THE MOVING JOINT TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM
NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR
My name is Alyson Boell-Marchand, and I am the director of The Moving Joint Training Program. I have spent my life investigating many modalities of movement and have been teaching Pilates full time since 2005. I completed my BFA in dance and choreography in 2003. After spending so much time learning body mechanics and injury prevention through dancing, I realized that my calling was to bring that knowledge and passion to help people find the joy of movement as well as the freedom in knowing how to move properly in everyday life. I, as well as the rest of the teacher training staff at The Moving Joint, have worked alongside multiple physical therapists and master Pilates professionals, and we are continuously inspiring each other as colleagues.
Pilates has become very popular and different types of people are finding Pilates essential for their wellbeing and livelihood. We work with athletes, the elderly, professional dancers, post operative clients, and clients with neurological issues. We need to be versed in how to help a variety of people reach their unique fitness goals as well as rehabilitation needs. As a studio owner, I appreciate when an instructor has the tools to work with a broad spectrum of people. The team of instructors that will be training you in this versatility are a stellar and innovative group of movement artists who have multiple degrees and certifications. Each Moving Joint Teacher Training Program will have three master teachers who will share their special gifts and talents. We are excited to pass on our decades of teaching experience so that you may offer to others the health giving benefits that can last a lifetime.
Joseph Pilates created the Pilates equipment and exercises with so much precision and ingenuity that a thoughtful and well-trained instructor can make a huge difference in their clients’ lives. As instructors, we help people access their movement potential, help them find proper alignment, ease of movement, loss of pain, and a neutralized nervous system. The choice to become a Pilates instructor can be immensely rewarding and fulfilling. There are many Pilates training programs out there with many different philosophies and it is important to choose the one that fits your personality and is in line with your movement and health philosophy.
The Moving Joint Teacher Training Program will guide and encourage you to become an innovative, intuitive and fully equipped instructor. We approach the body holistically, teaching physical anatomy in detail as well as incorporating the somatic and autonomic nervous systems, and the mind body connection. Our goal is to find a healthy balance between the fitness and rehabilitative aspects of Pilates. A major emphasis is also placed on instructor health and self care. Our in depth program is in line with the all of the current Pilates Method Alliance standards. We aim to provide a nurturing environment and open our doors to you so that you may delve into this amazing form of bodywork.
Pilates Mat Training – 7 weekends long (upcoming scheduled dates)
The Pilates Mat Training is a portion of the 450 hours. It covers Pilates principles, breathing techniques, all essential Pilates Mat exercises with creative cueing, 5 hours of anatomy as well as an overview of prop use. This course will be transferrable if the comprehensive course it taken at a later date.
Comprehensive 450 hour training – 18 weekends long (upcoming scheduled dates)
Limit – 9 participants per course
Comprehensive course outline:
- 20 +hours of anatomy and kinesiology training
- Learning the function of the breath in movement
- Full Pilates mat repertoire and intro to using props
- Full Pilates Equipment repertoire including reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, Ladder Barrell and Clara Barrell
- Program and class design: How to work with flow and rhythm.
- Special Populations: common injuries and modifications and contraindications as well as pre and postnatal protocol.
- Pilates business practices
- Self care
**During the course, trainees will have full use of the studio for personal practice, observation and will have a discounted rate of $15 per practice teaching rent hours (studio schedule permitting).**
Comprehensive (450 hour) with Mentorship – 8 months long.
This is a two-month mentorship with one master trainer following the comprehensive course.
The 450-hour comprehensive course will fully prepare trainees to begin their journey into teaching. However, people can often become overwhelmed after a training of this volume in how to apply the information practically in sessions and classes. It takes time and focus to understand how to work with a variety of clients. Having access to a mentor during the months following the course will allow you to watch how experienced instructors approach different bodies. You will have the opportunity to meet, observe, assistant teach in mat and reformer classes, and you be observed in your practice teaching with detailed feedback. After this portion of the program, a trainee will be much more confident and hireable in higher end studios and gyms.
*It is recommended that the mentorship take place sometime within the 6 months following the comprehensive course.
