The training provided at Illium is for those people who are interested in working with the body, mind and soul. Our teachers offer a wealth of knowledge and experience, which they communicate clearly, while, at the same time bringing out the unique qualities and abilities of each student and ensuring that these are expressed and fulfilled.

REFINED PILATES 2.5 YEARS TEACHER TRAINING.

*The training can be completed through Skype or Face Time.

 

Faculty:

Jenny Colebourne: Director. Theory, practice and mentorship.

Adriana Zachariou: Senior Instructor: Practice and observation.

Ioanna Tzartzani: Instructor: Practice and observation.

 

Illium Center was established in 1980 in Athens, Greece, and has been offering Pilates based classes since it’s inception.

 

The first theory class starts Friday 15 February 2019. 12.30 - 14.30.

 

A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN AND APPRENTICE with SENIOR MASTER TEACHER and MENTOR JENNY COLEBOURNE who has BEEN TEACHING REFINED PILATES since 1974 and TEACHING REFINED PILATES TEACHERS since . JENNY IS PERMANENTLY IN RESIDENCE AT THE CENTER AS WELL AS HER SENIOR INSTRUCTOR AT ILLIUM, ADRIANA ZACHARIOU WHO ALSO HAS 40 YEARS TEACHING EXPERIENCE. WE ARE CONSTANTLY AVAILABLE TO GUIDE, ENCOURAGE AND ANSWER QUESTIONS.

 

I believe we offer some of the most extensive training of this type in the world.

 

THOROUGH  BASICS.

 

I teach extensive therapeutic and preparatory exercises. I am able to enrich this material through my experience as a yoga teacher, a cranial sacral therapist and a Reiki master.

 

COURSE INCLUDES HOW TO TEACH PEOPLE WITH COMMON PROBLEMS SUCH AS SCOLOISIS, LORDOSIS ETC

 

I prepare the student to be able to teach all age groups and to deal with the many physical problems including, amongst others, scoliosis, lordosis, neck problems, lumbago and knee problems which she or he is likely to encounter whilst teaching.

 

GOOD ALIGNMENT.

 

I am insistent on correct a alignment and pass on many tools to be able to teach this, which is essential for being able to teach your students, both on the mat and on the equipment, to exercise safely and effectively.

 

ENGLISH, FRENCH and U.S. STYLES.

 

I cover our own very detailed approach as well as looking at how the technique has evolved in London, France and U.S.A. I look at different styles of teaching as well as more dynamic forms examining the benefits of various different approaches, as well as advanced work, working with people with special needs and anatomy.

 

PRE AND POST NATAL REFINED PILATES

 

Refined Pilates for pre- and post-natal women, is included in the course.

 

REFINED PILATES FOR PROFESSIONAL DANCERS.

 

Adriana and I are both graduates of the London School of Contemporary Dance and are very well aware of the needs of professional dancers.

 

JEROME ANDREWS STYLE.

 

The course includes studying the unique and very detailed work of Jerome Andrews who worked for 10 years alongside Pilates.

 

TRANSFORMATIVE TOUCH CORRECTIONS.

 

Having worked as a Reiki master as well as being a cranial sacral therapist for 25 years touch is very important to me and I am able to pass on skills to make your touch corrections more effective.

 

CULTIVATING A THERAPEUTIC TEACHING PRESCENCE.

 

We spend time learning special exercises, which teach the instructor to maintain a relaxed healing presence as well as developing an ability to listen attentively and to communicate clearly. We learn to develop skills of observation.

 

CONTINUAL ASSESSMENT AS WELL AS PRACTICAL AND WRITTEN EXAMINATIONS.

 

Successful teaching, practical and written examinations, as well as a project presentation and continual assessment are required for certification.

My intention is to create brilliant teachers who stand out any where in the world for the quality of their teaching, their ethics and commitment to the work.

 

CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE OF AT LEAST 1000 HOURS.

 

Certificates of attendance are awarded at three levels to those who successfully complete the course: ordinary, with merit and with distinction. Students are continually assessed and are required to sit regular theoretical, practical and teaching exams. The duration of the course is 2.5 YEARS.  A minimum 1000 hours attendance is required AND STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO COMPLETE ALL THESE HOURS WITHIN THIS TIME FRAME. These hours consist of the two hour theory and teaching practice weekly, seminar class, a minimum of three other classes as week (our classes are 90 minutes in duration) and at least 3 hours of guided observation and assistance a week.

Please note this is the minimum I am very happy for the student to do more hours, to come and do class every day and to do has much observation as is desired within the two year and a half year period without extra charge.

The atmosphere at the center is friendly and supportive. I consider my teachers my friends and we maintain a positive relationship after graduation. Many of my graduates have gone on to do Hatha Yoga teacher training and Reiki mastership with me.

 

GRADUATES WORK INTERNATIONALLY WITH GREAT SUCCESS.

 

Our students are successfully working all over the world. Graduates include Janet Amato (France), the late Mitsi Pippa, Ellie Ioannidou, (UK), Tania Latarjet (France), Mariana Vassiliatou (Greece), Natalie Menegatou (Greece), Thalia Dritsa (Greece), Christina Poulizou (Greece), Michelle Duggen (Australia), Teresa Blunt (Greece), Regina Tassitano (Greece), Stella Haralambos (Greece), Nelly Gianioti (Greece)  Nikoleta Christodoulaki (Greece) Berna Walhof (Greece), Liza Frangouli (Greece) Natasa Tsambrinou (Greece), Barbara Mamati (Greece), Agapi Samouilidou (Greece), Eirini Gianneta (Greece) and others. The countries indicated in brackets are the countries where these graduates are presently working.

