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Why Choose Elixr School of Pilates (ESOP)

Kaya offers Pilates Teacher Training courses so you can develop the skills and knowledge you need to become a Pilates Instructor.

Whether you’re looking to become a Pilates teacher yourself or simply want to develop your knowledge for your own practice, we offer high quality, authentic Pilates courses which are hosted and accredited through the Elixr School of Pilates (ESOP). The Elixr School of Pilates is one of Australia’s leading providers of Pilates training and their courses are nationally endorsed by the Fitness Institute of Australia. Our courses are open to our members and the general public.

Through our accredited ESOP Reformer Pilates training course, you’ll develop the skills and knowledge required to start teaching your own reformer classes as you learn how to cater for first-time and more experienced students. This course will give you an in-depth perspective on each exercise so you’re able to provide the correct modifications to both groups and individuals. Your experienced and passionate Teacher Trainers will show you how to develop effective and motivating lessons for your future students and you’ll have the opportunity to observe and co-teach Pilates reformer classes to further develop your skills.

What sets Elixr School of Pilates apart?

ESOP is firmly based on industry-leading exercise science principles and is nationally endorsed by the Fitness Institute of Australia and certified by Fitness Australia. All KAYA instructors are accredited through ESOP education courses for their commitment to the latest exercise science research, whilst still adhering to the cherished traditional fundamentals of Pilates.

You will be taught in an intimate environment and guided by one of our most experienced and knowledgeable Reformer Pilates Instructors and Teacher Trainers Jose Garcia.

José Garcia is currently studying a Bachelor of Exercise Science and has over 20 years experience coaching and training human movement, his passion for Pilates started when he experienced how the Pilates method was able to assist him with his rehabilitation after a back surgery. Jose has been leading Pilates educational workshops and mentoring other Pilates instructors for the past eight years.

Course Overview

Benefits and Inclusions

  • 8 Week Kaya Health Clubs membership at club of choice valued at over $600!
  • Face to Face Learning with a real teacher (not online)
  • Intimate small learning environment – Only 12 students
  • Nationally Recognised course
  • Payment Plans available

Course Completion Opportunities

To be mentored by our senior Instructors with the intention of becoming a Kaya Reformer Pilates Instructor.

Part I - Fundamentals

This course will provide you with the fundamentals of Elixr School of Pilates. It is the prerequisite to undertaking the reformer Pilates teacher training course.

The course covers:

  • Elixr School Pilates Principles
  • Anatomy Review
  • Posture and Alignment
  • Postural Analysis Basic
  • Basic Biomechanics
  • Understanding Core Stability and Core Strength

Next Course – Saturday 20th & 21st July 2024

**Spots fill up quickly – express your interest early by filling in the form below**

13 hours – Fundamental face to face teaching hours

Certificate III in Fitness recommended, but not essential

Required Textbooks:
Elixr School of Pilates Fundamental Manual (included free in course)

Fitness Australia:
4 CECs

Part II - Reformer

The Reformer Course will prepare you to teach beginner – advanced Reformer exercises. The course covers the benefit, target muscles, precaution and modification of each exercise. Each exercise is analysed in detail to gain an understanding of its biomechanics and focus. Upon completion of the course, you will have the tools to design a program and teach from beginner to advanced levels.

The course covers:

  • Programming with Reformer exercises (individual and group)
  • Effective cueing, correction and motivational techniques
  • Teaching skills for individual and group classes
  • Lesson plans

Reformer wk 1: Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th August
Reformer wk2: Saturday 10th & 11th August
Reformer wk3: Saturday 24th & 25th August
Reformer wk4: Saturday 31st August & Sunday 1st September

52 hours – Reformer face to face training hours

Elixr Pilates Fundamentals Course

Fitness Australia:
15 CECs

Part III - Post Course Requirements

Here is where the fun beings. Students will be required to attend and participate in classes (Kaya provides students with an 8 Week membership). Student will also need to observe Certified Kaya Pilates Reformer instructors teaching classes. We find this an integral part of the learning process. These prior steps will provide students with the confidence and knowledge they need to be ready to ‘Co-teach’. Student will co-teach classes with a Certified Kaya Pilates Reformer instructor.

Duration: 40 Hours

Part II – Reformer

– 20 hours participation
– 10 hours observation
– 10 hours Co Teaching

Part IV - Exam

We recommend students undertake the exam at least six (6) month post course. We find this time allows for sufficient post course learning and practice. Kaya generally facilitates exams twice a year (generally every 6mths).

  • Theory
  • Lesson Planning
  • 1:1 Questionnaire
  • Log book

Part I, II & III

Fitness Australia:
15 CECs

Learn more | Express your interest

To register your interest, enrol or if you have any questions about the course, simply complete the form below or call Claudia (Kaya Education Coordinator) on 03 9090 1000. (Please allow 72 hours for reply)

*Course is non-refundable and non-transferable to another person. If more than 14 days notice provided, student can postpone enrolment to next upcoming course only with written approval by Kaya Education. Teacher opportunities not guaranteed and are subject, but not limited to, examination / instruction / delivery of classes. Kaya Education can change the course date at their discretion.
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