300 HOUR TEACHER TRAINING
OM Pilates Mat & Fascia Release Practitioner Training L1
Optimal Performance, Alignment, & Kinesthetic Awareness
- 8 Week Course for a total of 120 hours
- Instruction & Movement Lab 36 hours
- Self Practice 30 hours
- Observation 24 hours
- Co-Teaching 20 hours
- Solo Teaching 10 hours
Opaka Method Practitioner Instructional Manual
Your very own set of Total Body Massage Balls
Opaka Method Self Practice Journal
The Pilates Mat & Fascial Release training is led by Jennifer Opaka owner of Opaka Method Studio and creator of R & R Self Massage Body Training System. Jennifer brings 32 years of teaching and training experience to assist you to become a practitioner who will lead a safe and effective Pilates Mat & Rolling class.
A template is provided for a multi level Pilates Mat & Fascial Release Class that is safe, efficient, effective and fun to teach. Infused throughout each movement are auditory, visual, and hands on techniques. You will learn to teach with emphasis on neutral alignment, breath work, and core control.
Self massage movement to restore and re align your body will be included in this course. With the R & R balls that Jennifer designed specifically for the human body you can assist your clients to realize their full potential to heal and build strength simultaneously. With this knowledge you will have the tools to work with a diverse client base. Increasing your business potential.
- Alignment & Technique for Core Training
- Anatomy of Core Muscles (deep & superficial)
- Core Power Breathing
- Fascial Release Breathing
- Anatomy & Flow of an effective class
- Pilates Class Format
- Teaching a multi level class
200 Hour Teacher Training
100-Hr Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training
40 Hour Aerial Yoga Teacher Training
This small, intimate, one-of-a-kind training is taught on our beautiful outdoor deck by some of San Diego’s best aerial yoga instructors.
Fascial Release Exercises
- Lumbar Spine/Low Back
- Thoracic Spine/Mid Back
- Upper Erector Spinae/Entire Spine
- Latissimus Dorsi/Back
- Seratus/Upper Spine & Shoulder, Lower Spine & Ribs
- Cervical Spine/Neck
- Pectoralis Major & Minor/Chest
You will receive 36 hours of time in Instruction & Movement Labs with a master OM trainer to help you fully understand each move so you can teach at your highest potential. Through Observation of our regularly scheduled classes you will be able to see the material you are learning applied in a class setting with students of all levels from athletic students to rehabilitative students. This will help prepare you to deliver a positive class experience to any students who walks into your class.
A Self Practice is essential to integrate the work into your own body. OM’s Self Practice Journal will guide you, helping you to understand the principles of alignment, rolling, and how you use your own exploration to become a stronger practitioner.
One of our main goals is to support you in taking the moves you are learning and teach them confidently in a class setting. Through Co Teaching you can choose a move or a sequence of movements from the Pilates Mat & Fascial Release template and teach them in a class with an OM Instructor present to support and if needed guide you. Our clients at Opaka Method are well aware that we are a learning studio and provide positive support and feedback to all our trainee’s.
The final step is when you are ready to Solo Teach an entire class. We recommend teaching 2-3 classes per week during your Solo Teaching hours. You can choose the classes from our regularly scheduled classes at either the Ocean Beach or Point Loma location. During your Solo Teaching we will have the regularly scheduled instructor present to assist you if needed at any time during your class.
The training will be held June 1, through July 2022
- June 10, 11, 24, 25, and July 9, from 10:00AM-4:00PM
- June 16 and June 30, from 10:00AM-1:00PM
The following times are available during regularly scheduled classes:
Opaka Method Ocean Beach Studio
- Monday’s & Wednesday’s 9:00AM
- Tuesday’s & Thursday’s 9:00AM
- Tuesday’s & Thursday’s 12:00PM
- Sunday 9:00AM