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STOTT PILATES® INSTRUCTOR TRAINING & CONTINUING EDUCATION

 Inna Essence is proud to be a Merrithew® Host Training Center, and provides Intensive STOTT PILATES® Courses as well as Continuing Education Workshops for qualified Instructors.

STOTT PILATES® is a contemporary approach to the original Classical Pilates method based on modern principles of exercise science and rehabilitation that is recognized worldwide as the ‘Ivy League’ of Pilates education. Certified Instructors are sought after to work across a broad range of positions in the health and fitness industries, from studios and clubs to rehab and therapy practices. With a STOTT PILATES® education, there is no limit to career opportunities.

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Intensive Cadillac Training

INTENSIVE CADILLAC*

21st – 25th August 2024

 

10.30am to 4pm daily

$2,870 upfront or payment plan available

Support materials, manuals and digital video resources all included

*Pre-Requisite Requirement: completion of STOTT PILATES® IMP and/or IR

Intensive Chair course

INTENSIVE CHAIR*

28th – 30th August 2024

 

10.30am to 4pm daily

$1,830 upfront or payment plan available

Support materials, manuals and digital video resources all included

*Pre-Requisite Requirement: completion of STOTT PILATES® IMP and/or IR

STOTT PILATES Intensive Barrels Course

INTENSIVE BARRELS*

31st August – 1st September 2024

 

10.30am to 4pm daily

$1,650 upfront or payment plan available

Support materials, manuals and digital video resources all included

*Pre-Requisite Requirement: completion of STOTT PILATES® IMP and/or IR

ZEN•GA® Foundation Mat Course

ZEN•GA® Foundation Mat Course

2nd September 2024

 

10.30am to 6.30pm

7 hour course – $850

Pre-Natal Reformer

PRENATAL PILATES ON THE REFORMER – workshop

Monday 26 August 2024

 

11.30am to 1.30pm Workshop – $290

Post-Natal Pilates

POST-NATAL PILATES – workshop

 

Monday 26 August 2024

 

2pm to 4pm Workshop – $290

ZEN•GA® Mindful Movement Breathing Workout

ZEN•GA® Mindful Movement Breathing – workshop

Saturday 31 August 2024

 

5pm to 7pm Workshop – $290

Functional Anatomy Course

Online Functional Anatomy Course

 

 

$495 for 6 months online access

This course is recommended for students interested in progressing to the STOTT PILATES® Intensive Mat and/or Reformer Courses

STOTT PILATES® is a contemporary approach to the original Classical Pilates method based on modern principles of exercise science and rehabilitation.

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Intensive Cadillac, Chair and Barrels courses

INTENSIVE CADILLAC, CHAIR & BARRELS

This course is intended for those already working in the fields of fitness or movement, as well as those who are unable to devote the time required in our Comprehensive Program due to work and/or scheduling issues. Conducted over 3 weeks or 4 weekends. Students registering for this course must have completed Intensive Mat Plus or Intensive Reformer. The Cadillac, Chair, & Barrels course has been structured into three separate modules; ICAD, ICHR and IBRL, to give you maximum flexibility. Completion of all three modules is required to be eligible for certification.

In the Intensive stream we’re looking for self-directed and highly motivated people with industry-specific knowledge and skills, as well as strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Ideal candidates include

  • Current health and fitness professionals with prior teaching experience
  • Career changers who would like to begin their training while still working full-time

Admission requirements

  • Working knowledge of functional anatomy and prior participation in an anatomy course that covers in detail the human musculoskeletal system and includes muscle attachments, actions and basic biomechanics. Acceptable courses include the STOTT PILATES® Functional Anatomy course or a university or college level anatomy or physiology course (minimum of 20–25 hours of in-class instruction). Online courses may be accepted provided they amount to a minimum 20–25 hours of learning and include homework assignments, tests and/or a final examination
  • Minimum 30 hours participation in Pilates classes/workouts
  • Pre-requisite requirements: Completion of STOTT PILATES® Intensive Matwork and/or Intensive Reformer
ZENGA courses and workshops

ZEN•GA® FOUNDATION COURSE

The ZEN•GA® program is a teaching modality that consciously connects the body and the mind through a fusion of Pilates, yoga, martial arts and meditation. Through intention and imagery, ZEN•GA will unleash the body from tension and bring more clarity to the mind. Using props and equipment, we stimulate the fascial system and build endurance, strength, mobility and stability while cultivating a greater sense of physical awareness.

