The Embody Program is designed for those who want to embody self more deeply, understand the bio-mechanics of the body more intensely and get a deeper understanding of the Classical Pilates Level 1-3 repertoire without training to become a Pilates Instructor. This program is ideal for clients and fitness instructors from all disciplines who want to further their movement education.
The program begins in February each year and is based on 200 hours of study over 8 months. Upon graduation from the program, you will receive a Certificate in Body Mechanics and Functional Movement.
PROGRAM OVERVIEW & IN-CLASSROOM PARTICIPATION HOURS
3 LECTURE MODULES (36 Hours)
The objective of the lecture modules is to learn all level 1-3 exercises on the Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Mat, Barrels and Small Apparatus while being introduced to Franklin Method imagery. Each lecture module will cover:
A breakdown of each level's exercises on Reformer, Mat, Cadillac, Chairs, Barrels and Misc. Apparatus
Breath and choreography of each exercise
Modifications and Bridge Exercises for each level
Franklin Method Balls and Bands
Personal practice of each level
1 MOVEMENT SKILLS WEEKEND (12 Hours)
Fundamentals in Depth - breaking down the fundamentals of Pilates and discussing the importance of truly embodying those fundamental skills to move smoothly through level 1 & 2 exercises and powerfully into your level 3 exercises.
2 MODULES OF "PILATES ANATOMY IN CLAY" (12 Hours)
Pilates Anatomy in Clay teaches you all the significant bones in the body and the origin and insertion of the relevant muscles you will need to identify and address as a student of Pilates. As you learn the musculature, you will build those muscles from clay to attach to a model skeleton. This hands-on approach to learning will be complimented with Yamuna Body Rolling so you can feel where the muscles are in your own body as you build them out.
1 SYMPOSIUM (4 Hours)
How Breath Supports Movement
We present additional symposiums throughout the year covering subject matter of interest to the Pilates community. Trainees are welcome to attend any of interest at an additional cost.
EXAMS (4 hours)
Throughout the program there will be 2 written exams that require an 85% passing grade:
Anatomy Part 1 (Bones)
Anatomy Part 2 (Muscles)
In addition there will be 2 Performance evaluations:
Mid-term Exam - Performance Level 2
Final Exam - Performance Level 3
INSTRUCTION AND PRACTICAL APPLICATION SKILLS
Lessons - 50 hours
Personal Practice- 70 hours
Miscellaneous (research, required reading) - 12 hours