School FAQ

IS THE COURSE TAX DEDUCTIBLE?

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IS THE COURSE TAX DEDUCTIBLE?

Yes. You will receive a T220-02 form from the school and your tuition is 100% tax deductible.

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: CAN I OBTAIN MEDICAL HEALTH INSURANCE FOR THE DURATION OF MY STUDY?

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: CAN I OBTAIN MEDICAL HEALTH INSURANCE FOR THE DURATION OF MY STUDY?

Yes. We recommend Alberta Health Care Insurance Policy (AHCIP) at minimum and strongly encourage international students to purchase adequate coverage when not covered by AHCIP. More information can be found at the following website: http://www.health.alberta.ca/AHCIP/temporary-residents.html

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: DO YOU PROVIDE SERVICES SPECIFICALLY FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS, SUCH AS LINKS TO COUNSELING, HEALTH AND SOCIAL SUPPORT?

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: DO YOU PROVIDE SERVICES SPECIFICALLY FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS, SUCH AS LINKS TO COUNSELING, HEALTH AND SOCIAL SUPPORT?

Yes. Our head of client services will be your point of contact to help answer any questions you may have. You may also find the following websites and local resources very helpful during your stay:http://canmore.ca/visitors/about-canmore/moving-to-canmore, www.canmorehealthfoundation.com, www.bowvpcn.ca

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WHAT IF I'M FROM OUT OF TOWN?

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WHAT IF I'M FROM OUT OF TOWN?

Many of our students come from out of town. You must plan to visit Canmore a minimum 5 times during the year and an additional time for your final practical exams. Plan to stay at least the entire 10 days during the modules (see schedule) but tacking on extra days around the modules will help you get your internship requirements. We purposely scheduled the modules each month to make it a possibility for students to potentially find a rental place and stay for either a month or longer if they wished. This would give you the opportunity to work on your program full-time. Otherwise, if you just plan on attending the modules, you will need to find a studio (or have access to equipment) where you may continue to work on your internship hours while you’re back home.

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WHERE DO I STAY OR LIVE WHILE I'M IN CANMORE?

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WHERE DO I STAY OR LIVE WHILE I'M IN CANMORE?

Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. You will receive a T220-02 form from the school and your tuition is 100% tax deductible.
Yes. We recommend Alberta Health Care Insurance Policy (AHCIP) at minimum and strongly encourage international students to purchase adequate coverage when not covered by AHCIP. More information can be found at the following website: http://www.health.alberta.ca/AHCIP/temporary-residents.html
Yes. Our head of client services will be your point of contact to help answer any questions you may have. You may also find the following websites and local resources very helpful during your stay:http://canmore.ca/visitors/about-canmore/moving-to-canmore, www.canmorehealthfoundation.com, www.bowvpcn.ca 
Many of our students come from out of town. You must plan to visit Canmore a minimum 5 times during the year and an additional time for your final practical exams. Plan to stay at least the entire 10 days during the modules (see schedule) but tacking on extra days around the modules will help you get your internship requirements. We purposely scheduled the modules each month to make it a possibility for students to potentially find a rental place and stay for either a month or longer if they wished. This would give you the opportunity to work on your program full-time. Otherwise, if you just plan on attending the modules, you will need to find a studio (or have access to equipment) where you may continue to work on your internship hours while you’re back home.
We have a list of hotel recommendations and also may be able to arrange billet (shared) accommodations for your stay in Canmore. Should you wish to relocate to Canmore for an extended period of time we recommend you contact Peka Property at www.peka.ab.ca or Asset West at www.assetwest.com

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WHAT ARE THE SCHOOL SESSION TIMES DURING THE MODULES?

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WHAT ARE THE SCHOOL SESSION TIMES DURING THE MODULES?

Fridays 2-5pm, Saturdays 2-5pm & 6-8pm, Sundays 10am-1pm & 2-4pm, Weds & Thurs 2-5pm

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WHEN DOES THE PROGRAM OFFICALLY ...

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WHEN DOES THE PROGRAM OFFICALLY START?

On the Friday of the first Module.  There will be a full program orientation at 11am on Module One.

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CAN I START COUNTING MY INTERNSHIP HOURS NOW BEFORE THE MODULES?