Our ZEN•GA® programs provide a balanced and thorough blend of theory, observation and practical experience to help you master the repertoire. Both courses teach you workouts that are functional; combining strength, endurance, flexibility, and dynamic stability of the entire body while increasing awareness and mindfulness through movement. Provide your clients with a mindful workout that encompass the bodies’ natural rhythms developing more ease and proficiency while developing a more youthful, resilient fluid body, stimulating the neuromyofascial web of the body and hydrating the myofascial meridians.

The ZEN•GA Level 1 Mat Course will help us explore the foundational principles that make up the method and apply them to movement programs designed to help reach the desired goals. This is a seven-hour in-class training (plus one-hour break) – and some yoga or other mind-body training is highly recommended.

General course objectives:

  • Explain the origins of ZEN•GA and be able to define what it is.
  • Summarize the ZEN•GA principles – Breath, Support, Yield, Flow – and explain how they are incorporated in movement.
  • Teach a ZEN•GA Foundation class to any level participant.
  • Effectively teach ZEN•GA programming to a client at any level.
  • Explore foundational movement patterns and the fascial system through movement.
  • Experience programming ideas that bring the principles to application.
Intensive Matwork STOTT course

INTENSIVE MAT-PLUS™

This course is intended for those already working in the fields of fitness or movement or if you’ve completed the Functional Anatomy Course.

Becoming a STOTT PILATES® Mat instructor you will be building on your industry knowledge it teaches you to design and lead the Level 1 Essential and Intermediate STOTT PILATES® Matwork repertoire, for personal or group training settings for a range of clients. You will leave with a solid foundation and required skills to develop effective and motivating Pilates Matwork programs.

The STOTT PILATES® Intensive Program (Level 1) is intended for those already working in the fields of fitness or movement, or those who have completed the Online Anatomy course and have a keen interested in Pilates. The course teaches you to design and lead Essential and Intermediate STOTT PILATES® Matwork repertoire, for personal or group training settings for a range of clients. You will leave with a solid foundation and required skills to develop effective and motivating programs.

Intensive Reformer STOTT Course

INTENSIVE REFORMER

This course is intended for those already working in the fields of fitness or movement, or completed the Anatomy of Movement Course and want to attend the Teacher Training program for Reformer.

Building on your industry knowledge it teaches you to design and lead the Level 1 Essential and Intermediate STOTT PILATES® Reformer repertoire for personal or group training settings for a range of clients. You will leave with a solid foundation and required skills to develop effective and motivating Pilates Reformer programs. While IR may be taken prior to IMP, we recommend completing IMP first.

Reformer is the most popular piece of equipment in Pilates. Learn how to use the highly versatile tool to program and instruct personal training and group classes with confidence using hundreds of spring resistance exercises.This course teaches how to design and instruct Level 1 (Essential & Intermediate) Reformer workout.

Total Barre course at Inna Essence

TOTAL BARRE FOUNDATION COURSE

The dynamic Total Barre® program is intended for those already working in the fields of fitness or movement. Instructors looking to bring music-inspired movement to their clients will love the 11 specially arranged and selected segments that serve as the template for each session or class.

Segments are accompanied by brilliantly crafted Merrithew Music tracks, each at a designated pace and focus on individual areas of the body or movement type.

Upon completion of the Instructor Foundation Course, participants will be able to teach the Total Barre method of exercise. 

The 7 hour, one-day Total Barre Foundation Course provides the groundwork for Instructors to produce safe, effective and varied barre programs that address the needs and goals of every client. Participants are introduced to the Total Barre Principles – six movement awareness fundamentals that provide the structure and biomechanical basis for each exercise. During the course, participants have the opportunity to experience the movements before examining the application of the principles, and learn the essence of each exercise along with the theories of dynamic stability, optimal mobility and movement efficiency.

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INTENSIVE MAT-PLUS™

 

This course is intended for those already working in the fields of fitness or movement, as well as those who have been practicing Pilates and have a keen interest.

