Teacher Training Level 1


The course starts on August 23, 2021. Apply before July 15th for early bird pricing!


Please note this is an Intensive version of our regular Barre course. It is all completed over the course of 5 days! 


This is a Revolutionary Barre training taking place in Victoria BC! Remote options can be made available upon request. We are one of the most comprehensive Barre program in the market, 40 hrs of in-person learning creates high quality, well-educated instructors. We teach what it takes to attract a high volume of participants, keep them safe, and create fun, challenging classes!


This is not your average training! Our master instructor took her years of teaching group classes, one-on-one, and clinical Pilates experience and condensed it into an easy to follow recipe for exceptional Barre classes.

This is the longest, most comprehensive Barre Instructor Training Course in all of Canada and we are so happy to offer it in beautiful Victoria, BC, on Vancouver Island!


Barre Level 1 Curriculum Outline:

  • Essential principles and philosophy

  • Barre specific cueing techniques

  • Progressive teaching technique

  • Sequencing/choreography techniques and implementation

  • Transitioning for a smooth class flow

  • Refining observation skills

  • Tactile cueing methods

  • Musicality modules

  • Musculoskeletal system module

  • Guest Instructors and Physiotherapists sharing their expertise

  • Learn a wide array of exercises to keep your classes varied and fun

  • Benefits and contraindications for all exercises

  • Modifications and variations for all exercises

  • Use of small equipment

  • Pre/postnatal modifications

  • Introduction to special population considerations

  • Self-care



Next Course: 

  • Location: Stretch Collective (127-2745 Veterans Memorial Parkway)

  • Length: 40 hours



Dates and Times:

  • August 23 - 27


  • 10:30 - 5:30 pm


You Will Receive:​

  • In-class teaching time to refine your skills

  • Written tests to guarantee your understanding

  • A detailed final practicum review for your further growth and refinement

  • A certificate of completion

  • Options to teach real students in our alumni-led classes and receive feedback

  • One month unlimited Mat class pass to the studio, so you can attend classes and continue to learn. 


Program Cost:

  • EARLY BIRD PRICE UNTIL July 15th - $590 + 15% off the Manual - including a $250 non-refundable deposit 

  • $720  - including a $250 non-refundable deposit. After July 15, 2021.


Additional Costs:

  • Stretch Collective Comprehensive Barre Manual Lvl 1 ($99)

      This manual includes safety cues, modifications for injuries/illness as well as 50+ individual exercises,          and is not available for purchase outside the course.



Out of Class Requirements

  • Minimum practice teaching time of 4 hours (unpaid work with your own chosen participants). This must include a signature from each attendee from each class. This can be done at any facility or private location and you must let them know that it is a practice only and that you are not yet certified.


  • Minimum 4 weeks (up to 8 weeks) unpaid co-teach program with us. Details can be provided upon request. Co-teach is recommended for all individuals looking to gain employment at Stretch Collective. 



To Successfully Complete the Program You Must Achieve the Following:

  • Complete all in-class activities

  • Participate in all teaching, classes, and lecture time

  • Complete all homework prior to receiving your certificate

  • Pass your final proficiency exam with 80% or higher

  • Pass your final practicum with 80% or higher

  • Complete either 10 classes (60-minutes) to participants of your choice OR Minimum 4-week unpaid co-teach program at SC.

  • Abide by our Pilates Code of Ethics


Maintaining Certification - Must Renew Every 3 years

  • Maintain the Dana Carter and/or Stretch Collective Code of Ethics

  • Teach safe and inclusive classes

  • I understand that any awarded certification from Dana Carter and/or Stretch Collective expires every 3 years and must be renewed in order to continue teaching and be eligible for insurance.

  • In order to re-certify, you must complete 80 hours of continuing education every three years consisting of a minimum of 45 teaching hours and 35 Continuing Education Hours. Your continuing education hours must be composed of:

    • ​​​​​​Minimum 15 contact hours (in person or LIVE Zoom with an approved instructor)
    • Up to 20 hours can be non-contact learning. Example Online (not-live courses), or other approved continuing education.

    • No more than 10 hours of non-contact learning may be self-study (for example books, and attending classes)

    • IMPORTANT - If you are certifying in any advanced Pilates Apparatus (Chair, Springboard, Ladderbarrel, and Cadillac) you must add another 2 hours of non-contact or contact learning for every additional apparatus. Max Required is an additional 8 contact or non-contact hours for comprehensively trained Pilates instructors.