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Become the best Pilates teacher and movement specialist you can be!

Interested in becoming a Pilates teacher and movement specialist? Want to get on track to obtain your Pilates Method Alliance Certification? Looking to earn valuable CECs? You’ve come to the right place to learn how Body Harmonics’ practical, science-forward Pilates Comprehensive Teacher Training, Specialist Diploma programs and more than 50 Continuing Education workshops can help you reach your goals. You can also register for any of our Pilates & Movement programs and workshops via our online scheduling system.

Continuing Education

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Body Harmonics Continuing Education workshops are a great way to expand your knowledge, your skills and your horizons—with hands-on learning that’s current, relevant and immediately applicable. Our roster of some 50 different workshops—from beginner to advanced—are held at our two Toronto locations and a growing number of Affiliate and Host locations worldwide. And if you’re working towards fulfilling your Body Harmonics Continuing Education Credit requirements or working towards one of our Specialist designations, each workshop you take gets you a step closer.

Who can attend?

Body Harmonics Continuing Education is open to teachers and practitioners of all kinds. No previous Pilates experience is necessary; however, some workshops have pre-requisites as they are progressive in nature.

CECs, accreditation & benefits

Attending Body Harmonics workshops is a great way to gain new knowledge and earn CECs at the same time (Pilates Track grads are required to complete a minimum of 15 CECs every two years). All workshop participants receive a certificate of completion in addition to CEC credits and may also repeat workshops at 50% of our regular tuition fees.

Why register?

Choose from 50+ topics

Get ahead of the latest trends

Earn a Specialist designation

Stay inspired and motivated

Become a better teacher

Accumulate valuable CECs

Who attends?

Pilates teachers/practitioners

Yoga teachers/practitioners

Physical/manual therapists

Occupational/rehabilitation therapists

Kinesiologists/osteopaths

Sports trainers/coaches

Dance/movement teachers

List of all workshops

Plan your workshop schedule for next season. Check out a full listing of our workshops here. You can take them by Private Tutorial anytime.


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Coaching & Mentoring

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This program offers you the opportunity to receive feedback and guidance on anything related to your practice or business. It’s available any time of year, at any stage of your Pilates and movement career. Regardless of where you fall on the professional continuum, Body Harmonics Coaching & Mentoring is designed to help you hone your skills and shape the career you want. Our faculty can help you with everything from enhancing your teaching skills and structuring class schedules to building your sales and marketing program and managing client expectations.

Learning objectives

These are just some of the objectives teachers have sought our assistance with in the past:

These are just some of the objectives teachers have sought our assistance with in the past:

  • Refine cueing techniques to make every prompt meaningful and relevant
  • Develop a sophisticated, signature style for class design
  • Hone observation skills to determine what a body needs
  • Make educated exercise and movement choices
  • Learn how to build a thriving practice
  • Practice balancing work and life so one flows to the next
  • Develop and expand your studio and team

Just let us know what you’d like to work on, and we’ll customize our approach for your success.

How to enroll

Contact our Teacher Advisor to inquire and enroll. Fees vary depending on your goals and needs.

Who qualifies?

Body Harmonics Coaching & Mentoring is open to Pilates and movement teachers at all levels.

What about CECs?

Each hour of Coaching & Mentoring is counted as 1 credit.

Pilates Bridge Program

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Our Body Harmonics Pilates Bridge program is available to Pilates teachers who want to transfer their teaching credentials from another training institution. The program is also a great fit for Pilates teachers who started their training elsewhere and want to complete it at Body Harmonics.

Program options

Body Harmonics offers bridging options for all aspects of our Pilates Comprehensive Track training—Level 1: Mat, Level 2: Reformer, Level 3: Cadillac, Chair, Springboard, Barrels (CCSB). We recognize that each candidate’s experience is unique. Our program is, therefore, designed to accommodate a wide variety of candidates and situations. At the same time, we want to ensure that each applicant is well prepared to continue training at the next level with Body Harmonics.

Assessment

Body Harmonics uses a variety of ways to assess each candidate’s background including a review of the candidate’s application form, transcripts, credentials and other relevant documents. We also meet with you to discuss your experience and training and may ask for a demonstration of your teaching skills. Based on your experience and professional goals, we create a customized program to help you fill any missing elements. Depending on your level of training, we may require you to complete, in full or in part, aspects of our Pilates Comprehensive Track:

  • Pilates Level 1: Mat
  • Pilates Level 2: Reformer
  • Pilates Level 3: CCSB

You may also be required to purchase training materials and complete the associated written and/or practical evaluation.

