About Madeline Black
Primary Teacher Training:
Madeline Black Pilates
Madeline Black has distinguished herself as an international leader in Pilates Instruction and movement education. To date she has presented her work at distinguished forums such as Balanced Body: Pilates On Tour (POT)
, the Pilates Method Alliance
, the Body Mind Expo Conference
, and Pilates Style
. Madeline is a Mentor in the Passing the Torch Program
created by Balanced Body and coaches the most advanced teachers, raising the education and quality in the Pilates industry. She has also given workshops in Italy, Germany, Japan, Ireland, Spain and through out the US.
Madeline draws inspiration from a vast knowledge of anatomy, biomechanics, quantum physics, and energy work, which has lead to an innovative, interdisciplinary approach to Pilates, yoga, and Gyrotonic. 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 studied Pilates under many of the modern masters of our time, including Eve Gentry, Romana Kryzanowska, Naja Cori, Jean Claude West
and Anna Schmitz
. Additionally, she worked and mentored with Marika Molnar
at Eastside Sports Medicine Center in New York, studied anatomy and neuromuscular re-education with Irene Dowd
, Gyrotonic with Julio Horvath
, orthopedic massage with Tom Hendrickson
, Integrative Manual Therapy with Sharon Weilselfish-Giammatteo,
and Lauren Berry technique with Lynda Caesara
. She is also exploring the field of energy work.
A resident of Sonoma, California, Madeline's home studio is