360° Pilates is an immersion into the traditional Pilates method that combines live and online learning. Participants get to learn the concepts of Joe Pilates’ original work and experience the physical transformation that comes with it.
It’s a program for discerning professionals who wish to become fluent in the traditional Pilates method. Whether you are looking to deepen your understanding of the work in a profound and unique way, or just fully immerse yourself in the practice—360° Pilates was made for you.
360° Pilates is based on research of Joe Pilates’ original thought-process and highlights his philosophies, concepts and intentions.
While the Pilates method doesn’t need innovation, 360° Pilates is innovative in its approach to education: an exclusive video library integrates with workbooks and homework that bring the material to life well beyond the seminars. Over 400 exercises can be studied from multiple angles in streaming HD.
Pilates is more than a list of movements, and more than a number of muscles exercised—it’s a philosophy of physical culture that is as relevant today as it was at the method’s time of conception.
Whichever style of Pilates you currently practice or teach—there is tons to be learned from looking at this work both through the lens of its original intentions and the perspective of modern movement training principles.
It’s true, you can’t learn Pilates online. But, you can learn a whole lot about it online. 360° Pilates separates what is best learned in a live seminar setting from what is best explored in a self-paced manner. Combine the two and you will, in fact, learn more!
Enroll in this unique education opportunity to discover Pilates anew and to bring this incredible work to life for yourself and your students.
Learn more about how the program works in the video above.
Benjamin Degenhardt is the founder of 360° Pilates, which he developed based on his research of the original Pilates method. When he is not in a Twist on the Reformer, he most likely is either teaching it to someone or breaking it down during a 360° Pilates seminar.
Benny Olk has assisted Benjamin since 2015. He is the nimble body that demonstrates during seminars and the friendly face in charge of communications. When he is not on the Long Box, he is probably rehearsing or performing on the dance stages of the world.
Joana Matos not only knows the Pilates method in and out, she catalogued the 360° Pilates syllabus for the online platform and our upcoming Pilates Metrics app. When she is not taking flight in Swan on the Barrel, she is most likely to be found wherever there is inspired music and dance.
“Working with Benjamin redefined many aspects of our teaching at Flex Studio. 360° Pilates is the perfect continuing education program to realign our approach to each exercise, sequencing, and corrective exercise.”
“360° Pilates takes you back to the heart of the method with more depth and detail. The online resources and workbooks are outstanding!”
“Benjamin’s gift is that he empowers you with knowledge that is easy to digest and you’re left with tools that you can use and incorporate into your practice and teaching right away.”
360° Pilates delivers a great understanding of the history and intentions of the method, and is inclusive and respectful of all Pilates strains. I’m proud to host this program in the Bay Area!
360° Pilates is a perspective on the original Pilates method researched and developed by Benjamin Degenhardt. Offering inspired education and resources to the certified Pilates professional, 360° Pilates is based on tradition — but delivered with a modern understanding of movement, health, and fitness training.
Currently offering a continuing education program consisting of 3 immersive seminars paired with online coursework, self-study, and workbooks, participants get to reexamine the work and become part of a new network of teachers that operates from a common approach to the work.
360° Pilates is for you if you are…
… a certified Pilates professional (any experience level, any training school)
… hungry to dig deeper into your knowledge and understanding of the Pilates method
… ready to invest in your own practice
… in need of Pilates Method Alliance CEC’s
360° Pilates works like a language immersion. For the duration of the course, participants live and breathe the work and engage with it in a hybrid of live and online/remote learning. The program allows participants to fully understand and embrace the traditional Pilates method and its underlying concepts, and manifest their new understanding as they work their way through the 360° Pilates workbooks.
Completing coursework in person or online (coming in 2018) does not result in an official teacher credential – but graduates will be identified in an exclusive directory and receive materials to showcase that they are indeed “360° Pilates Trained”.
The live workshops are a vital component to learning from the 360° Pilates knowledge base. In its latest format, there are four 16-hour seminars, held over the course of 2 days:
• Assessment & Conditioning
• Corrective Exercise Strategies
• Gymnastics & Advanced Movement Skills
• Teaching Skills
These workshops are held the world over (starting in 2018) and can be taken individually and in any order (the ‘Assessment & Conditioning’ workshop is an excellent place to start). Enrolling in a workshop will unlock preparatory homework and implementation materials on the website. Keep an eye on the education calendar for updated dates and host sites.
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The video library is a study tool specific to the program and will remain exclusively available to trainees enrolled in 360° Pilates. That said, a remote learning path will launch in 2018.