Pilates Teacher Certification Course
ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT ADDING PILATES TO YOUR PRACTICE?
DO YOU WANT TO BE A BETTER DANCER, GOLFER, ATHLETE?
DO YOU WANT TO MASTER YOUR PILATES PRACTICE?
LiveStream Intensive Pilates Certification
Virtual on ZOOM
✅ A complete certification course recognized by the National Pilates Certification
🔹 Mat & Roller 🔹
🔹 Reformer 🔹
🔹 Springboard 🔹
🔹 Chair 🔹
🔹 Cadillac 🔹
🔹 Barrel/Arc 🔹
🔹 Planes of movement & anatomy basics 🔹
🔹 Lumbar Spine and SI joint 🔹
🔹 Cervical and Thoracic Spine 🔹
🔹 Hip & Knee 🔹
🔹 Ankle & Foot 🔹
🔹 Shoulder 🔹
🔹 Elbow/Wrist/Hand 🔹
LIVESTREAM PILATES TEACHER CERTIFICATION COURSE
The Livestream course starts Thursday, February 17, 2022. Your class commitment, lectures and practice are 3 hours per week for 3 months.
All lectures are recorded! Start the course anytime!
ABOUT THE COURSE
This course is taught by Zeina A. Grifoni, a licensed physical therapist, Pilates instructor, and movement and rehab specialist. She is the owner of Synergy+ Physical Therapy & Pilates Studio in San Rafael, CA and in Locarno, Switzerland. Zeina has been teaching Pilates certification courses since 2005.
This course is based on a modern Pilates repertoire originating from Joseph Pilates’s original work. The original Pilates principles are maintained through the repertoire and exercises are taught in their original sequences, with precise rhythm and flow. Also ingrained in the Synergy+ repertoire are ideas for exercise modifications providing a more in-depth knowledge of how to work with all types of clients, from someone with an injury to the competitive athlete
✅ The certification course incorporates 18 years of Zeina’s physical therapy knowledge
✅ It teaches how to be safe with all kinds of clients that walk into the door
✅ It integrates applied basic anatomy into the movement work that you will learn in the course
✅ Understand the basis of all our movement, through posture!
✅ Learn to conduct a postural analysis and practice on your classmates
✅ Learn common postural deviations
✅ Understand how postural changes can cause pain and poor body function
The Gait Workshop:
✅ Understand the basic mechanics of a walking gait stride
✅ Learn appropriate amounts of range of motion necessary for a proper gait cycle
✅ Learn to assess for abnormalities in a gait pattern
✅ Practice a gait analysis on your classmates
Check out Zeina’s teaching style module by module
More about the course
✅ Sequence exercise movements to create flow, and
✅ Modify the exercises to work with all clients, from the injured person to the competitive athlete.
This course is unique because it teaches:
✅ A modern Pilates repertoire based on the classical Pilates
✅ A Pilates that incorporates knowledge of body mechanics and anatomy
✅ The dos and don’ts learned in the past 18 years working with clients in a rehab setting
🔹 The teachers of the course are physical therapists and certified Pilates teachers with 30 years of combined experience in the field of rehabilitation, sports medicine, and fitness.
🔹 Join the Synergy+’ team of highly qualified instructors or we can help you start your own Pilates business.
FLEXIBLE PAYMENT SCHEDULE
REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPLETION
🔹 General Requirement
In order to complete the certification, the Student will need to perform the repertoire from pre-Pilates to the advanced repertoire as well as pass a written and practical exam that will include anatomy, exercise names, posture, and exercise modifications
🔹 Self Practice Hours Requirement
Each student is required to complete the following self -practice hours in addition to course work:
Mat – 60 Hrs
Reformer – 60 Hrs
Springboard – 30 Hrs
Cadillac – 15 Hrs
Chair – 30 Hrs
Barrel – 15 Hrs
🔹 Student Teaching Hours Requirement
Each student is required to complete the following teaching hours in order to receive a certificate:
Mat – 100 Hrs
Reformer – 100 Hrs
Springboard – 50 Hrs
Cadillac – 25 Hrs
Chair – 25 Hrs
Barrel – 25 Hrs
🔹 Assistant Teaching Requirements
Within the self-practice and student teaching hours, the Student needs to have 10 hours of assistant teaching for group classes (either at Synergy+’s place of business or another facility), and 20 hours of observation of private sessions.
🔹 Examination Requirement
Each student will be required to pass both a written exam and a practical exam in order to receive his/her certification.
🔹 Course Material
Additional cost/expenses: Each student will be responsible for the purchase of his/her own manuals in addition to the course material that is distributed during class. These can be purchased through Synergy+ or independently.
🔹 Required Reference Material
- Pilates, Joseph H., Return to Life Through Contrology, Pilates Method Alliance, INC, Miami, 2003. ISBN 0-9768232-0-9
- Kendall, McCreary, Provance; Muscles Testing and function, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, current version.
🔹 Recommended Reference Material
- PMA certification manual. (This can be attained on the PMA web site)
- Anatomy atlas: such as Netter and/or Trail Guide to the Body.
- 3D for Medical Complete Anatomy App. (https://3d4medical.com/)
🔹 All virtual – $4,800
- All lectures, demos, practice, and testing will be done remotely.
- The students need to have access to all Pilates equipment (Mat, foam roller, Reformer, Cadillac, Springboard, (tower is also acceptable in place of Springboard), chair (combo chair is recommended), Arc (foam arc is necessary for the work on the Reformer), and large ladder barrel.
- It also includes the functional anatomy course and
- 1 year of The Power of Pilates Membership.
🔹 Pay by Module: $990 / module
🔹 Testing: $350 for the full course; or $150 per module
🔹 Class manuals: $40 per module