Who We Are:
The Sheppard Method Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training Program is an opportunity to continue the legacy of Ron Fletcher and Joseph Pilates. Their method was originally called Body Contrology, approached as a physical program, philosophy, and an art form. Carrying on their vision, we have designed a method of teaching that consist of shadowing the master for a multi-dimensional, multi- sensory, creative learning experience that develops physical mastery and critical thinking skills.
The Sheppard Method Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training program inspires the professionalism necessary to properly and effectively teach others to achieve their personal best through the Pilates method. Attention is paid not only to the classical Pilates repertoire and technique, but also to the joy of movement and inspiration to go beyond one’s limits. The comprehensive program contains all components identified in the PMA’s minimum educational template on all apparatus and all levels of mat, as well as the 450-hour minimum.
What to Expect
Our Pilates Teacher Training Program encompasses 450 hours of instruction, as per the Pilates Method Alliance standards. Within classroom hours, you can expect to receive:
- A multi-sensory, creative learning experience
- Careful and individual attention
- Professional support
- Hands-on Pilates training
Our Pilates Teacher Training Program is an internationally recognized qualification and is suitable for all levels of experience. Our programs not only include personal training and attention, but also insight, professionalism, and resources to help you find employment quickly upon successful completion. Upon completion of the Sheppard Method Pilates Teacher Training Program, you will be eligible to become officially certified with the Pilates Method Alliance.
Note: Pilates instructors cannot become PMA Certified without first completing a full Teacher Training Program and the required 450 hours of study at an eligible school such as Sheppard Method Pilates.
Comprehensive Pilates Training:
August 20, 2021 - December 10, 2021
Total Price – $5,900
PMA REQUIRED STUDENT HOURS
Classical Mat Pilates Training:
August 20, 2021 - September 4, 2021
Total Price – $2,500
Private Master Apprentice Training With Risa Sheppard
- Personalized One-on-One Apprenticeship Program with Master Pilates Instructor Risa Sheppard
- Begin at any time; Scheduled as your & Risa’s time permits
- Functional Anatomy & Biomechanics
- Full comprehensive Program; Classical Mat Training
- PMA required Student Hours (see above)
Comprehensive Master Apprentice Program – $9,975
Classical Mat Master Apprentice Program – $4,100
The Sheppard Method Pilates Program has given me the foundation to become a successful Pilates Manager at the Jonathan Club, an elite private club in Santa Monica and downtown Los Angeles.
With so many programs to choose from, I recommend THE SHEPPARD METHOD PILATES Certification due to Risa’s extensive experience and her dynamic teaching style.
Stacy Barrows, PT CFP Feldenkrais practitioner and physical therapist, inventor of Smart Roller
Risa is a wonderful teacher, not only instructing Pilates fundamentals and anatomy, but truly bringing the joy and beauty of movement through her unique choreography.