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Jillian Hessel

 
Jillian Hessel has been teaching Pilates since 1981. She is a “Hybrid of the Masters,” having studied and worked with many of the first generation teachers who trained directly under Joseph Pilates.
Read More Her mentors were Kathy Grant, Carola Trier, and Ron Fletcher. She also had the good fortune to meet Eve Gentry, Romana Kryzanowska, Lolita San Miguel, and Mary Bowen.

A retired ballet dancer, she was privileged to work with George Balanchine, and she took classes with modern dance pioneer Martha Graham. Jillian is a devotee of Iyengar Yoga, which informs the individualized adjustments she employs with her Pilates students. In the Pilates community, she is known for her concise verbal instruction and crystal clear imagery.

Her book Pilates Basics, went into its’ second printing in 2017, and is often used as a teaching manual for Pilates trainings. Jillian has written many articles for Pilates Style Magazine, IDEA Pilates Today, and various online publications. She mentors Certified Pilates Teachers through her "Keeping the Flame" program and has her own line of instructional DVD's, available on her website. You can take her online classes on YouTube and Pilates Anytime.
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Recent Videos with Jillian

Jun 07, 2015
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V-Sit with Long Pole
Jillian Hessel
Tutorial
15 min
Jillian Hessel Pilates
#2179

May 31, 2015
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Red Pole Series
Jillian Hessel
Tutorial
20 min
Jillian Hessel Pilates
#2178

May 21, 2015
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Ladder Barrel Workout
Jillian Hessel
Mod. Pace
Level 2
30 min
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#2180

Workshops with Jillian

Workshop $35

Jun 06, 2014
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Cadillac Techniques
Jillian Hessel
50 min
Jillian Hessel Pilates
#1819
Workshop $45

Dec 27, 2013
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Carola Shares
Jillian Hessel
2 hrs
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#1396