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COMPREHENSIVE MAT AND APPARATUS TEACHER TRAINING

 

Below is the framework for the training, detailing the hours, commitment, costs and other important details. This helps you to make an informed choice about undertaking the training to become a Comprehensively Trained ‘Classical’ Pilates Instructor through ‘The Pilates Studio Teacher Training’

The Teacher Training has been broken down into modules: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced 1 and Advanced 2 so you can systematically build your skills and knowledge to become a confident and knowledgeable teacher. At the successful completion of your assessments, you will be given a Certificate of Completion for that portion of the course. Once you have completed all the modules, you will be issued a Certificate of Completion as a Comprehensive Teacher of ‘The Pilates Studio Teacher Training’.

 

BREAKDOWN OF HOURS (FULL PROGRAM)

*Please note that the Bridging course will have reduced hours 

Beginner Apparatus and Mat - 175 hours total. 

Made up of:

  1. Seminars - 25 hours (over 2 weekends)

  2. Practice Teaching (friends and family) - 50 hours

  3. Personal Mastery - 50 hours

  4. Observation - 30 hours

  5. Anatomy and Homework tasks - approximately 20 hours

Intermediate Apparatus and Mat - 225 hours

Made up of:

  1. Seminars - 30 hours (over 2 weekends)

  2. Practice Teaching (friends and family, assisting Kim in group classes and if ready, teaching low risk beginner clients) - 75 hours

  3. Personal Mastery - 60 hours

  4. Observation - 40 hours

  5. Anatomy and Homework tasks - approximately 20 hours

 

Advanced 1 - Apparatus and Mat - 100 hours

Made up of: 

  1. Seminars - 15 hours

  2. Practice Teaching (friends and family, assisting Kim in group classes and if ready, teaching low risk beginner and Intermediate clients) - 40 hours

  3. Personal Mastery - 20 hours

  4. Observation - 20 hours

  5. Anatomy and Homework tasks - approximately 5 hours

Advanced 2 - Apparatus and Mat - 100 hours

Made up of:

  1. Seminars - 15 hours

  2. Practice Teaching (friends and family, assisting Kim in group classes and if ready, teaching low risk beginner and Intermediate clients) - 40 hours

  3. Personal Mastery - 20 hours

  4. Observation - 20 hours

  5. Anatomy and Homework tasks - approximately 5 hours

Total Hours: 600 approx.

 

PRE REQUISITES

You must be a strong Intermediate student, or are willing to work privately with Kim during the training to get up to this level.

If you are not a current member of the studio, a performance exam must be passed to assess suitability. 

You will also undertake an interview to go over the commitments required for the program, this gives you a realistic idea of the expectations and what hours you will expect to need to fulfil to complete the program in a timely manner.

It is recommended that you are in good health and free from injuries that would limit your participation in the program.

 

OBSERVATION HOURS

The majority of these hours will be spent in the studio observing Kim teach Privates, Duos and Groups. Other hours can be spent observing video content from the course as well as approved Pilatesology videos, (up to 20% of observation hours can be through Pilatesology).

PERSONAL MASTERY

Personal Mastery includes Private sessions, Group Classes and your own personal practice. You are welcome to use the equipment at any time the studio is open, however if a class is happening at the same time, be mindful of where you are positioning yourself and be ready to move to another piece of equipment as requested.

Private sessions are available at a discounted rate of $65 per session, Classes are $28 per class.

These discounts are applicable until you have finished your training or up to 18 months from the beginning of training, whichever comes first. It is highly recommended that you book in for private sessions when you can to work on your personal practice.

PRACTICE TEACHING

You will be expected to teach friends, family and other trainees (low risk, eg: those without significant limitations) in the earlier part of your training and will graduate to teaching clients (low risk) at an apprentice rate when you are ready.

