Are you ready to teach Pilates?
Our teacher training course requires lecture, practice, observation and student teaching hours. It is taught in 8 modules. The modules are designed to integrate the Pilates principles into a comprehensive program, teaching the required anatomy, fundamentals, contraindications, exercises, modifications, cueing and session design. The course requires 450 hours of study time. The lectures/workshops comprise 112 hours; the other 338 hours are divided into teaching practice, observation and self practice. The completion of a practical teaching exam is required.
Our program offers an assessment-based certificate of completion based on the requirements of the PSAP. Upon successful completion students will receive the required documentation allowing them to take Pilates Method Alliance ®CPT exam. Completion of the comprehensive Pilates program does not guarantee employment or certification.
The Pilates method is a whole body system incorporating the physiological and psychological aspects of movement. The different apparatus are tools to facilitate movement and improve effective understanding. We educate individuals to become teachers, not merely follow a scripted workout. By having a comprehensive Pilates education, we protect the standard and quality of the work. Our program is designed to create knowledgeable, creative, attentive, and successful teachers. With over 19 years of experience, Pilates Connection strives to make your instructor training a successful and fun endeavor preparing you for an enriching occupational opportunity.
Our mission is to provide teacher trainees with a comprehensive understanding of the Pilates Method. We emphasize current scientific understanding of functional movement and strive to advance and integrate scientific research to provide education and practical application to the Pilates Method. We will provide a quality, fully equipped studio environment with an emphasis on learning and continued education, to prepare our graduates for the highest standards of professional competence in the practice of Pilates and support them in planning and achieving professional careers.
- To integrate the intricate details of the Pilates method into each student’s body, enabling them to lead a class with ease and confidence.
- Impart a knowledge of anatomy and kinesiology as they relate to Pilates.
- Help students embody the key principles of Alignment, Breath, Centering, Concentration, Control, Flow and Precision.
- To provide an inviting and friendly learning environment by encouraging the sharing of knowledge and focusing on continuing education.
Required Books: (To be purchased individually before the course begins)
- Return to Life by Joseph Pilates
- Pilates Anatomy by Rael Isacowitz
- Trail Guide to Movement by Andrew Biel
- Pilates Connection Teacher Training Manual supplied at time of enrollment.
All module class times are 9:00-6:00 including a 45 minute lunch break. All participants are expected to have completed the required reading prior to class.
All modules will weave anatomy, principles, assessment, contraindications, cueing, and exercise progression into learning the exercises. Equipment safety and terminology will be taught as the participants use the equipment.
Fees must be paid at time of enrollment. Limit class to 10 people.
If you have any further questions please feel free to Contact us with any questions or concerns.
Please download our School Catalog for more information.