 

RECOMMENDATIONS.

Just a few words about the Refined Pilates teacher training education at the Ilium Center of Light directed by my beloved teacher Jenny Colebourne: Jenny knows and breathes the method since 1974 and has educated many teachers in Greece, has experience teaching   many people with different requirements. She is obsessed with precision, detail and at the same time freedom, imagination, and evolution! She combines the cognitive knowledge and the teachings of Yoga and Reiki (practices that she has been teaching for many decades). Jenny teaches far more than the method, she teaches a truly holistic approach with therapeutic implications and possibilities, the essence of presence, touch, relaxation, and delicate and adaptable practice to the needs of every trainee. She is one of the freest and strongest spirits I've ever met - a source of inspiration for my life and practice - and she will push you to evolve into your own unique path without having to be like someone else. Studies are demanding but, as some other teacher has once said, it was one of the best days and hours of my life. Adriana Zachariou, her senior instructor, adds to the course her own many years of experience, insistence on detail and inexhaustible knowledge about the body's functions for ways of improvement and variations that fit exactly to the needs of the students. I feel really lucky to have had the opportunity to learn in this ethos, taking enough time to explore the depth of this technique, which is an art, if you give the time - the depth - the trouble to do so. I recommend this Refined Pilates teaching training. It will give you the tools to become complete teachers!

 

Thalia Dritsa. Certified Refined Pilates Instructor, choreographer and performer.

 

 

 

Jenny Colebourne’s teachers’ training program is done with a unique generosity of passing on information and knowledge alongside mentorship and support. In the fifteen years that I have been teaching and working with organizations and establishments, I haven’t come across anything like it! When you complete Jenny’s program, not only you will become a confident teacher that can take on any type or level of clients, but you will also be able to assist in training teachers anywhere in the world.

 

Ellie Ioannidou (Director and founder of P.E.A.R., London, U.K.)

 

Jenny Colebourne was my first (Body control) Pilates teacher in 1987.  In a way she has been my model teacher for many years. Her teacher training gave me the appropriate tools and skills for teaching Pilates and movement. Each exercise was studied with a lot of precision and care. We discussed the benefits and contraindications of every exercise. We paid a special attention to the public we were addressing to the exercises people suffering with scoliosis etc.  The rhythm and the flow of the classes were very appropriate to set a strong and solid ground for my learning style. Her gentle and clear voice was always very inspiring and reassuring. It encouraged me to deepen my own movement practice with the machines props and the mat work. It gave me the confidence to transmit this work to others. She inspired me with trust and confidence in my teaching role. Her training is very complete and thorough with a lot of precision. I recommend it to every person who wants to deepen their own movement practice as well as for those wanting to have a strong training for teaching Pilates.

I have a lot of gratitude to her and her training program.

 

Janet Amato. Refined Pilates teacher, Body Mind Centering instructor, dancer and choreographer. Paris. France.

 

Price 3000 euros + VAT  per year.

It is possible to pay in 10 installments of 300 euros + VAT  each.

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HATHA YOGA WITH SACRED SOUND © TEACHER TRAINING with Jenny Colebourne.

Jenny has been teaching yoga teachers for over 20 years.

This course is for serious students who already have experience of the asanas. The course covers the detailed analysis and practice of the classical asanas and their transformational qualities; pranayama; the use of touch to transfer energy and to encourage students to go deeper into the asanas; the art of meditation and learning to trust; sound and vibration, the use of the voice as a teaching tool, the power of the mantra and hearing your own and other's inner messages; deep relaxation; seeing beyond the body; teaching practice; carrying the philosophy of yoga into your everyday life, your classes and society.

This is a more advanced training course than most, and has been followed by experienced teachers who have benefited greatly.

REIKI MASTER TEACHER TRAINING with Jenny Colebourne

Mastership training is available to those seriously committed to this powerful healing technique, who wish to develop the ability to pass on these ancient teachings and to become a channel for the attunements. The master-ship training takes the form of an apprenticeship, which usually lasts a year but can be longer. It is essential throughout that year to attend the master class, all the Reiki seminars as well as practice sessions. Special arrangements can be made for those living abroad.

 

“Jenny Colebourne has been my Reiki Master for over 15 years and I know that my work doing Reiki has succeeded because of her energy and powerful alignment. Nothing I have experienced since her attunement has been, as healing and I shall return to Athens to do my Master work with her. She is incredible in her awareness and purity of intent and that makes it so special to have the honor and pleasure of working with her. I am the Chairman of the Board of both a corporation and a charitable foundation and intend for all board members to have the opportunity to work with her so that we can be our most creative and serve in our highest capacity. Jenny is pure magic-enjoy and get ready to soar in consciousness.”

Karen White, Texas, U.S.A.

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

Jenny Colebourne's
Illium 
Center of Light

PO Box 41708, Sfalaktron Terma, Mikrochori, 19014, Attiki

Tel: +306938796062

 Email: illiumcenter@yahoo.com

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