Pilates Teacher Training

In this Pilates Teacher Training program, Jennifer DeLuca draws on her 20 years and well over 10,000 hours of teaching to unfold to the genius of Joseph H. Pilates’ brilliant body of work. It is her passion to share this Pilates legacy with the next generation of teachers. She is dedicated to teaching students the exercises of the classical legacy with a grounded perspective on their application to everyday bodies. During BT’s Pilates Teacher Training you will get the information you need to teach, mentors to help you pull it all together and a learning center as a home base with a community of intelligent and supportive teachers and students.  

We are excited to announce Jennifer is going to be teaching a Pilates Mat Teacher Training this Summer. For more information email merav@body-tonic.com. This training can be applied to our comprehensive training beginning in January 2020.

If you would like to receive information regarding Teacher Training, please email through the link below.


Many Pilates Teacher Training Programs do one of two things; They either drill the exercises into your brain and body in explicit manual-type form or they make up their own thing based on their changing of the system.  I do neither of those things.

I have been teaching Pilates as my sole career for 20 years.  While spending my entire lifetime studying dance, yoga, kinesiology and anatomy, what I have come to love about this system is how adaptable it is and how open it is to any individual's understanding of the human body.  As a student, Pilates converses with your own intuitive knowledge of what is good, right and balanced for YOUR body.  

As a teacher, you guide that conversation.  

In the BT training, I offer you the classical exercises and consistently come back to YOU and your understanding to achieve the best possible communication of the work.  I do not treat “classical” as something rigid and unapologetic in form—I do not want your teaching to become robotic and rehearsed,  instead I will guide your teaching to be honest and relatable. When I offer the work of Joseph H. Pilates, I honor his commitment to health, his celebration of power and athleticism with the ultimate goal being freedom in one's body.  Mr. Pilates designed this work with an open and seeking mind and a teacher’s understanding happens best within that frame.  As Romana Kryzanowska, my teacher often said, “Joseph Pilates was a genius of the body,” and his exercises and equipment are an expression of that genius.  The Pilates method brings us to the harmony of strength and mobility in our bodies, so we may move through our lives with confidence and pleasure, strength and suppleness.  The exercises illuminate this path and I share that with the BodyTonic Teachers-in-Training.

I am proud of the many graduates teaching around the globe that have come through my training in Brooklyn, New York, some with their own studios.  The BodyTonic Teacher Training program frequently attracts people from other, well-known Teacher Training programs who feel lost in the rigidity of their previous schooling and burnt out from trying to teach exactly the way they were taught, or those who feel they never learned a clear system.  I am always so saddened by that.  The body is so fascinating and this system of work is endlessly interesting and that is all so special.  We are fortunate to do what we do for a living.  I offer a path for you to delve into.  I am not going to be a rock star for you and I am not going to surround you with mentors who are on a personal journey for fame.  I will surround you with a great community of students and experts of the body with the ultimate goal of transforming lives through the Pilates method.  When you begin, you will feel that.

I am so committed to cultivating this deep understanding of the work that all apprentices in good standing* may repeat the seminars the following year.  Getting to know BodyTonic and my teaching style will be important factors in deciding whether or not to join us for Teacher Training and our Pilates Certification.  We hope that you will visit us in the studio to help make your decision.  Here is a video of me teaching, captured without my knowledge. So this is the real me, teaching a professional soccer coach during his second session on the Reformer. 


We are happy to answer any questions regarding our highly regarded Pilates Certification Program. Please email Merav Cidor at merav@body-tonic.com and be sure to put Teacher Training in the subject line.

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