Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ course May 1-3

Leg Pull Back © 2015 J Stacey

Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ course. May 1 – 3. Moraga, CA. 18 PMA CECS.  10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Fri – Sun. 

A rare opportunity to study Pilates from Jennifer M. Stacey, MS, 2nd generation Pilates Teachers’ Teacher, in a Small Group and beautiful setting. Learn cues and wisdom from several Master Elder Pilates Teachers. Jennifer, an Exercise Physiologist, Biomechanist, Author has been teaching Pilates worldwide for 31 years. She was lucky to study from Romana Kryzanowska, Kathy Grant, Ron Fletcher, and Eve Gentry (and other Elders).

A fun, exhilarating, challenging way to explore Classic Pilates in, on and By the water. Enhance your teaching and knowledge of Pilates in the Studio and outside. Advance your opportunities to teach Pilates. Teach at retreats, outside, clubs, sports centers, at clients’ pools, spas. “Immediately feel the work in a deep way” “brilliantly energizing”. Space is limited to 6 in Moraga.  Sign up early!

“I got a thousand hours of information from the 18 hour IPA course.” KP

“With every experience of Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ I learn new insights that directly transfer to teaching in the studio. I’m falling in love with Pilates all over again, it’s great!”   FS  

” It’s Contrology! Contrology!” KS

“I always think of Jennifer as the best teacher I have ever met.”    

 “Jennifer is a brilliant Teachers’ Teacher.”

“I was amazed by how well Jennifer translated the Classical Pilates exercises to be done in and by the water.”

Come try a class! Jennifer Teaches a fun Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ class in Moraga on Fridays at 1:30 – 2:30 pm starting in March.  There may also be occasional Sunday classes.

For information, to register email Jennifer

The Pensacola, FL, Rome, France, Japan and Ukraine course will be in 2020. DTBD.

 Moraga flyer: IPAMoraga20flyer

Information packet: IPACert2020

Application: IPAcertapplicMay2020

If you would like to host an IPA, or Studio Pilates Workshops, contact Jennifer at the above email.

Moraga Course Payment options: $750 with Check, Cash. Credit Card incur cc fees. Square invoice (+3.5% =$26.50), CC Paypal (+4.4% = $33 = $783).

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I was lucky to get a chance to experience Jennifer Stacey’s new Pilates in the water. I have been practicing Pilates for close to 30 years, and teaching for 20. Feeling the work in the water was an amazing experience. My body was able to organize around thecentral axis and deeply feel the spinal flexion, extension, twisting and side bending of the work. For some reason the support of the water made it easier to feel the movement originating from the core. I highly recommend this work for anyone at any level to feel the Pilates work as it was intended. – Carol LeMaitre

HGdls2100copyright2015JStacey I had a blast doing Pilates Aquatics™ with Jennifer Stacey! As a Pilates teacher myself, I was amazed by how well Jennifer translated the Classical Pilates exercises to be done in and by the water. Pilates Aquatics enables you to easily feel your core working, and being in the pool is an especially safe way to exercise. This workout is both fun and challenging for beginning to advanced students of Pilates. – Alicia Stone

HGSLSLS2copyright2015JStaceySLC9550copyright2015JStacey copyI worked on the swim board during the retreat in Italy, that was organized by Jennifer  Stacey. I think the swim board is an important invention. The Pilates exercises on the swim board were easily adapted to my own capabilities / limitations. During the specific Pilates exercise organized to perform in the water is the upward force your
friend and your challenge. (That was very funny). Great results in a short period of time. After the first class, my neck and shoulders felt connected to the rest of my body. I believe that it is very important that during class we experienced great fun together. And certainly not in the last place, “Pilates on a Pilates Aquatics board™” is a mindful activity. I had to concentrate to keep the board under control and do the exercise properly. So I it was impossible for me ‘during the exercises to make my shopping list in my head. – Pam Garcia

