Here at Excel, we are very adamant about focusing on expansive knowledge of the classical Pilates method. Advanced training and continued education are key in keeping the minds and bodies of both current and aspiring teachers in our field. Lesa, founder and instructor here at Excel Pilates DC, is pleased to announce that she is bringing in Pilates expert MeJo Wiggin to do our next continued education workshop!
Sunday, Feburary 9, 2014 10 AM- 3:30 PM
Excel Pilates DC
3407 8th St NE
Washington, DC 20017
MeJo began her Pilates study with Master Teacher Romana Kryzanowska in 1990. She was fortunate to study with many renowned teachers including Sari Majia Santos, Kathy Grant, Jay Grimes, and Bob Liekens. By 1995 she was teaching next to Romana at Drago’s Gym in NYC and was later certified by Romana in 2003 as a Teacher Trainer for Romanas’ new school, Romana’s Pilates.
MeJo is recognized as one of the leading practitioners in the method, and is considered one of Romana’s protégés. Romana often referred to MeJo’s work as “Poetry in Motion,” and she awarded MeJo with a Gold Card in 2002 for her advanced abilities.
MeJo is featured in over five DVD’s, including the Romana’s Pilates Mat Series, Romana on Pilates: The Legacy Edition, Pilates Revealed with Jay Grimes, and her own videos: 20 Minutes Twice a Week and The Gratz Arm Chair. She is a featured teacher for Pilatesology, has appeared on national television, and has been written up in numerous publications for her expertise in Classical Pilates.
While running her own studio for 13 years in Greenwich, Connecticut, she became sought after. Her keen eye and skillful hands-on approach has changed hundreds of bodies. Her students have included Pilates teachers and apprentices, celebrities, professional athletes and dance companies, movie stars, and supermodels. She has also applied the Method to help students suffering from injuries, scoliosis, back pain, and many other conditions. MeJo’s work quickly gained popularity, and soon doctors from the renowned Hospital for Special Surgery in NY referred their patients to her for rehabilitation pre and post surgery.
Today, MeJo is a strong advocate and example of the Classical Pilates Method. She is sought after for her captivating seminars in the United States, Europe, and Russia. MeJo’s mission is to continue teaching and inspiring students and instructors worldwide in the Classical Pilates Method.