Corpus Studios

Comprehensive/Intensive

Intensive Mat Foundation/Mat Level 1

Course hourse: 48 hours
Apprentice hours: 125 hours

If you plan to complete both Mat Foundation and Mat Level 1, the intensive track may be a good option.  It is especially convenient if you want to start teaching immediately, as the additional study in Mat Level 1 creates a deeper understanding of Pilates and will make you a better teacher even at the Foundation level. An added benefit: you get a good mixture of the pre-Pilates exercises of the foundation level and the traditional beginning Pilates exercises of Level 1.  The intensive track includes the same classroom hours and content but fewer personal practice, teaching, and observation hours than taking both the Mat Foundation and Mat Level 1 courses individually.

Pre-requisite

  • Anatomy and PMP
  • 30 hours of collective Mat classes* or 20 hours of private classes* or by audition* or video.

* with advanced traditional Pilates teacher at your own cost

Diploma Requirements

  • Theory Exam: 2x Written Exam and Take Home exam (includes review of Mat Foundation, PMP, and FAK).
  • Practical Exam: Personal practice and Teaching (Session format: collective and private class)

 

Apprentice Hours
 
Personal Practice     
Teaching     
Observation

50 hours
50 hours
20 hours

  Tutorial
2 Private Sessions

 
3 hours
2 hours
All hours must be finished before the Exam

* with advanced traditional
Pilates teacher at your own cost

Mat Comprehensive Certification: Mat foundation / L1 / L2 & L3 + FAK & PMP

Total course hourse: 445 hours

A Corpus Studios Mat Comprehensive Certification certifies you in all levels of Mat. This is excellent if you do not have access to apparatus but still want a good training in Pilates. If you book and pay for your course together, you will receive a special Package Price. A Corpus Studios Mat Comprehensive Certification will take at least 1 year to complete.

Courses will cover:

  • All exercises in Foundation, L1, L2 & L3 Pilates Classical Repertoire and contemporary repertoire (see Mat section for more detailed description)
  • Traditional accessories: Power Circle, wall, small hand weights, fundamentals
  • Contemporary accessories: Large balls, elastics, rollers
  • Session format for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels
  • How to touch to effect the best results
  • Modifications and Building Blocks for low risk clientele and special populations
  • Teachers’ presence and presentation
  • Complete manuals and accompanying DVD’s in both French and English
  • How to program private, collective, classical or specialized classes
  • History of Pilates
  • Diploma of completion with hours of study stated on certificate
     

Pre-requisite

  • 30 hours of collective Mat classes* or 20 hours of private classes* or by audition* or video.

* with advanced traditional Pilates teacher at your own cost

Diploma Requirements

  • Theory Exam: 4x Written Exam (1x each Level) and 2x Take-Home exams (Level 1 &  2)
  • Practical Exam: 4x Personal practice and Teaching (Session format: collective and private class): 1x each Level

 

Apprentice Hours: for each course
 
Personal Practice     
Teaching     
Observation

30 hours
30 hours
15 hours

  Tutorial
2 Private Sessions

 
3 hours
2 hours
All hours must be finished before the Exam

* with advanced traditional
Pilates teacher at your own cost

STUDIO Comprehensive Certification

Total course hourse: 850 hours

A Corpus Studios Studio Comprehensive Certification gives you the ability to teach Pilates as it was originally envisioned by Joseph Pilates: as a full body system combination of Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chairs, Barrels, and small apparatus. It is excellent for anyone who wants to gain a deep and thorough understanding of Pilates and give their clients the best and most varied training possible.

The recommended way to complete this certification is to book and complete each level of apparatus and Mat at the same time - for example, book and complete Mat Foundation, Reformer Foundation, and Cadillac/Tower Foundation before moving onto the next level of each. Doing the program in this manner will keep you with a group of students, give you a single set of Apprentice Hours to complete for each level, and give you the opportunity to pay for courses with a special package price. If you decide later in your Pilates training that you want to get a Corpus Studios Studio Comprehensive Certification, you can still do that; your Apprentice Teacher Trainer Hours and booking will just be different depending upon how far you are in your training.

A Corpus Studios Studio Comprehensive Certification will take at least 2 years to complete.

Courses will cover:

  • All choreography on Classical Pilates apparatus and Mat Foundation / Level 1-3 plus contemporary exercises: Reformer, Cadillac, Tower, Chairs, Barrels, Ped-a-Pole and small apparatus
  • Power Circle, wall, small hand weights, fundamentals
  • Session format for beginner and advanced levels
  • How to work with low & high risk clientele: special populations: back, hip, cervical and wrist issues, osteoporosis and pregnancy; knee, ankle and elbow, and shoulder issues
  • How to touch to effect the best results
  • Teacher’s presence and presentation
  • Complete manuals and accompanying DVDs in both French and English
  • Corpus Pilates Certificate of Completion with hours of study stated on certificate
  • How to program private, collective, classical or specialized classes
  • History of Pilates
  • Class hours with Master Trainer (Mandatory 100% participation)
  • Tutorial Classes with Apprentice Trainer (Mandatory 100% participation)
  • A total of 925 hours in exams, tutorials, and the classroom

Pre-requisite

  • 30 hours of collective Mat classes* or 20 hours of private classes* or by audition* or video.
  • 15 collective classes or 10 private classes on Reformer
  • 15 collective classes or 10 private classes on Cadillac/Tower

* with advanced traditional Pilates teacher at your own cost

Diploma Requirements

  • Theory Exam: 18x Written Exam (1x each Level) and 2x Take Home exam: Level 1 & 2
  • Practical Exam: 18x Personal practice and Teaching (Session format: collective and private class): 1x each Level

 

Apprentice Hours: for each course
 
Personal Practice     
Teaching     
Observation

30 hours
30 hours
15 hours

  Tutorial
2 Private Sessions

 
3 hours
2 hours
All hours must be finished before the Exam

* with advanced traditional
Pilates teacher at your own cost

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