Javier Pérez Pont and Esperanza Aparicio Romero were professional dancers for more than 15 years, working as soloists and principals in several European companies. In 1994 they discovered the Pilates method of body conditioning. Javier and Esperanza moved to New York to study with the legendary Romana Kryzanowska and her daughter Sari Mejía Santo. They stood for a time beside these two teachers in order to improve their knowledge and reach Level II, becoming international trainers of the organization.
At the end of 1999 decided to return to Spain and settled in Barcelona. Making this city the seat of the first Pilates Studio in Spain, endorsed and supported by his two teachers. In 2002 launched the Teacher Certification Program in Spain under the tutelage of the two teachers mentioned.
In 2005 they published “The Authentic Pilates Method, The Art of Control” with Editorial Planeta, having been a bestseller not only in Spain but throughout Spanish-speaking America. In 2012 Javier and Esperanza published a collection of seven e-books under the general title of “Contrology Pilates Physical Culture” with HakaBooks e-Ditions about the technique of the method and apparatus. Available in Spanish, English and Portuguese.
In this moment Javier Pérez Pont still working on the second part of “The Biography” and on a new book dedicated to finding the ethical, moral and personal estate of Contrology. A dive into the depths of the origin and development of this art, which closely links author and work as a whole. A new book that aims to regain lost the true spirit of Contrology.
For the first time ever we have the chance to find out the truth about Joseph Pilates.
A Book that will dispel the false myths concerning this historical figure, bring us closer to who Joe really was and what his Contrology meant.
This book is a reflection of the author’s clinical and human experience as a Clinical Psychologist and Somatic Psychoterapist for Couples, as well as of heart experience as a Woman.
The book is a divided in two parts. The firts part is shaped as a novel and tells us the story of the therapeutic sessions of several couples, their complaits, requests and suffering, as well as their psychoterapist Laura. The second part is more clinical, with ideas, tools, exercises and important figures that can be very useful for Psichotherapists, Psichologists, Doctors and Students of these areas, as wellas to any Professional in the Social Intervention fielt.
It is mostly a book which goal is to expand the awareness, by identifying the “mines and traps“ that make it difficult for us to find a balance between being ”together” and “apart”, as well as “giving” and “receiving” Love with Soul, Heart and Simplicity.
“Living is simple; the hard thing is to be simple”.
The goal was to use a less clinical language, more accessible to everyone, so that the message could be better conveyed, by making the reading easier for all of those that are not related to this area.
In some cases the traumas spring up in front of us, like targets created long ago that cannot be ignored. In many cases, however, we will have to do some groundwork, we will have to clear the way, to dis-mantle obstacles blocking our path, or to build, to create supports and bridges to open up the way to the trauma and to healing. A balanced person is a healthy person and a state of dynamic equilibrium is a healthy state to be in. Whatever upsets the balance, however deep down in the darkness of the unconscious it may be, will show signs of life. The longer we turn down the invitation to confront the trauma, the more formidable the challenge of taking a fresh look at a case we thought had closed will seem. Once, our tendency to flee as quickly as we could from the pain of the trauma was the right response, and indeed may even have saved us. Now, however, we have different capabilities and more choices. We hang on like survivors of a shipwreck to the old, rickety raft battered by the stormy ‘seas’ of our childhood and fail to see the calm waters we are now heading towards. The tried-and-tested for-mula that once saved us is no longer essential or the right method to use when both we and the world around us have changed. When we refuse to recognise a simple feeling of malaise as a harbinger of something else, we can expect other less persistent but clearly more effective states to follow: panic attacks with sudden bolts from the blue, the depression that deprives us of the joy of living, the phobias that restrict our living space, and other physical illnesses that desperately try, before the final embrace of death, to let us know what is happening in the depths of our being… These are the things that restrict us and inspire fear in us, yet these are also the things that speak to us of new pathways and possibilities. Will we remain in the familiar ‘security’ that the child clings to or will we, as adults, take the frightened child by the hand and, with the therapy we offer, lead it out into the light of day?