Summer School


Summer School is a series of Pilates continuing education for certified Pilates instructors.

Held at the original Pilates Co-op, FORM Pilates is THE place for serious Pilates instructors. FORM is a shared workspace just for Pilates instructors where they can bring their own clients, learn how to build their own business, and join a community of like minded peers.

Experienced Pilates pros know when our schedule frees up from teaching clients, we go back to school!

Sign up for one or both workshops. We have great AC and promise you’ll have fun out of the sun!

MELT for The Busy Pilates Instructor

with Hallee Altman | June 20, 2018 1-3pm 

Experiencing the effects of connective tissue hydration in just minutes a day

Always feel like you’re giving your client the best but neglecting yourself?

The MELT Method is a self treatment technique that relieves the aches and pains and compensatory movement patterns associated with daily living.  As instructors, we often neglect our own bodies when working with clients all day. MELT offers a quick and easy way to enhance your own Pilates practice as well as make you feel fantastic even when you only have minutes to move.

The MELT Method uses a soft foam roller and specific MELT sequences that are designed to rehydrate the body and rebalance your nervous system. Not only will you feel the difference in your resting posture, but also in your Pilates workouts.  Don’t miss this opportunity to transform your understanding of connective tissue (fascia) and its role in exercise.

In this workshop we will:

Learn simple self-treatments you can do anywhere to remain pain-free and healthy

Learn the 4 Rs of MELT Length Reconnect, Rebalance, Rehydrate and Release

Discover how MELT Strength allows you to access the unconscious neurological pathways to influence the muscular timing required for pain free stability and mobility

Come ready to move, discuss, and delve deeper into The MELT Method!


$120 for one Summer School Workshop

$160 for both Summer School Workshops

$75 for Cooperative Members

Private and duet session available before the workshop. Email us studio [at] formpilates [dot] com to inquire about these sessions.

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Meet Hallee:

Hallee Altman is an advanced MELT instructor, the co-creator of MELT for Pilates, and the owner of The Center Studio®. She has been teaching the Pilates Method since 2001 when she was certified by Romana Kryzanowska. Hallee earned her PMA certification in 2013 and became a PMA continuing education provider in 2015. 

Hallee has led numerous instructor and general public workshops on the topic of Pilates for people living with Parkinson Disease, Pilates mat classes, MELT, and the fusion of these two incredible and complementary modalities. She is inspired to teach others to better understand their body’s boundaries and intensify their workouts while staying pain-free.

Hallee graduated summa cum laude from Emory University in 1999, and in 2003 she earned a Master’s degree in Dance Education from NYU.  She is the proud mom of two elementary school aged girls who love to use her Pilates studio as their playground!

Wunda Chair Wonders

with Blossom Leilani | July 18th, 2018  1-3pm 

In this Wunda Chair workshop, Blossom will lead an exploration of the traditional exercises of the Wunda Chair.

This is not a workshop of dazzling new choreography or tricks, but, rather, a look at the classical movements of the Wunda Chair stripped of flourishes to highlight its simple yet challenging  movements. She will share some simple variations to the traditional Wunda Chair exercises that will assist in flexion, extension and rotation of the spine without adding dozens of new exercises.

Blossom will gently (and not so gently) remind instructors of exercises that are completely accessible, but sometimes left off the to-do list.


$120 for one Summer School Workshop

$160 for both Summer School Workshops

$75 for Cooperative Members

Private and duet session available before the workshop. Email us studio [at] formpilates [dot] com to inquire about these sessions.

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Meet Blossom:

Blossom Leilani Crawford is the owner and director of Bridge Pilates in Brooklyn, New York. She delivers her playful and powerful teaching methods that was 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.

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. 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! | Instagram: @bridgepilates |