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Vanessa Smith Pilates MatworkMatwork
Time: 05th Apr 2019 12:00am - 30th Jun 2020 12:00am
Venue: 71 Oxford Street Glasgow, G5 9ER
Course Director: Vanessa Smith
Pilates Matwork Teacher Training
This course is designed to equip learners with the skills required for a career as a Pilates mat work teacher. The course will last 11 and months will focus on matwork, and applied anatomy.
Duration of the course
The course will begin April 2019, and end July 2020 with examinations.
The course will be structured over 11 months, during 10 weekends consisting of Friday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays constituting 18 hours of contact time either with the course director, or other visiting tutors. There will be a 3 day intensive during August bringing total contact hours to just over 200. In between contact times, the other tutors and I will be available for questions and feedback via phone and email.
Students who wish to continue with training to teach equipment based Pilates will be able to do so, the timing for this will be confirmed.
The course fee is inclusive of 2 mat class per week. Students will be able to observe and assist at the studio.
Course fee does not include Pilates Foundation student membership, student insurance, examination fees and Pilates classes out with the agreed limit.
The studio is situated within the, Vanessa Smith Pilates, 3 Dundas Street, Glasgow G1 2AH.
Admission to the course will be by written application followed by an interview of suitable applicants. Applicants will have to prove their experience of at least 25 hours of Pilates classes (not home practice), during the 6 months prior to course commencement. If applicants have no background in movement 50 hours are required. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to the course, and home study, and a good level of communication skills.
Details of how hours are logged and the way in which syllabus is presented and assessed.
Hours of class participation, observation and assistance will be logged in books provided. The books will set out tables for each activity, detailing hours, who was supervising, or whether it was home practice and space for signatures.
Assessment Procedure and Feedback
Participants will be continually assessed through ongoing essays informal question and answer sessions, written tests, teaching practice, direct feedback, feedback via phone and email.
Principles and Fundamentals of Pilates
Pilates mat repertoire, classical and evolved
Pilates using small equipment
Pilates session objectives and planning
Human anatomy and Physiology
Teaching methods and skills
Business and management skills
Required texts and additional resources
Back injuries and problems
Ante and post natal
Limb injuries and problems
Common conditions (arthritis, osteoporosis for example)
Hours of assisted teaching and study
Lectures 200 hours
Practical hours 100 hours
Assisting matwork/supervised teaching 50 hours
Home study/practical revision 200hours
Case studies 45 hours
Written work and Examination
1 case study
Practical and written exam Supervision and guidance will be given with written work
£3000 to be paid by instalment