Pilates Certification Courses

Level 1: Pilates Mat Work

204 hrs
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About BODY HARMONICS: With an emphasis on neuromuscular science, established movement protocols, and advanced teaching methodologies, BODY HARMONICS’ internationally-acclaimed Pilates Teacher Training programs and continuing education workshops are designed to make you the best teacher you can be. When you teach well, you transform lives! 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 program includes:

  • Complete Body Harmonics Mat Foundations repertoire
  • Complete Pilates Classical Mat and Body Harmonics innovations repertoire
  • Unique progressive sequencing™ and cueing formula™
  • Versatile group class design principles, and the tools to design Pilates mat 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 functional anatomy and biomechanics principles
  • Course fee includes Anatomy in Motion™ prerequisite course - 6 Hours - $240 savings
  • Receive $100 off the 2018 Core Integrity continuing education workshop - earn 12 CECs

2018 Dates:
Anatomy in Motion prerequisite course - Jan 21, 2018 from 12-6pm
Module 1 - Level 1: Pilates Mat Work Foundations - Feb 2-4, 2018 from 12-7pm
Module 2 - Level 1: Pilates Mat Work Classics & Innovations - Mar 16-18, 2018 from 12-7pm
Module 3 - Level 1: Pilates Mat Work Advanced Teaching Methodologies - Apr 21-22 from 12-6pm

Note: Level 1 (Mat) and Level 2 (Reformer) may be taken together rather than as a individual programs. Level 1 (Mat) or equivalent from a recognized Pilates Institute plus a minimum 6-hour Anatomy pre-requisite is required to participate in Level 2 (Reformer). 
The combined Mat Work & Reformer (Level 1&2) program is offered at a cost of $4,000 + materials, taxes and exams fees - A savings of $800 compared to the individual program costs. 


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

Practice Teaching (minimum 75 hours)
Self-Practice (minimum 50 hours)
Approximately 100 hours of home study/review
Online Written Test 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

Course Fees: $2,400 + Exam fess, materials and taxes

Practical Evaluation Fee: $200 per attempt due at time of scheduling
Estimated Materials Fees (binder and manuals): $200 + 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 a 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
  • Spine Issues (Spinal Stenosis, pre- & post-operative care for discectomy, laminectomy, spinal fusion, DDD, ankylosing spondylitis, spondylolisthesis, disc bulges/herniations – Post-rehab)
  • Knee Instability/Mobility Issues including Patellar Femoral Syndrome, pre-/post-operative care for knee scope and replacement
  • Scoliosis – Functional & Structural
  • Osteoarthritis
  • 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
  • Chronic conditions – Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, chronic pain syndromes, MS, etc
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Standing & Walking stability issues including balance issues, leg discrepancy, neurological disorders (ie stroke)
  • Functional Movement Issues (ie difficulty performing movements of everyday life ie sit-stand, bending, lifting, pushing, pulling, managing stairs, etc)
  • Sport-Specific Training (golf, tennis, cycling, climbing, swimming, running, education for safer and more effective gym training, etc)
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