Fees & CECs

The Body Harmonics Bridge Program application fee is $185 CAD + tax. Once your program is designed, you’ll be given an estimate of the costs of completing the recommended requirements. Upon successful completion of the recommended steps, you will receive the diploma for the level of training you completed. To keep your diploma current, Body Harmonics requires 15 hours of continuing education credits (CECs) every two years. Credits can be earned by attending Body Harmonics Continuing Education workshops or by attending relevant educational events through other institutions.

How to apply

Download Bridge Program Application

Accreditation

Diploma

Body Harmonics diploma

Designation

Body Harmonics® Pilates Mat, Reformer or Comprehensive Teacher


Program meets Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) international standards for Pilates education

Program fees

Fees vary depending on your goals and needs. Please inquire.

  Teacher Training Private Tutorials

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Need to make up in-class hours or simply want a more personalized learning experience? Our private and semi-private Teacher Training Tutorials are designed around you. Just select the format that makes the most sense for you. Then connect with us to book your tutorial with one of our expert teacher trainers. A 50% deposit is required and is based on the estimated time to cover the content. The balance is due upon completion, and cancellation fees apply.

One-on-one

Work privately with one of our teacher trainers to personalize your learning.

$95 per hour

Two-on-one

Partner with another student or let us help you find a partner.

$80 per person per hour

Small group

Form your own small group of three or more and save.

$65 per person per hour

Why do it

• Find employment anywhere
• Be the best in the field
• Work effectively with people of all ages & physical abilities
• Enjoy full-time income with flexible part-time hours
• Qualify for Apprenticeship opportunities at Body Harmonics
• Prepare for the PMA exam (third-party professional accreditation for Pilates teachers)

Designations

• Body Harmonics Pilates Comprehensive Teacher
• Body Harmonics Pilates Mat Teacher (if you are interested only in Level 1: Mat)
• Body Harmonics Pilates Mat & Reformer Teacher (if you are interested only in Levels 1 & 2)

Program Fees

Individual Pricing

Level 1: Mat

• Tuition: $2,27
• Exams: $260
• Materials: $220

 

Level 2: Reformer

• Tuition: $2,812.50
• Exams: $300
• Materials: $300

 

Level 3: CCSB

• Tuition: $2812.50
• Exams: $300
• Materials: $385

 

Pilates Comprehensive Bundle

• $9,000 (includes tuition, exams and materials for all 3 levels)

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Pilates Level 1: Mat (160 hours)

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Pilates Level 1: Mat lays the groundwork for our entire Pilates Comprehensive Track and is delivered in four modules. In addition to covering the historical roots of Pilates, you learn key movement principles and 75 mat exercises that build from the Body Harmonics Foundations to the advanced Pilates Classical repertoire. Our step-by-step cueing formula™ and foolproof approach to building exercise sequences are included to help you learn how to teach Pilates, so that it is both accessible and challenging. You leave with a solid theoretical framework and the tools to begin teaching healthy populations with minor movement impairments in a variety of settings.

The Pilates Level 1: Mat curriculum is available in two formats. The modular format takes place on four separate weekends over a period of two months. The express format is an 11-day continuous immersion program that covers the same content plus Anatomy in Motion, the pre-requisite workshop.

Learning objectives

  • Master the complete Pilates mat repertoire including Foundations and Classics
  • Practise our unique cueing formula™ and progressive sequencing™
  • Learn the art of versatile class design practices to develop mat classes for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels
  • Gain an understanding of core stabilization systems
  • Explore the basic movement mechanics of the spine, hips and the shoulder complex

Pre-requisite

Anatomy in Motion (6 hours)

Program of study

  • Module 1: Mat Foundations (18 hours)
  • Module 2: Mat Classics and Innovations (18 hours)
  • Module 3: Core Integrity (18 hours)
  • Module 4: Practical Application (12 hours)

Additional hours of study

  • 40 hours of practice teaching (strongly recommended)
  • 15 hours of self-practice (strongly recommended)
  • 18 hours of home study/review

Evaluation

  • In-class practical exam
  • Online written exam

Added education value

  • Complimentary 20 mat classes at Body Harmonics studios in Toronto
  • Complimentary 10 machine classes at Body Harmonics studios in Toronto
  • Complimentary 6 hours of Continuing Education from our curriculum at Body Harmonics studios in Toronto

Enroll in all three levels of Pilates Comprehensive track and pay less

Click here to learn about our Pilates Comprehensive Bundle.

