Pilates Yoga Movement (PYM) Teacher Training is a unique programme delivering an unparalleled standard and quality of tuition to student Pilates teachers in the UK.
The 2-year course includes an apprenticeship that aims to create fully rounded teachers who not only possess a deep understanding of anatomy; physiology; biomechanics and movement, but who are equipped to adapt their teaching to the individual according to his or her needs.
PYM Teacher Training instills in its teachers a love of learning, of enquiry, and integrity, whilst remaining firmly committed to the principles of the Joseph Pilates method.
Anne-Marie H. Zulkahari, Mariela Panero and Sarah Doherty.
Anne-Marie and senior teachers at Pilates Movement: Mei Clarke; Kara Dressel and Monica Argenton. Guest teachers include Hana Jones; Janet Briggs (Physiotherapist at the Royal Ballet lower school), and practitioners from the Clerkenwell Clinic.
Comprehensive Teacher Training Course – January 2019
Accredited by the Pilates Foundation the next comprehensive PYM Teacher Training course starts in January 2019 and ends with the Pilates Foundation exams, which take place in either November 2021 or June 2022 depending on whether the trainee has completed the 1200 hours.
Course lectures and teaching practise span approximately 60 weeks with time at the end of this period to complete teaching practise requirements and written work. Course lectures take place over 1 weekend every 3 weeks as follows:
Friday: 4pm – 7pm
Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: 11am – 4pm
All candidates must have completed regular classes for at least six months prior to the start of the course. The Pilates repertoire includes mat work, Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda chair and accessory equipment. Remedial applications, rehabilitation, conditions and pre and postnatal Pilates are included.
Pre-requisites needed before applying: Applicants must have experience of the Pilates Method on their own bodies and have some knowledge of anatomy, movement and biomechanics. Acceptance is based on an interview. Please email us to get the next interview date. Places are limited to 10 students.
You would need to devote about 12 to 15 hours a week.
* 1 mat class * 2 studio sessions * 6 hours teaching observation, self-practise and later teaching practise, applications of the method which includes remedial cases, ante and post pregnancy, and case studies * 3 hrs private study (home-work and assignments) * Tutorials/lectures (including Anatomy) /practical applications are held one Friday per month (4- 7pm), one weekend per month (Saturdays 10-5, Sundays 11-4).
All trainees must have completed the following before they can sit the final Pilates Foundation exam:
Practical training 250 Theoretical/practical lectures 200 Assisting in Matwork 50 Teaching practice (supervised) studio 400 Home study/practical revision 300
Theoretical/practical lectures 200 Assisting in Matwork 50 Teaching practice (supervised) studio 400 Home study/practical revision 300
Assisting in Matwork 20-50 (at the discretion of the TTP)
Teaching practice (supervised) studio 250-400 (at the discretion of the TTP)
Home study/practical revision 300
Home study/practical revision 300 (including reading books, class rep, self-practise, reading, handouts, homework, case study writing, volunteering, and revision)
Total: 1000-1200 hours
The course prepares you for the Pilates Foundation certification exam. The depth of content is considerable, incorporating also somatic movement, physiology – which is not part of the Foundation syllabus – and meditation. Every teacher training has a different emphasis and interpretation of the Pilates Method.
At Pilates Movement, our approach is holistic: looking at the client as a whole; exploring different ways of moving, and executing the exercises. There is no set formula for any of the repertoire. Students are encouraged to look at each individual developing their own style of teaching and interpretation.
Unlike other training providers, at Pilates Movement student teachers are supported and assisted in seeking mentors and finding placements whilst a variety of placements and carefully selected classes helps complement individual trainees’ strengths and tackle weaknesses. Whilst studio teachers all offer very different styles they collectively make up a very integrated team all working towards trainees achieving their best. Emphasis is also placed on communication and learning how to keep one’s own integrity and not get burnt out.
At the end of the course, trainees should be able to:
* Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the Pilates method (Mat work and apparatus), and biomechanics.
* Teach and demonstrate exercises effectively. * Understand and recognise complementary health and fitness disciplines. * Communicate clearly and understand a client’s learning process and development.
* Communicate clearly and understand a client’s learning process and development.
Cost: £6000.00 (exclusive of studio classes, the Pilates Foundation exam fee is currently £450.00, teacher trainee liability insurance and the Pilates Foundation membership fees). Fees payable in advance with a deposit of £500.00 on acceptance.
Bridging/Apparatus Teachers Training Course – TBC
The next Pilates Foundation Bridging/Apparatus course starts TBC and ends with the Pilates Foundation exams, which take place either May/June 2020 or November/December 2020 depending on whether the trainee is ready and has completed the 800 hours. Lectures and classes extend approximately over a period of 40 weeks.
We only take applicants who a) have already successfully completed a Pilates Mat work course with the Pilates Foundation. Applicants from other Pilates associations are welcome if they can demonstrate a) sufficient knowledge of classical and evolved Pilates repertoire b) a knowledge of functional anatomy and biomechanics c) a valid first-aid certificate. We also expect each applicant to have been studying the Pilates apparatus in a Pilates Foundation approved studio for at least six months prior to the start of the course.
Acceptance is based on interview and a practical exam.
Before sitting the final Pilates Foundation exam, each candidate must have completed:
Practical training in studio 100
Theoretical/practical lectures 100
Teaching practise (supervised) 200-400 (at the discretion of the TTP)
Home study/practical revision 200
A typical week includes the following:
* 1 mat class * 2 studio sessions * Approximately 6 hours supervised teaching practise * 3-6 hours unsupervised teaching (on the apparatus) & self-practise This includes two case studies as required by the Pilates Foundation. * 4 hrs tutorials/practical applications usually held three Fridays and one Saturday per month * 3 hrs private study (approximate inclusive of homework).
Cost: £4,700.00 (exclusive of studio classes, the Pilates Foundation exam fee is currently £450.00, teacher trainee liability insurance and the Pilates Foundation provisional membership fees).
Fees are payable in advance with a deposit of £500 on acceptance. The full fee is non-refundable.
For further information please call the studio.