Upon completion of the 54 hour instructional course, the participants will be competent to teach a fundamentals and beginning mat class of 12 persons or less where each participant will have a positive movement experience based on the works of Joseph Pilates.
Completion of this training program is a prerequisite to Tone’s Equipment Teacher Training program.
Participation in 20 mat classes (minimum of 10 at Tone) and a completed application. An interview might be requested.
The required books cost approximately $100 and are not included in program cost. They will be available to purchase at Tone.
The Mat Manual by Balanced Body University
Pilates Anatomy by Rael Iscowitz and Karen Clippinger
Pilates’ Return to Life Through Contrology: Revised Edition for the 21st Century by Joseph Pilates
New Rules of Posture by Mary Bonds
Additional handouts and links will be sent along the way
54 hours of instruction. See schedule for dates and times.
Observation of 15 mat classes and attendance at 10 mat classes.
Practice teaching sessions (included in curriculum).
Completion of written take-home exam.
A homework list will be sent to you upon acceptance of your application.
Please make every effort to attend each session. One 3-hour session (morning or afternoon) absence is allowed and can be made up by writing a 3-page essay on the topic of that session and scheduling an hour private with Enrica at a rate of $100 an hour. The essay and make-up session must be completed within the same week of missing class. Two or more absences will result in removal from the program.
HOW WE’RE DIFFERENT
Our Mat Teacher Training program is wonderful. We’re different from the rest. Here’s how:
We provide a working studio for students to learn and observe. Oftentimes, someone who is taking a teacher training program must go request observation hours at other studios. We don’t have that obstacle here at Tone.Additionally, Tone offers a widely varied staff and schedule, so the classes and teaching skills observed are very unique.
Our program teachers are Pilates professionalswho dedicate their time to the profession—not folks who are in it for a few hours per week.
We love to create a true community feelamongst the students of the course. In yoga, this is called sangha.
We frequently hire FROM our program.Completing our program is not a guarantee that you will gain a position at Tone, but it’s certainly a foot in the door!