Course Types

Masterclasses - A session in the Pilates Method taken by a Senior NPT faculty member.

Workshops - 3-4 hour standalone seminar delivered by a TAE qualified presenter or specialist.

Short Courses - A course held over a number of sessions.

Pilates Instructor Courses - Certificate, Diploma & Advanced Diploma courses.


March 2018

24 March
9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Open Day is the perfect opportunity to get the answers to all the questions you have about studying the Pilates Method with NPT and training to become a qualified Pilates Instructor as your new career.

SEE…
where the training takes place in our centrally located Melbourne CBD studio (Level 4, 370 Little Bourke Street)

HEAR…
from Katrina Edwards, Director of Training at NPT about her journey and her passion for the Pilates Method.

TAKE PART…
in a free 1-hour Matwork class

Experience first-hand the power of the Pilates Method. Not to be missed!

25 March
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Beginning with a look at the history and development of the Pilates Method, and the transition to its present global context, we will build a perspective based in facts which considers industry development and lineages, as well as important figures in the history of the Method. We will familiarise ourselves with significant events which affected the profession, as well as formative studios, figures and lineages. We will also apply selected repertoire variations across apparatus and approaches.

 

 

per workshop 
$360
for full program 
$1,295

April 2018

21 April
9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Open Day is the perfect opportunity to get the answers to all the questions you have about studying the Pilates Method with NPT and training to become a qualified Pilates Instructor as your new career.

SEE…
where the training takes place in our centrally located Melbourne CBD studio (Level 4, 370 Little Bourke Street)

HEAR…
from Katrina Edwards, Director of Training at NPT about her journey and her passion for the Pilates Method.

TAKE PART…
in a free 1-hour Matwork class

Experience first-hand the power of the Pilates Method. Not to be missed!

28 April
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Running is an innate and natural movement pattern that can be as freeing to the body as Pilates is. In this studio series, we use the Pilates Method to teach us how to run in a way that develops inner power, optimum alignment and refined body awareness.

This series will provide you with the opportunity to:

  • Become familiar with ways of doing and teaching movement that engage with the intelligence of your organ, fluid, sensory, vestibular and nervous systems; first in Pilates and then through walking and into running
  • Use the Pilates Method to become familiar with skills and movement qualities that are key to supported and integrated walking, running and sprinting form
  • Develop cues, imagery and teaching skills to seamlessly transfer these movement qualities into running.
  • Embody the key elements of biointelligent running.

The series is designed to be experienced in sequential order; however each workshop is complete in its own right.

Workshop 1 - Systems of Support - 28/04/2018
Sensing, sequencing and initiating movement through your organs for greater rhythm, energy and flow on the run.

Workshop 2 - Lungs of Life - 25/05/2018
Taking the lightness, freedom and support of a full-bodied Pilates breath into running.

Workshop 3 - Palm as Portal - 05/08/2018
Tapping into the receptivity of our palms for upper body lift and deep abdominal support on the run.

Workshop 4 - Freedom and Flow - 13/10/2018
Moving your legs with your centre to cover more distance with less tension

For individual workshops 
$200
If completing all four workshops 
$750.00

May 2018

5 May
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

International Pilates Day - Pilates for Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

National Pilates Training Faculty

Join National Pilates Training staff members, Aligned for Life Pilates clients, and special guest speakers to learn more about the background of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and other neurological conditions, as well as Pilates repertoire to assist clients with these conditions.

Cost is a gold coin donation to MS Ltd - the peak body and support service for people in Victoria, ACT, NSW and Tasmania who are living with Multiple Sclerosis.

 

More information to appear on this page in February 2018.

 
$gold coin donation
6 May
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Looking at strategies, approaches and repertoire applications for Modern Posture, this session examines more complex biomechanical issues developing from modern lifestyles, along with exercise selections and repertoire variations to apply in the studio to rebalance. Sessions 2 and 3 are postgraduate-level work.

for entire program 
$1,295
per individual session 
$360
20 May
9:30 am - 3:00 pm

National Pilates Training has designed this course for those studying the Certificate in Pilates Matwork Instruction and the Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction (10537NAT) with us, and for anyone interested in learning more about the body and how it works.

Over six in-depth sessions, Benjamin will guide students through basic anatomy and physiology principles and practical application to movement. Students will gain an understanding of the body’s skeletal structure, the role of bones and muscles in relation to movement.

Payable in three instalments 
$800.00
25 May
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Running is an innate and natural movement pattern that can be as freeing to the body as Pilates is. In this studio series, we use the Pilates Method to teach us how to run in a way that develops inner power, optimum alignment and refined body awareness.

