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ALIGN Pilates Studios Teacher Training - Austin, TX

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Meet Brooke
Principal Educator

Brooke is a sought-after Pilates instructor and teacher trainer. Since 2016, she has been a Master Educator with Balanced Body, the leading global educator for Pilates certifications, and is now a Balanced Body Principal Educator, a title held by only a handful of Pilates instructors in the world.

Wondering where to start?

If you want to get started, we offer Movement Principles, Mat 1, and Reformer 1 courses as optional starting points.

To learn more, watch the video below.

Pilates Teacher Training - ALIGN Pilates Studios

Pilates Teacher
Training Module Schedule

Mat 3 Balanced Body Pilates Teacher Training

APR 19 - 21, 2024 / 16 hours

Enhanced Mat & Props

Mat 2 teaches the remaining intermediate and advanced level Mat exercises for a complete understanding of the Pilates Mat program. Lectures include progressive skill development to achieve the advanced exercises, programming for intermediate and advanced classes, and creating successful Mat classes.

This module is offered in person only.

Friday, April 19, 2024, 1:00 PM - Sunday, April 21, 2024, 6:30 PM
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Cadillac/Trap Table/Tower Bal. Body Pilates Teacher Training

APR 26 - 28, 2024 / 16 hours

Complete Trapeze Table and Tower Exercises

Provides a thorough introduction to Trapeze Table and Tower exercises and applications for beginning, post–rehabilitation, and advanced clients. Sequencing, program design, and exploration of exercise applications are covered, as well as equipment setup, safety, and maintenance.

This module is offered in person only.

Friday, Apr 26, 1:00 PM - Sunday, Apr 28, 2024, 7:00 PM
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Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 1-7 pm (18 hours)

Prerequisites: Mat 1 and Reformer 1 (recommended)

Reformer 1 Balanced Body Pilates Teacher Training

MAY 10 - 12, 2024 / 16 hours

Introduction to Reformer Beginning Exercises

This course introduces you to what Joseph Pilates called the ‘Universal’ Reformer, which is the centerpiece of the Pilates equipment studio and an invaluable training tool. Reformer 1 teaches you how to safely utilize the Reformer and many of the beginning and intermediate Pilates Reformer exercises. Reformer 1 also reviews common modifications and variations necessary for teaching the client in front of you and gives you the ‘why’ behind the ‘what’, empowering critical reasoning skills from the very start of your training.

This module is offered in person only.

Friday May 10, 1:00 PM - Sunday May 12, 2024, 6:30 PM (16 hours)
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Chair Balanced Body Pilates Teacher Training

MAY 17 - 18, 2024 / 14 hours

Wunda Chair, EXO® Chair, and split pedal Combo Chair

The Pilates chair is great for strengthening athletic clients and as an addition to group programming. Any of the chairs can be used to incorporate standing and upright core work into a client’s studio experience. This course includes exercises, programming, and variations for the original Wunda chair, the EXO chair, and the split pedal Combo Chair.

This module is offered in person only.

Fri, May 17, 12:00 PM - Sat, May 18, 2024, 7:00 PM

Barrels Balanced Body Pilates Teacher Training

MAY 19, 2024 / 6 hours

Complete Step Barrel and Ladder Barrel

Includes exercises and variations for the Step Barrel and Ladder Barrel, both are excellent tools for enhancing spinal mobility and core strength. The Ladder Barrel is most commonly used in a studio setting while the Step Barrel is a great addition to group classes.

This module is offered in person only.

Sunday, May 19, 2024, 12:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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Reformer 2 Balanced Body Pilates Teacher Training

MAY 31 - JUN 2, 2024 / 16 hours

Intermediate Reformer Exercises

Reformer 2 expands the potential of the Reformer with intermediate and advanced exercises and includes associated safety protocols and modifications. Reformer 2 also explores programs designed for specific populations, including pre and postnatal clients, clients with osteoporosis, and clients with lower back issues. Class design, dynamic assessment, and correcting common dysfunctional movement patterns are also included.

