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The next course starts in early 2022!


PREREQUISITES: Pilates Mat Level 1

Over the course of three weekends, you will gain all the skills necessary to teach private clients or classes on the Pilates Reformer.  During our Pilates Reformer Teacher Training in Victoria BC, class size is limited to ensure you are receiving the highest quality of personal instruction and ample time on our beautiful equipment.  


You will learn how to safely set up the machines and make adjustments to suit all individuals. We will cover a wide array of exercises on the Pilates Reformer as well as modifications to adapt to individuals who are pregnant or have injuries. This course puts a strong emphasis on the musculoskeletal system to understand the purpose and benefits of each exercise.


We focus on a progressive leveled teaching technique to ensure you are able to adapt to a wide array of clients and situations. A variety of small props will be used throughout the course to add to your repertoire and create further refinements. At the end of this course, you will leave with a well-rounded education to become a highly skilled and confident Pilates Reformer Instructor.


Reformer Level 1 Curriculum Outline:

  • Essential principles and philosophy as applied to Reformer

  • Musculoskeletal system review

  • Pilates Reformer exercises

  • Benefits and contraindications of each exercise

  • Modifications and variations

  • Introduction to Jump-board/Cardio-tramp

  • A progressive safe teaching technique

  • Sequencing for group classes

  • Effective communication and cueing

  • Refining observation skills 

  • Pre/postnatal Pilates on the Reformer



Next Course: 

  • Location: Apple Pilates - 734 Aldebury Street, suite 204, Victoria BC

  • Length: Three weekends - 42 hours (plus out of course requirements and final practicum)




  • Saturdays: 1 pm - 6 pm

  • Sundays:  9 am - 6 pm


Spring 2022 Dates:

  • TBA


You Will Receive:​

  • ​In-class teaching time to refine your skills

  • Written quizzes/tests to ensure your understanding

  • A detailed final practicum review for your further growth and refinement

  • A certificate of completion 


Program Cost:​

  • $1899.00 - including a $500 non-refundable deposit. **Payment plans available upon request.


Additional Costs:

  • Stretch Collective Comprehensive Reformer Manual Lvl 1 ($129)


Out of Class Requirements

  • Minimum practice teaching time of 8 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 Physical Review

  • 15 hours observation. 



  • 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. 

  • 15 hours Physical Review

  • 15 hours observation. 



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


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 of 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 (for 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.