Natural Pilates intensive training

will cover the traditional Pilates choreography and basic principles created by Joseph Pilates. The repertoire of exercises is organized into series based on the muscular participation and joint motion. For example: hip flexion exercises, hip extension series, spine flexion, spine extension, etc.
In the training program we will go over concepts of mobility, stability, flexibility and balance. In each exercise, there will be a discussion of the joints involved and the muscular participation based on the external forces that act on the body. All the students will learn how to modify every exercise for anyone from beginner to advanced. It is very important that our program will help all the students understand how to assess clients passively and actively, and to create an appropriate program based on the goals and needs of a client. The basic principles of Pilates are control, awareness, breathing—these principles will be underlined in every exercise to help clients deepen their mind-body connection.

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Natural Pilates Advanced training

will be focused on deepening the understanding in joint mechanics, muscle function, and how we can challenge the body more through awareness and modifying basic choreography. The curriculum is split into categories; lower body, upper body, trunk and spine, to give the opportunity to explore those areas and and joint mechanics in depth. We will also discuss the implication of the nervous system and understanding of the concepts of tightness/weakness, strength/flexibility, muscles contractile abilities. The training is 50% lecture and 50% practical.
The Natural Pilates Training will prepare the participants to understand and observe every individual structure (bone structure) and their restrictions and take into consideration mechanics, and also the forces on each joint in different postures, sports, activities and try to train in a less subjective manner. Natural Pilates program will not follow a designed program of exercises that need to look the same for everyone, as two people may not be the same nor have the same alignment, but it will follow the of understanding of the body, progression, threshold and learn to modify the presented program based on needs and goals.

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We teach our instructors

to shift their thinking from following routines designed with the same order of exercises, number of repetitions for everyone (no matter if they have been doing Pilates for 10 years or it's their first day) to "challenge the body appropriately, think of muscles as being internal forces acting on the structure, increase threshold and ability of people to reach their goals, understanding different physical conditions and limitations and train smart."


Natural Pilates Certification
will begin February 2019 at our Beverly Hills location!

In this 3 day course you will learn human anatomy, how the body is put together and how it moves. We will explore all systems in the body and how they all connect.

We will go over:

  • The skeletal system and important bone landmarks
  • Range of motion of the major joints of the body in the lower and upper extremities and torso.
  • Which muscles are involved in various range of motions at specific joints.
  • Muscular function and how muscles contract.
  • What keeps everything together like connective tissue: tendons, ligaments, superficial and deep fascia.
  • Breathing and the muscles of respiration
  • Forces that act in the body (internal forces) and outside of the body (external forces).

This workshop is perfect for anyone preparing to take their Pilates exam, other Personal Training or Group Fitness exams, and also for those who want a deeper knowledge of how the body works. You will get a combination of a lecture and practice to help you fully understand the principles of applied kinesiology and anatomy.

Duration: 15 hours
Materials include: Natural Pilates manual anatomy section
Other suggested reference materials include: Thieme atlas of anatomy and flash cards
No prerequisites

Days/Times: TBA

Nonrefundable deposit/registration fee: $100
Early Bird : $400
Course fee: $450
Additional fee: Course Manual - $50

The NP MAT course is a 7-day course, 40 hours of comprehensive training which provides you with the solid foundation and the skills you need to understand the simple motions which occur at each joint, and also the choreography necessary to design a program that will fit individual needs. We will present the extensive choreography designed by Joseph Pilates and more. Each exercise and their variations will include small modifications and props like ankle weights, fitness circles, stability balls, and strength bands to create more support and/or challenge.

Prerequisites: knowledge of functional anatomy.
Program includes: 40 hours of comprehensive training, 20 hours of practice teaching, 15 hours of observation, and 20 hours of physical participation is required to complete the program. (95 hours total)

Days/Times: TBA

Nonrefundable deposit/registration fee: $100
Early Bird : $1300
Course fee: $1500
Additional fee: Course Manual - $50

This course teaches you how to design a workout and how to instruct any level (Essential, Intermediate and Advanced) of Reformer workouts in group or personal training settings for a range of clients from beginner to advanced, profesional athletes and clients recovering from injuries.