This module is offered in person only.

Fri, May 31, 1:00 PM - Sun. June 2, 2024, 6:30 PM

Prerequisites: Reformer 1

Mat Intensive (Online Only) – Balanced Body Mat 1, 2, & 3

JUN 21 -30, 2024 / 16 hours

Are you ready to knock out all of your Mat modules in a short period of time? Our Mat Intensive is for you. Take one module or sign up for all three and SAVE BIG!

These modules are offered online only. Sign up for one module, or join us for all three!

Mat 1 June 21-23, 1:00pm - 6:30pm daily - REGISTER HERE

Mat 2 June 24-26, 1:00pm - 6:30pm daily - REGISTER HERE

Mat 3 June 28-30, 1:00pm - 6:30pm daily - REGISTER HERE

Use the code ALIGNREFBUNDLE when registering for all three to save $100.

Reformer Intensive (Online Only) Balanced Body Reformer 1 & 2

JUL 11 - JUL 16, 2024 / 16 hours

Are you looking to complete your Balanced Body Reformer modules quickly and conveniently? Look no further than our online-only Reformer Intensive program!

Reformer 3 must be taken in person. You can join us in October for our Reformer 3 module, or take this module from any Balanced Body Master Educator.

Reformer 1 July 11-13th, 1:00pm - 6:30pm daily - REGISTER HERE

Reformer 2 July 14-16th, 1:00pm - 6:30pm daily - REGISTER HERE

Movement Principles Balanced Body Pilates Teacher Training

AUG 23 - 25, 2024 / 16 hours

The Movement Principles module is the foundation. This module teaches you how to recognize, improve, and teach fundamental movement.
This course is designed for new and experienced instructors to refine their understanding of the body in motion. It provides the foundational knowledge to understand fundamental movement and become a truly transformative instructor. Movement Principles is a program requirement for our Pilates Instructor Training and Integrated Movement Specialist certificate.

August 23 - 25, 1:00pm - 6:30pm each day
This module is offered in person only.

Reformer 1 Balanced Body Pilates Teacher Training

SEP 6 - 8, 2024 / 16 hours

Introduction to Reformer Beginning Exercises

This course introduces you to what Joseph Pilates called the ‘Universal’ Reformer, which is the centerpiece of the Pilates equipment studio and an invaluable training tool. Reformer 1 teaches you how to safely utilize the Reformer and many of the beginning and intermediate Pilates Reformer exercises. Reformer 1 also reviews common modifications and variations necessary for teaching the client in front of you and gives you the ‘why’ behind the ‘what’, empowering critical reasoning skills from the very start of your training.

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 1-6:30 pm (16 hours)

This module is offered in person only. The link to register is coming soon!

Reformer 2 Balanced Body Pilates Teacher Training

SEP 13 - 15, 2024 / 16 hours

Intermediate Reformer Exercises

Reformer 2 expands the potential of the Reformer with intermediate and advanced exercises and includes associated safety protocols and modifications. Reformer 2 also explores programs designed for specific populations, including pre and postnatal clients, clients with osteoporosis, and clients with lower back issues. Class design, dynamic assessment, and correcting common dysfunctional movement patterns are also included.

This module is offered in person only.

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 1-6:30 pm (16 hours)

Prerequisites: Reformer 1

Mat 1 Balanced Body Pilates Teacher Training

SEP 27 - 29, 2024 / 16 hours

Introduction to Pilates & Beginning / Intermediate Mat Exercises

Mat 1 forms the foundation of the Pilates method. This course includes an introduction to the history and principles of the Pilates method and the beginning and intermediate-level exercises. Each exercise includes training on modifications, challenges, the purpose of the exercise, and any precautions for injuries and special populations. How to design and teach group classes and guidelines for teaching seniors and pre–and postnatal classes are included.

This module is offered in person only.