You earn

Diploma

Pilates Level 1: Mat

Designation

Body Harmonics® Pilates
Mat Teacher


This program meets the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) international standards for Pilates education

Your scope of practice

• Group classes
• Healthy populations with minor movement impairments

Program Fees

• Tuition: $2,278
• Materials: $220
• Exams: $260
• Subtotal: $2,758
Enroll in all three levels and pay less! Go to Pilates Comprehensive Track menu to learn more about our Comprehensive Bundle.

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Pilates Level 2: Reformer (275 hours)

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Pilates Level 2: Reformer builds on the concepts of Pilates Level 1: Mat and consists of four modules. Postural and functional assessments serve as the backdrop to more than 150 exercises and modifications. We focus on exercises performed on the Pilates reformer machine, progressing through beginner, intermediate and advanced repertoire in modules 1, 2 and 3. 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 how to fine-tune athletic performance. You also develop skills to teach functional and challenging reformer group classes and 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 and upper limbs

Pre-requisite

Anatomy in Motion and Pilates Level 1: Mat

Note: If you hold a Pilates Mat teacher designation from another school, please refer to the Pilates Bridge program for details.

Program of study

  • Module 1: Reformer Foundations (18 hours)
  • Module 2: Reformer Intermediate (18 hours)
  • Module 3: Reformer Advanced (18 classroom hours)
  • Module 4: Reformer Practical Application (18 classroom hours)

Practice teaching (minimum 100 hours)

Practice teaching involves conducting one-on-one reformer sessions with individuals who agree to act as practice clients.

Self-practice (minimum 100 hours)

The self-practice component consists of practicing on a reformer—on your own or with your peers. It may also include taking Pilates mat or machine classes at the location where you are taking your program.

Evaluation

  • Supervised teaching session (3 hours)
  • Online written exam
  • In-class practical exam

Enroll in all three levels of Pilates Comprehensive track and pay less

Click here to learn about our Pilates Comprehensive Bundle.

If you are our Level 1: Mat graduate, we’ve got your back!

If you are our Level 1: Mat graduate, you have the opportunity to continue in Pilates Comprehensive Track with the new bundled pricing. Contact our Teacher Training team for arrangements.

You earn

Diploma

Pilates Level 2: Reformer

Designation

Body Harmonics® Pilates Reformer Teacher


This program meets the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) international standards for Pilates education

Scope of practice

• Reformer group classes
• Reformer one-on-one sessions
• Minor injury management
• Athletic conditioning and fine-tuning

Program Fees

• Tuition: $2,812.50
• Exams: $300
• Materials: $300
• Subtotal: $3,412.50

Enroll in all three levels and pay less! Go to Pilates Comprehensive Track menu to learn more about our Comprehensive Bundle.

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Pilates Level 3: Cadillac Chair Springboard & Barrels (275 hours)

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Pilates Level 3: CCSB consists of four modules and builds on functional movement and the anatomical relationships in the lumbopelvic complex, the four regions of the spine and the shoulder complex. You learn how to use all four pieces of equipment—Cadillac, chair, springboard and barrels—for post-rehab clients, as well as those looking for athletic fine-tuning. By combining the different pieces of equipment, you learn how to determine the best course of action based on the needs of your clients. Case studies test your ability to identify movement issues and decide the best practices to address them. The program focuses on teaching methodologies appropriate for one-on-one sessions and group classes so you can work confidently in both situations.

Learning objectives

  • Master the complete Pilates repertoire for Cadillac, chair, springboard and barrels
  • Learn exercise modifications and variations for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels
  • Explore advanced protocols for working one-on-one
  • Refine class design practices for the group machine class environment
  • Develop practical applications for functional anatomy related to the lumbopelvic complex, the four regions of the spine and the shoulder complex

Pre-requisites

Anatomy in Motion, Pilates Level 1: Mat and Pilates Level 2: Reformer

Note: If you hold a Pilates Mat and/or Reformer teacher designation from another school, please refer to the Pilates Bridge program for details.

Program of study

  • Module 1: CCSB (18 hours)
  • Module 2: CCSB (18 hours)
  • Module 3: CCSB (18 hours)
  • Module 4: CCSB (18 hours)

Practice teaching (minimum 100 hours)

Practice teaching involves conducting one-on-one Pilates equipment sessions with individuals who agree to act as practice clients.

Self-practice (minimum 100 hours)

The self-practice component consists of practicing on Pilates equipment on your own or with your peers. It may also include taking Pilates mat or machine classes at the location you are taking the program.

