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Reformer Teacher Training

Reformer Teacher Training

J. Pilates designed the Reformer in his New York studio in the '60s, mainly aimed at dancers. The repertoire is rich, flowing and graceful so no wonder this is the most popular piece of equipment.

The Reformer training is an important part of teacher training. The leg alignment it teaches us is unparalleled. It's an important rehabilitation tool for hips, low back and it enhances greatly the core stability.

Deep strength, agility, balance, advanced technique, and complex dynamics are some of the highlights.

Taught by Ellie Ioannidou, Mara Domenici and Michael Georgiou

Course Overview

The Reformer teacher training course is divided into 3 weekend seminars: Reformer I, II, and III. Each weekend consists of 2 parts. The duration of the first part is 3 hours on Saturdays, and the second part is 6 hours on Sundays.

Reformer I, II, and III.

  • 62 exercises including the classical repertoire, plus variations

  • Explore the foundation principles of teaching on the Reformer

  • Starting with leg alignment, spinal placement, stability, and breathing patterns

  • Explore further the art of teaching on the Reformer with complex concepts and exercises

  • Learn to look at the whole body, isolation of muscle groups and refined form and technique

  • Understand how Reformer supports the body to develop enhanced skills with safety

  • Learn safe and correct use of the machine

Reformer Teaching Qualification

Individuals who wish to become officially qualified as Reformer teachers can do so through P.E.A.R.

Please direct your enquiries about qualification

Requirements to Enter Reformer Teaching Qualification Program

  • Pilates Mat Instructor

  • or P.E.A.R Foundation/Bridging Course

Requirements to Complete Reformer Teaching Qualification

  • Complete 3 weekends of Reformer seminars.

  • 45 compulsory apprentiship hours  at P.E.A.R. studios in London including: supervised and own practice, supervised teaching, and observation.

  • Practical exam (60-90 minutes)

Course designed and written by Ellie Ioannidou

cost £1200

payment plans and practice packs available at additional cost

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