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Pilates by AIM - Level 1 Online

Begins October 28, 2018: 9-11am PST


2018: October 28, November 11 &18, December 9 &16
2019: January 6 & 20, February 3 &17
All Meetings 9-11am PST

Thank you for your interest!
Join this Curriculum at any time.
The unique format repeats in cycles and includes an ongoing online forum to deepen the process.
Be sure to visit The Pilates Thinker Blog to learn more about our approach and all of our educational offerings. We’ll be posting links to Podcasts, Videos, and Zoom meetings explaining the Curriculum and our chosen route to professionalization.



Level 1 Online Curriculum

About Level 1 Online
The focus of this Bodies Mind® Academy (BMA) Curriculum is on movement analysis, mental conditioning, verbal communication, and professional camaraderie. Our groundbreaking in-depth analysis of spinal cueing in pilates is a major focus; our theory has rendered current discussions perpetuating the flat back vs. neutral controversy obsolete. Our novel terms and definitions set your mind on a new path, distinguishing pilates and somatic movement practice in relation to other movement and bodywork disciplines. You will come away with a complete guide to new tools for integrating safe, sound, and spontaneous mental conditioning concepts and cues towards excellence in your physical conditioning practice and teaching of the original pilates mat exercises.

Four Courses comprise this 50-hr Online Curriculum over a 16 week period.
Workbook 1:
• From Anchor to Endpoint
• Timing and Rhythm
• Tension and Relaxation
• Theory and Practice Review

You will receive weekly videos and written assignments. During the nine meetings, the Workbook will be explored, explained, and discussed through embodied conversation.
The BMA Forum offers ongoing, in-depth discussions and resources to support colleague connection beyond the meetings.

Level 1 Online is pre-requisite for Level 1 Onsite (115 hrs in total).
Completion of Level 1 earns a Pilates by AIM Mat Teacher Title.

Completion requirements
18 hours Zoom Meetings*
15 hours practice (Self & Online Mat classes)
15 hours practice teaching
1-hr Tutorial with Carole
1-hr Online Test-out w/ Carole
[Expect 3-4 hrs/week commitment total, with written assignments]
*Attendance at all meetings is required to Test-out; you can make up missed meetings when a new group begins.

Level 1 Online…prepares you for…Level 1 Onsite
Consistent practice of the integrated, dynamic body-mind skillsets prepares you to meet the challenge of the Level 1 Onsite Curriculum, which focuses in on precision in pilates physical conditioning, hands-on assistance, the use of the Pilates by AIM teaching tools, and the teacher-client relationship.
Then on to Level 2…
Completion of Levels 1 & 2(Apparatus) earns a Bodies Mind® Associate Title.

Carole Amend began her pilates journey in 1981 with Carola Trier in New York. She has owned and operated her own studio in Mill Valley, CA, since 1992 and is more excited about the method than ever. Well-versed in hands-on somatic techniques, her credo is “The best bodywork is your own balanced dynamic movement.” She enjoys focusing in on exactly what the individual needs in the moment to create lasting body-mind balance and the “spontaneous zest and pleasure” that a commitment to pilates practice brings.


Get the Workbook.
You’ll receive the Workbook once you register and submit payment. Please allow ample time for snail mail delivery.

Check your Time Zone.
Zoom Meetings are scheduled 9-11am PST. Please let us know if this does not work for you!

Join the Zoom meetings.
• Prior to the workshop, you'll receive a link via email to join the Zoom Meeting.
• To participate, you will need to allow us to audio and video record the session; however, you may choose to remain on audio only. To view the videos, you will need an active email account.
• Computer, laptop, or tablet with working microphone and speaker. Desktop or Laptop is recommended.

 Pilates by AIM Workbook 1 A Somatic Movement Approach to the work of Joseph H. Pilates utilizing the Amend Integrative Model by Carole Amend

Pilates by AIM Workbook 1
A Somatic Movement Approach to the work of Joseph H. Pilates utilizing the Amend Integrative Model
by Carole Amend


• The Bodies Mind® Academy Pilates by AIM Workbook 1
(65 pages)
• 9 2-hr recorded Zoom Meetings:
(8 trainings sessions and 1 debrief)
• 1 Online tutorial with Carole
• Video Library
• Additional articles
• Assignments
• Test-out
• Ongoing Online Forum for BMA students and graduates


Payment links provided upon application acceptance.
You may repeat the curriculum at no cost, and participate in the BMA Forum.


Send your contact information to schedule a free video call with Carole to discuss how this curriculum can advance your career:

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What's your background, and what are you most interested in learning?


Cancellations up until 14 days prior or until the Workbooks are sent.
If you join after the series has begun, there will be no refunds.