From Joseph to Kathy....
From Kathy to Cara...
From Cara to you.

The Heritage Training

Jan 2021 Update: Where We Are At

Our plans have changed many times as we have tried to navigate the stormy waves of COVID. We wanted to be sure we were able to keep moving forward, for this reason we have added a Virtual Heritage Training (see below).

We are committed to getting back to live in-studio learning as soon as we can. If virtual training is not right for you, you will see our projected live, in-studio options below. We realize that if you are in a European time zone the virtual options will not be favorable for you. We settled on this schedule so that our Australian students can join. We are committed to a live, in-studio training in 2022 in Europe.


A Post-Graduate Program for Pilates Professionals Taught by Cara Reeser

This program offers a unique opportunity for extensive training in the Kathy Grant work in The Pilates Method through the lens and experience of her long-time student, Cara Reeser with the assistance of Laura Karpinski.

Working in an intimate setting, students will have the chance to examine the philosophy, vocabulary, techniques and teaching tools passed along to Cara from Kathy and to Kathy from Joseph and Clara – the lineage to which we all belong. Students will gain a deep connection to this work through hands-on training, practical application, video library access, and small group mentoring.

The Heritage Training Schedule: 2021 and Beyond

Virtual Heritage Training

April – August 2021
60 lecture hours, 10 Live online class hours – 70 hours CEC’s

The Virtual program will meet on Zoom for 4 days, 4 hours each meeting, between April and August 2021. During this time a weekly class on the material will also be available and be part of your program. The program will be limited to 16 students to ensure and maintain an intimate Zoom classroom experience. These sessions will include: lecture demonstrations, daily practice, small group breakout rooms and group conversations. Workbooks and materials needed will be distributed prior to each session.

Tuition $3,500
Tuition is paid in $1,000 installments prior to each session. A $500 deposit is required upon registration to reserve your spot.

Session 1: Before the Hundred and Beyond
April 22 -25 4-8 p.m. EST
*This session does not require equipment, a list of small props recommended will be offered upon enrolling.

Session 2: The Equipment
June 10-13 4-8 p.m. EST
*This session requires the following equipment: tower unit or Cadillac, reformer and a spine corrector.

Session 3: The Strap Work
August 12-15 4-8 p.m. EST
*This session requires a Cadillac; straps will be shipped to all participants.

Live In-Studio Heritage Training


USA Training
We are currently projecting that our next live, in-studio Heritage Training will take place in Denver, Colorado in the months of November, January and March of 2021/2022. We will post these dates and location for these sessions as soon as we feel confident that we are safe to move forward.

Europe Training
We are planning on coming back to Europe! Currently we are projecting that our next live, in-studio European training will be in the late spring and early summer of 2022 in Zurich, Switzerland. We will post these dates by the summer of 2021.


Registration is not open yet, but is coming soon:


I was looking for a post graduate program to study the work of one of the first generation teachers. I decided to partake in the Kathy Grant Heritage Training Program. The work of Kathy Grant is so inspiring and has changed me as a teacher. The vocabulary of skills I have gained will serve me and my clients for years to come. I have such respect for Kathy’s work and am grateful that a program of this quality exists for those of us who are looking to carry on the masterful work of those who have come before us. Cara and Laura deliver the material with such admiration and respect for Kathy and I highly recommend this program for any Pilates professional wanting to expand their knowledge and depth of teaching.

~Vanessa Caesare (2020 Graduate)

I was led to the Kathy Grant Heritage Training by a friend who had gone through the Training and it had been on my wish list for awhile. I am always wanting to understand more, to go deeper in my teaching and understanding of Pilates and finding Kathy Grant’s work through Cara and Laura was life changing in my teaching and for my clients. To be able to understand and cue in a way that is so clear, so mind opening for me and my clients has been a true gift. To see clients that I have taught for years and years be able to find their way into the Pilates work in a way that made them have moments of pure joy and go where they never realized they could has been wonderful.

Going through the Heritage Training for myself and finding all those gifts that are the work of Kathy Grant also gave me freedom and a focused depth to my own Pilates practice. The community and guidance of Cara and Laura made this experience such a profound effect on me that my clients are now enjoying for themselves.

I feel that this work was a missing piece for me and am so grateful to Cara and Laura and all the wonderful teachers that were with me along the way.

~Hilary Opheim (2019 Graduate)

The Kathy Grant Heritage Training completely changed the direction and focus of my teaching and my personal Pilates practice. Through Kathy Grant’s subtle, before the hundreds work, I learned new fundamental movements and deepened my understanding of others.  Gaps in knowledge were filled.  I am now able to move my students through fundamental, basic Pilates movements into more complex difficult work in a seamless manner.  Even my most advanced students are flabbergasted over their new-found function and fluidity.

The program, expertly taught by Cara and Laura is thorough, accessible, and fun.  In spite of its seriousness, Cara is insistent on staying true to her firsthand learning from Kathy Grant; there are moments of light-heartedness, laughter and sharing.  There were also moments when I was moved to tears because the work was so powerful and I felt Pilates in a way that I had never experienced before.

Ample time is allotted for practice and mastering. You are not left with unanswered questions.  Instead you leave feeling passionate, energized and inspired to continue learning, experimenting and perfecting your skills as a practitioner and instructor.

~Tiana Gray (2012 Graduate)

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The Heritage Training ® Graduate Database:

Last NameFirst NameCityStateCountry
Heintz Jodi Portland OR USA
Littlewood Andrea Chester Springs PA USA
Schuster Anne Malvern Pa USA
Nehlig Deb Lancaster Pa Usa
Downey Beth Bryn Mawr Pa United States
Bigas Angel Media Pennsylvania USA
Littlewood Andrea Pottstown Pennsylvania USA
Menezes Felipe São Paulo São Paulo Brazil
Keller Leuenberger Andrea Winznau SO Switzerland
Issott Mark Carshalton Surrey UK
Terada Hiroko Tokyo Tokyo Japan
Tan Katrina Austin TX United States
Christopherson Maya Salt Lake City UT USA
Bentrude Monica Salt Lake City Utah USA
shultz-beck peggy Holladay Utah USA
Kauffman Eva Salt Lake City Utah United States
Hershey Amy Leesburg VA USA
Galst Cavalcante Carey Arlington VA USA
Gilchrist Ashley Middleburg VA United States
Thompson Megan Norfolk VA USA
Thompson Jyl Bonney Lake Wa USA
Allen Sloan Cody WY USA
Allen Craig Cody WY USA
Baumann Kathrin Zürich Zh Switzerland
Waltenspühl Patricia Baar Zug Switzerland
Pernas Ana L. Zürich Zürich Switzerland
Hollenstein Evelyne Zürich Zürich Switzerland
Faoro Diana Bonstetten Zürich Switzerland
Rensch Elise Zürich Zürich Switzerland

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