Testimonials

 
  • One of the things I’ve admired most about Madeline - and aim to emulate - is her ability to synthesize varied techniques, modalities, and approaches. She practices deeply, and makes her studies an integrated part of her connection with clients. Her book Centered is aptly named, and in it you’ll find innumerable references to the best and brightest in movement science, somatics, kinesiology and more.
    — Jared Kaplan, founder of Studio 26
  • Madeline Black has been my mentor and teacher since 2007. There are no words to describe her profound influence on my practice. Her work synthesizes the very best of biomechanics, intuitive sensing, and movement strategy to create a complete experience of dynamic, mutli-planar selfhood If I were a young teacher now starting my career, I would take the same path. I would spend as much time as I could in Madeline's workshops to experience my own physical transformation and receive the transmission of her unique vision and wisdom: it's priceless.
    — Jennifer Sokolov CIMT, PMA-CPT, RYT
  • Madeline Black has an exquisite ability of describing complex bio-mechanical systems and simplifying them, as if decoding a foreign language. In doing so, her approach is not only interdisciplinary, it is holistic. I have had the pleasure of studying with Madeline while working side by side with her for nearly a decade. Whether you want to deepen your knowledge as a Pilates, yoga or other movement instructor or doing your own personal practice, I strongly recommend listening, watching and experiencing Madeline Black's work as it will deepen your knowledge of the body in a very real and accessible way.
    — Odile Zelenak, Pilates, Gyrotonic, Orthopedic Massage Therapist, founder of Odile Movement
  • Madeline is a rare gem whose vast knowledge of the body pulls from so many varied sources, driven by her own love of learning. She has a remarkable ability to distill complex concepts into seemingly simple components. Her unwavering passion for teaching, her generosity and her devotion to movement education make studying with her a truly joyous experience.
    — Rebekah Rotstein, creator of Buff Bones®