Olde Vanderbilt Beach Road North Naples, Florida


Teaching Classical Pilates since 1997

teacher Training


The Pilates Standard (TPS)

sc"The Pilates Standard (TPS) is an International Pilates teacher training school. Teaching classical Pilates is our mission. We are passionate about upholding the ground breaking work of Joseph Pilates that was passed on to us over the last three decades of Mr. Pilates disciple, Romana  Kryzanowska. We uphold the teachings of the traditional method, with help of archival documentation, as the system is both brilliant and effective."


The Pilates Standard Goals 

Nora is a continuing education provider for TPS. Nora is a graduate of the TPS LEAP program and was personally chosen by Bob Likens to participate. Nora successfully completed the program in New York in September 2018. Nora was invited to the TPS Enhancement in Hamburg, Germany in February 2019 to complete the TPS Teacher Training program. As of February 2019 Nora is the Regional Director for the State of Florida and workshop provider for TPS. 

It is Nora's goal to continue to teacher train Pilates instructors in the Classical Pilates methodology utilizing the guiding principals instilled in her by her mentor and TPS program developer Bob Likens.

To schedule a training email: nora@atelierpilates.com or call 617-470-9674


Buff Bones

" Buff Bones is a trademarked product of Incorporating Movement. It is a medically-endorsed, full body exercise system for bone and joint health. It integrates Pilates, strength training, functional movement and therapeutic exercises with bone strengthening and balance techniques, and  is safe for those with osteoporosis. The workouts are adaptable to varying levels and age ranges and follow a research-supported design." 


Buff Bones Mission

Nora has been part of the Buff Bones faculty since 2012. Shared interest and belief in the importance of  an incorporated movement program brought Rebekah Rotstein and I into long and similar-themed conversations which led me to join her faculty. Considering the aging population participating in Pilates training, I felt it was imperative to influence, inspire and help train Pilates instructors in a safe movement protocol for those with osteoporosis and bone health issues.

As a faculty member, it gives me great personal satisfaction to pass along teaching tools which instill confidence and guidance for movement instructors that they can apply immediately in both private or group settings.

Nora has taught Buff Bones training from Florida to Maine over the past several years. Nora is committed to continued application of movement protocols both at a local and national level through the Buff Bones Teacher Training program. 

To schedule a Buff Bones training email: nora@atelierpilates.com pr call 617-470-9674


PMA continuing education

Nora continues to create new continuing education programming for Pilates instructors. All of the PMA workshops have credits associated with participation, handouts, lecture and practice time.

To schedule a PMA workshop at your studio please email nora@atelierpilates.com

Current PMA Cont. Ed Workshop Titles:

"Understanding the Cadillac Levers, Tensions and Angles"

"Wunda Chair from Horizontal to Vertical"

"Retro-Engineering the Advance Reformer"

"Magic Circle from Mat to Standing"

In 2018 Nora was a guest presenter at:

Smartbody Pilates, Brookline, MA

Abbott Center, Westwood, MA

Freedom of Movement, Lunenburg, MA

The Pilates Center of Maine, Portland, ME

Upward Spiral, Cambridge, MA

Pilates Plus, Bonita Spring, Fl

Clasique Acupuncture and Pilates, Asheville, NC

In 2019 Nora will guest teach seminars and lessons at:

Upward Spiral Studio, Cambridge, MA

Smartbody Movement Studio Brookline, MA

Nantucket Health Club, Nantucket, MA

Pilates Plus, Bonita Srpings, FL

Quail Creek, Naples, Florida


To schedule a continuing education workshop email: nora@atelierpilates.com  or call 617-470-9674