Become the best Pilates teacher you can be at Canada's original Pilates studio!
The new VPC Teacher Education Program is an evolution of the longest running Pilates teacher training program in Canada. Our unique curriculum honours the highly effective Pilates teacher training program evolved by Dianne Miller over 35 years and incorporates new perspectives for understanding the body in movement.
Receive expert theoretical training
Learn to teach the body, not just exercises
Discover comprehensive Pilates mat and equipment repertoire plus a suite of progressive exercises unique to the VPC
Understand anatomy for functional movement based on current research for safe and effective program design
Develop cueing skills that give results
Experience a holistic approach to learning
Engage the mind and body with stimulating student-centred lectures
Understand the Pilates method from the perspective of a healthy body in movement
Be mentored in a professional studio setting by experienced teachers
Integrate and own your knowledge
Apply the theory you’ve learned in your personal Pilates practice
Hone your observation skills with a diverse range of bodies and physical conditions
Practice teaching what you learn in private and small group settings
Build your career in 2 progressive levels
This level provides the core theoretical foundation of the Pilates Method and an anatomical understanding of how the body works in relation to teaching Pilates. It covers a repertoire of Pilates exercises needed to teach a beginner to intermediate Pilates class on the Mat, Reformer and other Pilates apparatus. Upon successful completion you will receive a Level 1 Certificate of Completion and be qualified to teach at a beginner to intermediate level.
Requirements 400 hours
8 Theory Modules 136 hours
Practicum 160 hours
Personal Practice 104 hours
Theory Module Schedule 2021
Module 1 - March 26 - 28
Module 2 - April 2 - 4
Module 3 – May 14-16
Module 4 – May 21-23
Module 5 – July 2-4
Module 6 – July 9-11
Module 7 – Aug 20-22
Module 8 – Aug 27-29
Payable in 4 installments of $1,900 each. Includes modules, printed materials, workbook and exams.
Practicum: $800 (if completed at the VPC)
Payable in 4 installments of $200.
This level deepens your understanding of both the theoretical foundation of the Pilates Method and functional anatomy. It covers intermediate level Pilates repertoire on all apparatus and includes approaches to working with some special conditions and populations, such as pregnancy, osteoporosis and low back pain. You will be qualified to design intermediate programs and teach Pilates classes for most clients in a variety of Pilates training settings.
After completing Level 2 you will receive a comprehensive Pilates teaching certificate and meet the requirements for writing the National Pilates Certification Exam.
Requirements 300 hours
6 Theory Modules 100 hours
Including Final Exams
Practicum 120 hours
Personal Practice 80 hours
Payable in 3 installments of $1,900 each. Includes modules, printed materials, workbook and exams.
Practicum: $600 (if completed at the VPC)
Payable in 3 installments of $200.
Theory Module Schedule 2022
Module 9 – Feb 11-13
Module 10 – Feb 18-20
Module 11 – April 8-10
Module 12 – April 15-17
Module 13 – May 13-15
Module 14 – May 20-22
Level 1 and 2 modules can be audited as continuing education for Pilates teachers and advanced students. Additional advanced VPC-TEP intensives covering special topics will be offered and are recommended for teachers with a minimum of two years teaching experience.
Prepare to train at the VPC
If you are interested in pursuing Pilates teacher training with the VPC, we strongly recommend that you start building your knowledge of the Pilates repertoire through your own personal practice in advance, in order to meet the program prerequisites. To facilitate this, we are offering:
Repertory Clinics $75+gst
We will be offering repertory clinics beginning in the fall of 2020 to review Level 1 pre-requisite exercises. We recommend attending each clinic at least once prior to the start of your training. For those unable to attend the repertory clinics, you will be required to demonstrate competency with the pre-requisite exercises.
Clinic A: Level 1: Reformer and Trapeze Table
Dec 5, 2020 & Feb 6, 2021
1:00 - 3:30
Clinic B: Level 1: Mat, Chair, Barrel, and Magic Circle
Nov 28, 2020 & Feb 13, 2021
1:00 - 3:30
Receive a $25 discount if you choose to repeat a clinic.
Starter Kit Private Package $130+gst
Come to the VPC and experience how we teach! This one-time opportunity allows you to visit our studio, meet us and experience our trained VPC teachers in action to see the type of teacher you may become.
Two 55-minute private lessons: includes 1 mat and 1 equipment private session in studio
To book your private lessons contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Edmond Kilpatrick for all Teacher Training inquiries: email@example.com
Receive a FREE Starter Kit!
Available for anyone interested in applying for our VPC Teacher Education Program, this starter kit will include more information about the program, prerequisites, practicum and the steps you will need to take to apply.
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The VPC Teacher Education Program provides a holistic and layered approach: it's not just about learning a series of exercises, it also includes teaching philosophy and techniques, anatomy of movement, imagery and the Franklin Method®, and much more. At each step, there's an emphasis on embodying and practicing what you've learned; experiential education at its best. I'm learning how to be a teacher (and a lifelong learner) rather than simply an instructor. Highly recommended!
— Lindsay J