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.

Phase I Teacher Training Program

  • Completion of all modules and testing including Neuromuscular Re-education and Phase I modules.
  • Prerequisites: Pilates Experience & 15 solo lessons with Lisa Orig (may be done concurrently to training program if necessary).

Phase II Teacher Training Program

  • Completion of all modules and testing including Neuromuscular Re-education, Phase I, and Phase II modules.
  • Prerequisites: Pilates Experience & 15 solo lessons with Lisa Orig (may be done concurrently to training program if necessary), Neuromuscular Re-education and Phase I modules.

After testing out of Phase I and Phase II you will have completed 450 hours of training and are eligible to sit for the PMA Certification Exam.

Comprehensive Teacher Training Program

  • 800 hours
  • Completion of all modules and testing including Neuromuscular Re-education, Phase I, Phase II, and Phase III
  • Prerequisites: Pilates Experience & 15 solo lessons with Lisa Orig (may be done concurrently to training program if necessary), Neuromuscular Re-education, Phase I, and Phase II modules.

Below are descriptions of the levels-

Neuromuscular Re-education Certification-

Neuromuscular re-education is:
-System of assessments and movement awareness exercises that identifies healing
opportunities
-Proven to help resolve chronic musculoskeletal related disorders
-Easily reproducible stress-free practice model included in the training
-All the tools and skills you need to identify root causes of musculoskeletal issues
-An exciting healing art guaranteed to boost your personal satisfaction and professional success
to a whole new level
-Neuromuscular re-education is a holistic discipline that employs postural and movement
assessments to identify malfunctions and underlying conditions at the root of most common
musculoskeletal complaints.
-Bridges the gap from functional (released from physical therapy) to fabulous (enjoying your life
Pain-free)!
Click below for information on our upcoming course

Phase I – Foundations

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

Click below for information on upcoming Phase I Modules

Groundwork Phase I Teacher Training 2018

Reformer Phase I Teacher Training 2018

Cadillac Phase I Teacher Training 2018

Barrels Phase I will be scheduled for the beginning of April 2018

Chair & Ped-o-Pole Phase I will be scheduled for the beginning of May 2018

You may start in any of the Level I modules but must complete them all to become a Level I teacher.

Phase II – Strength and Flexibility

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

Phase II Modules will begin in July 2018

Completion of USDPilates Phase I  Teacher Training or comparable is required for Full Certification

Phase III – Dancing with Springs

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

Phase III Modules will begin January 2019

Completion of USDPilates Phase I & II Teacher Training or comparable is required for Full Certification.

Teaching Apprenticeship

  • 228 practice teaching hours must be completed prior to the practical exam for USDP Comprehensive Certification.
  • 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
  • You may test out at each level or wait until you have completed the comprehensive training.

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.