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 Mat 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 1: Module Dates & Times
August 26, 2022 | 3pm - 8pm
August 27, 2022 | 1pm - 7pm
August 28, 2022 | 12pm - 5pm
* Times are Pacific Standard Time US
Mat 2: (16 hours) Intermediate/Advanced Exercises
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 for any level.
Mat 2: Module Dates & Times
October 14, 2022 | 3pm - 8pm
October 15, 2022 | 1pm - 7pm
October 16, 2022 | 12pm - 5pm
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 and effective. Adding props to a Mat class makes them more dynamic, creative, accessible and fun!
Mat 3: Module Dates & Times
November 18, 2022 | 3pm - 8pm
November 19, 2022 | 1pm - 7pm
November 20, 2022| 12pm - 5pm
Mat Program Includes:
Requirements for Completion – Mat only
To become a fully qualified Balanced Body Mat Instructor, students must complete the following:
Total hours for completion of Mat program: 134 hours. Upon completion of all requirements, a certificate of completion as a Balanced Body Mat Instructor will be issued.
Mat work is the foundation of the Pilates method. The Balanced Body Mat program includes the full repertoire of Pilates exercises, along with modifications and variations to make your program successful for a wide range of clientele. By incorporating the Balanced Body movement principles, we give you the power to be a transformative teacher.
PILATES MAT COURSE DATES:
We are excited to announce that Pilates Mat Modules are available via live virtual classes that run in conjunction with our in-studio classes.
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Gain a foundational understanding of the body in motion and how to use it in improving your clients’ every day lives!
New Course Begins: June 24-26, 2022
Walk into any Pilates studio and you will see Reformers. Learn to use the iconic Pilates apparatus
New Course Begins: September 16, 2022
The Trapeze Table, Chair, Barrels and small equipment complete the Pilates exercise system.
Course Begins: August 13, 2022
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