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(516) 365-8228
1025 Northern Blvd. Suite 93 Roslyn, NY 11576
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Classical Pilates Teacher Training School

 

Educating Future Pilates Teachers Since 2002

 Our mission is to train future Pilates teachers who will strive to preserve the timeless teachings of Joseph and Clara Pilates. In that spirit, we teach classical Pilates repertoire. We maintain the original order of the exercises, emphasize transitions and highlight the importance of precise instructions.
 

School Catalog

 

Be the best you can be and take charge of the quality of your Pilates education.
Choose a comprehensive training program that will challenge you physically and stimulate you intellectually.  
Your knowledge or your ignorance will impact your future clients well-being.
Be a positive influence; make a positive difference in the world.
Knowledge and experience cannot be bought, cannot be rushed. It can only be attained by diligent study. 

 

 Being a Pilates teacher is one of the most rewarding professions in the field of physical fitness.

To become a successful teacher and gain recognition for your expertise, you must first study the Pilates method in depth and allow yourself time to practice performing the exercises as well as practice teaching them.

The only path to becoming an esteemed Pilates teacher is to understand the nuances of this ingenious method that has the power to improve physical and mental well-being. 

 

At Harmonious Pilates we strive to create a nurturing environment that fosters the development of future teachers and facilitates their growth as deeply knowledgeable professionals. 

Our Program Director, Joanna Telacka has been teaching Pilates since 1999 and educating teachers since 2002. 

Joanna  received her 900 hours Comprehensive Teacher Training diploma and her  Master Program diploma from the Pilates Center in Boulder, Colorado. Her teachers, Amy Taylor Alpers and Rachel Taylor Segel trained under Romana Kryzanowska, Joseph's Pilates protege and inheritor of his studio in New York CIty. Honoring Romana's lineage, Amy and Rachel pass on the  legacy and tradition of the original, classical method of Pilates to their students. 

Ms. Telacka is also PMA Certified Teacher.

Her dedication to preserving the purity of the method and maintaining high educational standards, has been guiding her efforts in training successful Pilates teachers. 


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Our Comprehensive Teacher Training Program is comprised of 900 hours of lectures and apprenticeship combined. It meets and exceeds the minimum standard of 450 hours established by the Pilates Method Alliance. 

The Program takes about 10-12 months to complete, if on the day of the commencement of the Program your personal Pilates practice is at an intermediate level and if you can designate 15-20 hours per week to fulfill the apprenticeship requirements. 

If you have limited time during the week to devote to training, you can still participate in our Program by taking extra time to complete it. Meeting with the Program Director will help you assess how to best plan your individual course of study. 

Lectures Schedule 2018/19


After completing graduation requirements ( see School Catalog) you will receive a Pilates Teacher Diploma

and will be qualified to take the Pilates Method Alliance Certified Teacher Exam. 


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
To enroll, a prospective trainee must:
  • be a high school graduate or have a high school equivalency diploma
  • be 18 years of age
  • pass an Entrance Evaluation Exam demonstrating proficiency in intermediate level Reformer
  • have no injuries that would prevent performance of challenging exercises during the course of the program
  • have beginner understanding of Mat and Cadillac
  • feel the benefits of Pilates in their own body and be able to respond to corrections.
Instruction
No applicant will be denied admission to the Program on basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, gender   identity, gender expression or sexual orientation.

Notice: Harmonious Pilates does not guarantee employment or certification for graduates of its program.         

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Sample of Program Timeline

Apprenticeship HOURS: O- Observations; L- Lessons; T – Teaching; PW – Personal Workouts; M - Miscellaneous 

Month

 

O

L

T

PW

M

Lectures 

Teaching  

Case Study

Written

EXAM

PracticaL

EXAM

January

20

10

0

15

5

L 1

 

 

 

 

February

20

10

0

15

5

 

 

 

 

 

March

20

10

5

15

5

L 2

Start teaching non-paying clients

 

Anatomy

 

April

20

10

10

15

5

L 1

 

 

 

 

May

20

10

20

15

5

L 2

 

Begin

 

 

June

20

10

25

15

5

 

 

 

Mid-year

 

July

15

5

30

10

5

L 3

 

 

 

 

August

15

5

30

10

5

L 4

 

 

 

 

September

20

10

35

15

5

L 3

 

 

 

 

October

20

10

35

15

5

L 4

 

 

Final

Practice Performance

November

10

10

35

10

0

 

 

 

 

Practice Teaching

December

0

0

25

0

0

 

Final Teaching

Total
Hours

100

200

250

150

50

120

30

Final
Performance


Teacher Training Program Application