Comprehensive Teacher Training Program

Upside-Down Pilates Comprehensive Teacher Training

The Upside-Down Pilates Comprehensive Teacher Training Program is focused on developing creative and problem solving teachers, who have a strong base in functional anatomy, basic biomechanics, and innovative teaching skills.

Please email info@upsidedownpilates.com for an application and information on the application process.  Application Deadline is TBA.  Late applications will be accepted until the program is full with qualified applicants. Space is limited!

Next Training Program Dates : TBA

  • 800 hours
  • Fundamentals $1000 (no prerequisites open to all), Level I $2500, Level II $2000, Level III $1500
  • prerequisite- Starting with Level I training- Fundamentals course, Pilates Experience, & 15 solo lessons with Lisa Orig (may be done concurrently to Training Program if necessary), proficiency in Level I curriculum.

Fundamentals-

  • 8 weeks
  • $1000
  • Seminar Hours-TBA

64 Seminar Hours

  • Experiential Anatomy
  • Basic Biomechanics
  • Neuromuscular retraining fundamental exercises.

Level I- Foundations

  • 10 weeks
  • $2500
  • Seminar Hours-TBA
  • Practical Hours- Saturdays 12pm-4pm (studio is open for personal practice, practice teaching, and observation if needed)

80 Seminar Hours

  • Includes
  • Postural Analysis
  • Dynamic Movement Assessment
  • Common Injuries & Conditions
  • Level I, & Level II Pilates based Exercises on Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Ladder Barrel, Arc Barrel, Spine Corrector, Ped-o-Pole, and small apparatus!

120 Practical Hours

  • Includes
  • 60 hours observation
  • 30 hours personal practice
  • 30 hours practice teaching
  • Total Hours- 264

Level II- Strength and Flexibility

  • 12 weeks
  • Seminar Hours-TBA
  • Practical Hours- Saturdays 12pm-4pm (studio is open for personal practice, practice teaching, and observation if needed)

96 Seminar Hours

  • Includes
  • Effective communication and teaching skills
  • Level III,& Level IV Pilates based Exercises on Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Ladder Barrel, Arc Barrel, Spine Corrector, Ped-o-Pole, and small apparatus!

80 Practical Hours

  • Includes
  • 10 hours observation
  • 40 hours personal practice
  • 30 hours practice teaching
  • Total Hours- 176

Level III- Dancing with Springs

  • 9 weeks
  • Dates TBA
  • Seminar Hours-TBA
  • Practical Hours- Saturdays 12pm-4pm (studio is open for personal practice, practice teaching, and observation if needed)

72 Seminar Hours

  • Includes
  • The Business of Pilates
  • Programing for Success
  • Level V, and Level VI Pilates based Exercises on Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Ladder Barrel, Arc Barrel, Spine Corrector, Ped-o-Pole, and small apparatus!

60 Practical Hours

  • Includes
  • 40 hours personal practice
  • 20 hours practice teaching
  • Total Hours- 132

Teaching Apprenticeship

  • 228 practice teaching hours must be completed prior to practical exam
  • By application and invitation these hours may be done as a paid apprenticeship at the USD&P Studio under the direction of Lisa Orig.

Exam- $250

  • Individually Scheduled Practical Exam
  • Written Exam & Group Performance Exam

Successful completion of the Comprehensive Training Program & Exam may result in Job Opportunities at the Upside-Down Dance and Pilates Studio! Application and audition lesson required.

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