Hello Body

Hello Body Somatic Pilates Reformer Teacher Training 2024
July 27, 2024 October 27, 2024

Total # of Classes

Class length
360 minutes

Hello Body L2 (#02-04), Hello Body L4 (#04-04)

Somatic Pilates Reformer Teacher Training 2024: Integrating Applied Polyvagal Theory 

Welcome to our Somatic Pilates Reformer Teacher Training, where we fuse the principles of somatic movement with traditional Pilates techniques, all underpinned by the insights of Applied Polyvagal Theory. Our programme is designed for aspiring instructors seeking to deeply understand the mind-body connection and lead transformative reformer Pilates classes.

This 100-hours course consists of 48 hours of in-person module training, 19 hours of practicum and assessment, and 33 hours of self-paced observation, self-practice and teaching practice. After completing this course, you can then choose to take an examination to get your national certification title. Graduates of this course may also be offered the career opportunity to be Hello Body's in-house teacher.

This is not a course where you will learn to simply memorise knowledge and tactics and apply them onto your clients. In this course, you will learn to open up your awareness to some of the what's and why's on how people choose to do things in certain ways. You will hone your ability to assess, adapt, and problem-solve as you begin your journey as a Somatic Pilates Reformer teacher.

Join us on this immersive journey to become a skilled teacher of Somatic Pilates Reformer, where you'll empower others to move with grace, strength, and mindful awareness.


Course Overview

Module 1A: Foundations of Embodied Anatomy
  • Experiential learning of functional anatomy (learn to embody the behaviours of your Joints and Fascia through movement and imageries).
  • Explore the mind-body connection within movement practices.
  • ⁠Delve into relevant anatomy and biomechanics to enhance understanding.
Module 1B: Applied Polyvagal Theory in Somatic Pilates
  • Understand how Polyvagal Theory informs movement practices and fosters resilience.
  • Apply Polyvagal-informed cues and practices to create a safe and nurturing environment.
  • ⁠Integrate Polyvagal Theory concepts into teaching methods for enhanced client connection and well-being.
Module 2A: Reformer Pilates Fundamentals
  • Master the essentials of the reformer machine through hands-on experience.
  • ⁠Learn fundamental reformer exercises and variations.
  • Adapt alignment cues and modifications for diverse bodies and abilities.
Module 2B: Somatic Movement Integration
  • ⁠Integrate somatic principles into Pilates reformer sessions for a holistic approach.
  • Explore breathwork and mindfulness techniques for enhanced body awareness.
  • Foster experiential learning through mindful movement practices.
Module 3A: Progressive Reformer Sequencing
  • Design dynamic reformer Pilates classes with a focus on progression.
  • ⁠Develop class formats to engage clients of all levels.
  • Utilise embodied learning techniques for effective sequencing.
Module 3B: Teaching Methodology and Cueing
  • Refine communication skills for guiding clients through movement experiences.
  • Practice hands-on adjustments and tactile cueing techniques in a safe and respectful way
  • Cultivate a teaching style that fosters confidence and connection.
Module 4A: Prehab/Rehab and Case studies
  • Apply principles to adapt exercises for diverse needs and limitations.
  • ⁠Learn to explain pain in simple terms in the movement teaching context.
  • Recognise and address common injuries with a focus on client education and safe practices.
  • Foster a safe and inclusive teaching environment through effective teaching practices.
Module 4B: Business and Ethics of Teaching
  • Explore strategies for building a successful Pilates teaching career.
  • Develop marketing strategies that resonate with clients seeking movement experiences.
  • ⁠Uphold ethical standards and professionalism in teaching Pilates.
Practicum and Assessment
  • Engage in hands-on teaching practicum and peer feedback.
  • ⁠Demonstrate understanding and proficiency through written and practical assessments.
  • ⁠Graduate with certification as a Somatic Pilates Reformer Teacher, embodying the principles of somatic movement, Applied Polyvagal Theory, and mindful teaching practices.


Add-ons or Extension of the Programme 

Additional Private Sessions
In these in-person training module sessions, while we endeavour to cover as much as possible within the 100+ hour programme scope, we understand that some students may require additional private sessions beyond the 100+ hour time frame to better prepare for the examination. Please note that these additional private sessions beyond the 100+ hour scope will be chargeable separately.

