Pilates Teacher Training 

At Happy Body we offer both Pilates Mat training and Comprehensive Equipment training for anyone looking to pursue a career as a Pilates teacher or to deepen their own Pilates practice.  This program is based on the Classical Pilates Method, including over 500 exercises designed by Joseph Pilates.  We focus on the art of teaching this method and the work of meeting clients as individuals.  This teacher training is highly focused on teaching all bodies at all levels of fitness.  

We look to guide your success to become a confident and competent teacher, utilizing a system approach that allows clients to progress at a pace customized to their needs.  Join us for this wonderful training with small class sizes and a fun environment! 

For more details about our Pilates Teacher Training offerings, contact our studio: info@ashevillehappybody.com. Custom and private training schedules are considered upon request and as is suitable for the studio and instructor. 

 

Beginner and Intermediate Pilates Mat Training

50 Hour Mat Teacher Training

Prerequisites:  10 mat classes

The Pilates Mat training introduces you to the essential tools of how to bring the Pilates Method of movement and core training to clients.  We teach you to break down the exercises to teach a first time client, a beginner client, and a client who is ready to be challenged.  You will spend time discussing how and when to modify movement for someone in discomfort or minor injury, but you will also learn how to challenge and progress a strong client.  This program is very much about how to teach a body to move mindfully, deepening awareness and capacity.

 

Goals of the program include:

  • learn appropriate modifications for common ailments and injuries
  • learn how to help clients build strength and stability
  • learn how to organize a class so that clients receive a core-focused full body workout but also attention to specific needs
  • learn how to teach a first time client
  • learn how to teach beginner and intermediate mat exercises and become familiar with basic progressions
  • learn to teach a multi-level group

 

dates & Pricing:

Beginner Mat: October 6-7, 2018  |  Saturday + Sunday  |   9:00- 5:30p

Intermediate Mat: November 11-12, 2018  |  Saturday + Sunday  |  9:00-5:30p

Early Bird Rate: $950 for both Beginner + Intermediate Courses + Manual (Register by August 1st)

Regular Rate: $999

Non-Refundable Deposit of $199 Required to Register

 

 

Comprehensive Pilates Apparatus Training

500 Hour Training (50 Hour Mat Teacher Training and 450 Hour Apparatus Training)

Prerequisites: Beginner and Intermediate Mat

Apparatus training includes teaching Reformer, High and Low Chair, Cadillac, Tower, Ladder Barrels and Barrels, Ped-O-Pull, Magic Circle Mat classes, and Multi-Level Classes.

This full program takes approximately 8-12 months to complete and is divided into two major levels. Each level contains 225 hours: 70 hours classroom, 25 hours taking class, 65 hours observation, 65 hours practice.  The course includes a manual and 8 videos from Master Instructor Juliet Harvey of Beacon Pilates, NY.

 

Goals of the program include:

  • learn appropriate modifications for common ailments and injuries
  • learn how to help clients build strength and stability
  • learn how to organize a lesson or class so that a client receives a core-focused full body workout but also attention to specific needs
  • learn how to teach a first time client on the apparatus
  • learn how to teach beginner exercises on the apparatus and become familiar with basic progressions
  • learn how to teach intermediate exercises with basic progressions and advanced exercises

Course is PMA accredited.

 

Dates & Pricing:

Beginner/Intermediate Apparatus: Begins December 8th (One weekend per month for 5 months - date determined by group)

Intermediate/Advanced Apparatus: Based on first section finishing, start date approx. June 2019 (5 Weekends)

Early Bird Rate:  $4800 for both Beginner/Intermediate and Intermediate/Advanced Courses + Manual (Register by October 1st)

Regular Rate: $5000

Non-Refundable Deposit of $199 Required to Register

 

Teacher Training FAQ

  • We are a small business with instructors who are passionate about what they do! This means you will have small class sizes with focused attention and access to the staff anytime you need them to support your training process.
  • In addition to learning the classic Pilates method, you will learn how to assess clients' needs to meet them as individuals, work with bodies of all levels of ability and fitness, and help them develop deep body awareness and connection in a meaningful way.
  • We believe a strong and versatile teacher knows how to meet every body. This is why we teach a variety of variations and modifications in each module to assist any client needs.
  • Happy Body is dedicated to creating a learning environment full of curiosity.  Students receive access to the studio for their practice hours.
  • All of our instructors are certified and have at least 10 years of experience.
  •  All manuals are included in our courses.
  • We offer ways for you to make up missed class and practical time.
  • We offer student rates for any other equipment classes or mat classes during your training.
  • We have an exit interview in place to ensure students feel confident and ready to begin teaching.
  • *Interested in learning one-on-one with an instructor? Send us a message below and we can set up a consultation!*

 

 
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