Classical Teacher Training


Classical Teacher Training Courses

Pilates Centre will guide you towards becoming an intuitive, highly knowledgeable Pilates teacher. Our Classical curriculum covers the Classical Pilates repertoire as well as modifications and safety issues that will help you to confidently teach Pilates safely and effectively.

Our Teacher Training will be done in studio but you will also have access to a valuable resource on your course - your own online study portal. Here you’ll have all of your study materials at your fingertips as well as video demonstrations and breakdowns of every exercise on your course.

We are now accepting applications for our next courses, starting in January 2023.

Comprehensive Classical Teacher Training

Our Comprehensive course teaches the Classical Pilates Method on all of the studio apparatus (Reformer, Mat, Cadillac, Chairs, Barrels, Foot exercisers, Magic Circle and lots more...). The course duration is 40 weeks. While learning the Classical Pilates repertoire you'll also learn modifications and safety issues that will help you to confidently teach Pilates safely and effectively.

The journey towards becoming a really great Pilates teacher is challenging and demands commitment and dedication. Saying that, it is so fun and rewarding to delve so deeply into the method. It is advised that you should be practising to an intermediate standard in Classical Pilates Matwork AND apparatus classes to join the course. 

What will I learn?

  • Pilates history and lineage
  • The full Classical Pilates repertoire on all apparatus
  • Pre-Pilates and fundamentals
  • Modifications
  • Safety while teaching and in the studio
  • Basic Anatomy
  • Teaching Skills

What does the course involve?

Our Comprehensive Classical Teacher Training course requires 600 hours of study, teacher led and self led, over 40 weeks. You'll do:

  • Pilates workshops 
  • Anatomy workshops - online recordings
  • Teachers seminars 
  • Case study 
  • Assessments/Exams 
  • Observations 
  • Personal Practice 
  • Teaching Practice/Assisting
  • Lessons 
  • Miscellaneous          

Course Cost:

€5500 plus lessons + books

EARLYBIRD DISCOUNT of €200 off the full course price if you book and pay your deposit before the 30th September 2022! (Your discount will be applied straight away if you pay for the course in full, or in your final installment if not.)

Are you a graduate of our Mat Mentorship? You'll receive a €750 discount from the course and will be exempt from the Mat practical and teaching exams. (The earlybird discount can't be used in addition to the graduate discount.)

Email info@pilatescentre.ie for more information.

Your course place won't be guaranteed until we have received all necessary enrollment documents along with your deposit payment.

 

Classical Mat Mentorship

Our Classical Mat Mentorship will teach you the entire Classical Pilates Mat repertoire, with additional ‘optionals’, as well as modifications and safety issues that will help you to confidently teach Pilates Mat safely and effectively. 

What will I learn?

  • Pilates history and lineage
  • The full Classical Mat Advanced order with additional optionals and small props.
  • Pre-Pilates and fundamentals
  • Modifications
  • Safety while teaching and in the studio
  • Basic Anatomy
  • Teaching Skills

What does the course involve?

The Classical Mat Mentorship requires 200 hours study, teacher led and self led, to be completed within 20 weeks:

  • Pilates workshops 
  • Anatomy workshops - online recordings 
  • Teachers seminars 
  • Case study 
  • Assessments/Exams 
  • Observations 
  • Personal Practice 
  • Teaching Practice/Assisting 
  • Lessons 
  • Miscellaneous 

Course Cost

€1900 plus lessons + books

EARLYBIRD DISCOUNT of €100 off the full course price if you book and pay your deposit before the 30th September 2022! (Your discount will be applied straight away if you pay for the course in full, or in your final installment if not.)

To request a brochure with the full details of this course please email us on info@pilatescentre.ie


 
 

Workshops and Masterclasses

Hone your teaching skills and deepen your practice!

Blossom Leilani Crawford

Blossom, owner of Bridge Pilates in New York, is coming to share her Pilates expertise with us!! We are especially excited for Blossom to pass on the techniques she learned when studying and working closely with Pilates ‘elder’ Kathy Grant for nearly 2 decades.