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 1-6:30 pm (16 hours)

Cadillac / Trap Table / Tower Balanced Body Pilates Teacher Training

OCT 4 - 6, 2024 / 18 hours

Complete Trapeze Table and Tower Exercises

Provides a thorough introduction to Trapeze Table and Tower exercises and applications for beginning, post–rehabilitation, and advanced clients. Sequencing, program design, and exploration of exercise applications are covered, as well as equipment setup, safety, and maintenance.

This module is offered in person only.

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 1-7 pm (18 hours)

Prerequisites: Mat 1 and Reformer 1 (recommended)

Reformer 3 Balanced Body Pilates Teacher Training

OCT 11 - 13, 2024 / 16 hours

Advanced Reformer Exercises & Programming

Reformer 3 is the pinnacle of the Reformer work and includes advanced and super-advanced exercises. Challenge clients to achieve their best with progressive sequences designed to teach students advanced movement skills. In addition, our principle-based programming will guide you in creating safe and successful multi-level classes.

This module is offered in person only.

October 11-13, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 1-6:30 pm (16 hours)

Prerequisites: Reformer 1 and 2 or successful completion of a comparable Pilates Reformer program.

Mat 2 Balanced Body Pilates Teacher Training

OCT 25 - 27, 2024 / 16 hours

Intermediate / Advanced Mat Exercises

Mat 2 teaches the remaining intermediate and advanced level Mat exercises for a complete understanding of the Pilates Mat program. Lectures include progressive skill development to achieve the advanced exercises, programming for intermediate and advanced classes, and creating successful Mat classes.

This module is offered in person only.

Oct. 25 - 27, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 1-6:30 pm (16 hours)

Chair Balanced Body Pilates Teacher Training

NOV 8 - 9, 2024 / 14 hours

Wunda Chair, EXO® Chair, and split pedal Combo Chair

The Pilates chair is great for strengthening athletic clients and as an addition to group programming. Any of the chairs can be used to incorporate standing and upright core work into a client’s studio experience. This course includes exercises, programming, and variations for the original Wunda chair, the EXO chair, and the split pedal Combo Chair.

This module is offered in person only.

November 8 - 9, Friday and Saturday 12-7:00 pm (14 hours).

Barrels Balanced Body Pilates Teacher Training

NOV 10, 2024 / 6 hours

Complete Step Barrel and Ladder Barrel

Includes exercises and variations for the Step Barrel and Ladder Barrel, both are excellent tools for enhancing spinal mobility and core strength. The Ladder Barrel is most commonly used in a studio setting while the Step Barrel is a great addition to group classes.

This module is offered in person only.

Sunday 12:30-6:30 pm (6 hours)

Mat 3 Balanced Body Pilates Teacher Training

NOV 15 - 17, 2024 / 16 hours

Enhanced Mat & Props

Enhanced Pilates Mat completes the Mat training by adding rings, rollers, bands, and balls to the traditional Mat exercises. In addition, Enhanced Mat includes functional exercises for the upper and lower body expanding the Mat work beyond the core to develop whole-body strength and flexibility. The Balanced Body Programming System is introduced to make class design easy, effective, and fun. Adding props to a mat class makes them more dynamic, creative, and accessible and clients love toys!

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 1-6:30 pm (16 hours)

This module is offered in person only.

Mat Intensive (Online Only) Balanced Body MAT 1, 2, and 3

DEC 6 - 15, 2024 / 16 hours

Are you ready to knock out all of your Mat modules in a short period of time? Our Mat Intensive is for you. Take one module or sign up for all three and SAVE BIG!

These modules are offered online only. Sign up for one module, or join us for all three!

Mat 1 December 6-8th Register HERE!

Mat 2 December 9-11th Register HERE!

Mat 3 December 13-15th Register HERE!

Use the code ALIGNREFBUNDLE at checkout to save an additional $100!

MORE TRAINING MODULES

Online Mat Intensive
[ Summer 2024 ]

Are you ready to knock out all of your Mat modules quickly? Our Mat Intensive is for you. These modules are offered online only.

Take one module or sign up for all three modules and SAVE!

