Our program is a 500-hour training program that meets the PMA certification curriculum. In this teacher training series, you will learn how to teach level beginner-advanced Watson Method™ Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, Barrel (small and large).

Watson Method™ Training Highlights:

  • Learn how to effectively communicate with your clients through visual, auditory, and kinesthetic methods.
  • Develop a strong understanding about how the body works through anatomy and physiology training.
  • Understand specific training techniques to help clients with injuries and how to adapt both private lessons and classes.
  • Learn how to properly align and give corrections to the body on the reformer, cadillac, mat, and small equipment.

 2016 Teacher Training

Tuition: Module I = $2,500, Module II = $2,500, Module III=$2,000   (includes all fees and exams, does not include classes or lessons with a teacher that a student may need to take).  Financing is available.  Please Note: Both Module I and II are required to be certified in the Watson Method.  Module III is required for the PMA board exam.  

Limited Time Offer: Sign up for all three and save $1000.  

Entrance Requirements: 15 hours of mixed Pilates lessons

Program Description: 500 hours of lectures, anatomy/physiology training, an internship and exams to be completed within 9-12 months. Those completing the program will be proficient performing and teaching up through and including the advanced level on all pieces of equipment. Upon finishing the program, participants will receive a certificate of completion in the Watson Method™.

Enrollment:  Proof of completion of a mix of 15 Pilates lessons.  Complete and submit the application and pay the required fees.

Program: Successful Completion of 500 program hours including:

Formal Lectures        Internship Exams

40 hours                        450 hours         10 hours

Program Schedule: The Joie de Vivre Pilates Teacher Training Program is 5-12 months long and requires a minimum of four trips to Denver, Colorado. Students should expect to dedicate a minimum of 10-15 hours per week to their internship.

Financial AidModule I deposit of $1000 and 5 months at $300/month interest free.  Module II deposit of $1000 and 5 months at $300/month interest free.  Module III deposit of $500 and 5 months at $300/month interest free.   Late payment, $25 late payment fee.15% interest after 5 Months.   Payment due on the first of the month.