Apprenticeship & Internship

Apprenticeship

The Blue Sparrow Pilates Apprenticeship Program is open to all newly trained Pilates Instructors who have completed one of our certification courses. We offer a safe, professional, and educational environment that provides teacher trainees with a space to self practice, practice teach and observe Pilates.

This program provides an unparalleled opportunity to gain experience in a professional Pilates studio, while working towards completing physical review, practice teaching and observation hours required for certification.

You will:

  • Have free access to the studio to practice teach and fulfill practice teaching exam requirements.
  • Have free access to the studio and equipment for self practice in order to fulfill exam physical review exam requirements.
  • Have free access to the studio to observe certified STOTT PILATES® Instructors in order to fulfill observation exam requirements.
  • Discount 10% on session packages.

Prerequisites:

  • Working knowledge of functional anatomy and/or completion of the Blue Sparrow Pilates Functional Anatomy course.
  • Completion of Level One STOTT PILATES® Matwork or Reformer (IMP and IR).
  • Approval by our Education Team.

Duration:

  • 6 months from course completion.

Application Process:

  • No application necessary. By attending our course you receive access to this program.
  • Permission granted to all our teacher training students who demonstrate a willingness to work safely, a desire to learn, and a receptiveness to feedback from our teaching staff.
  • Email us at education@bluesparrowpilates.com to inquire about details of this program.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Teacher trainees must always comply with the Blue Sparrow Pilates STOTT PILATES® Trainee Practice Teaching & Physical Review Agreement.
  • Apprenticeship is a privilege. Access to the studio and apprenticeship program can be terminated at Blue Sparrow Pilates discretion.

Internship

The team at Blue Sparrow Pilates will select two interns annually. This Intern will commit to a 3-6 month rigorous program as studio owner and STOTT PILATES® Instructor Trainer Holly Furgason’s Apprentice.

The Blue Sparrow Pilates Intern Program is open to newly trained STOTT PILATES® Instructors who have completed both our Matwork (IMP) and Intensive Reformer (IR) courses, and/or certified STOTT PILATES® instructors looking for more experience.

As an Intern, you will have the opportunity to gain experience working alongside Holly Furgason in a professional Pilates studio, while also working towards completing required practice teaching, physical review and observation hours for STOTT PILATES® certification exams.

This program provides an unparalleled opportunity to gain experience in a professional Pilates studio under the guidance and supervision of an expert Pilates instructor and studio owner.

You will:

  • Shadow a Senior Instructor(s) and studio owner Holly Furgason.
  • Learn how a busy professional Pilates studio operates.
  • Have free access to the studio space to practice teach, self practice, and observe.
  • Have the opportunity to teach classes to real clients, and received feedback on your teaching from Senior instructors.
  • Have access to free Pilates group classes (provided there is space in class not occupied by a client).

Prerequisites:

  • Working knowledge of functional anatomy and/or completion of the Blue Sparrow Pilates Functional Anatomy course.
  • Completion of Level 1 Matwork and Reformer (IMP and IR).

Duration:

  • A 3 months or 6 months commitment is required.
  • Successful interns will have an advantage in seeking possible future employment as a Pilates Instructor with Blue Sparrow Pilates, as well as assistance seeking jobs outside the studio.

Schedule:

A minimum of 4 hours per week for 3 months or 6 months.

Pay:

San Francisco minimum wage. Part-time, hourly.

Application Process:

  • Due November 1, 2016 for the intern period January 2017 – June 2017.
  • Submit a teaching resume and written letter of interest. Applicants letter should include why they believe they should be selected, how they will benefit from an internship, and their teaching goals.
  • Send email this material to education@bluesparrowpilates.com.
  • Three finalists will be interviewed by the studio team to determine the best candidate for the intern.

 

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