Workshops on APRIL 28-29, 2018

Welcome to Spring Camp 2018!

This is our sixth year of putting on Seasonal Camps.

Pilates professionals and serious practitioners from all over the world come to the Vintage Pilates studio for an immersive, intensive educational experience. Come learn directly from First Generation Pilates Instructor Jay Grimes, commune with fellow campers at Teachers Clubhouse and VP Group classes. Get private lessons from THE WORK graduate Vintage Pilates staff instructors, and more.

The program is built around three weekend workshops, taking place on Saturday, April 28 & Sunday, April 29. Get discount packages and sample all our offerings — come a few days before and after the workshops and really soak in the Vintage Pilates philosophy.

Here are a list of places to stay near the studio.

We can’t wait to welcome you to our studio! For further questions, please contact Dena Drotar at

Saturday, April 28, 1pm – 4pm

Moses’s Favorite Lessons from Romana
taught by Moses Urbano

It was almost 20 years ago (in 1999) that Moses completed his Pilates certification under the direction of Romana Kryzanowska. Moses assisted Romana on her teaching tours around the world, and he was featured in the film “Romana on Pilates: The Legacy Edition”, in which a small group of Romana’s trusted proteges gathered for an intimate Pilates session.

In this 3-hour workshop, Moses will share his understanding of Romana’s philosophy and teaching. You’ll hear anecdotes, you’ll move, and you’ll deepen your understanding of Pilates, as passed down from Joe, to Romana, to Moses.

“Romana taught me ‘Contrology’ – that’s what Joseph Pilates called his work. I see it is an art form of movement and believe it is the best way to naturally cleanse the body of impurities and replenish it with vibrant energy. It also happens to be a great way to exercise.”
~ Moses Urbano

Sunday, April 29, 12pm – 3pm

jayFind the “Double Leg Pull” in All of Pilates
taught by Jay Grimes

Jay Grimes says when you get down to it, Joe believed there is only one exercise in Pilates: the Double Leg Pull. You can find that movement hidden in every exercise in the Pilates repertoire and Jay will help guide you into experiencing that idea in your body.

In this Mat-focused workshop, Jay will demonstrate how to do a “true” Double Leg Pull. And how, through understanding this movement, you can find profound connection and tackle any exercise that is thrown your way.

Sunday, April 29, 3:30pm – 5:30pm

Drill Your Reformer
taught by: Sandy Shimoda

Sandy will show how to improve your Reformer workout by approaching it like a drill. The Reformer workout is meant to be aerobic, it is meant to improve stamina. When done correctly, it is a beautiful demonstration of ease and flow — while being a powerful and challenging practice.

Through repetition, you will explore fun ways to build strength, coordination and connection in your Center. Be prepared to work!


Spring Camp Package A

3 Spring Workshops
1 Teachers Clubhouse™
2 Private Lessons
1 VP Group Class
Price: $909 ($1010 value)

Spring Camp Package B

3 Spring Workshops
2 Teachers Clubhouse™
3 Private Lessons
3 VP Group Classes
Price: $1129.50 ($1255 value)

There are no refunds given but credit transfers can be arranged.
For assistance in scheduling, contact Dena Drotar (
Please note: Private Lessons with Sandy Shimoda cost $110 and must be reserved through Dena at the email above. If you purchase a discount package, you will simply pay an upgrade fee of $21.50 to work with Sandy.

Workshops on June 29 – July 1, 2018

Welcome to Summer Camp 2018!

This year’s Summer Camp is taking place in beautiful Cinque Terre, Italy.

Pilates professionals and serious practitioners will gather from all over the world to immerse themselves in the Vintage Pilates philosophy.

Gloria Gasperi (graduate of THE WORK and TEACHING THE WORK) will host the Camp at her Pilates Studio (

Jay Grimes, Sandy Shimoda and Dena Drotar will present workshops and VP Classes. Private Lessons will also be on offer.

Get a Discount Package, or book your sessions a la carte below.

We can’t wait to take our show on the road — and to see you all in Cinque Terre, Italy!

Private Lessons are offered throughout the program. Please contact Gloria directly to book.
Summer Camp Schedule

Friday, June 29

1pm – 3pm

Workshop: Play Pilates
taught by Sandy Shimoda

3:30pm – 5:30pm

Workshop: Results Without Words
taught by Dena Drotar

Saturday, June 30

9:30am – 10:30am
VP Group Class
taught by Dena Drotar
VP classes are group lessons, done the way Joe Pilates taught them. For Summer Camp this class will be led under the careful guidance of Dena Drotar. She will help you focus on flowing through your movements, gain independence and take control of your workout. Space is very limited.

10:30am – 12:30pm

Workshop: Hands and Feet
taught by Sandy Shimoda

1pm – 2pm
Jay VP Class
This is a great opportunity to learn the way Joseph Pilates taught Jay. This is a small group class, under Jay Grimes’ watchful eyes. He will give individualized attention as you focus on flowing through your movements, gain independence and take control of your workout. Spaces are very limited.

Buy a la Carte
2:30pm – 4:30pm

Putting Your Lesson Together
taught by Jay Grimes

Sunday, July 1

9am – 11am

Workshop: Zoom in on the Cadillac
taught by Dena Drotar

11:30am – 1:30pm

Workshop: See Through New Eyes
taught by Sandy Shimoda

2pm – 4pm

Workshop: Working with Imbalances
taught by Jay Grimes


Spring Camp Package A

2 Jay Grimes Workshops
2 Sandy Shimoda Workshop
1 Dena Drotar Workshop
Price: $967.50 ($1075 value)

Spring Camp Package B

2 Jay Grimes Workshops
3 Sandy Shimoda Workshops
2 Dena Drotar Workshops
Price: $1305 ($1450 value)

There are no refunds given but credit transfers can be arranged.
For assistance in scheduling, contact Dena Drotar (

September 14 – 18 2018

Stay tuned for more details…



Holiday Inn Express (0.51 miles from studio)
11250 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(877) 859-5095
Online booking

Best Western Plus Royal Palace Inn & Suites (0.95 miles from studio)
2528 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 478-9066
fax: (310) 478-4133
Toll free reservations: (800) 251-3888
Online booking

The Wilshire Motel (1.7 mile from studio)
12023 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 478-3545
Online booking

Travelodge Santa Monica (1.8 miles from studio)
3102 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90025
(800) 576-0767
Online booking

Ocean Park Hotel (2.2 miles from studio)
2680 32nd St.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 429-5554
Online booking

L.A. Sky Boutique Hotel (1.17 miles from studio)
2352 Westwood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 475-4551
fax: (310) 475-4702
Online booking

Courtyard Los Angeles Century City/Beverly Hills (2 miles from studio)
10320 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 556-2777
Marriott Beverly Hills

The Ambrose (2.8 miles from studio)
1255 20th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 315-1555
Online booking

The Brentwood Inn (3.2 miles from studio)
12200 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 476-9981
Online booking

Hotel Palomar (3.6 miles from studio)
10740 Wilshire Blvd (at Selby Avenue)
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 475-8711
(800) 472-8556
fax: (310) 475-5220
Online booking

The Culver Hotel (4.4 miles from studio)
9400 Culver Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 558-9400
Online booking

Air B&B
These are private room and homes. Please see the website for more information.