Pilates for Children

Workshop Description

The 2-day course will then build on the background covered in the pre-course reading but focus on the practical side of developing classes for children and adolescents. We will look at how to put together a programme that has the goal of helping child development in a variety of ways, including improving children’s movement and coordination skills.

Day 1 of the course focuses on 5-11 year olds and will fully explore and determine the aims of Pilates sessions for children; create fun Pilates matwork programmes using stories, rhymes, games and, of course, Pilates exercises; adapt Pilates exercises to be used appropriately in a child-friendly environment; review our teaching skills and, at the same time, consider how Pilates teachers need to adapt their approach when teaching children in this age group.

Day 2 will move on to consider the teaching of 12-16 year olds. So many of the postural and movement problems that we see in adults start in adolescence. This mainly practical day will focus on how Pilates can help prevent these common problems, as well as considering how Pilates teachers can help youngsters cope with the stresses of peer pressure, examinations and simply growing up! We will explore how to adapt the exercises and approach for teenagers, looking at ways to keep them engaged and motivated.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Level 3 Pilates Teacher or recognised equivalent qualification.

You will receive a Certificate of Attendance for attending the course but participants may choose to take the Active IQ Level 2 Award in Planning and Instructing health-related exercise and physical activity (Pilates) for Children and Adolescents.


Sarah was a dancer in West End shows with credits as a performer, dance captain, resident director and associate director. She trained as a Body Control Pilates teacher in 2005 and has since gone on to gain her Comprehensive Studio Certification and join the Body Control Pilates Education tutor team. She teaches on the mat work courses and is also a tutor on the Children’s Programmes and small equipment courses. Sarah also teaches mat work, Reformer and pregnancy group classes at the Body Control Pilates

June 8th – 9th at Al Waab Studio
QR1700, EB QR1600
* QR1600, EB QR1450 Fees for Body Control Pilates Members.

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