Pilates & Core Teacher Training
60hrs – Milan October / November 2021, Nico Luce





This 60hr Pilates Teacher Training is a detailed, movement-based core module that focuses on deepening students’ knowledge and skills of a functional movement practice centered on developing the deep stabilizing system of the torso. This training can work either as a stand-alone training or as a complementary modality for either a working Yoga Teacher or Fitness Professional. 



Pilates is a transformational mind-body movement practice that combines concentration, awareness and efficiency with strength, range of motion and endurance. By practicing Pilates, the correct activation of the mid-section is cultivated, the range of movement of the spine and major joints are increased, posture is refined, the mechanics of movement are improved and muscle recruitment patterns are reeducated.



With a scope both deep and refined, this training program fosters the growth of both the student and teacher in you through ample exploration, integrated learning, and practice teaching. 

In this training, you will learn to artfully create a sequence of balanced core work and learn to teach the movements of each exercise. Our mission is to prepare you to develop safe and sensible core classes for all levels of studentship. You will learn to accurately observe students’ bodies, assist them into muscle recruitment through verbal cues, basic hands-on assist, modifications of exercises and the use of props. 






Anatomy and Physiology of the Core

Principles of Pilates

Pilates Exercises & Sequencing 

Teaching Methodology

Breathing & Pacing

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali



We believe a deeper understanding of Pilates and how to teach it comes from a consistent commitment to your personal practice, and your practice will become a well-spring of resources and inspiration for you as a teacher. As such, proper execution of exercises, biomechanics and sequencing are at the core of this training. With exercise labs and practice teaching sessions every day, you will deepen your knowledge of the biomechanics of Pilates and develop communication skills to transmit this knowledge to your own students.






8:30 – 9:00 Opening, Sutras & Pranayama 

9:00 – 10:30 Pilates & dynamic Vinyasa Practice

10:30 – 12:30 Anatomy & Physiology Lectures

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:00 Philosophy discussion on the Yoga Sutras

15:00 – 16:00 Elements of Teaching & Exercise Lab

16:00 – 17:00 Practice Teaching

17:00 – 17:30 Restorative Closing Practice






Module 1: From 14th to 17th October

Module 2: From 18th to 21st November






This training and practice schedule requires participants to fully immerse themselves in a Pilates Core practice. Participants should be sincerely interested and ready to study intensively. You are expected to be healthy and able. As such, we recommend a regular yoga practice or fitness training of at least one year prior to this training. This training may be taken to deepen your own knowledge, with or without the intention to teach.



Please note that both the training and manual are solely in English. As such, a solid understanding and knowledge of English is a must.






The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali are one of the most well known spiritual scriptures in the history of Yoga. The text is a compilation of 196 aphorisms (sutras), which are short, concise phrases designed to be easy to memorize, that explain what yoga is and how it can be applied in our daily lives. The Yoga Sutras is an enormously influential body of work that is just as relevant today as it was when it was written and it will be the philosophical backbone of this training. Please bring a copy of any translation of the text in English or French.






In order to reserve your spot in this training a non-refundable deposit of €300 is required. After this, you can choose among the following options


Early bird €1000 (Payment excluding deposit within July 14th)
Or €1200 (Payment excluding deposit within September 30th)



For any info: info@yogamilan.it



For graduates of any 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified training, the full extent of this program can be applied towards Luce Yoga 300 hour certification, and is eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) with Yoga Alliance.






Nico is a 500 hour certified yogi and international trainer who has been teaching yoga since 2003. His love for Eastern philosophy, spirituality and anatomy are all weaved skilfully into his teaching. His style is eclectic, drawing on his study with some of the top teachers in Hatha, Anusara, Vinyasa, Yin and Power Yoga and Pilates.