Pilates In Motion Teacher training. 

Who are we? Why choose us? 

 

Pilates in Motion's mission is to constantly pursue excellence in all aspects of Pilates education, in order to deliver a thorough and professional Pilates teacher training programme, in accordance with Joseph Pilates’ philosophy. 

Pilates in Motion's task is to give every student the foundation, help hone their intuition, and hope that they carry Pilates on in a way that is reflective of what we’ve taught them. The rest will be up to them, their drive, commitment and energy.

In his book, "Return to Life", you will find the following quote:

“Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness. Our interrelation of physical fitness is the attainment and maintenance of a uniformly developed body with a sound mind capable of naturally, easily and satisfactorily performing our many and varied daily tasks with spontaneous zest and pleasure”.

The majority of Pilates Teacher Training Programmes concentrate on the exercises. At Pilates in Motion we embrace Joseph Pilates philosophy of Whole Body Health and Whole-Body Commitment.  

Pilates in Motion qualifies teachers

Becoming a Pilates teacher is a profound process. There’s a big difference between an instructor and a teacher, and our programme encourages a breakdown/breakthrough process whereby you realise, ‘I might be good at doing Pilates or even instructing it, but teaching it is a whole different story’. 

For that reason, we don’t take many participants – to enable the student to maximise learning, develop interpersonal teaching skills, and create a quality learning environment.

Our hope for every student is that they:

  • Learn to really hold and direct a session with positivity and passion 
  • Empower without being overpowering.
  • Learn to teach sessions that are not about them but about the people they are teaching. 
  • Teach someone from a place of caring and knowing, without over-thinking, is a challenge. 
  • Learn early on that it’s not about the exercises and discover that it’s about interacting with another human being and being able to teach them on a very profound level. Sometimes that has less to do with the execution of the movements than the spirit in which they are delivered. 

Pilates in Motion's belief is that Pilates is a ‘movement practice’, as the practice creates a situation in which the student is able to explore and, in this process, the student may identify some” things” that need attention in order to begin a process of resolution and evolution. 

We align with E.M Foster’s quote: 

“Spoon feeding, in the long run, teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon”.

There are much easier courses to take if you want to learn from a book and teach from a script – our goal is to help to develop students who have a passion for teaching Pilates and who teach from their heart, and from a ‘felt’ understanding, rather than dry, book learning. 

A Pilates in Motion teacher teaches each session with a different heart and a different soul, even though the exercises look the same. 

“Do good”, “Evaluate what the class needs as a whole” and “How can you make it simple?” are the mottos at the forefront of our training. 

The course offers:

  • Opportunity for 1-1 tutorials
  • Case study tutorials
  • Assessment-related tutorials
  • Support by telephone, Skype session and email
  • Reflective practice and evaluation
  • Group discussion and debate

 

We place a strong emphasis on stimulating students to question our philosophy (as opposed to “This is how Joe did it”). 

We offer a network of shadowing teachers at Pilates in Motion Studio to help you with your assisting hours and classes.

Course tuition is delivered using a multi-layered approach to teaching and learning styles.

 

Career opportunities

In addition, Pilates in Motion graduates can benefit from the reputation and status of the course director within the UK Pilates community, particularly in London. Training with Pilates in Motion can be a ‘foot in the door’ of studios and yoga centres that may not otherwise consider newly qualified teachers.

A number of fully qualified Pilates in Motion graduates go on to become Mentors and Educators, and successful Studio Owners.