Before you select your Body Harmonics Teacher Training path, or at any point along the way, we recommend reviewing these policies to help make your journey smooth and successful. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us. We’re here to help!
Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) update, as of March 16, 2020
Body Harmonics Centres in Toronto will be closed until March 31, 2020, or until further notice. If you’d like more information about the extra efforts Body Harmonics is taking to keep clients and staff safe and healthy, and how you can help, you can find it here.
About these policies
Body Harmonics Teacher Training is held at our Teacher Training Centres in Toronto and at affiliated Centres across Canada and internationally. The policies that follow relate specifically to our Toronto operations and to enrolments made directly through Body Harmonics Pilates Inc. via: bodyharmonics.com, email, telephone and in person. Additional and/or different policies may be in place at affiliated Centres. Please contact the Body Harmonics Teacher Training Centre where you plan to do your training for more information.
We offer several registration options for your convenience:
Online | email Phone: 416.482.4884 ext. 206; toll free 1.877.537.0714 ext. 40
On-site: at our Flagship or Midtown Centres in Toronto
To reserve space in a Body Harmonics Continuing Education course, please submit a minimum of 50% of the fee as a deposit towards your registration. We accept Visa, MasterCard, debit, e-transfer, money order, certified cheque or cash. Payment is also accepted at the door for any program or course on a stand-by basis (space permitted); however, we strongly recommend checking ahead of time to ensure there is a spot.
Payment terms are available for our Pilates Comprehensive Track programs. You can register for any individual level with a minimum 30% deposit and pay the remaining balance off in monthly instalments. The maximum payment plan duration is three months for Level 1: Mat and eight months for Level 2: Reformer or Level 3: CCSB.
If you enrol in our Pilates Comprehensive Track Bundle, you may pay the total balance off in equal instalments over a period of 18 months maximum.
NOTE: For all payment plans, we require a valid MasterCard or Visa on file. A monthly financing fee of $25 (tax included) applies until the balance is paid in full.
Contact our Teacher Training Coordinator to set up your payment plan.
All registrants who reserve space ahead of time receive a confirmation and receipt by email. If you do not receive a confirmation shortly after you register, please contact our Teacher Training Coordinator.
Registration paid by your employer
If your employer is paying for your registration and needs an invoice, please advise our Teacher Training Coordinator to make arrangements.
We offer several preferential pricing arrangements, as outlined below.
Full-time students save 15%
Full-time students, who are currently enrolled in a college or university program, save 15% on total program or course cost (before tax). To claim the savings, candidates must send a copy of their student ID to our Teacher Training Coordinator.
Professional dancers in a career transition save 15%
Professional dancers who are currently in a career transition save 15% on total program or course cost (before tax). To claim the savings, candidates must send a copy of their membership with a professional dancer association (i.e. CDA, CADA) to our Teacher Training Coordinator.
Save 50% when you repeat a program or course
Our Teacher Training alumni may repeat any diploma program (minimum one full module) or course (full length) as many times as they want at 50% of the regular cost. They should contact our Teacher Training Coordinator to register at the audit rate.
Income tax credit
The Pilates Comprehensive Track tuition, exam and textbook fees can be applied towards the tuition tax credit with Canada Revenue Agency. Please contact our Teacher Training Coordinator to request a tax receipt.
Cancelling a registration
Body Harmonics Pilates Comprehensive Track
If you haven’t started the program yet, the refund is the paid tuition and exam fees minus $300 cancellation charge. Program materials, if shipped prior to the start date, are non-refundable; otherwise, they’re refunded in full.
If you leave any of the Pilates Comprehensive Track programs having completed 25% or less of the classroom hours, the refund is 75% of the tuition fee paid minus $300 cancellation charge. Exam fees are refunded in full. Program materials are non-refundable.
If you leave having completed between 25% and 50% of the classroom hours, the refund is 50% of the tuition fee minus $300 cancellation charge. Exam fees are refunded in full. Program materials are non-refundable.
If you leave after completing between 50% and 75% of the classroom hours, the refund is 25% of the tuition fee minus $300 cancellation charge. Exam fees are refunded in full. Program materials are non-refundable.
If you leave after completing 75% of the program’s classroom hours, there is no refund for tuition fees. Exam fees are refunded in full. Program materials are non-refundable.
If you cancel your registration up to two business weeks before the course start date, the refund is 75% of the tuition fee. Course materials, if shipped prior to the start date, are non-refundable; otherwise, they’re refunded in full.
If you cancel your registration less than two business weeks before the course start date, the refund is 50% of the tuition fee. Course materials, if shipped prior to the start date, are non-refundable; otherwise, they’re refunded in full.
