PILATES TEACHER TRAINER

EDUCATION

San Francisco’s premiere Pilates teacher training

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Bolster Your Education
During Covid-19 shelter-in-place, we’re offering online workshops for teachers to skill-up for home sessions, and new teachers the foundation. Taught by Lead Instructor Trainer Holly Furgason.

Learn From Experts

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Blue Sparrow Pilates is one of San Francisco’s longest continually run and most successful Pilates businesses. With over 14 years of building positive client relationships, we know how to put you on track for success. Our faculty are the most highly trained, skilled, and experienced instructors in the business.

Education and training is the most important investment you’ll make in your future as a Pilates professional. We’ve trained professionals in the Bay Area since 2009. Our graduates go on to work around the globe.

Immerse Yourself In Pilates

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There’s no way to get properly trained and certified as a Pilates Instructor in a single weekend. If you’re already a fitness professional, and just want to add a couple basic Pilates exercises to a routine, then perhaps a weekend course will do. However, if you’re driven to help people understand the benefits of Pilates and how it improves everyday life for everyone, from high level athletes to the elderly, and if you want to help people rehabilitate from injury or be able to teach clients about the biomechanics of movement and the benefits of Pilates — then you need to invest in comprehensive training.

“Any nerves I had quickly subsided thanks to the encouraging and supportive environment created by Holly. Approachable, kind, and willing to help in any way she can, Holly’s instruction and guidance created the perfect conditions needed to teach future teachers how to thrive.”
— DANNY, PENNSYLVANIA
“Holly is the embodiment of passion! It was my absolute pleasure to learn from you this weekend. You went over so many exercises I have not been exposed to except when doing the training. An eye opening weekend it was!”
— MERYL, NEW JERSEY
Blue Sparrow Pilates has the best teaching faculty! The faculty are extremely knowledgeable about the body and movement. I enjoyed each course and personally learned a lot about my body movements and how to teach others. I highly recommend this in depth Pilates education. 
— STARR, CALIFORNIA

CHOOSE FULL CERTIFICATION—OR TAKE INDIVIDUAL COURSES

Blue Sparrow Pilates Education teacher training program has been designed for flexible scheduling, and is modular, so you can do the full program, or take only the courses you’re interested in.

INTENSIVE PILATES EDUCATION COURSES

If you’re just starting your training journey, begin here.

+  Intensive Matwork (IMP)

This course is intended for those already working in the fields of fitness or movement, as well as those who are unable to devote the time required in our Comprehensive Program due to work and/or scheduling issues. Conducted over 2 weeks or 3 weekends. Building on your industry knowledge it teaches you to design and lead the Level 1 Essential and Intermediate STOTT PILATES Matwork repertoire, for personal or group training settings for a range of clients. You will leave with a solid foundation and required skills to develop effective and motivating Pilates Matwork programs.

Scholarship available for BIPOC students. Click to read details.

Course

IMP

Material Fees

$175+Tax

Earlybird

$1215

Latebird

$1515

Enroll for both Intensive Mat-Plus & Intensive Reformer and receive a Bundle discount $2635.


All course registrations require a 20% non-refundable deposit. You must withdraw from any course 1-month prior to the start date of a course to receive a partial refund minus the 20% non-refundable deposit. Any registration cancellations made within one-month of the course date will be charged for the full price of the course.
Tuition fees are non-transferable.


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+  Intensive Reformer (IR)

Building on your knowledge, this course teaches you to design and lead the Level 1 Essential and Intermediate STOTT PILATES Reformer repertoire for personal or group training settings for a range of clients. You will leave with a solid foundation and required skills to develop effective and motivating Pilates Reformer programs. 139 exercises on the Reformer. (IR may be taken prior to IMP).

Course

IR

Material Fees

$175+Tax

Earlybird

$1740

Latebird

$1940

Enroll for both Intensive Mat-Plus & Intensive Reformer and receive a Bundle discount $2635.

All course registrations require a 20% non-refundable deposit. You must withdraw from any course 1-month prior to the start date of a course to receive a partial refund minus the 20% non-refundable deposit. Any registration cancellations made within one-month of the course date will be charged for the full price of the course.
Tuition fees are non-transferable.

+  Intensive Cadillac (ICAD)

Students registering for this course must have completed Intensive Mat Plus or Intensive Reformer. Building on the material learned in IMP or IR you learn to design and lead the Level 1 Essential and Intermediate STOTT PILATES Cadillac repertoire for personal or group training settings for a range of clients. 125 exercises on the Cadillac Trapeze Table.

Course

ICAD

Material Fees

$175+Tax

Earlybird

$945

Latebird

$1045

All course registrations require a 20% non-refundable deposit. You must withdraw from any course 1-month prior to the start date of a course to receive a partial refund minus the 20% non-refundable deposit. Any registration cancellations made within one-month of the course date will be charged for the full price of the course.
Tuition fees are non-transferable.

+  Intensive Stability Chair (ICHR)

Learn to design and lead the Level 1 Essential and Intermediate STOTT PILATES Stability Chair repertoire for personal or group training settings for a range of clients.

