Faculty: Ruth Ruttan  & Barbara Grant

Movement Principles

 

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
April 5-6, 2019
Cost: $645 + $80 Manual
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Friday: 11:30-7:30pm  | Saturday: 11:30-7:30pm

 

Reformer I

Reformer I introduces you to the biomechanical foundation of the Pilates method and to the essential components of functional core strength, lumbopelvic and scapular stability, as well as assessing and correcting alignment and improving flexibility. Pre-Pilates exercises are included for teaching these key principles to your clients and classes. Reformer I includes an introduction to the Pilates Reformer including set up and safety, plus beginning exercises, program sequencing and teaching tips for group classes. By the end of the course you will be able to teach beginning Reformer classes or personal training sessions.
PMA/Balanced Body CEC: 18

Instructor: Ruth Ruttan
May 3-5, 2019
Cost: $645 + $80 Manual
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Friday: 12:30am-6:00pm 3  | Saturday: 12:30-7:00pm 3  | Sunday: 12:30-6:30pm 3

Reformer II

Reformer II includes intermediate exercises and modifications designed for group an individual instruction. Teaching successful classes to clients at different levels of ability is emphasized, along with variations on sequences and progressing your class from the beginning to intermediate level.
PMA/Balanced Body CEC: 16

Instructor: Ruth Ruttan
June 7-9, 2019
Cost: $645 + $80 Manual
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Friday: 11:30-6:00pm 3  | Saturday: 12:30-6:00pm 3  | Sunday: 12:30-5:30pm 3

Reformer III

Reformer III includes advanced exercises plus modifications for sports specific activities including dance, circus and gymnastics. Key exercise programing for advancing a client, plus tips for training the elite athletes are discussed.
PMA/Balanced Body CEC: 14

Instructor: Ruth Ruttan
December 13-15, 2019
Cost: $645 + $80 Manual
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Friday: 12:30-6:00pm 3  | Saturday: 12:30-6:30pm 3  | Sunday: 12:30-4:00pm 3

Teacher Training

- Cynthia Scott, Retrofit client since 2002

- Robert Spence, Retrofit client since 2003

- Margaret Kelch, Retrofit client since 2000.