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 Exam: 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.