The Art and Science of Contrology

The Art and Science of Contrology® Pilates Instructor Training Program (ASCPIT®), directed by Second Generation Pilates Teacher Trainer Simona Cipriani, is committed to standard classical Pilates. While the ASCPIT® is dedicated to preserving the legacy of Joseph Pilates, the trainers are also equally dedicated to teaching proper mechanics and physiology. The training programs are offered across the United States and internationally.

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Master Teacher, ASC

25-years Pilates Instructor, Simona, was trained at and was certified by the New York Pilates Studio and studied extensively with Master Teacher Romana Kryzanowska, who trained directly under Joseph H. Pilates and inherited his gym.

Established by Simona in 1996, The Art of Control Pilates Studio (currently sited in Stamford, Connecticut) has a very wide clientele base across New York and Connecticut ranging from professional dancers and athletes to even Hollywood stars.

Being a dancer for more than 45 years herself, Simona has performed in both Europe and the US, and frequently appearing on the television as dancer and Pilates Instructor.

Since 2006, Simona has been a faculty member of the State University of New York, teaching Pilates and developed her Pilates Certificate programme, The Art and Science of Contrology®. She teaches this programme internationally and has presented at workshops and conferences all over the world.

Simona is also a Licensed Massage Therapist for more than 20 years and was even part of the Massage Therapy Team at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece and the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy. She is also a Feldenkrais Method® practitioner since 2009.

Simona has an extensive professional membership with several organisations such as the non-profit Pilates Method Alliance (PMA), the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), Febias Alumni and Friends Association in North America (FAFNA) and the Authentic Pilates Union (APU) where she served as the former Head of Membership Committee.

Simona has published numerous articles on Pilates and conceived a Pilates DVD series for Pre-Pilates to Advanced levels and is currently in the process of publishing a book on Pilates Mat and Small Apparatus.




Elongation and Articulation of the Spine


With the Contrology System, you will learn simple yet profound techniques that will improve your health and vitality.



  • Learn how to work with core concepts of the Pilates Powerhouse and Box

  • Discover how the concept and technique of the Scoop can massage and mobilize your spine

  • Create spinal strength, flexibility, and motor control

  • Reconnect with the Contrology System, learning simple yet profound techniques that will improve your health and strengthen your teaching.


Equipment needed: Pilates Mats, Magic Circles, 2-3 lb. free weights or weighted poles 


Dates: TBC

Time: TBC

Venue: Edufit Asia 

Fee: TBC



Contrology Upright and Mat Exercises ™



The way that Pilates taught kinetic movement was rooted in ancient Greek practices. He believed that the methods the Greek athletes used to prepare for the Olympics were the optimal techniques of movement and strengthening.



  • Discover the often-overlooked vertical (standing) exercises of Mat work

  • Learn about the connection of archival movements with contemporary Contrology exercises

  • Set your teaching apart, and push your Mat routines to the vertical limit!


Equipment needed: Pilates Mats, 2-3 lb. Free Weights, Gondola/Long Pole and Wall space



Dates: TBC

Time: TBC

Venue: Edufit Asia

Fee: TBC