You will learn:

  • Traditional choreography designed by Joseph Pilates with a simplified approach
  • Understanding the exercises, breaking down the exercises and focusing on joint motion, muscle participation based on the forces that are involved
  • Exploration of the concepts of mobility/flexibility, strength/looseness, balance, stability, control and awareness
  • How to develop programs for personal and group classes
  • Creating specific group classes like glutes and abs, cardio jump mix, power pilates class, pilates for men, pilates for elderly, prenatal pilates, and Pilates open to all levels
  • Effective communication, visual skills, verbal cueing, imagery for performance enhancement, and client motivation; hands on skills
  • Modifications for specific body types, postural issues and condition
  • Ethical behavior to be a successful pilates instructor

Prerequisites: Working knowledge of functional anatomy.
A minimum of 30 hours of Pilates classes/workouts.
Duration: 50 hours of instruction.
Plus: 20 hours observation, 40 hours physical review 20 hours practice teaching.

  • Friday, March 15 ~ 12:30pm- 6:30pm
  • Saturday, March 16 ~ 12:30pm- 6:30pm

  • Friday, March 22 ~ 12:30pm-6:30pm
  • Saturday, March 23 ~ 12:30pm-6:30pm
  • Sunday, March 24 ~ 12:30pm-3:30pm

  • Friday, March 29 ~ 12:30pm-6:30pm
  • Saturday, March 30 ~ 12:30pm-6:30pm

  • Friday, April 5 ~ 12:30am-6:30pm
  • Saturday April 6 ~ 12:30pm-6:30pm
  • Sunday, April 7 ~ 12:30pm-3:30pm

Nonrefundable deposit/registration fee: $100
Early Bird : $1700
Course fee: $1900
Additional fee: Course Manual - $50

In the Natural Pilates Cadillac/tower training program a variety of traditional pilates exercises will be taught that cover levels from beginner-advanced.

You will learn:

  • We will have available side-by-side cadillac and reformer tower, you will be taught a rich repertoire of exercises that can be incorporated in a pilates routine even if a Cadillac is not available.
  • We will explore the focus for each exercise, muscular participation, hands on cuing and verbal cuing
  • We will explore how the line of force is different on the cadillac than it is on the reformer/tower and why would you choose to perform an exercise on the Cadillac instead of another apparatus.
  • Safety guidelines for each exercise
This course will cover 30 hours of classroom instruction, 10 hours of observation, 10 hours of physical practice, and 10 hours of teaching practice.

Prerequisites: Anatomy for movement, MAT and Reformer training at Natural Pilates or other programs
Duration: 60 hours
What to wear: gym comfortable clothes, socks

  • Friday, Sept 13 ~ 12:30pm-6:30pm
  • Saturday, Sept 14 ~ 12:30pm-6:30pm

  • Friday, Sept 20 ~ 12:30pm-6:30pm
  • Saturday, Sept 21 ~ 12:30pm-6:30pm

  • Friday, Sept 27 ~ 12:30pm-6:30pm
  • Saturday, Sept 28 ~ 12:30pm-6:30pm

Nonrefundable deposit/registration fee: $100
Early Bird : $1000
Course fee: $1200
Additional fee: Course Manual - $50

The Chair and Barrels program builds on the exercises and basic principles learned in MAT, REFORMER and CADILLAC. It will prepare students to design a repertoire for any fitness level from beginner to advanced. The 30 hour Chair & Barrels course includes a variety of exercises performed on the Chair and Barrels that can be used to create a unique workout or can be modified based on the clients goals and needs.

Prerequisites: Anatomy for moment, MAT and Reformer training at Natural Pilates or other certification programs

Duration: 30 hours in classroom instruction
Plus: 10 hours observation; 10 hours physical review; 10 hours practice teaching
What to wear: gym comfortable clothes, socks

  • Chair
  • Friday, Oct. 25 ~ 12:30pm-6:30pm
  • Saturday, Oct. 26 ~ 12:30pm-6:30pm
  • Sunday, Oct. 27 ~ 12:30pm-6:30pm

  • Barrels
  • Friday, Nov. 15 ~ 12:30pm-6:30pm
  • Saturday, Nov. 16 ~ 12:30pm-6:30pm
  • Sunday, Nov. 17 ~ 12:30pm-6:30pm
Nonrefundable deposit/registration fee: $100
Early Bird : $1000
Course fee: $1200
Additional fee: Course Manual - $50