750 hours of apprenticeship is the principal part of our Teacher Training Program. It consists of:
200 Observation Hours: Observing Harmonious Pilates, Inc. instructors teach clients. Trainees are required to keep detailed notes. •
100 Lesson Hours: Private instruction and group classes taken at Harmonious Pilates, Inc. The ratio of group classes to private lessons taken must be approved by Harmonious Pilates, Inc. •
150 Personal Workout Hours: Working out on your own without an instructor during the studio's operating hours.
250 Practice Teaching Hours: Practice teaching volunteer clients. It is the trainee's responsibility to bring volunteer (non-paying) clients to the studio. The studio may provide volunteer clients, but it is not obligated to do so. •
50 Miscellaneous Hours: Books, videos, and specialized workshops approved by Harmonious Pilates, Inc.
In order to complete our program in a timely manner, the apprentice needs to devote between 15 and 20 hours per week to the Teacher Training Program. Trainees are required to:
- Attend Formal Lecture Series
- Complete 750 Hours of Apprenticeship (Documented in a Log with Entries Verified by Authorized Signatures)
- Complete a Case Study (Teaching 30 Hours of Pilates to a Non-Paying Beginner Client & Keeping SOAP Notes)
- Complete "Anatomy Coloring Book" (Prior to the First Lecture Series)
- Complete the Reading List Supplied by Harmonious Pilates, Inc.
- Receive a Passing Score of 85% or Higher on All Six Exams (Three Written Exams, One Performance Exam, & Two Teaching Exams)
*Trainees are required to keep a Trainee Log as a proof of satisfying the apprenticeship requirement. Verifying the signatures of instructors employed only by Harmonious Pilates, Inc. must validate all entries. Any apprenticeship-related activity conducted outside of Harmonious Pilates , Inc.will not be honored. Trainees must complete all of the lessons, personal workouts, student teaching, case study, and observations at Harmonious Pilates, Inc.
Anatomy Exam: Taken between the first and second Formal Lecture Series.
General Knowledge Exam: Taken between the third and fourth Formal Lecture Series.
Final 12: Essay exam and final case study report. Taken after the fourth Formal Lecture Series.
Level V on Mat or Reformer, supplemented with advanced exercises on the Cadillac and chair chosen by Harmonious Pilates, Inc.
First Exam: Practice teaching exam designed to evaluate trainees as teachers with detailed, written feedback from Harmonious Pilates, Inc..
Second Exam: Final teaching exam with in-depth, written feedback provided.
*Teaching exams should be scheduled at least a month apart.