This series will provide you with the opportunity to:

  • Become familiar with ways of doing and teaching movement that engage with the intelligence of your organ, fluid, sensory, vestibular and nervous systems; first in Pilates and then through walking and into running
  • Use the Pilates Method to become familiar with skills and movement qualities that are key to supported and integrated walking, running and sprinting form
  • Develop cues, imagery and teaching skills to seamlessly transfer these movement qualities into running.
  • Embody the key elements of biointelligent running.

The series is designed to be experienced in sequential order; however each workshop is complete in its own right.

Workshop 1 - Systems of Support - 28/04/2018
Sensing, sequencing and initiating movement through your organs for greater rhythm, energy and flow on the run.

Workshop 2 - Lungs of Life - 25/05/2018
Taking the lightness, freedom and support of a full-bodied Pilates breath into running.

Workshop 3 - Palm as Portal - 05/08/2018
Tapping into the receptivity of our palms for upper body lift and deep abdominal support on the run.

Workshop 4 - Freedom and Flow - 13/10/2018
Moving your legs with your centre to cover more distance with less tension

For individual workshops 
$200
If completing all four workshops 
$750.00
26 May
12:30 pm - 6:00 pm

National Pilates Training has designed this course for those studying the Certificate in Pilates Matwork Instruction and the Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction (10537NAT) with us, and for anyone interested in learning more about the body and how it works.

Over six in-depth sessions, Benjamin will guide students through basic anatomy and physiology principles and practical application to movement. Students will gain an understanding of the body’s skeletal structure, the role of bones and muscles in relation to movement.

Payable in three instalments 
$800.00
27 May
9:30 am - 3:00 pm

National Pilates Training has designed this course for those studying the Certificate in Pilates Matwork Instruction and the Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction (10537NAT) with us, and for anyone interested in learning more about the body and how it works.

Over six in-depth sessions, Benjamin will guide students through basic anatomy and physiology principles and practical application to movement. Students will gain an understanding of the body’s skeletal structure, the role of bones and muscles in relation to movement.

Payable in three instalments 
$800.00

June 2018

2 June
June intake -

The Certificate in Pilates Matwork Instruction aims to provide a Pilates Matwork Instructor of the highest calibres – someone who is sufficiently versed in the basic science of human movement as well as adaptations to given situations and who has the creativity to blend the two according to the needs of each individual. This type of instructor will be able to work competently with apparently healthy clients in one-on-one to group settings.

The Certificate in Pilates Matwork Instruction is seen as entry level into the Pilates Matwork industry and is designed to reflect the role of those who can work autonomously within the defined range, and with apparently healthy to low risk clients. The Certificate In Pilates Matwork Instruction provides an accredited outcome of six units of competency drawn from the Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction (10537NAT).

This course provides a Statement of Attainment as partial completion of the Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction (10537NAT), providing graduates with the recognition of having completed six accredited units of competency drawn from the Diploma course. This is not a formal qualification outcome but a grouping of units drawn from the Diploma course.

Payment Plan 1 
$2,950
Payment Plan 2 
$3,150
2 June
June intake -

The Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction (10537NAT) is seen as an entry point into the Pilates industry. It is designed to reflect the role of Pilates Instructors who operate in a professional and specialised studio environment and who work with low risk (apparently healthy) client groups. It is suitable for those who wish to work in a private/semi-private or group fitness environment. Successful graduates are eligible for Level 1 full membership with the Pilates Alliance Australasia.

The Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction (10537NAT) is aimed at providing a Pilates Studio Instructor of the highest calibre.  This is someone who is soundly versed in the science of human movement, as well as adaptations to given situations, and who has the creativity to apply solutions in a range of circumstances according to the needs of each individual.

The Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction (10537NAT) is seen as entry level into the Pilates studio industry (Pilates specialist) and is designed to reflect the role of those who can work autonomously within the defined range, and under limited supervision.

