Bridge 3 to CPM


from October 2019

Houston, Texas

Joyce Ulrich

  • "I really appreciate the way the course is structured, and the access to one on one and more intimate instruction. I know that working that closely with students requires a lot of energy and focus from both of you, and I appreciate the way you gave so generously. 'Strength through expansion' is my new motto and I endeavor to apply it to all areas/relationships in my life. Not only was my body stretched, but my mind and soul." Laura Phillips. Peak Faculty, Houston 

    Programme overview:

    This course will bring an additional perspective to your Pilates experience, offering another layer of understanding to the original teachings of Contrology.  You will discover that working within the fascial paradigm aligns with the Pilates methodology.  You will embody new skills to empower your teaching to be trasnformative and healing. 

    This Pilates Bridge programme will shed new light on the principles of Joseph Pilates' work and its capacity for physical, physiological and psychological transformation. .

    The Pilates Studio is an environment to which your fascia responds. By consciously and intentionally using the apparatus with neuromyofascial awareness, you created profound and sustained movement and habitual change.  

    Bridge to CPM is taught in small groups to ensure a personalised learning environment.

    • Learn the original Studio repertoire from a fascia perspective.
    • Learn to use the repertoire to inform the fascia and how to connect to the fascial meridians to better understand and enable the repertoire.
    • Learn to use Anatomy Trains map as a guide to the neuromyo fascial body.
    • Observe session demonstrations with clients.
    • Observe the full repertoire demonstrated in the Lecture Series.


    How long is Bridge 3:

    8 days: 3 x  2 day weekends and 2 single revision days: Total 56 hours

    What qualification will I get:

    It offers a Bridge to CPM Certification enabling you to take the PMA 3rd Party Certification exam, should you choose to.

    Programme Assessments:

    Practical and written exams will be given within 1-9 months of your training to determine your qualification.

    Please note, the programme does not guarantee you a qualification.


    Both the exams must be passed to achieve this.  You are able to retake your exam within 6 months.  Practical retakes are charged at £150.  Written retakes are charged at £50.

    Programme Pre-requisite: 

    A 450 hour full Studio Pilates Teaching Certification.

    Attendance of 3 Centre for Spatial Medicine workshop weekends completed during the course.

    2 Fascia workshops 

  • Weekend 1:    19 – 20 October 2019

    Weekend 2:    16 – 17 November 2019

    Weekend 3:    11 – 12 January 2020

    Revision:         8 and 22 February 2020

  • Joyce Ulrich

    Joyce was first introduced to Pilates at Houston Ballet where she danced professionally for 10 years, retiring in 1995. Pilates helped her rehabilitate from serious injury, allowing her to successfully return to the stage and extend her career. She began her study of the Pilates method in 1998, and has continued to deepen her understanding through workshops with first generation teachers, Pilates Method Alliance Certification (Gold Standard, 2003), as well as the Pilates Center of Boulder's Masters Program (2009). In constant search for more depth and greater possibility, Joyce is also a Yamuna Body Rolling practitioner with special focus on the foot and face, a Rossiter Coach, and an Anatomy Trains Associate Teacher.

    In 2013, she serendipitously crossed paths with Karin Locher as they were both assisting an Anatomy Trains workshop. She found Karin's true embodiment of the myofascial meridians in their wholeness so mesmerizing that she invited her to introduce this work in the Houston area.

    Over the course of the following two years, Joyce successfully completed Spatial Medicine's first Bridge to CPM held in the United States, and has continued on to join the international Faculty Team of Spatial Medicine. She shares her love of this work both at Pilates Treehouse, a fascial playground, and at Houston Ballet, using the inner spatial relationships of the body to heal and empower.

  • Pilates Treehouse Fascial PlayGround, 108 W 10th 1/2 Street, Houston, Texas