An exclusive weekend with

Pilates Elder MARY BOWEN 

Don't miss this rare opportunity to meet a legendary teacher who studied directly with Joseph and Clara Pilates!

Mary Bowen is the most senior Pilates Elder still teaching Pilates. She studied directly with Joe and Clara Pilates and has been teaching Pilates for the last 45 years!  She has also been a Jungian psychoanalyst for 49 years, and since 1995 has combined her 2 specialties into "Pilates Plus Psyche" which is her signature contribution to the Pilates worldwide community.

"I believe a teacher should always remain a student"

- Mary Bowen

Mary studied with Joe and Clara for six and a half years, twice a week until Joe died.  She then continued with weekly lessons in New York City with Bob Seed, Romana Kryzanowska, Kathy Grant, Bruce King, Jean Claude West consecutively for 7 years each, then with Christine Write for 20 years...a total of 56 years of weekly private lessons as a student!

44 years and ongoing of teaching Pilates...60 years and ongoing of “living Pilates.”

Mary will be 90 next January 18th.

Upcoming Events:

An Evening with Mary Bowen & The History of Pilates

Friday, May 3rd | 6:45pm - 9:30pm

Join us for a delightful evening with Mary as she shares the history of Pilates and her personal relationship and knowledge of Joseph and Clara Pilates over the years.  

Life Long Pilates & The Body Workshop: Understanding the natural experience of being in your body using the Pilates Method

Saturday, May 4th | 10:00am - 6:00pm (lunch break 1-3pm)

Mary Bowen is the most senior Pilates Elder still teaching Pilates. She studied with Joseph and Clara Pilates for 6 years, twice a week, and has been living Pilates for 60 years and teaching Pilates for 45 years. 


Mary’s workshop will include:

  • Finding the natural breath

  • Correcting asymmetry in the pelvis

  • Softening and releasing tissue

  • Working with gravity in movement

Learn to move simply and effectively with less tension!

"My hope is to inspire many of you throughout the world to expect a more satisfying and brilliant Pilates for yourselves, as the years pile on for you." - Mary Bowen 

Pilates Plus Psyche: A journey into the whole person 

Sunday, May 5th | 10:00am - 6:00pm (lunch break 1-3pm)

Mary Bowen has been living Jungian psychology for 60 years and practicing for 49 years as a Jungian psychoanalyst. She has been combining her 2 specialties, Pilates and Jungian theory with her clients since 1995. "Pilates Plus Psyche" is her signature contribution to the Pilates worldwide community.


Mary's workshop will help you:

    • Understand it is always the whole person that is present, conscious and unconscious together

    • Teach yourself what to expect from the typology you were born with

    • Learn about making the transition towards finding the strengths of your unconscious

    • Work with your personal typology towards becoming a whole person

    • Recognize the typology in those around you and how it affects your relationships (life partners, children, students, etc.


"All of you improves with aging.” - Mary Bowen 

Full Weekend - both workshops (Includes BONUS Friday evening talk):
Early Bird Promotion:
ONLY $649 for first 15 people! Register NOW and SAVE $150! 
One Day - single workshop (Includes BONUS Friday evening talk):
Friday Evening Talk:
Couples registering for workshops receive an additional 25% off second registration.
Save up to$200 when you take advantage of our Early Bird promotion!!
90-minute Private Sessions (May 6th & 7th) - Limited number of spaces available!! 
Call now to register! (604) 879-2900
Prices subject to GST.  VPC member discounts do not apply for these special events.

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