Classical Pilates Teacher Training

To be a successful Pilates teacher, you don’t need to just know the  exercises . . .

You need to know which exercises are right for your clients.

And why.

Can you do that?

I couldn’t either.

So I created a teacher training program that takes you from being lost and confused to knowing how to program sessions based on your client’s (and your own) specific needs.

If you’re teaching human movement, shouldn’t you know how the body works?

It’s time to expect more from teacher training than just exercise choreography and how to use the equipment.

It’s time to learn to identify your client’s (and your) complicated needs and match exercises to meet those needs for long-lasting results.

This comprehensive teacher training program does exactly that: it covers the entire classical Pilates repertoire on all apparatus and how to bring Pilates’ health promoting benefits to the general public and to more challenging populations through:

  1. Movement assessment skills to hone your eye to identify your client’s limitations and excesses, ingrained patterns and common compensations; 
  2. Anatomy,  biomechanics and tensegrity discussions to help you understand what you see in the assessments; you may be able to see limited movement, but do you know what it means?;  a functional understanding of how the body works is fundamental to any movement-based course and is the cornerstone of this program;
  3. How different postures and structures present: from very mobile clients to more rigid types, to sway back, forward head, flat back postures, and more, and how to modify your approach to match; clients may benefit from the same exercise but cued completely differently according to presentation;
  4. Why breathwork is the first step to changing/ameliorating bodies; 
  5. Primary keystone exercises to address the most pressing needs of your client and prepare them for Pilates; avoid “cheating,” pitfalls and potential injury before it happens;
  6. How to progress these foundational, athletic keystone movements to specific classical Pilates exercises;
  7. How to use these progressions as a template for programming sessions; once you have a library of the keystones exercises, and can link them to Pilates exercises, you’ll know how to create client-needs-directed lesson plans;

All based on your own experience of this model and taught in a step-by-step format on what to do first, why, and how to do it.

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