Evaluation

  • Supervised teaching session (3 hours)
  • Online written exam
  • In-class practical exam

If you are our Level 1: Mat graduate, we’ve got your back!

If you are our Level 1: Mat graduate, you have the opportunity to continue in Pilates Comprehensive Track with the new bundled pricing. Contact our Teacher Training team for arrangements.

Accreditation

Diploma

Pilates Level 3: Cadillac Chair Springboard & Barrels (CCSB)

Designation

Body Harmonics® Pilates Comprehensive Teacher


This program meets the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) international standards for Pilates education

Your scope of practice

• Group equipment classes
• Equipment one-on-one sessions
• Injury management
• Athletic conditioning and fine-tuning

Program Fees

• Tuition: $2,812.50
• Exams: $300
• Materials: $385
• Subtotal: $3,497.50
Enroll in all three levels and pay less! Go to Pilates Comprehensive Track menu to learn more about our Comprehensive Bundle.

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Diploma

When you successfully complete all the necessary requirements, you receive a diploma that acknowledges completion of your chosen Specialist program.

Who attends?

Pilates teachers/practitioners

Yoga teachers/practitioners

Physical/manual therapists

Occupational/rehabilitation therapists

Kinesiologists/osteopaths

Sports trainers/coaches

Dance/movement teachers

Program fees

Fees vary depending upon workshop duration and location. Please see schedule below for details.

Functional Anatomy & Biomechanics Specialist (125 hours)

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Our Functional Anatomy & Biomechanics Specialist program focuses on how to apply concepts of functional anatomy to a broad range of client scenarios. We cover how all major joints function on their own and as part of the entire neuro-myo-fascial system of the body. Observation and assessment techniques for movement patterns throughout the body are also covered. When you complete this program, you are equipped to identify movement issues and make educated exercise choices that result in positive and lasting changes for your clients. No previous Pilates experience is required.

Curriculum

Please review the program requirements below. We recommend that you complete compulsory workshops in the logical order listed. Elective workshops are listed alphabetically and by level. For dates, fees and to register, check out our searchable schedule that follows.

Time frame

We recommend that you take three to five years to complete the required credits and apply the learned concepts.

Diploma

When you successfully complete all the necessary requirements, you receive a diploma that acknowledges completion of the Post-Rehab Specialist program.

Program fees

Fees vary depending upon workshop duration and location. Please see schedule below for details.

Functional Anatomy & Biomechanics Specialist (125 hours)

Functional Anatomy & Biomechanics Specialist focuses on how to apply concepts of functional anatomy to a broad range of client scenarios. We cover how all major joints function on their own and as part of the entire neuro-myo-fascial system of the body. Observation and assessment techniques for movement patterns throughout the body are also covered. When you complete this program, you are equipped to identify movement issues and make educated exercise choices that result in positive and lasting changes for your clients. No previous Pilates experience is required.

Curriculum

Please review the program requirements below. We recommend completing compulsory workshops in the logical order listed. Elective workshops are listed alphabetically and by level. For dates, fees and to register, check out our searchable schedule that follows.

Diploma

When you successfully complete all the necessary requirements, you receive a diploma that acknowledges completion of the Anatomy and Biomechanics Specialist program.

Timeframe

We recommend three to five years to complete the required credits and apply the learned concepts.

COMPULSORY WORKSHOPS
We recommend taking
these first

Step 2

Choose a variety of elective workshops

58 hours total

BEGINNER

Beginner
level workshops

Balance Apparatus  6 hours
Mapping Your Muscles  6 hours
Pain 101  3 hours
Resistance Apparatus  6 hours
Rotator Cuff Reconditioning  3 hours
INTERMEDIATE

Intermediate
level workshops

Breathing Mechanics and Protocols  6 hours
Ethical and Conscious Touch  3 hours
Neurophysiology 101  12 hours
Upper Cervical Spine (NEW!)  3 hours
Vertical Repertoire  12 hours

Post-Rehab Specialist (125 hours)

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Our Post-Rehab Specialist program focuses on restoring optimal movement for improved function. We approach movement issues by teaching you to pay attention to and support the functions that are working well while addressing any impairments. Central to this program are assessment skills related to multiple movement impairments and conditions, as well as protocols to create ease of movement and functional support in the body from head to toe. No previous Pilates experience is required.

Curriculum

Please review the program requirements below. We recommend that you complete compulsory workshops in the logical order listed. Elective workshops are listed alphabetically and by level. For dates, fees and to register, check out our searchable schedule that follows.

