Pilates Teacher Association Limited in association with CIMSPA, Pilates Designs LLC and Legacy Pilates Apparatus present

The Comprehensive Pilates Teacher – an emerging occupation Symposium

7th December 2018

The Pilates Conference – Return to Life – The System of Pilates

8th and 9th December 2018

Lancaster University and Lancaster House Conference Centre

Ellel, Lancaster Lancashire LA1 4GJ


2018 Conference Speakers

Lead Presenters

Junghee Won

Murat Berkin

Alison Salmond

Javier Perez Pont

Workshop Leaders

Ronnie Green

Rebecca Convey

Julie Driver

Janet Philp

Group Mat Teachers

Rebecca Convey

Julie Driver

Rebecca Leary

Lesley McPherson

Roberta Trzebinski

A Full 2 Day Programme of Event

Internationally Renowned

The 2018 Conference welcomes welcomes internationally renowned presenters with clear evidential links to first generation teachers

Mat Classes

Workshops and Mat classes are held each day and may be booked on registration. A limited number of private classes are also available.

Return to Life Conference 2016

In 2016 the Pilates Teacher Association held their inaugural 'Return to Life' Conference on the Isle of Man, where Joseph Pilates spent almost 5 years of his life.

Watch the video below to find out more.

Demonstration Apparatus

The Comprehensive Pilates Teacher uses a variety of equipment designed by Joseph Pilates. No conference would be complete without it!

We are delighted that Pilates Designs LLC and Legacy Pilates Apparatus are providing equipment for conference.

The equipment is available for purchaseat conference prices with priority purchase option offered to PTA members

click here for full details

Gala Dinner & Dance

Join us to celebrate Joe's Birthday at the PTA Gala Dinner

Fine dining, music and dance - the perfect way to end the 2018 Conference

Saturday 8th December
19:00 to Midnight


Stay on Campus

Lancaster Conferences have a selection of dedicated and affordable guest rooms available on campus.

They are ideally located for a short walk and after the Gala Dinner and Disco on Saturday 8th December.

Please note, Conference fees do not include accomodation

Location and Travel

During world war one Joseph Pilates was interned as an enemy alien in various camps around the UK, the most well-known being Knockaloe on the Isle of Man where we held our conference in 2016. He was also interned in Lancaster Castle. We are bringing his method back to Lancaster.


Joseph wanted is method to be taught in schools and in 2016 we used King William’s college on the Isle of Man.  This year The Pilates Teacher Association has chosen a centre of higher educational excellence for our conference second conference.

Lancaster University Conference centre is easily accessible from all around the UK and Europe. The closest Airport is Manchester