Internationally Recognized & Certified Pilates Teacher Training Courses
1) Mat & Small Equipment; and  2) Comprehensive Courses

-Course is limited to 15 people-

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Our Internationally Recognized & Certified Pilates Teacher Training Courses are led by founder and director Andriesa Verloop. After opening her first Pilates studio in 2008, Andriesa continues to share her passion for this amazing fitness movement through the Pilates Dynamics International Pilates Teacher Training Courses. Her success as a trainer and educator is due to her exposure to various Pilates styles of over 14 years, as well as her intensive training background. Andriesa is assisted by a group of senior trainers with exposure both nationally and internationally, who have qualifications in BA Human Movement Science, Physiotherapy, Personal Training, Professional Dance and Ballet, BHSc Honours Biokenetics, and BA Sports Science Honours. 

Included in the 450 hour Comprehensive Pilates Course is the 100 hour Mat & Small Equipment Course. If you are only interested in signing up for the Mat & Small Equipment Course, that option is also available. The Mat & Small Equipment Teachers Training Course runs in conjunction with the Pilates Comprehensive Teacher Training Course. 

These Internationally Recognized & Certified Pilates Teacher Training programs were 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.

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

 

Pilates Teacher Training Courses:

Pilates Teacher Training Courses Offered:Total Hours:
(These courses can be done either on a private (one-on-one) basis or on in a group environment, as detailed further below)
1. PILATES MAT & SMALL EQUIPMENT: Basic to Advance Mat Levels 1, 2 + 3; Exercise Adaptions/Variations; Anatomy 1 & 2; Muscle Focus, Contra-Indications & Exercises Goals; Props & Assists; Faulty Postures; Injuries & Pathologies; Program Flow and Program Planning100
2. PILATES COMPREHENSIVE: Basic to Advance Levels (Large + Small Equipment), Basic to Advance Reformer; Cadillac; Chair; Ladder + Arc Barrels, Exercise Adaptions/Variations; Muscle Focus, Contra-Indications &
Exercise Goals; Props & Assists; Faulty Postures; Injuries & Pathologies; Program Flow and Program Planning
450

*Recognition of prior learning is granted to students wishing to obtain their Comprehensive Qualification who are in possession of a Pilates Mat Qualification.

*Course Duration for Mat Pilates: Approximately 3 to 6 months (maximum) depending on how soon students are able to complete their practical hours.

*Course Duration for Comprehensive Pilates: Approximately 5 to 12 months (maximum), depending on how soon students are able to complete their practical hours.

Breakdown of Practical Hours: 

HOURS:Personal Practise
(Self-Practise):
Observation
(Online or In-Studio):
Teaching
(Trainee Teaching):
MAT:
.
202030
COMPREHENSIVE:
(Mat & Large Equipment)
120100140

The above course hours are inclusive of written tests.

The Mat course needs to be completed within 6 months and the Comprehensive course needs to be completed within a calendar year, failing which the course will expire and the course will have to be repeated.

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

Personal Practice Hours:

Students can start accumulating personal practice hours once the course has started. Accepted forms of personal practice hours include practicing on your own at our studio at no additional cost, or participating in Private or Group Classes at a studio subject to approval, or at our studio.

We offer videos of all exercises taught in our manual on our online platform.

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 available for observation at no additional charge. Observation hours can also be done online via Pilates Anytime at an additional fee of approximately R250 per month, as an option.

Teaching Hours:

You can practice teaching by instructing a friend, family member or apprentice instructor at a studio subject to approval. Our studio is also available for use thereof at no additional charge.

- The Mat course needs to be completed within 6 months and the Comprehensive course within a calendar year, failing which the courses will expire and the courses 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, at no additional cost.

 

Course Fees and Payment Options (VAT Inclusive):

A) Group Teacher Training Courses:

1. Group Pilates Mat & Small Equipment Course:
Once-Off Cost – R11 850
2. Group Pilates Comprehensive Course (A Combination of Pilates Mat, Small Equipment & Pilates Large Equipment):
Once-Off Cost – R32 000

*If you are in possession of your Mat Qualification and you wish to do your Comprehensive Qualification, the Comprehensive Conversion Course fees
and payment details are as follows;

Group Pilates Comprehensive Conversion Course
Once-Off Cost – R18 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.

B) Private Teacher Training Courses:

Courses are also offered on a private (one-on-one) basis with a lecturer.  Lecture hours can be booked at a time convenient for the student, depending on the availability of the lecturer. Lecture hours for private students will be completed in less time in comparison to lecture hours in a group, so please check with the studio.