To sign up for the FULL INTENSIVE, add each course individually and enter code ALIGNMAT24 when checking out to save $100.

Online Reformer Intensive
[ Summer 2024 ]

Are you looking to complete your Balanced Body Reformer modules quickly and conveniently?

Look no further than our online-only Reformer Intensive program!

Join us for Reformer 1 & 2 online and Reformer 3 in person from any authorized Balanced Body Master Educator.

Register now and gain access to the online Reformer 1 & 2 modules from July 11-16th.

Register for the full intensive or for individual modules, whichever suits your schedule.

Sign up 30 days before the module start date and save $50 per module.

Use the code “ALIGNREFBUNDLE” at checkout when signing up for both Reformer 1 and 2 for an additional $100 off.

Pilates Teacher Training FAQ

Although it is recommended to start with movement principles, it is just fine to start with mat one or reformer one instead. You must take mat one before mat two and three and reformer one before reformer two and three.

You can take movement principles and anatomy at any time before the test out.

Pilates Teacher Training Mentorship

ALIGN’s Mentor Program is truly exceptional, tailored to those pursuing Balanced Body Pilates certification no matter where they are in the world. With exclusive weekly classes led by Balanced Body Principal Educator and Founder/CEO, Brooke Bowersock, real-time feedback on your teaching practice, and unlimited access to our on-demand video library of Mentor group classes, workshops, and deep dives, you’ll have everything you need to become an exceptional Pilates instructor.

Stay on track during your certification journey, develop the skills you need, and confidently meet your required hours.

Pilates Teacher Training - ALIGN Pilates Studios

ALIGN’s Mentor Program is truly exceptional, tailored to those pursuing Balanced Body Pilates certification no matter where they are in the world. With exclusive weekly classes led by Founder/CEO and Balanced Body Principal Educator Brooke Bowersock, real-time feedback on your teaching practice, and unlimited access to our on-demand video library of Mentor group classes, workshops, and deep dives, you’ll have everything you need to become an exceptional Pilates instructor.

Stay on track during your certification journey, develop the skills you need, and confidently meet your required hours.

What Does The Mentor Program Include?

Mentor Classes

There are two weekly classes available exclusively for members of the Mentor Program. Unlike regular Pilates classes, these classes stick to the manual material to help you properly learn how to do the exercises and teach them to your students. This ensures that you have a solid foundation to start teaching and helps you pass your final exam.

Open Studio Times

Take advantage of our well-equipped studio to practice at your convenience. We offer open studio hours four days a week, allowing you to schedule your own time and come in to practice. You can use our equipment and join any of our on-demand classes (which count towards your self-practice hours), practice your own programming to see how it flows (also self-practice hours), or collaborate with other peers in the Mentor Program to practice your teaching skills (these count towards your practice teaching hours). This offer is exclusively for local residents.

Observation Hours

You will have the opportunity to observe our teachers in action as they teach in our studios. As a participant, you will be a silent observer during class while also assisting the instructor with greeting clients, setting up equipment, and experiencing firsthand what goes on in a real-life studio setting. This experience will provide you with ideas for teaching and cueing, as well as fulfilling your required observation hours.

Practice Teaching Hours

Participants in our program are provided with exclusive time on Saturdays to hone their teaching skills by practicing with each other. These sessions are overseen by Brooke, who offers valuable tips and guidance to help participants improve.

Teaching Labs

Join us for our workshops, where we delve into specific topics such as common injuries, Pilates for pregnancy, when to advance clients, tips for retaining clients, and more. These workshops provide an opportunity to expand your knowledge and enhance your skills.

On-Demand Video Library

Our Mentor Program video library is a valuable resource that provides you with recordings of all our mentor classes. This means you have the flexibility to review the content at your convenience, giving you the power to learn and grow on your own terms. Additionally, our platform offers “teaching labs” that you can access to deepen your understanding and enhance your skills. With these tools at your fingertips, there’s no limit to what you can achieve.

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