Hello Body Pilates Teacher Training 2023

A 100-hour foundation level course for you to begin your journey as a Movement and Pilates Teacher.


A Comprehensive Training with Certification Opportunities

This is not a course where you will learn to simply memorise knowledge and tactics and apply them onto your clients. In this course, you will learn to open up your awareness to some of the what's and why's on how people choose to do things in certain ways. You will hone your ability to assess, adapt, and problem-solve as you begin your journey as a Movement and Pilates teacher.

  • 64 hours of in-person training
  • 36 hours of observations, self-practice, teaching practice, and supervised teaching
  • Equips you to be prepared for the NPCP-PMC (Pilates Mat Certification) examination to get your national certification title from NPCP
  • Graduates of this course may also be offered the career opportunity to be Hello Body's in-house teacher
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Timeline and Programme Breakdown

In-person Training (Sep 2023 - Feb 2024)

  • 23 and 24 Sep 2023 - Movement Foundation (16 hours)
  • 28 and 29 Oct 2023 - Mat Foundation 1 (16 hours)
  • 27 and 28 Jan 2024 - Mat Foundation 2 (16 hours)
  • 24 Feb 2024 - Mat Foundation 3 (8 hours)
  • 25 Feb 2024 - Reformer Foundation (8 hours)

Practicum and Examination period (Nov 2023 - Aug 2024)

  • Observation, Self-practice, and Teaching Practice with Hello Body (30 hours)
  • Supervised Teaching (6 hours of private sessions)
  • Practical In-person Examination

You are encouraged to take the NPCP-PMC examination within 6 months after the completion of your last module.

In-person Training Modules

Movement Foundation

Some topics that will be covered:

  • Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Shoulder Girdle, the Spine, the Pelvis, Knees and Foot. Biomechanics refers to the science of the movement of a living body, including how muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments work together to move.
  • Art of Cueing: Use of various imagery for class cueing
  • Class design and presentation approaches
  • Roots: Learn the History of Pilates (Contrology) and its evolution over the years.
  • Trauma-informed communication principles and approaches
  • Pain Education : Humanistic approach to making sense of Pain

Mat Foundation 1-3

You will learn the following:

  • Perform exercises from the Mat work repertoire, what the exercises were intended for and why.
  • Provide modifications to suit the client's body in front of you. There is no "one size fits all" approach. We understand every body is unique, and each person is the master of their own experiences.
  • The ability to select suitable progressions and regressions according to the client's present needs and goals. Communicate effectively to build trust with your clients, so that both of you can make informed decisions towards a common goal together.
  • Apply practical tools and solutions that are relevant and meaningful to your clients, to help create a positive movement experience and lasting change.
  • How to design a class sequence with clear intentions
  • Deliver classes in your own unique way, with the guidance of a supportive community

Reformer Foundation

You will learn the following:

  • Safety precautions to take when using the reformer
  • How the reformer changes the exercise
  • How to use it to meet various needs and specific goals of training

Add-ons or Extension of the Programme

Additional Private Sessions

In these in-person training module sessions, while we endeavour to cover as much as possible within the 100-hour programme scope, we understand that some students may require additional private sessions beyond the 100-hour time frame to better prepare for the NPCP-PMC examination. Please note that these additional private sessions beyond the 100-hour scope will be chargeable separately.

Retaking Modules

Students or graduates of the programme who decide to retake any of the modules will be offered a 40% discount for those modules when they retake them.

Working Towards NCPT Title

Should you wish to work towards an NCPT (Pilates Comprehensive Certification) title with, please speak to us to discuss.

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About the trainer

Charis Koh

Charis Koh is a passionate advocate for the transformative power of movement. Over the past 12 years, she has dedicated herself to sharing the love of movement through teaching groups and coaching individuals on a personal level. With a client-centric approach, she not only trains people but also empowers them with the tools and knowledge to take control of their own physical health and fitness goals.

One of Charis's core beliefs is that movement is for everyone, regardless of age or starting point. She firmly believes in the inclusivity of movement, and she enjoys working with absolute beginners who are embarking on their own movement journey. Whether it's coaching for better performance in activities like climbing, dancing, or playing tennis/golf, or providing post-injury rehabilitation and managing long-term physical health conditions such as Scoliosis and Osteopenia, Charis is dedicated to helping individuals move with greater ease, fluidity, and confidence.

Charis emphasises that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to movement and healing. Having experienced similar results through various methods, she believes that it is a matter of choice and precise timing. She is committed to journeying with individuals on their healing path, discovering more about themselves in the process.

Charis's approach to her work reflects her deep curiosity, open-mindedness, and grounding. She values authenticity and recognises the interconnectedness between disciplines and modalities. By exploring this relationship, she discovers practical and simple solutions to seemingly complex issues, acting as a bridge between science and art.

The collective wisdom of Charis's experiences is woven into everything she practices and offers to her clients through her platform, Hello Body. As she enters a new phase of her work, she aspires to guide and mentor aspiring Movement and Pilates teachers, sharing her 12 years of experience, acting as a guide, sounding board, and cheerleader. Together with them, she aims to uncover their unique wisdom and gifts, enabling them to make a positive impact in the world through this transformative work.

Tools and methods under her belt include but are not limited to:
  • Polestar Pilates Studio Comprehensive Certified
  • Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science
  • CoreAlign L1&2
  • Animal Flow L1 Certified
  • FRC Mobility Specialist
  • FRA Certified
  • Stick Mobility L1 Certified
  • Kinstretch Certified
  • Explain Pain Clinician Course
  • Scolio-Pilates L1
  • FM (Franklin Method) Educator
  • Anatomy Trains In Motion Training
  • Currently studying (BSc Psychology)

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Instalment plans available upon request. Email us at hi@hellobody.sg.


Registration closes on 15 Aug 2023.

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