Overview of the Online Internationally Recognized & Certified

1) Pilates Mat & Small Equipment Teacher Training Course, and

2) Pilates Comprehensive Teacher Training Course

The Online Mat & Small Equipment Teacher Training Course was created and structured in such a way as to ensure that all of our students get the highest qualifications possible to become a top-notch Pilates Instructor with confident and unique teaching styles.

Access to equipment for the Comprehensive Course is not required as the theory component will be done online and the practical component will be done in-studio as Covid-19 allows. 

Pilates Mat & Small Equipment Course Overview:

This online course is structured in exactly the same way that the in-studio course.  It is the same syllabus which has been offered many times - and in several countries abroad.  The course material has been put together in a way that is easy to understand and in a way that teaches you the basic fundamentals and building onto each module so that the learner has a complete 360 degree and a holistic understanding of the Pilates course.

We teach an expansive repertoire and the course is structured in a way that teaches you the “ when”, “why” and “how” to use the equipment to either modify or vary and challenge a client who is either an athlete, or someone who needs special care as a result of injuries or pathologies.

Course Content:

- Mat Exercises Levels 1; 2 & 3 (Basic to Advanced)

- History of Pilates

- Code of Ethics & Practice

- Guidelines for Teaching and Professionalism

- Anatomy

- Faulty Posture Patterns

- Injuries & Pathologies

- Exercise Recommendations & Contra-indications

- Exercise Adaption (Variations & Modifications)

- Muscle and Goal descriptions (per exercise)

- Integration of Props (Small Equipment)

- Program Flow & Program Planning & Examples

- Teaching & Cueing Skills

International and Local Affiliations and Endorsements:

- Our Courses have been allocated CPD points (Continuing Professional Developing point system) by REPSSA, who is the Register of Exercise Professionals in South Africa, which recognizes qualifications and expertise. REPSSA sets an international standard bench-mark and runs across the whole of Europe, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, U.A.E., Canada, Belgium, Poland, USA, and South Africa.

- Pilates Dynamics is affiliated to the Pilates Education Institute in the USA which is a worldwide Pilates Educator with a renowned curriculum utilized in the USA and abroad.

- Our courses are recognized by the Pilates Education Association, which is a 3rd party non-profit organization whose purpose it is to establish quality within the international Pilates community to ensure safety and maintain high standards.

- Our Courses are in line with the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) requirements.

- Our Courses are endorsed by BASA (Biokinetics Association of South Africa) as follows; -

   1. Pilates Mat Course - PPB008/B002/2019/00665 Level 2 - 24 CPD points

   2. Pilates Comprehensive Course - PPB008/B002/2020/00678 - Level 2 - 30 CPD points

Lecture Hours

NB: The Mat Teacher Training Course runs in conjunction with the Comprehensive Teacher Training Course.

Mat & Small Equipment Course:

Lectures are held online every second weekend on Fridays and Saturdays, over a period of 4 weeks. 

Comprehensive Course:

Lectures are held online every second weekend on Fridays and Saturdays, over a period of 7 weeks.

Lectures are presented LIVE ONLINE on ZOOM. We have structured the lecture hours in such a way that you have enough time in between for study and to raise any questions at the following session/s.  At the end of the final lecture, we will allow for enough time to answer any questions that students may have. Please note that once lectures have been completed, structures are in place to assist students to communicate with the Lecturer/s on an ongoing basis with the studio.

Personal Practice Hours:

Students can start recording and accumulating personal practice hours once the course has started. Accepted forms of personal practice hours include practicing on your own or participating in Private or Group Classes in-studio or online at a studio subject to approval. Our studio is also available at no additional charge for practical hours.

Observation Hours:

Observation hours can be started and counted once the course has started. Students can schedule observation hours at a studio subject to approval. Our studio is also available at no additional charge for practical hours. Observation hours can also be done via our online Pilates video portal at an additional ONCE-OFF fee of R250 for Mat Students and R350 for Comprehensive Students..

Teaching Hours:

Recorded teaching hours taught after the start date of the course will count towards practice teaching. You can practice teaching by instructing a friend, family member or apprentice instructor at a studio subject to approval or online. Our studio is also available at no additional charge for practice teaching hours to be done.

