My approach to Pilates is colored with all of my experiences having lived the life of the body — first as dancer and now as an avid dressage rider.
To live fully in one's body is a powerful, life changing experience and one that I am passionate about sharing with others.
Teaching Pilates has given me the way to share this incredible feeling, to have my clients experience the depths of strength, flexibility and control that Pilates can bring. I am dedicated to passing on this experience with the simple words of my great mentor, Romana Krysanowska, who told me to "teach the body."
Come find out what you can learn.
Our mission at the Dulak Pilates Studio is to be the premiere learning center for Pilates. We are here not just to teach the very best Pilates lessons you can find anywhere, but we are dedicated to learning all about Pilates and how it can be applied to life in its many aspects. Janice, a Romana's Pilates "Teacher of Teachers," trains many apprentices and insists on continued learning in her studio for her instructors and for herself. We hold weekly meetings to discuss how to better teach our clients, and how to improve our approach to various physical challenges that we encounter. We bring in guest instructors from time to time to give us new perspectives on teaching. Our goal is to provide a stimulating and exciting Pilates experience for all of our clients and instructors.
Our Studio is located downtown in the beautiful Lincoln Building:
44 East Main Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Famous Pilates teacher Mari Winsor was the first person to put Romana and Joe's work on the map; she is widely credited with popularizing Pilates and making this once-obscure workout accessible to the public at-large. We are excited to have Mari here for a couple of days to work with us and offer a special mat class. Unfortunately, Mari has been diagnosed with ALS. To honor her, we'll raise money that evening for the ALS Association -- with the only ice around being in the champagne bucket that night.
You can take the mat class at 6 p.m., which should be really a blast. Or, just watch and have a glass of bubbly afterward, but please come and help us celebrate Mari. And bring your friends! We'll also host a demonstration of Pilates. Mari will put Elizabeth and Terry through their paces! I know it will be a wonderful evening. Please RSVP at the front desk when you come next, or email us.
Reporter Gary Brode featured the Dulak Pilates Center in a spot on WCIA TV. Watch it here!
The 2014 International Romana's Pilates Convention was held in July in Chicago. Janice presented a session called, "Clientology: A Client Personality Model for Understanding How to Teach More Effectively." Teachers Terry and Elizabeth also attended, developing their teaching skills through seminars and workshops offered by Pilates instructors from around the world.
Janice, Elizabeth, and Terry demonstrated Pilates to hosts Heather Roberts and Matt Metcalf on WCIA's CI Living show. Watch it here!
Our monthly emails feature client profiles and testimonials as to how Pilates has helped them in their lives. We really love these, so we've made a web page that lets you look at all of these wonderful stories. And the newsletters feature Pilates tips from our instructors. Enjoy reading them all!
Janice's new DVD is a hit with the reviewer for Dressage Today, the premier periodical of the US Dressage community. "...there are plenty of Pilates programs out there, but I think this one has an edge..." she writes. Read the full review.
In this DVD, Janice shows you the nine essential body "parts" that are the key to "speaking" to your horse with sophistication and eloquence. By using the "Magic Circle" exercise ring in a series of exercises, riders get a workout that trains these specific parts in ways that instantly apply to your riding. Published by Trafalgar Square Books, it is available from our shop.
You can see photos of many of our events and happenings at our Flickr Page!