Reformer Apparatus Instructor Education

Are you a certified Matwork Instructor and want to begin teaching Reformer in a safe way with confidence?

You will receive a Reformer Apparatus education and learn how to teach on Apparatus as a system using Mat and Reformer in a safe way according to the Classical Pilates method. The education includes Apparatus Fundamentals, The Pilates System, Body & Movement Principles and all the Reformer exercises.

2024/08/14 23:59:00
Book & Pay before August 14, 2024.
What is included in the education and what does it cost?

You will learn how to teach Reformer Apparatus in Classical Pilates. A small group of apprentices get the opportunity to study with Stephanie Fjalestad, a 2nd generation teacher. You will revisit and extend your body and movement skills and how to teach from beginner to progressive level in an easy and practical way on the Reformer.

We teach you practical skills on how to use Joe’s original Pilates principles and method on the Reformer. The education includes additional practical body and movement knowledge. You will learn how to teach using your voice, your hands and how to assess people’s individual needs. We teach you how to use modifications to simplify and progressions to challenge people with appropriate exercises.

We will provide clear directions on how to teach group classes with confidence for different skill levels and lengths of time. Guided by your teacher and mentor, this education helps you step-by-step to become a safe and inspirational Reformer Pilates Instructor.

You should plan approximately 6 hours per week from the start of the course until you are ready for examination. This international education is taught in English.

Pilates Via Reformer Apparatus Instructor Education

This international education is held in English to increase your opportunities to work all over the world. Your chance to become a 3rd generation Pilates Instructor!

REFORMER TRAINING PROGRAM – 15,250 SEK

  • Digital Learning Platform (DLP) for self-studies
  • Two mandatory 2-day Workshops including lunch & fika
  • Reformer Apparatus Workbook
  • Diploma of Participation
  • Examination (by 2nd generation teacher)
  • Certificate of Excellence (if you score 80% or higher)

APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM (MANDATORY) – 14,040 SEK

  • 72 Via Credits at a value of 14,040 SEK
  • Mentorship from a 2nd Generation Classical Pilates Teacher (Joseph H. Pilates > Romana Kryzanowska > Stephanie Fjalestad)
  • Observation of Classical Pilates classes and exclusive access to our library of recorded classes
  • Apprentice meetings with your teacher to support your progression and to answer all of your questions
  • Lifetime access to the Digital Learning Platform for instructors with videos and much more

Our affordable instructor educations are always all-inclusive, no hidden costs for mandatory classes/sessions, lunch, coffee, snacks, etc.

Total: 29,290 SEK incl. VAT

TIP! Pay the total no later than 4 weeks before the education starts, and we give you 20 extra Via Credits to the value of SEK 3,900 incl. VAT.

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When does the next Reformer Apparatus Education start?

We run the Reformer Apparatus Education twice per year (spring & fall).

Fall 2024

  1. Week 33 (Wed 23:59) August 14, 2024 – Book & Pay before
  2. Week 34 (Wed 19:00-19:45) August 21, 2024 – Education Starts w. Virtual Meet & Greet
  3. Week 38 (Fri-Sat 09-17) September 20-21st, 2024 – Workshop #1
  4. Week 45 (Fri-Sat 09-17) November 8-9th, 2024 – Workshop #2
  5. Examination & Certification(Individually scheduled) – no later than week 3, 2025

Spring 2025

  1. Week 3 (Wed 23:59) January 15, 2025 – Book & Pay before
  2. Week 4 (Wed 19:00-19:45) January 22, 2025 – Education Starts w. Virtual Meet & Greet
  3. Week 8 (Fri-Sat 09-17) February 20-21, 2025 – Workshop #1
  4. Week 14 (Fri-Sat 09-17) April 8-9, 2025 – Workshop #2
  5. Examination & Certification(Individually scheduled) – no later than week 22, 2025
Essential Pilates Reformer
Who is teaching and where does the education take place?

Pilates Teachers

During the eduction you will learn from Swedens most Senior Pilates Teachers in Classical Pilates.

Stephanie Fjalestad Pilates Instructor
Stephanie Fjalestad

Senior Pilates Instructor & Teacher

Stephanie is a 2nd generation Classical Pilates Instructor since 2003 and will be your personal teacher and mentor during the Education. She holds a Comprehensive Classical Pilates Certification from Master Instructor Romana Kryzanowska, the founder Joseph Pilates’ protégé, and has taught thousands of people in US, Australia and Europe to “Stretch with Strength and Control“.

