Teacher Training

Balanced Body EDucation at Meridian Pilates 2018/2019

Pilates teacher training

Our Pilates Teacher Training program is run under the umbrella of Balanced Body Education, an internationally-recognized and highly regarded Pilates equipment and education company based in Sacramento, CA. Our program is module-based – take each or all of the modules in the way that suits you best: all in one year, or spread out over 1, 2 or more years if it works better for your lifestyle or learning-style!

*NEW* TEST OUT DATES – We are please to announce that this coming teacher training session, we will have scheduled TEST OUT dates for past and current participants. We encourage you to book into one of these test out dates to complete your Balanced Body training. In order to book a test out, you must first send in a test out application and be approved by Balanced Body.

Please contact us if you are interested in booking one of the following test out dates:

FINAL TEST OUT MAT – November 25th, 2018: 9am – 12pm                        $200 *USD*

FINAL TEST OUT MAT & REFORMER – February 24th, 2019: 9am – 12pm $225 *USD*

FINAL TEST OUT COMPREHENSIVE – June 23rd, 2019: 9am – 12pm          $250 *USD*

Please note we encourage test outs to be completed within the following timelines: Mat – 6 months after course completion. Reformer – 1 year after course completion. Comprehensive – 18 months after course completion. 

 

For more information about the program see below and you can also go to the Balanced Body Education website. Please feel free to email or call us for more information!

Registration is through Balanced Body Education website.

Balanced Body


Introduction to Anatomy

Instructors: Heather Low

Introduction to Anatomy will give a foundation in Anatomy knowledge by learning more about the inner workings of the body and how to sense movement ‘from the inside out’.

Deepening our understanding of our physical structure and biomechanics can make a profound difference in sensing and approaching any physical practice or athletic pursuit. Every effort is made to provide information in an engaging and experiential manner so that the learning happens as much in the body as in the mind.

  • Saturday, September 15, 2018 TIME TO BE ANNOUNCED
  • Sunday September 16, 2018 TIME TO BE ANNOUNCED

Class fee $500 *CND* + GST
Materials:
ANATOMY OF MOVEMENT  Blandine Calais-Germain & TRAIL GUIDE TO THE BODY Andrew Biel (To be purchased by participant.)

REGISTER HERE*                                                                                                                                                          *Please note that registration for this course is done directly through the studio’s education department.


MAT 1 AND MOVEMENT PRINCIPLES

Instructors: Heather Low

  • Friday, October 12, 2018, from 2PM to 7:30PM
  • Saturday, October 13, 2018, from 1PM to 7:30PM
  • Sunday, October 14, 2018, from 9AM to 4PM

Class fee $480 *USD* (early registration); $520 *USD* (regular registration: 21 days before start date)
Materials fee $80*USD* (manual and DVD/video streaming)

Heather is an unreal instructor. She is extremely knowledgeable and is very diligent in ensuring that each of us understands what we are discussing before moving on. If I didn’t have such an appreciation for Balanced Body’s methodology and a desire to become an instructor of Balanced Body Pilates, Heather alone would make me want to take a course with Balanced Body. She is extremely thorough, patient and kind. I have taken 3 courses now with Heather as the instructor (Anatomy, Mat 1 and Mat 2) and she is fantastic!

Register HERE


CORE ALIGN 1

Instructors: Lauren Brandt

  • Friday, October 19th 2018: 2pm – 7pm
  • Saturday, October 20th 2018: 1pm-7pm
  • Sunday, October 21st 2018: 9am – 4 pm

Class fee $460*USD* (early registration); $500 *USD* (regular registration: 21 days before start date)
Materials fee $80*USD* (manual and DVD/video streaming)

Register HERE


REFORMER 1 AND MOVEMENT PRINCIPLES

Instructors: Heather Low

  • Friday, November 16, 2018, from 2PM to 7:30PM
  • Saturday, November 17, 2018, from 1PM to 7:30PM
  • Sunday, November 18, 2017, from 9AM to 4PM

Class fee $480*USD* (early registration); $520 *USD* (regular registration: 21 days before start date)
Materials fee $80*USD* (manual and DVD/video streaming)

Heather has excellent experience in teaching Pilates which I really felt she used and reflected back on when teaching us which I really liked. She has a deep understanding of Pilates, movement and the body which was evident in her teaching and I felt really helped us get the most out of the weekends teaching. I really appreciated her time, passion and experience.