Retaking Modules
Students or graduates of the programme who decide to retake any of the modules will be offered a 40% discount for those modules when they retake them.


About the trainer, Charis Koh

Charis Koh is a passionate advocate for the transformative power of movement. Over the past 12 years, she has dedicated herself to sharing the love of movement through teaching groups and coaching individuals on a personal level. With a client-centric approach, she not only trains people but also empowers them with the tools and knowledge to take control of their own physical health and fitness goals.

One of Charis's core beliefs is that movement is for everyone, regardless of age or starting point. She firmly believes in the inclusivity of movement, and she enjoys working with absolute beginners who are embarking on their own movement journey. Whether it's coaching for better performance in activities like climbing, dancing, or playing tennis/golf, or providing post-injury rehabilitation and managing long-term physical health conditions such as Scoliosis and Osteopenia, Charis is dedicated to helping individuals move with greater ease, fluidity, and confidence.

Charis emphasises that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to movement and healing. Having experienced similar results through various methods, she believes that it is a matter of choice and precise timing. She is committed to journeying with individuals on their healing path, discovering more about themselves in the process.

Charis's approach to her work reflects her deep curiosity, open-mindedness, and grounding. She values authenticity and recognises the interconnectedness between disciplines and modalities. By exploring this relationship, she discovers practical and simple solutions to seemingly complex issues, acting as a bridge between science and art.

The collective wisdom of Charis's experiences is woven into everything she practices and offers to her clients through her platform, Hello Body. As she enters a new phase of her work, she aspires to guide and mentor aspiring Movement and Pilates teachers, sharing her 12 years of experience, acting as a guide, sounding board, and cheerleader. Together with them, she aims to uncover their unique wisdom and gifts, enabling them to make a positive impact in the world through this transformative work.

Tools and methods under her belt include but are not limited to:

  • Polestar Pilates Studio Comprehensive Certified (All Apparatus), NCPT
  • Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science
  • CoreAlign L1&2
  • FRC Mobility Specialist
  • FRA Certified
  • Stick Mobility L1 
  • Kinstretch Certified
  • Explain Pain Clinician Training 
  • Scolio-Pilates L1 
  • FM (Franklin Method) Educator
  • Reiki Level 1 Practitioner
  • Voice Dialogue (Parts work) Facilitator Training
  • Systemic Constellation (illness & soul) by Stephen Hausner
  • Anatomy Trains In Motion Training 
  • Body Oriented Coaching Diploma
  • BSCs Psychology (UK) 
  • Somatic Experiencing by Peter Levine (year 2) 

Absence due to Illness or Personal Emergencies
If you do not show up for class due to illness or personal emergencies, we will not offer any make-up class as this is an in-person experiential class. 

Latecomers Policy
We understand that stuff happens, and for reasons beyond your control, you may turn up late for class. To be fair to everyone, we have a 15 min grace period for latecomers, after which you may not be allowed to join the class.

Class Cancellation or Rescheduling by Hello Body
  1. The class may be cancelled when it does not meet the minimum required number of reservations. When this happens, you will be notified via email and/or WhatsApp 24 hours in advance, and rest assured, your class credit will remain in your account.
  2. The class may be cancelled in the unlikely event that the coach falls sick and no substitute coach is available at the last minute. If this happens, you will be notified via email and/or WhatsApp as soon as possible, and rest assured, your class credit will remain in your account.
  3. Hello Body reserves the rights to reschedule the class and provide at least 24 hours notice via email and/or WhatsApp.
Pass Policy
Unfortunately, strictly no refunds will be given to sold passes and credits, even for reasons related to illness and injuries. No validity extension will be given to expired passes and credits. We’re really strict on this!

The class takes place on...

  • July 27 at 1:00 pm (Saturday)
  • July 28 at 1:00 pm (Sunday)
  • August 24 at 1:00 pm (Saturday)
  • August 25 at 1:00 pm (Sunday)
  • September 28 at 1:00 pm (Saturday)
  • September 29 at 1:00 pm (Sunday)
  • October 26 at 1:00 pm (Saturday)
  • October 27 at 1:00 pm (Sunday)


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