There are two types of courses you must take to complete your Balanced Body Pilates certification.
1) Balanced Body Teacher Training Courses.
2) Bodyline Workshops
To become a Balanced Body Pilates instructor for Mat and Reformer, you must take Balanced Body Reformer 1, 2, 3, Mat 1, 2, 3 and Movement Principles.
You must also take 12 hours of Anatomy which is taught by Maria Leone in three separate workshops.
Purchase Anatomy, Teaching Labs and all of Maria Leone's workshops on our Vimeo page.
Register for Balanced Body Mat, Reformer and Movement Principles courses on the Balanced Body registration page.
Available for purchase on Vimeo
As a Pilates Instructor, we work with clients of all levels and body types. Having to work with clients with specific injuries we must learn which exercises and movements are safest for our clients.
In this workshop of Teaching Clients with Injuries, we will be focusing on clients with osteoporosis. Maria will define this bone condition in a way that makes sense within movement.
SUMMER 2022 WORKSHOPS
July 1st | Teaching Lab | 2:30pm-5:30pm
July 8th | Osteoporosis Clients with Injuries | 1pm - 3:30pm
Length: 2.5 hours.
The last 30min of the workshop will be left for Q & A.
A client with osteoporosis will be part of the workshop as demonstration.
This course is offered in-studio, virtually or as a pre-recording available for rent on our Vimeo page. https://vimeo.com/bodylinela/channels/moderated
Train Your Eye is a virtual workshop created by Maria Leone for Pilates instructors and students working to complete their hours for their Pilates certification.
In this 2 hour virtual workshop, Maria will focus on various start positions, positions within exercises and how to correct them.
Visit @bodylinela on Instagram to view short videos on how Maria will challenge your eye.
In Anatomy of the Trunk, you will study all major muscle groups pertaining to your skeleton. You will explore the mechanics of spinal extension, lateral flexion, rotation, stabilization, hip flexion, hip extension, hip adduction, hip abduction and their primary actions within the body. We will then apply this knowledge to the Pilates repertoire.
Pilates Teaching Lab is unique in that you bring an actual client whom you will work with during the first hour of this workshop. You will spend the next few hours receiving direct feedback on how to continue to improve your teaching methods.
Deconstructing Pilates and the Anatomy of Movement Deconstructing Pilates and the Anatomy of Movement is a workshop that breaks down specific Pilates exercises piece by piece. This workshop will focus on only a few exercises to help breakdown the movement sequence, purpose, muscle activity, modifications for specific injuries, cueing, purpose of the exercise, modifications for all levels and precautions.
Example: Start position, what muscles are being used, how to engage those muscles, how to cue your clients into each position throughout the entire exercise.
Good teachers know the names of muscle groups but great teachers use their understanding of anatomy to create better programs for their clientele. In Anatomy of the Limbs, you will study all major muscle groups pertaining to upper extremity joint movements and their muscles, as well as their primary actions within the body. We will then apply this knowledge to the Pilates repertoire.