We train professionals, our programme leaves the amateur behind. If you are looking to stand out in the pilates crowd, and the new wellness environment, you are ready to join us. If you are reading this, you are probably one of the slim few who know there is more to the Method than the exercises and are ready to blow passed the yoga worshipers.
The Method lies in its approach, philosophy and principles. Ideas laid down by Joseph Pilates, carried forward by Romana Kryzanowska. You are connecting in at the root, at the origin of The Method, becoming a 3rd generation teacher of the Method.
The programme unifies the work, unifies your knowledge, unifying you as a teacher. From the ground up, your knowledge is redefined. You will find a sense of freedom and joy in your teaching. You will develop a liberating teaching style, clear teaching vocabulary, classical hands on techniques, connect to the root, Joseph Pilates through the teachings of Romana Kryzanowska, and identify as a 3rd generation teacher.
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 three-level approach is 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’ .
We expect a high degree of practice before acceptance onto the training programme. 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 will 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.
All bridge students will need a time commitment of approximately 18 to 22 hours per week to complete the programme in 30 weeks. Be wary, if you are teaching already, remember you will need to make time/space for the other apprenticeship requirements.
Apprenticeship Yes and No!
Our entire programme is a dynamic and experiential in approach, creating unforgettable, transformative learning experiences. From the first hour of the first weekend you will be teaching. The apprenticeship is an extension of this powerful way to learn, and as bridge participant we don't want you to forsake this vital piece.
You will complete a 600 hours apprenticeship consisting of seminars, guided online content, self-practice, observation, *practice teaching, meetings, and a mandatory training package of 60 hours of 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.
However, it is with the 'practice teaching' piece of the apprenticeship where your difference lies as a bridge participant. It is assumed you may already have a studio and clients you already teach. As you start to teach your clients, in the new framework, these live teaching hours count as your apprenticeship. In other words, in all the teaching you already do you begin to layer in your new skills.
If you are already a pilates teacher this is the most effective way to upgrade, refresh and often simplify your teaching and join the full comprehensive training programme. Through a series of four modules over four weekends you will explore all the exercises on all the apparatus.More Information