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Pilates Mat & Reformer

Teacher Training Intensive

We are excited to share that we have had TWO spots open up in this unique learning opportunity! This course is an intensive packing in Pilates Mat Level 1 and Reformer Level 1 into a short period of time where you can completely immerse yourself and earn your certificates to become a certified Pilates Mat and Reformer Teacher.  

 

This course has the added benefit of being a very limited class size 2-4 participants which allows for extra one-on-one time with your head instructor to create an exceptional learning environment! 

 

You can choose to take part only in the first half and Certified in Pilates Mat, although ideally, we are looking for two candidates that would like to complete both. 

 

We are giving away one FULL SCHOLARSHIP! And the remaining spot is a full payment spot. To qualify for the full scholarship you must be a part of the BIPOC or LGBTQ+ community and apply with why you want this training and how you would use this training in your community. Only ONE Scholarship placement is being provided at this time - so apply quickly.

 

Please know that this course is very challenging. It will require you to learn a large amount of anatomy, movement principles, and hundreds of exercises in a very short period of time. It will require more time and effort than just the in-class sessions in order to pass the course and only participants who reach our rigorous standards will pass the course and be certified to teach, which will then allow you to be insured and employed at studios or in private settings. 

 

Due to the nature of this course, it will require physical contact. We will provide appropriate PPE.  

Prerequisites

  • Some pre-course anatomy homework will be sent to you to be completed and submitted prior to the course commencement date.

  • 3 Private sessions with one of the two SC Founders (Included in cost or scholarship - normal $85 per session)

 

Course Dates 

  • June 22 - 26

  • June 29 - July 3 

 

Course Times

8 am - 5 pm Daily

The intensive course equals a total of 83 hours of classroom time and includes Pilates Mat level 1 and Reformer Level 1. There will also be other out of class requirements in order to pass as outlined below.

 

Out of Class Requirements

  • Minimum practice teaching time of 10 hours (unpaid work with your own chosen participants). This must include a signature from each attendee for 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. You must do 5 mat and 5 reformer. If you need to use our space to host your practice classes, this can be arranged.

  • Highly Recommended Prior to Final Practicum: 2-10 classes mentor time observing with a certified instructor before, after, or during the course (No additional charge).

  • The final practicum is to be booked outside of the intensive hours and will consist of a 20-minute mat 20-minute reformer class. These are to be taught at Stretch Collective and will require 2-4 participants of which you must provide (there is no charge for the participants to attend). If you do not pass your practicum and wish to redo it, there will be a charge of $85 per hour for the instructor's time and a minimum of 1 hour is required.

 

 

Total cost for Mat and Reformer Intensive

  • $3200 including all taxes. Non-refundable once the course starts. 

  • Price also includes SC manuals, practicum, pre-requisite private lessons, and all taxes (gst).

  • A payment plan is available to select candidates, email us for details.

Missed Class time

Please also note that due to the intensive format of the course, we can not certify you if you miss any in-class time. 

 

  • If completed and all exams/practicums passed you will be certified in both Pilates Mat Level 1 and Reformer Level. 

 

  • If you are interested in only the Mat portion or Reformer portion separately please email us for details and to see if you qualify.

 
Pilates Mat Course Info

During the Pilates mat Instructor Training portion of the intensive, you will gain all of the skills necessary to instruct safe, effective, and creative classes. You will be able to teach group classes or private lessons to individuals of all levels. You will leave with an in-depth understanding of Pilates and learn a wide array of exercises. We will cover modifications to adapt to individuals who are pregnant or have injuries.

 

This comprehensive training will provide you with an exclusive jumpstart on your understanding of the human body.  We focus on a progressive leveled teaching technique to ensure you are able to adapt to a wide array of clients and situations. 

 

This course puts a strong emphasis on the musculoskeletal system to understand the purpose and benefits of each exercise. You will learn to use a wide range of cues, props and hands-on techniques for your future clients. At the end of this course, you will leave with a well-rounded education to become a highly skilled and confident Pilates Mat Instructor.

 

Pilates Mat Level 1 Curriculum Outline:

  • History of Pilates

  • Essential principles and philosophy

  • Musculoskeletal system module

  • Guest Instructors, PTA’s and Physiotherapists sharing their expertise

  • Learn 82 Pilates mat exercises

  • Benefits and contraindications for each exercise

  • Modifications and variations for each of the 82 exercises

  • Use of small equipment

  • BACKS Cueing method

  • DCF Progressive Teaching Technique

  • Sequencing for group classes

  • Effective communication and cueing

  • Refining observation skills

  • Pre/postnatal Pilates

  • Introduction to special population considerations

  • Self-care

 

You Will Receive:

  • Anatomy handouts

  • Case studies for review to ensure your understanding

  • In-class teaching time to refine your skills

  • Written quizzes and 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

 

 

Reformer Course Info

During the Reformer section of the intensive, you will gain all the skills necessary to teach private clients or classes on the Pilates Reformer.  During our Pilates Reformer Teacher Training in Victoria BC, class size is limited to ensure you are receiving the highest quality of personal instruction and ample time on our beautiful Allegro 2 equipment.  

 

You will learn how to safely set up the machines and make adjustments to suit all individuals. We will cover a wide array of exercises on the Pilates Reformer as well as modifications to adapt to individuals who are pregnant or have injuries. This course puts a strong emphasis on the musculoskeletal system to understand the purpose and benefits of each exercise.

 

We focus on a progressive leveled teaching technique to ensure you are able to adapt to a wide array of clients and situations. A variety of small props will be used throughout the course to add to your repertoire and create further refinements. At the end of this course, you will leave with a well-rounded education to become a highly skilled and confident Pilates Reformer Instructor.

 

Reformer Level 1 Curriculum Outline:

  • Essential principles and philosophy

  • Musculoskeletal system review

  • Pilates Reformer exercises

  • Benefits and contraindications of each exercise

  • Modifications and variations

  • Introduction to Jump-board/Cardio-tramp

  • A progressive safe teaching technique

  • Sequencing for group classes

  • Effective communication and cueing

  • Refining observation skills 

  • Pre/postnatal Pilates on the Reformer

  • Introduction to special population considerations

  • Self-care

Contact:

127-2745 Veterans Memorial Pkwy

info@stretchcollective.ca
778-432-2432

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