For Greater Wellbeing

Pilates Level 3: Cadillac, Chair, Springboard & Barrels (270 hours)

Pilates Level 3 is divided in four modules. The framework is built around concepts of functional movement and anatomical relationships in the lumbopelvic complex, the four regions of the spine, and the shoulder complex. All four pieces of equipment–cadillac, chair, springboard and barrels - can be used from post-rehab to athletic fine-tuning. By clustering them together you learn how to analyze the best course of action given the needs of your clients. The case studies included in the program test your ability to identify movement issues and determine the best practices to address them. We differentiate between teaching methodologies appropriate for one-on-one sessions and group classes to make you confident to working in both scenarios.

Learning objectives:

  • Study the complete Pilates repertoire for Cadillac, chair, springboard and barrels
  • Learn exercise modifications and variations for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels
  • Advance protocols to work with individual clients in one-on-one setting
  • Refine class design practices
  • Understand practical application of functional anatomy related to the lumbopelvic complex, four regions of the spine and the shoulder complex

Program requirements include:


• Pre-requisite: Pilates Level 1: Mat and Pilates Level 2: Reformer


• Module 1: Foundations

• Module 2: Intermediate

• Module 3: Advanced

• Module 4: Practical Application

• Practice teaching (minimum 100 hours)

If you complete your practice teaching hours at the Body Harmonics Studios in Toronto, your clients pay a nominal fee of $20 by cash (tax included) per hour session.

If you complete your practice teaching hours elsewhere where you have access to the machines you are responsible to track your teaching hours including sign off by your clients. External session fees are at your own discretion.

• Self-practice (minimum 100 hours)

Self-practice hours can be completed by practicing on the machines on your own or with your peers. Complementary group classes are included as part of your self-practice hours if you are completing your program in Toronto. These classes may be booked on a drop-in basis at our Dupont and Eglinton Studios. If the class you're interested in is full and there is a machine available in the private room, you may practice on your own in there instead.

If the program takes place at an affiliate location, class fees are at the discretion of the facility management.

• Written exam

• Practical exam

• Home study/review

You must accumulate 15 Continuing Education Credits (CECs) every two years to maintain your Body Harmonics Pilates teacher designation. CECs can be earned in many ways: first, by attending workshops at Body Harmonics or one of our affiliated Teacher Training Centres; second, you can attend group classes or private sessions at any of our locations and submit up to 6 hours of these for CEC credit; third, we consider external events relevant to your scope of practice as well.

CEC tracking and renewal at Body Harmonics are easy and streamlined. We track everything for you. Any time you have a question, our Teacher Training Advisor can be reached at Our CECs renewal period is every two years and CECs are valid for a maximum of two years from the date they are earned.

Additional Information

The program content progresses from one module to the next. As a result, modules must be completed in sequential order to make your learning experience complete and meaningful. To fully benefit from the program, it is in your best interest to commit to the entire time frame. If you happen to miss an hour or more, our Teacher Training Coordinator will assist you with scheduling a private tutorial to make up the missed hours. This private tutorial is an extra cost, and should be completed prior to re-joining the program.

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Course Fees

Tuition: $2574
Materials: $300
Exam: $190
Shipping (affiliate locations): current Canada Post rates
Tax: 13% HST


Summer 2017 (Toronto) *revised dates!

Module 1 & 2: Jun 23-27 (12:30–7:30pm)
Module 3 & 4: Jul 21-25 (12:30–7:30pm)
Written exam: Oct 27
Practical exam: Dec 15


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