Teacher Training Course

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Welcome to Cristiane Domenici’s PILATES EVOLUTION® Training Curricula. This training is registered with the Federation of Pilates Method Practitioners (FPMP). This course starts once a year. If successful, you will be awarded a PILATES EVOLUTION® training certificate.
French law requires a fitness certificate or an ALS CQP to teach the Pilates Method in France, however if you do not have your certificates, our partner Federation of Sports for All together with the FPMP following your Pilates training , will guide you to obtain the CQP ALS, so that you can be in good standing and teach in France.

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If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
With best wishes

Cristiane Domenici
Program Director


Pilates is a particularly safe and effective exercise system that aims to strengthen the body in a balanced way by improving in particular the function of the weakest muscle groups. The focus is on strengthening the trunk muscles so that as spinal support increases, there is a potential for improving posture and shape. Regular practice promotes health and fitness, bringing a sense of personal well-being.
Pilates is suitable for men and women of all ages and programs can be designed to meet individual needs whether you are in good shape or recovering and / or rehabilitating after surgery, back problems or sports injuries. This course is organized at Studio Pilates de Cannes®. The site offers competent teachers and varied instructor visits.


Set a nationally recognized basic standard of theory and practice for teachers of the Pilates Exercise Method. This is an initial program that is designed to provide a foundation for continuing education and professional development.


Train dedicated, knowledgeable and innovative Pilates exercise teachers who have a good understanding of the scientific principles underlying the composition of movement and exercise sequences and who, with practice and experience, will be able to develop high levels of expertise from the basic Pilates exercise method.


Candidates must be able to communicate well with teachers, clients and other students from a wide range of backgrounds, ages and levels. They must demonstrate a desire to teach, empathy and commitment and must show a willingness and commitment to pursue their own personal development. It is desirable for the trainee to have previous experience in a movement discipline (gymnastics, dance etc.) or to have received training in exercise techniques (in particular Pilates), physical exercise, physiotherapy or other related
medical disciplines. Candidates who have a gap in this context may be appropriate, but will be carefully evaluated prior to admission to the program.


• Be 18 years old.
• French spoken and written.
• Notions of English.
• Basic computer skills (word / excel).
• Full CV with Pilates experience.
• Criminal Record Excerpt, Bulletin No. 3.
• Have practiced, as a client, the minimum of 50 hours of Pilates private sessions and 10 hours group sessions(matwork and apparatus) in the last 8
months in the studios of Cristiane Domenici.
• First Aid Certificate.
• Medical certificate attesting the practice of Pilates training
• Presentation of the application form for the training.
• Oral interview with trainers.


Practical experience is essential because in this phase you will pass the PHYSICAL TEST. Some knowledge of anatomy and physiology is desirable because in this phase you will pass the WRITTEN TEST OF ANATOMY. All trainees will have to attain these two levels of skills required to be admitted to the program.


Once selected, you will sign the TRAINING AGREEMENT and join the Federation of
Pilates Practitioners.


The program takes place by performing the pre-Pilates, Matwork and Apparatus, that is 770 hours including theoretical and practical instruction, observation and in addition home study. Each part includes an official conference period, practice sessions with equipment, floor work and home study with written course work. As trainees gain knowledge and experience, they will spend periods in the studio in client observation sessions, demonstrating to them the
practical commitment of supervised and unsupervised teaching.
Seminars, technical demonstrations and discussions take place in the month at pre-arranged times. This period is planned in advance to allow trainees to organize their work and their family commitments. The studio sessions of practical observation, personal practice and teaching practice are organized individually and occur during the opening hours of the studio. The program is described in detail in the detailed program section, It includes basic courses and manuals in anatomy, pre Pilates, classical matte repertoire, understanding the use of reformer, trapezoidal table, wunda chair, ladder
barrel, spine corrector, ped o pull and arm flesh. Throughout the program, the
focus is on health and safety in the studio and the proper application of exercises.
The program is designed so that students learn to use the Pilates repertoire in
the most practical and effective way. The exercises are taught in relation to the classic principles and objectives of Pilates, with the aim that students are equipped to apply the technique and respond to individual clients rather than through a pre-written exercise sequence for all.


8850 € (eight thousand eight hundred and fifty euro) payable in several installments during the training.


Teaching staff :
Program Director: Cristiane Domenici 
Responsible for the development and updating of the program, the conduct of assessment and aspects of student welfare, as well as specialized teaching activities. Responsible for the management and supervision of tuition fees.

Tutoring program: Cristiane Domenici
Responsible for the practical exercise of teaching and supervision of it. Provided support during observation and pedagogical practice.

Visiting tutors and evaluators
Experts in their particular fields, will complement the internal teaching staff.
The studio is staffed by Pilates teachers from this background who have many
years of experience and come from diverse backgrounds, including dance.

