Attaining your Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training is the perfect start on a successful journey as a Pilates teacher. But it’s just the beginning. Once you start practicing all you have learned, a thousand questions will pop up. We’re here to answer them. Our Mentor/Apprentice Program will help to translate all of the knowledge you’ve gained and help you understand how to apply it in real teaching scenarios. We offer support and mentoring during this next critical phase as you log the teaching, practice, and observation hours that are required by your chosen comprehensive training program. This program was developed in response to our students who wanted (and needed) continued guidance and support. Reading the manual and practicing the exercises is one thing, but the chance to observe master trainers in the trenches is invaluable. And the added opportunity for Q&A so that you can go from the ‘what’ to the ‘why’ will improve your work by leaps and bounds.
The structure of the Mentor/Apprentice Program is changing to accommodate a group class called The Pilates Exchange. Each class will have a topic of focus which we will use to relate to specific Pilates exercises starting with Mat and moving to any piece of equipment that we choose. This is a terrific opportunity to ask questions that might have come up in your practice or from observing others in class.
The 10 private session requirement has been reduced to 4 and replaced with 8 Pilates Exchange classes. The classes will meet one Monday a month from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET. Recognizing that we all have different schedules and live in different parts of the world, the classes will be offered in-studio, virtually via Zoom, and recorded. You can Zoom in to attend virtually or watch at a later time through the Pilates Core Center On-Demand option via its webscheduler.
Please note the 8 Pilates Exchange classes may be taken as part of the Mentor/Apprentice Program for $400 or individually for $75/per class.
- Required hours
- Fees - $900
- Minimum Course Requirements:
- Completion of Mat 1 & 2, Reformer 1 & 2, Anatomy
- Approval of the Pilates Core Center Director of Education
- Observation – 40 hours
- Group Class Observation – 20 hours
- Private Session Observation – 20 hours
- Student Teaching – 160 hours
- Private Session with a Mentor – 4 hours
- Pilates Exchange* - 8 classes
*Pilates Exchange - classes will be held monthly, classes are hybrid (in-studio or virtual) these classes will also be available through Pilates Core Center's On-Demand option on its webscheduling system.
- Observation Hours (40 hrs.) - $200
- Mentor Privates (4 hrs.) - $300
- Pilates Exchange (8 classes) - $400
Having completed my Mat and Reformer teacher trainings at Pilates Core Center, I felt honored, proud and enthusiastic to be selected as the very first student to participate in their Apprenticeship/Mentoring program. Despite the studio being an hour commute from my house, Sylvia’s expertise and knowledge were certainly felt to be well worth this extra time. Not only would this program help me develop and broaden my teaching skills, it would also help me transform my career from a fitness instructor into that of a Pilates Instructor.
The three words that encompass my experience in the Apprenticeship/Mentoring program are: inspirational, passionate and fun! Sylvia, as well as instructors Jess, Melissa, Michele and Olga, whose classes I both participated in and observed, are seasoned passionate leaders who weave their skills together with their personalities to create a safe and authentic class...
The Pilates Core Center Apprenticeship/Mentoring program has provided me with the opportunity to develop and refine my personal practice in addition to giving me the ability to pass my knowledge onto my students. Having the opportunity to have private sessions with a Mentor provided me with so much more information about my own body alignment. Seeing the way I “moved” helped me make the necessary adjustments I needed to improve both my body awareness, as well as better understand body mechanics in order to impart that knowledge to my students.
I would highly recommend this program to all students of Pilates who have completed a teacher training program. This program helps crystallize the practical applications after gaining the bookwork education, creating a well-rounded, comprehensive Pilates instructor.
In the future, I will continue my Pilates education with more teacher training in Apparatus, Chair and Reformer III. A big thanks to all of you.