Education

"The human body is not an instrument to be used, but a realm of one's being to be experienced, explored, enriched and thereby educated." 

Thomas Hanna Phd

Instructor Training

MI Studio

MI Studio (Movement Integration) is the Authorized Training Center for Balanced Body® Pilates in York. Balanced Body Pilates Instructor Training focuses on how an understanding of the Movement Principles leads to an effective use of Pilates exercises.

Instructors from this program have a depth of understanding that greatly enhances the client’s experience.  Balanced Body is also the largest and most innovative Pilates Equipment manufacturer and Pilates Educational Provider in the world, Balanced  Body® and MI Studio are committed to building a diverse network of dedicated fitness professionals.

Overview

The Balanced Body Pilates Instructor Training program is designed to create thoughtful, creative and successful Pilates teachers. Our program offers an assessment-based certificate of completion, based on the recommendations of the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA). Our courses are taught in modular segments and are offered by a highly qualified master instructor. This allows students flexibility and convenience in choosing when, where and how to complete the program.

Programmes in Brief

Anatomy

To be the best Pilates instructor you can be, a solid foundation in Anatomy is required. If you’ve never take anatomy, we offer two courses: A basic anatomy class, or a more in-depth course where you’ll build the muscles in clay. If you’ve taken an anatomy course, you just need to get it approved.

Movement Principles

This course illustrates the bio-mechanics of the human body – how a healthy body moves – and basic exercises. The class provides critical information about why Pilates works and how to use it successfully. Required for all modules.

Mat

The most basic of our options, the Mat program requires a student to successfully complete both Mat I and Mat II modules. Anatomy and Movement Principles are pre-requisites, teaching, and observation hours are required to complete the program.

 

Mat and Reformer

This covers all Reformer work plus the mat work. For successful completion candidates will need to take the following modules: Mat I and Mat II; Reformer I, II, III. Anatomy and Movement Principles are pre-requisites. Teaching and observation hours are also required to complete the program.

Reformer (only)

Coming in 2020. This covers all Reformer work. For successful completion candidates will need to take the following modules:  Reformer I, II, III. Anatomy and Movement Principles are pre-requisites. Teaching and observation hours are also required to complete the program.

Comprehensive

This is an in-depth exploration of Pilates from mat to barrels and all that lies in between. The comprehensive modules include: Mat I and Mat II; Reformer I, II, III; Tower or Trapeze Table, Chair and Barrels. Anatomy and Movement Principles are pre-requisites. Teaching and observation hours are also required to complete the program.

Bridge Programme

If you have already completed a Pilates training program and are looking to bridge over to our Balanced Body program, we welcome you. Our bridging program requires a bridge application submission and the completion of at least three modules which will be determined based on your application.