Lecture dates are scheduled for the following dates and times

Online Mat Teacher Training

June 2020 Dates:

Online Mat & Comprehensive Teacher Training

September 2020 Dates:

Mat

DatesTimes
Friday, 26th June16h00-18h00
Saturday, 27th June09h00-11h00
Friday, 10th July16h00-18h00
Saturday, 11th July09h00-11h00
Friday, 24th July16h00-18h00
Saturday, 25th July09h00-11h00
Friday, 7th August16h00-18h00
Saturday, 8th August09h00-11h00
Friday, 21st August16h00-18h00
Saturday, 22nd August09h00-11h00

Mat & Comprehensive

DatesTimes
Friday 4th September16h00-18h00
Saturday 5th September09h00-12h00
Friday 18th September16h00-18h00
Saturday 19th September09h00-12h00
Friday 2nd October16h00-18h00
Saturday 3rd October09h00-12h00
Friday 16th October16h00-18h00
Saturday 17th October09h00-12h00
Friday 23rd October15h00-18h00
Saturday 24th October09h00-12h00
Friday 6th November15h00-18h00
Saturday 7th November09h00-12h00
Friday 20st November15h00-18h00
Saturday 21st November09h00-12h00
Friday 23rd October15h00-18h00
Saturday 24th October09h00-12h00
Friday 6th November15h00-18h00
Saturday 7th November09h00-12h00
Friday 20th November15h00-18h00
Saturday 21st November09h00-12h00

NB: The Comprehensive Conversion course starts on the 23rd of October 2020 as per the Mat & Comprehensive dates above and ends on the 21st of November 2020.

Note:  If you are unable to make the above-scheduled lecture dates, you can also request to do your lectures on a private basis and at a time that suits both you and the Lecturer.

Course Lecturers:

Every Pilates Dynamics instructor has a full Pilates Certification, together with in-depth experience and additional formal qualifications like: BA Human Movement Science, Physiotherapy, Personal Training, Professional Dance and Ballet, BHSc Honours Biokinetics and BA Sports Science Honours. Instructors and Lecturers at Pilates Dynamics are held to high standards every year for the completion of additional continuing education and courses.

Our Pilates Teacher Trainers and Lecturers:

– We offer an intensive and in-depth course in line with international standards

– You will be continuously supported throughout your Pilates journey by our qualified team of Pilates professionals

– Our Teacher Trainers/Lecturers have been exposed to numerous styles of Pilates and have many years of training and education experience.

– Our Teacher Trainers/Lecturers hold the following degrees: BA Human Movement Science, Physiotherapy, Personal Training, Professional Dance and Ballet, BHSc Honours Biokinetics, BA Sports Science Honours, and Sports Massage Therapy.

– Our Teacher Trainers/Lecturers have had exposure both nationally and internationally.

– Our mission is to mentor you towards a successful and rewarding Pilates career

– We are here to teach you how to instruct, not just what to teach.

Course Fees:

1. Mat Teacher Training Course (VAT Incl.)

- Group Fees: R 10 600 (Once-off payment)

- Private Fees: R 13 500 (Once-off payment)

Additional ONCE-OFF Fees: (VAT Incl.)

- Exam registration fee: R 850

- Pilates Dynamics Online Video Portal: R 250

**We offer repayment plans, should you not be in a position to pay the full amount. Please contact us in this regard or see options below:

Group Payment Plan:

- Course Fee: R 11 600 (Immediate Deposit of R 2 900; and thereafter: 5 x Monthly repayments of R 1 740)

Private Payment Plan:

- Course Fee: R 14 500 (Immediate Deposit of R 5 500; and thereafter: 3 x Monthly repayments of R 3 000)

2. Comprehensive Teacher Training Course (VAT incl.)

- Group Fees: R 25 000 (Once-off payment)

- Private Fees: R 29 000 (Once-off payment)

Additional ONCE-OFF Fees: (VAT Incl.)