Can anyone become a Certified Reformer Apparatus Instructor?

Yes, if you have the will and the motivation

Becoming a Reformer Apparatus Pilates Instructor requires time, motivation and commitment. If you have the drive, we will help you to become a safe and knowledgeable Reformer Apparatus Instructor. All the Pilates Via educations include our mandatory unique mentorship program from a 2nd generation teacher with valuable experience and knowledge to guide you through your education.

Before the education begins

For us to be able to give you the best possible education, you need to be

  • a Certified Matwork Instructor (ex. Pilates Via Matwork Instructor Certificate of Excellence);
  • or a Matwork Apprentice (ex. Pilates Via Matwork Instructor Education)

You should regularly train Progressive Reformer classes (or equivalent intermediate level) before workshop #1.

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Book & pay

If you are a certified Matwork Instructor you book & pay. Once payment is confirmed we’ll set you up with the Via Credits we’ve included in your education fee so you can book classes and get started with your education.
EDUCATION STARTS

Self-Study #1 - Start learning Reformer Apparatus

The education starts with a virtual meet & greet where you will meet all other students and the teacher will give you a brief introduction of what to expect from the education.

After the meet & greet, you will receive an invite to our digital learning platform where you start with a self-assessment to test your current knowledge.

Then you are required to complete a few self-study modules to get you prepared for the first workshop. You’ll now also get access to your Via Credits to book your Reformer Classes included in the education fee, and you continue exercising Progressive Reformer regularly before Workshop #1.

Workshop #1 - Teaching Essential Reformer Apparatus

An intensive weekend (Fri – Sat, 09:00-17:00) where the goal is to be able to teach an Essential Reformer one-on-one as an apprentice. Step-by-step you will learn how to teach people using your voice (cueing) and with your hands. You acquire useful skills in body and movement principles, to be able to assess and adjust exercises when needed. Lunch & fika is on us!

Self-Practice #1 - Start teaching Essential Reformer

After Workshop #1, you will continue practicing teaching Essential Reformer on your fellow students, friends and family.

You are also improving your skills and to perform all Progressive Reformer exercises through self-practice and by attending classes at any of our studios regularly. You will be introduced to the Advanced exercises that are appropriate for you.

If you live outside of Stockholm, you need to have access to a Reformer to practice on. You can schedule Private Remote Sessions with your teacher to assist you.

There will be bi-weekly apprentice meetings and additional self-study modules to help you prepare for Workshop #2.

Plan to practice approximately 8 hours per week.

Workshop #2 - Teaching Progressive Reformer

An intensive weekend ( Fri – Sat, 9am-5pm ) where the goal is to be able to teach a Essential Reformer class and to teach Progressive Reformer one-on-one as an apprentice.

You will continue to refine your voice (cuing) and improve supporting clients with your hands. You will learn how to work the room, observe multiple clients and making sure the Apparatus is setup correctly.

Deepen your skills in body and movement principles and continue practicing how to assess and challenge clients when needed.

Lunch & fika is again on us!

Self-Practice #2 - Start teaching Progressive Reformer

After Workshop #2, you will continue practicing your teaching skills of Essential Reformer to multiple people at once. You will also teach Progressive Reformer together with your fellow apprentices.

You are also improving your skills to perform all Advanced Reformer exercises at your own ability through self-practice and by attending classes at any of our studios regularly. If you live outside of Stockholm, you need to have access to a Reformer to practice on. You can schedule Private Remote Sessions with your teacher to assist you.

There will be bi-weekly apprentice meetings and also new self-study modules to help you prepare for the Exam.

Plan to practice approximately 8 hours per week.

EXAMINATION
Questions & Answers

I have more questions - who do I contact?

Fill out the interested form and add all questions you might have and we’ll get back to you shortly

Do I need to do a Classical Pilates Matwork foundation course first?

Yes, but you can also join both educations Matwork + Reformer at the same time if you prefer.

If you have a Certificate of Excellence in Matwork from Pilates Via, you can book directly.

If you have another Classical Pilates Matwork education, please contact us.

If you have not completed any Classical Pilates Matwork Education, you need to book both Matwork + Reformer Educations or the Matwork Education first and later book the Reformer Apparatus Education.

Do you offer a Matwork + Reformer education?

Yes, you can book both educations Matwork + Reformer at the same time if you prefer.

It’s important that you start with the Matwork Education before you start the Reformer Education but you can book and attend both at the same time.