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CAN I START COUNTING MY INTERNSHIP HOURS NOW BEFORE THE MODULES?

No. We highly recommend you keep up your Pilates practice before school starts, but internship hours will begin to be documented on the first day of school.

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I'M ALREADY A TEACHER. CAN I JUST TAKE THE MODULES?

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I'M ALREADY A TEACHER. CAN I JUST TAKE THE MODULES?

Several of our graduates were Pilates teachers before they enrolled, even had been teaching for 5-10 years. Why did they do our program? There were holes in their training. It was incomplete and they felt frustrated or stuck in their teaching. Maybe they had lost their passion for Pilates or had stopped practicing it for themselves. These are all valid and common reasons to take our program. But we do NOT just offer our lectures as continued education workshops. Why? We want you to Embody the work and personally transform. We’ve all attended workshops and said, “that was great” but then never really assimilate the information. There’s no growth or change. Attending our program means you’re serious about change and you WILL transform and Embody the work. There are no shortcuts. Current teachers still have to complete the entire internship. The only difference is that your current teaching hours may be counted as Practice Teaching hours.

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HOW MUCH TIME WILL THIS TAKE?

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HOW MUCH TIME WILL THIS TAKE?

The full program takes 40 weeks to complete. In addition to attending all required modules, plan to devote 15-20 hours per week on your internship requirements. Nothing worthwhile comes easy, but you will leave transformed upon graduation.

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DO YOU THINK I'M TOO OLD FOR THIS?

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DO YOU THINK I'M TOO OLD FOR THIS?

Joseph Pilates says “you are only as old as your spine is flexible. If you are 30 and stiff, you are old, but if you’re 60 and supple, you are young.” We wholeheartedly believe this and we have students in our studio from ages 18-70+ yrs. If you are passionate about the work and wish to learn how to teach, then this program is for you. You will still be required to do the work and put in your time. There is no “I’m too old” excuses allowed in our vocabulary.

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DO YOU HAVE TO BE A DANCER OR HAVE DANCE TRAINING?

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DO YOU HAVE TO BE A DANCER OR HAVE DANCE TRAINING?

Joseph Pilates was NOT a dancer, but there is a reason why dancers really resonate with the work. It is just sound, intelligent way of “fine tuning your instrument” and can return people back to life. Also, just because you may be a dancer, doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy. Dance can sometimes train the body in unbalanced ways, such as hyper-mobility, unsupported range, etc. We welcome EVERYONE regardless of their background. Having a willingness to learn, positive attitude, and have good body awareness are the keys to success in our program.

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WHY IS IT SO EXPENSIVE?

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WHY IS IT SO EXPENSIVE?

Our Program gives you a career. If you look at the majority of Teacher-Training programs available, they offer a series of less expensive courses over a series of weekends. It can get very expensive, and frankly confusing, as to what you’ll need to pay and take in order to become comprehensively trained. Even the words “comprehensively trained” might not mean anything, but that involves learning the entire Pilates Method, all mat and apparatus, all levels. Looking at the larger Teacher-Training Programs, comprehensive training costs anywhere from $5000-$10 000 + and yet still may not cover all levels. Our program is limited to 10 students to ensure loads of personal attention. No one should fall through the cracks. Plus, it is our goal to exceed expectations with high value instruction, excellent materials, expert guest speakers, and an awesome studio to train in. Many of our grads have started their own business or were hired even before they had finished their program!

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DO YOU HAVE A PAYMENT PLAN?

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DO YOU HAVE A PAYMENT PLAN?

Yes. You may pay your tuition costs over a 12 month period. The total cost of this option is $7395 (includes a $400 finance fee). You can reduce your monthly payment by putting down a larger deposit. Ask Bonny-Lynn for details. Student Aid may also be available for qualified students.

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WHAT METHODS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?

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WHAT METHODS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?

Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Debit, cheque and cash.

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WHEN IS THE FIRST PAYMENT DUE?

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WHEN IS THE FIRST PAYMENT DUE?

You will give a $500 deposit to reserve your place once accepted into the program ($150 application fee will count towards this). The Full tuition (or first payment in our payment plan option) will be due on or before the first day of Module 1.

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WHY ARE LESSONS A SEPARATE COST FROM TUITION?

