For Greater Wellbeing

Pilates Level 1: Mat (120 hours)

Pilates Level 1 is a four-module program that focuses on Pilates mat repertoire. It lays the ground work for the entire Pilates Comprehensive Track. You learn the historical roots of Pilates, key movement principles, 75 exercises that build from the Body Harmonics Foundations to advanced Pilates Classical Repertoire. The program also covers step-by-step cueing and a foolproof approach to building exercise sequences that make Pilates accessible and challenging at the same time. You leave with a solid theoretical framework and the tools to begin teaching healthy populations in a variety of settings.

Learning objectives:

  • Study the complete Pilates mat repertoire
  • Learn the entire Body Harmonics foundations repertoire
  • Practice our unique progressive sequencing™ and cueing formula™
  • Utilize versatile class design practices to develop mat classes for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels
  • Understand how core stabilization systems work
  • Grasp primary movement mechanics of the spine, hip and shoulder complex

Program requirements include:

 

• Pre-requisite: Anatomy in Motion™ (6 classroom hours)

 

• Module 1: Pilates Mat Foundations

• Module 2: Pilates Mat Classics and Innovations

• Module 3: Core Integrity

• Module 4: Pilates Mat Practical Application

• 35 hours of practice teaching are highly recommended

• Home study/review (approx. 20 hours)

• Written exam

• Practical exam

You must accumulate 15 Continuing Education Credits (CECs) every two years to maintain your Body Harmonics Pilates teacher designation. CECs can be earned in many ways: first, by attending workshops at Body Harmonics or one of our affiliated Teacher Training Centres; second, you can attend group classes or private sessions at any of our locations and submit up to 6 hours of these for CEC credit; third, we consider external events relevant to your scope of practice as well.


CEC tracking and renewal at Body Harmonics are easy and streamlined. We track everything for you. Any time you have a question, our Teacher Training Advisor can be reached at teacheradvisor@bodyharmonics.com. Our CECs renewal period is every two years and CECs are valid for a maximum of two years from the date they are earned.

Additional Information

The program content progresses from one module to the next. As a result, modules must be completed in sequential order to make your learning experience complete and meaningful. To fully benefit from the program, it is in your best interest to commit to the entire time frame. If you happen to miss an hour or more, our Teacher Training Coordinator will assist you with scheduling a private tutorial to make up the missed hours. This private tutorial is an extra cost, and should be completed prior to re-joining the program.


View dates, locations, and registration contact information for Europe  and the U.S.

Course Fees

Tuition: $2340
Tuition for Vancouver–Summer 2017: $1638
Materials: $220
Shipping (affiliate locations): current Canada Post rates
Tax: 13% HST

Schedule

Summer 2017 (Montreal) *Delivered in English

Jul 2-9 (1:30-8:30pm)

Summer 2017 (Vancouver)

Pre-requisite: Anatomy in Motion*
*Must register separately. Click here for details.
Mon-Fri, Jul 3-7 (12-7pm)
Sat, Jul 8 (10am-5pm)

Summer 2017 (Toronto)

Jul 7-14 (1-8pm)

Fall 2017 (Montreal) *Delivered in English

Pre-requisite: Anatomy in Motion*
*Must register separately. Click here for details.
Module 1: Sep 15-17 (1-7pm)
Module 2: Oct 6-8 (1-7pm)
Module 3: Oct 21-22 (1-7pm)
Module 4: Nov 4-5 (1-7pm)

Fall 2017 (Guelph)

Pre-requisite: Anatomy in Motion*
*Must register separately. Click here for details.
Module 1: Oct 13-15 (2-8pm)
Module 2: Oct 27-29 (2-8pm)
Module 3: Nov 10-11 (2-8pm)
Module 4: Dec 1-2 (2-8pm)

Fall 2017 (Toronto)

Pre-requisite: Anatomy in Motion*
*Must register separately. Click here for details.
Module 1: Sep 22-24 (1-7pm)
Module 2: Oct 13-15 (1-7pm)
Module 3: Oct 27-28 (1-7pm)
Module 4: Nov 11-12 (1-7pm)

Fall/Winter 2017 (Whitby)

Module 1: Nov 11–12 (9am–5pm)
Module 2: Nov 18–19 (9am–5pm)
Module 3: Nov 25–26 (9am–5pm)
Module 4: Dec 2–3 (9am–5pm)

Winter 2017 (Montreal) *Delivered in English

Dec 9-16 (1:30-8:30pm)

Winter 2017 (Toronto)

Dec 11-18 (1-8pm)

Fall 2018 (Vancouver)

Pre-requisite: Anatomy in Motion*
*Must register separately. Click here for details.
Module 1: Oct 12 (4–8pm), Oct 13 (10am–6pm), Oct 14 (10am–4pm)
Module 2: Oct 26 (4–8pm), Oct 27 (10am–6pm), Oct 28 (10am–4pm)
Module 3: Nov 10–11 (10am–4pm)
Module 4: Nov 24–25 (10am–4pm)

 

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