Our 4 Pilates Models

IN-PERSON SCHOOL MODEL

The simplest way to understand how this model works is you are enrolling in Pilates University.  You will have a regular school training schedule of private sessions, classes, and supervised workout sessions.   

You are guided through Pre-Pilates, Basic, low and high Intermediate Pilates exercises  to develop an independent Classical Pilates in about 14 to 24 months.  You will learn Classical Pilates for half the cost of the Traditional model ($395-$250/ month).   These programs are taught in seasonal semesters.  The bulk of the instruction is in the Fall and Spring.   

Once you are ready,  you take and pass your “final comprehensive exams” to graduate.   All graduates have access to participate in more advanced programs like our Open Studio membership, learning the Advanced system, or becoming a Classical Pilates teacher.

Please check our NEW STUDENT FAQ page.   We know you have burning questions.

SCHOOL MODEL TIMELINE

School Timeline

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER GRADUATION?

The Pilates
Bachelor's Degree

You've graduated from High Intermediate, you will feel ready to really spread those wings . You have earned the prerogative to workout in the studio without the structure of a session or class. With an Open Studio membership you simply reserve your equipment for your workout. Voila! It's an affordable, flexible way to make Pilates a part of your life forever.

The Pilates
Master's Degree

There is a whole world of Advanced Pilates for you to explore after you graduate from high Intermediate. You will spend about a year learning the Advanced System; primarily through weekly private sessions. Like the In-Person School Model you will graduate once you are proficient in advanced exercises on all the major and auxiliary Classical Pilates equipment.

The Pilates
PhD

Become a certified Classical Pilates teacher and be an of our inclusive BIPOC/ LBGTQIA teaching models that respects all bodies and lived experiences. We offer full-time and part-time learning option and house for qualified prospective teachers. Through a 2100 hour comprehensive certification and our job placement program you will become a highly desired teacher.

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COMING SPRING 2025

VIRTUAL SCHOOL MODEL

The second time test model that makes the Pilates School SF unique.   The Virtual School Model is a new program designed to give you access to the In-Person School model in the comfort of your own home.    Like our in-person school, you need to commit to 3-4 hours of virtual sessions training and classes. 

You will have access to a LIVE teacher in 75% of your training sessions.  You will have a personal schedule of private sessions, classes, and supervised workout sessions. You are guided through Pre-Pilates, Basic, low Intermediate Pilates systems.  Once you are ready, you pass your “final comprehensive exams” to graduate from the Virtual School. 

The program is 9-12 months months, running primarily in the Fall and Spring seasons. We anticipate that this program will be in high demand starting Spring 2024.  Join our waitlist to secure your spot in this new model now.

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TRADITIONAL
MODEL

Classical Pilates is “traditionally” taught in 1- on -1 sessions.   The focused attention and correction you get from a private session ensures proper form and alignment in every repetition.   

This model is for you if you have a busy schedule,  prefer private instruction, manage chronic pain/ condition, or are pre-natal or postpartum.  The Traditional Model is simple and open-ended.    Your training is completely dependent on your goals as expressed to your teacher.    

 

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Start with an intropack of 3 private sessions for $295.   After which you can purchase private packages in 5 or 10 sessions expiring in 6 months after your first visit.

Teacher Certification

TEACHER TRAINING MODEL

Our Teacher Certification teaches you to train the body in front of you and to respect all bodies and life experience by becoming an expert in customization and modification.   

This comprehensive certification is 2100 hours of coursework in combination of student observation, classroom lecture, practice teaching, and written projects.    You will be certified to teach anybody up to the high intermediate system. 

Within the 2100 hours you will have 30 hours of intercultural communication, race, gender, and religious studies, 50 hours of study in best business and sales practices to earn gainful employment, be an independent trainer, or even open your own studio one day

We offer both full-time and part-time learning options.  Affordable housing options are available to qualified students.  We are proud to be the only program of this kind in the country with full academic accreditation through WASC.  

Start by reviewing the requirement to apply.  If you qualify to apply you will be sent enrollment instruction after you submit your application.