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Papaya clinic is an integrative women’s health clinic dedicated to providing holistic services for women in all stages of life.

At Papaya Clinic, we’re dedicated to nurturing a safe and supportive environment, where women can receive holistic care that addresses the Four Pillars of Health – Physical, Hormonal, Nourishment and Mental.

You’ll find Women’s Pelvic Health Physiotherapists, Naturopaths, TCM and Acupuncturists, and Massage Therapists all under one roof, ready to support you online and in person in Newtown, Sydney. We work together—with one another and with you—to transform your experience of health care, empowering you to embrace and love your body to lead a healthy, fulfilling life at any age.

We are Chinese medicine practitioners with a practical and results-based approach, focused on using traditional Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture to influence the body’s structure and physiology to obtain and maintain optimal health.’

Chinese medicine has a long history of treating a wide range of conditions. Traditionally acupuncture and herbal medicine were the only treatment options for thousands of years in China and so theories and practices have evolved over that time to deal with various health issues.

Our treatments always focus on treating you as a whole person, not just a set of symptoms. Our ultimate goal is for you to not only feel better with what brought you in, but also have a body that functions a little better to keep you feeling better into the future. Every case is unique and so we tailor treatment plans according to your needs.


Over the years Balanced Body® has been on a mission to create the most safe, effective, and beautiful equipment in the industry – equipment that works with all body sizes, and with different Pilates disciplines. Whatever your background – contemporary, traditional, or somewhere in between – we have equipment you’ll be proud to own.

MoveActive is an Australian small business, designing grip socks that give you comfort and stability, so you can move and groove freely.

MoveActive began in 2009 when we realised that there really wasn’t much around to accommodate the Pilates/Yoga enthusiasts that were after style, comfort and functionality.  We wanted to add some fun to Pilates and Yoga by providing products that are appealing to buy and that also look great on the shelves for our retailers. After years of developing we came up with a product line with sustainability at its core, that looks great on shelves and even better on your feet. 

Inspired by the benefits of the Joseph Pilates method, and the people who practise it, Pilates Nerd is an ever-evolving collection of active wear and accessories, designed exclusively for use in the Pilates studio.

Karen Ellis is the curator of Pilates Nerd & Prana Pilates. She draws inspiration from nearly everything, especially people. She has been so deeply impacted by her fellow colleagues and their enthusiasm for all things Pilates, that she felt it was a “movement” worthy of repute: hence Pilates Nerd™ was born! You’ll probably run into Karen at a workshop, a class or a conference that relates in some way to…you guessed it – Pilates!


The Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies is a journal that handles therapeutic techniques and professional debate.

Publishing illustrated articles on a wide range of subjects, this journal is relevant to everyday clinical practice in private, community and primary health care settings.

Techniques featured include: Physical Therapy, Osteopathy, Chiropractic, Massage Therapy, Structural Integration, Feldenkrais, Yoga Therapy, Dance, Physiotherapy, Pilates, Alexander Technique, Shiatsu and Tuina, Occupational Therapy, Tai Chi / Qi Gong, Cranial Therapy, Neuromuscular Therapy, Lymph Drainage, Sports Therapy, Applied Kinesiology.

The Pilates Journal was established for those passionate about Pilates, as a place to learn, discover and share in the joy of movement.

We live and breathe Pilates and bring together the best instructors to gain inspiration and knowledge to share with you. In consultation with the best in the Pilates industry, everything we do is designed to empower you with the expertise and tools to be the best Instructor you can be.

We are independent of any single Pilates Institution and we are committed to showcasing all Pilates styles and their methodology. We hope that this community and our journal makes your life easier, informs your work with clients and helps give you information to run an even better business.

Did you know that 360 studies with the title keyword “Pilates” have been published in MEDLINE, the main medical research database?

The purpose of this website is to:

  • collate a list of articles about Pilates research published in scientific journals
  • update as new research is released
  • provide commentary on the articles – in brief and in more depth for some articles
  • introduce some of the people behind the research (Meet the Scientists)
  • Educate ​Pilates professionals about scientific research (Research 101).

This is a work-in-progress project. Please check back often, new content is constantly being added.

Education & Training

We are passionate about elevating the quality of Professional Pilates Instructors in Australia. Please check that any training that you are considering undertaking is recognised by the Industry Bodies as a minimum. A comprehensive list can be found on the PAA Website here.

Pilates ITC has transformed the way you learn to teach Pilates. We lead with the practical, in-Studio education – supported by an anytime-anywhere, interactive eLearning resource (LMS) designed to bring the Coursework to life, keep you moving and engaged. It’s the best of all worlds!

A comprehensive qualification means you have a global understanding of Pilates and how it can be best applied to help people. You can trust your next move with us.

Pilates ITC is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and an AUSactive approved education provider; all Courses and Pathways have CECs and PDPs compatible with international and national registration bodies.

For VIC based student inquiries, please get in contact with National Pilates Training:

Continuing Education – ALWAYS LEARNING, IN ALL WAYS.

Professional (and personal) development and self-mastery are linked: you can’t have one without the other. Your journey with Pilates, in your own body and mind, doesn’t end when you have your certificate in hand. In fact, this is only the beginning!

Commitment to Continuing Education (CE) as life-long learning is a fundamental cultural commitment we share with our Student, Graduate and Educator family. It is also something we work to make accessible to our peers across the country and around the world. We’re always learning, in all ways!

Pilates ITC facilitates Continuing Education events across the country as hosted by Educators and peers in our network of affiliated Studios. Our team works hard to recruit the brightest Pilates- and multidisciplinary- minds and movers from around the world and bring them to our shores for you.

Reach is a leading-edge knowledge centre for Pilates and movement health practitioners, providing current, science-substantiated education and programming for the evolving needs of our communities.

We embrace movement as the physical art of refinement. An intricate and enduring process of articulation and reform. We understand movement to be more than a workout, but rather a nourishing ritual at the centre of our physical design, encompassing wellness, strength, balance and restoration.

Founded by Sally Anderson, Reach represents a strong educational framework for growth and development of Pilates and movement practitioners.

The Pilates Center is committed to maintaining the powerful integrity of Joseph Pilates’ work.

Our mission is to heal the world by empowering people to transform their health & return to life.

Two sisters, Amy Taylor Alpers and Rachel Taylor Segel, trained under Romana Kryzanowska, Joseph Pilates’ protege and inheritor of his studio in NYC. This lineage is significant because Amy & Rachel have strived to foster the legacy and tradition of the original, classical method of Pilates. They founded their studio in Boulder in 1990. These women make it their mission to heal the world by teaching Pilates, and their passion and commitment to maintaining the integrity of the method inspires others to become teachers.

Australian Industry Associations

AUSactive is Australia’s peak body for the exercise and active health sector, and our goal is to activate Australians to move more. We do this to improve national preventative health outcomes, and we share this goal with everyone across the sector: with individuals and businesses, and across modalities ranging from gym classes to yoga, Pilates, aqua and functional fitness.

Just like every instructor setting up a program for a new client, at AUSactive we can see our goal clearly. For a newbie in the yoga class, their goal could be keeping their balance throughout their pose. For a runner, it could be completing the next marathon. For AUSactive, our goal is empowering the professionals who aim to get more Australians on the move – and moving more.

We are here to activate every body, every way, every day.

The Pilates Association Australia (PAA), is an independent and not-for-profit organisation established by the Pilates industry as an advisory body for regulation of quality instruction, member support and integrity within all legitimate approaches to the Pilates Method.

The PAA believes in an open approach to regulation and strives to ensure protection of the general public, industry employees and studios, whilst continuing to foster the original intentions of the Pilates Method.