PILATES CURRICULUM 2013-2014
Students can have the freedom and flexibility to pick and choose which module they attend depending on their individual needs and goals
All students who wish to be eligible to take the PMA national certification exam and receive a comprehensive teacher training diploma from Align Pilates must complete ALL Classroom hours plus the internship. (450 hours total).
CLASSROOM HOURS (164 hours)
Classroom hours are made up of separate modules that consist of lectures, movement studies (anatomy), core connection studies (understanding how the equipment relates to each other), and special Pilates classes and topics.
Students can begin their classroom hours at anytime if they meet the prerequisites for the specific module they are registering for (see our online scheduler for prerequisites).
Each lecture weekend is comprised of the classic repertoire, how to assist with your hands, effective verbal cueing, modifications, interpersonal communication skills, and basic kinesiology within the exercise
Fridays 5:00p.m.-8:00p.m./ Saturdays 12:00p.m.-7:00p.m. / Sundays 12:00p.m.-7:00p.m.
*Barrels & Spine Corrector Teacher Training is Saturday 1pm-6pm ONLY
Reformer Teacher Training Level 1 & 2
May 3-5, 2013
Mat Teacher Training Level 1 & 2
May 17-May 19, 2013
Reformer Teacher Training Level 3
June 21-23, 2013
Mat Teacher Training Level 3-5
September 12-15, 2013
Reformer Teacher Training Level 4 & 5
October 11-13, 2013
Barrels & Spine Corrector Teacher Training- All Levels
October 26, 2013 (1pm-6pm)
Chair Teacher Training All Levels
November 8-10, 2013
Cadillac/Trapeze Table Teacher Training All Levels
December 6-8, 2013
MOVEMENT STUDIES (16 Hours)
Each movement study workshop is comprised of a “hands on” approach to learning anatomy and kinesiology. These workshops take away “the fear of learning anatomy” or memorizing anatomy terms, and instead gives you the tools to “see” the body in front of you. Students will begin to understand how to asses bodies and help them move more effectively.
Sundays 1:30p.m.-3:30p.m. & 3:45p.m.-5:45p.m.
October 27, 2013
November 17, 2013
February 9, 2013
March 30, 2013
CORE CONNECTION WEEKENDS (24 hours)
Each core connection workshop teaches students how each individual piece of equipment in the Pilates Method relates to one another. Students will learn how to teach their client the most effective and unique Pilates session by utilizing various pieces of a equipment in an effective way. These workshops are unique to the Align Pilates program and are priceless in your journey to becoming a teacher!
Saturdays 12:00p.m.-6:00p.m. / Sundays 12:00p.m.-6:00p.m.
December January 18-19, 2014
February 22-23, 2014
PILATES SPECIALTY CLASSES (14 hours)
Special 2- hour classes are offered throughout the year. These classes explore different Pilates specialty topics that gives students even more tools on becoming the best teacher they can be.
Students who have completed Align Barre Class Training Level 1 or 2 may submit their hours as credit for the entire Pilates Specialty class requirement.
TBA- 2 hours each offered Saturdays & Sundays
INTERNSHIP HOURS (286 hours)*
All students who want to be eligible to take the PMA national certification exam and receive a comprehensive teacher training diploma from Align Pilates must complete the internship.
Group Classes 68 hours
Personal Practice 68hours
Observation 62 hours
Practice Teaching 68 Hours
Private Lessons 12 hours
Advisor Meetings 5 hours
Exams 3 hours
TOTAL PROGRAM 450 hours