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.
I am so happy that I got to do this certification. Stephanie’s way of teaching is easy to follow for everyone, no matter the background you have or the level of physical fitness you are in. Her readiness to answer the questions, her openness, makes her very easy to approach. This was the far most knowledgeable and thorough education I have attended, covering every important issue a Pilates teacher should know. Stephanie’s background and classes I took at Pilates Via made me decide that she is the teacher for me. I love how my body embraces what I have learnt. Even though I have been teaching since 2005, my own learning will continue for sure.
I’m so glad I took this Classic Pilates Matwork education! I learned to guide others to find “the right muscles” in a more efficient way and I feel better in my own body! What an experience the intensive training period has been! Intensive learning process that has been presented in a pedagogical and well thought out way. Stephanie is a rock at teaching! She has always been available and contributed constructive feedback. It was so much fun and I’ve already used a lot of exercises in my job as a physiotherapist and started having exercise groups!
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.
The Pilates Via’s Reformer Apparatus Instructor Education
This international education is held in English to increase your opportunities to work all over the world.
REFORMER TRAINING PROGRAM
- Digital learning platform for self-study
- Two mandatory 2-day Workshops including lunch & fika
- Reformer Apparatus Workbook
- Diploma of Participation
- Examination (by 2nd generation instructor)
- Certificate of Excellence (if you score 80% or higher)
- 72 Via Credits at a value of 14 040 kr
- Mentorship from a 2nd Generation (Joseph H. Pilates > Romana Kryzanowska > Stephanie Fjalestad) Pilates Teacher
- 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 membership to our digital library for instructors with videos and much more
Price: 29 290 SEK incl. VAT
TIP! Pay 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.
When does the next Reformer Apparatus Education start?
We run the Reformer Apparatus Education once per year in the spring.
- Week 11 (Thu 23:59) March 14, 2024 – Book & Pay before
- Week 12 (Thu 19:00-19:45) March 21, 2024 – Education Starts w. Virtual Meet & Greet
- Week 16 (Fri-Sat 09-17) April 19-20, 2024 – Workshop #1
- Week 20 (Fri-Sat 09-17) May 17-18, 2024 – Workshop #2
- Week 24 (Individually scheduled), 2024 – Examination & Certification
The following Reformer Apparatus Education starts in March 2025.
During the eduction you will learn from Swedens most Senior Pilates Teachers in Classical Pilates.
Yes, if you have a Certificate of Excellence in Matwork
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 instructor. The Pilates Via education includes our unique mentorship program from a 2nd generation teacher with valuable experience and knowledge to guide you through your education.
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 foundation course first?
Yes you have to.
To do the Reformer Apparatus Instructor education, you must have completed the Matwork Instructor education and received your Certificate of Excellence in Matwork, i.e. completed the training and passed the exam with at least 80% points.
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 two mandatory workshops and the exam in Stockholm, Sweden. Our learning platform for self-studies, classes, observations, apprentice meetings are online.
If you live outside Stockholm, you need access to a Classical (preferably) Reformer Apparatus to practice. You also would need to regularly schedule Remote Private Sessions with an instructor instead of taking classes at our studio.
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 our Instructor Educations (7 educations) and earn both Matwork & Reformer Certification of Excellence to become invited to our Professional Pilates Instructor education.
Everyone starts with the Matwork Instructor Education which is the base where you learn all the fundamentals. After passing the certification with distinction (80% score) you become eligible to continue your journey to become a comprehensively certified instructor on both matwork and apparatus if you choose to.
Our program is designed to provide anyone to study, practice and teach step-by-step towards your goal at your own pace. Some people want to get the professional certification as fast as possible (within 1,5 years) with a focus to work for us 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.
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 (Matwork & Reformer) and sessions (Matwork & Apparatus).
I can't participate in all mandatory weekends - Is there a way to catch up?
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!
Do you offer any continued education?
After completing the Reformer Apparatus Instructor Education and you can continue with:
Advanced Matwork Instructor (teaching advanced matwork and small props)
Special Populations Matwork Instructor (teaching pregnancy, mama and vintage)
View our full Education Program for more information.
I don't want to do the examination - Can I still do this education?
Yes, you can. It’s optional to do the exam and you will always receive a Diploma of Participation as long as complete the education.
If you plan on becoming a Professional Pilates Instructor you need to take the exam and achieve the Certificate of Excellence (80% score).
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, observe reformer classes, self-practice and practice training others) approximately 8 hours per week on average throughout the education.
Do you offer payment plans?
Yes. There is an option to split the payments into two parts without a fee. Follow the links below: