WAPilates Teacher Training Program
To nurture and guide students in a supportive, safe and inspiring environment creating Pilates Instructors who are intuitive, passionate and committed to the Traditional Pilates Method.
WAPilates is a boutique style studio in our way of teaching and and we pride ourselves not only on knowledge of Joseph Pilates work but, also in our treatment and care of clients. So, we wanted to share that with others who have that same passion. We offer an Assessment-based Certificate that is just as intimate as our client’s workouts and with a class size limit of 3.
Our program is designed to teach you how to be an instructor including a practical assessment of movement and teaching skills for the apparatus. A true mentorship experience you will learn the Traditional Method as Joseph Pilates created it. Key fundamentals of anatomy, physiology and theory of movement serves as the basis of the program as well as how to teach, how to make the most of your clients workout and keep their goals and needs in mind and how to teach to the body in front of you. Many courses just teach you the exercise and we really wanted to include how to be an amazing instructor and truly understand the work of Joseph Pilates.
Our program is taught over a series of weekend sessions in our beautiful studio located near downtown Houston. We don't teach Modular or Levels and are a full Comprehensive Program. You will learn Cadillac, Reformer, Wunda Chair, Ladder Barrel and Spine Corrector, Pedi Pole, Foot Corrector and the smaller apparatus as well as modifications for Pregnancy, knee, back, hip issues and more. Between the weekend intensives, we will share our equipment and expertise with guidance and feedback. There will be observation and assistant teaching hours. All hours in our program are hands on, no online learning but in the studio and feeling and seeing the work. You will learn on Gratz Apparatus.
WAPilates Teacher Training Program is known for it's Mentorship/Apprenticeship style of teaching for the students. Each student receives full attention of Director and the staff of the school as well as all the instructors at the studio. Feedback, direction, and guidance are key elements and make this program unique. Every Teacher Training Instructor receives the Pilates Metric app as part of the course as well as access to WAP Channel to study what is gone over in class lecture.
Tuition and Payment $4,900 (full payment by cash or check, discounted price) Due before start of course. $5,000 (full price- paid by credit card) $5250 (2 payments with installment plan)
Payment Plan: Pay in installments with first installment due before class begins. Schedule of installments will be given when you are accepted for the Teacher Training course. Depending on the course dates.
Your payment includes • Weekend training • Training Manual • Handouts • Practical Test-out/Exit Interview •Studio privileges for apprenticeship & personal practice • Handouts that continue after training is finished • One-on-One Mentorship hours with the Director • WAP Pilates Metric App to use while in Program * Mentorship hours with each CE Program Teacher * WAP Channel access
Tuition cost does not include:
Private sessions with our instructors (if needed or wanted) •Professional Liability Insurance •Re-testing fees (if applicable) •Lost Manuals (Training Manual & Exercise Manuals, up to $300 to replace all) . • Required reading (list will be given ) •CPR Training fees (if applicable)
Transferability of Previous Training- We also have an assessment for each apparatus if you have already completed part or parts of training but have not done the Comprehensive Training and are looking to complete your Pilates training. This allows the student to enter our program designed to their needs. Based off each individual so please call or email for information. Done on an individual basis so the class is scheduled accordingly. There is an assessment fee based on practical assessment or written.
We realize taking this journey and how to go about it can be confusing. Please feel free to contact us to help understand the differences so that you make the choice that is right for you. We want everyone to follow their passion for Pilates no matter what that route or path is for them. We will work with you on any time frame you need and can design the program to fit your schedule.
If you are interested and would like to fill out our Application Click Here
Please feel free to contact us to ask any questions or to have our school catalog emailed to you. Call us at 281-352-5791 or email us at email@example.com
Winter 2017/2018 begins December/January
Please contact for specific dates and more info. Our normal schedule is Spring, Spring/Summer, Summer/Fall, Fall/Winter and Winter Courses. If our normal schedule of classes don't work for your schedule we are happy to plan one around your individual needs just let us know.
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