WAPilates Teacher Training with Hilary Opheim
Mission Statement: To build community, personal growth, and experience for each student as we teach you how to guide bodies through their own journey with Traditional Method of Joseph Pilates.
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Fall 2019- September 21st
Winter 2020- January 4th
Spring 2020 - April 11th
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WAPilates Teacher Training is a PSAP Approved School
WAPilates Teacher Training Program with me Hilary Opheim is a different kind of Pilates Teacher Training located in Houston, Texas. I know that becoming a Pilates Teacher can be overwhelming and confusing. There are many different Teacher Training Schools some offer levels, modules or beginner to advanced, fast-tracked or weekend courses. This can lead you feeling unprepared and like you are missing something. My fully Comprehensive Program gives you the time, guidance, knowledge and freedom to dig deep and truly experience the work of Joseph Pilates. Helping you feel confident to teach what you love anywhere.
While training with me you will be learning in a personal Mentor-Apprentice style of training. WAPilates Assessment-based Certificate is in a fully supportive environment for you to learn the Traditional Pilates exercises, anatomy, how to break the material down for your client and develop teaching skills. You will feel confident with any issue, working with special populations, teaching mat and all the apparatus. You will gain tools to help you thrive as a teacher and have the career you’ll love and be passionate about.
I am proud to be a PSAP Approved Pilates School. The PSAP is a program of the Pilates Method Alliance. In my Program you will learn over 500 plus exercises on all the Traditional Pilates Apparatus and develop the art of Teaching.
Here are things I am excited about that you will learn in my Program:
You will learn how to teach Pilates, how to make the most of your clients workout and keep their goals and needs in mind as well as how to teach to the body in front of you. Knowing that you are creating a long term relationship with the client in their Pilates journey.
You will learn how to spot faulty movement patterns and know how to address them. No wondering what am I looking for when my client comes in, you will feel sure of your knowledge and how to apply to the individual body.
You will know how to lead your students within the entire system to help with specific issues or to challenge them.
You will understand the relationship all the apparatus, including the Mat, has to each other and how to use it for your students. Confident that you can teach anywhere to anyone.
You will understand the why and how when it comes to the work of Joseph Pilates. Having the support to fully explore not only the work for your clients but, also for you.
You will learn Cadillac, Reformer, Wunda Chair, High Back Chair, Ladder Barrel and Spine Corrector, small barrel, Pedi Pole, Foot Corrector, Arm chair, push up devices and other small apparatus. Giving you the confidence knowing you know the full system of Joseph Pilates.
For you, this intimate approach gives you a deep understanding of the work that is nurtured and developed producing competent, intuitive, knowledgeable and passionate teachers.
With the program I created, you will be in a supported atmosphere every step of the way so that you will become the teacher you are meant to be. You will be ready to teach anywhere. Confident in teaching privates or group classes to anyone. Even after Graduation the support and guidance with me and this program never ends.
Included in your Tuition with your program:
Every Teacher Training Student receives the Pilates Metric app as part of the course
Weekly apprentice meeting with a brief group workout, Q & A and case studies
All Training Manuals
Written and practical exams and quizzes
Access to the studio for practice, observation and assisted teaching hours
Participation in Mentorship Teachers monthly meetings
Full use of studio with all Gratz Apparatus
Weekend Brunch with Guest speaker on Business Skills, Marketing, Life Skills, How to maintain your Pilates career and more.
Some additional ways you will also learn and benefit:
Anatomy- You will learn anatomical terms, bones, joints, and basic physiology of the human body. To not only know the body structure but, to be have that knowledge to guide your client and have them understand the movement pattern that is right for them.
Advisor- You will have your own advisor, someone who has been through our program before. They will be your “Guidance Counselors”, to help you learn the material, ask questions, and balance Pilates School with the rest of your life.
Mentored Teaching- 30 hours of Practice Teaching alongside an experienced Teacher. This will help clarify the details, ensure you’re keeping you and your clients safe, and help you become the teacher you were meant to be.
Exams and Final Project- These test what you know and give you insight into where you need to grow.
Tuition and Payment $5,500 (full payment by cash or check, discounted price) Due before start of course. $5,700 (full price- paid by credit card) $6000 (2 payments with installment plan). This includes Mat Training.
Mat Training only $600 and includes manual and handouts
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.
Tuition cost does not include:
Private sessions with our instructors (not required but if 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)
For those outside of Houston we are happy to help you find a place to stay and get around while you are here. Please contact for information.
Transferability of Previous Training- I 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 you to enter my program designed to your needs. This is based off each individual so please call or email for information. These Assessments are done on an individual basis so the class is scheduled accordingly. There is an assessment fee based on practical assessment or written.
I realize taking this journey and how to go about it can be confusing. Please feel free to contact me to help understand the differences so that you make the choice that is right for you. I want you to follow their passion for Pilates no matter what that route or path is for you.
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To check out Hilary's website go to www.hilaryopheim.com
Auditing WAPilates Teacher Training Program is welcome to all. For those wanting to deepen their knowledge or practice, to gain clarity or for those interested in the course. Contact for more information.