Becoming a Pilates Instructor requires an experiential, personal engagement with the subject matter by watching and learning, practicing teaching skills, and feeling “the work” in your own body (also known as Self-Mastery).
Our Students’ Work Placement (WP) requirement is dually supported by our home-base Instructor Training Studios and network of Work Placement Studios (WPS) to ensure equity of access to high-quality learning environments.
Students can choose to attend any of our Work Placement Studios to complete the following course requirements:
- Observation (WP): watching group Matwork, group Reformer and Studio sessions. (Via Pilates ITC’s Digital Observation Library.)
- Teaching (WP): self-arranged teaching sessions (with friends and family). And Co-Instruction: “shadowing” WPS Instructors in group Matwork, group Reformer and Studio sessions.
- Self-Mastery (SM): Students’ own Pilates practice (compulsory)!
When you visit with Pilates ITC Work Placement Studios you have quality assurance. These Studios have been selected by Directors, Frances Cahill and Suzanne Newby due to high quality facilities and apparatus, staff qualification, safety record and commitment, and other operational considerations.
Our Work Placement Studios are home to some of the most experienced and well-respected Pilates Instructors and Educators in the country. The WPS network is an essential part of our Pilates ITC national family: for many Students, study would not be possible without them! You can trust that with our WPS, you’re learning from the best and building professional relationships that will serve you throughout your career.
Once you have selected your Work Placement Studio, please contact our office for a list of approved Instructors at the Studio.
Find your nearest Work Placement Studio (WPS) below.
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