+ How long does the Mind 2 Body™ program take to complete?
Our teacher training and certification program is a major commitment, but one with life-long benefits. Certification candidates typically complete the program within nine months to one year; however, this can vary based on class attendance and required practice hours.
+ How many hours each week will I be expected to commit to the program?
On average, candidates can expect to spend at least 15 hours per week attending trainings and observing sessions. Though certain aspects of the program are flexible, we recommend individuals reserve at least three hours per day, Monday through Sunday, so they can consistently apply what they’ve learned in class.
+ Are there any weekend commitments I should are aware of?
Yes — weekends are a big deal. Once a month, candidates are expected to attend a mandatory, intensive weekend training workshop. Dates for these sessions are outlined at the start of the program and sessions are held from 12pm to 4pm Friday and 12 pm to 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday. During each three-day workshop, candidates spend time practicing the skills they’ve learned during the previous instruction period.
+ What should I do if I can’t attend one or more of the weekend training sessions?
Because weekend sessions account for 16 practice hours and are a key pillar of our program, we strongly advise candidates to attend. Individuals who have to miss a weekend training are required to take 10 additional private sessions at the Mind 2 Body™ studio to make up for the missed curriculum.
+ Do I need to have taken private sessions at Mind 2 Body™ to be eligible to join the teacher training program?
No, taking private sessions at our studio is not a requirement to join the program. However, if it’s feasible, we recommend prospective candidates take at least a handful of sessions before getting started to get to know our staff and the studio equipment.
+ Do I have to attend apprentice meetings?
Apprentice meetings are held on monthly basis and give candidates an opportunity to work together to review curriculum and hone their teaching skills. Attendance is not mandatory; however, meeting time does count towards the total number of practice hours needed for certification. Additionally, candidates who choose not to attend are responsible for completing all related assignments with the help of a fellow apprentice.
+ What if I do not pass my certification exam?
If a candidate fails their final certification exam, we ask them to log 25 additional practice hours to review the areas they struggled with. Once the hours are completed, they’re free to take the exam again.
+ Will I be able to teach at Mind 2 Body™ once I complete my training?
While we can’t guarantee a spot on our staff after completing our program, we are more than happy to assist candidates with job placement and provide references as needed. Given our unique focus in Classical Pilates, graduates often find great success as they progress in their careers.
+ Do I need any special equipment to participate in the teacher training program?
Yes. All candidates are required to have their own iPad throughout the entire training program. This is because our curriculum centers around an interactive, iBooks-based textbook created specifically for Mind 2 Body™. Using the platform, candidates can take notes and shoot training videos while always having access to the most up-to-date training materials.
+ Do I need to take private sessions or group classes while participating in the certification program?
Yes. We ask all certification candidates to take at least one group class per week in addition to their required training sessions.
+ What happens at the end of the teacher training program?
After attending all teacher training weekends, logging the required practice hours, and passing our certification exam, students receive a formal certificate of completion that’s recognized by the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA). Additionally, graduates are provided access to continuing education workshops, which are held by the studio’s Master Trainers.
+ How many people participate in each training program?
Training cohorts typically include between eight and twelve students, all of whom progress through the program together.
+ Who are teacher training sessions led by?
One of the core benefits of the Mind 2 Pilates™ teacher training and certification program is access to Master Trainers with rich experience in the Classical Pilates methodology. Throughout the program, sessions are led by one of three instructors: Lani Pelino, Nadia Gabriel, and Eric Valdes. Check out our About Us page to get to know the team!
+ If I already have my certificate from another studio can I get additional credentials through Mind 2 Body™?
Absolutely! We often work with practicing instructors who are simply interested in building their skill set within the Classical Pilates methodology. In this case, candidates are asked to attend each of the nine monthly weekend trainings and complete our final exam to receive certification. Additional practice hours are not required.
+ When do new training cohorts begin?
New training programs kick off every six month, typically at the end of September and March. If you’re considering joining our program, be sure to connect with us as soon as possible since space is limited.
+ Does the Mind 2 Body™ teacher training program include mat certification?
Yes indeed. Throughout our program, candidates will study all levels of Pilates instruction using both apparatus and mat exercises.