TEACHER TRAINING COURSE CATALOG
The Pilates on Seventh Teacher Training Program provides a welcoming and supportive environment for students to study the Pilates Method. We believe that Pilates is for all bodies- all sizes, ages, colors, and abilities. All bodies are welcome in this program!
Our approach is rooted in a respect for the original Pilates methodology, while also reflecting the most current scientific understandings of movement and the body. Students will learn basic anatomy and become versed in classical Pilates exercises on the Mat, Reformer, Wunda Chair, Cadillac, and Ladder Barrel. Graduates of the program will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to teach in classical or contemporary studios.
Students spend 6 months training in the Pilates method as well as studying anatomy, kinesiology, and pathologies as they relate to Pilates. The program consists of 225 total hours, spread over a 6-month term which is split into 2 modules: 1. Anatomy 2. Mat & Reformer. Upon completion of this term, students will be eligible to test for and receive a Mat and Reformer Certification. (Please note: in order to sit for the NPCP exam, you must complete the comprehensive training.)
COMPREHENSIVE PILATES TEACHER TRAINING
Students spend 1 year training in the Pilates method as well as studying anatomy, kinesiology, and pathologies as they relate to Pilates. The program consists of 450 total hours, spread over two 6-month terms which are split into 4 modules: 1. Anatomy 2. Mat & Reformer 3. Cadillac & Wunda Chair 4. Barrels (Ladder Barrel and Spine Corrector) & Props. Upon completion of both terms, students will be eligible to test for and receive a Comprehensive Pilates Certification which meets all standards of the National Pilates Certification Program (formerly Pilates Method Alliance).
Elle Cheney, NCPT Program Director and Course Instructor
Trina Bellendir, MSPT Anatomy Instructor
Pilates on Seventh Teacher Training Manuals
Return to Life through Contrology by Joseph H. Pilates
Pilates Anatomy by Real Isacowitz and Karen Clippinger (required)
The Anatomy of Exercise and Movement for the Study of Dance, Pilates, Sports, and Yoga by Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones
RECOMMENDED READING & MATERIALS
National Pilates Certification Exam Study Guide
Visible Body app and/or Essential Anatomy app
Online Pilates Classes Flashcards
Term 1: Anatomy + Mat & Reformer
Required Reading: approx $50
(Optional) Term 2: Cadillac & Wunda Chair + Barrels & Props
Course Fee: $3000
Additional Fees: Private Sessions @ $60/session
Tuition is non-refundable. Students electing to drop out of the program due to extenuating circumstances may be eligible for a refund on a case-by-case basis, however refunds are not guaranteed.
Students must attend all education hours. Make-up sessions must be scheduled for any missed dates at a rate of $80/hour.
Students must not miss more than 2 Saturdays or more than 2 Thursdays without prior permission. More absences will result in termination from the program.
Education Hours: These are in-person hours which are fulfilled by attending Thursday and Saturday sessions in the studio or by scheduling make-up sessions for missed dates.
Personal Practice Hours: These are fulfilled by taking classes and reviewing the curriculum. We recommend taking classes from a variety of different studios.
Practice Teaching Hours: These are fulfilled by teaching your own clients (friends, family, other trainees, etc.) private sessions and group classes.
Private Session Hours: These are fulfilled by taking private sessions from a certified Pilates instructor.
Observation Hours: These are fulfilled by observing certified Pilates instructors as they teach. Your observation must include both private sessions and group classes.
Test Hours: These are in-person hours which are fulfilled by attending testing days in the studio.
Students will receive time sheets and are responsible for tracking and recording their own hours.
Students are welcome to use the Pilates on Seventh studio for practice teaching and personal practice. Studio time must be reserved online, in advance. Students must sign the Pilates on Seventh Studio Procedures document prior to use, and follow all studio policies.
Students must obtain permission from the instructor prior to observing a class or private session. Students must be respectful of both the instructor and client(s) and: focus on the teacher; maintain an appropriate distance; refrain from commenting and/or asking questions during the session.