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Pilates teacher training at Trinity Laban

Posted on February 1, 2012


pilatesSix places are now available on Trinity Laban’s 2012 Pilates teacher training programme. Accredited by the Pilates Foundation UK, the course is the only one of its kind in the UK, specialising in dance performance enhancement and dance injury rehabilitation, using the Pilates method.


The 18 month course offers a minimum of 1,200 hours training through an extensive programme of workshops. Coursework and teaching covers the use of Pilates with different populations, such as the elderly, postnatal and antenatal clients, as well as those with conditions such as osteoporosis, scoliosis and hypermobility.


Course leader Jessica Moolenaar said: “Our training will suit people who want to become teachers and particularly wish to extend their understanding of specialist topics such as somatic patterning, anatomy, physiology and fascial plasticity. There are also specialist lectures, exclusive to the Trinity Laban course, on body reading skills, listening skills and the person-centred therapeutic relationship. All of the teachers certified through our course have found a full-time career, and are now considered to be among the best in the field.”


The course is taught at Laban Pilates, one of the largest studios in the UK, in Trinity Laban’s Faculty of Dance in Deptford. Students have unlimited access to the studio, and are able to work with dancers and performing artists on a daily basis to maximise their developing specialism.


The closing date for applications is March 31. For more information, contact Jessica Moolenaar, Pilates Teacher Programme Leader, or call 020 8469 9482 or 020 8469 9460, or see the Trinity Laban website.

Zoë was born in Edinburgh, and saw her first dance performances at the Festival there. She is the dance critic of The Independent, and has also written for The Independent on Sunday, The Scotsman and Dancing Times. In 2002, she received her doctorate from the University of York for a thesis on “Nationhood and epic romance: Ariosto, Sidney, Spenser”. She is the author of The Royal Ballet: 75 Years and The Ballet Lover’s Companion.

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