Teacher Training

Union Pilates is proud to be the only designated Fletcher Pilates® Teacher Training education centre in BC.

The Fletcher Pilates Program of Study is the most comprehensive and definitive international Pilates educational program of its kind. Our program derives from the physical conditioning method developed by Joseph and Clara Pilates in the 1920s and expands to include its evolution and ongoing interpretation by Pilates Master Ron Fletcher. The multi-dimensional Comprehensive Program is the only teacher-training program to be fully endorsed by Ron Fletcher.

Our Mission

In body, breath, mind and spirit we preserve the inspired evolution of Body Contrology, the work of Joseph and Clara Pilates, as articulated by our Master Teacher, Ron Fletcher. As he mentored and taught us, so we will teach and mentor others in the physical transformation that leads from strength to balance to grace.


Interested in becoming a Fletcher Pilates® Qualified teacher in Vancouver?

To maintain the quality and excellence of our program, we require prerequisite practice hours prior to entry. This ensures all students are properly prepared for their journey ahead.  To begin your journey to becoming a Fletcher Pilates® teacher, follow the steps below:


1. PREPARATORY COURSE

The Fletcher Pilates® Preparatory Course is a 30-hour prerequisite course that covers all beginning/intermediate material in the Fletcher Pilates® Program of Study including Fletcher Pilates® Reformer, Chair, Cadillac, Spine Corrector and Towelwork® techniques – and much more!

Based on Ron Fletcher's philosophy of "knowing movement in the body", the course encourages experiencing each piece of movement in the program before learning to teach it.  The Preparatory Course is both the ideal preparation and prerequisite for entrance into the Fletcher Pilates® Foundational Program to become a Qualified Teacher.

Whether you’re already a Pilates teacher or a new student, come deepen your practice, get into fantastic shape, and find out that this is the Pilates teacher training program for you!

*No prerequisites necessary


2: COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM 

The Fletcher Pilates® Comprehensive Program is designed to give participants a thorough understanding of the complete Fletcher lineage of the Pilates method and to instill an understanding of how to teach Fletcher Pilates®. The full range of Pilates apparatus is incorporated as well as signature Fletcher Pilates® techniques.

Our Comprehensive Program is divided into the Foundational and Professional Programs. Upon successful completion of the Foundational Program, students receive a Qualified Teacher Certificate and are eligible to seek employment as Pilates teachers in studio, clinic, fitness and other settings. Our Professional Program expands upon this range of knowledge to include the full Fletcher Pilates syllabus and curriculum further developing teaching and movement skills to be successful as a full-time Pilates professional, with a Fletcher Pilates® Professional Teacher Certificate. The complete range of Pilates apparatus is incorporated as well as signature Fletcher Pilates® techniques in both levels of the Program.

Already a teacher?  Check out our Bridge Program.

Pilates teachers interested in studying the Fletcher Pilates® method and earning a Fletcher Pilates® Qualified Teacher Certificate may complete the Fletcher Pilates® Foundational Program as a Bridge student.

The Bridge process is ideal for students from other Pilates lineages and schools. Students that have completed a program that meets the approval criteria of the Pilates Method Alliance Registry of Schools are eligible to enroll as a Bridge student in our Foundational Program. Bridge students must complete 10 private sessions prior to starting the Program.


Continuing Education

Union Pilates offers Fletcher Pilates® Continuing Education for Pilates teachers and fitness professionals.

FLETCHER PILATES® INTENSIVE LICENSING COURSE

Looking to enhance your existing career as a Pilates teacher, Fitness Professional or Physical Therapist? Check out our continuing education…

Enhance your professional teaching practice and develop your movement skills through our exclusive, 5-day Fletcher Pilates® Intensive Licensing Course. This in-depth experience provides the ideal way to learn, and become licensed to teach, the following unique Fletcher Pilates® techniques:

  • Fletcher Percussive Breath™
  • Fletcher Fundamentals™
  • Fletcher Towelwork®
  • Fletcher Floorwork®
  • Fletcher Barrework™
  • These techniques may be applied to private Pilates and movement therapy sessions, group classes, as well as therapeutic settings.

*Prerequisite: Pilates Teacher, Fitness Professional or Physical Therapist