. Visit her website: to get more information and to read her blog.

Rebekka Schulze

Rebekka is the owner of Pilates & Horses – a small home studio for classical Pilates. She is a physical therapist from Germany, holding a bachelor’s degree in PT from University of Sydney, Australia. Rebekka got her Pilates certification through Power Pilates and is a graduate of “The Work” – an intensive Pilates program led by Jay Grimes – a student of Joseph and Clara Pilates.
At Pilates & Horses, Rebekka offers Pilates workouts with the goal of promoting the well-being of any individual using the Classical Pilates method as developed by Joseph Pilates. Her studio is equipped with all Classical equipment, built after Joseph Pilates’ original drawings and measurements. Visit for more information.

Workshop Descriptions:

3 Chairs + 3 Barrels = 2-way Stretch

How do the 3 Pilates Chairs (High Chair, Wunda Chair and Arm Chair) and the Barrels (Small Barrel, Spine Corrector and Ladder Barrel) work to progress you or your clients in their Pilates workout?
In this 3-hour workshop we’ll use the Chairs and Barrels to refine the 2-way Stretch and reveal the connections to the upper and lower body. We’ll take a look at how the Chairs and Barrels function within the Pilates Method, the challenges they create and the connections they can facilitate. All levels of students can benefit from the exercises on these six apparatus.

The Teaser: The Truth will Prevail

The Teaser is infamous. It’s got a reputation and the word on the street is not good. We’ll comb through the Pilates system in this workshop and discover clues and components to find success in the Teaser. Where in the fundamental exercises do we begin to work on key elements of the Teaser? What are some common pitfalls? What skills of body shape and dynamic opposition do we need to cultivate? Join us for a 3-hour workshop as we strategize how to better our Teaser by working on it all around the Pilates studio. You may even begin to enjoy it.

Add-on Pricing
Private Sessions with Andrea at the Classical Studio of Pilates & Horses
– Andrea $120
– Rebekka $90
Lunch on Saturday (options to be provided for pre-order)
Painting on Saturday evening – $60

Perfect Form Pilates is a fully equipped Peak Pilates studio conveniently located in the Lake Norman Area off exit 28 at the Shops at Fresh Market.  Our location is quick and easy to get to from Mooresville, Davidson, Cornelius, and Huntersville. Our address is 20545 Torrence Chapel Rd, Suite B Cornelius, NC 28031. You can reach Ann at 704-560-0383 with questions or for more information.


Active Stretching Workshop

Active Stretching Workshop
Active assistive stretching is a means of safely improving functional tissue length through movement.  The techniques taught in this class are based off the Meeks Methods (C) and utilize reciprocal inhibition methods (where the contraction of one muscle is used to stretch the antagonist). These stretches help to increased blood flow so that the potential for damage during the stretch is minimized.
Active assistive stretching goes far beyond the traditional passive or ballistic stretch in order to improve length from both origin to insertion of the muscles you’re working.  This in turn will provide you with a more effective and longer lasting stretch.  These stretches are often used by Physical Therapist to help alleviate conditions such as SIJ dysfunction, low back pain, plantar fascitis, and other sports related injuries.  Come join us for this seminar on Saturday January 27th from 10 – 12 p.m. to learn this easy but effective means of improving your body’s health and function.
Location – Pilates Physique – 17015 Kenton Dr., Suite 204
Cost – $25

Workshops with Carrie Pages


When: Saturday, March 17, 2018: 9am-12pm
Description: In this workshop we’ll use the classical Level I-III exercises as a base to learn creative variations for your classes. The sequences, progressions and transitions taught will help you plan group classes that flow and can be taught to mixed levels. A classical background is not necessary to participate in this workshop. All backgrounds are welcome!
Cost: $100


When: Saturday, March 17, 2018: 12:30-3:30pm
Description: This workshop will include a review of the classical chair repertoire and will also explore fresh content and creative transitions. We will look at how sequencing the exercises, using transitions, and limiting spring changes will make teaching classes on the chair flow more easily and deliver powerful results.

Cost: $100

Purchase both for $180

Register Today

Pelvic Health & Pilates Seminar

November 9th – 6 – 8 p.m.

Do you experience any of the following:

Overactive/leaking bladder
Vaginal laxity
Vaginal dryness
Abnormal uterine bleeding

Come to our “girls only” discussion on pelvic health with Dr. Laurie Givens & Ann Taboada for a discussion about common problems, solutions and how Pilates can help play a role in strengthening the pelvic floor.

Register online at under workshops or call 704-560-0383

When: Wednesday, November 9th
Where: Perfect Form Pilates
20545 Torrence Chapel Rd., Cornelius


6:00 – 6:45 – FREE Mat class
6:45 – 8:00 – Open discussion & refreshments

Dr. Lauri Givens is a board certified obstetrician-gynecologist in Statesville, North Carolina and is affiliated with Davis Regional Medical Center. She received her medical degree from Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and has been in practice over 10 years.

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Balance & Fall Prevention Workshop

During this two hour workshop, you will get an understanding of the systems that work together to create balance in the body. We will discuss fall risks, preventative measures and what to do if you or someone you know was to fall. We will have stations to assess areas of concern (i.e. core strength, hip extension, leg strength, and ankle range of motion) and will then take the group through a series of exercises to open up and strengthen the body. We will have two instructors and a physical therapist to assist in this workshop, so please come if you have concerned yourself over balance or if you are concerned about someone you know. Participants do not have to be current clients of Perfect Form Pilates.
Day October 15, 2016
Time: 9-11 a.m. Cost: $35

Where: Perfect Form Pilates
The Shops at Fresh Market
20545 Torrence Chapel Rd.
Cornelius, NC 28031


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