In order to be the best Pilates instructor you can be, a solid foundation in Anatomy and in the principles of Pilates are required. The following courses are offered for students who do not have the appropriate background. Not all students will be required to take anatomy. If you have prior and relevant coursework, speak with the education department about opting out of the requirement
Strongly recommended for Mat 1 & 2
Required for Reformer and Apparatus courses
Using clay to build the muscles provides a unique and interactive way to learn anatomy. Balanced Body’s AI3D course is specifically geared to the movement teacher and includes practical exercises on the functions of the muscles and joints allowing you to embody the information.
The balance body movement principles helps you understand how the body moves in order to help out students , clients and patients move better. The movement principles provide practical tools for observing, analysing and improving movement by gaining a deeper understanding of anatomy, kinesiology, biomechanics and optimum movement patterns.
Introduction to Pilates and Beginning / Intermediate Exercises
Mat I includes a detailed introduction to the principles and history of Pilates, with everything from beginner to the most intermediate level exercises with modifications, lectures on programming within a group setting and class order, and teaching guidelines for seniors, pre and post-natal classes.
~ $ 560
Intermediate / Advanced Exercises
Mat 2 includes the majority of the intermediate and advanced level exercises, plus fundamental movement principles, and training tips to help advance clients to higher levels. Pilates specifically for sporting activities are also covered.
Mat 3 is an additional in-depth look at the Pilates Method on the Mat including dozens of new exercises and anatomical knowledge in relation to floor work. The module was added in 2018 and made a mandatory part of the teacher training courses in 2019.