For Greater Wellbeing

Pilates Level 2: Reformer (270 hours)

Pilates Level 2: Reformer builds on the concepts of Level 1: Mat. It is also divided in four modules. We start with postural and functional assessments as the backdrop to more than 150 exercises and modifications. We use the Pilates reformer as the primary piece of equipment, and work through beginner, intermediate and advanced repertoire in modules 1, 2 and 3. Module 4 is devoted to practice and personalized feedback. You leave knowing how to build bodies with balanced strength and flexibility, improve movement and function, manage injuries, and how to fine-tune athletic performance. You develop skills to teach functional and challenging reformer group classes and one-on-one sessions.

Learning objectives:

  • Study the complete Pilates reformer repertoire
  • Learn exercise modifications and variations
  • Grasp protocols to work with individual clients in one-on-one setting
  • Practice versatile class design principles for the group machine class environment
  • Grasp primary postural assessment techniques and functional anatomy related to spine, upper and lower limbs

Program requirements include:

 

• Pre-requisite: Pilates Level1: Mat

 

• Module 1: Pilates Reformer Foundations

• Module 2: Pilates Reformer Intermediate

• Module 3: Pilates Reformer Advanced

• Module 4: Pilates Reformer 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 machine, you will still be 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 machine on your own or with your peers. You also have the option of taking Pilates mat and machine classes. At Body Harmonics Studios in Toronto, graduate teachers and teachers-in-training are entitled to the exclusive drop-in rates for mat and machine classes. If the program takes place at an affiliate location, the class fees are at the discretion of the facility management.

• Home study/review (approx. 48 hours)

• Written exam

• Practical exam

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 teacheradvisor@bodyharmonics.com. 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.


View dates, locations, and registration contact information for Europe  and the U.S.

Course Fees

Tuition: $3000
Exams: $190
Materials: $285
Shipping (affiliate locations): current Canada Post rates
Tax: 13% HST

Schedule

Summer 2017 (Toronto)

July 17-27 (12:30-7:30pm)
Written exam: Oct 15 (one week online access)
Practical exam: end of Jan – beg of Feb, 2018 (exact date TBA)

Fall/Winter 2017 (Toronto)

Module 1: Sep 22-24 (1:30-7:30pm)
Module 2: Oct 27-29 (1:30-7:30pm)
Module 3: Nov 17-19 (1:30-7:30pm)
Module 4: Dec 8-10 (1:30-7:30pm)
Written exam: Jan 6, 2018 (online)
Practical exam: Apr 14, 2018 (2:30-5pm)

Fall 2017 (Montreal) *Delivered in English

Module 1: Oct 13-15 (1:30-7:30pm)
Module 2: Oct 27-29 (1:30-7:30pm)
Module 3: Nov 10-12 (1:30-7:30pm)
Module 4: Nov 24-26 (1:30-7:30pm)
Written exam: Dec 17 (online)
Practical exam: Mar 3, 2018

Fall/Winter 2017 (Vancouver)

Module 1: Oct 27 (4–8pm), Oct 28 (10am–6pm), Oct 29 (10am–4pm)
Module 2: Nov 10 (4–8pm), Nov 11 (10am–6pm), Nov 12 (10am–4pm)
Module 3: Nov 24 (4–8pm), Nov 25 (10am–6pm), Nov 26 (10am–4pm)
Module 4: Dec 8 (4–8pm), Dec 9 (10am–6pm), Dec 10 (10am–4pm)
Written and practical exam dates: TBD

 

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