Big Bear Lake, CA, August 9, 2013 — Big Bear Chateau on Moonridge Road is hosting a Pilates Intensive this weekend, featuring world-class instructors, a variety of workshops, and live entertainment.

The public is welcome to attend on a walk-in basis. $10 mat classes are scheduled for 6:00 p.m. Friday, 7:30 a.m. and noon on Saturday, and 7:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Saturday night entertainment includes retired Cirque du Soleil performers doing acrobatics on Pilates equipment and a film tribute to the legendary and highly influential teacher, Romana Kryzanowska.

Throughout the weekend, classes will also be offered using Pilates equipment: the reformer, chairs, barrels, the cadillac and “the system.”

The owner of Big Bear Pilates (577A Bonanza Trail), Siri Galliano, is responsible for bringing some of the best intructors in the field to Big Bear for this three-day intensive. They include Jay Grimes, who studied with Joseph Pilates and has since taught worldwide; Brett Howard, who is feature in Kryzanowska’s book The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning; Jennifer Kries, whose award-winning videos have sold over 15 million units worldwide; Carrie Macy, a regional Pilates manager for Equinox Clubs and the model for the ToeSox ad campaign; Vil Shaynurov, a former circus performer and trick equestrian rider who has opened Pilates studios in Turkey; and Alisa Wyatt, who co-created Pilatesology to serve Olympic athletes, supermodels and average people wanting to improve their bodies.

Galliano herself was classically trained in New York and is considered one of the leading Pilates trainers in North America and Europe.

During her 25+ years teaching both students and instructors, she has trained actors on location in feature films such as “The Matrix,” “Batman,” and the “Kill Bill” films. In addition to her studio and film work, Galliano has sculpted the bodies of celebrity clients such as Madonna, Sting, Cameron Diaz, Carrie- Anne Moss and Jessica Lange.

Over the past two decades, Siri Galliano and the Live Art Studio has garnered extensive media coverage in Allure, Cosmopolitan, Fitness, GQ, Life, Los Angeles Magazine, Los Angles Times, People, Self, Shape and Vogue.

Schedule of Events, 2013 Pilates Intensive at Big Bear Chateau • 42200 Moonridge Rd • Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Friday August 9th:
6:00 Outdoor Mat with Jay Grimes

Saturday August 10th:
7:30 – 8:30 Mat class with Brett Howard
8:45 – 9:45 Reformer Teaching, the group , Carrie Macy
8:45 – 9:45 Chairs, Mastering Control, Brett Howard
10:00 – 11:00 Barrels, Jennifer Kries
10:00 – 11:00 The System Suspension, Carrie Macy
11:00 – 12:00 Privates/Duets* Jennifer, Carrie, Brett, Alisa, Vil
12:00 – 1:00 The Mat, Teaching Children, Brett Howard
12:00 – 1:00 Cadillac, The Athlete, Alisa Wyatt
1:00 – 4:00 Lunch Privates/Duets, Jennifer, Carrie, Brett, Alisa, Vil
2:00 – 3:30 Pirate Boat Cruise on Lake
4:00 – 6:00 Reformer Technique of Student & Teacher. Jay Grimes
6:30 – 7:00 Romana: Film Tribute by Barbara Ligetti/Retired Cirque du Soleil performers

Sunday August 11th
7:30 – 8:30 Mat, Alisa Wyatt
8:00 – 9:00 Reformer, Effective Spotting, Jennifer Kries
8:00 – 9:00 The System, Gymnastics, Vil Shaynurov
9:15 – 10:15 Barrels, Brett Howard
9:15 – 10:15 The System, The Private with Problems, Siri Galliano
10:15 – 11:15 Privates/Duets* Carrie, Jennifer, Brett, Alisa, Vil
11:15 – 1:15 The System, Favorite Exercises, Jay Grimes
1:15 – 3:00 Lunch
1:15 – 3:00 Privates/Duets Carrie, Jennifer, Brett, Alisa, Vil
3:00 – 4:00 Mat on the Mountain Jay Grimes

“Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness.” ~Joseph Pilates