Register HERE


TRAPEZE TABLE, CHAIR AND BARRELS: MODULE 1

Instructors: Heather Low

  • Friday, November 30, 2018, from 2PM to 7:30PM
  • Saturday, December 1, 2018, from 1PM to 7:30PM
  • Sunday, December 2, 2018, from 9AM to 4PM

Class fee $480 *USD* (early registration); $520 *USD* (regular registration: 21 days before start date)
Materials fee $240*USD* (manual and DVD/video streaming)

Excellent course. A lot of valuable and practical information. I loved Heather’s cueing and comments during the exercises. She is a very encouraging mentor and a very experienced pilates teacher. Looking forward to another course.

Register HERE


MAT 2 MODULE

Instructors: Lauren Brandt

  • Friday, January 11, 2019, from 2PM to 7:30PM
  • Saturday, January 12, 2019, from 1PM to 7:30PM
  • Sunday, January 13, 2019, from 9AM to 3PM

Class fee $460 *USD* (early registration); $500 *USD* (regular registration: 21 days before start date)
Materials fee $80*USD* (manual and DVD/video streaming)

Register HERE


REFORMER 2 MODULE

Instructors: Lauren Brandt

  • Friday, February 1, 2019, from 2PM to 7:30PM
  • Saturday, February 2, 2019, from 1PM to 7:30PM
  • Sunday, February 3, 2019, from 9AM to 3PM

Class fee $460 *USD* (early registration); $500 *USD* (regular registration: 21 days before start date)
Materials fee $80*USD* (manual and DVD/video streaming)

Heather continues to the be inspiring and supportive throughout the course. I find myself leaving more confident in my teaching abilities and understanding of movement as I progress through each module. I look forward to completing the program at Meridian Pilates.

Register HERE


 TRAPEZE TABLE, CHAIR AND BARRELS: MODULE 2

Instructors: Heather Low

  • Friday, March 1, 2019, from 2PM to 7:30PM
  • Saturday, March 2, 2019, from 1PM to 7:30PM
  • Sunday, March 3, 2019, from 9AM to 3PM

Class fee $460 *USD* (early registration); $500 *USD* (regular registration: 21 days before start date)
Materials fee $0 (same materials as module 1)

Heather Low provides exceptional detail, knowledge and heart into her teaching. I have been privileged to learn under her.

Register HERE


MAT 3 MODULE

Please note that anyone starting their training in 2018 is not required to take Mat 3, but it is offered as a continuing education course to further broaden your teaching skills. It will become a requirement as of 2019 and is a valuable course where you will learn great prop works and further mat movement.

Instructors: Lauren Brandt

  • Friday, April 5, 2019, from 2PM to 7:30PM
  • Saturday, April 6, 2019, from 1PM to 7PM
  • Sunday, April 7, 2019, from 9AM to 2:30PM

Class fee $440 *USD*(early registration); $480 *USD* (regular registration: 21 days before start date)
Materials fee $80*USD* (manual and DVD/video streaming)

Register HERE


REFORMER 3 MODULE

Instructors: Heather Low

  • Friday, May 3, 2019, from 2PM to 7:30PM
  • Saturday, May 4, 2019, from 1PM to 7PM
  • Sunday, May 5, 2019, from 9AM to 2:30PM

Class fee $440 *USD*(early registration); $480 *USD* (regular registration: 21 days before start date)
Materials fee $80*USD* (manual and DVD/video streaming)

This course was amazing. Heather doesn’t just teach the material, but spends the time to teach you how to be a confident and competent teacher.

Register HERE


TRAPEZE TABLE, CHAIR AND BARRELS: MODULE 3

Instructors: Heather Low

  • Friday, May 31, 2019, from 2PM to 7:30PM
  • Saturday, June 1, 2019, from 1PM to 7PM
  • Sunday, June 2, 2019, from 9AM to 2:30PM

Class fee $440 *USD* (early registration); $480 *USD* (regular registration: 21 days before start date)
Materials fee $0 (same materials as Module 1)

Excellent teaching that drew on experience and insight from not just Pilates but other background that gave a well rounded and deeper experience to offer your clients and teaching.

Register HERE

 

 

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