This fully comprehensive programme is the first Pilates Teacher Training to incorporate the teaching and unique application of the neuromyofascial system, experienced and recognised through the Pilates Method training. The Pilates Methodology is studied and learnt through a neuromyofascial lens, utilising the Anatomy Trains map. It is a fully comprehensive training, covering the complete and original Pilates Studio repertoire.
This multi-level, multi-dimensional programme is an in-depth study of the nature of the body. It teaches the original, now somewhat historical, teachings of Joseph and Clara Pilates and others dedicated to their work.
Recognising Joseph Pilates’ seminal work with universal movement principals and the anatomy of fascia, this training teaches you to teach others to “return to life”.
CPM Education is a registered school with the PMA (Pilates Method Alliance).
On successful completion you will be qualified to sit the PMA Third Party Certification.
The Learning Experience
All training hours are on a 4:1 teacher student ratio.
Training hours are scheduled fortnightly or monthly making it available for those needing to travel.
Observation and self-practice hours can be conducted with any one of the CPM Education faculty teachers in the UK, Zurich, Houston or Dubai.
Total Programme hours: 600 hours minimum
End of Training Assessments:
Practical and written exams will be given at the end of your training to determine your qualification. Ongoing assessments will take place at selected times during the training.
Two levels of qualification can be achieved:
Both the above qualifications enable you to take the PMA 3rd Party Certification exam, should you choose to.
NB: PMA CECs are not available for Teacher Training courses.
Born and educated in London, Fiona was a keen gymnast and dancer from early childhood, and studied jazz into her twenties as well as practicing yoga. Her other passion was books and she worked in publishing before re-connecting with her initial passion of movement. It was in 2004 that she became a client at Karin Locher’s studio and her thirst for knowledge led her to first study with Body Control (Certified in 2005) and then with Polestar Education (Studio Certified in 2007) and then with CPM Education (certified in 2008).
In 2010 Fiona became a full-time pilates teacher working from Karin Locher’s studio. She continued her education and knowledge of the fascial communication system attending courses with Steven Goldstein (integrated fascial release), Ann and Chris Frederick (Fascial Stretch Therapy), Robert Schleip, Tom E Myers’ Anatomy Trains, Peter E Levine (somatic experiencing) and Emilie Conrad (continiuum). She is now Director of two studios, The Pilates Team in Hertfordshire and The Santosha Studio in Wiltshire. She is PMA certified and a senior faculty teacher with Cenrtre for Spatial Medicine. She is also studying with senior teacher Claire Murphy to become a yoga teacher, she practices Inidra meditation and consistently continues her Spatial Medicine education.
Fiona has spent years watching her body and her spirit change through her movement practice, initially to come out of pain but ultimately she has given herself space to breathe and just "to be” and she passionately shares that journey with others; clients, other teachers and students to enable them on their own journey.