‘Pilates From Head to Toe’ Classical Workshop Series Delivered by Kirk James Smith 

Kirk James Smith is recognized as one of the leading Second Generation Pilates Instructors globally. Since 1998, he has been teaching Classical Pilates after receiving training from influential figures such as Romana Kryzanowska, Mary Bowen, and Jay Grimes.

Deep dive into the intricate connections within the body through Classical Pilates with Kirk James Smith. Join us for an educational and informative workshop series that will deepen your understanding of movement from head to toe. 


In Pilates, we believe in working the body as a whole, but true mastery comes from breaking down the body into meaningful parts to address any issues that may arise. Our four-part workshop series delves into the concepts of reciprocal and reflexive relationships within the body. Discover how instability in one area can lead to overcompensation in another, and how addressing these imbalances can unlock the full potential of movement patterns. 

What to Expect: 

Throughout this four-part series, you will uncover the intricacies of how different exercises impact various parts of the body differently. From the Knee Stretch Series revealing limitations in the hip to the trunk, shoulder girdle, wrist, ankle, and toes, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of how each component plays a vital role in the overall function of the body. 

Each workshop can be attended in isolation, allowing you to focus on a particular aspect of Pilates, or as a cohesive series, providing a holistic view of the body’s interconnectedness. 

Workshop Breakdown: 

Part One: Lower Legs and Feet 

Explore the impact of proper placement and function of the knees to the toes on the body. Learn valuable strategies to enhance the resilience of every foot you encounter. 

Part Two: Knees and Hips 

Discover how hip placement and integrity affect key exercises such as Thigh Stretch, Semicircle, and Swan Dive. Understand how proper placement and connection can create a strong and free trunk and spine, impacting vital muscles like the diaphragm. 

Part Three: Shoulder Girdle, Arms, Wrists, and Hands 

Dive into the repercussions of excessive force production in the hands due to imbalance. Learn to optimize your movements by avoiding unnecessary strain and fostering greater range of motion and strength in the upper extremities. 

Part Four: The “Powerhouse” (Trunk and Spine) 

Unveil the mechanical and neurological aspects of the powerhouse – the centre of the body responsible for transmitting force effectively. Explore how stabilizing and protecting the spine can lead to enhanced overall performance and movement efficiency. 

Join Us: 

Our workshop series will refine your Pilates practice and elevate your awareness of the body’s interconnectedness from head to toe. Gain a Pilates eye for detail and witness the profound impact it can have on your movement proficiency.

For more information or to register your interest, please email info@theclassicalpilatesacademy.com.