PILATES TEACHER TRAINING

Learn the skills you need to become a Pilates teacher and turn your passion into a career.  Breathe is recognised in Singapore and throughout the region for its quality Pilates teacher training and expertise.

STOTT PILATES® TEACHER TRAINING

We are a MERRITHEW™ Licensed Training Center providing courses and workshops in Singapore using the STOTT PILATES® Method. STOTT PILATES® is a contemporary approach to the original exercise method pioneered by the late Joseph Pilates.

The refined method resulted in the inclusion of modern principles of exercise science and rehabilitation – making it one of the safest and most effective methods available.

All STOTT PILATES® Courses and Workshops are led by our Education Director, Thicha Srivisal. Read more about Thicha here 

STOTT PILATES®

PILATES TEACHER TRAINING COURSE SCHEDULE

INTENSIVE MAT-PLUS
(4.0 CECs – 40 Hours)

Jun 4 – Jun 26
Aug 15 – Aug 24
Dec 12 – Dec 21

Zurina Bryant

What You Will Learn:

  • The STOTT PILATES Five Basic Principles
  • Essential, Intermediate, Power workouts
  • Flex-Band, Fitness Circle + Arc Barrel variations
  • Effective communication + observational skills
  • Verbal cueing and imagery for performance enhancement + client motivation
  • Theory and practice of postural analysis
  • 63 exercises + specific body types, postural issues + conditions modifications
  • How to incorporate resistance equipment to support + intensify exercises
  • Exercise layering related to effective program design
  • Workout composition for personal and group training

INTENSIVE REFORMER
(5.0 CECs – 50 Hours)

Jun 9 – Jun 20
Aug 6 – Sep 4
Nov 28 – Dec 9

Breathe Pilates

What you will learn

  • The STOTT PILATES Five Basic Principles
  • Essential, Intermediate, Power workouts
  • Effective use of the reformer to enhance torso stability and strength, peripheral extremity conditioning, joint stability, flexibility, balance and coordination
  • Effective communication and observational skills
  • Verbal cueing and imagery for performance enhancement and client motivation
  • Theory and practice of postural analysis
  • 139 exercises plus modifications for specific body types, postural issues and conditions
  • How to incorporate resistance equipment to support and intensify exercises
  • Exercise layering related to effective program design
  • Workout composition for personal and group training

FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY
(3.0 CECs – 30 Hours)

Aug 7 – Aug 12
Nov 21 – Nov 27

Rohini

The Functional Anatomy course is part of the Comprehensive program, and fully prepares students for that program. Additionally it can serve as a refresher or for anyone needing to fulfill the anatomy prerequisite for the Intensive program.

What you will learn

  • Anatomical position and the importance of it
  • The bones that make up the axial and appendicular skeleton
  • Names and locations of bony prominences and landmarks
  • Terms of direction and relationship and their application to movement
  • Types of joints and the movements available at the joints
  • Types of muscular contractions including the application of force
  • Origin, insertion and action of muscles
  • Application of functional anatomy to chosen exercises and movements

ADVANCED CADILLAC, CHAIR & BARRELS
(1.2 CECs – 12 Hours)

May 31 – Jun 1
Oct 25 – Oct 26

The Advanced Cadillac, Chair & Barrels course is structured into three separate modules to allow you to choose which element to take, and when (they will likely be scheduled consecutively). Completion of all three modules below is required to be eligible for certification.

What you will learn

  • Muscular initiation and sequencing of Advanced-level exercises
  • Multiple variations for variety and intensity
  • 56 exercises

INTENSIVE CADILLAC
(2.5 CECs – 25 Hours)

May 16 – May 20
Oct 10 – Oct 14

What you will learn

  • A variety of exercises performed on the Cadillac Trapeze Table through the full Essential and Intermediate repertoire
  • To become better acquainted with the Cadillac as a tool to create complete workouts or as a complement to routines featuring Matwork and other equipment
  • To observe and experience a variety of exercises utilizing the Cadillac’s features including the Roll-Down Bar, Push-Thru Bar, Trapeze, Leg and Arm Springs
  • The goals of each exercise, biomechanics and alignment, as well as cueing and correcting for safety and effectiveness
  • How to apply the STOTT PILATES Five Basic Principles to a variety of exercises, variations and modifications
  • Familiarity with the safety guidelines and application of the equipment for a variety of clients

INTENSIVE STABILITY CHAIR
(1.5 CECs – 15 Hours)

May 23 – May 25
Oct 17 – Oct 19

What you will learn

  • Functional exercises to develop core strength against spring resistance in a variety of positions, including standing, sitting, prone and side-lying
  • How to apply the STOTT PILATES Five Basic Principles to Essential and Intermediate-level Stability Chair exercises
  • Better understanding of movement essence and exercise goals, proper execution and muscle activation
  • How to improve core stability, increase peripheral strength and enhance mobility on one piece of equipment
  • How the split-pedal option transforms exercises by challenging bilateral, unilateral and reciprocal strength and stability
  • Cues and corrections for safety and effectiveness

INTENSIVE BARRELS
(1 CECs – 10 Hours)

May 26 – May 27
Oct 20 – Oct 21

Dr Deborah Wong

What you will learn

  • How to apply the STOTT PILATES Five Basic Principles to exercises on the Arc Barrel, Spine Corrector and Ladder Barrel
  • Exercises from the STOTT PILATES Essential and Intermediate Barrel repertoire
  • To understand movement essence and exercise goals
  • How to support the spine in flexion, lateral flexion or extension, to target core and peripheral muscle groups, and to adapt exercises to specific body types
  • How to incorporate the barrels into a full-body workout and program for specific body types, postural issues and conditions
  • To develop effective communication and observational skills, verbal cueing and imagery for performance enhancement and client motivation

ADVANCED MATWORK
(0.6 CECs – 6 Hours)

Aug 28
Dec 22

Zurina Bryant

This six-hour course held over one-day, progresses to Matwork to more advanced material, providing further options and challenges on the mat for highly conditioned clients. Exercises require a high degree of strength, balance and coordination.

 What you will learn

  • Muscular initiation and sequencing of Advanced-level exercises
  • Multiple variations for variety and intensity
  • 13 exercises

ADVANCED REFORMER
(1.8 CECs – 18 Hours)

Jul 20 – Jul 22

This six-hour course held over one-day, progresses to Matwork to more advanced material, providing further options and challenges on the mat for highly conditioned clients. Exercises require a high degree of strength, balance and coordination.

What you will learn

  • Muscular initiation and sequencing of Advanced-level exercises
  • Multiple variations for variety and intensity
  • 13 exercises

INJURIES & SPECIAL POPULATIONS
(2.4 CECs – 24 Hours)

Sep 20 – Sep 23

The STOTT PILATES® Injuries & Special Populations (ISP) course equips you with the skills required to address a broad range of physical challenges among your clients. Completion of ISP is required for full STOTT PILATES certification.

What you will learn

  • Approaches to rehabilitating an injured musculoskeletal system
  • Anatomy and biomechanics, dysfunctions and pathologies, and exercise modifications in the: lumbo-pelvic, cervical, upper quadrant, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, ankle and foot regions
  • Pregnancy, fibromyalgia and other special conditions plus workout design
  • Appropriate modification of Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Stability Chair and Barrel exercises

ANATOMY REVIEW WORKSHOP
(0.6 CECs – 6 Hours)

Jun 3
Aug 14

This lecture, developed by the Merrithew team, is a review for those who already have functional anatomy knowledge. Topics include: basic biomechanics (levers, effects of gravitational force, effects of muscle force), anatomical terminology, skeletal anatomy, actions at the joints, major muscle groups and the muscles’ origin insertion and action. Select exercises from the STOTT PILATES® repertoire are also broken down and analyzed in terms of the functional anatomy at play. Participants will deepen their understanding of the body and enhance their teaching.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand levers, effects of gravitational force and effects of muscle force
  2. Review anatomical terminology
  3. Review musculoskeletal anatomy
  4. Review muscle origins, insertions and actions
  5. Understand how to analyze the functional anatomy of an exercise

BEYOND THE BIOMECHANICAL PRINCIPLES
(0.3 CECs – 3 Hours)

Dec 5

Breathe Pilates

The STOTT PILATES Principles form the foundation of the STOTT PILATES Movement System and provide the initial framework for programming. These concepts, when applied appropriately and strategically, will facilitate awareness and ensure optimal alignment as well as appropriate engagement of required muscles in clients.

Learning Objectives

  1. Discover how the STOTT PILATES Principles form the foundation for any type of movement programming.
  2. Experience movements that illustrate the what, why and how of each Principle.
  3. Learn how the individual Principles support and facilitate movement patterns crucial for functional activity for all clients.
  4. Explore how the Principles have been evolved based on current scientific research in movement and exercise physiology.

EXPERIENCE MOVEMENT TO IMPROVE AWARENESS & TEACHING
(0.3 CECs – 3 Hours)

Dec 8

In order to be successful teachers, Pilates Instructors need a deep awareness of how their own body works and feels. Every individual develops a unique style of movement that is used in everyday activities. These distinct patterns may not be the most efficient. The use of self-exploration and observation can bring awareness to how we move and the characteristics of these movements known as movement qualities.

The resultant awareness can facilitate more efficient and effective exercise choices for future programming for clients and self. In addition, this standing warm up can be used to facilitate self‐exploration of common movement patterns in combination with the STOTT PILATES Principles, focusing on movement qualities that stimulate the fascial system.

Learning Objectives

  1. Experience a standing warm up to observe and develop awareness of preferred or habitual movement patterns.
  2. Explore how the STOTT PILATES Principles are incorporated in more dynamic movement sequences.
  3. Use warm up exercises to incorporate recognized movement patterns, movement qualities and fascial integration.
  4. Develop an understanding of how individual movement preferences can provide a framework for programming goals.

GYROTONIC® Level 1 Teacher Training

4th – 11th September 2022

Stage 1: Pre-training 6 days
(5 hours daily -total 30 hrs )