When: March the 25th & 26th, 2023.

Cost: Full weekend €600 or €180 per workshop

EARLYBIRD DISCOUNT of 10% will be applied at checkout if you book before the 31st of December.

BEFORE THE 100s

Blossom assisted Kathy Grant's matwork class at NYU for 10 years. In that class, Kathy developed a vocabulary of warm‐up exercises that came before starting the traditional Pilates matwork. Before the Hundreds are the building blocks to doing the traditional Pilates vocabulary. This is the heart of Kathy's work.

The exercises have a huge stylistic range, but can be easily assimilated into your teaching. Before the Hundreds include warm up movements that will mobilize, deeply strengthen your abdominals and enhance your body
awareness. After this workshop, you will have a new tool kit to get in tune with your body.

The matwork is such a powerful Pilates tool precisely because it requires nothing more than a mat and offers a full-body workout after executing the 34 original exercises. However, in my own mat classes, I feel like I only have the opportunity to teach the same 20 exercises.

ACCESSIBLE MATWORK

The matwork is how most people are introduced to the Pilates Method and in this three-hour workshop, we’ll conduct a matwork reboot. We’ll look at Mr. Pilates’ “Return to Life” matwork repertory and order with fresh eyes focusing on the lesser-known and, often, less executed half of the exercises. Together, we will examine the essence and purpose of each to help us find the accessible movements within.
 
Breathe new life into your teaching with this invigorating workshop where you will have a chance to explore a familiar subject in a new way. Best of all, you will learn tools to teach the matwork (even the advanced repertory) to a majority of your clients regardless of their level.
 
Come ready to move and play. Blossom

REFORMER REFRESH

In this Reformer workshop, we will refresh your usual routine. With the use of some simple images and the occasional inexpensive prop, we will learn how to get more out of our clients and ourselves on this well‐used piece of Pilates equipment. We will follow the traditional order of Mr. Pilates with an emphasis on the most performed exercises. Blossom will share some unique Kathy Grant Reformer exercises and choreographic “inserts” as well as her own collection of simple yet effective movements that complement the traditional work. Come join in the fun, get new tools for your teaching toolbox and revitalize your Reformer routine.

KATHY GRANT'S CATS AND SIGNATURE MAT INSERTS

Kathy loved cats and loved the way they moved. They inspired her to make up many different exercises based on their movements. You’ll learn all of Kathy’s ‘Cats’ and how Kathy used them within the traditional Pilates framework.

You’ll discover that the principles, imagery and skills of the cats can transfer to other Pilates exercises both on and off the equipment. Kathy Grant’s cats are a wonderful way to warm up a group of students, assess a new clients spinal movement patterns and stretch without tension.
 
In addition, Blossom will share Kathy’s signature Matwork inserts such as her Laterals and Weather Vane that can be translated to many apparatuses. These exercises are favorite places to add a twist in order to challenge the body in a different way than the traditional Mat and demonstrate Kathy’s continued genius at work. Deceptively challenging these exercises can make a huge difference in your teaching and your client’s workout -- stimulating the brain and
the body. This won’t be a whole new set of movements, but rather ways to mix up the “routine” of it all.

 

Previous guest workshops

Brooke Siler: 25th September 2020

Blossom Leilani Crawford: Postponed. Future date TBC

 

 

What Our Clients Say

'I used to suffer from back, shoulder and neck pain on and off as a result of a minor car accident, and the muscles never really recovered. However, since I started doing Pilates, I noticed my back, shoulder and neck muscles are so much stronger than before. I could really feel a difference after 5 or 6 classes. It’s been fantastic.'

Caren

'When I first started at Pilates Centre, I was constantly aware of my back pain due to a disc injury. Within no time of taking a couple of classes a week, I started to forget that I had a back problem at all! It's just great.'

Ann Marie

'I started Pilates as an addition to my running training. It had taken me 9 months of running to shave 20 seconds off my 5k run time. It took 5 Pilates classes at Pilates Centre to shave off an additional 20 seconds!'

Dan

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