Pilates Aquatics was full of “Aha!” moments for me. Doing Pilates in the water provided a slight shift in physics that allowed me to immediately feel the work in a deep way. The exercises felt very accessible, and working out in a pool setting is brilliantly energizing!
– Lawrence Stone
The Pilates Aquatics™ was an excellent method of doing Pilates.  What I found was that, despite the fact I have been doing Pilates for over 12 years, Pilates Aquatics™ requires greater effort to do the simplest Pilates exercises correctly which leads to a deeper level of work for the core muscles.  The need for a greater amount of balance due to the board buoyancy seems to exaggerate even the smallest movement, thereby requiring more concentration and doing the exercise correctly.  It is an exercise method I would strongly recommend. – Ken Klein

Shirley Archer (Pilates Teacher) wrote an article for IDEA Fitness Journal in May 2017: Water Fitness: The Science behind the Splash. P. 36 – 44. She states several studies. “Experts agree that water fitness is positioned for significant growth owing to changing demographics, improved equipment options and greater public awareness.”  “A new era of water fitness is here.” “Mounting research on the benefits of Aquatics Exercise supporting the claim that it helps people of all ages and ability levels.”

2018: Aquatics Exercise had the highest spike growth in exercise

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Kathy Corey Workshop, March 1

Kathy Corey

2nd Generation Pilates Teacher, Author

Sunday, March 1, 2020.

10 am – 5 pm


We are thrilled to welcome Kathy Corey back to San Francisco Peak Performance Pilates in celebration of our 31st year. 

A DAYS JOURNEY WITH THE MASTER TEACHERS: Bruce King, Carola Trier, Eve Gentry + Ron Fletcher, Kathy Grant, Romana Kryzanowska

Kathy’s description: I have been very fortunate in my Pilates career to have spent time with all the Master Teachers that studied with Joseph Pilates and my knowledge is a gift from each of them. In the early 1990’s, I became the publicity director for the Institute for the Pilates method and my job was to interview and work with these incredible teachers. I got to learn what and how Joe taught each of them and their personal and professional journeys with the Pilates technique. This is the foundation of this course. Each master teacher — Bruce King, Carola Trier, Eve Gentry, Ron Fletcher, Kathy Grant and Romana Kryzanowska. I will present their incredible knowledge and individual styles of the Pilates Method through this course. We will focus more on Bruce King, Carola Trier and Eve Gentry.

I feel a tremendous responsibility to Joe, Clara and all the Master Teachers who shared their work so openly. If I can help teachers understand the depth and power of the Pilates Method, not just through the exercises, but through the principles of Pilates, I feel I am making a contribution to honor our heritage and link us to the future of the method. The future is in the hands of the students in my classes. If I can help them in their journey, I will have accomplished my goals as a teacher.

This course includes Matwork and all equipment.

Kathy Corey, a 2nd Generation Pilates Teacher, Author, is one of the busiest and most in demand international presenters who conducts clear, precise, informative Pilates workshops around the globe.  She assisted Ron Fletcher, and worked with several other elders, including helping Kathy Grant in her later years. 

Kathy Corey began her career with the Pilates Technique in 1979. She has been a leading expert in the Pilates community for over 35 years and is the Director of Kathy Corey Pilates. The Kathy Corey Certification Program is taught at locations across the United States and her continuing education programs are taught in over twenty countries. In 2004, she designed the innovative CORE Band®, which is used in studios around the world. The CORE Band® Mat Class is recognized as an enhancement to the traditional mat exercises.

Since 2007, Kathy Corey has been a Chairperson of the IDEA Pilates Task Force as well as being on the Contributing Editor Board for IDEA Pilates Today and is considered and IDEA Expert. In 2007, she was selected by IDEA as one of ten people in the world “Who Inspire the World to Fitness,” the fitness industry’s highest form of recognition.

Mrs. Corey is a “Distinguished Instructor” for PilatesAnytime. is a global Pilates studio, created for people all over the world to explore Pilates with highly skilled, well-trained instructors.

