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Full Training Program

Welcome and Thank you for your interest in our program. The Pilates Education Lab Teacher Training Program provides comprehensive studies of the Classical Pilates repertoire presented through a focus on movement skills, sound biomechanics, proper alignment, cueing and developing your “eye” as a teacher. We provide a supportive environment for our students to reach their full potential as dynamic instructors.

Our Pilates Teacher Training Program requires completion of the following modules:

MAT MODULE
Students learn fundamental movement skills as well as the Intro - Super Advanced level Pilates Mat exercises coupled with functional anatomy and kinesiology training as it relates to teaching the exercises. We will discuss modifications and variations including use of the Foam Roller, Thera-band, and Magic Circle. The students are required to attend all Mat Lectures at either Sanchez Street Studios or Internal Fire Pilates, and also complete 20 mat classes, 50 hours of self-practice, 25 hours of observation, 50 hours of practice teaching and 6 private lessons (2 of which are observed performance, 2 of which are observed teaching, 1 is an advanced level performance exam).
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IMMERSION PROGRAM
Students learn Intro-Intermediate level exercises on the Reformer, Cadillac/Wall Unit, and Wunda Chair. All students are required to attend all Immersion lectures at either Sanchez Street Studios or Internal Fire Pilates, and also practice with a partner throughout the training. This is a prerequisite for the Equipment program to allow the students to understand the basic concepts and movements of each exercise and how the mat skills are applied on the equipment. The students will be required to complete 15 mat classes, 25 group equipment classes, 50 hours self practice, 25 hours of observation and 5 private lessons (2 of which are observed performance).
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APPARATUS PROGRAM
Students learn the Intro-Super Advanced level exercises on the Reformer, Cadillac/Wall Unit, Chair, Barrels and Periphery Apparatus. The students will evolve their understanding of the exercises to the perspective of teaching and cueing effectively. We will also discuss modifications, variations and contraindications for specific populations. The students are required to attend all Apparatus lecture hours at either Sanchez Street Studios or Internal Fire Pilates, as well as 15 mat classes, 25 group apparatus classes, 100 hours of self-practice, 50 hours of observation and 200 hours practice teaching and 13 private lessons (2 of which of observed performance and 3 of which are observed teaching and 3 are advanced level performance exams).
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TEST OUT
(3 hour mat test and 5 hour equipment test) $250 each

Breakdown of Required Hours

108 Lecture/Demonstration  
200 Self Practice (self guided)  
100 Observation  
250 Practice Teaching (opportunity to become an apprentice at 200 hours)  
24 Private Lessons  
50 Group Apparatus Classes  
50 Hours Mat Classes  
10 Anatomy Camp  
5 Practical Exams  
3 Written Exams  
TOTAL 800 Hours  

To qualify for test out, students must complete all hours including 6 hours observed performance (2 Mat, 2 Immersion, 2 Apparatus) and 5 hours observed teaching (2 Mat, 3 EApparatus) and pass the performance exams (1 Mat, 3 Apparatus). These are included in your required number of private lessons.


Breakdown of Fees

Lecture Series $5400  
Studio Usage Fee $500  
Test Outs $500 ($250 Mat, $250 Equipment)  
Texts $60 (Approx.)  
Private Lessons ​$1800 (Discounted at $75/session for trainees)  
Group Classes Prices vary ($1500-1800 approx.)  
Mat Classes Prices vary ($900-1100 approx.)  
Anatomy Camp $350  
TOTAL $11,010-$11,510 (Approx.)  

**There are a limited number of work-study options available at both studios