Balanced Body Teacher Training

“A Balanced Body Pilates education respectfully and comprehensively presents the works of Joseph Pilates. Our signature approach teaches the repertoire, movement principles, class design and client specific applications of each exercise. At Balanced Body, we encourage you to explore and create your own voice and style as a practitioner, as we believe this approach respects the past and builds the future.”  – Balanced Body

Get ready to enhance your Pilates game. Balanced Body is helping us bring back in-person Teacher Training- perfect for anyone who wants to become a Pilates instructor or increase their understanding of Pilates.
Get ready to enhance your Pilates game !

 Mat & Reformer                                            Reformer 2 & 3

Taught by Amy Dowling                              Taught by Jennifer Gianni

Oct 13, 2022 to Oct 16, 2022                       May 25th, 2023 to May 28th, 2023

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https://www.pilates.com/education/education-finder

Meet the Experts

Jennifer Gianni

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Jennifer Gianni has over 20 years of experience in the mind/body field. She began her formal Pilates training in Los Angeles at Performing Arts Physical Therapy under the direction of Melinda Bryan (certified and ordained by 1st generation Pilates Master Romana Kryzanowska). Jennifer’s training during these years included workshops, testing and continuing education seminars with Romana Kryzanowska as well as other Classical Pilates greats like Siri Darma, Jillian Hessel and Jay Grimes. Jennifer taught with Jay Grimes at PAPT for 2 years and took over his clientele when he left which was a very high honor for such a young teacher.

Jennifer is immensely grateful for her early training and foundation in Classical Pilates, but knew there was more to discover. She completed two more Comprehensive Professional Pilates Certifications. The first was with PhysicalMind Institute where she had the honor of studying with renowned movement therapist Marika Molnar.

Next Jennifer studied with Marie Jose Blom of Long Beach Dance Conditioning. This phase of Jennifer’s study would prove to be a life changing experience, and Marie Jose continues to mentor and inspire Jennifer’s work to this day.

Jennifer was chosen to be one of the first Master Teacher Trainers in the United States by Balanced Body in 2007. Jennifer brings her own style and passion to the Balanced Body program and many students chose Balanced Body in order to work with her.

Jennifer discovered her passion for Pilates for pre & post natal women when she was pregnant with her first child which sparked the creation of her own method in 2001 and has been honing it ever since. She has presented her Fusion Fusion Pilates Pre & Post Natal Teacher Training program around the world since 2003 – from the United States to Japan to Russia and more…

Jennifer is the owner and director of Fusion Pilates DVD’s, which specialize in DVD programs for women’s fitness. Jennifer released her original Pre & Post Pregnancy series in 2001, two DVD’s for the Pilates Professional in 2009, and a Pilates Birth Ball series in 2011.

During the past 7 years Jennifer’s passion for cutting edge knowledge of biomechanics and fascia, has led her to studying with Tom Myers, Elizabeth Larkam, Robert Schleip, Diane Lee and Gil Hedley. Her continued work is to translate the scientific research of the fascial web into practical applications for our clients in the Pilates Studio.

Jennifer is based in Asheville, NC at her Fusion studio, but travels to present her courses across the country and around the world. She is the owner and director of FusionPilatesEDU.com – a website dedicated to bringing the best online continuing education to Pilates professionals.

Amy Dowling

Amy Dowling lived all over the US pursuing a dance career before returning to graduate school to earn an MFA in performance and choreography from Florida State University. It was here she was first introduced to Pilates in 1995 by Tom Welsh who was pioneering a program in Dance Science where she immediately became intrigued by the way the method brought her into more awareness and intention. A life-long mover, this intersection of mind and body set her on a whole new path of exploration.

Upon completion of her degree, she returned to Chicago to continue her dance career and further her Pilates training while also working for Home Bodies, an in-home personal-fitness training company where she worked individually with clients from all walks of life.  After relocating to Western North Carolina, she served on the dance faculty at Western Carolina University for 18 years teaching modern dance, dance history, choreography and anatomy.

In 2011 she embarked upon Balanced Body’s comprehensive certification program with Jennifer Gianni and had a profound appreciation for how the work could inform the training of her dancers.  A life-long learner, Amy connected with Gianni’s intelligent approach that encourages curiosity, continued exploration and deepening of the work, and joined Fusion’s staff in 2013.

