Virtual and Virtual / In-studio
Teacher Trainings

 

Anatomy for Movement Professionals

VIRTUAL COURSE

November 6th – 8th, 2020

 

 

Description

Build the body from the inside out with Anatomy in Three Dimensions™. Learn the structure and function of bones, joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments as well as the origin, insertion and action of the major muscles of movement by building them yourself on the Anatomy + Movement skeleton. Learn how muscles move by experiencing each muscle group in action and relating these exercises to functional movement. This course covers the body from the knees through the shoulders. The lower leg and arm are covered in additional courses.​

 

Anatomy in Three Dimensions (16 hours)

This three day course includes building the muscles of the torso, hip, thigh, shoulders, upper arms and spine. Exercises to illustrate how the muscles move and how they work together are included to make the information as practical as possible. Covering the body from the knees to the elbow, the lower leg and arm are covered in additional courses.

 

Program includes:

A detailed, full color manual with video support to enhance your learning experience with innovative experiences designed to connect the anatomy to movement.

Class Hours

Friday, November 6th

10:00am–3:30pm

Saturday, November 7th

10:00am–3:30pm

 

Sunday, November 8th

10:00am–3:00pm

Registration Details

 

FEES:

Class:

$450 (early registration - 20 days in advance)

$500 (regular registration)

Materials (Manual & Video): $60.00

 

COURSE REGISTRATION:

Please register and pay for the course through Balanced Body.

 

 

Movement Principles

VIRTUAL COURSE

November 13th – 15th, 2020

 

Description

Movement Principles (16 hours)

The Movement Principles provides a solid foundation for training in any environment, with any equipment. You will come away with a complete tool box for effectively training clients to recover from injuries, improve their general fitness and enhance their performance.

The movement principles course includes five sections:

  • Whole Body Movement

  • Trunk Integration

  • Lower Body Training

  • Upper Body Training

  • Mobility and Restoration

The focus on practical understanding of common movement patterns prepares instructors to be excellent at problem solving, goal setting and learning new exercise techniques with ease.

  • Prerequisite for all Pilates course work (starting 1/1/2019).

  • Foundation course for the Balanced Body® Movement Specialist Certification.

Class Hours

Friday, November 13th

10:00am–3:30pm

Saturday, November 14th

10:00am–3:30pm

 

Sunday, November 15th

10:00am–3:00pm

Registration Details

 

FEES:

Class: 

$450 (early registration - 25 days in advance)

$500 (regular registration)

Materials (Manual & Video): $65.00

 

COURSE REGISTRATION:

Please register and pay for the course through Balanced Body.

 

Mat I, II & III

VIRTUAL AND IN STUDIO

2020–2021

Mat I

December 4th  – 6th, 2020  

Mat II

December 11th  – 13th, 2020  

Mat III

January 15th  – 17th, 2021  

 

Description

Mat I - Introduction to Pilates & Beginnning/Intermediate Exercises

Mat I includes an introduction to the history and principles of Pilates, a review of core anatomy, beginning and most intermediate level exercises with modifications, lectures on class order and programming in a fitness setting and guidelines for safely teaching seniors and pre- and post-natal classes.

 

Mat II - Intermediate/Advanced Exercises

Mat II includes the remaining internmediate and advanced level exercises as well as essential movement principles and training tips for advancing clients to the higher levels. Pilates for sports specific activities are also covered.

 

To become a fully qualified Balanced Body University Mat Instructor, students must complete the following:

  • Anatomy

  • BBU Mat 1 - Course work, written and practical test (16 hours)

  • BBU Mat 2 - Course work, written and practical test (16 hours)

  • 25 Personal Sessions

  • 45 Mat Student Teaching Hours

 

Total hours for completion of Mat program: 102 hours

Upon completion of all the requirements, a certificate of completion as a Balanced Body University Mat Instructor will be issued. Note: The final practical exam for the Mat training is included in the Module 2 unless separate arrangements are made.

 

Class Schedule

Mat I:

Friday, December 4th

12:00pm–5:30pm

Saturday, December 5th

9:00am–2:30pm

 

Sunday, December 6th

9:00am–2:00pm

Mat II:

Friday, December 11th

12:00pm–5:30pm

Saturday, December 12th

9:00am–2:30pm

 

Sunday, December 13th

9:00am–2:00pm

Mat III:

Friday, January 15th

12:00pm–5:30pm

Saturday,January 16th

9:00am–2:30pm

 

Sunday,January 17th

9:00am–2:00pm

Registration Details

FEES (per class):

Class: 
$400 (early registration - 30 days prior)
$450 (regular registration)

Materials Fee: (Manual & Video): $60

Please purchase manuals from Balanced Body prior to coming to Costa Rica.

