Pilates Training

Our Mission

Our objective is to prepare our graduates to deliver the highest and most professional standard of Pilates training to their clients. We focus not only on teaching the Pilates repertoire, but also on developing a deeper understanding of the body's anatomy and biomechanics, in order to effectively program individualized sessions based on clients' specific anatomy, movement patterns and personal goals.

Our Goals

We aim to expand the understanding of the Pilates Method from the basis of muscular participation, joint function, and the internal/external forces acting within and on the body. We also intend to develop more continuing education programs - both for our graduates and for Pilates instructors in the US and abroad - by enhancing our online portal of on-demand content (www.naturalpilatestv.com) with comprehensive distance-learning programs of our educational offerings.


Natural Pilates
comprehensive training

The inspiration for and basis of our Teacher Training Programs is the human body. From the perspective of anatomy, muscular function and joint motion, we teach our students the Pilates repertoire and how it can be adapted for clients' individual bodies, needs and goals. Our Comprehensive Program includes over 500 hours of lecture, observation, self-study and practice-teaching. We also offer Mat Training and Reformer Training for students who prefer not to do the full Comprehensive Program.

Our Training Programs cover the traditional choreography and basic principles created by Joseph Pilates, but we use the human anatomy as the point of departure, and we group exercises into series based on muscular function and joint motion. This approach means that we do not always follow Pilates' prescribed exercise order, spring tension or number of repetitions. Instead, we focus on observing the body in front of us and designing a workout that best serves that particular body.

Through the lens of anatomy and an understanding of the various forces acting both within and on the body, students learn not only the Pilates repertoire, but also gain the knowledge of how to adjust that choreography to truly tailor workouts to meet the individual needs and goals of their clients. We also go over the concepts of mobility, stability, flexibility and balance. For every exercise, we discuss the joints involved and the muscular participation based on external forces that act on the body. Students will learn how to modify each exercise for everybody (and "every body"), from beginner to advanced. The basic Pilates principles of control, awareness and breathing will also be demonstrated in every exercise so that our students (and their future clients) can deepen the mind-body connection.

Our Training Programs aim to help students understand how to assess clients both passively and actively, and then to create an appropriate program based on these assessments. We discuss the importance of individual client progression and consider the threshold of muscle fatigue and adjusting the resistance profile as ways to decrease or increase the difficulty level to best suit this progression.
Students will also learn about programming sessions for special populations. For each section of the body, we examine the most common injuries and pathologies, what movements are contraindicated for these conditions, and what exercises would be most beneficial for each apparatus.

Another hallmark of Natural Pilates' approach to teacher training is our focus on hands-on cueing. Appropriate tactile cues will be discussed for every exercise, but sensitivity to touch will be respected.

certification class
Our Comprehensive Training Program is a combination of lecture, self-study, and supervised practice-teaching. It includes over 500 hours and consists of five courses, which can be completed a la carte or in full:

Intensive program:

Our Advanced
Joint Biomechanics,
Forces & Applications

is a 30-hour course designed for Pilates students and Instructors who want to deepen their understanding of joint mechanics, muscle function, and how we can both assist and challenge the body through more awareness and modifying basic choreography. The curriculum is split into anatomical categories - Lower Body, Upper Body, and Trunk & Spine - which gives us the opportunity to explore these areas and the corresponding concepts of tightness/weakness, strength/flexibility and muscle contractile abilities. We prepare students to understand and observe bone structures and their restrictions. We consider joint mechanics and the forces acting on each joint in different postures, sports and activities.

No applicant will be denied on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation.
Completion of the program does not guarantee employment or certification.

Our Advanced Joint Biomechanics, Forces & Applications is a 30-hour course consisting of three modules:



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