Pilates Certification Courses

Pilates Teacher Bridge Program

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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.™
Program requirements include
Our Body Harmonics Pilates Bridge program is available to Pilates teachers who want to transfer their teaching credentials from another training institution. The program is also a great fit for Pilates teachers who started their training elsewhere and want to complete it at Body Harmonics.

Program options
Body Harmonics offers bridging options for all aspects of our Pilates Comprehensive Track training—Level 1: Mat, Level 2: Reformer, Level 3: Cadillac, Chair, Springboard, Barrels (CCSB). We recognize that each candidate’s experience is unique. Our program is, therefore, designed to accommodate a wide variety of candidates and situations. At the same time, we want to ensure that each applicant is well prepared to continue training at the next level with Body Harmonics.

Body Harmonics uses a variety of ways to assess each candidate’s background including a review of the candidate’s application form, transcripts, credentials and other relevant documents. We also meet with you to discuss your experience and training and may ask for a demonstration of your teaching skills. Based on your experience and professional goals, we create a customized program to help you fill any missing elements. Depending on your level of training, we may require you to complete, in full or in part, aspects of our Pilates Comprehensive Track:

Pilates Level 1: Mat
Pilates Level 2: Reformer
Pilates Level 3: CCSB

Fees & CECs

The Body Harmonics Bridge Program application fee is $185. Once your program is designed, you’ll be given an estimate of the costs of completing the recommended requirements. Upon successful completion of the recommended steps, you will receive the diploma for the level of training you have completed. 

Here are some of the many benefits of the Body Harmonics Pilates Teacher Bridge Program:
• Learn versatile program design techniques to address the needs of clients of all ages and abilities in a one-on-one and group class setting.
• Expand your toolbox on all apparatus and the mat with the Body Harmonics Foundations and Innovations repertoires
• Learn to create safe, effective and accessible Pilates programs tailored to individual needs through customized exercise modifications, progressive sequencing™ and cueing formula™ techniques
• Become confident in client intake, assessment and relationship building for long-term results and success. 
• Finally, become the best teacher you can be. When you teach well, you transform lives!

To keep your diploma current, Body Harmonics requires 15 hours of continuing education credits (CECs) every two years. Credits can be earned by attending Body Harmonics Continuing Education workshops or by attending relevant educational events through other institutions.

How to apply
Click here to submit an inquiry. 

What our Pilates Teacher Bridge Program graduates are saying:
"So proud to call myself a Body Harmonics teacher, it’s such an amazing program. I’m astounded at the growth I’ve experienced overall. I’m seeing the body from the inside out more and more everyday." - Ashley, Graduate of 2017 Bridge Program

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

Additional information
See course calendar on the Teacher Training page for the current course dates. 
Course Materials and Exam Fees

Course Fees: Determined by analysis of all materials from your previous Pilates education and experience. Contact your Body Harmonics Advisor to begin your program assessment. 

Practical Evaluation Fee: $200 per attempt due at time of scheduling
Estimated Materials Fees (binder and manuals): Determined upon completion of program analysis (maximum materials cost will be $400 + taxes) 

Ask us about a Payment Plan that works best for you!

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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