Become a

reformer teacher

NB: March '24 Intake closed.
May '24 Intake: 4 spots remaining - apply now!

Join our Reformer Teacher Certification and Mentoring Programme this March, 2024, and be prepared for the Reformer revolution!

Reformer classes are booming all over the world and Austria is just getting started. Learn how to teach intelligent, fun, high-quality Reformer classes and complete the programme, ready to offer fantastic Reformer classes to groups and individuals, straight away

let’s learn!

A hybrid online and IRL programme that has everything you need.

  • March Intake now closed.
  • May Intake :
  • PROGRAMME DETAILS AND CURRICULUM:

May 1-10, 2024: ONLINE

  • Fundamentals of Anatomy
  • History & Fundamentals of Pilates
  • Intro to different Reformers

May 10-12, 2024: IRL – 21hrs at Soma Co. 1020, Vienna

  • Introducing the Reformer and Props
  • Learning & practicing the exercise repertoire
  • Pilates Principles in teaching Reformer
  • Holding Space – teaching techniques
  • Dynamic and intelligent class design and sequencing
  • Teaching skills 
  • Practice classes

May 12-24, 2024: ONLINE

  • Spring options and modifications
  • Layering
  • Common injuries and how to address them with the Reformer
  • Reformer and Pregnancy

May 24-26, 2024: IRL 21hrs at Soma Co. 1020, Vienna

  • Teaching drills
  • Practice classes
  • Teaching inclusive classes
  • Addressing more than just the physical bodies in the room
  • Alignment
  • Cueing
  • Workshopping your teaching techniques
May 26 – June 30, 2024
  • Required completion of
    • 10 hours of practice (at studios or online)
    • 10 hours of observation (at studios or online)
    • 10 hour of practie teaching (friends, family, Soma Co. Community classes
  • Final Assessments
    • Online multiple choice
    • 2 class plans with different focuses
    • 1 Demo class with feedback round
    • 1 Final assessment class
June 2024 – Graduation, Certification, Celebration
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BONUS ⇩

1) Free Online Course: 2)Deep Dive into Functional Anatomy for Pilates Teachers
3)Opportunity to gain teaching experience at Soma Co. Studio
4) Opportunity to join up to 5 Reformer classes free (subject to availability) at Soma Co. Studio
5)1 year access to all the online content

COST

  • Full Price paid upfront:
    • 1800 EUR includes:
      • course fee
      • examination fees
      • 1 year access to all recorded content
      • training manaual
      • mentoring
      • MwSt
  • Pay in instalments
    • 3 x 700 EUR (inkl. MwSt)
  • Early Bird Discount (if registered before February 15. 2024 and paid in full)
    • 250 EUR

your facilitators

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Victoria Csarmann

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Holding space, creating a well-rounded class experience, teaching the people not the class

INCLUSIVE, MINDFUL, INQUISITIVE

Background

Victoria’s life has been about movement, for most of her adult life. She started teaching Yoga 11 years ago, in Cape Town, South Africa. With the dream of making Yoga more accessible she founded The Om Revolution, a mobile Yoga service that brought Yoga to the people with a team of 18 Yoga teachers all over South Africa. After moving to Melbourne, Australia, she founded I Am That – Studio, which quickly became Melbourne’s premiere address for inclusivity, quality and accessibility. Offering Yoga, Mat Pilates, Reformer and Wellness, I Am That – Studio offers a safe space for more than 700 in close to 70 classes, ever week.

Now back in Vienna (there’s no place like home), Victoria will be building a community with similar values and offerings, bringing the quality of her extensive international background to the 2. District with Soma Co. Studio.

Strengths and Values

Mastering the art of holding space, is what sets Victoria’s classes apart. Whether in a Yoga, mat Pilates of Reformer class, every minute detail is offered with purpose. Ensuring every body that is present in the room feels seen, understood and supported is her #1 passion. She has taught more than 15,000 people in over 2000 classes and has dedicated her life and career to creating safe spaces for movement and wellbeing. 

