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Universal Reformer

9 day Immersion Course @ £1,750/person

Course Summary

A 9-day intensive training for the Universal Reformer, delivered by Brigid McCarthy

A 3 - 6 month Apprenticeship

A 2 day certification


Who is this Course Aimed at?

Qualified Matwork teachers who want to move into the equipment

Equipment-trained Pilates teachers who want a “refresher” or to fulfil cpd requirements (Immersion course only)

Advanced students who want to understand Pilates at a greater depth (Immersion course only)

Course content:

- full repertoire, beginners to advanced

- handling skills

- class planning

- health & safety

All manuals included


Apprenticeship (up to 6 months)

During this 6 month period prior to certification, students are asked to complete certain requirements:

- 30 hours attending class

- 30 hours teaching practice

- completing a 6 hour First Aid Course (St Andrews/St Johns Ambulance)

- gaining appropriate insurance

- self study


Certification (2 days @ £400/person + studio fees if applicable)

Students will be informally assessed during their Immersion Training.

Formal assessment consists of:

- written assessment

- teaching assessment

Successful students will be awarded a certificate from Brigid McCarthy Pilates Studio qualifying them to teach Universal Reformer from beginners to advanced (non-remedial).


Minimum Entry Requirements

For those wanting to certify:

- completion of a Pilates Matwork Teacher Training course

- a good working knowledge of anatomy

- appropriate insurance

- access to a UR for practice and teaching practice

- basic computer skills

- reasonable fitness level

For those doing for CPD or advanced students:

- a good working knowledge of anatomy

- reasonable fitness level

Other Information

A minimum of 2 participants is required with a maximum of 6. 

Courses can be arranged at any venue dependent on equipment being available.

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