Pilates DNA

Classical Bridge Program

The Pilates DNA classical bridge program was born out of the need for more robust education options. We are not a teacher-training mill pumping out subpar graduates left-and-right. We are dedicated to preserving the integrity of the Pilates method and our selection process is as challenging as the program itself. That said, our apprentices move on to effectively teach Pilates as a system — the way it was intended.  

 

Our program highlights the importance of hands-on training and experiential learning. 

 

Wherever your journey into teaching Pilates takes you, a strong foundation in the traditional work is key to a well-rounded, well-informed future as a movement professional. A lifetime of learning, discovery and empowerment—for yourself and your future clients—awaits you and we are here to guide you on the right path.

Admission

Admission into the Pilates DNA classical bridge program is selective. Applicants are evaluated on their current understanding of the Pilates method and ability to commit to an appropriate training schedule. Steps to gain entrance:

          1. Submit an application. Return to the studio in-person or scan and email to info@strongbodypilates.com.
          2. Complete an evaluation, which consists of executing exercises on this list, within 55 minutes, followed by a 25 – 30 minute interview. Cost is $150. Contact the studio for assistance navigating the application process.
          3. Teach a 55-minute lesson for senior teacher observation. This is to give us an idea of your understanding of the Pilates method, teaching style, use of verbal and hands-on techniques, and type of relationship you gain, while working with the student.

Program requirements

What's Involved

Module Workshops 4 modules, 15 workshop hours per module
Reviews 1 review per module, 2 hours for each
Private Lessons Minimum of 2 private lessons per module
Teaching Skills Workshop 3 hour workshop on movement mechanics, observation and assessment skills
Pushes, Pulls & Spotting Workshop 3 hour workshop focused on traditional hands-on teaching skills straight from Joe Pilates
One-on-one evaluation and practical tests Average of 2 hours per module
Observation Highly encouraged and very important
Self Practice Highly encouraged and very important

Updated guidebook of detailed program elements and student expectations coming soon.

Tuition

Cost is dependent on the needs of applicant.

Cancellation / Refund Policy

If your doctor deems you disabled (doctor’s note required), you will be refunded cost paid, minus materials, program administrative costs, studio maintenance cost, and program services rendered, plus a $100 administrative fee.

 

In case of a medical leave (doctor’s note required), you will be allowed to postpone your place in the program to the next scheduled program, for a $100 administrative fee.

Contact Us

Phone: 818-510-0827

Address:
10660 Riverside Drive, Suite B
Toluca Lake, CA 91602

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Visitor Info

Click the Visitor Packet button below for info on where to stay, how to get around, etc. Note, pricing and availability subject to change.

Parking

The Toluca Lake Towne Center has a designated parking area with a mix of tenant and patron parking spaces. Park in any unmarked space and please avoid designated parking spots.

 

There is also plenty of street parking available on Cartwright Avenue, just east of the building and Moorpark Blvd, one block south of Riverside, along with metered street parking directly on Riverside. Please watch for parking signs, as street cleaning occurs on specific days and times of the week.

Follow Us

Visitor Info

Click the Visitor Packet button below for info on where to stay, how to get around, etc. Note, pricing and availability subject to change.

Contact Us

Phone: 818-510-0827

Address:
10660 Riverside Drive, Suite B
Toluca Lake, CA 91602

Parking

The Toluca Lake Towne Center has a designated parking area with a mix of tenant and patron parking spaces. Park in any unmarked space and please avoid designated parking spots.

 

There is also plenty of street parking available on Cartwright Avenue, just east of the building and Moorpark Blvd, one block south of Riverside, along with metered street parking directly on Riverside. Please watch for parking signs, as street cleaning occurs on specific days and times of the week.

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