Join our workshops

We have a team of practitioners who are like-minded in promoting healthy movement, optimal wellbeing and holistic health in their specialised fields.

We run workshops and host amazing professionals all year around. These workshops can be open to professionals, clients or both. To secure your place, book via our online system using your login and password. Don’t have any login? Create your profile here.

Please, contact our friendly admin team for more details and information about our workshops – 07 3358 3915 or

Refined senior pilates workshop The Body Refinery Brisbane

Refining the Senior

When: Saturday 20 June 2020, 2pm-4pm
Price: $150
PDPs points: TBC

Discover the joy of working with the older client. With an ageing population those of us working with Pilates will be faced with a greater number of older clients. Understand the common health problems associated with ageing, learn how to assess movement in an older client, and discover some fun exercises to incorporate into your Pilates exercise repertoire when teaching the ageing client.

Refining Neuroplasticity and pilates workshop The Body Refinery Brisbane

Refining Neuroplasticity

When: Saturday 18 July 2020, 2pm-4pm
Price: $150
PDPs points: TBC

Neuroplasticity is the ability for the brain to change the neural pathways and synapses due to certain factors, like behaviour, and exercise. During such changes, the brain engages in synaptic pruning, deleting the neural connections that are no longer necessary or useful, and strengthening the necessary ones. Learn how Pilates can be used to improve neuroplasticity and the benefits it can provide for neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson’s disease and dementia.

Low Back pain workshop pilates The Body Refinery new Farm

The Refined Back – Pilates for Low Back Pain

When: Saturday 12 Septembre 2020, 2pm-4pm
Price: $150
PDPs points: TBC

Spend two hours with Susan Cottrell, experienced Physiotherapist, Pilates teacher and owner of The Body Refinery in Brisbane. Susan will help you understand NSLBP and how Pilates can change lives. Back pain is one of the most common reason people attend Pilates these days.
But what is back pain and how does the cause affect your Pilates programming? To best understand it, this workshop reviews your anatomy knowledge and looks at the body as a movement system. This will remind you why Pilates is so fantastic for the rehabilitation of back pain and will help you ‘sell’ your services to your prospective client.
The Body Refinery polestar site in Brisbane Australia

We are the Queensland host site for Polestar Pilates Australia

Polestar Check off sessions

When: Tuesdays, 11am-1pm
Price: $30

Come along and join the study sessions each Tuesday from 11am to 1pm.

Work on getting your self-mastery and teaching demonstration checked off, or practice your teaching skill with other students.


They came at The Body Refinery

Such a pleasure and previledge to have had so much knowledge, research and passion in the studio.⁠
Thank you, Lesley Logan, Benjamin Degenhardt, Elizabeth Larkam and Anula Maiberg, for coming to our Studio.
Thank you also to everyone that came to share the fun!