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WHY ARE LESSONS A SEPARATE COST FROM TUITION?

Learning Pilates is very unique to each individual. Some students do well with mostly group classes, while others require more private sessions to help them succeed. Also, out-of-town students can take 50% of their required lessons in their hometown and the Pilates teacher will be collecting payment for this.

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HOW MUCH CAN I EXPECT TO PAY FOR LESSONS?

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HOW MUCH CAN I EXPECT TO PAY FOR LESSONS?

We have trainee lesson packages available that are discounted 25-40% off our retail prices. Depending on if you decide to take all your lessons at Embody Pilates or only the required 50%, you can expect to pay between $2000-$3900 for the year. Payment plans are available.

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WHAT HAPPENS IF I DO NOT PASS AN EXAM?

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WHAT HAPPENS IF I DO NOT PASS AN EXAM?

You have 2 retakes available, however you will have to pay an additional exam fee to cover the cost of the evaluation time.

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WILL I BE CERTIFIED WHEN I'M DONE?

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WILL I BE CERTIFIED WHEN I'M DONE?

You will be granted a diploma, be able to teach, and have insurance as a Pilates Teacher. Technically, the only way you can call yourself "certified" is if you take a third party administered exam. In our industry, this is the PMA Pilates Teacher Certification Exam. Our program will prepare you for this exam. Upon writing this, our graduates had a 100% pass rate of the PMA exam.

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WHAT HAPPENS IF A MISS A FEW DAYS OF THE MODULES?

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WHAT HAPPENS IF A MISS A FEW DAYS OF THE MODULES?

Attendance in mandatory. However, if you have a family wedding or event and you need to miss, you will be responsible to learn the material. This may include paying for additional private sessions with a Teacher. Please do NOT miss an entire module.

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WHAT HAPPENS IF I GET INJURED OR BECOME PREGNANT?

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WHAT HAPPENS IF I GET INJURED OR BECOME PREGNANT?

You may put your program "on hold" for up to 12 months. All trainee benefits will cease during that time but you can continue your program where you left off once the "hold" is no longer needed.

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WHEN CAN I APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP?

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WHEN CAN I APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP?

Scholarship application and further information will be available approximately 2 months prior to the start of the course.

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WHEN WILL I KNOW IF I’M ACCEPTED?

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WHEN WILL I KNOW IF I’M ACCEPTED?

You will receive a confirmation of acceptance or not within 7 days of your Admission Application session with Bonny-Lynn.

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WHAT IF I DO NOT FINISH IN 12 MONTHS?

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WHAT IF I DO NOT FINISH IN 12 MONTHS?

You can extend your program by purchasing program extensions at $100/month for a maximum of 3 additional months..

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WILL I GET TO WORK AT EMBODY PILATES?

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WILL I GET TO WORK AT EMBODY PILATES?

Graduation does not guarentee employment at Embody Pilates. However, all teachers at Embody Pilates (current and future) will be required to be a graduate of our program.

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DO I GET PAID FOR PRACTICE TEACHING?

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DO I GET PAID FOR PRACTICE TEACHING?

You will not be paid by Embody Pilates for Practice Teaching. If you are a current teacher (trained by another Pilates program) you can use your current teaching hours as Practice Teaching. There is also the possibility of being hired as an apprentice teacher after you have completed module 4. In this case, you can begin to start working but likely get paid an apprentice wage. Ask Bonny-Lynn for details.

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WHAT IF I CANNOT DO THE ADVANCED EXERCISES?

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WHAT IF I CANNOT DO THE ADVANCED EXERCISES?

You will be amazed at what your body can do as you learn to trust the method. Of course, not all exercises are appropriate for every body but you will be expected to grow from the time you begin to the time you take your final test. If you cannot physically do a certain exercise, you will be able to articulate why and which other exercises will teach these skills within your body.

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Hours

Monday9:00AM - 8:30PM
Tuesday9:00AM - 8:30PM
Wednesday9:00AM - 8:30PM
Thursday9:00AM - 8:30PM
Friday9:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday9:00AM - 1:00PM
Sunday10:00AM - 12:00PM

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Embody Pilates Studio

201-830 Main Street,

Canmore, AB T1W2B7

Phone. 403-678-6765

Email. info@embodypilates.ca