INTERMEDIATE TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM 

Our Intermediate Teacher Training Program begins in February each year and is based on a 12 month curriculum amounting to 395 hours of study and practice. Upon completion of the program, you will be a fully qualified Level 3 Classical Pilates Instructor and Movement Educator.

 

The extensive Level 1-3 training will give you the foundational knowledge to confidently teach new and practicing Pilates clients while challenging you to embody the optimal movement skills learned throughout that are critical to progressing to an Advanced Level 4 or Level 5.  

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 

  • Pilates Pedagogy

  • Franklin Method Balls and Bands

  • Personal practice of each level

  • Practice teaching of each level

2 MOVEMENT SKILLS WEEKENDS (18 Hours)

The objective of the Movement Skills is to acquire a deeper understanding of the fundamentals of the Classical Pilates Method as well as a deeper understanding of the body and its movement patterns.

Movement Skills 1 

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 (and beyond). ​

 

Movement Skills 2 

The Link System - you will learn how to recognize 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.

2 MODULES OF PILATES ANATOMY IN CLAY (12 Hours) 

The objective of Pilates Anatomy in Clay is to learn 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 Pilates Instructor. 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 Ball Rolling so you can feel where the muscles are in your own body as you build them out.

2 SYMPOSIUMS (8 Hours) 

  1. Teaching Clinic: Assessing & Teaching a New Client/Beginner

  2. ​Spring Into Mat

 

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 (10 hours) 

Throughout the program there will be 3 written exams that require an 85% passing grade:

  • Anatomy Part 1 (Bones)

  • Anatomy Part 2 (Muscles)

  • Theory Exam

In addition there will be Performance and Teaching evaluations:

  • Mid-term Exam - Performance Level 1-2 and Observed Teach Level 1-2

  • Final Performance Exam - Level 3 and Observed Teach Level 3

INSTRUCTION AND PRACTICAL APPLICATION SKILLS 

  • Observation - 75 hours

  • Lessons - 55 hours

  • Personal Practice - 75 hours

  • Practice Teaching - 105 hours​

  • Mid-Term Advisor Meeting - 1 hr

  • Miscellaneous (research/reporting/required reading) 

Prerequisite for Intermediate Program:

  • 20 hours of Classical Pilates classes to ensure a general understanding of the equipment and Classical method.

If you are interested in learning more about our Intermediate Teacher Training Program, please email us at pilatesfromthecenter@me.com.