Happy Birthday To Us!


Online Live Streams of All Workshops!


We are offering all the mini workshops as online live streams! We have improved our streaming service, and the cost is the same as in-studio options (including the 10% discount).

Friday, October 30 – Sunday, November 1

To all the participants of THE WORK: Thank You! Over the last five years, you have made Vintage Pilates an international community of dedicated and generous teacher-practitioners. Each one of you has inspired us, challenged us and contributed to our teachers program.

To celebrate, we have put together a 3 day program of mini workshops, VP classes, parties and more. The workshop topics were selected from your own suggestions — including a special Jay Grimes workshop ONLY open to THE WORK graduates and current enrollees.

10% Discount on Birthday Party Events!

During the Birthday Party, each one of you automatically gets a 10% discount on all mini workshops, VP Classes and Private Lessons. Your accounts are activated to automatically take 10% off these sessions. So schedule away! (Please note: Jay Grimes’ VP Class is not discounted).


In addition to the events listed below, we are offering Private Lessons on Friday, October 30 & Saturday, October 31.
Friday, October 30: Birthday Party Day!

10am – 11am

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Birthday VP Group Class

taught by Barbara Stamis

cost: $45 (full price: $50)

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Birthday VP Group Class

taught by Dena Drotar

cost: $45 (full price: $50)

2pm – 3:30pm

13Mini Workshop: How to Teach Clients with Shoulder Issues

taught by Karen Frischmann

cost: $90 (full price: $100)

Karen Frischmann will teach you how to support clients who have shoulder issues. She will show you how to clearly observe your clients, so you can respond accurately to their needs – and she will teach how certain exercises can zero in on bringing balance, strength and relief to people with pain, weakness or stiffness in their shoulders.

This workshop is open to all practitioners, but participants of THE WORK get first dibs on enrollment.

5pm – 9pm

birthdayBirthday Party

Hosted at “Casa Verde”

cost: FREE!

Food, drinks, and celebrations at “Casa Verde” — Sandy Shimoda’s home in Culver City.

Saturday, October 31: Halloween Day!

10am – 11am

vp1Birthday VP Group Class

taught by Nicole Briggs

cost: $45 (full price: $50)

11:30am – 1pm

unnamedLorna Jane Trunk Show

Lorna Jane will be at our studio! Shop for workout gear between your workouts! Eamil us (info@vintagepilates.com) if you have specific activeware style requests.

11am – 12pm

vp2Birthday VP Group Class

taught by Nicole Briggs

cost: $45 (full price: $50)

1pm – 2:30pm

nicoleMini Workshop: Teaching Older Clients: A Case Study

taught by Nicole Marcione

cost: $76.50 (full price: $85)

This workshop will help you to consider the unique needs of your older clients, whether they are 65 or 85. We will discuss the importance of a client’s medical background, goals, lesson planning, and sticking with the original method as Classical teachers. Nicole will also teach a 30-minute lesson to a client that is in her 80s.

This workshop is open to all practitioners, but participants of THE WORK get first dibs on enrollment.

3pm – 4:30pm

Screen Shot 2015-08-26 at 10.17.54 AMMini Workshop: Independence Vs. Dependence

taught by Sandy Shimoda

cost: $90 (full price: $100)

We want what’s best for our clients but have we set up a learning environment that holds them back? If your clients rely on you so much that they aren’t moving fluidly through their workouts, aren’t familiar with their exercises or equipment, or haven’t developed an awareness of their bodies, something needs to change. Some of you are ready for this change but aren’t sure how to implement it. Building independence in your students starts with your teaching. In this mini workshop Sandy will share the processes that she found most effective in promoting independence in her students, and in the studio overall.

This workshop is open to all practitioners, but participants of THE WORK get first dibs on enrollment.

5:30pm – 7pm

halloweenHalloween Cocktails

Hosted at “Casa Verde”

cost: FREE!

Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at “Casa Verde” — Sandy Shimoda’s home in Culver City. Costumes strongly encouraged!

Sunday, November 1: Jay Grimes Day!
9am – 10am

Screen Shot 2015-08-28 at 12.15.06 AMBreakfast

hosted at Vintage Pilates Studio

cost: FREE!

We are serving a light, continental breakfast. This is a chance to gather before Jay’s special mini workshop.

10am – 11:30am

jayMini Workshop: Exercises NOT covered in THE WORK Assessments

taught by Jay Grimes

cost: $135 (full price: $150)

This mini workshop is open only to graduates and current enrollees of THE WORK. Jay will share how to do advanced and obscure exercises that were not part of the Master’s Program Assessment lists. This is knowledge that is rarely shared. A unique opportunity to learn these exercises in the company of fellow participants of THE WORK!

12pm – 1pm

jayvpJay Grimes VP Class

cost: $75

Contact Dena at teachers@vintagepilates.com to add your name to the lottery for a chance at a spot in this class.

Work on your own order in communion with your fellow THE WORK community members. Push yourself a little further than you have before, in at atmosphere of friendly competition, under the watchful eyes of Jay Grimes.

1pm – 2:30pm

openstudioOpen Studio Teaching Exchange

cost: FREE!

This time is all for you! The studio is wide open for you to practice teaching each other, to observe, to explore any piece of apparatus. This is constructive, free, play time!