Virtual Teacher Training
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The Eloquent Eye: Mentorship for Movement Professionals
Completion of all homework assignments and assessments
6 Private Sessions with a Misty Lynne (these can be completed in person or via Skype/Facetime/Zoom)
30 Observation hours, plus 20 student teaching hours*
1 written essay + 2 case studies (topics to be determined)
Practical exam – to include demonstration of teaching skills and practical performance of Pilates repertoire
$1199, plus books. List to be provided at registration.
* 2022 Training Dates Releasing Soon *
Balanced Body® Movement Principles™
Movement Principles (16 hours)
Prerequisite for all Pilates course work (starting 1/1/2019).
Foundation course for the Balanced Body® Movement Specialist Certification.
The Movement Principles provides a solid foundation for training in any environment, with any equipment. You will come away with a complete tool box for effectively training clients to recover from injuries, improve their general fitness and enhance their performance.
The movement principles course includes five sections:
Whole Body Movement
Lower Body Training
Upper Body Training
Mobility and Restoration
The focus on practical understanding of common movement patterns prepares instructors to be excellent at problem solving, goal setting and learning new exercise techniques with ease.
General discussion and overview of anatomy including bones and joints in specific relationship to movement
Exercise instruction in foundational exercises which apply to any movement and fitness setting
A detailed, full color manual with 5 accompanying DVDs and streaming video to enhance your learning experience.
Cueing, coaching and teaching tips
Balanced Body® Mat Instructor Training
Mat 1 (16 hours)
Introduction to Pilates & Beginning/Intermediate Exercises
Prerequisites: Movement Principles, 10 Mat classes. 6 months experience teaching movement and anatomy recommended.
Mat 1 forms the foundation of the Pilates method. This course includes an introduction to the history and principles of the Pilates method and the beginning and intermediate level exercises. Each exercise includes training on modifications, challenges, the purpose of the exercise and any precautions for injuries and special populations. How to design and teach group classes and guidelines for teaching seniors and pre and post–natal classes are included.
Mat 2 (16 hours)
Prerequisite: Movement Principles and Mat 1
Mat 2 teaches the remaining intermediate and advanced level Mat exercises for a complete understanding of the Pilates Mat program. Lectures include progressive skill development to achieve the advanced exercises, programming for intermediate and advanced classes and creating successful Mat classes.
Mat 3 – Enhanced Mat and Props (16 hours)
Enhanced Mat + Props
Prerequisite: Mat 1 and 2 or successful completion of comparable Pilates mat program.
CEC course: Take for continuing education credits or simply to add infinite variety to your current Mat programming. Students who have taken Mat training, either from Balanced Body or another provider are welcome.
Enhanced Pilates Mat completes the mat training by adding rings, rollers, bands and balls to the traditional Mat exercises. In addition, Enhanced Mat includes functional exercises for the upper and lower body expanding the Mat work beyond the core to develop whole body strength and flexibility. The Balanced Body Programming System is introduced to make class design easy, effective and fun. Adding props to a mat class makes them more dynamic, creative and accessible and clients love toys!