SIX DEGREES PILATES TEACHER TRAINING
The Six Degrees Pilates Teacher Training Program was founded in 2003 and is directed by some of the most talented and gifted teachers in the Twin Cities. We train and produce the finest Pilates instructors Minneapolis has to offer. We are a Pilates Certified Education Center.
“I am so thankful to have chosen Six Degrees for my training. I am more prepared for Pilates instruction, and its many nuances and disciplines, than I ever imagined when I began. Six Degrees delivered a solid foundation of knowledge, well defined instruction, supervised interaction and practical experience. Its invaluable specialty workshops and student teaching opportunities set me up for success, gave me great confidence, and opened the door for me to become the kind of instructor I had truly hoped to be.” -Cristiana Giordano
THE SIX DEGREES DIFFERENCE & PHILOSOPHY
Our program is one of the most “hands on” certified programs offered in the Twin Cities. Students learn through lecture, reading, and hands on interaction the Classic Pilates Method. Our lecture weekends are led by the some of the most reputable teachers in the city.
Our program mission is very simple: to deliver the best instruction, produce the best teachers, and to provide the most convenient, effective, and affordable program possible.
The entire staff of the Six Degrees Pilates Teacher Training Program has studied and trained with first and second generation students of Joseph Pilates himself. Mentors include Romana Kryzanowska (heir to work of Joseph Pilates), Amy Alpers, and Rachel Taylor Siegal of the Pilates Center in Boulder, Co. The Six Degrees staff also has extensive and varied backgrounds in dance, gymnastics, Gyrotonic, yoga, and the understanding of the body, movement, and personal possibilities as an interlinked, holistic experience.
WHY SIX DEGREES?
We produce the best teachers in the city and offer the best price.
Students who complete the Six Degrees Pilates Teacher Training 455-hour program in its entirety are eligible to take the PMA certification exam. In addition, Six Degrees is a licensed private career school in the state of Minnesota for Pilates teacher training.
Advanced Cadillac & Ped-A-Pul with Angie Clifford
Explore the advanced Pilates Cadillac exercises, coming prepared to pull up, flip upside-down, and even hang by your ankles! Learn more about working with advanced Pilates practitioners ready for new challenges and find ways to invigorate even your most athletic clientele. $150
Core Connection 1: Back to Basics with Cady Eddy
Core Connection workshops are unique to Six Degrees’ Pilates Teacher Training Program. In this workshop, you will practice by breaking down exercises and using props to understand the fundamentals of Pilates movement and how these moves embody the Six Principles of the Pilates Method. $100
Core Connection 2: Body Movin’ with Emily Easton
Core Connection workshops are unique to Six Degrees’ Pilates Teacher Training Program. This workshop explores how to create a fitness-based Pilates session, moving your own body or your clients’ at a quicker pace to build and maintain heat while still upholding the Six Principles of the Pilates Method. $100
Injuries and Special Populations with Cady Eddy
Many of our clients are working with injuries and limitations, but they are all working with amazing, Pilates-able bodies. Injuries and other conditions can require quick thinking and careful consideration, whether you are the client or the teacher, and that can be a challenge. In this workshop we will discuss and practice how to work with and best support our bodies and our clients through both common injuries (spinal, hip, knee, shoulder) and longer-term conditions including pregnancy, postural issues, and hypermobility. Together we will problem-solve case studies and workshop questions about your own personal practice challenges. $150
Core Connection 3: Jedi Mind Tricks with Becky Golberg
Core Connection workshops are unique to Six Degrees’ Pilates Teacher Training Program. In this workshop, you will learn about mind control in movement, especially when an exercise feels impossible to do or impossible to teach. How do you coax a body into an unfamiliar movement—and why? $100 (10% off for Six Degrees membership holders)
For years, Six Degrees has offered the most comprehensive and thorough Pilates teacher training available in Minnesota. With our new Mat and Reformer modules, you can get the same quality we’ve always offered in an abbreviated form. [Should you decide later that you’d like to do the whole 455 hours, credit can in most cases transfer to the greater program, provided the time frame is reasonable. See schedule for details *Should you decide later that you’d like to do the whole 455 hours, credit can in most cases transfer to the greater program, provided the time frame is reasonable.
MAT MODULE (145 hours)
REFORMER MODULE (210 hours)
See Schedule for PMA 455 hour requirements
Questions? Contact the Studio.
Is Six Degrees a licensed private career school in the state of Minnesota?
Yes. The Six Degrees Pilates teacher Training Program is a licensed private career school in the state of Minnesota. All Pilates training programs in the state of Minnesota must be licensed.
Is the Six Degrees Pilates Teacher Training Program approved by The Pilates Method Alliance?
Yes. Six Degrees Pilates recognizes the value of being a PMA approved school. Our program fulfills additional requirements set by the PMA to be an approved teacher training school.
Will I be “recognized” as a Pilates teacher if I complete the Six Degrees Pilates Teacher Training Program?
Yes. Graduates will be recognized by the PMA as teachers who have graduated from an approved PMA school.
What is the PMA?
The Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) was formed in 2001 as a professional association for the Pilates community. It’s purpose was to provide an international organization to connect teachers, teacher trainers, studios and facilities dedicated to preserving and enhancing the legacy of Joseph H. Pilates by establishing standards, encouraging unity, and promoting professionalism. Today the PMA is both a professional association and certifying agency for Pilates teachers.
What Equipment and at what level will I be trained to teach upon completing all 455 hours?
Students will be trained on all pieces of Pilates equipment; Mat, Reformer, Cadillac (trapeze table), Low Chair (wunda chair), ped –de-pul, and the barrel systems. Graduates will be able to teach all levels.
Can I just take a few weekends and not “go for” the 455 hours?
Yes of course! The modular program is designed for students or current teachers who wish to attend what they need in order to fulfill their own personal goals.
Will Six Degrees help with job placement upon graduation?
When we need teachers we hire directly from our program, however we do not officially offer job placement upon graduation. We are part of a network of local studios that come to us for trained teachers who need jobs.
Can I enroll in the program if I hold a full time job?
Yes. The program is scheduled during weekends to make it accessible for people with jobs and families. For the internship portion of the program, students schedule their hours around their own personal schedule.
What if I move in the middle of the program? Can I finish the program out of state?
Yes. We have had students in the past move out of state in the middle of the program. If this happens we help you find a studio in your new location to complete your internship hours. Students must complete all classroom hours and exams at Six Degrees Pilates.