Payment Plan 1 
$7,700
Payment Plan 2 
$8,120

July 2018

22 July
09:00 am - 6:00 pm

This workshop begins by separating the myths from the facts that surround scoliosis as well as discussing the current recommended treatment for scoliosis within the medical profession. We will then look in detail at the vertebrae and what is happening to them within a scoliotic spine. By better understanding your clients’ Cobb angles and degree of rotation within them, you will better equipped to make suitable exercise choices. During or after this workshop, you will:

  • Observe changes in Scoliotic client at the workshop and have the opportunity to apply hands on techniques
  • Understand how to “unwind” the scoliotic curves through both set up and basic breathing techniques
  • Apply basic programming strategies
  • Work with several Scoliotic clients to assess curvature and devise suitable programs for them

 

 
$400.00

August 2018

3 August
August intake (intensive) -

The Certificate in Pilates Matwork Instruction aims to provide a Pilates Matwork Instructor of the highest calibres – someone who is sufficiently versed in the basic science of human movement as well as adaptations to given situations and who has the creativity to blend the two according to the needs of each individual. This type of instructor will be able to work competently with apparently healthy clients in one-on-one to group settings.

The Certificate in Pilates Matwork Instruction is seen as entry level into the Pilates Matwork industry and is designed to reflect the role of those who can work autonomously within the defined range, and with apparently healthy to low risk clients. The Certificate In Pilates Matwork Instruction provides an accredited outcome of six units of competency drawn from the Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction (10537NAT).

This course provides a Statement of Attainment as partial completion of the Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction (10537NAT), providing graduates with the recognition of having completed six accredited units of competency drawn from the Diploma course. This is not a formal qualification outcome but a grouping of units drawn from the Diploma course.

Payment Plan 1 
$2,950
Payment Plan 2 
$3,150
5 August
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Running is an innate and natural movement pattern that can be as freeing to the body as Pilates is. In this studio series, we use the Pilates Method to teach us how to run in a way that develops inner power, optimum alignment and refined body awareness.

This series will provide you with the opportunity to:

  • Become familiar with ways of doing and teaching movement that engage with the intelligence of your organ, fluid, sensory, vestibular and nervous systems; first in Pilates and then through walking and into running
  • Use the Pilates Method to become familiar with skills and movement qualities that are key to supported and integrated walking, running and sprinting form
  • Develop cues, imagery and teaching skills to seamlessly transfer these movement qualities into running.
  • Embody the key elements of biointelligent running.

The series is designed to be experienced in sequential order; however each workshop is complete in its own right.

Workshop 1 - Systems of Support - 28/04/2018
Sensing, sequencing and initiating movement through your organs for greater rhythm, energy and flow on the run.

Workshop 2 - Lungs of Life - 25/05/2018
Taking the lightness, freedom and support of a full-bodied Pilates breath into running.

Workshop 3 - Palm as Portal - 05/08/2018
Tapping into the receptivity of our palms for upper body lift and deep abdominal support on the run.

Workshop 4 - Freedom and Flow - 13/10/2018
Moving your legs with your centre to cover more distance with less tension

For individual workshops 
$200
If completing all four workshops 
$750.00

September 2018

14 September
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

 

Exploring strategies, approaches and repertoire which allow us to create an environment for health. We will examine essential requirements, exercise selections and repertoire variations which allow us to layer a more detailed understanding of how to function more efficiently and how to view Pilates programming for a health-enabling perspective.

for entire program 
$1,295
per individual session 
$360
15 September
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join our experienced Aligned for Life Moonee Ponds owner and instructor and National Pilates Training faculty educator Kath Banks on a journey on Pilates for Postnatal Rehabilitation.

 

Pregnancy is one of the most amazing experiences a female human body can experience – but unfortunately the extra load and expansion can leave some undesirable postnatal effects.

One in three mothers will experience incontinence, and up to 50% have diastasis rectus abdominis (DRA) immediately postpartum. Weakness in these areas, together with other hormonal and postural changes and the constant feeding and carrying of a newborn, can lead to a new mother feeling physically and mentally vulnerable.

It’s therefore imperative for movement specialists to be very sensitive to mothers’ needs and be able to prescribe and effectively instruct optimal postnatal rehabilitation exercises.

The workshop will provide participants with increased theoretical knowledge and practical application, including:

  • knowledge of common changes experienced by a postnatal mother
  • hands-on experience to assess and prescribe exercises for DRA
  • increased ability to cue / instruct effective engagement of pelvic floor and TA
  • variety of exercises / repertoire with a specific focus on optimal load
  • increased confidence with hands-on instruction to both assess and assist effective execution of prescribed exercises.
 
$200.00

October 2018

13 October
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Running is an innate and natural movement pattern that can be as freeing to the body as Pilates is. In this studio series, we use the Pilates Method to teach us how to run in a way that develops inner power, optimum alignment and refined body awareness.