In the case of a no show, there is no refund for tuition fees. Course materials, if shipped prior to the start date, are non-refundable; otherwise, they’re refunded in full.
Note: To avoid the cancellation charges, you may accept a credit in lieu of a refund when you cancel your registration. You can use the credit for any purchases at Body Harmonics with the exception of the online store items and Videos on Demand.
Leave of absence
If an accident, illness or other circumstance prevents you from completing one of our Pilates Comprehensive Track programs, you may take a leave of absence and rejoin the same program running on lates dates when you are ready. Your funds will be kept as a credit on file. No re-administration fees apply. If you permanently withdraw from the program, you will be charged for the hours you have completed. The rest of your tuition and exam fees will be refunded. Program materials are non-refundable.
Harassment and non-discrimination
At Body Harmonics we are committed to providing an environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. No applicant will be denied on the basis of race, natural origin, colour, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, gender identity, gender expression or sexual orientation. Harassment and discrimination from any person will not be tolerated. Please our contact our Teacher Training Coordinator if you would like a copy of this policy.
Conduct and dismissal
Body Harmonics recognizes the effort required by Teacher Training students to meet their educational goals. At the same time, students are expected to:
Act in a manner that contributes to a positive, supportive and safe learning environment
Make every effort to arrive on time and stay for the allotted time (if you are late or have to leave early please be discreet)
Turn off your cell phones while at the Centre
Limit the use of scented products when visiting the Centre
Refrain from soliciting Body Harmonics clients, teachers, employees or contractors; handing out any business cards or other literature; arranging to meet with them off the premises.
To fully benefit from a Pilates Comprehensive Track program, it is in your best interest to commit to the entire time frame allotted. If you happen to miss an hour or more, our Teacher Training Coordinator can help you schedule a Teacher Training Tutorial to make up the missed time. This tutorial is an extra cost and should be completed before re-joining the program. Body Harmonics reserves the right to take appropriate action if conduct guidelines are contravened. The first step would be to meet and discuss the situation. In the absence of progress after discussion, Body Harmonics may consider more serious options, including suspension from the program without refund.
Student grievance procedure
At Body Harmonics we are committed to ensuring that students with a grievance relating to their experience in any of our educational events are well taken care of. For more information about our Grievance Procedure, please contact our Teacher Training team.
Teacher designations upon graduation
When you successfully complete each level of our Pilates Comprehensive Track you are entitled and encouraged to promote yourself as a Body Harmonics® Pilates teacher as long as you maintain your status by completing 16 Continuing Education Credits (CECs) every two years. When you stay current you also have the option to be 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:
Level 1: Mat diploma received = Body Harmonics® Pilates Mat Teacher
Level 2: Reformer diploma received = Body Harmonics® Pilates Mat & Reformer Teacher
Level 3: CCSB diploma received = Body Harmonics® Pilates Comprehensive Teacher
When you successfully complete one of our three Specialist diploma programs, you receive a certificate of completion and are entitled and encouraged to promote your credentials as follows:
Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics diploma received = Body Harmonics® Functional Anatomy & Biomechanics Specialist
Post-Rehab diploma received = Body Harmonics® Post-Rehab Specialist
Diverse Populations diploma received = Body Harmonics® Diverse Populations Specialist
Note: Upon successful completion of any or all of the Pilates Comprehensive Track programs, you are qualified to teach Pilates. Body Harmonics does not guarantee employment or automatic accreditation/certification.
Photography, video and/or audio recording
Photography, video and/or audio recordings of any Body Harmonics program/course is not permitted. If there are circumstances that make this necessary, the Teacher Trainer may give the student approval for limited use. In any case, no video, audio recording or photography may be shared publicly without express written permission from Body Harmonics.
Toronto locations & facilities
Body Harmonics Teacher Training is held at the following locations in Toronto. Students are welcome to practice at either but are asked to call ahead. All Studio policies apply to students attending our programs and courses and/or practicing at our two Toronto Centres.
Mat/springboard studio room with 20 mats, 20 arc barrels and 9 springboards
Reformer studio room with 11 reformers
Private session studio room with 4 reformers, 4 Pilates chairs, 1 cadillac, 1 ladder barrel, massage table and 2 springboards
Health Clinic room with 1 high-low bed
Health Clinic room with 1 massage table
If fewer than four people register for a course it may be cancelled, typically with two weeks’ notice so you can plan accordingly. In some cases you may be able to complete the course privately or semi-privately. Please contact our Teacher Training staff for advice.
Teacher trainer change
Teacher trainers may be changed without notice.
Please consult our FAQs or contact us directly. We’re happy to help!