Thinking Pilates Podcast

A Podcast For The Curios + Innovative

A Different Way To Think About Teaching Pilates.

Welcome to the Thinking Pilates Podcast!

A Different Way To THINK About Pilates.

Pilates is a mindset. Movement is a practice. Teaching is a relationship. We talk about it all. The Thinking Pilates Podcast is a fun, edgy, insightful, and relevant (slightly irreverent) conversation that will make ANY Pilates teacher — or yoga, or dance, or anyone who teaches movement — pause and reconsider how they do what they do. Join us as we probe the inner edges of the Pilates industry and the outer limits of movement science, psychology, art, mindfulness and more. We’re in search of how to be better humans through movement and the Pilates mindset. It’s a wild ride. Jump on!

Created by Chantill Lopez, founder of Skillful Teaching, and co-hosted by master teacher trainer and mentor Debora Kolwey, of the Pilates Center in Boulder, CO, and master teacher and founder of and owner of Evolved Body Studio, James Crader.

Chantill Lopez
Chantill LopezCreator + Host
Debora Kolwey
Debora KolweyCo-creator + Co-host
James Crader
James CraderCo-host

Ep 22: Special Edition – Practice. Working in Real Life.

The next two episodes of the Thinking Pilates Podcast are a special addition to our series. They are both candid conversations I recently had with teachers and students about the realities of self-practice, what it is supposed to look like, and how to maintain it. This is a frequent theme on our show, however these episodes […]

Ep 21: Zen and the Art of Teaching with Tom McCook

Tom McCook is one of my all time favorite teachers not only to study with but to just be near. There are those rare people who you gravitate toward as if they were pulling you into their orbit – that is Tom. Learn how this deeply calm, compassionate and inquisitive teacher builds his teaching foundation. […]

Ep 19: Pilates, Healthcare and Mentors with Dr. Suzanne Martin

In this podcast interview Dr. Suzanne Martin talks about her work and how she got where she is: a master Pilates teacher with a Ph.D. in physical therapy. We also chat about what inspires her to keeping pushing Pilates as a means of healing and a potential alternative to traditional healthcare. It was very cool to […]

Ep 18: How The Pilates Philosophy Will Help You Not Be Afraid To Ask For Money

This brief recording is an exploration of how, by knowing, understanding, and integrating the Pilates philosophy we can more easily and authentically guide our students down a direct path to practicing with us. Learn what you can do to get more comfortable with selling what you do simply by getting excited and being honest about […]

Ep 16: Bridging The Disconnect – Working With Scoliosis & Osteoporosis

This interview was one of the BEST I’ve done! I loved Lindy Royer from the moment we met (sounds like the beginning of a love story 😉 at the Balanced Body Faculty training many years ago. She’s got spunk. She’s smart, thoughtful, and no-nonsense. She sees her students as whole and gets straight to the […]

Ep 15: The First Conversation With Master Teacher Debora Kolwey

Listen to an inspiring, intelligent, informative conversation that will spark your desire to be better at what you do and reassure you that you are not alone. Meet master teacher Debora Kolwey of The Pilates Center in Boulder, Co. She’s thoughtful, intelligent, and been in the biz for a freakin’ long time! She has something […]

Ep 13: SPECIAL EPISODE! The Origins of Pilates Part 1 – Don’t miss this!

The Thinking Pilates Podcast is about providing you with awesome content about Pilates, the method itself and how to teach it, what it’s like to be a teacher and how we can EXCELL at teaching as a craft. That’s why from now on I’m giving you access to TONS of the most awesome interviews, workshops, […]

Episode 12: Two Teachers Get REAL with SELF-PRACTICE

Conversation with two teachers about their experience working with resistance, self-doubt, self-care, and internal motivation in a recent round of the 28-day Fulfilled & Successful Pilates Teacher Online Course. If you need a little pick-me-up, want to know you’re not alone and are curious to learn more about how the 28-day course can actually impact […]