 

COURSE REGISTRATION:

Please register and pay for the course through Balanced Body.

 

$150 studio fee per week to be paid in cash the first day of the course. Due to preparations for international teacher trainings, there will be no refunds 30 days prior to the start of trainings.

13% tax not included. Due on the first day in cash.

 

Reformer I, II, III

Coming Soon

Pilates Reformer Instructor Training Program

 

Modules: Reformer I, Reformer II, Reformer III

The Pilates Reformer is an extraordinarily flexible piece of exercise equipment allowing resistance and support for exercises involving every part of the body. Our program gives you a thorough understanding of how to use the Reformer to develop core and extremity strength, stability, flexibility, coordination and balance.

Reformer I 


Reformer 1 and Pilates Movement Principles

Prerequisites:

• 1 year experience teaching movement

• Anatomy

• 20 Pilates Reformer classes

This course introduces the Universal Reformer, the center piece of the Pilates equipment studio and an invaluable training tool. Reformer 1 includes an introduction to safely using the Pilates Reformer for a wide variety of supine, seated and standing exercises for the beginning to intermediate student. Movement Principles include improving lower body alignment, creating balanced muscle development and learning a protocol for effectively training the upper body.
 

Reformer II 

Intermediate Exercises

Prerequisites:

• Reformer I

• Movement Principles

Reformer II includes intermediate exercises and modifications designed for group and individual instruction. Teaching successful classes and sessions to clients at different levels of ability is emphasized. Included are a variety of programs designed to keep your clients inspired.

Reformer III 

Advanced Exercises & Sport Specific Programs

Prerequisites:

Reformer II

Reformer III includes advanced exercises plus modifications for sports specific activities, tips for training the advanced client and key exercises for advancing a client.

Class Schedule

Coming Soon

Students may schedule Reformer classes during the Reformer training for $20 per class. There is a 48-hour cancellation policy for all reserved classes. All hours below are subject to change.

Registration Details

*PLEASE NOTE: Pilates Nosara requires that you register for and complete Reformer I, II & III together.

FEES (per class):

Class:

$400.00 (early registration - 250 days prior)
$450.00 (regular registration)

Studio Fee:  $300 total (Students must pay $100 per week studio use fee for practice, observation & teaching hours to be paid directly to Pilates Nosara.

Materials Fee: (Manual & Video): $60

Due to preparations for international teacher trainings, there will be no refunds 30 days prior to the start of trainings.

13% tax not included. Due on the first day in cash.

 

COURSE REGISTRATION:

Please register and pay for the course through Balanced Body.

 

 
 

Trapeze Table / Cadillac / Tower

Coming Soon

PREREQUISITE:
Reformer III or Reformer certificate 

The Balanced Body Trapeze Table/Cadillac/Tower training provides a thorough introduction to Trapeze Table and Tower exercises as well as applications for beginning, post-rehabilitation and advanced clients. This training is appropriate for students working with the Allegro® or Allegro 2 Tower of Power®, Half Trapeze and Wall Tower as well as those working with full Trapeze Tables. Sequencing programs using multiple pieces of equipment are covered as well as equipment set up, safety and maintenance.

Class Hours
TBD

Registration Details


Class:
$450 (early registration - 60 days prior)
$500 (regular registration)

Materials Fee:

$60: (Manuals & Videos)

13% tax not included. Due on the first day in cash.

 

Pilates Barrels / Chair

2020

Barrels:

Coming Soon

PREREQUISITE:

Reformer III or Reformer certification

Pilates Barrels Instructor Training includes exercises and variations for the Step Barrel and Ladder Barrel. The Step Barrel and Ladder Barrel are excellent tools for enhancing spinal mobility and core strength. The Ladder Barrel is most commonly used in a studio setting while the Step Barrel is a great addition to group classes. 

Class Hours
Thursday, September 10th  ~  2:00pm – 5:00pm

Friday, September 11th   ~  11:30am – 2:30pm

Registration Details

Class:

$200 (early registration)

$250 (regular registration)

Materials Fee: $60: (Manuals & Videos)

Chair: 

Coming Soon

PREREQUISITE:
Reformer III or Reformer certificate 

Pilates Chair Instructor Training includes exercises and variations for the original Wunda chair, the EXO chair and the split pedal Combo Chair. The chair is great for doing strengthening work with athletic clients, and as an addition to group programming in combination with the Mat. This course includes exercises and programming for both personal training sessions and classes. 