This series will provide you with the opportunity to:

  • Become familiar with ways of doing and teaching movement that engage with the intelligence of your organ, fluid, sensory, vestibular and nervous systems; first in Pilates and then through walking and into running
  • Use the Pilates Method to become familiar with skills and movement qualities that are key to supported and integrated walking, running and sprinting form
  • Develop cues, imagery and teaching skills to seamlessly transfer these movement qualities into running.
  • Embody the key elements of biointelligent running.

The series is designed to be experienced in sequential order; however each workshop is complete in its own right.

Workshop 1 - Systems of Support - 28/04/2018
Sensing, sequencing and initiating movement through your organs for greater rhythm, energy and flow on the run.

Workshop 2 - Lungs of Life - 25/05/2018
Taking the lightness, freedom and support of a full-bodied Pilates breath into running.

Workshop 3 - Palm as Portal - 05/08/2018
Tapping into the receptivity of our palms for upper body lift and deep abdominal support on the run.

Workshop 4 - Freedom and Flow - 13/10/2018
Moving your legs with your centre to cover more distance with less tension

For individual workshops 
$200
If completing all four workshops 
$750.00
13 October
9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Open Day is the perfect opportunity to get the answers to all the questions you have about studying the Pilates Method with NPT and training to become a qualified Pilates Instructor as your new career.

SEE…
where the training takes place in our centrally located Melbourne CBD studio (Level 4, 370 Little Bourke Street)

HEAR…
from Katrina Edwards, Director of Training at NPT about her journey and her passion for the Pilates Method.

TAKE PART…
in a free 1-hour Matwork class

Experience first-hand the power of the Pilates Method. Not to be missed!


November 2018

9 November
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Find Your Rhythm

Benjamin Rashleigh
Download Course Description

National Pilates Training is delighted to offer this workshop. Come and explore the spirals and twists in the lower body that help us move efficiently

Common misconceptions in movement and recruitment patterns in the lower limbs will be revealed. This workshop also incorporates an opportunity to refresh your knowledge of anatomy and physiology principles.

The human body isn't designed to move through a strict singular plane; discover and learn about the limbs’ need to twist and spiral when moving through longitudinal planes.

The workshop will finish with relevant exercise prescription to take away and use in your own practice and with clients.

 
$200
16 November
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

This is a day of programming for more complex client issues and conditions, working through activities related to programs provided as templates for experiential use and the repertoire variations  from  the  programs.  Client condition template programs will be provided, although requests to include specific conditions or requirements may be made in advance.

 

for entire program 
$1,295
per individual session 
$360
17 November
9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Open Day is the perfect opportunity to get the answers to all the questions you have about studying the Pilates Method with NPT and training to become a qualified Pilates Instructor as your new career.

SEE…
where the training takes place in our centrally located Melbourne CBD studio (Level 4, 370 Little Bourke Street)

HEAR…
from Katrina Edwards, Director of Training at NPT about her journey and her passion for the Pilates Method.

TAKE PART…
in a free 1-hour Matwork class

Experience first-hand the power of the Pilates Method. Not to be missed!

24 November
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This course is aimed at Pilates practitioners and other health professionals currently teaching conditioning exercises to dancers. A series of theoretical and practical workshops will expand the selection of teaching content and strategies to enhance conditioning for dancers. The course will be delivered in four modules, each module will approach the conditioning of dancers from a different but complimentary perspective.

The relationship between body conditioning exercises, the Pilates method principles and fundamentals of dance movement technique will be explored and linked in each module of the course.

Each module is linked through the CORE approach; ‘teach the body in front of you’, that in turn aims to foster and refine the participant’s skills to manipulate, innovate and individualise conditioning exercises.

Module 1 - FOCUS

The FOCUS module highlights the practice of conditioning exercises that support dances in their art practice. The short course will include select movement content and teaching methodologies for conditioning exercises.

 

This short course is open for registrations now.

 
$1,325.00
25 November
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

This course is aimed at Pilates practitioners and other health professionals currently teaching conditioning exercises to dancers. A series of theoretical and practical workshops will expand the selection of teaching content and strategies to enhance conditioning for dancers. The course will be delivered in four modules, each module will approach the conditioning of dancers from a different but complimentary perspective.

The relationship between body conditioning exercises, the Pilates method principles and fundamentals of dance movement technique will be explored and linked in each module of the course.

Each module is linked through the CORE approach; ‘teach the body in front of you’, that in turn aims to foster and refine the participant’s skills to manipulate, innovate and individualise conditioning exercises.

Module 1 - FOCUS

The FOCUS module highlights the practice of conditioning exercises that support dances in their art practice. The short course will include select movement content and teaching methodologies for conditioning exercises.

 

This short course is open for registrations now.

 
$1,325.00