PILATES TEACHER TRAINING FAQ

Pre-requisites & Course Expectations

What is the pre-req to enter your Pilates Teacher Training(PTT)?

First of all, your love for Pilates and movement!

For Level 1: Mat,

  1. At least 20 Pilates classes as a client. This can be completed with any teacher at any studio, does not have to be with us.

Level 2: Reformer,

  1. Completion of Level 1.
  2. At least 35 Pilates Reformer classes as a client, can be completed with any teacher at any studio.

Level 3: CCSB,

  1. Completion of Level 2.
  2. At least 40 Pilates classes including Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and Barrels as a client. Your Level 1 &2 Pilates class pre-req count towards these hours and can be completed with any teacher at any studio.

Do I have to be a movement teacher to enter your training?

No.

What if I have to miss part of the training?

Students are expected to complete the number of hours of the training as scheduled. In the event of missed hours, students have to make up by booking private sessions with the Master Instructor at additional charge of US$75/hour. You will typically need less hours privately than your missed group hours, for example, if you miss 4 hours group training, you will need to only book 2 to 3 private hours.

Can I take Reformer prior to Mat, or only take Reformer and be certified as a Reformer Teacher?

No. We do not just teach you Pilates exercises and how to teach them, we teach you how to work with clients in real life and these ideas and concepts are introduced throughout the 3 levels progressively.

What is the recommended reading source if I want to learn more about Anatomy?

1. Trail Guide to the Body, 4th Edition, Andrew Biel

2. Anatomy of Movement, by Blandine Calais-Germain

3. Trail Guide to the Body App-AnatomyMappLite, this is available on your mobile App store.

Training Fee

What does the fee include?

All-in-fee includes tuition, material, exams & supervised teaching

Does the fee include food and accommodation?

No.

Certification

Is your certification recognized worldwide?

Yes. Our comprehensive certification has been around the Pilates education industry for 25 years and is recognized as one of the best learner-centered education and we have graduates in North America, Europe and Asia.

Who is the Master Instructor?

Sook Fun Chen

What is your class size?

Class size for Mat training between 4-15, Reformer and CCSB between 3 to 12.

What is the benefit of getting trained in Comprehensive?

Apparatus can add extensive repertoire to your teaching and useful for training special population from older adults, injuries, pregnancy, osteoporosis to athletes. You will learn how to progress or regress exercises and target different muscles group within the same exercise to achieve different results. Becoming a Comprehensive can mean that you are committed to learn the full repertoire and have the knowledge in taking on clients of all populations. Comprehensive Pilates teachers are highly sort after in studios around the world.

Can you give me an example, and take me through steps in becoming a certified Pilates instructor?

Here is an example of a breakdown of becoming a certified teacher.

Fulfill the pre-requisite.

Attend our training.

Complete additional hours required after the training.

Take and pass the written and practical exams.

Do you offer one one one training?

Unfortunately, we do not. We encourage our students to join the group training as the dynamic in groups can be very inspiring, and beneficial. Students can practice and observe various postural and movement patterns, which is necessarily to prepare them to teach in real life.

After The Training

What are additional log in hours?

Practice teach.

Self practice.

Home study/review.

Details will be discussed during training.

Does the practice teaching have to be with a qualified Pilates instructor or can it be with anyone?

You can teach anyone in your practice teaching.

How do I log in these hours?

There are copies of log in sheet in your manual. You will need to input dates and initial after each hour.

Do I have to do the additional hours at your studio?

You can, but not necessary.

At our studio: during the month of training you can observe, self practice and practice teach for free and after which if you wish to continue, you can sign up for our mentoring program.

What is mentoring program?

This program is to help students, to learn and practice their material to work toward their certification, includes observations, self-practice, and practice teaching at our studio (note that for self practice and practice teach has to be done during non-peak and priority has to be given to clients). Student who sign up for the program will enjoy special rate to all our group classes.

Please email us about this program.

Can I teach after the training?

You can start teaching as a student teacher/trainee, however you are not a certified teacher until you have completed all required additional hours and pass your final exam.

Course Certificates

What would I receive after the training?

Upon passing the final exams for each level, you will receive a certificate showing your certified teacher status.

Level 1, Certified Mat Instructor

Level 2, Certified Reformer Instructor

Level 3, Certified Comprehensive Instructor

Bridging Program

I am certified by other training body and would like to continue with your program, what should I do?

Any students/teachers who wish to do our training without having to repeat some or part of the training must apply for the bridging program.

Final Exams

Is there a timeline between completion of training and taking the final exams?

