Teacher Training Level 1

The course starts August 21, 2021. Apply before July 15th for early bird pricing!

PMEC Courses are a prerequisite to this course. Pilates Mat Level 1 is highly recommended first.





During Our Pilates Springboard Certification Course, you will learn all of the primary repertoire associated with the Springboard. How to modify and progress the exercises, the use of small props with the boards, and how to plan dynamic effective classes using this exceptional piece of Pilates apparatus!


Pilates Mat Level 1 Curriculum Outline:

  • Guest Instructors sharing their expertise

  • Learn The essential Springboard repertoire 

  • Benefits and contraindications for each exercise

  • Use of small equipment

  • Continued refinement of BACKS Cueing Method

  • DCF Progressive Teaching Technique applied to Springboard

  • Sequencing for group classes

  • Effective communication and cueing

  • Refining observation skills

  • Pre/postnatal Consideratations

  • And more!



Next Course: 

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

  • Length: Three weekends - 32 hours




  • Saturdays and Sundays

  • Times: 9 am - 6 pm


Fall 2020 Dates:

  • Aug 21st & 22nd

  • Aug 28th & 29th


You Will Receive:

  • Anatomical knowledge applied to movement

  • 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 Co-Teach Program and receive feedback


Program Cost:

  • EARLY BIRD PRICE UNTIL June 15th - $639 - including a $250 non-refundable deposit 

  • $769.00  - including a $250 non-refundable deposit. After July 15, 2021.



Additional Costs:

  • Springboard Manual Lvl 1 ($79)

Out of Class Requirements

  • Minimum practice teaching time of 6 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 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 (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.