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October 12 @ 9:00 am - October 13 @ 5:00 pm$400 – $800
To complete this certification participants must attend “Support your Floor™”.
Mat only Saturday 9-5 / Sunday Equipment is 10-4pm
The Center’s 2 Day 16 hour Pre and Postnatal Pilates Specialist Certification is part of the module based certification that informs the instructor on best practices needed to guide this population during exercise.
This course is the flagship course that started The Center’s teacher training courses. With over 25 years in the business of transforming how teachers look at the pre and postnatal client, we are proud to be the leading pre and postnatal program for Pilates worldwide
You will be introduced to a different way of looking at female anatomy and physiology and the changes that occur during pregnancy, birth and beyond. You will learn our “method” of program design for this population that will truly addresses their needs and requirements for safe, beneficial exercise. This course will show you how to “Prepare the Body” and “Repair the Body” during pregnancy and the postnatal period.
Course objectives (2 day)
To understand the anatomy and physiology of the pregnant and postnatal woman
To understand the intimate relationship of the body to the breath and how to use the breath for birth, relaxation alignment and rehabilitation in the postnatal period
To understand the adaptations and alignment of posture in the pregnant and postnatal body
To understand the importance of storytelling in the healing of birth trauma
To understand the prevention and/or the rehabilitation of the pelvic floor, diastasis recti, C section and PSD
To understand how to use the platform of Pilates to design beneficial and safe exercises for this population
The philosophy of The Center’s program
The anatomy and physiology of the pregnant/postnatal client
Breathing and its effects on the abdominals and pelvic floor. Breathing for rehabilitation. Breathing for relaxation and alignment.
The postural changes of the pregnant/postnatal client
The postnatal period and appropriate exercise design
Program design for this population from the first trimester through the 4th trimester
Exercises for breathing and relaxation
Exercise design for the pelvic floor
Early postpartum rehabilitative exercises
Sample first trimester/Postnatal mat class
Sample second trimester/Postnatal mat class to include ball and therabands.
Sample third trimester mat class to include relaxation and visualization and partner stretching
Sample exercises on the Cadillac for pregnancy, postnatal and rehabilitation of diastasis recti
Sample exercises on the Reformer to include design for group reformer classes
Workshop price– USD800 Mat and Equipment. This includes 4 manuals
USD400 Mat only. This includes 2 manuals
Continuing Education Credits Available
PMA– Pilates Method Alliance- 20 (for 3 day program)
ACE-American Council on Exercise-2.20 (for 3 day program)
PAA– Pilates Alliance Australasia- 15 PDP
All prices are listed in US Dollars ($)
Interested in bringing one of our courses to your studio?
Women’s Health is a fast growing area in today’s Pilates and Fitness world. The Center has been developing programs for women for the past 30 years. We are the leading brand of women’s health programs for Pilates and Fitness in the world. Our programs are taught in 39 countries and on all continents.
In addition to our certification programs and continuing education benefits for your team, our hosts who certify in our courses enjoy 3 months online support for their Women’s Health programs, the opportunity to be listed on our Certified Instructors page, and regular updates on new courses.
If you are interested in hosting a workshop or course in your studio or facility, email us at [email protected]