“THE WORK”: Class of 2017 Student Portal

Welcome to the 2017 Class of THE WORK!
On this page, you will find information on how to book, pay, and plan for your attendance to the program.

There are four Modules of THE WORK. Modules must be taken in consecutive order, and the entire program must be completed within two years to qualify for a diploma.

To complete each Module, participants take:

  • 1 Workshop
  • 2 Private Lessons
  • 4 VP Group Classes
  • 4 Teachers Clubhouses™

All of the above components must be completed before participants are eligible for the Assessments to get into the next Module.

Additionally, participants are required to take the Movement Mechanics workshop ($300) during Module 3.

Upon completion of your program, there is one last requirement: an EXIT INTERVIEW with Jay Grimes ($150).

Participants must pass Assessments to gain entry into each Module of the program. Please note: admittance into one Module does not guarantee admittance into the entire program. (Please see the Calendar below for Assessment deadlines).

You may be asked to wait out a Module if the program supervisor and director feel it would benefit your learning to take the program at a slower pace, or if they do not see the changes or understanding needed to move on. If a Module is missed, you will pick up the remainder of the program the following year.

Calendar

Below is the full calendar of the 2016 program for THE WORK, along with links to help you schedule your required sessions. Payment for each Module is due in full, at least two weeks prior to your workshop attendance. Please note that while we are here to assist you, it is ultimately your responsibility to book your schedule.

Module 1 Schedule: January, 2017

January 11 (Wednesday), 1:30-3:00pm TEACHERS CLUBHOUSE™
January 13 (Friday), 3:00pm-4:30pm TEACHERS CLUBHOUSE™
January 14 (Saturday), 12:00pm – 7:00pm REFORMER WORKSHOP (day 1)
7:00pm-8:00pm Reception
January 15 (Sunday), 10:00am-5:00pm REFORMER WORKSHOP (day 2)
January 16 (Monday), 5:00pm-6:30pm TEACHERS CLUBHOUSE™
January 18 (Wednesday), 1:30pm-3:00pm TEACHERS CLUBHOUSE™
PAY FOR MODULE 1
 
2 Private Lessons — $190
4 VP Group Classes — $200
4 Teacher’s Clubhouses™ — $200
Administration fee — $75
REFORMER Workshop — $650
Purchase Section Requirements
($1315)
SCHEDULE YOUR SESSIONS
(Pay for your Module first!)
 
Book Private Lessons
Book VP Group Classes
Book Teachers Clubhouses™
Optional (extra fees apply)
 
Book Bodywork
To book a Private Lesson with Sandy Shimoda:
 
Contact Dena
(These sessions cost $110. You may upgrade your regular Private Lessons for an extra fee of $15. Availability is not guaranteed.)

Module 2 Schedule: April, 2017

 
 
*** Assessments due Friday, March 10 ***
 
 
Book your Assessment here ($180)
 

Full payment for the Module is due two weeks after passing your Assessment

 
April 5 (Wednesday), 1:30-3:00pm TEACHERS CLUBHOUSE™
April 7 (Friday), 3:00pm-4:30pm TEACHERS CLUBHOUSE™
April 8 (Saturday), 12:00pm – 7:00pm MAT & ACCESSORIES WORKSHOP (day 1)
7:00pm-8:00pm Reception
April 9 (Sunday), 10:00am-5:00pm MAT & ACCESSORIES WORKSHOP (day 2)
April 10 (Monday), 5:00pm-6:30pm TEACHERS CLUBHOUSE™
April 12 (Wednesday), 1:30pm-3:00pm TEACHERS CLUBHOUSE™
PAY FOR MODULE 2
 
2 Private Lessons — $190
4 VP Group Classes — $200
4 Teacher’s Clubhouses™ — $200
Administration fee — $75
MAT Workshop — $650
Purchase Section Requirements
($1315)
SCHEDULE YOUR SESSIONS
(Pay for your Module first!)
 
Book Private Lessons
Book VP Group Classes
Book Teachers Clubhouses™
Optional (extra fees apply)
 
Book Bodywork
To book a Private Lesson with Sandy Shimoda:
 
Contact Dena
(These sessions cost $110. You may upgrade your regular Private Lessons for an extra fee of $15. Availability is not guaranteed.)