Staff training meetings
Collaborating members of the studio are required to undertake additional regular on-site specialist skills training, which is reviewed at regular team meetings.

The studio is well equipped with traditional Pilates equipment and has a range of other devices specifically designed for corrective and therapeutic use. All equipment is updated at the highest level and is subject to regular maintenance. The studio has a diversified client base offering trainee teachers the opportunity to develop a wide range of teaching skills

Health and security
The studio is under appropriate insurance coverage and complies with sanitary standards and current safety legislation. The principles of health and safety at work are highlighted at all times. All staff have first aid training, updated regularly.

Learning and student support
Written course work is a constructive review on a regular basis and feedback on progress is quickly handed out to students. Structured confidential evaluations are conducted at regular intervals, they are intended to provide advice and support.
The confidentiality of the apprentices on the program is updated at any time.
Evaluation is ongoing throughout the program, starting with an initial assessment and acceptance of the training plan. All assessments are  documented and kept in a confidential portfolio.

In the case of a student wishing to contest an intermediate or final evaluation, the following measures will be taken:
1. An interview with the program tutor to discuss concerns and develop an action plan, including, where appropriate, a reassessment of the structured assessment interviews.
2. If this step does not meet the expectations of the student the same discussions will be undertaken with the director of the program
3. After these steps, the student may be asked to do one or all of the following:
o Undertake practical back-up training under supervision.
o Practical recovery of the evaluation.
o Attach the exam course material and submit a new writing of course as appropriate.
4. In the event of exceptional personal circumstances preventing the completion of certain programs, and at the discretion of the Program Director, the student may be authorized to extend the program for the following year.
All claims will be treated confidentially.

All applicants will be assessed individually without discrimination based on race, age, religion or gender.
Although the Pilates method is an exercise program adapted to people with specific disabilities, the physical requirements to teach and exercise fully and with the necessary skills, it is possible for people with disabilities or older to become teachers. Some types of clothing may interfere with the freedom of movement where a safety risk may be provided, and an acceptable style of clothing may be required to be worn.

The program director is responsible for ensuring that the program is carried out adequately and at a high level. He must maintain contact with the PMA Fostering Future Professionals organization. Confidential structured assessment interviews conducted during – and at the end of the course will give the apprentice the opportunity to express and document his evaluation of the course.



Over three periods, including at least 770 hours of student effort for Pre Pilates, Matwork and Apparatus.


The program is delivered for students to learn how to use the Pilates repertoire in the most practical and effective way. The exercises are taught in relation to the classical and objective principles of Pilates, with the aim that students are equipped to apply the technique and respond to individual clients rather than through a pre-written exercise sequence for all.
The health and safety of staff, students and clients are the priorities of the studio at all times. These are integral parts of the program, both in terms of staff and customer safety and in the correct and safe use of the equipment, reinforced throughout the training program. The training is articulated through a teaching and manuals for the pupil relating to:
• Pilates: history and code of ethics, etc.
• Basic principles of the Pilates Technical Foundation
• General anatomy: Bones and joints
• General anatomy: muscles and the nervous system
• Pre Pilates
• Common conditions and client conditions requiring special attention
• Initial skills for teaching Pilates exercises
• Planning to give a Pilates session
• Matte skills development
• The Reformer and his exercises
• Matwork Program
• Trapeze table and its exercises
• The Ladder Barrel and his exercises
• The Wunda Chair and his exercises
• The Spine Corrector and its exercises
• The Arm Chair and his exercises
• Level 1 beginner, 2 intermediate and 3 advanced
• Orientation on business studio
Delivery and evaluation
For all periods a structured combination of the following will be used:

• Seminars
• Practical teaching and demonstrations
• Group discussions and role plays.
• Oral and written tests
• Written accounting
• Practical sessions
• Periodic assessments
• Observation documents


Mat class
For classroom teaching practice, a real classroom situation of fifty-five minutes will be taught in all three levels. To introduce students to the progression of the exercises, from beginner to advanced, the initial classes will be taught by myself. Little by little, students will take turns in introducing the class and teaching the warm-up. In the second period they prepare and teach a complete class. After each class, there will be a very informal discussion supervised by a tutor about content, pace, etc.
Halfway through each student will be designated a client case. These clients will be new to Pilates and will be chosen from different backgrounds. The student will have to teach this client, which will involve several hours of teaching. A basic lesson plan will be introduced at the beginning, and a detailed diary will be kept for the duration of the study. During this case study, all equipment must be used, which demonstrates safety issues, objectives, tactile and verbal cues, imaging and necessary modifications.
The student will be asked to describe a maximum progression of fifteen weeks for the level at which he was trained in this course.
Once again all the criteria will be examined during the duration, practiced and explained in detail. No student will be put in a situation that is dangerous for him or the client.
The number of hours each student will spend observing, practicing, demonstrating, and assisted teaching in the studio should make this exercise a natural progression in their training.



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