During the Core Mat II weekend, you will learn 12 intermediate level exercises, including where to add them within the sequence of the beginner level mat class, and continue to work on your teaching skills. Our students say that "everything starts to click" during the Core Mat II weekend. Completing the Core Mat II weekend expands the range of clients you can work with and strengthens your teaching ability. Core Mat I & II are required to progress to the Comprehensive program.
Virginia Acosta, a native of the Dominican Republic, is the owner / director of Control Pilates Studio and the Regional Director of Power Pilates in the Dominican Republic.
For over 25 years Virginia has been evolving her exercise palate. As a child she began her love of movement with classical ballet, she had an artistic inclination towards dance, music and performing arts. Her passion grew as an adult focusing on yoga and contemporary dance; she studied various techniques including Horton, Limon and Graham. Virginia also studied Business Administration, specializing in advertising Media Placement. She worked for major advertising agencies in the Dominican Republic as well as on television as a TV news reporter. While working for the news station she put dance on hold for three years. "It was amazing to be a reporter but it was not my passion, so I returned to dance."
After several years the dance company she belonged to closed. She searched for a way to continue to train her body and after trying all traditional ways in a gym and failing she met a Cuban dancer and Pilates' teacher visiting the Dominican Republic. Virginia took a course with her and from the very first day she was hooked. She researched a variety of Pilates programs online but "like an arrow to my heart I fell in love with Power Pilates". In 2004 she earned her certificate as a Power Pilates Instructor, introducing the method in her country; she pioneered the first Pilates studio, and continues to be the leader in teaching Classical Pilates in the Dominican Republic. She received her PMA Certification in April 2011.
Virginia lives in the Dominican Republic with her husband and four sons. She feels fulfilled in life and work as she has devoted herself to her passion sharing the teachings of Pilates with others.
Cancellations: If you withdraw from any program(s) you will automatically lose $150.00 processing fee. No refunds are issued for any reason. Students who choose to transfer programs or not to complete the training are still responsible for full payment of the course.