In cooperation with the PhysicalMind Institute of Canada, KW Pilates offers several Pilates training certification programs and specialized courses each year. These courses offer some of the most innovative and cutting edge knowledge and practical application in contemporary movement systems with a functional and rehabilitative approach, focusing on ease and efficiency of movement.
Mat Pilates Certification
Become certified in the PhysicalMind Method, the original exercises of Joseph Pilates. After successful completion of Pilates Mat, Standing Pilates® Mat and Practical Teaching, you will be internationally certified by the Physicalmind Institute of Canada as a Mat Pilates Instructor.
Apparatus Pilates Teacher Training
This comprehensive course certifies students in PhysicalMind Pilates Apparatus. You will learn how to teach the original exercise protocols on the Reformer, Cadillac and Chair. During the course you will apprentice, observe and assist teaching.
Modified and Prenatal Pilates
Designed to give existing teachers a safe and functional repertoire to work with aging, pregnant and rehabilitating clients. This course offers adaptations to existing fundamentals and exercises, as well as new exercises specifically created with the modified body in mind.
Apparatus Standing Pilates®
This is a one day course for Pilates Instructors certified in Apparatus who are looking to expand their understanding of Pilates and improve their teaching techniques. The 30 exercises of this course are all new choreography based on Pilates’ original exercises and transferred to the vertical plane on the Reformer, Cadillac and Chair. This provides the link between Pilates floorwork and everyday functional movement and aids in neuromuscular re-patterning of movement habits. Apparatus Standing Pilates® helps move us towards better alignment and efficiency; a truly functional approach to fitness.
Sliding Pilates was created by Marta Hernandez, Director of the PhysicalMind Institute Canada. It incorporates the work of the Reformer and the Classic Mat exercises to create a complete and complex workout. Sliding Pilates focuses on the circularity of movement by creating the opportunity for the breath and movement to loop back into itself. This allows for increased continuity and integrity and a more advanced style of physicality.
Sliding Pilates uses movement in a variety of dynamic planes. Sliding discs are used on the floor guiding arm and leg movements while offering the opportunity to utilize deeper muscular connections. These gliding movements condition the body by offering motions that increase fluidity of the spine, open the joints and stretches the musculature of the body in a supportive and strengthening manner. These sophisticated concepts and principles of movement are explored in greater depth in this course.
Pilates Teacher Training:
For more information and to register go to: www.themethodpilates.ca
Pilates Mat (Initiation 101) Septemer 22-23 & 29-30 2017
This 24 hour course is the first step to becoming a certified Pilates instructor. Students will learn, practice, and teach 14 Matwork Fundamentals and 36 Classic Mat Excercises. They will develop a deeper integration of the repertoire into their own body, resulting in a more effective ability to teach
Standing Pilates® Mat (Initiation 201) October 20, 21 & 27, 28 2017
Standing Pilates® adapts many of the classical Pilates mat excercises to take them into the vertical plane. It provides the link between Pilates floor work and everyday functional movement. Aiding in neuromuscular re-patterning of movement habits, Standing Pilates® moves toward better alignment and efficiency. Students learn how to maintain neutral spine while standing, sitting, walking, bending or lifting, making this a truly functional approach to fitness.
Practical Teaching Workshop November 17 & 18 2017
This 12-hour experiential workshop will prepare students with the knowledge and practice they need to confidently teach a Mat Pilates Class. With a strong focus on hands-on cueing, Practical Teaching will give them the necessary tips, feedback, and encouragement to make the transition into becoming a teacher.
*it is necessary to complete all 3 courses in order to get certification