Course

ICHR

Material Fees

$175+Tax

Earlybird

$575

Latebird

$625

All course registrations require a 20% non-refundable deposit. You must withdraw from any course 1-month prior to the start date of a course to receive a partial refund minus the 20% non-refundable deposit. Any registration cancellations made within one-month of the course date will be charged for the full price of the course.
Tuition fees are non-transferable.

+  Intensive Barrel (IBRL)

Learn to design and lead the Level 1 Essential and Intermediate STOTT PILATES Ladder Barrel, Spine Corrector and Arc Barrel repertoire for personal or group training settings for a range of clients.

Course

IBRL

Material Fees

$175+Tax

Earlybird

$395

Latebird

$445

All course registrations require a 20% non-refundable deposit. You must withdraw from any course 1-month prior to the start date of a course to receive a partial refund minus the 20% non-refundable deposit. Any registration cancellations made within one-month of the course date will be charged for the full price of the course.
Tuition fees are non-transferable.

ADVANCED PILATES EDUCATION COURSES

Our program for you if you have already completed the intensive course(s) and are looking to advance your pilates teacher- training.

+  Advanced Matwork (AM)

This 6 hour course progresses the Matwork to more advanced material, providing further options and challenges on the mat for highly conditioned clients. Exercises require strength, balance and coordination.

Course

AM

Material Fees

$175+Tax

Earlybird

$235

Latebird

$285

All course registrations require a 20% non-refundable deposit. You must withdraw from any course 1-month prior to the start date of a course to receive a partial refund minus the 20% non-refundable deposit. Any registration cancellations made within one-month of the course date will be charged for the full price of the course.
Tuition fees are non-transferable.

+  Advanced Reformer (AR)

Learn to use the various Reformer components and accessories to intensify reformer repertoire and provide a stimulating workout for athletes, dancers, and highly conditioned clients. This 18 hour Advanced course teaches exercises in the repertoire that require greater strength, stability and flexibility.

Course

AR

Material Fees

$175+Tax

Earlybird

$710

Latebird

$760

All course registrations require a 20% non-refundable deposit. You must withdraw from any course 1-month prior to the start date of a course to receive a partial refund minus the 20% non-refundable deposit. Any registration cancellations made within one-month of the course date will be charged for the full price of the course.
Tuition fees are non-transferable.

+  Advanced Cadillac (ACAD)

This 6 hour course held over one-day, prepares you to teach 28 Advanced level exercises plus modifications using the Cadillac for the highly conditioned client.

Course

ACAD

Material Fees

$175+Tax

Earlybird

$235

Latebird

$285

All course registrations require a 20% non-refundable deposit. You must withdraw from any course 1-month prior to the start date of a course to receive a partial refund minus the 20% non-refundable deposit. Any registration cancellations made within one-month of the course date will be charged for the full price of the course.
Tuition fees are non-transferable.

+  Advanced Stability Chair (ACHR)

This 3 hour course held over one-day, provides you with 14 Advanced Stability Chair™ exercises plus modifications, for the highly conditioned client.

Course

ACHR

Material Fees

$175+Tax

Earlybird

$185

Latebird

$225

All course registrations require a 20% non-refundable deposit. You must withdraw from any course 1-month prior to the start date of a course to receive a partial refund minus the 20% non-refundable deposit. Any registration cancellations made within one-month of the course date will be charged for the full price of the course.
Tuition fees are non-transferable.

+  Advanced Barrel (ABRL)

This 3 hour course held over one-day, equips you with 14 Advanced level exercises plus modifications using the Ladder Barrel, Spine Corrector and Arc Barrel for the highly conditioned client.

Course

ABRL

Material Fees

$175+Tax

Earlybird

$185

Latebird

$225

All course registrations require a 20% non-refundable deposit. You must withdraw from any course 1-month prior to the start date of a course to receive a partial refund minus the 20% non-refundable deposit. Any registration cancellations made within one-month of the course date will be charged for the full price of the course.
Tuition fees are non-transferable.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

We believe you should never stop learning. Whether you’ve been teaching for decades or a year, deepen your knowledge and grow your passion. 

+  Fascial Movement Training

Fascial Movement Training explores the latest research findings on the neuromyofascial skeletal system. This training offers a thorough understanding of what fascia is, what it does, how it moves and how to work with it across a range of varying modalities. The importance of this multi-faceted network is only starting to be understood..

+  Total Barre

The 7 hour, one-day Total Barre Foundation Course provides the groundwork for Instructors to produce safe, effective and varied barre programs that address the needs and goals of every client. Participants are introduced to the Total Barre Principles – six movement awareness fundamentals that provide the structure and biomechanical basis for each exercise. Approved for STOTT PILATES and PMA cec’s

+  Continuing Education Workshops

We’re curating workshops specifically to help you teach clients with small props during Covid-19 shelter-in-place.

Exams

Due to Covid-19 closures, we currently are only offering Mat exams online.
Online Level 1 or 1 & 2 Matwork exams are $300.

