Centered – A Five Day Intensive with Madeline Black

After reading her book Centered: Organizing the Body Through Kinesiology, Movement Theory and Pilates Technique cover to cover, we’re delighted to welcome Centered Madeline BlackMadeline Black to the studio for a five day intensive for teachers in October 2018.

The body moves in a predictably non-linear way. Madeline Black is developing a series of trainings to immerse the movement teacher into a highly focused and engaging experience to better understand these body movements and patterns.

Madeline’s approach to training is an organic process focused on precision and highly tuned movement techniques. The “Immersive” trainings are for experts in movement looking to advance their education, perception, intuition, and manual skills. Madeline escorts each participant through personal feedback on the process of working with the body. She customises each segment to match the needs and energy of the participants which provides a unique experience for each instructor.

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Centred – A Five Day Intensive

Gather: (Intensive 1) is patterned after the format of Madeline Black’s book “Centered.” Beginning at the feet and moving through the body with an eye toward whole body movement integration, Madeline creates a comprehensive course. See below for detailed outline of this segment of the trainings.

Encompass: Circles around exploring the various possibilities of movement choices to effectively create session-changing movement patterns and habits. Encompass will cover the Gather practice and expand on those techniques with advanced movement patterns.

  • Immerse yourself in an educational experience that is palpable and immediately useful
  • Improve your eye for identifying movement patterns
  • Understand the design of human movement in all aspects of the body, musculoskeletal, fascial, organs, fluids and more
  • Experience new techniques featured in “Immersive”
  • Confirm your touch and movement guidance
  • Improve your capabilities as a movement specialist
  • Begin to see your clients in a whole body way, addressing their needs that create change in the body immediately
  • Advance your teaching to a higher level of skill
  • Expand your intuitive gift, we all have them!
  • PMA CECs avaiable

Gather Day by Day
Day 1: Introduction of philosophy and movement theory approach, movement analysis to include gait patterning, movement of the ankle/feet and influence to the pelvis and spine
Day 2: Balancing and restoring function through movement for the feet and pelvis
Day 3: Trunk techniques focusing on the deep anterior spine, diaphragms and spine movement
Day 4: Shoulder girdle dysfunction and function, relationship of the spine/ribs to the shoulder and neck
Day 5: Working whole body session


Five Days – October 10th to October 14th 2018
Wed Oct 10th: 10:30 – 5:30
Thu Oct 11th: 10:30 – 5:30
Fri Oct 12th: 09:30 – 17:00
Sat Oct 13th: 13:00 – 20:00
Sun Oct 14th: 11:30 – 18:30


The early bird price for this five day intensive workshop is €1,375. Full price is €1,499.

A full refund is available for cancellations 2 months prior to start date of course.
If less than 2 months a partial refund is available, minus a 25% administration fee.
No refunds if less than 30 days cancellation period is given.


A certificate of attendance will be provided.

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About Your Instructor

Madeline Black has distinguished herself as an international leader in movement and exercise education and author of the highly acclaimed book “Centered”. She is known as the “teacher’s teacher” for over 25 years.

Madeline draws from her vast knowledge, continuous study and exploration of the body. Madeline BlackShe is seen in her field as the synthesizer, integrating movement science, osteopathic theory, manual therapy, and energy work creating an innovative, interdisciplinary approach to Pilates, Yoga and Gyrotonic. She coaches the most advanced teachers, raising the education and quality of instruction in the Pilates industry.

What sets Madeline’s teaching apart is her emphasis on clear instruction. From her lecture demos, to her hands-on work, to her educational and supplemental materials, participants leave her workshops immediately able to integrate her ideas and concepts into sessions with their own clients. Her accessibility, articulateness, commitment to Pilates, and decades of experience, makes her a beloved and sought-after instructor.

Madeline has instigated groups of teachers around the world who are Pilates Movement Practitioners following the body-mind set of her comprehensive and integrated approach. She offers in-depth coaching and workshops annually at Studio M in Sonoma, Studio 26 in NYC, and Pilates Movement Space in Tokyo. Madeline has taught her work in over 20 countries.

Madeline presents regularly for Pilates On Tour, Pilates Method Alliance and international conferences. Madeline appears on the distinguished Pilates Anytime, an online class website offering movement classes and workshops. Online workshops are also featured on Fusion Pilates EDU, connect here:

Madeline’s life pursuit is the discovery of how the human body moves.Madeline Black Interview Pilates Anytime

This encompasses the creation of movement techniques based on Pilates, yoga and gyrotonic, the integration of manual work into the movement experience and through her training of other teachers, helping others to sustain movement capacity throughout their lives. Her extensive study and widely respected accomplishments in the field of movement and fitness have fuelled her rise as an international leader in training and certification of Pilates instructors. Worldwide her name is synonymous with the highest level of professional pursuit in the teaching and practice of Pilates. She has authored certification training manuals and many articles for industry magazines and online. A resident of Sonoma, California USA, Madeline’s home studio is Studio M Pilates.



About Centered

Centered: Organizing the Body Through Kinesiology, Movement Theory and Pilates TechniqueCentered Madeline Black

sets out to define a scope of practice – the integrative movement practitioner. The practice encompasses:

  • An understanding of the body’s movement potential
  • Analysis of the available movement in the body by identifying holding patterns caused by dysfunctional movement in the individual
  • Changing restrictions through techniques such as muscle energy, innovative Pilates set-ups on the apparatus and hands-on work
  • Developing a whole body approach for strengthening and brain imprinting exercises to reinforce a new way of moving
  • Self practice and continued education

320 pages, highly illustrated paperback