Welcome to the Alan Herdman Pilates Teacher Training Course section.
The course comprises 15 units, involving up to twenty hours of study each week. On successful completion, a Foundation Training Certificate for Teachers of Pilates will be awarded. The next course starts on September 8th 2017. Please browse this section for more detailed information, and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
If you would like to apply, please download our PDF Application Form.
Teacher Training News
New Reformers and more Konnector Kits for Seymour Street
Over the summer break we have transformed the Seymour Street studio with brand new wood framed “Clinical” reformers which are a higher model, so are easiest for people with injuries or physical conditions (as well as for our super-fit clients!).
Several reformers are fitted with the Konnector kit, allowing you to move arms and legs at the same time or independently in different directions to help the disassociation of movements. The Studio looks fantastic with a new layout which facilitates access to the equipment, including the Guillotine which has proved extremely popular (despite some initial misgivings about the name!) since its introduction. Our Canary Wharf Studio has also had a facelift as all the Reformers have been re-upholstered.
AHP-Trained Pilates Teachers Graduate
Twelve newly qualified Pilates teachers graduated this month after successfully completing the Alan Herdman Pilates Teacher Training Programme. The programme is internationally respected – this year’s intake included students from China, Vietnam, Israel and Korea – and AHP-trained teachers work all over the world, recently in Australia, Switzerland, USA, Denmark, Canada and Greece as well as the UK.
AHP Studio Manager Mauro Ossola says “Alan’s Teacher Training is acknowledged as the best in the UK, and probably in Europe. Our graduates are highly sought after – many studios only want to work with Alan’s students – so the course will ensure excellent career progression.” The next teacher Training Programme starts in September – just two places remain. Please see our dedicated page for more information, or email us.
Book for Alan’s Workshop in Singapore
Bookings are open for Alan’s upcoming workshop in Singapore, which will take place over the weekend of Friday 29th September to Sunday 1st October at The Pilates Works, Holland Studio.
The Pilates Works writes: “We are honoured to welcome Alan to Singapore this year to conduct a workshop for our clients and teachers.” Six sessions across the three days will cover the following topics:
Friday, 29th September
Morning: Moving For Life (essential exercises for every client)
Afternoon: A New Modified Pilates Mat for the Lower Back
Saturday, 30th September
Morning: Pilates for the More Mature Population
Afternoon: Hip Replacement (Pre & Post Surgery)
Sunday 1st October
Morning: Advance Reformer Work
Afternoon: Pilates for Clients With Neck and Shoulder Issues
Alan Teaching in Monaco, November
A unique event titled Pilates Pioneers will take place in Monaco over Friday November 3rd and Saturday November 4th, offering lectures, workshops and movement classes with some of the key names of Pilates.
Alan will taking workshops on “Comprehensive and modern mat work” and “Pilates with hip surgery” as well as meeting and greeting delegates on Friday evening.
The event takes place at the Novotel, Monaco, and bookings cost 300 Euro Earlybird before September 15th, and 350 Euro after. Please check the Polestar website or email for full details including special room rates for delegates.
Mauro Ossola’s Workshop on Pilates and Parkinsons
AHP’s Mauro Ossola facilitated a workshop on Pilates and Parkinson’s Disease at the Annual McEntire Education Summit in July. The event, in Rochester Michigan, was attended by educators from around the world and was created to share experiences with one another as professionals and to further work with clients. As well as being AHP’s Studio Manager, Mauro is a qualified McEntire Educator.
Guillotine Workshop from Kyria Sabin
Kyria Sabin – who has redesigned classic Pilates equipment the Guillotine for the modern studio – recently taught a workshop to Alan’s team of instructors.
Kyria, a long-time colleague of Alan’s, is Program Director of Fletcher Pilates in the USA and has served on the PMA national board. Alan’s studio was the first in the UK to purchase the redesigned Guillotine, which he describes as an extremely versatile piece of equipment. The Guillotine was one of Joseph Pilates’ original machines, but in the New York studio it was installed in a doorway – not necessary a practical option everywhere! The redesign has brought its benefits to a new generation of Pilates instructors and clients.
Alan Teaching in China, February 2017
Alan recently taught an intensive 5 day schedule at the Shanghai studio of Sino-British Pilates.The three day programme for teachers covered topics including Pre-Pilates, Moving For Life, Know Your Spine plus a new take on some of the original Pilates mat exercises, and was followed by two inhouse staff training days for instructors based at the studio. Sino-British Pilates trains teachers for Personal Training and Group Class Instruction with a full programme of courses. AHP’s Mauro Ossola taught the techniques of the Arcus Workshop at the studio in November.
Pre and Post Natal Training, July 2017
A specialist weekend course for Pilates teachers focusing on Pre & Post Natal work will take place at Alan Herdman Pilates at Third Space over the weekend of July 8-9, 2017. Taught by Carolyne Sidhu Anthony, founder of The Centre For Women’s Fitness, the course prepares the instructor to understand the physical, mental and emotional issues of the pre/post natal client. The 22 hour intense certification course is geared towards the experienced instructor who can assimilate information quickly. We are delighted to be the UK host for this important course which has been successfully taught worldwide. More information can be found on The Centre for Women’s Fitness website.