There are four Modules of THE WORK. Modules must be taken in consecutive order, and the entire program must be completed within two years to qualify for a diploma.
To complete each Module, participants take:
All of the above components must be completed before participants are eligible for the Assessments to get into the next Module.
Additionally, participants are required to take the Movement Mechanics workshop ($300) during Module 3.
Upon completion of your program, there is one last requirement: an EXIT INTERVIEW with Jay Grimes ($150).
Participants must pass Assessments to gain entry into each Module of the program. Please note: admittance into one Module does not guarantee admittance into the entire program. (Here is a PDF of the 2018 Calendar, which includes Assessment deadlines for each Module).
You may be asked to wait out a Module if the program supervisor and director feel it would benefit your learning to take the program at a slower pace, or if they do not see the changes or understanding needed to move on. If a Module is missed, you will pick up the remainder of the program the following year.
Please purchase below, then contact Dena (email@example.com) to book your Assessment.
Module 2 Schedule: April, 2018
TOTAL BASE PRICING FOR EACH Module: $1560
TOTAL ONE-TIME FEES: $450
MINIMUM COST OF “THE WORK”: $6690
This workshop series, taught by Jay Grimes or Vintage Pilates staff, is an in-depth look into the apparatus used in the original studio. In each 12-hour workshop section, you will break down all the exercises on the apparatus, cover traditional spots and assists, and discuss and analyze the work.
One workshop section will be held per Module, for a total of four workshop sections. Unless otherwise noted, the workshops are held over two days (Saturday and Sunday), and last 12 hours total. The workshop topics are as follows:
As well as the four workshop sections taught by Jay Grimes or Vintage Pilates staff, participants are required to take one four hour “Movement Mechanics” workshop. You will learn how asymmetry, injury and postural tendencies affect the way a body moves. Armed with this knowledge, you can confidently select the most appropriate exercises for each of your students. You will have the opportunity to fine-tune your teaching skills in this workshop.
Movement Mechanics will be offered during Module 3, and take place on the Friday before the workshop section.
To complete each Module of THE WORK, participants must also take 2 Private Lessons. Participants may fulfill this requirement from any instructor on the Vintage Pilates staff. (All Vintage Pilates staff instructors are graduates of THE WORK). In these lessons, you will have the opportunity to work on your own body, delve deeper into what you learned in the workshops, and ask any specific questions related to teaching.
Please note: Due to high demand, Private Lessons with Sandy Shimoda are not guaranteed. Their lessons are offered at a higher rate than the Vintage Pilates staff, so an upgrade fee of $15 will apply. Please contact Dena (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in scheduling these sessions.
Also, any lessons with Jay Grimes are outside the program, and are not guaranteed. Jay has an extremely long wait list and openings are very rare.
To complete each Module of THE WORK, participants must take 4 Vintage Pilates “VP” Group Classes. These classes are group classes the way Joe Pilates intended: small, intimate sessions, where you work on your own individualized program under the guidance of a Vintage Pilates instructor. You will have the opportunity to work on what’s important to you, receive corrections for your body and learn from the corrections made for your peers.
To complete each Module of THE WORK, participants must take 4 Teachers Clubhouses. Teachers Clubhouse is designed to help you refine your skills, meet your Pilates community and ask any questions that may arise from the workshop sections. In this 1.5 hour class, you can share what you learned and talk with other teachers about exercise orders, spots, techniques or anything else Pilates related. The first hour will be a workout or warm-up and the second hour will be discussion, demonstration or practice.
To accommodate participants from out-of-town, we will schedule Teachers Clubhouses in the weeks before and after the Weekend Workshops. Please plan on attending at least three Teachers Clubhouses while you are in town. You can fulfill the fourth class in the following way:
To gain entrance into THE WORK, participants must pass the Entrance Assessment.
Once in THE WORK, participants must pass Assessments to gain entry into each subsequent Module of the program.
Vintage Pilates welcomes teachers certified in all styles of Pilates. We offer Private Lessons, Internet Private Lessons (for participants based out-of-town), VP Group Classes, Teachers Clubhouses and videos on Pilatesology.com to help you learn the repertoire necessary to prepare you for the Assessments.
The workshops for THE WORK are not intended to teach the exercises, but enable participants to gain a deeper understanding of Joe Pilates’ teachings as a whole. Before each section, we require all participants to pass an Assessment of the workshop section material, so that you are familiar with, and have the physical ability to perform all the exercises Jay will present. This is a tough, performance-based program and we are looking for a very high level of proficiency in the Assessments. We are looking for an understanding of the two-way stretch, the back connection, seat connection, a strong center and a facility with both the order and the exercises.
A list of required exercises for each Assessment can be found at the top of this page.
Assessments are due at least one month prior to each Module’s workshop section. We accept Assessments in person or live, via the Internet (Skype).
Please note: admittance into one Module DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADMITTANCE into the entire program.
You may be asked to wait out a section if the program supervisor and director feel it would benefit your learning to take the program at a slower pace or if they do not see the changes or understanding needed to move on. If a section is missed, you will pick up the remainder of the program the following year.
In order to complete THE WORK and receive a diploma, all components of the program must be completed and you must pass a EXIT INTERVIEW with Jay Grimes. All requirements must be completed within 2 years.
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