Carola Triers New York studio

Step back in time into Carola Triers New York studio!

At the 2021 PAA conference, we enjoyed Elaine Ewing and Sean Gallagher’s presentation of the historical Elaine Malbin photo’s in JP original New York studio.

Elaine Ewing’s continuous research on Pilates history now brings us another set of fascinating vintage Pilates photos, this time from inside Carola Trier’s studio in New York City.

This collection of photos dates back to the 1960’s-1970’s respectively, and includes images of Carola teaching, her students practicing, and children exercising. It’s an incredible glimpse back through time where we can see details of Carola’s apparatus, studio lay out, and so much more.

Photos of Carola demonstrating inside Joseph Pilates studio and in his garden in Massachusetts are also included.

New additions to the Carola Trier New York studio collection

Earlier this year, in January 2022 Elaine updated the Rhinebeck Pilates website and her page on Carola Trier to share a fascinating collection of photos that either feature Carola or that she herself had collected.

The collection includes research photos taken by Elaine Ewing at the Library for the Performing Arts as well as articles and other items that Carola herself has saved over the years.

Highly interesting are several pages of written descriptions for the first exercises from “Return to Life,” with instructions written and edited by Carola Trier, and there are also personal notes, studio brochures and letters written to, and by, Carola.

The entire collection is a fascinating glimpse into the life of Carola Trier, we recommend you check it out on the Rhinebeck Pilates website.

You can also follow Elaine Ewing  @elaine_ewing and @originalpilatesphotos on Instagram where she regularly shares her research photos taken at The Library for the Performing Arts in New York City.


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