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Pilates Teacher Training

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"Tom is a wonderful teacher not only because he is an expert, but also because he embodies compassion and caring for every student. It is a privilege to study with him."
- Teacher in Training

Center of Balance has been a premier Pilates teacher training center since 2001, with full mat and equipment courses directed by Tom McCook for PhysicalMind Institute formerly, and currently for Balanced Body (BB).

The Center of Balance & BB Program is designed to create thoughtful, creative and successful Pilates teachers. Our curriculum emphasizes the principles underlying each exercise. Courses are modular and progressive, allowing students to build on their education and training in the way that works best for them. These courses are also a great opportunity for certified instructors to learn new teaching tools and for renewed inspiration. All courses are taught by Tom McCook in weekend modules, giving students who live outside of the Bay area an easier opportunity to train with us.

2016 - 2017 Course Schedule

MAT 1 September 9 - 11, 2016
MAT 2 October 7 - 9, 2016
REFORMER 1 November 11 - 13, 2016
APPARATUS 1 December 2 - 3, 2016
REFORMER 2 January 13 - 15, 2017
APPARATUS 2 February 10 - 11, 2017
REFORMER 3 March 3 - 5, 2017
APPARATUS 3 April 7 - 8, 2017
CORE/ALIGN 1 new course added! 
November 5 & 6, 2016
CORE/ALIGN 1 April 22 & 23, 2017
CORE/ALIGN 2 June 10 & 11, 2017


June 24 & 25, 2017

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Trainings by Request

Beyond our currently listed trainings, we are available to do teacher trainings courses for groups on request. Please contact us for more information.

Test-Out Dates

Dates TBD

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CoreAlign Teacher Training

Teacher Training   •   5-Week Intensive

"A fabulous weekend! I feel fully prepared and ready to teach on the CoreAlign. It was also personally validating to me of the depth of my skill and experience as a teacher of movement. Tom McCook did an outstanding job of presenting the material in its inaugural weekend."
- CoreAlign student

Learn this amazing innovation in functional movement education! A significant addition to a Pilates studio or personal training practice, CoreAlign training aims to stimulate the central nervous system to govern challenging natural whole-body-movements while creating a blend of flexibility, stability, strength and control. This teacher training program through Balanced Body is recommended for Pilates instructors, movement educators and Physical Therapists who are looking to expand their skills and tools for working with different client populations.

Completion of CoreAlign 1 & 2 are required for the Master Trainer education program.


2016 - 2017 Course Schedule

CORE/ALIGN 1 New Course Added!  November 5 & 6, 2016
CORE/ALIGN 1 April 22 & 23, 2017
CORE/ALIGN 2 June 10 & 11, 2017
5-WEEK INTENSIVE Please Inquire

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Student Testimonials

When I was a beginner, it was the instructors of Center of Balance who taught me how to correct my poses.

Alice H

Balanced Body Dealer Discount

Center of Balance is an official dealer for Balanced Body®. We can order any of their products at a discounted price.


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     (650) 967-6414

      1110 La Avenida St
          Mountain View, CA 94043

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