20 hr. IPATH Mat Pilates  Curriculum

IPATH Mat Pilates Curriculum

 

Online 20 Hr Teacher Training 

 

IPATH Pilates Mat Online Teacher Training is the perfect vehicle for learning the principles of The IPATH Method. It’s easy to integrate into different settings, and a great way to introduce people to Pilates. The IPATH Method regards Pilates Mat Work as the “Holy Grail” of Pilates, to ultimately tone the core with strong abdominal and back body muscles that support the spine. The Mat Program provides a thorough education in The IPATH Method philosophy Pilates Mat Work and its infinite applications. It is also the perfect complement to the IPATH Restorative Yoga Programs that are offered in the U.S. and globally.

The IPATH Mat Program is often taught as a part of the Comprehensive Program and is the same curriculum for the U.S.

and international students.

 

IPATH Pilates begins with the IPATH philosophy of opening the body with myofascial release and tension before strengthening it.  This training course is intended to springboard off of the IPATH Restorative Yoga alignment and lengthening process. Structural Integration, Spinal Manipulation using  IPATH®'s 5 pose foundations along with Pilates exercises that build core strength and awareness for all populations and injuries. Offer private and group IPATH® Pilates classes. prerequisite IPATH® Foundations Certification

This program is comprised of 20 hours of online lecture, discussion, and exercise practice and exercise analysis divided into six modules.

 

Module 1- Body Mapping

A historical overview of Pilates is presented, plus the IPATH® approach and the importance of safety when teaching Pilates are discussed. Repertoire includes fundamental Myofascial release first, Mat second. 

Primary concepts covered are core strength and the relationship of the various muscle groups that make up the core with a particular focus on the abdominals and the back extensors. Contraindications, effective exercises, and the importance of understanding your client’s needs and body type are discussed. Also addressed are the role of the teacher and the importance of flow and recovery in a session. Block Placement - spine orientation

 

  • What is fascia, as it relates to IPATH?  

  • How Myofascial release techniques release pain

  • How tight fascial limits and restricts the body/how to access it

  • What is tensegrity as it relates to IPATH?

  • What is Chronic Pain?

  • How to assess body alignment



 

Module 2

An overview of the pelvic region, and Pilates breathing. plus the IPATH® approach and the importance of safety when teaching Pilates are discussed. Repertoire includes fundamental Myofascial release first, Mat exercises second. Primary concepts covered are core strength and the relationship of the various muscle groups that make up the core with a particular focus on the abdominals and the back extensors. Contraindications, effective exercises, and the importance of understanding your client’s needs and body type are discussed. Also addressed are the role of the teacher and the importance of flow and recovery in a session. Block Placement - spine orientation

  • Body mapping - posture assessment

  • Breathwork

  • Heart Opener

  • Halo Poses - to open shoulders chest thoracic spine

  • Soft Bridge

  • Somatic work

  • Decompression IPATH Balls - Postural Mantra






 

Module 3

Primary concepts covered include the IPATH® sequence of movement analysis, exercise physiology, and aerobic/anaerobic exercise. The IPATH® format of teaching is discussed and the Block Placement®, the format is introduced. Primary concepts covered are the principles of alignment and posture assessment. Discussion includes exercise as a tool for assessment. Repertoire covered is a beginner to intermediate to advanced  Mat. Primary concepts include an in-depth look into exercise adaptation and the use of hands-off assists and modifications. The exam will be available online.

 

  • Stability

  • Pelvic Tilt

  • Leg and arm extensions

  • Learning how weight add or weakens the body

  • Axis integrity 

  • IPATH Mat Pilates exercises

  • Adding resistance

  • Adding load 

  • Phases of strength and plateau 


 

Weekend planning:

Friday ONLINE Module 1 self-study 4 hours with online manual

 

Saturday - Livestream on Zoom

8 am - 10 am: Open with IPATH Mat Pilates practice. Review, Module 1 self-study

Questions, Lecture

10:30 am - 12 pm:

Module 2 An overview of the pelvic region, and Pilates breathing. plus the IPATH® approach and the importance of safety when teaching Pilates are discussed. Repertoire includes fundamental Myofascial release first, Mat exercises second. Primary concepts covered are core strength and the relationship of the various muscle groups that make up the core with a particular focus on the abdominals and the back extensors. 

 

1:00 pm - 3pm

Contraindications, effective exercises, and the importance of understanding your client’s needs and body type are discussed. Also addressed are the role of the teacher and the importance of flow and recovery in a session. Block Placement - spine 

 

3:30 pm - 6:30

Module 3

Primary concepts covered include the IPATH® sequence of movement analysis, exercise physiology, and aerobic/anaerobic exercise. The IPATH® format of teaching is discussed and the Block Placement®, the format is introduced. 



 

Sunday 

8 am - 10:30 am 

IPATH Mat practice- Module 1 & 2 Review Questions

    

11:00 - 12:30 pm 

                      Discussion includes exercise as a tool for assessment. Repertoire covered is a beginner to intermediate to advanced  Mat. Primary concepts include an in-depth look into exercise adaptation and the use of hands-off assists and modifications.

 

1:30 pm - 3:30 

IPATH poses taught by teachers

 

4:00 pm- 6:30 pm : 

Pilates sequence taught by teachers- review

Final Exam online

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