Teacher Training Program

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The New York Pilates Studio® Teacher Training at Rhinebeck Pilates

Rhinebeck Pilates is currently the only studio in the US outside of New York City where Sean Gallagher is teaching The New York Pilates Studio® Teacher Training Program.

The New York Pilates Studio® Teacher Training program is the original and longest running comprehensive pilates training program in the world, first originated by Joseph Pilates himself, and later taught by Romana Kryzanowska and run by Sean Gallagher. Today, Sean continues the legacy of the program with training centers in NYC, Rhinebeck, Greece, Brazil, Isreal, and Mexico.

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Why Get Certified in Authentic Pilates?

Out of the all the pilates styles – authentic pilates is most true to Joseph Pilates’ teaching.

There are many styles and versions of pilates on the market today, many of them sadly bearing little to no resemblance to Joseph Pilates’ actual work and what he intended for his method. Authentic Pilates is known for continuing Joe’s work with over 500 exercises, a particular teaching style, and specific equipment- all of which works together to create a pilates experience that is unparalleled in quality, integrity, and is most beneficial to the mind, body, and spirit.

Authentic Pilates teachers have a particular credibility in the pilates industry due to the high standards in training, rigorous certification process, and the connection to the history of the method.

After passing the final exam to become certified by The New York Pilates Studio®, eligibility to join The Pilates Guild® is available.

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What is The Pilates Guild®?

The Pilates Guild® has been an international organization dedicated to the preservation of Authentic Pilates.

Since 1993 The Pilates Guild® has been an international organization dedicated to the preservation of Authentic Pilates passed on and continued through the New York Pilates Studio® and The New York Pilates Studio® Teacher Certification program.

The New York Pilates Studio® and The Pilates Guild® are in a unique position to transmit the teachings of Joseph Pilates through our teacher certification program. Because the Pilates Guild® links its trademarks with its Standards of Practice, Code of Ethics, and quality control, the public can be sure that their Certified Instructor meets these standards.

The Pilates Guild® promotes, unites, and creates a community of Pilates teachers from around the world. All Pilates Guild® teachers have been certified through Pilates Inc, New York Pilates Studio®, or USPA and teach Authentic Pilates.

The public should look for Pilates Guild® Certified Teachers™ and/or PGCT™ to be sure their instructor meets these standards.

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Training Curriculum

The New York Pilates Studio® Teacher Training program consists of two phases. Phase one is academic study throughout the Seminar Series, followed by phase two, the apprentice program.

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Phase One: The Seminar Series

The seminar series were designed to teach the philosophical, technical, and academic study pedagogical aspects of Authentic Pilates™.

The seminar series were designed to teach the philosophical, technical, and academic study pedagogical aspects of Authentic Pilates™. Students are taught beginning, intermediate, and advanced-level movements for each apparatus. The movements are demanding, and you must be in good physical condition to participate. You must also be relatively active with decent flexibility and some sense of your body.

*A pre-requisite of 35 private sessions is required before training begins for this reason.

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Phase Two: The Apprentice Program

Experiential training that includes observation and practice, assisting, and teaching solo with supervision.

This program requires a total of 600 apprenticeship hours with a Pilates Guild® certified Teacher of Teachers or Training Center Director, in a Certification Center.

The 600 hours of apprenticeship are organized as follows:
First 200 hrs: Observation and practice
Second 200 hrs: Assisting a certified Pilates Guild® Instructor
Third 200 hrs: Teaching solo under the supervision of a certified Pilates Guild® Instructor.

Exams are given at the completion of each 200 hours. The three exams given are on the following systems and in the following order: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. The final exam consists of a practical and written test.

Progression through each phase develops your teaching skills and is completed according to your own schedule and that of the center. The apprenticeship must be finished in one year. Permission to extend an apprenticeship beyond one year is only given in extreme hardship cases.

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Additional Requirements

Additional requirements beyond the requirements listed above.

Pre-requisites
75 private sessions: 35 before training begins/35 during apprenticeship

These private sessions must be completed with a pre-approved teacher and must be documented on the “Prior Session Log” sheet

Requirements
Other than the 600 hours of apprenticeship and tests listed above, additional requirements to become a fully certified teacher include:

  • Exams, testing information is as follows:
    Beginner Test: (200 hours; $75.00) practical, oral Q & A
    Intermediate Test: (400 hours; $100.00) practical & written, oral Q & A Advanced Test: (600 hours; $125.00) practical, written, oral Q & A
    (Each exam must be scheduled with a Teacher of Teachers and may take place in Rhinebeck, NY, Somers, NY, or NYC, depending on the Teacher of Teachers’ schedule and availability.)
  • Attendance in additional workshop, How Authentic Pilates Works, taught by Sean Gallagher is required before full certification is issued. This workshop is based on anatomy and scientific information that is imperial evolution to deepening the understanding of the work.  This workshop may be attended at any point during apprenticeship at any training center where it is being offered.
  • Anatomy seminar: $275.00 (required to be taken during the Apprenticeship)

Dates

Basic: October 26, 27, 28, 2019
Intermediate: December 6, 7, 8, 2019
Advanced: January 24, 25, 26, 2020

Specific times for each day TBA.

Tuition

Full Comprehensive Certification

$500 deposit upon acceptance
$3500 before the start of the program
Total: $4000

Bridge Certification

$500 deposit upon acceptance
$2000 before the start of the program
Total: $2500

Learn More and Apply

To learn more and apply, download the Program Information Packet.