1.0 Pilates Mat Foundations: Pre-Pilates

In this course you will be introduced to the Pre Pilates concepts. These concepts and moves are the foundation of Pilates and will be the building blocks you will call upon throughout your Pilates teacher training and career.

Every time you train a client, observe a class, or move your body you will return to these foundational concepts because they will be the baseline requirements to perform Pilates exercises.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Guiding Pilates Principles
  • Breathing for PilatesIdentify neutral spine and pelvic positioning
  • Shoulder mobility and stability
  • Core Engagement
  • Movement Analysis
  • Postural Assessment

You will learn 15+ pre-Pilates exercises in this course including the how, why and applications of each exercise. We will touch on special populations for each move and how to integrate them into class programming. This is not a stand alone course but a precursor to prepare you to become a Pilates Professional. This course is combined with our live Intensive Days to give you a well rounded education.

What is the target audience?

  • Current Students signed-up for a teacher training with California Pilates
  • Those looking to learn about the profession of Pilates

The Pre-Pilates course is the prerequisite to the other mat courses because it contains the foundational movements and assessment requirements for instructors to teach effectively exercises. 

Get ready to walk through each move and examine the components necessary perform them. You will dive deeper into the the basis movements that govern Pilates.

History and Philosophy of Pilates

1
History and Philosophy of Pilates
30 minutes
2
A Pilates Primer: The Millennium Edition
3
Guiding Pilates Principles
4
History and Philosophy of Pilates
7 questions

Pre-Pilates Mat Videos

1
Breathing
2
Arm Reaches
3
Ribcage Control
4
Cactus Arms
5
Shoulder Shrugs
6
Shoulder Circles
7
Angels
8
Neutral Spine
9
Bridging and Pelvic Tilts
10
C-Curve
11
Chest Lift
12
Chest Lift With Rotation
13
Table Top
14
Toe Taps
15
Knee Folds
16
Chest Lift With Tabletop Legs
17
Oblique Toe Taps
18
Balance Point
19
Stacking the Spine
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Enrolled: 34 students
Duration: 10 hours
Lectures: 22
Video: 9 hours
Level: Advanced
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