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When: Mondays – Fridays 9:30am-4:30pm, July 9th – August 1st, 2018
Where: Innerstellar Pilates & Yoga, Berkeley
Your Teaching Team:

  • Kristin “Kiki” Lovelace, Certified Pilates Instructor, Forrest & Stellarflow Yoga Instructor, & Owner/Director of Education at Innerstellar Pilates & Yoga
  • Rebecca Vasile, ICTT Graduate Pilates Teacher, Belly Dance & Stellarflow Yoga Instructor, Pre- and Postnatal Specialist
  • Magdalena Dittmer, Pilates Instructor and Post-Rehabilitation Specialist & Stellarflow Yoga Teacher Training Graduate
  • Marisa Kelly, ICTT Graduate Pilates Instructor, Innerstellar’s General Manager with an MA in Integrative Health specializing in Integrative Wellness Center Management

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Skillful Pilates instructors are both scientists and intuitive healers. In each session, they inspires in their students strength, self-confidence and wonder at the vastly intelligent design of the human body. Join us for Innerstellar’s Pilates Teacher Training – the first step on your journey to becoming a Certified Pilates Teacher – and learn how to practice and teach the highly refined Pilates system with skill and confidence.

Over the course of nine weekends this spring, you will learn from two highly experienced and successful Comprehensive Pilates Instructors: Kristin “Kiki” Lovelace, Innerstellar’s Owner and Director of Education and a passionate, deeply committed Senior Teacher with over fourteen years of teaching experience, and Rebecca Vasile, who lends her extensive experience as a career movement teacher and her love of the art of Pilates pedagogy including class sequencing, setting intent, and creating a warm and judgment-free learning environment. Kiki and Rebecca will teach you the full spectrum of the Pilates method, including how to use movement as medicine for chronic pain and injuries, and how to create powerful, challenging classes for all ages. You will hone your skills in a fun and safe learning environment designed to empower you in your personal Pilates practice and your teaching.

This course is appropriate for aspiring teachers as well as for intermediate and advanced students who want to get stronger and deepen their understanding of the Pilates system.


  • 60-75 Minute Master Classes on the Mat, Reformer, Springboard, Cadillac, Barrels & Wunda Chair
  • Repertoire Break Down and Teaching Practice
  • Postural Analysis
  • Functional Anatomy & Alignment
  • The Art of Sequencing for Beginners, Intermediate & Advanced Students
  • Demoing, Hands-on Assists & Other Teaching Tools
  • Creating a Warm, Inviting, Safe Learning Environment
  • Finding Your Voice
  • Pilates for Chronic Pain & Injuries
  • Pre- and Postnatal Pilates
  • Pilates Entrepreneur Business Course

At the culmination of the Innercore Pilates Teacher Training Course (taught over 9 weekends and totaling 108 hours), graduates receive a certificate of completion and have the opportunity to complete the Certification Process, which includes the following requirements:

  • 100 self-practice hours
  • 100 observation hours
  • 200 teaching hours

A Practical Assessment of Movement & Teaching Skills and a Written Exam administered by Innerstellar’s Teaching Staff. Upon successful completion, you will receive an Assessment-based Certificate.

An opportunity to take the Pilates Method Alliance Certification Exam to become a PMA-Certified Pilates Teacher


Can be completed by all Graduates for $100 per month for unlimited self-practice and observation hours at Innerstellar OR can be completed at another approved studio. Graduates can also apply to be a Group Class Assistant to help develop their confidence as teachers. Assistants will support experienced Instructors with their group classes; hours doing so go towards total Observation Hours. Assistants benefit by becoming integrated into the studio’s community as they get valuable practice with their communication skills and hands-on assists. Pricing subject to change.


Graduates can complete these hours at another approved studio OR can apply for a role as Apprentice Teacher at Innerstellar to help complete their required teaching hours. These additional hours are an important part of transitioning from a student teacher to an experienced professional. If hired at Innerstellar, you will be paid for these hours.


Can be scheduled with the Teaching Team after all of the above requirements have been fulfilled at the rate of $250. If the graduate fails to pass the test, he or she may reschedule after a 4-week waiting period and can re-take the test for an additional $250. Pricing subject to change.


Minimum 2 years Pilates or related movement experience. Minimum of 20 total hours of Pilates instruction on the equipment including a minimum of 10 hours of private sessions. Consider our Pilates Machine Mastery Series, a 6-week, 18-hour intensive training program, the most inexpensive way to gain the required hours at Innerstellar.


100% attendance is required in order to receive a Certificate of Completion and be eligible for Certification. Makeup sessions for up to 10% of the program will be offered at the rate of $150 per hour per person. Inquire at the front desk for our Attendance Policy and Application Packet for more details.


$3995 Early Bird Rate for the first five signups with discount code INNERCOREFIRST5

$4295 Standard Rate thereafter or with a payment plan

Contact marisa@innerstellaryoga.com to set up payment plan. Non-refundable deposit of $500 due upon registration. Space is limited to 10 trainees. Price does not include required reading materials, but does include discounted mat and Machine classes at Innerstellar during the length of the training.


You must submit your final payment in full by the first Training Session date. After the first Training Session, payments are non-refundable or transferable. NO EXCEPTIONS. Before the first Training Session date, refunds are available minus the $500 deposit.


5 Balanced Body Consumer Manuals: Mat, Reformer, Trapeze Table (Cadillac), Chair, Barrels. Please note: Innerstellar offers its own Pilates teacher training program using our own copyrighted Innercore Manual and Balanced Body consumer manuals. We do not offer a Balanced Body University (BBU) certificate with our program.

Any one anatomy book that helps you uptake the information, such as Anatomy of Movement by Blandine Calais-Germaine, Anatomy Trains by Tom Myers, The Anatomy Coloring Book by Wynn Kapit and Lawrence Elson or Atlas of Human Anatomy by Frank H. Netter


Download 2018 Application