J. Pilates designed the Reformer in his N. 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.
Reformer course introduction
The Reformer teacher training course is divided into 4 weekend seminars: 36 hours tuition on Reformer I, Reformer II, and Reformer III, Reformer IIII. 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.
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.
Individuals who wish to become officially qualified as Reformer teachers can do so through P.E.A.R.
Please direct your enquiries about qualification to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Requirements to enter the Reformer Teacher training programme
Level 3 Pilates Instructor (this training is currently unavailable at P.E.A.R.).
P.E.A.R Mat foundation Course
Balls, Bands and Wobble Boards Course (recommended optional)
Arc and Spine Corrector Course (recommended optional)
Requirements to complete Teaching Certification
Complete 36 hours of Reformer seminars I, II, III and IIII
100 hours of apprenticeship at P.E.A.R. studios in London (apprenticeship includes: supervised practice, supervised teaching, and observation).
100 hours of own and partnered logged practice.
2X 10 hours case study,
Physical Exam, 75-90 minutes.
Total course duration: 247 hours.
£2500 inclusive of VAT, seminars, apprenticeship and exam.