Our Matwork Educations always start a few weeks before our Reformer Educations so you have the option to book both if you prefer.

Do you offer the education in English?

Yes. All Pilates Via Educations are in english to give you the best opportunity to work all over the world. Many of our now certified instructors uses their own native languages when practising even if the exam is held in english.

I don't live in Stockholm - Can I join this unique Reformer education?

Yes, you can.

You need to attend the 2 x 2 day Workshops (mandatory) and the Examination (optional) in Stockholm, Sweden.

Our Digital Learning Platform (DLP) for self-studies, classes, observations, apprentice meetings are all online.

We recommend that you have access to a Classical Reformer Apparatus to self-practice. You also would need to regularly schedule Remote Private Sessions with one of our Classical Pilates instructors instead of taking our Reformer classes at our studio in Stockholm, Sweden.

If you only have access to a Contemporary Reformer Apparatus, you can still attend this education and learn how to teach on a Classical Reformer. During self-practice you might need to modify some exercises and spring settings will be different.

Do you offer a comprehensive Pilates education and certification?

Yes we do!

A Comprehensive Pilates Education means that you are able to teach matwork and apparatus, from beginners up to advanced clients. This can be achieved by taking all seven (7) Instructor Educations and earn the Certificate of Excellence “Professional” Classical Pilates Instructor.

Everyone starts with the Matwork Instructor Education which is the foundation where you learn all the fundamentals. After passing the certification with score of 80% or more, you become eligible to continue your journey to become a comprehensively certified instructor on both matwork and apparatus if you choose to. You also have the option to book and start both the Matwork & Reformer Education at the same time.

Our education program is designed to provide anyone to study, practice and teach step-by-step towards your individual goal at your own pace. Some people want to get the comprehensive certification as fast as possible (within 1,5 years) with a focus to work for Pilates Via or another Classical Pilates studio. Others choose to take it step by step as they’re building their own business and client base, to justify their investment in the certifications and equipment over time (several years).

As a certified Professional (aka. Comprehensive) Classical Pilates Instructor, you are now eligible to work for Pilates Via and other Classical Pilates Studios teaching both classes and sessions.

I can't participate in all mandatory and recommended classes/sessions?

If you have any known conflicts prior to starting the Education, please contact us to discuss. If might be possible. Fill out the interested form below and let us know which weekend(s) you have a scheduling conflict with and we’ll contact you to discuss how we can make this happen for you!

If you are unable to attend the mandatory weekends or if you fail to follow the pace of this education, we cannot provide you with a Diploma of Participation after the completing the education. You are then also not eligible to do the Examination.

We will encourage, support and guide you along the way, however it’s your own commitment to the education and your fellow apprentices which will make you complete the Education and successfully pass the Examination.

Do you offer any continued education?

Yes!

After completing the Reformer Apparatus Instructor Education and passing the Examination you can continue with either additional Matwork and/or Apparatus Educations.

View our full Education Program for more information.

I don't want to do the examination - Can I still participate in this education?

Yes, you can.

It’s optional to do the Examination (always included in your fee). We encourage you to do the Examination timely as it aids your learning process as you are studying and training at the same time as other apprentices.

If you plan on becoming a Professional Pilates Instructor you need to do the Examination and achieve the Certificate of Excellence (score 80% or above).

I work a full-time job - Can I make it work?

You know yourself best.

Most people who went through this education had full-time jobs and made it work.

We recommend you practice (train reformer classes/sessions, observe reformer classes, self-practice and practice training others) approximately 8 hours per week on average throughout this Reformer Apparatus Education. We will not track how many hours you put into the work. Some students will require less, some more, depending on their previous experience and talent.

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes.

There is an option to split the payments into two installments without a fee.

However, if you decide to split the payment into two, you miss the opportunity to get the additional 20 Via Credits if you book and pay in full early.

Fall 2024

Reformer Apparatus Instructor Education (English) — Stockholm, Sweden, Fall 2024 – Payment 1 of 2 (15 170 SEK incl. VAT)

Reformer Apparatus Instructor Education (English) — Stockholm, Sweden, Fall 2024 – Payment 2 of 2 (14 120 SEK incl. VAT)

Spring 2025

Reformer Apparatus Instructor Education (English) — Stockholm, Sweden, Spring 2024 – Payment 1 of 2 (15 170 SEK incl. VAT)

Reformer Apparatus Instructor Education (English) — Stockholm, Sweden, Spring 2025 – Payment 2 of 2 (14 120 SEK incl. VAT)

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