If you know one exercise you have 1000 answers - if you don’t know one exercise you have 1000 questions

Pilates Advanced* Professional Teacher Training

PPATT Prerequisites

Email Kathryn Ross-Nash at bodytech@mac.com to begin your journey into The Red Thread® Method of Pilates.

  1. The applicant must have completed and graduated from a comprehensive pilates training program of 450 or more hours.
  2. The applicant must provide evidence of current employment and insurance.
  3. The applicant must have 5+ years of teaching experience.
  4. The applicant must have a valid annual CPE.
  5. The applicant must complete 10 week- 100 Challenge, available on kathirossnash.com. 1. Video your Mat. 2. Each week execute that week’s workout 3-4 times. 3. Video the exact same Mat at the end of each week.
  6. Applicant must attend one in-person workshop with Kathryn Ross-Nash prior submitting an application.

The Pilates Professional Advanced Teacher Program teaches you not only the connection between each exercise but the application of the Pilates Method. It trains you on what to look at and what apparatus to use to build your client’s workout and balance their bodies. It is not only the how but the why, when, and where of the Method. As a teacher, you will no longer view the Pilates as a list of exercises, but as a complex method that can be simplified by understanding the thread that weaves between each exercise.

The Pilates Professional Advanced Teacher Training is for formally trained and certified instructors (instructor has to have 450 or more hours of comprehensive pilates completed a training program which includes all pieces of major apparatus. These include but are not limited to the reformer, the Cadillac, Barrels, Mat, 3 Chairs) and know how to safely use the equipment produced in the style of Pilates Designs, Gratz and Contrology. Teachers must have actively been teaching for a minimum of five years. Insurance is required as well. Each training is limited to 10-15 instructors The workshops are taught in four three-day segments, spread through a 12-month period. Groups are formed with individuals chosen to create optimum learning. They are developed by personality, teaching style, background, and training to create an environment of maximum learning.

The program focuses on the application of the method- not teaching exercises and how to execute them. Hands on work on the equipment is paramount for integrated learning. This is a hands-on experience.

The program focuses on the application of the method, learning to teach the body before you while applying The Red Thread® Method of Pilates and demystifying the how, where, what, when, and why of the work.

Each of the first 3 segments will include homework and a test, as well as a final exam and a thesis for the 4th segment.

At the end of the course - if all hours, quizzes, and homework have been completed the student receives a certificate of completion or If the student completes and passes the final exam, they receive a certificate for graduation.

This is not a certification program. Actually, exercises are not taught at all. Only the understanding of them in relationship to each other, the method, and the body before you.

If you would like to be added to the waitlist I will need a copy of your insurance, certification, continued education, employment, and well as a resume to be added to the list which I create training groups from.

Remember that I create groups for optimal learning - not a first-come basis.

  • Yes, I have gone through Kathi's Advanced Pilates Professionals training! This is where her Red Thread approach to understanding the method is clearly laid out and supported through critical thinking exercises and scenarios. It consists of 4 weekends and you have homework assigned in between training weekends (they were spaced out over 16 months for our group). It is not a program to learn the exercises as this is what your Comp training is designed to do (however, if you are not classically trained you will struggle with having the same understanding of what exercises are, progressions, order, philosophy, style, etc). It is a program where you break down the exercises and look at relationship building and maintaining the integrity of the order while working with someone in the most appropriate place to generate the intention and elicit the biomechanics response of the exercise purpose. I would highly recommend it! I have taken 4 comprehensive trainings so far to support my understanding of exercise intention and overall cuing support and progression structure, yet all of these programs were limited in how they allowed the apprentice to realize and apply complex session mapping, exercise substitution without loss of method integrity, and exercise relationship balance through the entire session and then from session to session. The critical thinking skills that the Red Thread program gives starts to build that broader understanding and application of the method to truly make it meaningful at the moment of action (during the exercise, during the workout). Another way to compare: Red Cord is an exercise therapy method that is designed to put people in positions that make dormant muscles fire and activate in the moment. Once the muscle is activated you can then build the neural-muscular patterning into functional presence. This is similar in what Kathi is teaching - there are better exercise choices within the method that will support immediate muscle pattering activation. Instead of it being the responsibility of the teacher to cue a client better if they are not "getting" the exercise, why not look at what needs to be developed within the exercise purpose/goal/intention and choose a related exercise/apparatus that allows the client to access this purpose/goal/intention.

    Quote from student 2016
  • I’ve been teaching all week in Mumbai... workshops and clients. It has never been so easy to teach the method since I’ve been working with you. I’ve basically converted the stott instructors just by sharing the true method and they can see/feel the difference. And they all want more! Your name comes up just about every 5 seconds and their homework is to watch all your videos online haha... I just want to say thank you. I have never felt so at home as I do teaching now, everything makes sense to my mind and body (more every day), and I’m so incredibly excited to work with you in the future.

    Quote from student 2019

This program is open to all Pilates Teachers who meet the prerequisites and are in good health. The applicant must be able to physically and mentally complete the rigors of this intense program. To apply, the applicant must meet the following criteria:

No applicant will be denied on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation.

Best Regards,