COSTS

FULL PROGRAM

$2900 Basic

$3200 Intermediate

$2500 Advanced 1 and Advanced 2

Total: $8600

PAY FOR EACH LEVEL AS YOU GO. PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

Other associated costs: Discounted Group Classes: $28

Discounted Private Sessions: $65

Pilatesology Subscription $25 USD/Month (not mandatory)

Reading list books: $250 approx

BRIDGING PROGRAM

$2175 Basic

$2400 Intermediate

$1875 Advanced 1 and Advanced 2

Total: $6450

PAY FOR EACH LEVEL AS YOU GO. PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

Other associated costs: Discounted Group Classes: $28

Discounted Private Sessions: $65

Pilatesology Subscription $25 USD/Month (not mandatory)

Reading list books: $250 approx

In the bridging program, hours are fewer than the full program due to an assumed knowledge of teaching techniques already in place. As a bridging student, you will liaise with me in scheduling your exams when both parties feels ready to do so.

TIMELINES FOR COMPLETION

At the onset of the program, I will sit down with you individually to help you map out a realistic timeline for completing the course. It is understood that you may have other commitments - family, work etc that you will need to work around. Timelines can be changed according to unforeseen circumstances, but this is a good start to keeping you on track for completing your certification in a timely manner.

The recommended commitment for the course is 8-12 hours a week and for the full course to be completed in 18 months (exclusive of the 3 weeks Christmas break). Remember not all hours need to be completed in Studio, so there is flexibility. If you would like to finish the training earlier, you can commit to more hours to finish sooner.

For example, if you were to come in for a Group class or your own self led session on the equipment twice a week and stayed to observe/and or assist a class, you have already completed 4-6 hours. An extra hour of self mastery or practice teaching at home or observation of a Pilatesology class and homework tasks could get you to the minimum 8-10 hours.

You may not have fully completed your hours before the next level Seminar. You will still be able to attend the seminars, but it is recommended that you have completed at least 60% of the hours needed at that level.

FEEDBACK

As needed, I will be providing feedback during your hours and recommendations for individual areas to focus on as a teacher. Every quarter, we will have a meeting about your progress and any areas of improvement that might need to be made. This could take the form of suggestions for teaching, your delivery style, approach to clients etc.

If you have concerns about your progress or the program, you can schedule times to meet with me to discuss them, this allows both parties to sit down and talk over solutions, rather than off the cuff conversations between classes.

ASSESSMENTS

At each level, you will be expected to complete 4 assessments:

  • Teaching a Client a Private session 55 - 120 minutes

  • Teaching a Group Class on various equipment for 4 people - 55 minutes

  • A personal Mastery exam.

  • An anatomy exam.

Passing grade for all is 75%

If you are unsuccessful in obtaining a 75% grade on your exam, you can resit for a fee of $50 per component. In the event that you need to resit, you will be given guidance on which areas to work on when next sitting your assessments.

You will also be given written homework assignments to complete that includes case studies, teaching methodology etc.

LEARNING MATERIALS

You will be given teaching Manuals for each level, a student workbook, and an anatomy manual.

COURSE CONTENT

Your course content includes study, knowledge and understanding of the following:

1) The History and development of the Pilates Method

2) Concepts and principles of the Pilates Method

3) Anatomy and physiology

4) Biomechanics of movement

5) Postural assessment

6) How to address minor injuries in a private and group setting

7) Teaching methodology - understanding how and why we teach

8) Understanding how to screen first time clients

9) Safety protocols - how to safely use the apparatus, spotting techniques, OHS considerations

10) Understanding your scope of practice

 

YOUR SCOPE OF PRACTICE AS AN APPRENTICE

As an apprentice, you can teach healthy, uninjured clients only.

INSURANCE

If you are teaching clients at The Pilates Studio Blackwood, you are required to hold insurance that allows you to work safely in the studio context.

PROGRAM HOLDS

The trainee is able to place a hold on their training for a maximum of a 2 month hold. month period. Any other holds due to pregnancy, injury or other reasons must be discussed with Kim.