Led by Body Harmonics founder and director of education, Margot McKinnon, M. Ed., our curriculum is learner-centered and outcome-based. This means our systematic Teacher Training programs and Continuing Education courses respect your personal learning style, reinforce your confidence and provide you with the skills you need to teach a range of clients—both in a group class setting and one-on-one. Our curriculum also evolves to keep pace with science, technology and student feedback.
At Body Harmonics our sole focus is on movement and health. Our Teacher Training is grounded in the original Pilates method principles as well as modern exercise science, biomechanics and education. Not only do we teach you to become a knowledgeable, skilful and creative teacher who can address specific movement challenges, but we also support you when you graduate. We help you create the career and lifestyle you want, while having a meaningful impact on the lives of those you teach.
Because we run two successful Pilates & Movement Studios in Toronto, you have access to best-in-class teachers, mentors and faculty, as well as a broad variety of classes and student/teacher special class rates. In addition, we provide you with real-world career advice, tools and tips. Similar support is available at Body Harmonics Affiliates Teacher Training Centres across Canada and internationally.
When you successfully graduate from each of our Pilates Track programs, you receive a corresponding level Teacher Diploma. You get a Specialist Diploma upon completing all the requirements of our Specialist programs and a certificate of completion for each Continuing Education course you take. You also get to use our trademarked Body Harmonics® designation(s) and logo on your business card and marketing materials. You can also have a business listing on our online Teacher Finder and take advantage of other Teacher Benefits.
Body Harmonics Teacher Training programs and workshops are offered several times throughout the year at a growing number of Body Harmonics Teacher Training Centres, including our Toronto locations and affiliated Centres worldwide. Find the dates and locations that are right for you.
Body Harmonics Pilates & Movement teachers and specialists are in demand worldwide. Graduates of our programs often set up their own studios or choose to teach group classes and/or personalized training at:
Pilates and yoga studios
Multi-purpose gyms, fitness clubs and YMCAs
Private physical therapy or other health care clinics
Corporate, office or school gyms
Retirement and nursing care facilities
Clients’ homes or offices
Online via video, Skype or other technology
Health and fitness industry seminars and workshops
As with all job searches, personal networking is often most effective. Attend classes at your favourite studio or gym and make yourself known to the director or manager in charge. Let everyone know you’re looking to teach and are willing to do some introductory classes or privates to get your foot in the door. In addition, use popular career websites like LinkedIn and Indeed.com.
If you prefer personalized training, you can cover the curriculum from most of our workshops or programs by signing up for private or semi-private Teacher Training Tutorials. Depending on the topic and how many questions you have, you can usually cover the material in two-thirds of the regular class time.
Accredited Pilates teachers can attend classes at our Toronto Pilates & Movement Studios at a preferred teacher rate. Please inquire with a member of our Teacher Training team via email or telephone: 416.482.4884 ext. 206. You also get a 15% discount on all items at our Body Harmonics Retail Boutique on the day(s) you attend Teacher Training at our Toronto locations.
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