Become A Pilates Instructor
With Movement Collective Education
 

Interested in becoming a Pilates Instructor?

Movement Collective studios now offers its own recognised Pilates certification courses, through Movement Collective Education, licenced by Body Organics Education in Brisbane. A career as a Pilates Instructor can be fun and rewarding, with flexible working hours and a high level of job satisfaction. However, choosing the right Pilates certification course can be a daunting decision, with many options currently available. 

Pilates Courses

Pilates is a complex movement therapy, so it’s a good idea to select a course that covers anatomy, pathologies and contraindications to movement. This will help to ensure you are providing the best Pilates experience for your clients, with tailored exercises that are safe for them to do. 

Some Pilates courses advertise that you can become a Pilates instructor in just a matter of days, with little effort. Unsurprisingly, shortcut approaches to becoming a Pilates instructor have their shortfalls in terms of your learning experience, understanding, qualification, and ability to safely teach clients of all ages and physical abilities.

Attaining a recognised certification in Pilates instruction, which is valued by employers and clients alike, requires a thorough understanding of the Pilates method that only comes from undertaking thorough training and practice. It’s also highly beneficial to select a course that is recognised by Australian professional bodies such as the Pilates Alliance Australasia (PAA) and Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA), and ideally one whose qualification is recognised internationally.

Movement Collective Education's Pilates Courses

Movement Collective Education’s Pilates Courses meet all of the above criteria. We believe in the substance behind the name “Pilates” and we work with our students so that they are confident, capable, and safe in the way they teach Pilates.  Our graduates are trained to work in a variety of settings and with clients of any age or level of fitness.

Movement Collective Education, in partnership with its online training partner Body Organics Education, offers accredited Pilates teacher training courses.  The courses will be undertaken in our spacious, modern, well-equipped Broadway studio, with support from our Sydney educator: Erin Jones

The Movement Collective Education Program

We provide two high-quality Pilates courses aimed at creating confident and competent teachers, who are able to teach in a variety of settings from Fitness Studio classes right through to using Pilates for rehabilitation. Whether your background is in physical activity, health care, or you are a Pilates enthusiast seeking a new career as a teacher of movement, we aim for our graduates to be employable and in-demand  – not just equipped with the basics to work in a franchise.

When you are preparing for a career in movement and health, where you’ll work with clients who rely on your knowledge and experience, the quality of your training is of paramount importance.

Our PAA and ESSA recognised curriculum provides instructors with science-based techniques to assess the whole person and assist them in accomplishing their goals.

Certification courses through The Movement Collective Education courses comprise a combination of online learning, face-to-face lectures, tutorials and apprentice teaching. These are all essential components to ensure our graduates are well-prepared to step into the Pilates industry, ready to teach, with a solid background in the Pilates method, as well as other essentials, such as anatomy and pathologies.

Mat and Reformer Certification Course

Our Mat and Reformer Certification Course comprises online and in-person components. The course is approved by the PAA for certification as a PAA group instructor. Graduates of the Mat and Reformer Certification course will have access to the PAA Member Insurance Program. Students who complete the online components only can obtain CEC points with various associations, however, to achieve certification and the use of the name “Pilates instructor” you will need to successfully complete all online and face-to-face modules and assessments.

The Mat and Reformer Certification Course includes:

Online Course Component: 50 hours

  • 30-hour Mat and Reformer online course
  • 10-hour Anatomy and Teaching Foundations online course
  • 10-hour Anatomy Dimensions tutoring

Live Workshop Classes: 60 hours

  • 60 hours of face-to-face training in lectures/workshops and tutorials
  • 50 hours of observation
  • 75 hours of self-mastery
  • 100 hours of assistant teaching (supervised)

Included Resources:

  • Access to all online course material for 12 months
  • Downloadable digital manuals
  • Downloadable program sheets
Mat and Reformer Certification - $5000 in 3 installments
  • $2,000 due prior to the commencement of Module 1
  • $2,000 due prior to the commencement of Module 2
  • $1,000 due prior to the commencement of Module 3

Please note, fees are all-inclusive of all additional tutorials and hours required to complete the certification.

Face-to-Face Workshop Dates for 2022*

*These dates will be released soon.

Dates are subject to change depending on demand. Please email an expression of interest to erin at movementcollective.com.au 

Comprehensive Certification Course

Our Comprehensive Certification Course is a balance of online and in-person components. The course is approved by the PAA for certification as a Pilates teacher able to teach in a fully equipped studio. Graduates of the Comprehensive Certification course will have access to the PAA Member Insurance Program. Students who complete the online components only can obtain CEC points with various associations, however, to achieve certification and the use of the name “Pilates teacher” you will need to successfully complete all online and face-to-face modules and assessments.