Training and Experience

Victoria has completed over 2000 hours of Yoga training, ranging from asana practice, to meditation, philosophy, anatomy, and subtle body practices. After various severe injuries she began her deep dive into functional anatomy and movement science. In 2021 she completed her Reformer Pilates and Mat Pilates training with Barre Body in Australia, after discovering their power in creating stability and recovery through movement. In Pilates, her training is less classical, more contemporary, allowing for a wider range of application and accessibility. Combined with her background in Yoga, she offers a practice that feeds body, mind and soul. 

Paula Ramirez

she/her

Reformer repertoire, adapting for injury and pregnancy, Pilates foundations

PLAYFUL, CURIOUS, ENTHUSIASTIC

Background

A movement practitioner for over 20 years, Paula has been teaching Pilates since 2004. She founded her own Pilates and dance studio in La Paz B.C.S Mexico and taught hundreds of students there until she moved around the country in 2013, when she began facilitating continued education and training programmes for fitness and dance professionals. Her move to Europe in 2016 resulted in her exploring more movement disciplines and widening her scope beyond classical pilates. 

Strengths and Values

Her experience in teaching Reformer covers practical knowledge of how be a sustainable facilitator with a breadth of knowledge of and exposure to the many different in the different schools of classical Pilates. She incorporates expertly the whole collection of Pilates apparatus to offer a solid mind-body connection.

Training and Experience

Paula’s formal training was with Peak Pilates and she has registered with NPCP (Before the Pilates Method Alliance) since 2013. She is inclined towards the classical style but has since been exposed to a large variety of contemporary training and application. Nonetheless, she remains true to  the roots of the Pilate Method.

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Stef Wild

she/her

Class planing, sequencing, layering, cueing, spring options

Working with Children Checks

FUN, OUTGOING, FABULOUS

Background

Stef has been a senior Pilates and Yoga teacher at I Am That – Studio (Victoria’s Melbourne studio), for nearly 2 years. With over 17 years in movement coaching across a variety of modalities, she is a dedicated advocate of the Pilates method.

Stef’s passion for Pilates was ignited during her career as a professional dancer, leading her to secure her Pilates teacher qualifications in 2014. This complemented her credentials as a Personal Trainer and a certified Cecchetti Ballet coach, and later, her qualifications as a Yoga teacher.

Between 2015 and 2020, Nike recognised Stef’s work in the industry, engaging her to create Pilates, Yoga, and Dance programs that aimed to uplift and boost women’s participation in global health and fitness initiatives. In 2017, Stef opened her studio, Performance Pilates & Yoga, in Melbourne. Stef also crafts specialised fitness programs for online platforms like Daily OM (USA), My TXO (Australia), and her own online platform, The Workin’ With Stef Online Studio.
Strengths and Values

Her mission is to empower individuals to embrace confidence in their bodies through transformative movement, offering enthusiastic and nurturing guidance to enhance movement patterns.

Her expertise and experience spans a broad spectrum, catering to people from all walks of life, from professional athletes, to seniors, young adults, and those on the path to injury recovery.

Training and Experience


Stef’s passion for Pilates was ignited during her career as a professional dancer, leading her to secure her Pilates teacher qualifications in 2014. This complemented her credentials as a Personal Trainer and a certified Cecchetti Ballet coach, and later, her qualifications as a Yoga teacher.

Between 2015 and 2020, Nike recognised Stef’s work in the industry, engaging her to create Pilates, Yoga, and Dance programs that aimed to uplift and boost women’s participation in global health and fitness initiatives. In 2017, Stef opened her studio, Performance Pilates & Yoga, in Melbourne. Stef also crafts specialised fitness programs for online platforms like Daily OM (USA), My TXO (Australia), and her own online platform, The Workin’ With Stef Online Studio.

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Julia Graziani

she/her

Functional anatomy and movement science

PASSIONATE, CREATIVE, COURAGIOUS

Background

Julia has been a senior Pilates and Yoga teacher at I Am That – Studio (Victoria’s Melbourne studio) for over 5 years.

Working with movement and mindful practices for  11  year,  she has developed over these years a diverse, knowledge-rich and extensive skill set in the yoking of movement and the mind, through anatomy study, physiology and nervous system regulation.  Facilitating, enhancing and restoring movement and regulatory based practices in weekly classes, workshops and short courses and trainings. 

Strengths and Values

 One of Julia’s areas of focus and expertises in in high performance movers such as dancers, acrobats, pole, rehabilitation and movement restoration, function and conditioning. 