1.Private Pilates Mat & Small Equipment Course:
Once-Off Cost – R14 500
2. Private Pilates Comprehensive Course (A Combination of Pilates Mat, Small Equipment & Pilates Large Equipment):
Once-Off Cost – R34 600

*If you are in possession of your Mat Qualification and you wish to do your Comprehensive Qualification, the course cost and payment details are as follows;

Private Pilates Comprehensive Conversion Course
Once Off Cost – R21 850

*Additional Costs;

  1. Mat Teacher Training Course (VAT Incl.)

- Exam registration fee: R 940 per exam

- Pilates Anytime Online Observation – R250 Monthly fee (optional)

  1. Comprehensive Teacher Training Course (VAT incl.)

- Exam registration fee: R 1 320 per exam

- Pilates Anytime Online Observation – R250 Monthly fee (optional)

*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.

 

2021 Course Dates:

Mat & Comprehensive Teacher Training Dates:

Mat & Comprehensive Teacher Training

Starts 5 February 2021: Dates & Times TBA

Mat & Comprehensive

DatesTimes
1. MAT COURSE:
Friday 12th February16h00-18h00
Saturday 13th February09h00-12h00
Friday 26th February16h00-18h00
Saturday 27th February09h00-12h00
Friday 5th March16h00-18h00
Saturday 6th March09h00-12h00
Friday 19th March16h00-18h00
Saturday 20th March09h00-12h00
2. COMPREHENSIVE AND COMPREHENSIVE CONVERSION COURSE:
Friday 9th April15h00-18h00
Saturday 10th April09h00-12h00
Friday 23rd April15h00-18h00
Saturday 24th April09h00-12h00
Friday 30th April15h00-18h00
Saturday 1st May09h00-12h00
Friday 7th May15h00-18h00
Saturday 8th May09h00-12h00
Friday 21st May15h00-18h00
Saturday 22nd May09h00-12h00
Friday 4th June15h00-18h00
Saturday 5th June09h00-12h00

 

NB: The Comprehensive Conversion course starts on the 9th of April 2021.

*The Mat & Small Equipment Teacher Training Course run in conjunction with the Pilates Comprehensive Course.    

 

Lecture Hours

Mat & Small Equipment Course:

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

Comprehensive Course: 

Lectures are held every second weekend on Fridays and Saturdays, over a period of 6 weeks.

Centralized Testing Dates:

Tests/assessments will be written throughout the course. These tests/assessments do not count towards the final mark and are only done to evaluate progress at various stages during the course.

 

Exam Dates:

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

Pilates Mat & Small Equipment: 

- Exams: November (dates to be confirmed)

Cost: R 940 VAT Incl.

*Students are requested to arrive an hour before exam times indicated above*
*Times may vary depending on the number of students registered for exams*
*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 availability and subject to private assessor & moderator fees*

Pilates Comprehensive:

- Exams: November (dates to be confirmed)

Cost: R 1 320 VAT Incl.

*Students are requested to arrive an hour before exam times indicated above*
*Times may vary depending on the number of students registered for exams*
*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*

 

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 Sport 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.

 

What Makes us Different?

– We offer Internationally Recognized & Certified Pilates Teacher Training with global affiliations and professional associations;

– The course lecturers have been exposed to numerous styles of Pilates and have many years of training and education experience (both nationally and internationally);

– Our courses are in-depth and intensive and offer anatomy, injuries and pathologies, refer to our info pack;

– We offer the most comprehensive compilation of exercises;

– We are flexible in terms of finances to enable you to obtain a quality Pilates education;

– We understand that people lead busy lives, therefore it is not always possible to do all of the required hours at OUR studio so you can do your hours at OTHER studios and ONLINE;

– At our studio, you will be exposed to the integration of TRX and Ballet Barre into our Pilates training;

– We include various props in the training.  For example, Ballet Barre Pilates Big Balls, Small Balls, Medicine Balls, Poles, Kettlebells, CLX Thera-bands, Rings, Free Weights, Resistance Tubing, Trampolines, Gliding Discs, Wobble Discs, Rotation Discs, Air Cushion, Toning Bars etc.

 

Pre-requisites: 

- Knowledge of the fitness industry and the teachings of Joseph Pilates is highly recommended. Students should be familiar with the practice and technique of Pilates. To book appointments at Pilates Dynamics prior to starting 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.

- A stable internet connect is necessary as all lectures are conducted online.  

Certificate:

Upon finishing all of the required hours (practical, observation and teaching) and passing the final exam with a pass rate of 70% and above, a certificate of completion will be issued.

 

International & Local Affiliations & Endorsements:

- Our Courses have been allocated 20 CPD points (Continuing Professional Developing points system) by REPSSA, who is the Register of Exercise Professionals in South Africa, which recognizes qualifications and expertise. REPSSA sets and 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 and our Program Director is a member of the PMA.

- 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

   3. Pilates Comprehensive Conversion Course - PPB008/B002/2019/00666 - Level 2 - 30 CPD points

 

 

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.