Bridge Participation

Bridge Participation seminars and weekly meetings are simultaneous with those of the apprenticeship. What you’ll do in between seminars and for your exam are different. But we work in the seminars at the same time.

 
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Important information:

  • Prerequisites

  • Mat Seminar

  • Comprehensive Seminars 

  • Weekly Meetings

  • Apprentice Hours

  • Exams

  • Application


THREE YEARS AFTER THE COMPLETION OF MY FOUNDATIONAL PILATES TRAINING, I BEGAN TO SENSE THERE HAD TO BE MORE. ONE HOUR-LONG CONVERSATION WITH SHARI CONVINCED ME I HAD FOUND THE ANSWER. SHARI ALSO HAD SEARCHED FOR THAT ‘SOMETHING MORE’ AND UNDERSTOOD EXACTLY WHAT I FELT WAS MISSING.
— Sue Riggins Lessor, Pilates Teacher, Lincoln, NE

Prerequisites

Pilates teacher with full apparatus training and currently teaching + 30 classical sessions (a combination of private, semi-private and group classes on all apparatus is ideal) + Mat Seminar + anatomy education.

Not sure if your current training is enough, or if your classical sessions have been enough?
Email us at info@TheVerticalWorkshop.com and let’s discuss.


Mat Seminar

Though the Mat Seminar is the first seminar of the entire program, if you are not ready to commit to the entire “thing,” you can take just the Mat Seminar and decide after that weekend.

In this seminar, you will learn to teach the classical mat work that will be appropriate for First-Timer, Beginner and some Intermediate classes. 20 Exercises that make for a remarkable mat class. Additionally, you will learn the transitions from one exercise to another and the modifications for each exercise. Remember, we work with the body in front of us!

Beyond the exercises, you learn the technique of teaching that makes The Vertical Workshop teachers so successful. Well beyond any other program, The Vertical Workshop provides you with teaching tools that give you the opportunity to help achieve your goals for teaching and your clients’ goals for doing Pilates.

The Mat Seminar is 16 hours of work on exercises, anatomy, teaching tools. You will have many opportunities to do the exercises and practice teach.

The exam is built into the weekend. What we seek is that you progress from the first moment until the last of the weekend and are able to leave the weekend ready to practice teach until you are ready to teach a true class.


Comprehensive Seminars

Now that you have learned the techniques of teaching and practiced this in much of the mat work from the Mat Seminar, the Comprehensive Seminars teach you how to teach on all apparatus. You will learn both the ideal version of the exercises and modifications for all Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced exercises. (Remember, many of our clients have injuries or ailments. We need to know how to modify and teach the client in front of us!). We will continue to work on your teaching technique, understanding why we do each exercise, how to transition from on exercise to the other and more!

Seminar #1 — Beginner System

Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, High Chair, Wall

Seminar #2 — Intermediate System Part 1

Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, High Chair, Wunda Chair 

Seminar #3 — Intermediate System Part 2

Wunda Chair (cont’d), Barrels, Magic Circle

Injuries/Ailments and Special Cases (Obesity, Senior Population, Pregnancy)

Seminar #4 — Advanced System

Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, High Chair, Wunda Chair, Barrels, Pedi-Pole


Weekly Meetings

Weekly meetings are an essential part of your  Bridge. This is where you learn more than we can “fit in” in the weekend seminars. For Bridge, we know you are coming from all over the world, so you may participate via the live-stream or recordings.

During these meetings, we’ll delve deeply into the following:

  • Your questions

  • Anatomy and biomechanics

  • The Vertical Workshop teaching tools 

  • Injuries, ailments and special cases 

  • …and more


Apprentice Hours

For some, it will be helpful to have some apprentice hours. This is based on how different your current training/style is to the classical style. It’s most important that you have a successful and satisfying experience in this program. We want to make sure you get what you need. Sometimes that takes some additional work together! Let’s discuss when we get your application.


Exams

At The Vertical Workshop, we believe that exams are an opportunity for you and us to see what you know well and what you need to work. It gives us a solid chance to know how to help you even more! 

There is one exam for Bridge Participation. You will be completely ready for it. There are no surprises. We’re looking for you to succeed!


Locations and Dates

2020 Atlanta, GA

Mat Seminar: Feb 21-23

Comp 1: Mar 20-22

Comp 2: Apr 17-19

Comp 3: May 15-17

Comp 4: Jun 12-14 

2020 Colorado Springs, CO

Mat Seminar: Apr 24-26

Comp 1: May 29-31

Comp 2: Jun 19-21

Comp 3: Jul 31-Aug 2

Comp 4: Aug 28-30

Tuition

Mat Seminar Only: $650
Bridge Participation: $4000 (includes Mat Seminar and all other aspects of the program)


Application

Please email Shari at info@TheVeritcalWorkshop.com if you have any questions.