During our Pilates Instructor Training, 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.


Taking your training at our beautiful clinical Pilates studio provides you with unique advantages over other Pilates Instructor Trainees. Experienced high caliber instructors lead the training. All of our instructors in addition to holding Pilates certification and years of teaching experience either are or were Physiotherapist Assistants or Physiotherapists.


We limit class size to ensure you are receiving the highest quality of personal instruction. This comprehensive training will provide you with an exclusive jump-start 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 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.


Our comprehensive Pilates Teacher Trainings in Victoria BC are designed in modules. We use modules so that you may complete your training at your own pace, this allows for you to take it over the course of one year or many. Each section (Pilates Mat level 1, Pilates Mat level 2, Reformer level 1, Reformer level 2 etc.) are complete allowing you to teach using that skill set and continue to build as you go through the complete repertoire should you desire. This provides flexibility to develop and learn at your own pace and budget.



Pilates Mat Level 1 Curriculum Outline:

  • History of Pilates

  • Essential principles and philosophy

  • Musculoskeletal system module

  • Guest PTA’s & 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 cuing technique

  • 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


Course Specifics (two weekends - 40 hours): 

Visit Stretch Collective for current course dates and details.


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


Program Cost:

$1199 including a $250 non-refundable deposit


Additional Costs:

  • Stretch Collective Comprehensive Pilates Mat Manual Lvl 1 ($129)

  • Pilates Anatomy Manual ($30 or less from Amazon)


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 anatomy exam with 80% or higher

  • Pass your final proficiency exam with 80% or higher

  • Pass your final practicum with 80% or higher

  • Abide by our Pilates Code of Ethics


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