Module 3 Schedule: August, 2017

*** Assessments due Friday, July 7 ***

Full payment for the Module is due two weeks after passing your Assessment

August 2 (Wednesday), 1:30-3:00pm TEACHERS CLUBHOUSE™
August 3 (Thursday), 4:00-5:30pm TEACHERS CLUBHOUSE™
August 4 (Friday), 3:00-7:30pm MOVEMENT MECHANICS WORKSHOP
August 5 (Saturday), 12:00pm – 7:00pm CADILLAC WORKSHOP (day 1)
7:00pm-8:00pm Reception
August 6 (Sunday), 10:00am-5:00pm REFORMER WORKSHOP (day 2)
August 7 (Monday), 5:00pm-6:30pm TEACHERS CLUBHOUSE™
August 9 (Wednesday), 1:30pm-3:00pm TEACHERS CLUBHOUSE™
PAY FOR MODULE 3
2 Private Lessons — $190
4 VP Group Classes — $200
4 Teachers Clubhouses™ — $200
Administration fee — $75
CADILLAC Workshop — $650
MOVEMENT MECHANICS Workshop — $300
SCHEDULE YOUR SESSIONS
(Pay for your Module first!)
Optional (extra fees apply)
To book a Private Lesson with Sandy Shimoda:
(These sessions cost $110. You may upgrade your regular Private Lessons for an extra fee of $15. Availability is not guaranteed.)

Module 4 Schedule: October, 2017

*** Assessments due Friday, September 29 ***
Download the Assessment lists for CHAIRS & BARRELS

Full payment for the Module is due two weeks after passing your Assessment

October 25 (Wednesday), 1:30-3:00pm TEACHERS CLUBHOUSE™
October 27 (Friday), 3:00pm-4:30pm TEACHERS CLUBHOUSE™
October 28 (Saturday), 12:00pm – 7:00pm CHAIRS & BARRELS WORKSHOP (day 1)
7:00pm-8:00pm Reception
October 29 (Sunday), 10:00am-5:00pm CHAIRS & BARRELS WORKSHOP (day 2)
October 30 (Monday), 5:00pm-6:30pm TEACHERS CLUBHOUSE™
November 1 (Wednesday), 1:30pm-3:00pm TEACHERS CLUBHOUSE™
PAY FOR  MODULE 4
2 Private Lessons — $190
4 VP Group Classes — $200
4 Teachers Clubhouses™ — $200
Administration fee — $75
CHAIRS & BARRELS Workshop — $650
EXIT INTERVIEW with Jay Grimes — $150
SCHEDULE YOUR SESSIONS
(Pay for your Module first!)
Optional (extra fees apply)
To book a Private Lesson with Sandy Shimoda:
(These sessions cost $110. You may upgrade your regular Private Lessons for an extra fee of $15. Availability is not guaranteed.)

PRICING

Here is a breakdown of program costs:
PROGRAM PACKAGES FOR EACH MODULE:
  • 1 Workshop section $650
  • 2 Private Lessons $190
  • 4 VP Group Classes $200
  • 4 Teachers Clubhouses™ $200
  • Administration Fee $75
  • Assessment $180

TOTAL BASE PRICING FOR EACH Module: $1495

ADDITIONAL ONE-TIME FEES:
  • Movement Mechanics Workshop
    (offered during Module 3) $300
  • Exit Interview with Jay Grimes
    (taken at the end of the program) $150

TOTAL ONE-TIME FEES: $480

TOTAL PROGRAM FEE

MINIMUM COST OF “THE WORK”: $6460

Please note:
  • Additional lessons, classes, Teachers Clubhouses™ and assessments may be required in order to complete the program and receive a diploma.
  • The above cost does not include travel and boarding costs.
  • Private Lessons with Sandy Shimoda are at a higher rate. An additional fee of $15/lesson will be charged. Due to high demand, Private Lessons with Sandy are not guaranteed.
  • Any lessons with Jay Grimes are outside the program, are not guaranteed, and do not count toward program requirements.

DETAILS OF THE COMPONENTS OF “THE WORK”

Here is a breakdown of each required component of THE WORK:
THE WORKSHOP SECTIONS

This workshop series, taught by Jay Grimes, is an in-depth look into the apparatus used in the original studio. In each 12-hour workshop section, you will break down all the exercises on the apparatus, cover traditional spots and assists, and discuss and analyze the work.

One workshop section will be held per Module, for a total of four workshop sections. Unless otherwise noted, the workshops are held over two days (Saturday and Sunday), and last 12 hours total. The workshop topics are as follows:

  • Module 1: The Reformer
  • Module 2: The Mat, Magic Circle, Foot Corrector, Toe Exerciser, Breath-a-cizer, Sandbag, 2 x 4
  • Module 3: The Cadillac, Guillotine, Neck Stretcher and Swedish Bars
  • Module 4: The Chairs, Barrels and Pedi-Pole
MOVEMENT MECHANICS

As well as the four workshop sections taught by Jay Grimes, participants are required to take one four hour “Movement Mechanics” workshop. You will learn how asymmetry, injury and postural tendencies affect the way a body moves. Armed with this knowledge, you can confidently select the most appropriate exercises for each of your students. You will have the opportunity to fine-tune your teaching skills in this workshop.