In 2013, Kathy Corey received the first Plaque of Appreciation from Pilates in Asia for her outstanding performance and contribution to the growth of Pilates around the world.

$310 early bird price prior to January 31 (+12 cc and Paypal fee (total: $322)).  $330 after January 31 (+13 cc and Paypal fee (total: $343)).  Checks and cash paid to Kathy Corey Pilates do not require a fee: please send to: Peak Performance Pilates, 323 Geary Street, suite 510, San Francisco, CA 94102.

Flyer: KCorey

Registration: Registration for Kathy Corey 2020

Contact Jennifer Stacey, MS. Early enrollment is highly recommended.

Payment for the workshop can be made through the Paypal link below (cc too).  A cc fee is applied for the transaction (see above). You can pay Kathy Corey by check, cc., cash without a fee (see above).

Kathy Corey Workshop, March 1, 2020

Peak Performance Pilates, 323 Geary Street, suite 510, San Francisco Union Square.

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Happy Boxing Day

Happy Boxing Day!  Beautiful views from the Festive SF Studio!

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Holiday Classes, spectacular views

Spectacular views while practicing Pilates! Holiday Stars!





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Kathy Corey workshop 2/29-3/1/20

Looking forward to exciting workshops taught by world renown Kathy Corey, Second Generation Teacher, February 29 – March 1, 2020.  Save the dates! San Francisco Studio.

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A JOURNEY WITH THE MASTER TEACHERS : Bruce King, Ron Fletcher, Eve Gentry.






Kathy is a world renowned Second Generation Pilates Teacher and Author. She once managed Ron Fletcher and helped take care of Kathy Grant towards the end of her life. She was the publicity person for the Institute for the Pilates Method in the early 90s.

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Holiday Season at the SF Studio

What a wonderful place to be in the holiday season!

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Dr. Robertshaw’s informative workshop

Thank you Dr. Robertshaw for your informative workshop.

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Dr. Robertshaw seminar Nov. 13

Scintillating seminar with Dr. Richard Robertshaw, DC  as part of Peak Performance Pilates’ 30th year celebrations.

Addressing injuries, neurological conditions, client limitations and signs to watch out for in Pilates.
Wed., November 13, 6:30 – 8:00 pm.
1.5 PMA CECs pending
$90 each. See below for payment link.

Bring questions you may have about clients who have difficult conditions, and how to deal with people who have medical problems.

323 Geary Street, suite 510, SF on the corner of Geary and Powell.

Contact Jennifer Stacey, MS

Flyer: Robertshaw wsnov

Registration: Registration for Dr RR 2019

You can purchase Dr. Robertshaw’s seminars at this Paypal link below. $90.  Payment can also be made to Dr. Robertshaw with check, cash or cc.

Dr. Robertshaw’s Injury Seminar. $90. November 13:

Dr. Richard Robertshaw, DC, incorporates the Visceral Technique, Applied Kinesiology, Cranio-Sacral, and Sacral Occipital Technique in his esteemed SF Chiropractic Medical practice (est. 1979). Dr. Robertshaw has taught at several Chiropractic Colleges, and is a continuing education teacher for Chiropractors and health practitioners. SF Bay Area Pilates, Dance and Movement teachers refer their clients to Dr. Robertshaw to help them on their journey to full health. He has created and patented several office chairs, drum thrones, and other ergo-kinetic chairs. Dr. Robertshaw is a wealth of knowledge that we are lucky to have in the Bay Area.

Coming February 29, March 1:  Kathy Corey.

2020 Dr. Wonson: Nutrition for health and healing.

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Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ at Pilates Method Alliance conference

Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ fun at Booth 9 at the Pilates Method Alliance Conference!

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Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ class

Immersion™ Pilates Aquatics™ classes on beautiful October Fridays!  Have fun at Booth 9 at the Pilates Method Alliance Conference, and sign up for a free session at the La Portola hotel and Marriott pools. October 23-26.

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