Our Comprehensive Los Angeles Program is designed to give you a thorough understanding of the complete Fletcher lineage of the Pilates method and to instill an understanding of how to teach this method to others. The full range of Pilates apparatus is incorporated, as well as the Pilates Matwork and signature Fletcher Pilates® techniques. You’ll also get in-depth training on how to use your voice, structure a class, do posture assessment and many more insightful teaching fundamentals.
The Comprehensive Program is taught in six, 5-day sessions spread out over the course of a year.
- Sessions I – III: Beginning/Intermediate syllabus and focus on Fletcher Pilates® technique
- Sessions IV – VI: Intermediate/Advanced syllabus and focus on teaching the student-teacher to approach the Fletcher Pilates® syllabus as a movement program
Each Session includes:
- Teaching and discussion of the movements
- Structured group classes
- Opportunities for student teaching
- Anatomy discussions
- Teaching labs
- Daily discussions
- Guided opportunities to explore movement by putting the technique into practice
- Advisory meetings and mentoring
Breakdown of hours
- Classroom: 150 hours
- Participation Practicum: 150 hours
- Observation/Assisting Practicum: 100 hours
- Assigned Homework: 30 hours – average
- Advisory Meetings/Mentoring: 25 hours – average
- Casework Teaching Practicum: 150 hours
- Private Session Casework: 120 hours
- Group Class Casework: 30 hours
The Midterm Examination (written and performance) is administered during Session III and the final examination process (written, performance and practical teaching) is administered during Session VI.
BEYOND THE PROGRAM
Graduates appreciate the quality of Fletcher lineage of work and enjoy the quality of its benefits when entering the Pilates community as teaching professionals. Fletcher Pilates® Inc. provides a support system through a network of teachers and studios with employment opportunities throughout the country, in addition to an established mentoring network and continual learning and ongoing professional development.
PREPARING TO ENTER THE PROGRAM
It is essential that you develop a strong personal practice before learning to teach this method. The following are the minimum requirements to initiate the Comprehensive Program of Study:
- 30 private sessions with a Qualified Fletcher Teacher
- 30 Preparatory course, group class or workshop hours with a Qualified Fletcher Teacher
The full prerequisite student process generally takes 3 – 6 months. If there are no programs in your area, you may prepare to enter the Comprehensive Program by studying with Kerri Campbell prior to the Program start date or another Qualified Fletcher Pilates Teacher in your area. We are flexible and want to make it work for you!
If you have any questions about how to prepare to enter the Program, please contact us at 323-522-6742 and we will review your options.
Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training Program – Los Angeles, CA
The Pilates Bodyshop LA
2894 Rowena Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Fletcher Program Director: Kyria Sabin
Fletcher Faculty: Kerri Campbell
Next Session: Coming soon…
Owner, The Pilates Bodyshop; Fletcher Pilates® Faculty
Kerri began her Pilates practice ten years ago after a debilitating car accident left her with multiple complex injuries. She began with the east coast style while attending The University of the Arts, in Philadelphia, where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She shortly moved to Los Angeles and began a television and film career but found she was always searching for a deeper understanding of the Pilates practice that was keeping her body and mind together.
After completing, and even teaching several teacher-training courses with some of the most respected names in the Pilates field, Kerri came to the work of master teacher Ron Fletcher. She discovered her most profound body transformations with Fletcher Pilates® and through the rigorous and demanding study of his lineage, she finally found the depth of knowledge that she had been seeking.
While attending the Ron Fletcher Comprehensive Program of Study™ in Tucson, Arizona she found that Ron’s Seven Standing and Centering Cues and Fletcher Fundamentals allowed her to teach movement in a precise manner so the work could be applied to life outside the studio. She is the Fletcher Pilates® Facilitator for Los Angeles and teaches several licensing courses a year in specific aspects of the Fletcher work.
Her experience as a student of several Pilates styles, a patient, a physical therapy aide, an artist, and a Qualified Fletcher Pilates® Teacher, gives her a singular ability to pass this work on. The opening of her first studio for riders in early 2009 was the reintroduction of the Fletcher Pilates® lineage to Los Angeles. With the opening of The Pilates Bodyshop, she is creating the space she so longed for during her own journey. It is her privilege and honor to be teaching this work, evolved directly from Joseph and Clara Pilates, passed to Ron Fletcher, and now to her and her teachers.
PMA-CPT, Director of Fletcher Pilates®, International
A graduate of Duke University and a licensed massage therapist, she initiated her studies with Ron Fletcher in 1991 and founded Body Works Pilates studios in Tucson, Arizona in 1993. Recognized by Ron Fletcher as a Master Teacher and Disseminator, Kyria developed the Pilates Program at the University of Arizona where she serves as Adjunct Faculty. She is an international presenter and has served on the national boards for the Pilates Method Alliance, The University of Arizona School of Dance and the Foundation for Expanding Horizons.
PRICING & TRAVEL
The Comprehensive Program is $4,500 (US) per semester. This amount includes all Program Sessions, Program Manuals and examination/evaluation fees. The tuition does not include the student prerequisite process or optional studies throughout the course of the program. There is also a nonrefundable $100 application processing fee.
- Six 5-day sessions
- Program Manuals
- Program Examination and Evaluation Fees
- Casework Assessment sessions
- Monthly Advisee Meetings
- Mentoring throughout the Program
The Pilates Bodyshop in Silver Lake, CA is the only Fletcher Pilates® studio in Los Angeles and Southern California. It is conveniently located less than 10 miles from Bob Hope Airport in nearby Burbank or 30 minutes from Los Angeles International Airport. Students of the Comprehensive Program can enjoy a special discount at a local hotel. Ask us for details!
Please apply here. If you are unable to apply online, you may also apply to the Comprehensive Program by following the steps below:
- Print out the pdf Program Application Form
- Submit your complete application along with two references and the $100 application fee to the following address:
The Ron Fletcher Company
P.O. Box 64971
Tucson, Arizona 85728
Please Note: You will be required to complete an entrance evaluation and interview demonstrating basic knowledge of the beginning / intermediate syllabus.
Have questions about the application process? Please give us a call at 323-522-6742.