Movement Mechanics will be offered during Module 3, and take place on the Friday before the workshop section.

PRIVATE LESSONS

To complete each Module of THE WORK, participants must also take 2 Private Lessons. Participants may fulfill this requirement from any instructor on the Vintage Pilates staff. (All Vintage Pilates staff instructors are graduates of THE WORK). In these lessons, you will have the opportunity to work on your own body, delve deeper into what you learned in the workshops, and ask any specific questions related to teaching.

Please note: Due to high demand, Private Lessons with Sandy Shimoda are not guaranteed. Their lessons are offered at a higher rate than the Vintage Pilates staff, so an upgrade fee of $15 will apply. Please contact Dena (teachers@vintagepilates.com) if you are interested in scheduling these sessions.

Also, any lessons with Jay Grimes are outside the program, and are not guaranteed. Jay has an extremely long wait list and openings are very rare.

VP GROUP CLASSES

To complete each Module of THE WORK, participants must take 4 Vintage Pilates “VP” Group Classes. These classes are group classes the way Joe Pilates intended: small, intimate sessions, where you work on your own individualized program under the guidance of a Vintage Pilates instructor. You will have the opportunity to work on what’s important to you, receive corrections for your body and learn from the corrections made for your peers.

TEACHERS CLUBHOUSE™

To complete each Module of THE WORK, participants must take 4 Teachers Clubhouses™. Teachers Clubhouse is designed to help you refine your skills, meet your Pilates community and ask any questions that may arise from the workshop sections. In this 1.5 hour class, you can share what you learned and talk with other teachers about exercise orders, spots, techniques or anything else Pilates related. The first hour will be a workout or warm-up and the second hour will be discussion, demonstration or practice.

To accomodate participants from out-of-town, we will schedule Teachers Clubhouses™ in the weeks before and after the Weekend Workhops. Please plan on attending at least three Teachers Clubhouses™ while you are in town. You can fulfill the fourth class in the following way:

  • Sign up for Pilatesology.com (fee for membership is $19/month), view a Teachers Clubhouse, make an online comment, and send us an email about what you learned and how you applied that to your own workout. (Please send to info@vintagepilates.com).
  • This option can only be used once per Module.
ASSESSMENTS

To gain entrance into THE WORK, participants must pass the Entrance Assessment.

Once in THE WORK, participants must pass Assessments to gain entry into each subsequent Module of the program.

Vintage Pilates welcomes teachers certified in all styles of Pilates. We offer Private Lessons, Internet Private Lessons (for participants based out-of-town), VP Group Classes, Teachers Clubhouses and videos on Pilatesology.com to help you learn the repertoire necessary to prepare you for the Assessments.

Jay Grimes’ workshops for THE WORK are not intended to teach the exercises, but enable participants to gain a deeper understanding of Joe Pilates’ teachings as a whole. Before each section, we require all participants to pass an Assessment of the workshop section material, so that you are familiar with, and have the physical ability to perform all the exercises Jay will present. This is a tough, performance-based program and we are looking for a very high level of proficiency in the Assessments. We are looking for an understanding of the two-way stretch, the back connection, seat connection, a strong center and a facility with both the order and the exercises.

A list of required exercises for each Assessment can be found in the Schedule (above).

Assessments are due at least one month prior to each Module’s workshop section. We accept Assessments in person or live, via the Internet (Skype).

Please note: admittance into one Module DOES NOT GURANTEE ADMITTANCE into the entire program.

You may be asked to wait out a section if the program supervisor and director feel it would benefit your learning to take the program at a slower pace or if they do not see the changes or understanding needed to move on. If a section is missed, you will pick up the remainder of the program the following year.

COMPLETION

In order to complete THE WORK and receive a diploma, all components of the program must be completed and you must pass a EXIT INTERVIEW with Jay Grimes. All requirements must be completed within 2 years.

DIRECTORY OF PARTICIPANTS

Dena Drotar
Teachers Program Director
teachers@vintagepilates.com

Noor Alamar

Sheila Brewin

Chris Clausen

Pamela Debiase

Nan Young Kim

Carmen Lanteigne

Mega Moose

Keion Moradi Means

Brooke Oberg

Kyunghye Sinclair

Ann Elisabeth Solberg

Shelley Zoski

PLACES TO STAY

For out-of-town visitors, here are places to stay near the Vintage Pilates studio:

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.
http://www.airbnb.com/