Exercises and classes often vary a great deal between instructors based on a teacher's education and training program.
Similar to Yoga, Pilates has several styles within the discipline. Exercises may vary in tempo, sequencing and breath patterns. However, the Guiding Principles of Pilates - Centering, Concentration, Control, Precision, Breath, and Flow - remain constant across all styles.
Categories of Teacher Training Programs
Classical Pilates is a broad term used to signify a style that maintains a strict adherence to the original work as it was taught by Joseph Pilates. It is sometimes called “Authentic” or “True" Pilates.
Contemporary Pilates describes the style of Pilates that maintains the essence of Joseph Pilates' exercises and method while allowing for the evolution of the material based on science and developments in exercise technique and equipment.
As the name suggests, Restorative Pilates is a style of Pilates in which the exercises and methods of Joseph Pilates are used primarily for the rehabilitation of chronic and acute injuries.
Restorative Pilates on Pilates Anytime:
Pilates Anytime represents 10 of the most reputable teacher training organizations. No matter which style of Pilates they teach, Pilates Anytime Instructors bring to class their own life experiences, their experience with their Master teachers, and their own translation of the work.