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Pink Pilates Program

Endowed in memory of Nancy Lee Carpenter through the Community Programs Initiative of the Ballet Austin Foundation.

Sponsored by Texas Oncology.

This post-operative workout for breast cancer survivors offers a gentle and careful way to venture back toward physical and emotional health.

More than just exercise, our Pink Pilates Program offers a restorative workout, confidence-building, encouragement, support, and a warm and friendly environment at NO cost.

Breast cancer and cancer treatments take an enormous toll on a woman’s body. Between the recovery from any surgeries, muscle atrophy, premature bone loss, and the effects of chemo and other treatments, women are left weak and physically challenged. Pilates is a gentle restorative exercise regimen perfectly suited for women as they recover and work to rebuild their bodies and range of motion. Read what 2 experts in breast cancer rehabilitation have to say about the benefits of Pilates in this Women’s Health article.

In addition to the physical benefits of Pilates, meeting and healing together with other survivors allows you to give your mind, body, and spirit some positive TLC. We also know the arts provide healing. Women who are enrolled in Pink Pilates at the time of a Night of Community performance will be invited to attend at no cost.

Committed to care as you journey towards recovery.

Pink Pilates – A Post-Operative Recovery Workshop

For women recently diagnosed with breast cancer, recovering from surgery, or in ongoing treatment, we invite you to make Pink Pilates a part of your journey to recovery.


PINK PILATES is offered at NO COST for women recently diagnosed with breast cancer, recovering from surgery, or in ongoing treatment.

The workshop includes a weekly class that offers rehabilitative help in the breast cancer recovery process; inspiring hope and restoring movement. The class offers a specialized program; one that focuses on gradually increasing range of motion through the shoulders and strengthening the back. Each session will help to gently stretch and strengthen the shoulder, chest, back, and abdominal muscles, allowing women to regain and/or maintain a full range of motion to those areas affected by breast cancer and surgery.

The weekly classes are held in Ballet Austin’s beautiful center for dance and community wellness located at 501 W. 3rd St in downtown Austin, a non-medical, happy, mainstream environment that allows for encouragement and rehabilitation.

We look forward to being a part of your full recovery*.

*If unable to attend all of the sessions due to treatment and/or not feeling well, we would love for you to enroll and come when you can. 

DATES & TIMES: Enroll today

  • Fridays, June 7, 2024 – August 2, 2024: 10:00am to 10:40am – 8 weeks – Ramsay Wall (No class on July 5)
  • Saturdays, June 8, 2024 – July 13, 2024: 3:00pm to 3:40pm – 6 weeks – Megan Richard
  • Saturdays, August 3, 2024 – August 31, 2024: 3:00pm to 3:40pm – 5 weeks – Megan Richard


    • Feel free to enroll into any or all of the above workshops. The more often you come the better. If a workshop has already begun we welcome you to join us. Please call 512-501-8704 for assistance in enrolling after a start date.
    • Because these workshops fill, if your plans change and you can no longer attend please let us know.

Instructors: Personal and compassionate instruction is given by Ramsay Wall and Megan Richard, Certified Pilates Instructors.

Cost: NO COST. Sponsored by Texas Oncology

Jump Directly to Pink Pilates Registration Page – Enroll at NO COST
Pilates Group Reformer Class

Pilates Reformer Restorative Workouts | Stretch, Strengthen, Restore

The next step in the ongoing breast cancer recovery journey.

This Pilates Group Reformer Session is for women who desire to continue promoting muscle recovery while creating flexibly and mobility in the body after breast cancer and breast cancer surgeries.

The aim is to be able to get back to normal activities and a full range of movement. Through targeted and guided exercises on the reformer, this class, when taken on a regular basis, will allow you to heal and slowly build up to full movement over a number of weeks.

Taught by Vlada Sheber, Certified Pilates Instructor with extension knowledge and experience in restorative Pilates as well as certification as a Post-Rehab Breast Cancer Specialist.

No Pilates experience required for this Reformer class. It is open to anyone, not just breast cancer survivors, needing to work on range of motion or recovery from an injury will benefit.

This Pilates Restorative Reformer class is offered weekly on Tuesdays at 12:30pm. Regular Pilates Group Reformer rates apply.

Give this Restorative Group Pilates Reformer class a try and grow stronger with Pilates!

Be Well with Ballet Austin

During your breast cancer recovery journey and beyond, we invite you to visit our Be Well pages. Being well helps us to be the best versions of ourselves. Founded on the belief that as we eat, move, and live well, we will ultimately be well, Ballet Austin’s BE WELL strategies focus on providing inspiration, tips and resources related to food, movement, and healthy living.

Be Well with Ballet Austin

Pink Pilates Women – the emotional and social support

Social support has been found to be correlated with positive treatment outcomes for women diagnosed with breast cancer. Social and emotional connections can significantly reduce stress emanating as well as improve emotional well-being.

Become a part of this caring community of women who not only work out together for physical recovery, but are there for each other as an ongoing social and emotional support.

Pink Pilates Post-operative Workshops for Breast Cancer Survivors

Workshops are held at Ballet Austin’s Butler Dance Education Center in downtown Austin.

PINK PILATES is currently underwritten in part by Ballet Austin, NXP Semiconductors, Texas Oncology, and the generous support of donors in our community, and are offered at NO COST. Ballet Austin is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Consider a donation to support this program!

*If unable to attend all of the sessions we would love for you to enroll and come when you can. You are also welcome to enroll after a session has begun but will need to call our office to find out availability and to enroll. For assistance with enrollment call 512.501.8704.


Pink Pilates Sponsors

Endowed in memory of Nancy Lee Carpenter through the Community Programs Initiative of the Ballet Austin Foundation.
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