Pilates Certification Courses

Level 1 & 2: Pilates Mat & Reformer

414 hrs
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In this 5 module program, Pilates Mat & Reformer lays the ground work for the entire Pilates Comprehensive Track. You learn the historical roots of Pilates, key movement principles, 225 Mat & Reformer exercises that build from the Body Harmonics Foundation exercises to advanced Pilates classical repertoire. The program also covers step-by-step cueing and a foolproof approach to building exercise sequences that make Pilates accessible for everyone and challenging at the same time. You will be equipped with a solid theoretical framework and the tools to begin teaching in a variety of settings while being confident in your ability to build bodies with balanced strength and flexibility, to improve movement and function, to manage injuries, and to fine-tune athletic performance. You will also develop the skills to teach functional and challenging group classes and conduct meaningful one-on-one sessions. Move well. Teach well. Be well.™
Course Pre-requisite
Anatomy in Motion
6 Hrs

**Pre-requisite Course Fee included in Pilates Mat Work tuition.** This course literally changes the way you think about, observe, and feel human movement. Fun and interactive, the human structure comes alive, and you gain new insights into how the body moves from different perspectives. The ultimate goal of this course is to help you understand how movement is produced at all major joints, which lays the groundwork for accurate neuromuscular recruitment, joint mobility, and core control.

Recommended Textbook: "Return to Life through Contrology" by Joseph H. Pilates
Program requirements include

The Pilates Mat Work (Level 1) and Reformer (Level 2) program includes:

  • The complete Pilates Classical Mat and Reformer repertoire, as well as the Body Harmonics Pilates Mat and Reformer Foundations and Advanced Innovations repertoires.
  • Unique progressive sequencing™ and cueing formula™ techniques
  • Versatile group class design principles, and the tools to design Pilates Mat and Reformer classes for all ages and abilities
  • Protocols to work effectively and strategically with clients in a one-on-one setting
  • Exercise modifications and variations for all levels and abilities
  • Postural assessment techniques as well as in-depth functional anatomy and biomechanics principles
  • Course fee includes Anatomy in Motion™ prerequisite course ** - 6 Hours - $240 savings

In addition, you will receive $100 off the 2018 Core Integrity continuing education workshop - earn 12 CECs

** If you have already completed a recognized minimum 6-hour anatomy program within the last 5 years, the Anatomy in Motion course fee ($240) will be deducted from the total tuition cost.

2018 Dates:
Anatomy in Motion prerequisite course - Jan 21, 2018 from 12-6pm
Module 1 - Pilates Mat Work Foundations - Feb 2-4, 2018 from 12-7pm
Module 2 - Pilates Reformer Foundations - Feb 23-25, 2018 from 12-7pm
Module 3 - Pilates Mat Work Classics & Innovations - Mar 16-18, 2018 from 12-7pm
Module 4 - Pilates Reformer Classics & Innovations - Apr 6-8, 2018 from 12-7pm
Module 5 - Advanced Teaching Methodologies - Apr 20 (Level 2 only) and April 21-22 (Level 1&2) from 12-6pm

Note: Level 1 (Mat) and Level 2 (Reformer) may be taken individually. To participate in the Level 2 (Reformer) program only, Level 1 (Mat) or equivalent from a recognized Pilates Institute plus a minimum 6-hour Anatomy pre-requisite is required. Please contact us to inquire about eligibility and individual course fees and requirements. 

In addition to the above classroom hours, the following are also required for completion of the program:

  • Practice Teaching (minimum 150 hours)
  • Self-Practice (minimum 100 hours)
  • Approximately 100 hours of home study/review is suggested
  • Online written tests (2) and In-person practical evaluation (as scheduled)

Location: ReActive Movement, 6200 La Salle Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611
Contact: Holly Wallis, Director - 510-338-0962 or holly@reactivemovement.com


Course Materials and Exam Fees

Tuition Fees: $4,000 + exam fess, materials and taxes

Written Test Fees: Included in tuition

Practical Evaluation Fee: $200 per attempt due at time of scheduling
Estimated Materials Fees (binder and manuals): $400 + Taxes 


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Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received up to 30 days prior to the start date will be refunded minus 15% of the total tuition fee. Cancellations received 7-29 days prior to the start date will be refunded minus 50% of the total tuition fee. No refund less than 7 days prior to or anytime after course start date. To avoid any cancellation penalty, course registrations may be postponed or applied to a different course with permission up to 7 days before the course start date for a $100 administrative fee. All postponements are non-refundable.

NOTE: In the event that the workshop is rescheduled, any registrants will be given the option to take the workshop as a Private Tutorial on the same date or an alternate date that is convenient within 3 months of the cancelled course date. 

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  • Posture/Gait Imbalances
  • Hip Instability/Mobility Issues including pre-/post-operative care for hip scope and replacement
  • Shoulder Instability/Mobility Issues including frozen shoulder, rotator cuff imbalances/injuries, pre-/post-operative care for shoulder replacement
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  • Osteopenia/Osteoporosis
  • Pre- & Post-natal including diastasis recti, C-Section, SIJ pain/pelvic instability and dysfunction
  • Low, Mid- & Upper back pain (incl Core Stabilization/Muscle Recruitment issues)
  • Muscular Recruitment/Patterning Issues including habitual compensations, faulty recruitment/patterns
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  • Standing & Walking stability issues including balance issues, leg discrepancy, neurological disorders (ie stroke)
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