Training and Experience

Since 2012 Julia has worked and performed professionally as a dancer, personal trainer and fitness coach; completing studies in strength and conditioning and functional movement. Completing courses and internships, furthering knowledge in anatomy, with a specific focus on joint dysfunction, movement patterns and injury management, competing her Functional Training Institute, Rebab FX for injury and rehab management studies and movement restoration coaching. Since 2014 has studied different styles of Yoga and classical mat Pilates with various different schools and short courses, including Tom Myers Anatomy Trains in Motion Movement Therapy and Anatomy Trains Contemporary Pilates. Movement anatomy and various types of Bodywork facilitated by both Western and Eastern schools, studying both trigger point therapy massage and thai massage. Multiple anatomy and movement therapy studies with Leslie Kaminoff Anatomy of the Breath and Donna Farhi including, Pathways of a Centred Body and Sacroiliac and Lumbar Spine Anatomy training. 

Most importantly, Julia is in her final years of Clinical Myotherapy (study of musculoskeletal) Anatomy and Physiology Bachelor of Health Sciences. Along the way has completed extra studies in Biomechanics and Exercise prescription, with an in-depth understanding of rehab protocol, musculoskeletal and neurovascular anatomy, pain management movement dysfunction.

the best part:

Getting your Reformer Teacher Training Certificate with Soma Co. comes with a world of benefits:

Our hybrid online and offline model ensures you get all the good stuff, without having to miss work (or uni, or school pickups)! Our IRL portion is scheduled on 2 weekends, starting Friday at 2pm and finishing Sunday at 4pm. Everything else can be done when it suits you!

Our Reformer Training is not a crash course, or weekend workshop. The path to becoming a Reformer Teacher may be a bit more intricate with us, but we are there with you every step of the way. We have an expert teaching team that has combed through every moment of their 50 plus years of combined industry experience, to provide you with the most comprehensive education possible. 

We’re here to guide you, every step of the way. During and after your training, as well as in the participation, observation and practice portion of the programme. We want to set you up for success as a Reformer Teacher.

We are not a syllabus or licensing programme. We teach you the art of teaching first-class Reformer classes and become your own, unique teacher. Teach worldwide with the international standard and skills you acquire at Soma Co. a plus? Being able to teach in English means you can work practically ANYwhere.

Our training goes WAY beyond just anatomy and Reformer exercises. We have set this programme up in a way the ensures you graduate, ready to teach. Gain the skills, confidence and experience to walk up to any client or studio owner, and show them that you are an exceptional Reformer teacher.

Our international team of facilitators has been carefully curated according to their unique ability to create game-changing classes. Teaching Reformer is so much more than memorising a sequence of exercises. It is about holding space for your students, connecting with them, understanding their needs, reading their bodies and adapting to the energy in the room. THAT is what will make you stand out from the rest.

Soma Co. values inclusiveness, respect, accessibility and finding joy in movement. We stand out from the industry with the way we create communities that EVERYone feels welcomed in. As a graduate of our programmes, you will become an extension of these values and this community and know that you are part of something positive. Our mission is to create a world in which movement means joy, not weight-loss, or punishment, or aspiration. You will be a part of that.

The world has started to embrace Reformer classes as a game-changing way to move, build strength and feel good. Austria is always just a little bit slower in following suit but the change is coming. And we will be there, from the ground up, being a part of the Reformer boom. By graduating this programme, so will you!

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APPLY NOW

We keep things intimate and small. Our Reformer Teacher Training and Mentoring Programme has only 10 spots - and these are COVETED!

JOIN THE NOV. '23 PROGRAMME

Fill out the application form and come one step closer to fulfilling your dream of becoming a Reformer teacher!
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Our Reformer Teacher Training and Mentoring Programme is kept small and intimate at max. 10 spots. As an extension of our values and our brand, we select our trainees based on experience, passion, conviction and values. 

Please fill out the form below to register your interest for one of our coveted spots and we will get back to you in the next 5 working days!

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Your own personal class. Tailor-make your classes to suit just your needs. Private, personal and incredibly effective. 

Subject to availability, enquire below

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We value inclusivity, quality, and experience. We look for teachers who care about making everybody feel safe, supported and welcomed, and (of course) who can teach in English.

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