We welcome all students with a passion for human movement, desire to guide people towards their fitness and wellness goals, and excitement for lifelong learning. A background in movement science or professional experience in the movement and exercise field is an asset, but not required.
Our comprehensive program attracts learners of all ages, abilities and backgrounds, and we readily make accommodations for individual needs and differentials. Our goal is to help you prepare to be versatile and able to teach all levels of groups, or provide customized one-on-one sessions for clients with specific goals. We also share insight into how to work successfully in-person, online or within a hybrid scenario. Ultimately, our goal is to set you and your clients up for long-term success.
Body Harmonics Pilates Comprehensive Track was designed by experts in adult education, exercise science and the Pilates Method. Each of the three levels comprises lectures, practice, experiential labs, observation, analysis and reflection—all imbued with a whole-person focus. You learn how to design group classes that build strong and resilient bodies, as well as how to work with clients one-on-one and help them meet their needs and goals, therapeutic or fitness-driven.
Pilates Level 1: Mat is the first step on your journey to becoming a comprehensively trained Body Harmonics Pilates teacher. It will enable you to make a positive impact on healthy people with basic movement challenges.
Levels 2 and 3 will help you refine your teaching, observation and analytical skills. You will also learn the entire Pilates equipment repertoire and modifications. Even if you choose to teach part-time and only on the mat, Levels 2 and 3 will make you a superior teacher and problem-solver for movement impairments. With a Body Harmonics Pilates Comprehensive diploma, you will be ready to help people with almost any movement-related issue.
Anatomy for Motion is the pre-requisite for our Pilates Comprehensive Track program. It is a 6-hour, interactive course where you learn how the human body is built and how movement is produced biomechanically head to toe. A combination of lecture, observation and practice helps you synthesize key concepts about the structure of the human body and the functioning of the musculoskeletal system.
What you learn here lays the groundwork for accurate neuromuscular recruitment, joint mobility and core control, and provides you with rich visuals of the body’s structure.
Pilates Level 1: Mat is a full Pilates mat certification training, where you learn the roots of the Pilates Method, key human movement principles, 75 mat exercises and how to teach them—from the Body Harmonics Foundations to the advanced Pilates Classical repertoire, fool-proof cueing, class design and how to sequence exercises methodically to ensure your teaching is accessible and relevant for any level. You also spend a significant amount of time on self-practice and practice teaching to ensure learning is integrated and personalized. You graduate as a Body Harmonics Certified Pilates Mat Teacher, equipped to design and deliver Pilates mat classes that are accessible, adaptable and challenging.
Pilates Level 2: Reformer is a full Pilates reformer certification, where postural and functional assessments serve as the backdrop to more than 150 exercises and modifications, performed on the Pilates reformer machine. Self-practice and practice teaching requirements increase at this level, so you have ample opportunity to refine your teaching, observation, and client care skills. You graduate as a Body Harmonics Certified Reformer Teacher with the ability to teach functional, safe and challenging reformer group classes for any level and one-on-one sessions for a variety of clients, both healthy or living with movement impairments or pain syndromes.
Pilates Level 3: Cadillac Chair Springboard Barrels (CCSB) is the last and most advanced level of our Pilates Comprehensive Track. The training provides you with the skills necessary to teach expert one-on-one sessions and group classes. Equipped with understanding of advanced movement concepts, you learn how to determine the best course of action based on your clients’ needs—from rehab to athletic fine-tuning—using the Cadillac, chair, springboard and barrels.
When you successfully complete each level of our Pilates Comprehensive Track, you have the privilege of promoting yourself as a Body Harmonics Certified Pilates Teacher as long as you keep your certification in good standing (i.e. follow our certification renewal guidelines). You also have the benefit of being listed on our online Teacher Finder and receive other Teacher Benefits. Body Harmonics designations must be used as follows on business cards and in other marketing:
Note: Upon successful completion of our Pilates certification program(s), you are certified to teach Pilates. Body Harmonics does not guarantee employment or automatic accreditation/certification with other organizations.