Defying Gravity – with Maria Earle


Epiphany Pilates is so excited to welcome Maria Earle for an incredible 3-day workshop series on Friday, November 9, 2018 thru Sunday, November 11, 2018!

Day 1: Private Sessions with Maria Earle

Friday, November 9th, 4pm - 8pm

Maria Earle, one of the foremost classically-trained instructors in Europe, is an internationally-recognized Pilates instructor based in Barcelona, Spain. Maria will be offering a limited number of private training sessions to kick-off this 3-day event.

Day 2: Defying Gravity: Inversions and Master Class

Saturday, November 10th

Master Class, 11:30am - 12:30pm

Workshop, 1pm - 4pm

To be strong and agile requires that we challenge our bodies to move in all directions. Join me in this playful exploration of handstands, inversions and going upside down. As we jump on and off the Pilates equipment an emphasis will be made on highlighting connections between other exercises in the repertory, proper alignment and body mechanics, and a whole vs. parts movement philosophy that grounds Maria ́s teaching. In this workshop participants will be challenged explore their own twisting, side-being and inversion practice at what ever level they are at.


Day 3: “Sing My Song:” Applying The Lessons Of Kathy Grant and Master Class

Sunday, November 11th

Master Class, 11:30am - 12:30pm

Workshop, 1pm - 4pm

Kathleen Standford Grant was a student of Mr. Pilates during the 1950 ́s and 1960 ́s in New York City. During the years that followed she developed a sophisticated and highly intuitive approach to the method. Grant ́s genius was evident in ways she “listened” to movement in the body and the skillful manor to which she guided movement with her hands. This workshop will be part story telling from my thirteen-year mentorship with the late Mrs. Grant and part practical application from a selection of my favorite exercises that I would do in her studio. Grant was a visionary and I am still unpacking the ideas and concepts she has handed down to me. It is with great pleasure that I share with you some of what I’ve learned.



Day 1 - Private Session ~ $105

Day 2 & Day 3 - Workshops and Master Classes ~ $300

Day 2 & Day 3 - Workshops Only ~ $250

Day 2 or Day 3 - Workshop Only ~ $150

Day 2 or Day 3 - Master Class Only ~ $50


For questions about this event, contact or (703) 204-2200.




Maria Earle

Maria completed the comprehensive Advanced Teacher Training Program at The Pilates Center (Colorado, USA) in 1997. The roots of her training stem from the classical Pilates lineage and while she remains committed to imparting this innately intelligent method as it was taught to her, she continues to find great inspiration from new perspectives and innovations regarding the attainment of happier, healthier bodies.

Motivated by the belief that good teaching becomes excellent when the teacher cultivates the pupil within; Maria continues to unpack the lessons of her teachers. Her approach to Pilates has undergone a profound evolution and was deeply enriched by her mentor Kathleen Stanford Grant (a protégé of Joseph Pilates) with whom she studied with for thirteen years while living in New York City. Maria is grateful to all the teachers and colleagues who have inspired and guided her throughout her career, most notably; Cara Resser, Debora Robinson Kolwey, Amy Taylor Alpers, Rachel Taylor Segel,, Deborah Lessen, Beth Downey, Irene Dowd and Michal Keller.

As a Second Generation teacher with 20 years of experience in the Pilates industry; Maria tailors sessions to meet a variety of fitness and wellness goals. The corner stone of her teaching philosophy is that no two bodies are alike. Maria’s approach is to work closely with the client to identify their individual needs and to empower them to lead a more fulfilled life through transforming the body, informing the mind and enlivening the spirit. Known for her creativity when problem solving, detailed instruction, a keen intuitive sense and light-hearted humor, Maria’s mission is to challenge her students to reach their greatest movement potential.

Maria is currently based in Barcelona, Spain where she lives with her husband and son. She travels internationally to guest teach and present workshops for Pilates teachers. She can be seen teaching Pilates on Maria speaks English and Spanish.

Eurona Tilley