What will you learn?

Advance your understanding of the body in movement through the Pilates method

Learn to read dynamic posture and identify movement patterns

Learn to design tailored Pilates programmes on informed critical thinking

Understand pathologies, and learn their relevant contraindications and modifications

Learn the EME method, deepening your understanding of anatomy and becoming able to read fascial relationships throughout the body




Meet the teaching faculty

We are committed to providing students with the highest standard of comprehensive Pilates teacher training, deepening the student’s understanding of anatomy and enhancing their education in the Pilates method and movement science.

Ana Barretxeguren

Tansy Blaik-Kelly

Ulala Yamamoto

“We prepare our students to have an integral view of the body in movement and adjust and tailor each session to the client’s specific needs.”

Student testimonials

Lucy's story

Having completed a degree in contemporary dance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Lucy came to Pilates with a curiosity in movement focused on health rather than aesthetics.

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Eve's story

Having discovered the improvements in her own mobility and strength from Pilates, she was inspired to train as a Pilates teacher to try and help others with similar conditions.

Student testimonial

Matteo's story

Matteo first found Pilates when recovering from injury and working in a demanding job as a menswear designer. In 2019, he took the leap and started the journey to become an instructor himself.

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Jane's story

With a degree in zoology and having worked as an anatomy course coordinator, Jane began her Pilates training with plenty of experience of anatomy.

Student testimonial

Kelly's story

Already a mat work Pilates instructor, Kelly was eager to qualify as a comprehensive teacher. She came to Evolve looking for a deeper understanding of the Pilates method and apparatus.

Prerequisites

Prospective students must meet the following criteria:

Must be at least 21 years of age

Must have an appropriate level of knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology*

Must be in a state of health and fitness that allows for intense movement training over the course of the programme

Must have a qualification in Pilates or another field related to bodywork and movement (Pilates mat training, yoga, dance, osteopathy)
Or
Have attended at least 100 hours of Pilates classes and be proficient with an intermediate level class

Course fees

Phase 1 -Training programme

144 hours

All 9 modules of the course

Module study manuals

Learning materials & presentations

Movement and self-release sessions

£3650

Payment can be made in full or in instalments.
Contact the Course Co-ordinator for further details.

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Phase 2 - Student Apprenticeship

590 hours

Attendance and participation in all student review lectures (24 hours)

50 hours of studio classes

300 hours of observation and supervised teaching

200 hours of self-practice and movement research

Completion of 3 appraisals with the Course Director

£135

12 monthly instalments

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The training programme modules:

The training modules (Phase 1) are delivered in an interactive way: through lectures, presentations that are combined with practical application, hands on work and experiential movement.

Module 1:
Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th July 2022

Fundamentals

The first module introduces you to the EME principles. We begin the journey with the anatomy of breath studying the diaphragm and thorax. You learn the basis of body reading, identifying crucial body landmarks. We cover common conditions, contraindications and how best to modify for special requirements. You begin your practice teaching the pre-mat repertoire.

Module 2:
Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st July 2022

Breath

The second module focuses on the anatomy of breath within the abdomen and pelvis and how to best enhance core integration. You are introduced to working with the spring, discovering its quality and application in the environment of the Pilates studio. The Pilates repertoire covered this weekend is grounded on the subjects covered in this module. 

Module 3:
Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4rd September 2022

Upper Limb

In module 3 we bring the focus to movement and organisation of the upper limb. We study localised motion within the shoulder girdle and explore global relationships from hand to shoulder to trunk. The Pilates repertoire covered this weekend is grounded on upper limb integration to the rest of the fascial network.



Module 4:
Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th September 2022

Lower limb

This module holds its emphasis on the study of the lower limb. From foot to pelvis, we explore alignment, mobility and gait. The Pilates repertoire covered this weekend teaches you how to best reeducate lower limb organisation to achieve functional integration.

Module 5:
Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th October 2022

Spine

In module 5 we bring the focus to the spine’s fluid movement. We cover the principles of spinal segmental organisation and you learn to identify local and global stability and mobility. The Pilates repertoire covered on this module gives you the tools to enhance sequenced segmental motion through the spine.

Module 6:
Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th November 2022

Listening touch

By module 6 you are versed in using touch and adjustments in your teaching. This weekend you further your manual skills using “Listening touch” as a tool to identify the cause of injury. We explore the role of touch as a perceptive skill to read tissue tonicity and as a guide tool to influence alignment, control and fluid movement. The Pilates repertoire covered on this module allows us to explore the use of touch as a teacher. 

Module 7:
Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th November 2022

Programme design

Module 7 and 8 dive deep into programming. Here you gain all the tools needed to create a successful programme to post-rehabilitate injury and enhance performance. You learn to identify goals and promote health through movement while inspiring people to reach their own potential. We will begin to discuss case studies and you will continue to expand your knowledge of the Pilates repertoire. 

Module 8:
Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th December 2022

Communication

While we continue to put into practice programme design, Module 8 focuses on refining your communication skills. We discover strategies for listening, observation, visualisation and language that construct the optimum environment for movement re-education. You continue to expand your knowledge of the Pilates repertoire.  

Module 9:
Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th January 2023

Fascia, recoil and integration

Our final weekend is a celebration of movement. The repertoire covered this weekend is based on the most advanced Pilates movement. We deepen into the world of fascia, visiting movement recoil and elastic continuities of the fascial matrix. This weekend gives you the opportunity to bring into consciousness the fluid relationships of the body in movement, embodying balance, breath, sequencing, vibration and expansion.



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