Kathleen Conklin, Director

In 1997, Conklin transitioned from a career in law to teaching from the discipline of the Pilates Method of Physical and Mental Conditioning.  In 18 years and 30,000 hours, she has begun to comprehend the vast shimmering depth of the body work which is physiologically-correct movement.

Pilates with Kathleen has been:

~restorative for people with Ehlers Danlos Disorder,  Parkinson’s, Lymphoma, kyphosis and scoliosis, spinal stenosis, Erb’s Palsy;

~revitalizing for post-partum, and recovery from knee and hip replacements;

~sustaining for tennis players, golfers, dancers, cyclists, runners, triathletes, and Ironman participants -whether their first or their twelfth.


Background and publications:

Foundational teacher training with one of the original certifying institutions, the Pilates Studio of the Midwest, in Evanston, IL, 1997; study with Fatima and Juanita.

Completion of two, 10-day Intensive Trainings and additional private lessons with The Pilates Center in Boulder, CO; study with Amy Alpers, Rachel Segel, Debora Kolwey.

Participation at world conference and several intensive training courses with Michael Miller Pilates, Boulder; Michael Miller.

Completion of continuing PMA credits and other education with Mary Bowen (MA), Pilates Elder, including ‘Pilates Plus Psyche’  and ‘Lifelong Body’.

Workshops, PMA accredited, with Madeline Black (CA), including ‘Sole to Spine’ and ‘Ribs Inspired’.

Study with Michele Larsson (NM) in workshop, Middleton WI.

Study with Virginia Nicholas, Moving Breath Pilates.

Studied Dissection Anatomy at University of WI, in completion of Dance Certificate (1986), and foundation studies for health law and completion of JD at UW-Law School, (1990).

Additional studies in the Eric Franklin Method, Neurovascular Integration (NVI) therapy study with Cathy Holway, and connective tissue organization.

Author of “WEE SMALL STRETCH BOOK”  (2010) and accompanying DVD, “Breathe. Stretch. Move.” (2011).

Author of chapters on “Breathing” and “Stretching” in Manual for CycleOps Pro 300 PT, from Saris Cycling Group.

New clients start at the rate of $85 per hour, or $55 each for duets, with Kathleen.