Building on your industry knowledge it teaches you to design and lead the Level 1 Essential and Intermediate STOTT PILATES® Matwork repertoire, for personal or group training settings for a range of clients. You will leave with a solid foundation and required skills to develop effective and motivating Pilates Matwork programs.

What you will learn:

  • The STOTT PILATES® Six Basic Principles

  • Essential, Intermediate, Power workouts

  • Flex-Band, Fitness Circle and Arc Barrel variations

  • Effective communication and observational skills

  • Verbal cueing and imagery for performance enhancement and client motivation

  • Theory and practice of postural analysis

  • 63 exercises plus modifications for specific body types, postural issues and conditions

  • How to incorporate resistance equipment to support and intensify exercises

  • Exercise layering related to effective program design

  • Workout composition for personal and group training

 

Requirements of certification

  • 40 hours of instruction and supervised teaching

  • Minimum of 10 hours of observation

  • Minimum of 30 hours of physical review

  • Minimum of 15 hours of practice teaching

  • Total: 95 hours

 

Observation, practice teaching & physical review

A minimum number of hours of observation, practice teaching and physical review are required for all courses and should be completed between instructed sessions at any STOTT PILATES® facility. Additional training may be required before certification. Practice teaching and physical review hours must be logged outside of class time. The practice logs must be submitted on your exam date (either written or practical exam).

Observation

Includes watching sessions taught by a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor or relevant STOTT PILATES® videos (obtained from Merrithew Head Office).

Physical review

Means physically performing the exercises learned in class. Taking a class with a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor or working out with video can qualify as physical review hours, and can be completed individually or with other students.

Practice teaching

Hours can be fulfilled by instructing family, fellow students, friends or clients.

INTENSIVE REFORMER

Our STOTT PILATES® Reformer course offers you the chance to deepen your pilates knowledge and experience. This course is intended for those already working in the fields of fitness or movement, as well as those who have been practicing Pilates and have a keen interest.

Conducted over 10 days, this course will teach you to design and lead the Level 1 Essential and Intermediate STOTT PILATES® Reformer repertoire for personal or group training settings for a range of clients. You will leave with a solid foundation and required skills to develop effective and motivating Pilates Reformer programs.

What you will learn:

  • The STOTT PILATES® Six Basic Principles

  • Essential, Intermediate, Power workouts

  • Effective use of the reformer to enhance torso stability and strength, peripheral extremity conditioning, joint stability, flexibility, balance and coordination

  • Effective communication and observational skills

  • Verbal cueing and imagery for performance enhancement and client motivation

  • Theory and practice of postural analysis

  • 139 exercises plus modifications for specific body types, postural issues and conditions

  • How to incorporate resistance equipment to support and intensify exercises

  • Exercise layering related to effective program design

  • Workout composition for personal and group training

 

Requirements of certification

  • 50 hours of instruction and supervised teaching

  • Minimum of 10 hours of observation

  • Minimum of 40 hours of physical review

  • Minimum of 25 hours of practice teaching

  • Total: 125 hours

 

Observation, practice teaching & physical review

A minimum number of hours of observation, practice teaching and physical review are required for all courses and should be completed between instructed sessions at any STOTT PILATES® facility. Additional training may be required before certification. Practice teaching and physical review hours must be logged outside of class time. The practice logs must be submitted on your exam date (either written or practical exam).

Observation

Includes watching sessions taught by a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor or relevant STOTT PILATES® online mentoring sessions.

Physical review

Means physically performing the exercises learned in class. Taking a class with a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor or working out online with our STOTT PILATES® Instructor Trainer mentoring sessions can qualify as physical review hours, and can be completed individually or with other students.

Practice teaching

Hours can be fulfilled by instructing family, fellow students, friends or clients.

Intensive Reformer STOTT Course

Intensive Reformer

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Total Barre foundation course what you will learn

Total Barre Foundation Course

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TOTAL BARRE FOUNDATION COURSE

 

The dynamic Total Barre® program is intended for those already working in the fields of fitness or movement. Instructors looking to bring music-inspired movement to their clients will love the 11 specially arranged and selected segments that serve as the template for each session or class.

Segments are accompanied by brilliantly crafted Merrithew Music tracks, each at a designated pace and focus on individual areas of the body or movement type.