Class Hours
 
Saturday, September 12th  ~  9:30pm – 4:30pm

Sunday, September 13th   ~  9:30pm – 4:30pm

Registration Details


Class:
$400 (early registration - 162 days prior)
$450 (regular registration)

Materials Fee: $60: (Manuals & Videos)

13% tax not included. Due on the first day in cash.

 

Apprenticeship Work Exchange

PILATES NOSARA

Description

If you’re interested in staying on after your reformer training, for $200/week you can observe an unlimited number of classes, practice 1 hour a day and practice teach 1 hour a day for 5 days a week.

Or, after completing reformer teacher training at Pilates Nosara, if you would like the opportunity to further enhance your experience, you may apply for an apprenticeship/work exchange position for a requested and agreed number of months. There is a brief application you can download and submit here for consideration.

If selected, the work study includes:

  • Class observation privileges

  • Access to the studio (subject to availability)

  • Opportunity to student teach Privates (subject to approval)

  • Learn how to operate a studio

  • Possible transition to an apprenticeship with the possibility to earn money

In exchange you’ll be responsible for the following tasks Monday – Friday, 8:00 - 1:00pm:

  • Client relations (helping clients sign in, purchase packages, etc.)

  • Studio administration

  • Studio maintenance and organization

  • Studio marketing

 

Teacher Training FAQs

Testing Out

The guidelines for test out:

Mat test out will be 6 months after completion of the Mat modules.

Mat and Reformer test out will be 12 months after completion of all the modules.

Comprehensive test out will be 18 months after completion all the modules.

Location

As of November 16th, 2015, our new location is at Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort. Address: Bodhi Street, Nosara 50206, Costa Rica. Click here for more information on Nosara lodging and travel.

 

Flight

Nosara is located closer to Liberia airport than San Jose International airport. We advise students to fly into Liberia and take a taxi for convenience and to save time. A shuttle/taxi from Liberia takes approximately 90 minutes. If students do decide to fly into San Jose it will then be necessary to fly down to Nosara via Nature Air or take a shuttle.

 

Balanced Body Program

Page Sieffert is a Balanced Body faculty member offering teacher trainings at her studio, Pilates Nosara. Balanced Body is located in California, but has host sites with for teacher trainings around the world. The Balanced Body training is recognized worldwide.

 

Price

 

The prices listed on the website are for the training only and do not include accommodation or meals. Any additional costs to the training are to be covered by the student. Please bear in mind that most students tend to want to take extra classes and usually a couple of private sessions with Page throughout training and this should be factored into your budget.

 

Manuals

 

Please sign up for the course early so you can receive your manuals on time to bring with you. All manuals need to be purchased online via the Balanced Body website. Students that live in The United states should receive their manuals by post which they will then need to bring with them to the training. Students living outside the US will need to purchase the manuals online also but they will receive their manuals on arrival at Pilates Nosara.

 

Hours for Completion of Course

 

The courses offered at Pilates Nosara are intensive with time to achieve many of your required practice, observation, and teaching hours. Once the course is over you will still have hours to complete in order to apply to take your final test out. These additional hours can be completed here at Pilates Nosara for a small fee or at a studio of your choice. Once the course is completed you will receive a certificate of course completion. This does not mean you have your certification. Once all of your required hours are logged and you are ready to test out for your certification, then you must apply with Balanced Body. You can test out here at Pilates Nosara for a fee of $250 or at any of the alternative locations listed on the Balanced Body website.

After final exam is completed, to maintain their certification in good standing, students will have to complete 16 hours of continuing education every 2 years and send documentation to Balanced Body. 

Where to Stay

 

Places to stay vary hugely and are based on your budget as well as the time of year. Please see pilatesnosara.com website for suggested places to stay and price ranges. It is advised to book your accommodation early as things fill up quickly. Please let us know where you plan on staying prior to booking as we know everywhere in town and we want to make sure you will be comfortable and most importantly safe throughout your stay.

What to Bring

  • light weight workout clothes

  • bug spray

  • sunscreen

  • hat

  • bathing suit
     

What not to Bring

 

If you have anything of great monetary or sentimental value, please leave it at home.

PILATES NOSARA at BODHI TREE RESORT
Bodhi Street, Nosara 50206, Costa Rica

+506 8663 7354