To schedule an exam, please email us for details education@bluesparrowpilates.com.

LEARN MORE ABOUT STOTT PILATES:

“EASY TO TO USE WHEREVER YOU ARE, ON THE GO, VACATION, AT HOME, ETC. IT’S REALLY EFFECTIVE AND EASY TO NAVIGATE!”
— JENN, BERLIN
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ONLINE    Bodyweight conditioning Workshop    October 9 / FRI 12:30-2:30pm 

ONLINE    
Mini Foam Roller Flow Workshop    October 30 / FRI 12:30-2:30pm  

ONLINE    Advanced Mat COURSE    November 13 & 14    6-hrs / 2 Days

ONLINE    Rotational Disk Workshop    November 20 / FRI 12:30-2:30pm

ONLINE    Matwork Flow with Ankle Tubing    November 20 / FRI 2:45-4:45pm

ONLINE    Sliding Mobility Disks for Dynamic Stabilization    December 4 / FRI 12:30-2:30pm    

ONLINE    Essential Matwork with FascIal Focus Workshop    December 11 / FRI 12:30-2:30pm

Fall 2021
All times listed are Pacific TIME.

+  ONLINE BODYWEIGHT TRAINING WORKSHOP

Dec 3, 7:00 - 9:00Am - 1 Spot Left!

Can using only bodyweight can create an effective workout for any level client? Absolutely! Explore a workout that takes you through a series of standing exercises designed to strengthen and tone from the ground up. No additional props or external resistance are needed in this creative full-body training session that targets muscular strength and endurance, balance and control. Exercise variations are included to increase or decrease challenge and intensity as well as discussions of cueing and motivating techniques.

Specialty tracks: Athletic Conditioning and Group Matwork

Learning objectives:
Explore how standing exercises can challenge the whole body,
Apply the Five Basic Principles of STOTT PILATES® to a workout using body weight,
Discuss exercise variations to increase or decrease intensity,
Discover cueing and motivational techniques for every participant.

2 STOTT PILATES CECs

Pricing
$100 “Early Bird” is more than 3-weeks in advance, with early registration pricing is discounted.
$110 “Late Bird” is less than 3-weeks advance.

This workshop will be conducted online via Zoom.
All times indicated are Pacific Time (PST).


+  ONLINE Matwork Flow With Ankle Tubing WORKSHOP

Dec 10, 1:30 - 3:30pm

Designed to enhance body awareness, muscular strength, motor control and joint mobility, this workshop takes a fresh look at fascia oriented training through STOTT PILATES® Matwork Flow exercises using ankle tubing. Developed by the movement experts at Merrithew, learn how to creatively incorporate elastic resistance into a series of Essential and Intermediate exercises. The seamless flowing sequences take you through all movement planes from standing – down to the mat while exercise variations allow for easy progression or regression, making the workout suitable for most fitness levels.

Specialty tracks: Dance Interdisciplinary

Learning objectives:
Apply the STOTT PILATES principles to a series of Matwork exercises
Explore exercise variations incorporating elastic strength tubing
Learn how new concepts in exercise research can be incorporated into a fluid workout
Discover how to create simple workouts that improve functionality and performance

Equipment used in this workshop:
Strength Tubing, Ankle (1:1) or you can use a Flex-Band for most exercises

0.2 STOTT PILATES CECs

Specialty tracks: Athletic Conditioning and Group Matwork

Learning objectives:
Explore how standing exercises can challenge the whole body,
Apply the Five Basic Principles of STOTT PILATES® to a workout using body weight,
Discuss exercise variations to increase or decrease intensity,
Discover cueing and motivational techniques for every participant.

2 STOTT PILATES CECs

Pricing
$100 “Early Bird” is more than 3-weeks in advance, with early registration pricing is discounted.
$110 “Late Bird” is less than 3-weeks advance.

This workshop will be conducted online via Zoom.
All times indicated are Pacific Time (PST).


+  ONLINE Essential Matwork with fascial focus WORKSHOP

Dec 17, 1:30 - 3:30pm - 1 Spot Left!

Can using only bodyweight can create an effective workout for any level client? Absolutely! Explore a workout that takes you through a series of standing exercises designed to strengthen and tone from the ground up. No additional props or external resistance are needed in this creative full-body training session that targets muscular strength and endurance, balance and control. Exercise variations are included to increase or decrease challenge and intensity as well as discussions of cueing and motivating techniques.

Specialty tracks: Athletic Conditioning and Group Matwork

Learning objectives:
Explore how standing exercises can challenge the whole body,
Apply the Five Basic Principles of STOTT PILATES® to a workout using body weight,
Discuss exercise variations to increase or decrease intensity,
Discover cueing and motivational techniques for every participant.

2 STOTT PILATES CECs

Pricing
$100 “Early Bird” is more than 3-weeks in advance, with early registration pricing is discounted.
$110 “Late Bird” is less than 3-weeks advance.

This workshop will be conducted online via Zoom.
All times indicated are Pacific Time (PST).