- Exam registration fee: R 1 200

- Pilates Dynamics Online Video Portal: R 350

**We offer repayment plans, should you not be in a position to pay the full amount. Please contact us in this regard or see options below:

Group Payment Plan:

- Course Fee: R 26 600 (Immediate Deposit of R 6 500; and thereafter: 5 x Monthly repayments of R 3 900)

Private Payment Plan:

- Course Fee: R 30 000 (Immediate Deposit of R 12 000; and thereafter: 3 x Monthly repayments of R 6 000)

*If you are in possession of you Mat Qualification and you wish to do your Comprehensive Qualification, the course cost and payment details are as follows;
Comprehensive Conversion Course (VAT Incl.)

– Group Fees: R 16 000 (Once-off payment)

– Private Fees: R 19 500 (Once-off payment)

Additional ONCE-OFF Fees: (VAT Incl.)

– Exam registration fee: R 1 200

– Pilates Dynamics Online Video Portal: R 250

**We offer repayment plans, should you not be in a position to pay the full amount. Please contact us in this regard or see options below:

Group Payment Plan:

– Course Fee: R 17 000 (Immediate Deposit of R 4 250; and thereafter: 5 x Monthly repayments of R 2 550)

Private Payment Plan:

– Course Fee: R 20 500 (Immediate Deposit of R 8 500; and thereafter: 3 x Monthly repayments of R 4 000)

*Should a student decide to continue with the Comprehensive Course in the same year that the Certified Mat work section has been completed, a discount of 10% will apply on the Comprehensive Conversion Course Price, together with an additional fee of R 1 000 for the manuals.

Etiquette:

- Please adhere to professional exercise dress code that is comfortable to move in.

- Students need to have a Mat and have their areas set up and ready to commence on time together with course material, note pads and pens.

- Please raise your hand should you need to ask a question during the session to get the Lecturers attention, alternatively you can note your question/s down and ask them at the end of the session.

Breakdown of Practical Hours:

The Mat Teacher Training Course runs in conjunction with the Comprehensive Teacher Training Course.

1. Mat Teacher Training Course

Self-Practice: 20 hours

On-line Observation: 20 hours 

Teacher Training: 30 hours

2. Comprehensive Teacher Training Course

Self-Practice: 120 hours

On-line Observation: 100 hours 

Teacher Training: 140 hours

- The above courses need to be completed within a calendar year, failing which the course will expire and the course will have to be repeated.

- Students will have access to our studio for practice for a period of 3 to 5 months, depending on the course selected.

Pre-requisites:

- Knowledge of the fitness industry and the teachings of Joseph Pilates is highly recommended. Each student should be familiar with the practice and technique of Pilates and have experience in both Pilates Mat and Pilates Large Equipment before embarking on the 450-hour teacher training. To book appointments at Pilates Dynamics prior to starting with the courses, please contact the studio directly.

- Prior skills from an athletic activity can help develop body awareness and other attributes that are extremely beneficial to the teacher training

Testing and Exams:

Exams are written in February / July / December annually (dates to be determined).

Tests are not compulsory, however, it is strongly suggested that you register to write tests as this will be very beneficial to you in terms of exam preparations and testing of your own knowledge.

2020 Pilates Mat & Small Equipment Exam:

- Theory Exam: TBA

- Practical Exam: TBA

Cost: R 850 VAT Incl.

*Should students not be able to make the exam dates when determined, they are welcome to apply to write their exams on different dates, subject to private assessors & moderators fees*

2020 Pilates Comprehensive Exam:

- Theory Exam: TBA

- Practical Exam: TBA

Cost: R 1 200 VAT Incl.

*Should students not be able to make the exam dates when determined, they are welcome to apply to write their exams on different dates, subject to private assessors & moderators fees*

If you are a Discovery Vitality member, you can earn points for every workout.

Refund Policy:

No refunds are given should a student fail to attend the course following acceptance, confirmation, and payment of the deposit or once-off cost payment, or any other amount paid towards the course.

No refunds are given if a student misses any module/s.

A students’ success primarily depends on the commitment and the willingness to go the distance, regardless of previous experience.  Our team is available to guide you through the process and assist you in reaching both your personal best and the high standards that we require.  Please ask for assistance should you require any.