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Teacher Training Program



graphic_pmaschoollogoChakra Pilates is a proud supporter of the PMA's (Pilates Method Alliance) Pilates Certification Program, which is now accredited by the National Commission on Certifying Agencies. This is fantastic news for the Pilates field and for potential Chakra Pilates instructors!




Chakra Teacher Training Center is the only CLASSIC Pilates Teacher Training Center in San Diego, listed as a Pilates Method Alliance School. 


The Chakra Program educates the apprentice on all the elite programs in the Pilates Industry so you know the difference! Apprentice instructors develop a very strong education comparing disciplines from Lolita & Romana's Classic study under Joe to the other programs and literature from Peak Pilates, Basi, Power Pilates, Peak Performance, Physical Mind Institute, & many more fun modern fusion techniques to ensure Chakra Teacher Trainers are the BEST in the Biz!


Chakra offers more than any other competing Teacher Training Center & comprehensively trains in all Pilates equipment:

» Reformer
» Cadillac
» Springboard on the Wall
» Tower/Trap Table
» Mat
» Wunda Chair
» Split Pedal Chair
» Jumpboard
» Ladder Barrel
» Auxiliary equipment such as: Magic Circle, Foam Roller 


Our Instructor Comprehensive Training Program is classically based and yet progressive.  All instructors learn the "Classic" flows in Mat, Reformer and other Apparatus originally created by Joseph Pilates , as well as fusion classes in Reformer, Cardio Circuit Training, Mat and Springboard from our specialized instructors here at our studio.

With over 35 Pilates instructors teaching at Chakra's premier studios, this is the ultimate learning environment for anyone to go through the Apprenticeship program! As an Apprentice you will receive one-on-one instruction in addition to monthly scheduled group Workshops. Chakra may bring in other Master Instructors such as Junghee Kallander of New York, Moses Urbano of San Diego, Siri Dharma Galliano of Los Angeles, to give our apprentices World- Class instruction!

We recognize that each individual who is training to become a Pilates Instructor brings his or her own uniqueness to our industry, which in turn makes for one’s own teaching style.

The Program includes and requires 500 hours of course study:
• 100 hrs of self-practice & free classes
• 200 hours of lecture/workshop/observation including anatomy, understanding body landmarks
• 200 hours of apprentice teaching

Tuition for this Comprehensive Training Course is $4,750 (not including books or liability insurance- required before teaching apprentice class hours.)
You pay one tuition, and ALL in-house workshop costs are included in this tuition fee (unless you need to make up a workshop.)

Chakra Teacher Training is offered once a year.  Current program starting August 2014.

If you are looking for a TRUE apprenticeship program, where it may take up to 1 full year to study, this IS the training for you! We do not believe in certifying quickly and then sending you out into the world to look for a job... We have the most prestigious education from our seasoned instructors and toughest program to get into.  Chakra workshops are hands-on!!! We believe the more experience, the better! We start you teaching right away and provide extensive feedback along the way...

Tuition includes:
» Training manual and binder with course outline
» Coursework material, articles, compositions
» Quizzes, final exam, one-on-one training
» Almost 24 hr access to our studio(s)
» Preparation for the PMA Exam
» Included work-outs & all training


*** We provide the clients for you to practice teaching on for apprentice hour fulfillment, you do not have to solicit potential clients to get your training hours!!! *** (Must pass our minimum standards of practical testing to teach our clients.)


We adhere to the standards set forth by the Pilates Method Alliance and recommend all instructors to take the PMA exam! 


The Chakra Staff only take a limited number of apprentices at one time.. You can email to interview and start the most prestigious training in San Diego!


Get ready to LOVE your NEW career and never look back!

Testimonial from an Instructor who completed Chakra's Comprehensive Training Program:

“Traditional weight training was taking its toll. I was tired of being injured, I was losing my flexibility and my body was not balanced. Pilates was the answer! I visited several studios and talked with several instructors before choosing Mariel and Chakra Pilates Studios. Her experience, knowledge, professionalism and enthusiasm were well beyond the others, so the choice was easy.” Paul was awarded his teaching certificate in May of 2008 and his business is thriving! “I give Mariel my sincerest thanks for taking me under her wings and sharing her knowledge of Pilates with me.”