Mentorship

6 Month Program

At the beginning of my career, I noticed that my in-depth study of anatomy and psychology enhanced my class preparations and client sessions in a very positive way. While anatomy was a foundation of my 500 hour Pilates training, I didn't feel like it was enough and I also had no clue how to teach and work with a client. The more information I had at my disposal enabled me to become a more confident instructor and a better teacher for my clients. I was comfortable teaching any client that walked in the door and I had a clear understanding of who I was as a person and the career I wanted to have for my life.

 

 I soon realized that others might be searching for ways to deepen their understanding of anatomy, tips on designing client sessions, and support and guidance into their dream career. Sharing my knowledge with others gives my life the greatest purpose and meaning.


My mentorship program is a 6-month intense study focusing on anatomy, the many types of body injuries and conditions you will see as an instructor, and ends with career charting and guidance towards your dream career as an instructor.

 

The main purpose of this program is to equip instructors with the tools needed to provide the best workout & experience for their clients while also remaining true to themselves. I want to help you feel confident with any client you work with and help you find your passion and niche in the industry.

This course is for you if you want:

 

  • To deepen your anatomy knowledge and feel comfortable teaching any client

  • Go deeper in your work with clients

  • Experience personal development and growth in your career

I write with great confidence and enthusiasm regarding the recommendation of Erica Breen. As the first student to join her coaching program, I came to not only know her as a teacher, but as a caring individual who wants to share her knowledge with those who want to learn! What originally drew me to Erica’s coaching program was her passion, diligent work ethic, organized nature, and personality. Erica designed her coaching program in a format that is easy to follow and actually makes sense! I truly appreciated the time she dedicated to making each of the lessons enjoyable throughout the program. Each lesson included; images, easy to read verbiage, activities, videos, and summaries. Throughout the process, Erica held me accountable to stay on top of my studies and homework. This was much needed at times when I felt like giving up! She also encouraged me to ask questions and dive deeper into each section. In conclusion, I found the coaching program to be a success and a positive influence to my Pilates studies. I look forward to continuously using everything I learned on a daily basis as a Pilates Instructor!  -Jaci

EXAMPLE COURSE SCHEDULE

Prerequisites

Currently enrolled or completed a yoga or pilates teacher training certification. *I am also open to other certifications/backgrounds.

 

An interested individual is given a Pre-Assessment Form at the beginning so that the Coaching Program can be planned for their specific interest and goals (ex. enhanced teaching methods, deeper body injury analysis, etc.)

 

Required hours:

•          Personal Observation – 60 hours (10 hours per month. Videos on Pilates Anytime, Alo Moves, classes/sessions or lectures you observe)

•          Mentor Session Observation/Feedback – 20 hours

•          Private Session with Erica – 6 sessions (one per month included with cost)

•          Weekly Meetings & Assignments - Three hours per week. More could be added at Erica's discretion.

•          Month 1 

           -Biopsychosocial Model

           -Anatomy and Movement basics

•          Month 2

            -Spine Anatomy & Injuries

            -Head and Neck Anatomy and Injuries

•          Month 3 

           -Anatomy and Injuries of Upper Torso

                   

•          Month 4  

            -Anatomy and Injuries of Lower Torso

         

•          Month 5 

            -Injuries and special conditions in depth

•          Month 6 

            -Final Project

            -Career Charting