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
Congratulations to those who achieved Level 1 Pilates for Dressage® Associate Instructor certification. Pilates for Dressage® Founder Janice Dulak hosted the first certification program in January 2015 in Ocala, Fla. Read more...
Dressage extensions, a premier seller of equestrian items, has featured Janice's book Pilates for the Dressage Rider in its latest weekly newsletter. They have printed a long excerpt of her book, which is available in our shop.
Dulak Pilates Center gift cards are available to purchase in person at our studio, or at our online shop. You can purchase them for specific lesson packages, or for any dollar amount you want to specify. Give someone you know the gift of health for the New Year!
Scheduled for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily from Jan. 26-30, 2015 with Janice Dulak and Sarah Martin at Peninsula Farm, Ocala, Florida.
Join Janice and Sarah for an in-depth study into Dressage. Janice will instruct riders in Pilates for Dressage® mat and reformer work so they learn to look to their body as a resource for transforming their riding. Sarah will transfer the work of the body to the work on the horse in dressage lessons. Two instructors, five days - it is a truly transformational experience.
Janice has just completed a video for dressagetrainingonline.com, about how Pilates can change your posture, and can improve your ability to ride your horse. This site contains training videos from prestigious trainers world-wide. Congratulations to Janice!
Check it out—we're sure you'll learn something from it.
Famous Pilates teacher Mari Winsor is widely credited with popularizing Pilates to the public at-large. We were excited to have Mari here for a couple of days to work with us and offer a special mat class.
Her visit was a great success—her mat class was a blast, and we raised over $1000 for the ALS Association (Mari has recently been diagnosed with ALS). She also taught our instructors lessons so they can keep honing their skills.
At the reception, Mari praised our instructors as having been very well trained. She also announced to everyone at the reception following mat class that Janice Dulak teaches "the closest thing to original Pilates of anyone in the States." That's high praise from Mari.
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!