Want to work in a full-service ‘Classical’ Studio and leave the white Reformers behind you?
Well… there may be some hoops to jump through. At the top of this, I’ll just say that I don’t think that Classical is the only way to support a client, but it’s a question I’m often asked, so I’ll answer it. Also, there’s obviously more than way to be ‘right’ and training like life is not a one-size-fits-all situation, commentary below is my opinion based on my professional experience.
🔥 Step one – do a Classical / Authentic / Original / Archival course. In full. Get your piece of paper. This may take up to three years. Get ready!
💥 Step two – continue to develop your craft and find the ways that you can take Mr Pilates’ work to the people with care and passion.
🤷🏼♀️ Often, these steps get muddled and over-looked. I often hear people say that because they have read ‘Return to Life’ that they are ‘classical’. I mean, that’s a big reach. Or … I’ve done a Government Accredited (GA) course which taught us the original mat. Hmmmmmm….
👩🏽💻Are you ‘classical’ enough to work in a studio that identifies as Classical?- list is incomplete and forever will be!
👩🎤 Have you been certified by a Classical teacher who has in turn been certified by their classical mentor?
Do you know more than one lineage?
Can you work with multiple client types?
Have you spent serious time on equipment made to the original specifications?
Do you understand the Original mat and Reformer sequence and can teach it to a variety of physical levels without butchering it into ‘beginner, intermediate, advanced’?
Are you able to use the traditional exercises across the other apparatus to support the original Mat and Reformer sequences?
Do you look to JHP’s books and historical artefacts to often work within the philosophy he put together?
Do you see the value of the whole body commitment?
Do you strive to teach the original work to every day people? Or, do you see the potential of building up a client to do the original work?
🦸🏽♂️Bonus points for not picking fights with contemporary Pilates teachers online!!
So if you want to work in a classical studio, or a studio that values Contrology … roll up your sleeves and enrol in a solid course… like ours