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The Pilates Psychology was born from the questions:

What's the psychology behind the mind + body connection?

How can I feel that post-workout bliss in everyday life?


Roshini Kumar, certified Pilates instructor and licensed psychotherapist, began practicing consistent classical Pilates in 2018 after hearing the quote:​


"In 10 sessions you'll feel a difference, in 20 sessions you'll see a difference, and in 30 sessions you'll have a whole new body."​

-Joseph Pilates

Intrigued, she began her Pilates journey and began feeling stronger, and unexpectedly, much happier. In examining classical Pilates with psychology-colored lenses, Roshini realized that the psychological benefits of Pilates went far beyond an endorphin rush.


There was something about Pilates that felt very reminiscent of psychotherapy itself.

The light bulb clicked: psychotherapy skills are actively practiced in Pilates.

Roshini soon began practicing and teaching Pilates with this framework, highlighting the mind strength used in Pilates. Her clients began using this mental strength with intention in Pilates and in life, feeling happier, stronger and more resilient.


Witnessing the glowing transformations and positive feedback from her growing Pilates client base inspired Roshini to create The Pilates Psychology, an innovative fusion of classical Pilates and evidence-based psychotherapy.

The Story
The Formula



The Pilates Psychology (TPP) is an exercise method of 3 Pilates class themes that build on each other. TPP combines the foundations of classical Pilates, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy

TPP is integrated into large group, semi-private and individual sessions. Research-backed mood rating scales are available when taking consistent sessions for mood improvement.

Each session uses a variation of the Pilates mat, reformer, tower, cadillac and props, with guided instruction by founder, Roshini Kumar.

3 Class Types:

each class type is taken 3 times before advancing in the course

Focus + Feel

Focus on instruction.

Feel your body from the inside out.

Form + Flow

Practice proper form.

Flow through movement.

Find + Fuse

Find your strength.

Fuse therapy concepts into challenges.

The Foundations


Learn more about the research-backed wellness modalities behind The Pilates Psychology. Concepts from each model are infused into each class.


Classical Pilates

Classical Pilates is a set series of mat and apparatus exercises designed to create a healthy spine by strengthening the core. Created by the late Joseph Pilates, each exercise is meant to capture each of the six (puzzle piece) Pilates principles, in designated exercise order. Once the body learns the order, the real work begins! Each exercise has an infinite range of challenge built right into it. Pilates is proven effective in improving mood, mobility and resiliency.


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CBT is a "gold standard" therapy modality for treating anxiety and depression, developed by the late Dr. Aaron Beck, and carried on through his daughter, Dr. Judith Beck. CBT teaches us that our thoughts, feelings and behaviors are linked. Working to change one will inevitably change the others, reminding us that one small habit change can set off a positive chain reaction! Multiple research studies prove CBT's effectiveness in treating a range of mental health diagnoses in children and adults.


Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

DBT is a widely-used therapy modality designed to regulate emotion to avoid feeling stuck in the high highs and low lows. Created by Dr. Marsha Linehan, DBT teaches us how to practice mindfulness, tolerate distress, and how to navigate relationships in our worlds (known as interpersonal effectiveness). DBT has been heavily researched and is proven effective in treating  borderline personality disorder, eating disorders, addiction and suicidal behavior.

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