The Comprehensive Certification Course includes:

Online Course Component: 100 hours

  • 30-hour Mat and Reformer online course
  • 10-hour Anatomy and Teaching Foundations online course
  • 10-hour Anatomy Dimensions tutoring
  • 20-hour Trapeze Table online course
  • 10-hour Wunda Chair online course
  • 10-hour Special Populations online course
  • 10-hour Pathologies online course

Live Workshop Classes: 80 hours

  • 80 hours of face-to-face training in lectures/workshops and tutorials
  • 100 hours of observation
  • 100 hours of self-mastery
  • 200 hours of assistant teaching (supervised)

Included Resources:

  • Access to all online course material for 24 months
  • Downloadable digital manuals
  • Downloadable program sheets
The Comprehensive Certification - $10'000 in 6 instalments

The Comprehensive Certification includes the Mat and Reformer Certification.

  • $2,000 due prior to the commencement of Module 1
  • $2,000 due prior to the commencement of Module 2
  • $1,000 due prior to the commencement of Module 3
  • $2,000 due prior to the commencement of Module 4
  • $2,000 due prior to the commencement of Module 5
  • $1,000 due prior to the commencement of Module 6
Face-to-Face Workshop Dates for 2022*

*These dates will be released soon.

Dates are subject to change depending on demand. Please email an expression of interest to erin at movementcollective.com.au 

Course Content

The education is divided into 6 blocks of learning. We have worked to create layers of understanding and knowledge so that you can refer back to the online material throughout the course and use your face to face training to practive what you’ve learnt and really focus on your skills as a teacher. This will allow you insights into movement, repertoire and pathology without being overwhelmed by too much information in one go. You will first receive access to each block’s online course material to go through before the face to face workshops and tutorials which will build on the knowledge acquired through the online learning. 

This is included in the Mat and Reformer Certification.

In this block you will go through the foundations of movement anatomy as well as teaching basics. There is a strong focus on the principles of human movement and how this relates to the Pilates repertoire. Specifically, you will here learn the repertoire for the Mat work and learn to recognise those principles in the exercises you are being taught.

  • History and concepts of Pilates Method (provided as reading material)
  • Introduction to Movement
  • Introduction to Neuroanatomy
  • Pre-Movement Principles
  • Cueing and Programming
  • The Mat and Movement

This is included in the Mat and Reformer Certification

In block two you will explore the spine and torso in more detail and how it connects and functions with the upper and lower limbs through their attachment points of the shoulder and pelvis. Most of the repertoire of the Reformer is taught in this block as well.

  • Reformer One
  • Reformer Two
  • Reformer Three
  • Anatomy Dimensions – Pelvis One
  • Anatomy Dimensions – Shoulder
  • Anatomy Dimensions – Spine & Torso

This is included in the Mat and Reformer Certifcation.

Block three will introduce the more complex patterned reformer exercises which build on the exercises taught in block two. You will also be introduced to the repertoire of the Arcs and Barrels and learn how to use them in Mat and Reformer group class settings. In this block you will focus on putting together your knowledge of anatomy, repertoire, cueing and programming. Your teachers will assist you in finetuning your teaching skills so that you feel completely ready and confident to teach classes on your own.

  • Reformer Four
  • Barrel and Arc

This is included in the Comprehensive Certification Course

In this block you will be going through most of the additional anatomy modules of the course. You will learn about the pathologies and conditions affecting the pelvis, neck and jaw and the upper and lower limbs. You will learn specific repertoire to assist clients with these conditions and gain an understanding of how to modify and adapt your teaching. You will also learn and practice the repertoire of the Wunda Chair and the intermediate Arc and Barrel repertoire.

  • The Wunda Chair
  • Arc and Barrel
  • Anatomy Dimensions – Pelvis Two
  • Anatomy Dimensions – Elbow, Wrists and Hands
  • Anatomy Dimensions – Feet
  • Anatomy Dimensions – Knee

This is included in the Comprehensive Certification

In block 5 the focus is on learning the Trapeze Table repertoire and how it relates to the other apparatus repertoire. You will also look at the anatomy of breathing and how it affects movement.

  • The Trapeze Table One
  • The Trapeze Table Two
  • Anatomy Dimensions – The Breath

This is included in the Comprehensive Certification

In the last block of the certification you will focus on bringing all the knowledge you have gained through the course together. There will be a strong emphasis on cueing and programming to make sure that you finish your certification a competent and confident teacher ready to take on clients in the studio.

  • Cueing and Programming

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