PILATES TEACHER TRAINER

EDUCATION

San Francisco’s premiere Pilates teacher training

about

COVID-19

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

02

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

01

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.


Scroll down for upcoming course schedule!

+  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
Online Anatomy

We'd love to get to know you. Stop by and dive into the curriculum. We'll answer your questions and find the right path.

Online Anatomy
Attend an Info Session

We'd love to get to know you. Stop by and dive into the curriculum. We'll answer your questions and find the right path.

RSVP
Pilates management software

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

WINTER 2021
All times listed are Pacific TIME.

+  ONLINE Matwork flow with weights workshop

April 16 / Fri 12:00pm-2:00pm - Sold out

Equipment Note: Hand weights

This is another Mat workout in the series of flowing sequences developed by the Merrithew team that promotes breath to enhance the quality of movement, energizing the body and calming the mind. Small handheld weights are incorporated into this challenging flowing series creating a greater awareness of the periphery, while the essential breath patterns maintain mindfulness of the quality of movement.


2 STOTT PILATES CECs

+  ONLINE AdvanceD Mat

April 23 & 24

Advanced Mat is a 6-hour course progresses to more advanced material, providing further options and challenges on the mat for highly conditioned clients. Exercises require a high degree of strength, balance and coordination.

Also taught:
Muscular initiation and sequencing of Advanced-level exercises
Multiple variations for variety and intensity
13 exercises 

6 STOTT PILATES CECs

+  ONLINE Intensive Mat-Plus Course

May 13 - June 6

Intensive Mat-Plus (IMP) Online provides you with the solid foundation and skills you need to develop effective and motivating group and personal training programs. This course teaches you to design and teach the Level 1 (Essential and Intermediate) Matwork repertoire, integrating light accessories to add variety and meet the specific needs of your clients.

You will learn:
Workout composition for personal and group training
Essential, Intermediate, Power workouts
Flex-Band®, Fitness Circle® and Arc Barrel® workouts
Effective communication and observational skills, verbal cueing and imagery for performance enhancement and client motivation
Modifications for specific body types, postural issues and conditions
How to incorporate resistance equipment to support and intensify exercises
Theory and practice of postural analysis
Exercise layering related to effective program design
63 exercises plus multiple modifications

Required Materials: 
Comprehensive Matwork Manual
4 video titles: Essential Matwork 3rd Ed; Intermediate Matwork 3rd Ed; Sculpt & Tone; Fitness Circle® Challenge
Matwork & Reformer Support Materials

Required Props: Mat, Flex-Band, and Fitness Circle (Strongly Recommended)

Exam: After the course you will have 6-months to prepare for your certification exam or enroll in another course (See exam fees above).

Price: $1215 Early Bird pricing through May 1, 2021.

Register: Click this link and follow instructions to more info and register.

Scholarship: Scholarships available for BIPOC students. Click for details.

+  ONLINE Mini Foam Roller

April 30 / Fri 11:30am-1:30pm

Equipment Note: Mini Foam roller or a regular length foam roller will work for the majority of the exercises.

Dynamic exercises can help develop more physical control. Flowing sequences require more endurance from the working muscles and fluid conditioning helps develop deeper connections throughout the body. In this workshop created by the programming team at Merrithew™, learn flowing exercise sequences using a softer and shorter Foam Roller that will aid in hydrating and mobilizing fascia while increasing joint range of motion and mental focus. Transitions between movements require strength and stability as well as coordination and concentration, fostering a sense of heightened awareness and self-perception.


2 STOTT PILATES CECs

+  ONLINE Essential Matwork with Fascial Focus

May 14 / Fri 11:30am-1:30pm

Equipment Note: No equipment needed.

This workshop provides instructors tools to incorporate new fascial research concepts within the body of the STOTT PILATES Essential Matwork repertoire. Following the Essential Matwork order, participants explore how exercise essences can be enhanced with new fascial research concepts, inspiring a new movement experience. Created by the experts at Merrithew™, discover seamless movement flowing exercise sequences that take the body through multiple planes of movement. This workshop will spark creativity in programming and allow participants to tap into their innate body wisdom to find alternate variations that best suit their movement potential on any given day.

2 STOTT PILATES CECs

+  ONLINE Bodyweight Training

May 21 / Fri 11:30am-1:30pm

Equipment Note: No equipment needed.

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. 


2 STOTT PILATES CECs

+  ONLINE Fascial Movement Training

June 24- June 27

Explore the latest research findings on the neuromyofascial skeletal system.With an emphasis on movement variables including Bounce, Sense, Expand and Hydrate, Fascial Movement 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.

General Course Objectives:
- Identify the components of fascia and be able to explain its role and relevance to movement.
- Articulate the difference between tensegrity and traditional force and lever-based biomechanics.
- Define and explore fascial movement variables such as Bounce, Sense, Expand & Hydrate.
- Develop programs for clients of all levels integrating specific fascial movement variable. 

Pricing
$825 “Early Bird” is more than 3-weeks in advance, with early registration pricing is discounted.
$850 “Late Bird” is less than 3-weeks advance.

Exam
There are no exams for the Fascial Movement Training program.

DURATION
16 hours instruction (plus additional time incase of technical difficulties)

CECS
16 STOTT PILATES®; ACE; Can-Fit-Pro
PMA credits available by request


You will need the following three materials:
 
Students can purchase individual props or as a bundle from Merrithew.com: 
Fascia Deluxe Bundle or Fascia Essential Bundle.

Fascia: What it is and Why it Matters by David Lesondak (Available online through Amazon)

Fascial Movement Instructor Course Workbook by Merrithew (SKU: MN08080)
To purchase course workbook, you will need to contact a Merrithew Retail Representative and provide proof of registration at 1-800-910-0001 ext 250 or retail@merrithew.com.

Register: Click this link and follow instructions to more info and register.