Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training

We offer a comprehensive Pilates diploma-based program drawing from many lineages of Pilates and integrating intensive anatomical study, biomechanics, visual skills and hands-on cueing. The program teaches the Pilates exercises through the lens of anatomy with particular attention to biomechanics and injury prevention. The Pilates Artistry Teacher Training Program strives to educate extremely efficient and confident teachers. Our small-group format (limit 10) offers an intensive mentoring experience that allows individuals to develop at their own pace to become highly qualified instructors.

The Comprehensive Teacher Training Program consists of 600 hours and includes Mat Pilates, Reformer, Wunda Chair, Cadillac, and Barrels. The training is a combination of lecture, practical time with supervision by the program director, Erin Lauer Johnson, as well as self-study, observation and apprentice teaching at the Pilates Artistry studio in Roscoe Village, Chicago.

In the program, you will learn the core concepts of Pilates, the historical Pilates exercise system, and train your eyes and hands to help clients modify movements for different body types, learning styles, and limitations. Our small group training focuses on meeting the clients where they are at and learning how to progress clients safely. You will learn about common injuries and develop the skills to tailor sessions and classes to meet every individual’s needs.

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Building Blocks: Anatomy

This workshop is a pre-requisite for entering the training program.
2 days, 4 hours each day
This two-day, 8-hour course will explore the fundamental concepts of anatomy that a Pilates, yoga, or movement instructor needs to know as the basis of their knowledge of the body. We will learn the basics of the musculoskeletal system, an overview of the fascial system and an introduction to the peripheral nervous and vestibular systems. We will highlight the connections between the upper body and lower body. This class will explore what the core truly means and how it relates to the spine and to movement.

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Building Blocks: Movement

This workshop is a pre-requisite for entering the training program.
2 days, 4 hours each day
This two-day, 8-hour course will explore the foundational movement concepts that a Pilates, yoga, or movement instructor needs to know as the basis of their knowledge of the body. We will introduce fundamental concepts of movement within the broader context of total body functional training. In this course, you will begin to develop an understanding of muscle groups, muscle slings, force couples, and corresponding movements. We will discover the importance of considering the fascial system in movement, explore joint movements throughout the body, utilize breath exercises and integration with movement. Discover core engagement: stability and movement!

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Comprehensive Training

The Comprehensive Training combines Mat Pilates, Reformer, Wunda Chair, Towers, and Barrels. The program is taught in levels so you get the foundations, beginner, intermediate, and advanced exercises on all apparatus at different times in the program (ex: Mat 1, Reformer 1, etc.). Modules may not be taken independently. Student must commit to the entire program in order to complete and receive a diploma.