PILATESMAT TEACHER TRAINING LEVEL 1

The next in-person course starts on November 19, 2022

at Alive Mindbody in Victoria BC

Online distance learning options available as well

During 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 with us provides you with unique advantages over other Pilates Instructor Trainees. Experienced high-caliber instructors lead the training. All of our instructors hold Pilates certifications and years of teaching experience and most are Physiotherapist Assistants, worked in clinical settings, or are Physiotherapists.

 

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 movement optimism and a biopsychosocial approach. All while still focusing on the musculoskeletal system to understand the purpose and benefits of each exercise. You will explore biomechanics and current pain science as applied to Pilates. 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

  • Classical Pilates Mat repertoire 

  • Anatomy and Biomechanics

  • An immense collection of over 80 contemporary Pilates mat exercises

  • Essential principles and philosophy 

  • Biopsychosocial Model and our role as instructors

  • Intro to biomechanics and pain science

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

  • Learn the original mat routine and modifications

  • Benefits and contraindications for each exercise

  • Modifications and variations for each of the exercises

  • Use of small equipment

  • BACKS Cueing method

  • DCM Progressive Teaching Technique

  • Sequencing for group classes

  • Effective communication and cueing

  • Refining observation skills

  • Introduction to Pre/postnatal Pilates

  • Introduction to special population considerations

  • Self-care

 

 

Next Course: 

  • Location: ONLINE OR IN-PERSON at Alive Mindbody - 1821 Cook St Suite 301, Victoria, BC

  • Length: Three weekends - 45 hours (plus out-of-course self-study requirements)

 

 

Times:​

  • Saturdays: 10 am - 5:30 pm PST

  • Sundays:  10 am - 5:30 pm PST

 

Dates:

  • Nov 19 - 20

  • Nov 26 - 27

  • Dec 10 - 11

 

You Will Receive:

  • Biopsychosocial Model and our role as instructors

  • Intro to Biomechanics and Pain Science

  • 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

 

Program Cost:​

  • $1399 CAD - including a $350 non-refundable deposit. **payment plans available upon request.

 

 

Additional Costs:

  • DCM Comprehensive Pilates Mat Manual Lvl 1 ($129)

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 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.

  • 15 hours of observation (a combination of in-person and online is acceptable). ​​​​

 

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

  • Finish all Out of Class Requirements

  • Abide by our Pilates Code of Ethics

Classically Informed Teaching, Progressively Aligned.

At the end of this course you will be ready to start teaching Pilates Mat!

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

 

Dana Carter offers a very comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training. She is so knowledgeable and thorough yet maintains a sense of fun throughout the courses. They were invaluable sources of information and have given me the confidence, skill, and knowledge to teach creative, safe Pilates classes.

 

Dana is the ultimate mentor as she is a wealth of knowledge, passion, and enthusiasm. She provides fantastic insight and understanding of anatomy and body mechanics which makes for an informative and engaging teacher training. I would definitely recommend these courses to anyone!

 

—  Brittany W, Pilates & Yoga Teacher Training Graduate