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Connect to your breath and your core, calm your mind, and build strength, coordination, and balance. The ultimate mind-body workout, adaptable for everyone. All classes take place in our courtyard- level Mat studio.

2024 DATES:

Faculty: Barbara Grant

Movement Principles -Hybrid (Online & In-Person Instruction)
The entry point into Balanced Body Teacher Training is the Movement Principles Course. This course is designed for both new and experienced instructors to refine their understanding of the body in motion. The Movement Principles provide practical tools for observing, analyzing and improving movement by gaining a deeper understanding of anatomy, kinesiology, biomechanics and optimum movement patterns.

Movement Principles is the prerequisite for the Balanced Body Pilates Mat, Reformer or Comprehensive program and the heart of the Balanced Body Movement Specialist Certification. Take it to become a truly transformative instructor.
PMA/Balanced Body CEC: 16

Instructor: Barbara Grant
Date: September 13-14, 2024
Prior to the course: 5 hours self-directed online
Saturday September 13, 2024 / 12:30 – 6:30
Sunday September 14, 2024 / 12:30 – 6:30
Cost: $755. + tax (includes manual, $90. value)

Mat 1 (Hybrid Live & Online Instruction)
Mat I introduces you to the history and principles of Pilates and covers the beginner and intermediate level exercises, including modifications. Pre-Pilates exercises are included for understanding the key principles of dynamic stability and functional core strength. Strategies for class sequencing and programming in a group setting are discussed. Guidelines for teaching mature populations and pre- and post-natal classes are reviewed.

PMA/Balanced Body CEC: 16

Instructor: Barbara Grant
Date: October 5-6, 2024
Prior to the course: 4 hours self-directed online
Saturday October 5, 2024 / 12:30 – 6:30
Sunday October 6, 2024 / 12:30 – 6:30
Cost: $755 + tax, (includes manual, $90 value)

Mat 2:  (Hybrid Live & Online Instruction)
Mat II includes the remaining intermediate and all the advanced level exercises as well as essential movement principles and training tips for bringing clients to higher levels of practice. Pilates for sport-specific activities are discussed.

PMA/Balanced Body CEC: 16

Instructor: Barbara Grant
Date: November 2-3, 2024
Prior to the course: 4 hours self-directed online
Saturday November 2, 2024 / 12:30 – 6:30
Sunday November 3, 2024 / 12:30 – 6:30
Cost: $755 + tax, (includes manual, $90 value)

Mat 3: Props and Small Equipment (Hybrid Live & Online Instruction)
Enhance your mat teaching by incorporating the countless variations and adaptations of Pilates exercises using small apparatus. Explore the benefits and added challenge of the Foam Roller, Ring, Small Balls and Band. Expand your repertoire and infuse your classes with delightful possibilities.

PMA/Balanced Body CEC: 16

Instructor: Barbara Grant
Date: November 30-December 1, 2024
Prior to the course: 4 hours self-directed online
Saturday November 30, 2024 / 12:30 – 6:30
Sunday December 1, 2024 / 12:30 – 6:30
Cost: $755 + tax, (includes manual, $90 value)

MAT TEACHER TRAINING INTEGRATION BUNDLE
All Mat courses can be purchased individually or purchased together as a “Bundle” at a discounted price.
Maximize your training and get the practical skills you need to become a Certified Balanced Body Mat Pilates Teacher with our Mat Teacher Training Integration Bundle.

 

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