Reference Books


The following books are considered essential reading:


Return to life  

Return to Life through Contrology,


Pilates, J.H., Miller, W.J. (1948). Return to Life through Contrology, New York: J.J. Augustin. [reprinted in 1960 by Christopher Publishing House, Boston; reprinted in 2003 by The Pilates Method Alliance®]. Buy it online here

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Anatomie for Movement


Calais-Germain, Blandine (1985). Anatomie for Movement Editions DésIris (France), Revised in 1991. English Language Edition, Anatomy of Movement (1993). Buy it online here



We also highly recommend:



– Eric Franklin ( 2002). Relax your Neck, Liberate your Shoulders, Princeton Books. Buy it online here

– Eric Franklin (2003). Pelvic Power for Men and Women, Elysian. Buy it online here

– Eric Franklin (1996). Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery, Human Kinetics Publishers. Buy it online here

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Anatomy of Breathing


Calais-Germain, Blandine (2005). Anatomy of Breathing, Editions DésIris (France), English Language Edition, Anatomy of Breathing (2006). Buy it online here– Rick Jemmet,BSc(PT) (2003). Spinal Stabilisazion-The New Science of Back Pain, 2nd Edition (Canada), novont health publishing. Buy it online here