Timeframe

We recommend that you take three to five years to complete the required credits and apply the learned concepts.

Diploma

When you successfully complete all the necessary requirements, you receive a diploma that acknowledges completion of the Post-Rehab Specialist program.

Program fees

Fees vary depending upon workshop duration and location. Please see schedule below for details.

Post-Rehab Specialist (125 hours)

Our Post-Rehab Specialist program focuses on restoring optimal movement for improved function. We approach movement issues by teaching you to pay attention to and support the functions that are working well while addressing any impairments. Central to this program are assessment skills related to multiple movement impairments and conditions, as well as protocols to create ease of movement and functional support in the body from head to toe. No previous Pilates experience is required.

Curriculum

Please review the program requirements below. We recommend completing compulsory workshops in the logical order listed. Elective workshops are listed alphabetically and by level. For dates, fees and to register, check out our searchable schedule that follows.

Diploma

When you successfully complete all the necessary requirements, you receive a diploma that acknowledges completion of the Post-Rehab Specialist program.

Timeframe

We recommend three to five years to complete the required credits and apply the learned concepts.

Step 1

Compulsory workshops

84 hours total

COMPULSORY WORKSHOPS
We recommend taking
these first

Step 2

Choose a variety of elective workshops

41 hours total

BEGINNER

Beginner
Electives

Balance Apparatus  6 hours
Pain 101  3 hours
Resistance Apparatus  6 hours
Rotator Cuff Reconditioning  3 hours


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Diverse Populations Specialist (125 hours)

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Our Diverse Populations Specialist program helps you build expertise in key areas to zero in on the needs of specific individuals or groups. Drawing from current research, you learn practical techniques and exercises that can easily translate into specialized classes. Currently the program highlights three populations: Athletes, Moms and Kids and Older Adults. In each case, the philosophy is to help group members move optimally according to their needs and expectations.

Curriculum

Please review the program requirements below. We recommend that you complete compulsory workshops in the logical order listed. Elective workshops are listed alphabetically and by level. For dates, fees and to register, check out the searchable schedule that follows.

Timeframe

We recommend you take three to five years to complete the required credits and apply the learned concepts.

Diploma

When you successfully complete all the necessary requirements, you receive a diploma that acknowledges completion of the Diverse Populations Specialist program.

Program fees

Fees vary depending upon workshop duration and location. Please see schedule below for details.

Diverse Populations Specialist (125 hours)

Our Diverse Populations Specialist program helps build expertise in key areas to zero in on the needs of specific individuals or groups. We focus on current research, practical techniques and exercises that can easily translate into specialized classes. Currently the program highlights three populations: Athletes, Moms and Kids and Older Adults. In each case, the philosophy is to help group members move optimally according to their needs and expectations.

Curriculum

Please review the program requirements below. We recommend completing compulsory workshops in the logical order listed. Elective workshops are listed alphabetically and by level. For dates, fees and to register, check out our searchable schedule that follows.

Diploma

When you successfully complete all the necessary requirements, you receive a diploma that acknowledges completion of the Diverse Populations Specialist program.

Timeframe

We recommend three to five years to complete the required credits and apply the learned concepts.

Step 1

Compulsory
workshops

COMPULSORY WORKSHOPS

STEP 3

Choose a variety of
elective workshops

ELECTIVE
WORKSHOPS

Athletes (20h)

Beginner level workshops

Balance Apparatus  6 hours
Pain 101  3 hours
Resistance Apparatus  6 hours
Rotator Cuff Reconditioning  3 hours

Intermediate level workshops

Breathing Mechanics and Protocols  6 hours
Cervical Spine Mechanics and Protocols  3 hours
Towards a Healthy Pelvic Floor  3 hours
Vertical Repertoire  12 hours

Advanced level workshops

Handedness and Scoliosis  6 hours
Sacroiliac Joint: The Critical, Functional Link  6 hours

Moms & Kids (53h)

Beginner level workshops

Balance Apparatus  6 hours
Resistance Apparatus 6 hours

Intermediate level workshops

Breathing Mechanics and Protocols  6 hours
Cervical Spine Mechanics and Protocols  3 hours
Upper Cervical Spine  3 hours
Vertical Repertoire  12 hours

Advanced level workshops

Beyond Breast Cancer  6 hours
Post-Rehab Protocols: Spine  12 hours
Post-Rehab Protocols: Shoulder  12 hours
Post-Rehab Protocols: Hip and Knee  12 hours
Sacroiliac Joint: The Critical, Functional Link  6 hours


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