Become a versatile teacher who is able to adapt to what is present and relevant moment-to-moment.

This training program is a safe, progressive, and holistic approach to classical and modern Pilates exercises designed for students, movement facilitators, and therapists. The program has a strong emphasis on Core Health and Movement Education including:

  • the history of movement and current research on exercise science
  • modern anatomy
  • various tools and skills for a sustainable practicing and for teaching
  • breathing mechanics and how the breath impacts core-health
  • mobility training (joint-health and why it matters)
  • corrective exercises
  • pre- and progressions to whole-body movements
  • alignment and when it matters
  • injuries and working within your scope of practice
  • enhancing your observation skills
  • using your voice effectively
  • smart sequencing
Instructor: Lisa Messina
Dates: Nov 11-15 & 25-29
Time: 10-4pm each day (6 hours with a break for lunch)
Cost: $2450.00 plus HST (includes intensive, manual & 15 Pilates or Pilates/Barre classes at Mosaic. Additional costs not included are five extra classes at other studios and anatomy textbook.)

Program Overview

Time Commitment:
60 Contact hours
90 Non-Contact hours
150 hrs total

In the Classroom
(60 contact hours to be completed in two weeks)

  • The History & Evolution of Movement and Pilates
  • Principles and Methodology of Classical Pilates and Modern Day Movement Principals
  • Progressive Core-Health Education
  • Modern/Living Anatomy
  • Biomechanics, Facial Planes, and Cellular Adaptation
  • Movement Education: Skills, Technique, Corrective Exercises, Integration to Whole Body Movements
  • Teaching Mastery
  • Sequencing & Class Design
  • Alignment and Observing Bodies
  • Injuries and Scope of Practice
  • Modifications & Variations using Various Props

Non-Contact Hours
(60 hours to be completed over 6 months time)

  • Pilates Class Observations at Mosaic – 5 hours
  • Practice Teaching (group + private) – 20 hours
  • Attending Classes at Mosaic – 15 hours
  • Attending classes Elsewhere – 5 hours (additional cost)
  • Review, Homework + Personal Study – 15 hours
  • Self-Practice – 20 hours

Who is this training for?

  • Anyone interested in becoming a Pilates instructor
  • Anyone interested in deepening their knowledge of the Pilates practice, human movement, why movement matters, and how movement works
  • Anyone interested in training to mitigate injury and to promote overall health through optimal/functional movement, enhancing core health, and improving mobility

About the Instructor:
Lisa Messina’s mission is to provide all of the tools needed to become a confident leader who is able to safely and effectively execute Pilates sessions in a variety of styles for all levels and abilities. Lisa values safety and inclusivity in the learning environment and encourages questions and critical thinking.

While there are no prerequisites for this training, we highly recommend taking Pilates for at least 4-6 months prior to the beginning of this program.

*If you have a pre-existing injury, please let us know so that we can be prepared to best modify the movements for you throughout the program.

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