Full Certification in Mat and All Apparatus: Reformer, Trapeze
Table, Wunda Chair, Ladder and Small Barrels
Special Focus On:
*In depth Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics of Movement
* Fascial Training
*Therapeudic and Corrective Exercise Labs
*Scoliosis, Osteoporosis, and
Common Spinal Injuries
*Dance and Athletic Cross Training: Injury Prevention
*Critical Thinking and Program Planning
*Learn the repetoire developed by Joseph Pilates,
taught to PMA standards
*Understand the biomechanics of movement
*Develop an eye for imbalances
*Safely and confidently
teach any level of physical ability--
from the immobile edlerly to the elite athlete
*Develop effective tactile and
*Understand the "why" of a movement, not just the "what"
How Does Our Course Differ From Other
Our course is one comprehensive,
220 Classroom hour course, taught in 4 levels: Core Concepts, Beginner,
Intermediate, Advanced. You will experience building a strong foundation in your own body, and then continue as you will
with clients, through each level of proficiency.
incorporate the SmartSpine system developed by our mentor, Marie-Jose Blom, as an important tool in teaching
deep core activation and stabilization.
Demonstrated Teaching hours give the experience of planning and teaching lessons in each level, with our evaluation, in our
will have the experience of teaching mat and reformer classes to fellow participants.
Two written research projects will be assigned, and anatomy homework is open book.
Pre-Requisite: A minimum of 10 Private Pilates sessions is highly recommended.
Classroom Hours: 220 hours
Self Integration: 100 hours
Demonstrated Teaching: 10 hours
Assistant Teaching: 10 hours
Apprentice Teaching: 25 hours
TOTAL REQUIRED: 450 hours
Course Manual is included.
Classroom hours missed must be made up with an instructor at Purifying
Pilates (private session rates apply); Self Integration hours must be a combination of Private Sessions, Reformer
and Mat Classes, and Self Practice; a minimum of 60 Observation Hours must be done at Purifying Pilates; Demonstrated
Teaching hours will begin after completion of Beginner Level--participants will sign up when dates and times are offered;
Assistant Teaching should include both group classes and duets.
Additional Costs Include:
*Required Reading: 2-3 books
*5 Private Sessions with one of
our Directors during the course
*Additional Private and Group
Classes are recommended (discount offered on group classes at Purifying Pilates)