Teacher Training

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Pilates Teacher Training Program

Sunset Pilates offers a specific Pilates Teacher Training Program that produces highly skilled and capable trainers. It is taught every year by Master Teacher Nancy Wuisan.

Sunset Pilates teaches the classical approach to the original exercise method of Joseph Pilates in the 1920’s; one that preserves Joseph Pilates original techniques but incorporates todays knowledge and newer props such as the swiss ball and foam roller. This course has a strong emphasis on the fundamental exercises being the foundation for posture alignment and injury prevention.

Sunset Pilates Course Outline

This comprehensive 780 hour program is offered in a 6 month format. The class size is limited to ensure a high level of attention and service.

Prerequisites:

  • Student’s must be an existing client of Sunset Pilates Studio.
  • Student’s must have a passion for Pilates and a desire to learn.

Each student will learn:

  • The six core principals of the Traditional Pilates system.
  • The philosophy and history of Pilates.
  • Teaching ethics and principles
  • How to design a lesson plan
  • The concept of anatomy applicable to specific pilates exercises, biomechanics and body analysis.
  • Teaching groups (Prenatal and Postnatal, Athletes, Seniors etc.)
  • Extensive rehabilitation knowledge (Scoliosis, Post Cancer, Lordosis, Degenerative Disc Disease or DDD, Post Stroke etc.) and research into a case study
  • The Fundamental or Pre-Pilates exercises
  • Mat exercises (Level 1- 2 – 3 – 4) & Props
  • Reformer exercises (Level 1 – 2 – 3 – 4) & Props
  • Other Equipment : Cadillac, Spine corrector, Ladder Barrel, Wundachair

Student Hours:

  • Lecture/Seminar participation: 80 hours (13 to 14 hrs per week end)
  • Personal Practice: 250 hours (at least 4 hours a week)
  • Assisting Teaching And Observing: 50 hours
  • Practice Teaching: 400 hours (including a case study)

A midterm exam will be conducted for the mat certification, consisting of a theoretical exam, presentation and the teaching of fundamental and mat exercises. A total of 780 hours is required before a student can do the final exam and earn their Comprehensive Teachers Training Certificate and become a qualified Pilates Teacher.

Please contact us for pricing and more info.

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