It is with great pleasure that the APMA announces the 2018 APMA Retreat to be held in the beautiful Yarra Valley on the 14 - 16 September 2018. We wish to extend an invitation to any interested presenters to participate in the Retreat.
Following the success of our previous national conferences, we expect that the 2018 Retreat will continue to develop the high level of professionalism and quality education of members of the Australian Pilates community. We have always invited highly regarded International and Australian presenters from a variety of backgrounds to ensure a diversity of information and topics for discussion. Our featured high profile International presenters in Maya Aubrey and Siri Dharma Galliano will generate great interest amongst the APMA Membership and wider Pilates Community. Conferences organized in the past by the APMA were sold out with delegates from all over Australia and Australasia.



Maya Aubrey began teaching Pilates in 1991. As a Pilates teacher and movement specialist, her goal is to empower, educate and inspire others to live healthy and fulfilling lives. 

Before teaching Pilates, she was an award winning professional dancer and choreographer for 20 years in Chicago and New York City, 
In 1991 she met Eve Gentry and Michele Larsson in Santa Fe, New Mexico and her love of Pilates began.  She taught for them when they opened the National Pilates Institute that year.  She is honored to be the demonstrator in the first Pilates Mat video ever made.  Maya opened her own studio in Santa Fe in 1993 where she offers teacher training in the classic Pilates repertoire. 
In 2005 she met Eric Franklin who taught her how to work tension and injury free.  The Franklin Method is an effective approach to improving movement potential and health through imagery, touch and experiential anatomy.  She has completed all three levels of the training and incorporates the concepts into her Pilates classes.

When not in the Pilates studio, you will find Maya hiking the mountains in New Mexico or in dance class. 
Maya has taught for the Body/Mind/Spirit conferences, Pilates on Tour, Pilates Method Alliance Conferences, Corebody in Paris, France as well as for the Australian Pilates Method Association.  She holds a BFA in Dance from the University of Utah, is a certified level three Franklin Method instructor, and is PMA certified.


Siri Galliano, who began Pilates in Beverly Hills in the ‘80’s, forged a great career sculpting Hollywood movie stars on locations, such as Kill Bill, Star Trek, and The Matrix. 

She began studying classical Pilates with Romana Kryzanowska in 1989, and was certified in 1994. Her students have ranged from Madonna and Sting, to high school students and men in jail. Her passion for the history of Joe Pilates took her to the Isle of Man where she did extensive research on the internment camps of World War 1. 

She has run successful large studios and not only presented at the major fitness conferences of the world in California, Russia and London, but has herself produced ten conferences throughout America. 

Siri is known as the equipment expert and teaches adaption as she travels from country to country and brand to brand.  Siri has been featured in international magazines such as "Life", "Shape", "Self", "People", GQ", "Maternity", "Pilates Style", "W", "Vogue

She maintains a classical home studio in the San Bernardino Mountains of Southern California.



If so we are seeking applications now: 

Please find following the link to the  Presenter application form

Applications close strictly Monday 15 January 2018 - please submit via email to

If you should have any questions regarding the Presenter invitation please do not hesitate to Joanne Worsfield, APMA Administrator and Liaison direct.