Thank you for attending!
Thank you so much for attending this year's PMA conference! Don't forget to mark your calendars for the 2017 Annual Meeting in Indian Wells, CA (Palm Springs) from October 25-28, 2017!
Miss the conference?
Audio recordings will be available shortly!
The PMA's Annual Meeting is:
- An important continuing education event led by Pilates leaders from across the globe
- An annual reunion of colleagues, friends and peers
- A massive international networking opportunity
- A chance to speak personally with over 50 vendors providing goods and services to Pilates practitioners
- A time to hear about the PMA’s new projects and priorities
- A way to engage directly with PMA board members and staff
- A chance to attend fantastic hospitality events
What happened at the 2016 Annual Meeting?
Pre & Post Conference Workshops
On Thursday October 27, we offered a selection of eight 4-hour workshops on specialist topics, as well as the chance to sit for the Pilates Certification Exam. On Sunday October 30, we brought back the one and only Irene Dowd, and she taught her workshop Ideokinesis for Pilates Teachers.
Pilates Workshops and Classes
The heart and soul of this event were the workshops and mat classes taught by Pilates leaders from around the globe. Attendees studied with a wide spectrum of most talented Pilates educators available, covering a spectrum of essential topics.
Highlighting Pilates Research
This year’s conference featured 3 events that focused on research into efficacy of the Pilates Method. The Opening General Assembly on Friday October 28 featured a keynote address by Sherri Betz, PT, GCS, PMA®-CPT and Rebecca Hess, PhD, from the PMA’s Research Committee. Their talk inspired us all and shed light on how to get involved with creating relevant, accessible Pilates research to share with the community. On the afternoon of October 28, Sherri Betz led a 90-minute general assembly presenting the most exciting and illuminating researchers and their findings regarding the Pilates Method. And on Saturday October 29, Rebecca Hess led a 2-hour workshop specifically teaching our delegates how to conduct their own research projects. Thank you for joining us in building understanding of why Pilates is special and different by getting involved with research!