Continuing education weekend with Michael Fritzke & Ton Voogt - Reformer, Wunda Chair, Mat workshops25 November 2023
25 & 26 November 2023
Classes & workshops with Pilates Master Teachers
Michael Fritzke & Ton Voogt
Michael and Ton are internationally recognized Pilates Teachers, presenters, educators, consultants, and innovators, and travel the world sharing their knowledge and experience. They were the last two people to do a true apprenticeship (no manuals or seminars) with Romana Kryzanowska. In 2000 Romana asked them to become Teacher of Teachers for her original International Pilates Certification Program in NYC. As Teacher Trainers and Supervising Instructors at the uptown Pilates Studio, Michael and Ton worked closely together with Romana and her daughter Sari Mejia Santo, training, guiding and testing hundreds of apprentices through the program. During this time they also collaborated with Physical Therapists at Performing Arts Physical Therapy in NYC.
Michael and Ton believe that Pilates is both an Art and a Science. It is an Art because it requires ability in execution and it is a Science because it is based on a systematic theory. It is this systematic theory, with concepts and principles, that is the common thread in all approaches, traditional and evolved.
Michael and Ton eventually left their positions at the Pilates Studio, and used their knowledge and experience to create and set up several customized independently owned and operated full Pilates certification programs internationally. Together they developed and created - the revolutionary TRIADBALL™ the first ball of its size created specifically for the Pilates method.
Their work today incorporates the work of all the Pilates Elders and their knowledge and experience of other movement and therapy modalities. In their private practice, they have worked with numerous A-list celebrities and are currently working with professional athletes from the NFL, MLB, NBA and PGA. As life long students Michael and Ton are currently in their advanced studies of Spiraldynamik® based out of Switzerland and are the representatives for Spiraldynamik® in the fields of Pilates and Fitness in the USA.
Saturday 25th of November 2023
- 9h-10h: MAT class
- 10h-10.30h: Coffee break
- 10.30h-13.30h: workshop 1 - CLASSICAL REFORMER
In this workshop you will experience different versions of the classical Reformer exercises. We will explore how the different classical versions affect the exercises. Each variation has its own merits because of the underlying concepts and principles of the method and not because of its outward form.
The exercises are the concepts and principles of the method in motion. Therefore, there is not one version of any Pilates exercise, just the right version of the exercise for each particular body. As Joe said: “The exercises will teach you the method.”
You will leave this workshop with a deeper understanding of the depth of the work and a historical and practical knowledge of the classical exercises from various perspectives.
- 13.30h-14.30h: Lunch break
- 14.30h-17.30h: workshop 2 - WUNDA CHAIR
Joseph Pilates created different versions of his exercises for different people. Today the method continues to evolve and new versions and exercises will be created. However, we believe it is essential to know where it all started. What were some of Joseph’s original versions? How did the Elders teach or evolved them?
During their time with Romana Kryzanowska Michael and Ton had unlimited access to film, video and photo material that is commonly known as the Archival Material. In addition Michael and Ton had the honor of working with most of the other Elders directly or with their students. In this workshop you will experience and learn exercises and versions on the Wunda Chair from Joe and his protégées.
DAY 2 - FULLY BOOKED (waiting list)
Sunday 26th of November 2023
- 9h-10h: Mat class with the TRIADBALL™
- 10h-10.30h Coffee break
On the Mat with Joe & the Elders (Part 1 & 2)
Take a look back at how the versions from Joe evolved into what the Elders teach or taught. After a short introduction to the Elders, we will follow the order of the 34 mat exercises in Joe’s book. We will execute each exercise exactly as he wrote it. Next we will execute and discuss versions of that same exercise the way the Elders teach or taught it. Experience the philosophy of Joe and each Elder in motion and how they affect the particular exercise.
Joseph Pilates taught each of his protégés a version of the exercises they needed for their body. They in turn systematized their experiences, which are the foundations of the differences and similarities we have today.
Using Joseph Pilates versions of the mat exercises as a base, we will cover variations of the exercises taught by his protégés Carola Trier, Romana Kryzanowska, Kathy Grant, Eve Gentry, Lolita San Miguel, Ron Fletcher & Bruce King. You will leave this workshop with a strong understanding of the different approaches of the classical mat exercises and their connection to the Pilates repertoire we have today.
- 10.30h-13.30h: On the Mat with Joe & the Elders - PART 1
In this Part 1 of the workshop, you will cover the movements of the Hundred up to the Swan Dive from Joe's sequence.
13.30h-14.30h: Lunch break
14.30h-17.30h: On the Mat with Joe & the Elders - PART 2
In this Part 2 of the workshop, you will cover the movements of the Single Leg Kick up to the Push Ups from Joe's sequence.
2 DAYS - Sunday FULLY BOOKED - Saturday only 2 places left (FULL WEEKEND) - 4 workshops + 2 MAT classes
- 700€ - 610€ (early bird - register before November 6th)
1 DAY - 2 workshops + 1 MAT class
Option 1: Saturday - 1 mat + Workshop Reformer + Wunda Chair (only 2 places left)
Option 2: Sunday - 1 mat + Workshop Mat Joe & the elders part 1 & 2 FULLY BOOKED (waiting list)
- 370€ - 345€ (early bird - register before November 6th)
Saturday 26 november 2023
- Mat class - 30€
- Reformer workshop - 185€
- Wunda chair workshop - 185€
All prices are VAT included. If you have a European VAT nr. you do not have to pay the Belgian VAT of 21% on the workshops and 6% on the mat classes. Please be sure to mention your VAT NR. when you enroll.
Cancellation is no longer possible after 10 November.
If you cancel before 10 November, a 20% fee will be charged.