A life-long teacher, movement is her passion and she is grateful to be part of a community that celebrates and continues to investigate the many ways the body can find form and function.

Policies

When registering for a training session, please be sure to read through the policies and procedures regarding cancellation. The policies are extremely strict and no exceptions will be made for any reason. If you do not agree with any policies contained here please DO NOT register for the courses. Pay special attention to the cancellation policies and requirements.

It is the student’s responsibility to read and understand all of the policies and requirements for completion contained in the registrations documents and within the individual website description page for each course, you are registering for.

Certain aspects of these courses may be physically demanding and may require that students be in good physical condition in order to benefit fully from the instruction.

What is Included in the Fees for Balanced Body Courses

Prices listed for BBU courses include the course fee and materials only. The cost of personal sessions and any and all costs associated with completing observation and student teaching hours and practical tests are not included in the cost of the training program and are the responsibility of the student. Practical tests cost between $150 & $275.

Cancellation Policy for Balanced Body Courses

Registrations and/or course spots cannot be sold or transferred to others.

All fees paid minus a $200 administration fee will be refunded for any cancellations made 30 days prior to the first date of this course. There will be absolutely no refund of any kind for any cancellations made within 30 days prior to the first date of the course.

Cancellations made 30 days or less prior to the first day of the course will not receive a refund of any kind, but there is an option to transfer once to the next available course if another course is available. Otherwise, full fees will be forfeited. Transfers can only be made to Fusion courses. There is no option to transfer for special events or one-off courses and all fees will be forfeited in this case.

In addition to the policies above, cancellations made within 14 days of the course will incur fees according to the following schedule:

Cancelations made within 14 days prior to the course will incur a $100.00 fee to transfer to the next course. Cancelations made within 7 days prior to the course will incur a $125.00 fee to transfer to the next course. Cancelations made within 5 days prior to the course will incur a $150.00 fee to transfer to the next course. Cancelations made within 3 days prior to the course will incur a $175.00 fee to transfer to the next course. Cancelations made within 2 days prior to the course will incur a $200.00 fee to transfer to the next course.

Otherwise, full fees will be forfeited. No refund will be issued after the commencement of the course for any reason. No exceptions. Each class must have the minimum number of students register and pay to be held (see the minimum required in the description of the class). If the minimum is not met, the class will be canceled with 14 days notice. If a class is canceled, all students will be refunded in full. Please keep this in mind when making travel arrangements. Course payment is due in full to register and reserve your space.

Cancellation Policy for Special Events or Visiting Presenters

Bringing Special Presenters in to teach is complicated. For this reason, our cancelation policies for these programs are extremely strict. There are no exceptions.

Registrations and/or course spots cannot be sold or transferred to others.

All fees paid minus a 25% administration fee will be refunded for any cancellations made 60 days prior to the first date of this course. There will be absolutely no refund of any kind for any cancellations made within 60 days prior to the first date of the course for any reason. Please don’t ask.

Cancellations made 60 days or less prior to the first day of the course will not receive a refund of any kind, and there is no option to transfer for special events or one-off courses and all fees will be forfeited in this case.

No refund will be issued after the commencement of the course for any reason. No exceptions.

Each class must have the minimum number of students register and pay to be held. If the minimum number of student registrations is not met, the class will be canceled with 14 days notice. If a class is canceled, all students will be refunded in full. Please keep this in mind when making travel arrangements. We accept no responsibility for travel costs incurred. Course payment is due in full to register and reserve your space.

Inclement Weather Policy for all Training Courses, Workshops, & Special Events

Out of respect for the presenter and those who are traveling from out of town to attend, Courses and Workshops will be held as scheduled regardless of weather unless it is physically impossible for the presenter to get to the studio safely.

If bad weather is expected, please give yourself plenty of time to travel safely and to arrive on time. Obviously, if you cannot travel safely – stay put! But contact us immediately so that we can help you arrange a way to get to the studio. Remember – there are no refunds.

If the weather is so bad that we are forced to cancel – we will give as much advance notice as possible and the event will be rescheduled. For weather updates feel free to call or email us at any time.

Don’t miss this opportunity! Visit https://www.pilates.com/education for more information about Balanced Body or email info@ironbutterflypilates.com with any questions.

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