Our programme is designed to develop your skills to be a teacher, coach and guide, ensuring you become an elite professional and stand out in the field of Pilates and the new wellness industry.
The Method lies in its approach, philosophy and principles. Ideas laid down by Joseph Pilates, carried forward by Romana Kryzanowska. You are connecting at the source, at the origin of The Method, becoming a 3rd generation teacher of the Method.
We Work with a 3 tier (Intro, Progression & Progression +) approach taught over 12 days. The Pi Pilates Comprehensive Programme will teach you how to level up your clients through the integration of the exercises and the correct use of the apparatus. We take care to ensure that you understand the pilates method to be a 360-degree approach, not just a linear one. It is the integration of the exercises and the apparatus that allows the beauty and strength of The Method to shine. As Eve Gentry (pilates Elder) said ‘you can know all the exercises in The Method and still not know how to teach The Method’.
Apparatus covered: Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, Ladder Barrel, Small Barrel, Spine Corrector, Pedipole and Magic Circle.
We will cover simple anatomy, develop your teaching skills and open the door to the vastness and complexity that is The Pilates Method.
Uniquely on our programme you will be taught how to multi level teach. this skill will allow you the ability to maximise your studio capacity without forsaking teaching quality.
We expect a high degree of practice before acceptance onto the training. We suggest a minimum number of 30 private/group sessions or be able to take yourself through a progression/intermediate reformer workout on your own. You should know the transitions, names of exercises, springs and order for the reformer repertoire to a progression/intermediate level.
You may need to attend a review of your workout in person or send in a video prior to acceptance. We are not looking at how well you execute the exercises, but rather have you enough discipline to be able to develop the work both physically and mentally.
Our entire programme is dynamic and experiential in approach of 600 hours in total, creating an unforgettable, transformative learning experience. From the first hour of the first weekend you will be teaching. The apprenticeship is an extension of this powerful way to learn. The 600 hours apprenticeship consists of seminars, guided online content, self-practice, observation, practice teaching, meetings, and a mandatory training package of 60 classes and sessions completed at Pi Studio or an approved studio. Science tells us we learn by doing (embodiment) not by just observing or listening.
All students will need a time commitment of approximately 15 to 20 hours per week to complete in the none months.