**During the mentorship, mentees will have full use of the studio for personal practice, observation and practice teaching hours (studio schedule permitting)
Comprehensive 450 hour training
(Includes 135 hours of lecture, manuals, and use of studio and equipment for personal practice and observation and practice teaching during the duration of the course *studio space permitting)
Pilates Mat Training
Two Month Mentorship
(Includes the use of the studio for personal practice and observation and practice teaching during the duration of the mentorship *studio space permitting)
*Monthly payment plans are offered for all programs.
FULL TRAINING FINANCING OPTIONS
5 Monthly Installments($839)
MAT MODULE FINANCING OPTIONS
2 equal payments
Pilates Teacher Training (Spring 2018)
Full Curriculum Early Bird Discount: $500 Off
Mat Teacher Training Early Bird Discount: $100 Off
Deposit Amount – Full Curriculum: $500
Deposit Amount – Mat Training only: $200
Early Bird Deadline: TBD
Refund of additional course fees will only granted if cancelled 60 days prior to the start of the course.
Limited amount of Scholarships are available to professional and Semi-professional Dancers and Dance majors. You can download application and instructions HERE
THE MOVING JOINT FALL 2019 – TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM SCHEDULE
All questions are welcomed. Ayson Boell-Marchand will meet with you to answer any questions you might have regarding our programs. Please call (424) 228-5348.
**All training will take place on the weekends between the hours of 12-6pm**
450 Hour Comprehensive
Program Intro/History and Ethics of Pilates
Hours: Saturday hours 12:30-6:30 Sunday hours 12-7. One hour lunch break
Mat Module/ Anatomy I
Hours: All Saturday 12:30-6:30 Sunday 12-7. One hour lunch break
Mat Module / Anatomy II
Hours: Saturday 12:30-6:30 Sunday 12-7. One hour lunch break
Hours: Friday s 4-7 Saturday 12:30-6:30 Sunday 12-7. One hour lunch break
Hours: Fridays 4-7, Saturdays 12:30-6:30 Sunday hours 12-7.
Wunda Chair Module
Hours: Saturdays 12:30-6:30 Sunday hours 12-7.
Ladder Barrel and Small barrel
Small barrel continued/ Test and Conclusion
We are very excited that you want to join us on this journey.
Please fill out the following application and we will call you for and interview upon viewing it.
Please call us at 424-228-5348 or email us at email@example.com for any questions regarding the programs.
Requirements for Completion of the 450-hr Training:
In addition to the course work, trainees will be required to complete the following before the certification is complete:
- 75 self practice hours,
- 115 student teaching hours,
- 75 Observation Hours,
- Completion of final exam.
“To achieve the highest accomplishments within the scope of our capabilities in all walks of life we must constantly strive to acquire strong, healthy bodies and develop our minds to the limits of our ability.” -Joseph Pilates
Q: If I complete The Moving Joint Teacher Training Program, will I be able to start teaching Pilates right away?
A: Before receiving your certificate of completion, you will need to complete 75 self-practice hours, 115 student teaching or assistant teaching hours, 75 Observation Hours, and a final written and practical test.
Q: After I receive My Certificate of Completion, will I be Pilates Method Alliance Certified?
A: Because The Moving Joint Teacher Training Program is in line with PMA standards, you should be ready to take the PMA test after the completion of the program, but you are not automatically considered a PMA member until you take their test. This can also be done at a later date
Q: What happens if I need to miss a day or weekend of the training?
A: We highly recommend trying to attend all of the lectures for continuity, however if you need to miss one day or weekend, you can either view the video of the lectures, or pay an extra rate to work privately with a teacher trainer to make up the material. You may also make it up at a following training, although this would delay the completion of your training.
Q: Do I need to do the mentorship program to become a certified instructor?
A: No! The mentorship is an add on program to help new instructors with individual information and feedback. It is not a requirement for the completion of certification.
Q: Do I need to do the mentorship program directly after the teacher training program?
A: No, you may wait, however it is recommended that you start it within 6 months of the completion of the training program.