Yes. It is 6 months for Level 1(Mat)training, 9 months for Level 2(Reformer) training, 12 months for Level 3(CCSB) training.

How do I apply for final exams?

Scheduled exams dates will be announced during trainings.

Where and whom I can take my final exams with?

Practical exams can be done in-person or online, details are discussed during training. Written exams are done online, .

What do I do in the final exams?

This will be discussed in the trainings.

Do I have to take the practical exam in English?

Yes.

If I don’t pass the written or practical test? Will there be any re-test and additional fees?

Yes, there is a retest fee.

How much does it cost to do my final exams with you?

The fee has been included in your training fee. Therefore you do not have to pay extra for the exams. Unless it is a re-test.

Can I book a mock exam with you?

Yes, it is at US$75/hour.

Registration, Cancellations, Refunds and Schedule Changes

What is the registration process?

Fill out this online form.

We review and send you a registration confirmation, or email you with any questions.

Students pay(due 30 days before the training starts).

Course confirmation sent by us.

How can I pay for the training?

You can pay by credit card online, by cash, or by bank transfer, we also accept Transfer Wise payment.

Do you offer payment plan?

We offer a credit card payment plan to be completed prior to completing your training. For example, you can start paying for your fee 3-6 months before your first day of training and finish paying by the end of your training(not final exams).

What is your refund policy?

Fee paid is non-refundable in part or in full. No cancellation is allowed however we can credit your payment towards the next training within 12 months. After 12 months students have to re-register and pay new fee should they wish to attend the training. You can also use your credits for other courses and workshops that we offer within the 12 months time frame.

What do I do to confirm my spot?

Registration is on a first-come-first-serve basis. Full payment guarantees placement in the course.

Will you cancel any training?

We do not cancel training but in the event of unforeseen circumstances, we may cancel or reschedule the training. Please email and confirm with us before you arrange for flight and hotels. We are not responsible for any additional costs incurred due to the schedule changes.

Can I complete the Comprehensive training in one month?

We do not recommend doing all 3 levels in a month due to the intensity of the training. Students find the best way to learn is to take their time to practice before their next level.

Can I stay in Bali for a few months to complete all including taking the final exam?

Yes you can, but plan on staying here for at least 2 months for Level 1(8-10 hours/week), 6 months for Level 1, 2(14-18 hours/week) and 12 months(12-15 hours/week) for Level 1,2,3, and work very hard on study, preparation, practice teach and self practice.

What is the time frame you suggest if I were to complete these requirement myself in my home country?

3 months for Level 1, 6 months for Level 2, 9 months for Level 3.

Can I take my final exams after each training or do I have to do them all together if I want to take the Comprehensive training?

You will do an written and a practical exam at each level.

Location and Logistic

What kind of visa should I get to enter Indonesia?

Please check with your local Indonesian Embassy on visa requirement. We can give you a letter proving that you are coming for training if needed.

Where is your training held?

The training is held at our studio in Ubud, Bali.

We are located in Nyuh Kuning, Ubud, a village just behind Monkey Forest.

What is training time?

Please check out our Training Calendar for details on time and day.

Info on transportation please?

Arriving at the airport: Your hotels might have airport pick up service. If you hire taxis that you can hire to Ubud. Cost would be around Rp.350.000 to 450.000.

In and around Ubud: Hire a scooter(around Rp.50.000 a day)would be the easiest way to get around town. If you do not ride one, you can hire the locals to give you rides, Rp.15.000 to 25000 per ride. More for longer distance.

Outside Ubud: You can hire private car with a driver. Between Rp.400.000 to 1 million a day, depending on hours and distance.

Would I need a car or a bicycle would do?

We suggest you stay close to the studio, that way you can walk to us. There are many restaurants which you can walk to also. If you want to get out the village, you can hire a driver or motorcycle to bring you around.

Any hotels near your studio?

Yes, please click here for info.

Restaurants?

A few restaurants within walking distance from the studio which serve Balinese, Japanese, Indian, Western and vegan food. From home cooking style Japanese to fancy Italian place, finding your favorite restaurant is easy!

More info see here.

What to bring on the days of classes?

Please arrive 15min-30min earlier before the class starts on the first day.

Comfortable yoga/Pilates clothing.

A pair of socks for Mat, Reformer and Apparatus training.

Water bottle to refill your water at the studio.

After Being Certified

Do you offer workshops for Continuing Education?

Yes, we offer a series of workshops that can be found on our website for your continuing education. The list is growing so please also check back with us.

These workshops are also open to all other Pilates and movement teachers as well as clients.

All trainings include material and a certificate of completion.

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