Sunday, March 10, 2019 

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT

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The Pilates Loft

 2407 Columbia Pike Suite 100

Arlington, VA 22204

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Contact Info:

Alia Staples   Phone:  (703) 566-9623

United States Pilates Association®  LLC

Email:  uspilatesassociation@gmail.com 


The United States Pilates Association ® LLC (U.S.P.A.®)

in conjunction with The Pilates Loft, Arlington, VA

Presents a Continuing Education Seminar for 

The New York Pilates Studio® Certification Program 

Hosted by The Pilates Loft






Registration begins at 8:30AM

9:00am - 12:00pm:   "Reformer Refresh"        (4 Credits)  
In this Reformer workshop, we will refresh your usual routine. With the use of some simple images we will learn how to get more out of our clients and ourselves on this well used piece of Pilates equipment. We will follow the traditional order of Mr. Pilates with an emphasis on the most performed exercises. Come join in the fun for your teaching toolbox and revitalize your Reformer routine.
12:00PM - 1:45PM Lunch

2:00pm - 5:00pm:       "Unusual Wunda Chair"      (4 Credits)    
In this workshop, we will dive into the Wunda Chair exercises that are less often taught. An hour-long Wunda Chair session usually leaves out some wonderful exercises. We will take a look at, demystify and explore some of these to broaden and deepen your own practice as well as that of your students. It has been my experience that some of these are ideal for clients who have a specific issue or seeking a fresh challenge. Diversify your Wunda Chair teaching repertory with accessible Wunda Chair exercises that will transform your understanding of this studio workhorse.

This Continuing Education Seminar will qualify as Continuing Education for The New York Pilates Studio® Teacher Certification Program  Attendance will qualify as credits towards Continuing Education Requirements as listed below:


*All Continuing Education Seminars are subject to cancellation, rescheduling, change of topic and/or instructors at the discretion of the U.S.P.A.®. In the event of a cancellation or rescheduling only, registered attendees will be afforded a refund.

Blossom Leilani Crawford

Blossom Leilani Crawford is the owner and director of Bridge Pilates in Brooklyn, New York. She is known for her playful and powerful teaching methods, which she developed during the seventeen years she worked with Pilates Elder Kathleen Stanford Grant. Since then, Blossom has made it her mission to expose each one of her students to the joy and satisfaction that comes from intelligent exercise.

Blossom had the good fortune to be introduced to Pilates by Kathy Grant in 1993, during her first year as a dance student at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. A venerated teacher, Kathy was one of only two people to personally receive her Pilates teaching certification from Joseph Pilates himself. Blossom was impressed by the effect that Kathy's exacting and intuitive approach to Pilates had on maintaining and healing her body, and continued to study with her throughout her rigorous dance program.

After three years of working with Kathy, Blossom became her Teaching Assistant at NYU, an honored position that she held for over a decade (1996-2007). With Kathy's encouragement, Blossom went on to pursue private study with Pilates Elder Romana Kryzanoyska. She received her Pilates teaching certification in 1999, after six hundred hours of practice and observation.

Blossom's current work is a blend of her own considerable experience, Romana's more traditional set of training methods, and Kathy's flexible and demanding style. She is known for her ability to seamlessly integrate Pilates lineages as the situation demands, and for her insight into Kathy's work. The diverse stylistic approaches Blossom can access on the spot has made her a sought after Pilates instructor at conferences throughout the United States and abroad.

In January of 2006, Blossom opened Bridge Pilates to ensure a space where all styles of Pilates are present and honored, as Kathy had always taught her. In addition to teaching private sessions, workshops, and conferences, Blossom is a faculty member at Mark Morris Dance Center in downtown Brooklyn, where her vigorous group mat classes are open to the community. Most importantly, Blossom is the fiercely proud mother of two children-which means balancing the career she loves with her desire to get dinner on the table in time!