Carola Shares is a digitally remastered DVD of original footage from a two-day live workshop Carola taught in California in 1989. In this 2-hour video, you’ll hear Carola describe her first meeting with Joseph Pilates, and watch her guide students through a variety of Pilates exercises, both on the Mat and Pilates apparatus. You’ll also see a “young Jillian” demonstrating many of the routines and exercises with Carola! This is the ONLY existing footage of Carola Trier in action, and it is fast becoming a Collector’s Item.
Born in Germany in 1913, Trier was performing publicly as a contortionist and roller skater before her 12th birthday. Upon receiving her diploma from the Folkwang School in Essen, she toured Germany and France with professional cabaret acts. During World War II, Trier came to the U.S. to continue her career. After a devastating knee injury, friends referred her to Joseph Pilates — and thus began her second career as a fitness instructor.
Master Teacher Carola Trier was one of Joseph Pilates’ most revered students — and she was the first teacher trained by him to open a studio of her own, in 1960. For years, she operated her studio from her Manhattan apartment, converting the seven-room space into what Dance Magazine called “a hybrid gymnasium/machine shop.” Carola passed away at the age of 87 in October 2000.
Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to enhance your knowledge of Pilates with this valuable historical resource!
This DVD is also available as a Bonus Workshop for Online Streaming.