TEACHING FROM THE SOURCE - YOGILATES® TEACHER TRAINING (23 hours)
In this module, focus is on teaching methodology, and on learning how to present an integrative system as a unique style of yoga that is both challenging and rewarding to all levels of students. Following and moving on from Jonathan's book, instructors will learn how to prepare students physically and mentally to receive all the benefits from both yoga and Pilates. In addition, Yogilates training includes the functional and aesthetic qualities of dance movements to inspire and educate the student with new movement skills. Material presented includes progressive sequencing and technique, and gives instructors the full format, alignment principles and specific teaching directives that distinguish Yogilates as a unique system. Instructors will also be directed to consider their "intention" as teachers, and to recognize their own holistic lifestyle and awareness.
Detail study will cover the following: - Breathing efficiently and effectively for support and enhanced awareness. - Specific alignment parameters and instructional cueing for all Yogilates exercises - Modifications and protocols for common conditions and restrictions, and use of yoga strap, blocks, blankets, and Pilates ring. - Sequencing and class design that enhances effectiveness, safety, and enjoyment of students training in the Yogilates style - How to observe and guide with both word and gentle touch.
This course will train instructors how to adapt a Vinyasa style of yoga (moving with the breath) to floor and standing routines that integrate Pilates matwork, hatha yoga, and some dance based exercises so as to maximize flow and fun. Generous time is allowed for practical teaching experience and questions. Course concludes with a written exam for instructors who wish a Teacher Certificate in Yogilates to teach this trademarked class.
PRE-REQUISITES: Pilates as a Yoga Practice and Introduction to Yogilates courses; Six months experience teaching Pilates or yoga, with prior practice in both.
Required texts: A Pilates Primer: The Millennium Edition by Joseph Pilates Yogilates - Integrating Yoga and Pilates for Complete Fitness, Strength, and Flexibility by Jonathan Urla Anatomy of Movement by Calais-Germain
Terms & Conditions
• No Government tax at the moment
- Early-Bird discount ends three months before the start of the course.
To reserve a mat: RM1,000
To register, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the following Event Co-ordinators for further enquiries;
Singapore : James +65 90282873
Kuala Lumpur : Zoe +60123060211
For Penang & North Region: Michelle +60124302660
For Melaka & South Region: Grace +60123883579
For those taking the Ysynergy 200 hour TTC, this will be 23 hours credit to your certification and 30 hours of practical teaching requirement. You are also required to pass a test upon completion
About Jonathan Urla
Jonathan Urla, MFA,LWMC, CPT, has been a leader and innovator in the world of fitness and dance for over 20 years. His athletic training began with gymnastics, diving and skiing and later progressed to classical and modern dance. After spending ten years as a professional dancer and choreographer, Jonathan returned to sports training competing in triathlons and becoming a certified personal trainer in 1988.
By 1995, his strong commitment to intelligent exercise led Mr. Urla to the teachings of Joe and Clara Pilates and to an in-depth study of hatha yoga. Becoming fully certified in Pilates, studying both at Power Pilates and The Pilates Studio in New York, Jonathan is now recognized for his refined approach to Pilates technique. As a veteran practitioner of yoga, Jonathan began to notice a symmetry between the two techniques, both in their mental and physical discipline. His desire for a unified methodology led him to create Yogilates in 1997 as an ideal pathway to optimal fitness and health. The popularity and effectiveness of his work has been noted in newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, Shape, YogaJournal, FitYoga, Elle, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Village Voice, Newsweek, Self, Fitness, Allure, as well as international publications. He has given interviews to ABC News, CBS, CNN, and both Lifetime Live and Discovery Health have produced segments about Yogilates. His book on Yogilates titled, Yogilates - Integrating Yoga and Pilates for Complete Fitness, Strength, and Flexibility, was published by Harper Collins in 2002. Since then, it has been translated into German, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese. He has also produced and starred in eight yoga and Pilates workout videos.
Jonathan recently became certified as a Lifestyle & Weight Management Consultant through the American Council on Exercise, and has created a new lifestyle and fitness TV show called "Sexy Body Lifestyle" now looking for network distribution. He is also finishing a training and diet log that will include advice on lifestyle, fitness, and nutrition. He still considers himself a student, attending advanced teacher training workshops and seminars in yoga and Pilates around the country. He teaches regularly for Sports Club/LA and Reebok Sports Club in New York, where he also instructs on Pilates apparatus in the private studio setting. He is an avid presenter, teaching workshops and seminars all over the world, and is on staff at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies and Kripalu Center for Yoga. Jonathan trains clients privately, including celebrities and busy New York professionals, and is used regularly by the media as an expert on fitness and health. His philosophy is that everyone has an ideal body and can attain balanced health and happiness. His approach is to teach others how to discover their inherent potential and empower them to create lasting lifestyle habits for healthier and happier living. He may be contacted for appointments, interviews and articles through his email email@example.com