Madeline Black

Madeline Black

Madeline Black has distinguished herself as an international leader in movement and exercise education. She has been known as the “teacher’s teacher” for over 25 years. Madeline draws from her vast knowledge, continuous study and exploration of the body. She is seen in her field as the synthesizer, integrating movement science, osteopathic theory, manual therapy, and energy work, to create an innovative, interdisciplinary approach to Pilates, Yoga and Gyrotonic. Through teaching teachers, she is raising the quality of continuing education and client instruction in the Pilates industry.

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, make her a beloved and sought-after instructor.

She offers in-depth coaching and workshops at Studio 26 in NYC, Pilates Movement Space in Tokyo and Studio A and Essence Pilates in Germany every year.

Madeline presents regularly for Pilates On Tour, Pilates Method Alliance and the Pilates Leadership Programme. She is also a distinguished presenter of classes on the Pilates Anytime online website.

Madeline’s first comprehensive book on her approach to the body in movement was released in 2015: Centered: Organizing the Body Through Kinesiology, Movement Theory and Pilates Technique.