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Pilates Teacher Training

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"Tom is a wonderful teacher not only because he is an expert, but also because he embodies compassion and caring for every student. It is a privilege to study with him."
- Teacher in Training

 Center of Balance has been a premier Pilates teacher training center since 2001, with full mat and equipment courses directed by Tom McCook for PhysicalMind Institute formerly, and currently for Balanced Body (BB).

The Center of Balance & BB Program is designed to create thoughtful, creative and successful Pilates teachers. Our curriculum emphasizes the principles underlying each exercise. Courses are modular and progressive, allowing students to build on their education and training in the way that works best for them. These courses are also a great opportunity for certified instructors to learn new teaching tools and for renewed inspiration. All courses are taught by Tom McCook in weekend modules, giving students who live outside of the Bay area an easier opportunity to train with us.

10% Discount - All Modules!

Receive 10% discount when you register for all 10 modules at once (Movement Principles, Mat, Reformer and Apparatus)! Email us for more info and how to register! Note: all modules must be taken at Center of Balance to receive the discount.

50% Discount - Balanced Body Alumni!

For Alumni who would like to retake any course at Center of Balance, we extend a 50% discount! This is a great opportunity for refreshing your skills with Tom! Email us for the discount code!

Course Schedule

2020 - 2021 Program  
Reformer 1 January 10 - 12, 2020
Apparatus 1 February 7 - 8, 2020
Reformer 2 March 6 - 8, 2020
Apparatus 2 April 3 - 4, 2020
Reformer 3 May 1 - 3, 2020
Apparatus 3 May 29 - 30, 2020
Pilates Movement Principles October 2 - 4, 2020
Mat 1 Oct 30 - Nov 1, 2020
Mat 2 December 4 - 6, 2020
Mat 3 January 8 - 10, 2021
Reformer 1 January 29 - 31, 2021
Apparatus 1 February 26 - 27, 2021
Reformer 2 March 26 - 28, 2021
Apparatus 2 April 23 - 24, 2021
Reformer 3 May 21 - 23, 2021
Apparatus 3 June 18 - 19, 2021
CoreAlign and Bodhi 2020 - 2021
CORE/ALIGN 2 - Progressions February 22 -23, 2020
CORE/ALIGN 1 - Foundations May 16 - 17, 2020
CORE/ALIGN 1 - Foundations May 8 - 9, 2021
BODHI Suspension System June 20, 2020

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Trainings by Request

Beyond our currently listed trainings, we are available to do teacher trainings courses for groups on request. Please contact us for more information.

Test-Out Dates

Dates TBD

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CoreAlign Teacher Training
"A fabulous weekend! I feel fully prepared and ready to teach on the CoreAlign. It was also personally validating to me of the depth of my skill and experience as a teacher of movement. Tom McCook did an outstanding job of presenting the material in its inaugural weekend."
- CoreAlign student

Learn this amazing innovation in functional movement education! A significant addition to a Pilates studio or personal training practice, CoreAlign training aims to stimulate the central nervous system to govern challenging natural whole-body-movements while creating a blend of flexibility, stability, strength and control. This teacher training program through Balanced Body is recommended for Pilates instructors, movement educators and Physical Therapists who are looking to expand their skills and tools for working with different client populations.


2020 - 2021 Course Schedule

CORE/ALIGN 2 February 22 - 23, 2020
CORE/ALIGN 1 May 16 - 17, 2020
CORE/ALIGN 1 May 8 - 9, 2021

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Student Testimonials

The instructors' knowledge of the human body and the way it works is truly incredible.

Alison F

Balanced Body Dealer Discount

Center of Balance is an official dealer for Balanced Body®. We can order any of their products at a discounted price.


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     (650) 967-6414

      1110 La Avenida St
          Mountain View, CA 94043

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