Calarts

Learn the Art of Pilates.

Define Your Practice & Shape Your Future.

Everything you need to know about CalArts Training Program.
hosted this summer at
the Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance at CalArts
24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia CA 91355

Welcome to CalArts / Sheppard Method Summer Teacher Training! Our program provides the personalized attention and quality instruction that you deserve. Risa Sheppard, a second generation Pilates Master and celebrity fitness guru, is passionate about preserving the integrity of the Art of Pilates passed down to her from Joseph Pilates disciple, Ron Fletcher. The Sheppard Method is dedicated to your success as a teacher, and we take pride in providing first class instruction and useful resources for you to find employment quickly. We look forward to helping you define your practice, and shape your future with the Sheppard Method Pilates Training Program.

FULL Pilates Training:

MAY 16, 2017 – JUNE 8, 2017

  • 4 Week program beginning: (May 16, 2016 – June 8, 2016)
    • Full Certification – 4 weeks
    • Three (3) Sessions per week (Monday – Wednesday)
    • 4 Hrs per day, 11am – 3pm
    • TOTAL – 12 Hours per week (aprox. 50 total hours)
  • All Levels:
    • Beginning
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced
  • Our program meets the PMA’S (Pilates Method Alliance) criteria for inclusion in the Registry of Schools
  • Injury prevention/recovery and adaptive training for special populations
  • Proper stretching techniques, including assisted stretching
  • Theory and principles of functional anatomy and biomechanics
  • Apparatus and varied equipment integration
    • Foam rollers, Swiss balls and mini balls

CalArts and Alumni – $3,000

Non CalArts Students – $4,700

PMA REQUIRED STUDENT HOURS
50
Classroom
Hours
150
Self
Study
150
Assistant
Teaching Hours
100
Observation
Hours

MAT Pilates Training:

MAY 16, 2017 – MAY 25, 2017

  • MAT Certification:
    • First 2 weeks of the full 4 week certification
    • Three (3) Sessions per week (Monday – Wednesday)
    • 4 Hrs per day, 11am – 3pm
    • 16 total hours
  • Our program meets the PMA’S (Pilates Method Alliance) criteria for inclusion in the Registry of Schools
  • Skills of injury prevention / recovery and adaptive training for special populations
  • Proper stretching techniques, including assisted stretching
  • Basic theory and principles of functional anatomy and biomechanics
  • Varied equipment integration
    • Foam rollers, Swiss balls and mini balls

 

CalArts and Alumni – $900

Non CalArts Students – $1,700

Student Hours
20
Classroom
Hours
20
Self
Study
20
Assistant
Teaching Hours
20
Observation
Hours

Students have 12 Months to complete the required 400hrs of the Full Comprehensive Certification. Shepard Pilates will assist all students towards the completion of subsequent training hours

Master instructor Risa Sheppard has been teaching for more than 30 years. She is one of the first trainers to teach The Pilates Method, having earned a bachelor’s degree in theater arts from UCLA while working at the Neuropsychiatric Institute teaching creative movement to autistic children. She received her formal training in the early 1970′s under the tutelage of legendary master instructor Ron Fletcher, who studied under Joseph Pilates himself. Risa is second generation Pilates. She is a spokesperson and the author of the book “Risa Sheppard Formula for a Flat Stomach.” She is the owner of The Sheppard Method Pilates Studio in CA and the creator of The Sheppard Method Pilates training and certification program. She is the designer of the Wheel of Fitness, the prototype for the Ring Flex that is currently being sold worldwide. Her DVD, “Risa Sheppard Pilates! A Gentle Formula for a Strong Body” is available on her website as well as Amazon.

 

Graduate Testimonials

“The Sheppard Method Pilates Program has given me the foundation to become a successful Pilates Manager at the Jonathan Club, an elite private club in Santa Monica and downtown Los Angeles.”

-Suzanne Chai

“With so many programs to choose from, I recommend THE SHEPPARD METHOD PILATES Certification due to Risa’s extensive experience and her dynamic teaching style.”

-Stacy Barrows, PT CFP Feldenkrais practitioner and physical therapist, inventor of Smart Roller

“Risa is a wonderful teacher, not only instructing Pilates fundamentals and anatomy, but truly bringing the joy and beauty of movement through her unique choreography.”

-Laura Hartson