Become a Pilates Instructor from a PMA Certified Teacher
Pilates is becoming more popular than ever and the demand for qualified Pilates instructors is growing. Taught by Andrea, a Pilates Method Alliance(PMA) certified teacher, the 6 modules offer comprehensive training and preparation for the PMA Certification Exam. The program consists of 450 hours of Pilates training in 6 modules which can be taken consecutively or individually. Students who successfully complete all six modules are eligible to take the PMA Pilates certification exam. Approximately 15 teacher training schools in the state of California are approved by The Pilates Method Alliance. Pilates Monterey is one of those schools. See below for more information.
Why is Pilates certification important? Professional certification, administered by an independent third party, is a cornerstone in any established profession. The Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) has created the only psychometrically validated, third party professional certification exam in the Pilates field. The PMA aims to create a critical mass of professionally certified Pilates teachers in order to establish the teaching of Pilates as a profession.
To achieve certification in the field of Pilates instruction, candidates must first meet eligibility requirements to sit for the exam, and then pass a 150 question multiple-choice examination. The Certified Pilates Teacher (CPT) examination has been designed to measure skill and knowledge level based on 450 hours or more of lecture, self-study, apprenticeship and assistant teaching hours.
If you are considering taking Pilates classes or starting a Pilates Teacher Training Program, be sure to ask your teacher/trainer if they are PMA Certified! Call Andrea (831)521-2410 for more information.
Up-Coming Training Schedule
Pilates Principles Course
This Pilates Mat Teacher training course will prepare the participant to teach one on one or small group Pilates Mat classes. It is the first of 6 Teacher Training Modules and includes Pilates Principles, a mandatory pre-requisite for attending further Teacher Training Modules.
The 76 hour curriculum includes: history of Joseph Pilates and of the Pilates method, basic choreography, basic anatomy and kinesiology as it pertains to Pilates, respiration and special populations. Participants will learn the PMA guidelines for teaching Domains and their tasks, as well as how to cue Mat exercises and lead a flowing class.
During the 36 class hours in this module, students may be asked to perform a short practical demonstration or take a short written quiz. Students will be expected to complete 20 hours of self-study, 10 hours of observation and 10 hours student teaching. At the end of the course each participant must pass both a written and practical exam. These exams will test the participants´ knowledge of choreography progression, anatomy, basic teaching skills and performance Domains put forth by the PMA. Successful completion of this course does not imply certification of any kind, only that the participant has satisfactorily completed this Teacher Training course. A Certificate of Completion will be issued to the participant Certificate of Completion will be issued to the participant upon completion with 76 hours credited for the course subject. It is highly recommended that each student continue their education with comprehensive programs taught by PMA certified instructors, and ultimately take the Pilates Certification test designed by PMA and Castle Worldwide.
Please have a copy of “Return to Life through Contrology” by J. Pilates and the PMA Certification Exam Study Guide by the first day of class.
Mat Teacher Training The next module 1 training is in March 2013
Saturdays March 9,16,23,30 from 11-5
Wednesdays March 6,13,20,27 from 4-7pm
Reformer Module in February
Saturdays February 2,9,16,23
Wednesdays February 6,13,20,27
Please call 831-521-2410, see pilates monterey calendar
Complete all six modules to qualify for the PMA certification exam
Module 1- Mat Training (see above; must be completed before any other modules are taken)
Module 2- Reformer Training
Module 3- Trapeze Table
Module 4- Wanda Chair
Module 5- Arc Barrel, Ped o Pull, and Special Populations
Module 6- Review, Exam Study
Fee: $450.00 per Module, $400 with Multiple Modules, Payment plans available