Teacher Training

The TPT Teacher Training program is a comprehensive, classical program (meaning you will ONLY be taught the exercises developed by Joseph Pilates and a few from Romana Kryzanowska – this is Pilates).The program is comprised of theory (lectures), anatomy, practice teaching, observation and personal training. Your personal Pilates practice is what gives you the deepest understanding of the Pilates system. Applicants to the program must be currently practising and working at an intermediate level and will be required to perform an assessment evaluation prior to being accepted into the program.

Learning Pilates as it is meant to be taught (as a system), will help to develop your teaching skills so you are able to provide the missing links to your clients easily and efficiently. When practiced this way, it creates the maximum amount of change in a minimal amount of time. In addition, you will be using Gratz equipment which is the best equipment in regards to how it helps you to find the work in the system.

This journey will challenge you and provide you with the skills you need to become a highly qualified, confident Pilates teacher.

Following is a complete breakdown of the program:

  • Entrance evaluation
  • Theory (includes anatomy and repertoire) taught over 5 weekends throughout the year
  • Practical work:
    • Observation of certified instructors
    • Practice teaching
    • Privates and classes (taking lessons from certified instructors)
    • Personal (self) practice
  • Miscellaneous (reading, videos, personal study, etc.)
  • Full advisor support throughout program
  • Exams

To fulfill all requirements, you should look at committing 10-15 hours a week to your training. While in the program, you will receive apprentice benefits within the studio.

The theory/lectures will be taught over 5 separate weekends throughout the year. During these weekends, you will cover the history of Pilates, the Pilates repertoire, how to use each piece of equipment and basic anatomy. You will also learn how to assess clients and how to develop a program that will help facilitate change in the client so they can ‘Return To Health’. Conditions and contraindications will also be covered so that you can confidently teach clients coming to you from injury, looking to get back into a healthy exercise regime. You will learn how to teach classes with multi-levels of fitness and learn why and when to choose certain pieces of equipment over others to support your client in getting to new, stronger places within the body. Attendance to each of the 5 weekends is mandatory in order to complete the program. 

For more information please contact Christine on 250-320-2639 or email admin@thepilatestree.com.