Teacher Training

Balanced Body EDucation at Meridian Pilates 2020/2021

please note we are open for REGISTRATION for the upcoming 2020/2021 year.

As we navigate this current time of COVID-19, we will be moving some of our training to an online format. (Some course will be offered both in studio and online.) Stay tuned as our format evolves through the fall while we respond to the safest option for providing this years courses.

Registration is through Balanced Body Education website.

 

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!

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!

 

TEST OUTS: 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. As always if you need another date, please contact us and we can work out a schedule.

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. 

 

 

Balanced Body

Anatomy in 3 Dimensions ONLINE FORMAT :COMPLETED

Instructors: Heather Low/Lauren Brandt

Build the body from the inside out with Anatomy in Three Dimensions™. Learn the structure and function of bones, joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments as well as the origin, insertion and action of the major muscles of movement by building them yourself on a specially designed skeleton. There is no better way to learn anatomy! Learn how muscles move by experiencing each muscle group in action and relating these exercises to functional movement.

  • Saturday, September 12, 2020, from 9AM to 6PM
  • Sunday, September 13, 2020, from 9AM to 6PM

Class fee $490 *USD* (early registration); $540 *USD* (regular registration: 21 days before start date)
Materials fee $60*USD* (manual and DVD/video streaming) Additional materials: Clay purchase/rental and Skeleton Deposit along with recommended additional book/app will be emailed out at time of registration or email us for more details.

 

REGISTER HERE


MOVEMENT PRINCIPLES:COMPLETED

Instructors: Heather Low/Lauren Brandt

  • Friday, September 25, 2020, from 2:30PM to 7:30PM
  • Saturday, September 26, 2020, from 1PM to 7:30PM
  • Sunday, September 27, 2020, from 9AM to 4PM

Class fee $440 *USD* (early registration); $490 *USD* (regular registration: 21 days before start date)
Materials fee $65*USD* (manual and DVD/video streaming)


MAT : COMPLETED 

Instructors: Heather Low/Lauren Brandt

  • Friday, October 16, 2020, from 2:30PM to 7:30PM
  • Saturday, October 17, 2020, from 1PM to 7:30PM
  • Sunday, October 18, 2020, from 9AM to 4PM

Class fee $440 *USD* (early registration); $490 *USD* (regular registration: 21 days before start date)
Materials fee $60*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


REFORMER 1: POSTPONED AND FULL 

Instructors: Heather Low/Lauren Brandt

  • Friday, November 27, 2020, from 2:30PM to 7:30PM
  • Saturday, November 28, 2020, from 1PM to 7:30PM
  • Sunday, November 29, 2020, from 9AM to 4PM

Class fee $440*USD* (early registration); $490 *USD* (regular registration: 21 days before start date)
Materials fee $60*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 1

Instructors: Heather Low/Lauren Brandt

  • Friday, January 15, 2021, from 2:30PM to 7:30PM
  • Saturday, January 16, 2021, from 1PM to 7:30PM
  • Sunday, January 17, 2021, from 9AM to 4PM

Class fee $440 *USD* (early registration); $490 *USD* (regular registration: 21 days before start date)
Materials fee $150*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 

Instructors: Heather Low/Lauren Brandt

  • Friday, February 5, 2021, from 2:30PM to 7:30PM
  • Saturday, February 6, 2021, from 1PM to 7:30PM
  • Sunday, February 7, 2021, from 9AM to 3PM

Class fee $440 *USD* (early registration); $490 *USD* (regular registration: 21 days before start date)
Materials fee $60*USD* (manual and DVD/video streaming)

Register HERE


 

REFORMER 2 

Instructors: Heather Low/Lauren Brandt

  • Friday, March 5, 2021, from 2:30PM to 7:30PM
  • Saturday, March 6, 2021, from 1PM to 7:30PM
  • Sunday, March 7, 2021, from 9AM to 4PM

Class fee $440 *USD* (early registration); $490 *USD* (regular registration: 21 days before start date)
Materials fee $60*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  2

Instructors: Heather Low/Lauren Brandt

  • Friday, April 9, 2021, from 2:30PM to 7:30PM
  • Saturday, April 10, 2021, from 1PM to 7:30PM
  • Sunday, April 11, 2021, from 9AM to 4PM

Class fee $440 *USD* (early registration); $490 *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

Instructors: Heather Low/Lauren Brandt

  • Friday, April 30, 2021, from 2:30PM to 7:30PM
  • Saturday, May 1, 2021, from 1PM to 7PM
  • Sunday, May 2, 2021, from 9AM to 2:30PM

Class fee $440 *USD*(early registration); $490 *USD* (regular registration: 21 days before start date)
Materials fee $60*USD* (manual and DVD/video streaming)

Register HERE


REFORMER 3 

Instructors: Heather Low/Lauren Brandt

  • Friday, May 28, 2021, from 2:30PM to 7:30PM
  • Saturday, May 29, 2021, from 1PM to 7PM
  • Sunday, May 30, 2021, from 9AM to 2:30PM

Class fee $440 *USD*(early registration); $490 *USD* (regular registration: 21 days before start date)
Materials fee $60*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 3

Instructors: Heather Low/Lauren Brandt

  • Friday, June 11, 2021, from 2:30PM to 7:30PM
  • Saturday, June 12, 2021, from 1PM to 7PM
  • Sunday, June 13, 2021, from 9AM to 2:30PM

Class fee $440 *USD* (early registration); $490 *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

 

 

Balanced Body