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When:  September - November 2014
Where:  Innerstellar Pilates & Yoga, Berkeley
Your Teachers:  Kristin "Kiki" Lovelace, Certified Pilates Instructor, Director of Education & E-RYT200



A skillful Pilates instructor is part scientist, part intuitive healer. In each session, she inspires in her student strength, self-confidence and wonder at the vastly intelligent design of his body. Join us for Innerstellar's Pilates Teacher Training – the first step on your journey to becoming a Certified Pilates Teacher – to learn the highly refined Pilates system and develop your natural empathic and intuitive abilities. During these two months, you will learn from Innerstellar's Owner and Director of Education, Kristin "Kiki" Lovelace, a passionate, deeply committed Senior Teacher with over thirteen years teaching experience. 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 all intermediate and advanced students who desire to go on to teach as well as for those who simply want to deepen their understanding of this fascinating system.


  • Mat, Reformer, Springboard, Cadillac, Barrel & Wunda Chair Repertoire
  • Postural Analysis
  • Functional, Experiential Anatomy & Alignment
  • The Art of Sequencing for Beginners, Intermediate & Advanced Practitioners
  • Demoing, Hands-on Assists & Other Teaching Tools
  • Creating a Warm, Inviting, Safe Learning Environment
  • Finding Your Voice
  • Harnessing your Seeing/Empathing Skills
  • Pilates for Chronic Pain, Injuries & Other Special Populations
  • Pre- and Postnatal Pilates
  • Business of Pilates

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

  • 100 self-practice hours
  • 100 observation hours
  • 200 total teaching hours (100 Student Training Hours, 100 Apprentice Hours)
  • A Practical Assessment of Movement & Teaching Skills and a Written Exam administered by Innerstellar’s Teaching Staff upon successful completion of which 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 at the rate of $100 per month for unlimited self-practice and observation hours 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 trainers 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 of their communication skills and hands-on assists with students of all levels.

Graduates can complete these hours at another approved studio OR can apply for any of the following roles at Innerstellar to help complete their required teaching hours:
Student Teacher: While graduates are honing their skills they will see clients at a drastically reduced rate (just enough to cover studio costs). These hours are unpaid and based on studio availability.
Apprentice Teacher: After completing a minimum of 100 Student Teaching hours, graduates can audition to become an Apprentice Teacher at Innerstellar based on availability or at any other approved Pilates studio. These additional hours are an important part of transitioning from a student to an experienced professional. If hired at Innerstellar, you will be paid for these hours.

Can be scheduled with Kiki after all of the above requirements have been fulfilled at the rate of $250 per person per test.


  • 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 Machine Mastery Series is the most inexpensive way to gain the required hours.

100% attendance is required in order to receive graduation diploma 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. Download the Attendance Policy document below for more details.

SCHEDULE & DATES:    Saturdays & Sundays 12-7pm
September 20-21 Functional Anatomy
October 4-5 Teaching Tools & Mat I
October 11-12 Reformer I
October 18-19 Reformer II
October 25-26 Cadillac & Barrels
November 1-2 Springboard
November 8-9 Mat II
November 15-16 Reformer III
November 22-23 Wunda Chair


  • 3595 Early Bird Rate if you register and pay in full by September 5, 2014
  • $3795 Standard Rate thereafter or with a payment plan

Contact to set up payment plan. Non-refundable deposit of $500 due upon registration. Space is limited to 10 trainees. Pay in full to receive a monthly unlimited yoga and Pilates Mat pass to be used in the time leading up to the training. Price does not include required reading materials.

You must submit your 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.


  • Anatomy of Movement by Blandine Calais-Germaine
  • Balanced Body Consumer Manuals: Mat, Reformer, Trapeze Table (Cadillac), Chair, Barrels

Saturdays June 28, 2014 and September 13th, 2014 3:15-4pm. Pay in full at the Open House and get an additional $300 discount off the Standard Rate (full tuition $3495).


When:  February – June 2014
Where:  Innerstellar Pilates & Yoga, Berkeley
Your Teachers:  Michelle Cordero E-RYT500 & Kristin "Kiki" Lovelace E-RYT200

GUEST Teachers: Destiny Eurkus E-RYT200 & Marisha Doan, Nutrition and Wellness Coach



February – June 2015

The journey to becoming a skillful, confident, Certified Yoga Teacher is one of courage, transformation and self-discovery. Take this life-changing step on your healing road with experienced, caring and passionate Senior Vinyasa & Forrest Yoga teachers Michelle Cordero, Kristin "Kiki" Lovelace, Destiny Eurkus and Colleen Millen. You will hone your skills in a safe learning environment designed to empower you in your personal yoga practice and your teaching.

ABOUT YOUR TRAINERS: Michelle, Kiki and Destiny have a combined 40 years of full-time teaching experience. Michelle lives and teaches with heartfelt integrity and brings to the SFTT a voice grounded in yoga philosophy. Kiki brings her zeal for functional alignment and for teaching with authenticity, conviction and sparkle. Destiny embodies using yoga as a sacred tool for connecting with Spirit and ceremony. These women share a dedication to their own personal practices and a passion for intelligent sequencing and skillful hands-on assists. They are deeply committed to giving their trainees kind and valuable feedback to help them grow, heal and evolve.


  • Yoga Asanas and Philosophy
  • The Art of Sequencing
  • Functional, Experiential Anatomy
  • Creating Ceremony & Sacred Space
  • Finding Your Voice
  • Harnessing your Seeing/Empathing Skills
  • Cueing, Demoing & Hands-on Assists
  • Yoga for Injuries & Other Special Populations
  • Pre- and Postnatal Yoga
  • Business of Yoga
  • Whole Food Nutrition for Vitality & Well-being

At the completion of the Stellarflow Teacher Training, students will attain certification and have the opportunity to apply to be a nationally registered Yoga Instructor, RYT, at the 200 hour level.

FREE STELLARFLOW YOGA CLASS, Q & A session and Open House:
Saturdays December 6, 2014 and January 10th, 2015 4:45-6pm. Pay in full at the Open House and get an additional $300 discount off the Standard Rate (full tuition $2695).

None, other than a willingness to show up, learn and be present. 100% attendance is required. Makeup sessions for up to 10% of the program will be offered at the rate of $150 per hour.

TUITION: $2795 Early Bird Rate if you register and pay in full by January 17, 2014; $2995 Standard Rate thereafter or with a payment plan. Price includes a monthly unlimited yoga and Pilates pass to be used in the time leading up to the training.   


Fridays 5:30-9:30pm; Saturdays and Sundays 1-9pm

Feb 6-8 

Feb 20-22

Mar 6-8

Mar 20-22

April 3-5

April 17-19

May 1-3

May 15-17

May 29-31

June 12-14  

Download the Attendance Policy and Registration forms HERE.