For Greater Wellbeing

Pilates Level 2: Reformer (270 hours)

Pilates Level 2: Reformer builds on the concepts of Pilates Level 1: Mat. It consists of four modules. Postural and functional assessments serve as the backdrop to more than 150 exercises and modifications. The focus is the Pilates reformer. The program progresses through beginner, intermediate and advanced repertoire in Modules 1-3, while Module 4 is devoted to practice and personalized feedback. You leave knowing how to build bodies with balanced strength and flexibility, improve movement and function, manage injuries, and fine-tune athletic performance. You also develop skills to teach functional and challenging reformer group classes and conduct meaningful one-on-one sessions.

Learning Objectives

  • Master the complete Pilates reformer repertoire
  • Develop exercise modifications and variations for all levels
  • Explore ways of working with individual clients in one-on-one setting
  • Learn the art of versatile class design for the group machine class environment
  • Gain an understanding of primary postural assessment techniques and functional anatomy related to spine, lower limb and upper limb

Program requirements include:

 

• Pre-requisite: Pilates Level1: Mat

 

• Module 1: Pilates Reformer Foundations

• Module 2: Pilates Reformer Intermediate

• Module 3: Pilates Reformer Advanced

• Module 4: Pilates Reformer Practical Application


• Practice teaching (minimum 100 hours)

If you complete your practice teaching hours at the Body Harmonics Studios in Toronto, your clients pay a nominal fee of $20 by cash (tax included) per hour session.

If you complete your practice teaching hours elsewhere where you have access to the machine, you will still be responsible to track your teaching hours including sign off by your clients. External session fees are at your own discretion.


• Self-practice (minimum 100 hours)

Self-practice hours can be completed by practicing on the machine on your own or with your peers. Complementary group classes are included as part of your self-practice hours if you are completing your program in Toronto. These classes may be booked on a drop-in basis at our Dupont and Eglinton Studios. If the class you're interested in is full and there is a machine available in the private room, you may practice on your own in there instead.

If the program takes place at an affiliate location, class fees are at the discretion of the facility management.

• Supervised Practice Teaching

In our Pilates Comprehensive Track Level 2 and 3 programs there are scheduled practice teaching sessions. These sessions are mandatory and invaluable! Your Teacher Trainer will be there to offer feedback, suggestions and tips, while you teach and after the fact. These sessions will be described in more detail in Module 1 of your program.

• Home study/review (approx. 48 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: $3000
Exams: $190
Materials: $285
Shipping (affiliate locations): current Canada Post rates
Tax: 13% HST

Schedule

Fall/Winter 2017 (Toronto)

Module 1: Sep 22-24 (1:30-7:30pm)
Module 2: Oct 27-29 (1:30-7:30pm)
Module 3: Nov 17-19 (1:30-7:30pm)
Module 4: Dec 8-10 (1:30-7:30pm)
Written exam: Jan 6, 2018
Practical exam: Apr 14, 2018 (2:30-5pm)

Fall 2017/Winter 2018 (Gatineau) *Delivered in French

Module 1: Oct 13 (3–9pm), Oct 14 (12–6pm), Oct 15 (9am–3pm)
Module 2: Nov 17 (3–9pm), Nov 18 (12–6pm), Nov 19 (9am–3pm)
Module 3: Dec 1 (3–9pm), Dec 2 (12–6pm), Dec 3 (9am–3pm)
Module 4: Jan 19 (3–9pm), Jan 20 (12–6pm), Jan 21 (9am–3pm)
Written exam: Feb 9, 2018, 1–3pm
Practical exam: May 5, 2018, 1–3:30pm

Fall 2017/Winter 2018 (St. John's)

Module 1: Oct 27 (1:30–7:30pm), Oct 28 (12:30–6:30pm), Oct 29 (1:30–7:30pm)
Module 2: Nov 24 (1:30–7:30pm), Nov 25 (12:30–6:30pm), Nov 26 (1:30–7:30pm)
Module 3: Dec 8 (1:30–7:30pm), Dec 9 (12:30–6:30pm), Dec 10 (1:30–7:30pm)
Module 4: Jan 19 (1:30–7:30pm), Jan 20 (12:30–6:30pm), Jan 21 (1:30–7:30pm)

Winter/Spring 2018 (Guelph)

Module 1: Jan 26–28, 2018, 1–7pm
Module 2: Feb 9–11, 2018, 1–7pm
Module 3: Mar 23–25, 2018, 1–7pm
Module 4: Apr 27–28, 2018, 1–7pm and Jul 24, 2018, 1–7pm
Written exam: TBA
Practical exam: TBA

Winter/Spring 2018 (Montreal)

Part 1: Feb 23–27 (1:30–8:30pm)
Part 2: Mar 2–6 (1:30–8:30pm)
Written exam: TBA
Practical exam: TBA

Spring/Summer 2018 (Toronto)

Module 1: Mar 23–25 (1:30–7:30pm)
Module 2: Apr 20–22 (1:30–7:30pm)
Module 3: May 25–27 (1:30–7:30pm)
Module 4: Jun 22–24 (1:30–7:30pm)
Written exam: Jul 27 (online)
Practical exam: Oct 20 (2:30–5pm)

Summer 2018 (Toronto)

Part 1: Jul 19–23 (12:30–7:30pm)
Part 2: Jul 25–30 (12:30–7:30pm)
Written exam: Feb 8, 2019 (online)
Practical exam: Apr 27, 2019 (2:30–5pm)

Fall/Winter 2018 (Toronto)

Module 1: Oct 12–14 (1:30–7:30pm)
Module 2: Nov 2–4 (1:30–7:30pm)
Module 3: Nov 30–Dec 2 (1:30–7:30pm)
Module 4: Jan 4–6, 2019 (1:30–7:30pm)
Written exam: Feb 8, 2019 (online)
Practical exam: Apr 27, 2019 (2:30–5pm)

 

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