Faculty Bridge

Congratulations on the beginning of this new stage of your Pilates career!

We can’t wait to see you inspire others to become AMAZING teachers!

Faculty Bridge SCHEDULE

Foundations - April 19th & 20th, 1pm -5:30pm CST - Zoom (9 hours)

Mat 1 & 2 - April 26th & 27th, 1pm- 5:30pm CST - Zoom (9 hours)

Reformer 1 & Apparatus 1 - May 18th & 25th, 1pm - 5:30 CST - Zoom (9 hours)

Reformer 2, 3 & Apparatus 2, 3 - June 3 - 5, 10am - 4:30pm - Houston (19.5 hours)

Practicum in Houston - (teach 1 day of any 3 day module in Houston or Kingwood, must be present full 3 days)

For the zoom video calls, pease be sure to dial in at least five minutes early so we can begin on time. If you are delayed for any reason, please text Heather, 713-319-5991, with your ETA.


FOUNDATions

We’re looking forward to spending the first 9 hours in the Foundations module diving deep into the history of Pilates, topical anatomy, common pathologies, professionalism and ethics in the Pilates industry. We will spend the most time during Foundations on the ErdmannSix – these are the exercises in the Pilates repertoire that are the foundational building blocks of all other exercises.

During this module we will be reading, referencing and studying several pieces. Before April 19th, please read Return to Life and Your Health by Joseph Pilates. Titles written by Blandine Calais-Germain, especially Anatomy of Movement, are helpful supplements. The Anatomy Trail Guide is a valuable anatomy text and is a great resource to have on hand when you begin to teach the program to your students.

Anatomy and Physiology is required for completion of Pure Body Teacher Training, and Carnegie Mellon University offers a free, online course. Click here to sign up if you need an anatomy refresher.

Be sure to download the Zoom app in advance. Plan to use your computer for these calls, a phone is a good backup but not ideal for the length of our video calls.


Houston Logisitics

Airports: HOU and IAH. HOU, serviced by Southwest Airlines and others, is closer and easier to travel to and from during rush-hour. IAH has more flight options.

Studio: We’ll be working in the studio in the afternoons. You are welcome to use the studio outside of working hours for self practice. Our class schedule can be found online should you like to take a class.

What to wear: Houston in June is usually in the low 90s and is our rainiest month. Inside it can be chilly. Layers are ideal.

Eating: We’ll take a working lunch each workshop day. There are thousands of restaurants and many food delivery services. Check out Eater and Thrillist.

Lodging: We’ll be looking at booking an airbnb for all of you and asking that everyone contribute. If you’d prefer to stay in a hotel, please let Heather know.


 

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