Teacher Certification

CLASSICAL PILATES USA™ TEACHER CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

The process consists of 600 hours of observation, training and apprentice teaching. During the course of the 600 hours there will be three system workshops where apprentices are taught beginning, intermediate, and advanced-level movements for each apparatus.

Each of the workshops are 2-3 days long and taught by a Teacher of Teachers classically trained and in most cases a Second Generation Teacher who was certified by Romana Kryzanowaska.

The 600 hours are generally divided into three phases although these phases may be modified by the Center Director or the U.S. Pilates™ Director of Education:

Exams are given at the completion of each phase. 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 can be given at the sole discretion of U.S. Pilates™.

U.S. Pilates™ Bridge Program for THE CLASSICAL PILATES USA™ TEACHER CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

Our affordable and condensed Bridge Program allows teachers who are certified in a non Classical program, to access and become certified in the Classical Methodolgy.

Click here for an application to the Full / Bridge Program.

Benefits of Certification through U.S. Pilates™

as Exclusive Provider of THE CLASSICAL PILATES TEACHER CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

When properly educated, the public can easily differentiate the services that Classically certified instructors provide from the services of others that teach general body conditioning or other Pilates programs. Instructors certified Classically by U.S. Pilates™ and its predecessor the U.S.P.A. ® are recognized throughout the Pilates and fitness community as extremely well qualified to teach. That is why Instructors graduating from our Program have an exceptionally high hire rate.

What are the Benefits After Certification?

Upon graduation, Certified Instructors will have the benefit of attending Continuing Education Workshops and Seminars offered exclusively by U.S. Pilates™. In order to maintain the quality of our Classical Instructors, Continuing Education is a requirement to maintain current certification. U.S. Pilates™ will also offer qualified Certified Instructors access to national referrals from our 800#, and website.