WE'RE OPEN FOR IN-PERSON PRIVATES AND REFORMER CLASSES AS WELL AS VIRTUAL!
Now is the time to start a new journey in your life! Become a Pilates teacher, or just learn more about Pilates and the human body so you can get more out of your own practice.
Laura Pennock, owner of the Black Rock Pilates Studio, is a Master Teacher Trainer with Balanced Body, the recognized leader in Mind-Body Education. Balanced Body has a global network of instructors and training centers in over 50 countries, and ours is their only authorized training center in Connecticut.
The Balanced Body Pilates Instructor Training Program is designed to create thoughtful, creative and successful Pilates teachers. Courses are taught in modular segments allowing students to progress at their own pace.
A Balanced Body Pilates education respectfully and comprehensively presents the work of Joseph Pilates. This signature approach teaches the repertoire, movement principles, class design and client specific applications of each exercise, providing a strong foundation and giving you a deep understanding of how the body works and how to make it work better. Courses are stimulating, personalized and deeply rooted in the art and science of movement.
All modules can be taken in-studio or virtually. Email us for more info.
Jan 16 & 17, 2021 9am-6pm
This course expands the potential of the Reformer with intermediate and advanced exercises and modifications along with programs designs for special populations including pre–and post–natal clients and clients with osteoporosis and lower back injuries. Class design, dynamic assessment and correcting common dysfunctional movement patterns are also included.
Feb 6 & 7, 2021 9am-6pm
Mat III - Advanced Mat and Props 1
Enhanced Pilates Mat completes the mat training by adding rings, rollers, bands and balls to the traditional Mat exercises. In addition, Enhanced Mat includes functional exercises for the upper and lower body expanding the Mat work beyond the core to develop whole body strength and flexibility. Adding props to a mat class makes them more dynamic, creative and accessible and clients love toys!
March 6 & 7, 2021 9am-6pm
This course is the pinnacle of the Reformer work and includes advanced and super advanced exercises to challenge clients to achieve their best. Progressive sequences designed to teach students advanced movement skills are included along with an introduction to the revolutionary Principle Based Programming System helping you to create successful classes for clients at any level.
March 21 & 28, 2021 9am-4pm & March 31 4pm-8pm
Anatomy in Three Dimensions: An Introduction to Anatomy (16 hrs)
Anatomy in Three Dimensions is a wonderful way to learn the basics of musculoskeletal anatomy. In this course we build all of the major muscles of movement in clay. You will learn the structure and function of bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves as well as the origin, insertion and action of the muscles. This course emphasizes muscle function and gives specific exercises for each muscle group in order to reinforce and apply your knowledge to movement. This course covers the muscles and joints from the knees through the shoulders.