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Continue your learning! Workshops offered at Center of Balance are engaging and practical. You’ll gain a better understanding of function and apply it to exercise and movement, so you can become more skillful in any activity you perform. Our goal is to help you become fit, as well as take care of your body and wellbeing for a lifetime. Expert instructors offer their passion and knowledge to encourage you to explore healthy movement with new awareness. Our workshops are safe and beneficial for all levels of experience. For instructors, our workshops are a great way to develop new teaching skills and take tools with you to share with your clients. Plus we offer CECs to help you keep current with your certifications.
M a t • R e f o r m e r • A p p a r a t u s • C o r e A l i g n
"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."
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 with Evangeline Kochanek in weekend modules, giving students who live outside of the Bay area an easier opportunity to train with us.
|MAT 1||September 11 - 13, 2015|
|MAT 2||October 9 - 11, 2015|
|REPERTOIRE INTEGRATION||Please Inquire|
|REFORMER 1||November 13 - 15, 2015|
|APPARATUS 1||December 11 - 12, 2015|
|REFORMER 2||January 8 - 10, 2016|
|APPARATUS 2||February 12 - 13, 2016|
|REFORMER 3||March 18 - 20, 2016|
|APPARATUS 3||April 15 - 16, 2016|
|CORE/ALIGN 1||May 14 & 15, 2016|
|CORE/ALIGN 2||June 11 & 12, 2016|
|June 25 & 26, 2016|
Beyond our currently listed trainings, we are available to do teacher trainings courses for groups on request. Please contact us for more information.
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."
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.
|CORE/ALIGN 1||May 14 & 15|
|CORE/ALIGN 2||June 11 & 12|
|5-WEEK INTENSIVE||Please Inquire|