PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Our Pilates Teacher Training Program is designated by the Private Training Institute Branch of British Columbia. 

Upon graduation from our 850 hour Teacher Training Diploma Program you will be a fully qualified Classical Pilates Instructor and Movement Educator.  You will also be qualified and ready to write the PMA (Pilates Method Alliance) Certification Exam. 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

IN-CLASSROOM PARTICIPATION HOURS

4 LECTURE MODULES (48 Hours)

The objective of the lecture modules is to learn all level 1-5 exercises on the Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Mat, Barrels and Small Apparatus; and to be introduced to Franklin Method imagery and bone rhythms.

Lecture Module 1 

  • Fundamental Movement Skills of Pilates 

  • History of Joseph Pilates and Return to Life; History of Eric Franklin

  • Level 1 Reformer, Mat, Cadillac, Chairs, Barrels and Miscellaneous 

  • Level 2 Reformer and Chair

  • Pilates Pedagogy

  • Franklin Method Balls and Bands

  • Practice Teach/Do

Lecture Module 2

  • Level 2 Mat, Cadillac, Chairs, Barrels and Misc.

  • Level 3 Reformer, Mat, Cadillac, Chairs, Barrels and Misc.

  • Pilates Pedagogy

  • Franklin Method Balls and Bands

  • Practice Teach/Do

Lecture Module 3

  • Level 4 Reformer, Mat, Cadillac and Chairs

  • Pilates Pedagogy

  • Franklin Method Balls and Bands

  • Practice Teach/Do

Lecture Module 4

  • Level 5 Reformer, Mat, Cadillac, Chairs, Barrels and Misc.

  • Pilates Pedagogy  

  • Franklin Method Balls and Bands

  • Level 5 Reformer Performance

  • Practice Teach/Do

4 MOVEMENT SKILLS WEEKENDS (48 Hours)

The objective of the Movement Skills is to acquire a deeper understanding of the Fundamentals of the Pilates Method as well as a deeper understanding of the body and it's movement patterns.

Movement Skills Weekend 1

Franklin Method Bone Rhythms - over the weekend we will be exploring the bone rhythms of the pelvis, the spine and the shoulder girdle.  By the end of the weekend you will have a clearer picture and understanding of the body and how it is functionally designed to work.  

Movement Skills Weekend 2

Fundamentals in Depth - we will be looking at the fundamentals of Pilates in great depth and discussing the importance of truly emboding the fundamentals in order to move smoothly through level 3 exerises and powerfully into your level 4/5 exercises. 

Movement Skills Weekend 3

The Link System - you will learn to see how a change in the body’s alignment is associated with adjustments/changes in the joints and muscles OR how adjustments/changes in the joints and muscles are associated with a change in the body’s alignment.

Movement Skills 4

Timing of Movement - we will be looking at the timing of our movement in relationship to the upper and lower body, the springs and the breath. 

Partnering - hand use for guidance, spotting, and assisted partnering

3 MODULES OF "PILATES ANATOMY IN CLAY" (20 Hours)

The objective of Pilates Anatomy in Clay is to learn all the bones in the body, mark the origin and insertion of muscles and to build the important pilates muscles from clay and attach the muscles to the skeleton model. 

                                              The mind cannot forget what the hands have learned!

Each Module will build on the previous one so that by the end of the 3rd Module you will have built, with your own hands, all the relevant Pilates muscles of the skeleton.  

8 SYMPOSIUMS (24 Hours) - We have a variety of symposiums that we present - you can pick which symposium you want to attend. 

Breathing Mechanics and Pelvic Floor

Getting to Know your Iliopsoas

Yamuna Body Rolling 

Nine Lines of Movement 

Special Populations 

Spring into Mat 

The Foot - Foundation and Propulsion

Timing of Breath and Movement

Teaching Clinic

The Art of Teaching

PRACTICAL APPLICATION SKILLS HOURS AND EXAMS

INSTRUCTION AND PRACTICAL APPLICATION SKILLS (680 hours)

Includes lessons, observation, personal practice, teaching, case study and misc. 

EXAMS (10 hours)

Throughout the program there will be a variety of exams that you must complete with no lower than an 85% passing grade.  The exams will be written as well as practical. 

Cost of the Program 

Application Fee $75.00

Assessment Fee $75.00

Registration Fee (includes workbooks, RTL, Franklin Balls and Band) $350.00

Program Fee (includes tuition and exams) $8,500.00

Lessons (100 group classes) $2500

For more information on our "Pilates Teacher Training Diploma Program" please contact us at pilatesfromthecenter@me.com