Upon completion of the Instructor Foundation Course, participants will be able to teach the Total Barre method of exercise. Only upon the receipt of their certificate will they be entitled to identify themselves as a Total Barre Qualified Instructor.

Total Barre offers a balanced and thorough blend of theory, observation and practical experience to help you master the repertoire.

General course objectives

  • Learn creative choreography of a well-balanced Barre workout
  • Receive a template to effectively guide participants to modify and choreograph future workouts
  • Break down various movements and explore the stabilization and mobilization required to achieve them
  • Learn how to cue, correct and modify effectively for all populations
  • Experience and implement six Total Barre Foundational Principles
  • Participants are supplied suggested beats per minute for each segment of the workout they learn with optional music playlist

 

What you will learn

  • How to use of the Total Barre template
  • Choreography to teach exercise essence and correct biomechanics of movement
  • How to use and choose appropriate music for the template
  • The most efficient way to cue and correct when teaching to music
  • Suggestions of modifications or props are made throughout the workout to aid and progress clients and add variety

 

Requirements of qualification

This course is intended for those already working in the fields of fitness or movement who hold a related certification and/or degree, however, all those interested in this material are encouraged to participate.

Functional Anatomy STOTT Pilates

ONLINE FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY COURSE

This online course prepares students to have a practical understanding of movement, anatomy and physiology required  for any Pilates, Yoga or Personal Fitness teaching program.

There is a focus on anatomical terminology, which includes anatomical position, planes of motion, types of movement, names and locations of the majority of the bones in the body, locations and actions of joints, major muscle groups and the individual muscles’ origin insertion and action.

Select exercises from the STOTT PILATES® repertoire are also broken down and analyzed in terms of the functional anatomy at play. Participants will deepen their understanding of the body and enhance their teaching with improved exercise selection and programming.

This course is recommended for students interested in progressing to the STOTT PILATES® Intensive Mat and/or Reformer Course.

 

BENEFITS OF CERTIFICATION

  • Designation as a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor that is internationally recognized
  • A listing on our online STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor Finder
  • Achievement of a Specialist Designation by completing workshops in a specific Specialty Track
  • Access to training opportunities worldwide
  • Access to high caliber online resources and marketing materials, including support videos, images, logos, brochures, sell sheets, articles and handouts
  • Employability and increased earning potential
  • Improved trust and quality assurance for your clients
  • Continued professional development and education progression opportunities
  • Inclusion in a global community and support network

OBSERVATIONS, PRACTICE TEACHING & PHYSICAL REVIEW

A minimum number of hours of observation, practice teaching and physical review are required for all courses and should be completed between instructed sessions at any STOTT PILATES® facility. Additional training may be required before certification.

Practice teaching and physical review hours must be logged outside of class time. The practice logs must be submitted on your exam date (either written or practical exam). If the student fails to submit all the logs within 7 days from the last portion of the exam, the entire exam will be void.

Observation

Includes watching sessions taught by a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor or relevant STOTT PILATES® videos.

Physical review

Means physically performing the exercises learned in class. Taking a class with a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor or working out with video can qualify as physical review hours, and can be completed individually or with other students.

Practice teaching

Hours can be fulfilled by instructing family, fellow students, friends or clients.

Rouxchelle Denton-Cooke STOTT PILATES Lead Instructor trainer

LEAD INSTRUCTOR TRAINER ROUXCHELLE

 

A native South African with a dance background, Rouxchelle began her STOTT PILATES® training in 2005. She opened a home studio and commercial studio in South Africa before relocating to New Zealand in 2010.

After moving to Australia in 2011, she opened a new Studio ROUX Wellness. Rouxchelle is a great ambassador for Merrithew® and her passion and enthusiasm are contagious.

She is fully certified in STOTT PILATES and is a Merrithew Lead Instructor Trainer specializing in STOTT PILATES Matwork & Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, & Barrels, ISP, Total Barre®, Halo® Training and Merrithew Fasical Movement.

She is also a Qualified Instructor in ZEN•GA®, CORE, and Merrithew Fascial Movement.

Rouxchelle creates an atmosphere of love and support for both clients and Instructors.

Her client list includes all ages and all possible needs, from post-surgery rehabilitation to performance-enhancement for elite athletes such as Australian Olympic kayaker Naomi “Floody” Flood and Canadian Olympic kayaker Emily Fournel.

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