Ready to Level Up Your Pilates Game?

And Master the Art of Teaching

The Pro Mentorship is a comprehensive program designed to elevate your teaching practice and deepen your understanding of Pilates as a movement methodology. 

With 6 Movement Modules covering the entire Somaphyx Pilates Repertoire, you'll explore every exercise on the Reformer, Mat, Chairs, Barrels, Tower, and Cadillac, from beginner to advanced levels.

Join me on a transformative journey fueled by my 25 years of experience as a Pilates practitioner and movement educator. Over the course of 9 months, you'll gain a mastery of Pilates in both your personal and professional practice. 

You'll Walk Away With

  • The Body Smarts

    You'll gain complete understanding of and connection to the traditional method. I'll show you how to blend your current training within the technique.

  • The Science

    A&K is included! You'll have an unparalleled understanding of anatomy and kinesiology and their direct application to the practice of Pilates.

  • The Confidence

    Master the art of cueing and creating dynamic effective workouts for your clients while expressing your creativity within the method.

It's Either Pilates

Or It's Not!

The Pro Mentorship is tailored for Pilates teachers seeking to enhance their teaching practice, fill gaps in their training, and deepen their knowledge of Pilates as an interconnected system.

Whether you're a classical/traditional teacher or a contemporary instructor, this program is designed for ALL teachers who love to teach and value their individual teaching style.
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Teaching Teachers is My Passion

I love teaching my clients but helping teachers grow into their expertise as a movement educators is what brings me true joy.

You're Not Alone!

All Teachers Need Teachers AND Community

  • Feeling Isolated?

    Whether you teach in a small studio or a large fitness facility it's too easy to feel isolated. Our monthly Mentor Meeting and Teacher's Lounge will keep you connected.

  • Imposter Syndrome?

    We all suffer from it at some point! And fragmented training can kill your confidence more. Together we'll fill those gaps giving clarity to your teaching methods.

  • Stuck in a Rut?

    Let's refresh your practice as both a mover and teacher. When you understand Pilates as an integrated system you are never bored.

Program Details

The Pro Mentorship features 6 Movement Modules covering the entire Somaphyx Pilates Repertoire, including all exercises and levels on the Reformer, Mat, High and Low Chair, Spine Corrector and Ladder Barrel, Tower, and Cadillac. 

Study each Module for 30 days before the  6-hour Seminar conducted via Zoom or in-studio at Pilates 804 for hands-on guidance. Seminars are held 10am-4:30pm EST on the following dates:

  • Mat + Magic Circle 9/14/2024
  • Reformer I-III 10/19/2024
  • Tower + Cadillac 11/16/2024
  • Spine Corrector + Ladder Barrel 1/11/2025
  • High and Low Chair 2/8/2025
  • Reformer IV-V* 3/8/2025

*Reformer is divided into 5 levels and 2 modules to layer in the exercises strategically.

Everyone is encouraged to attend Seminars in real life at the Pilates 804 studio in Richmond, Virginia. No Seminar is held in December. 

The first Movement Module releases 30 days prior to the first Seminar marking the start of the program on August 15, 2024.  Access to the Slack Teacher's Lounge will end April 7, 2025 marking the end of the program.

Repertoire and Seminar Replay access will be granted through August 1, 2025.

 22 NCPT continuing education credits granted at completion.   

Take a Peek

The Somaphyx Pilates Repertoire details the choreography of each traditional exercise. Seminars are were we break down the pedagogy, anatomy and so much more. 

Is this program for you?

Absolutely! If you're a...

  • New or seasoned teacher looking to merge their contemporary style with traditional.

  • Classical teacher looking to refresh their approach and outlook.

  • Teacher in need of support with zero judgement.

But Wait...There's More!

Workouts with infinite replay. A private slack chat space and monthly meet ups.

  • Monthly Mentor Meeting

    $1700 Value

    A one hour Zoom group meet up each month (9) with Danica to talk about your wins, frustrations and come together as teachers. Danica will lead with a topic curated specifically for the Pro Mentorship and conversion will flow from there. No topic off limits.

  • Private Teacher's Lounge

    $450 Value

    Via Slack you will have direct access to Danica throughout the entire program. Submit video for feedback, ask questions and get to know your fellow teachers. Danica will also post optional assignments and professional advice in the lounge.

  • All Fbombs, Total Matness and A&K + Movement Fundamentals Access Unlocked at Enrollment

    $1600 Value

    You'll have indefinite access to all Fbomb Workshop replays and join the remaining live #FBOMBS of 2024.

    Total Matness grants access to 20 full mat classes for your personal practice. Also with indefinite replay.

    A&K is a nose to toes anatomy course designed specifically for Pilates professionals. One year access.

I Bet You Have Questions

Email me if you need clarification on anything.

  • Do I need equipment?

    You do need access to each piece of equipment in each movement module to gain full comprehension of the technique. However, the program is not manufacturer specific and does not require classical equipment.

  • Is there a payment plan?

    Absolutely. Opt to save and pay the full tuition upfront or a 6 month installment plan. Plans require a deposit and valid credit card remain on file in your Somaphyx Student Account.

  • Can I attend Seminars in real life?

    YES! If you are local to or within driving distance of Pilates 804 in Richmond, Virginia, then you are encouraged to attend Seminars in real life. Contact me for me details and sign up.

  • How much of a time commitment am I making?

    Each movement module is 3-4 hours of on demand Repertoire. Estimate 2-3 hours a week to study and personal application. Another 1-3 hours per week for supporting coursework, workouts and meet ups.

Pricing & Payment Plans

Installment payments begin at enrollment and continue for 6 months/payments.

Want to Know More About Me?

I'm just a teacher that loves to teach!

Danica Kalemdaroglu

Somaphyx® Program Creator & Director

I have been a movement educator for over twenty-five years, utilizing Pilates and other methodologies to serve a diverse population of individuals with movement challenges. At Pilates 804, located in Richmond, VA, we specialize in restorative movement through the language of Pilates. Our studio serves as the home base for Somaphyx® Practitioner's Apprenticeship. A comprehensive teacher training program.

My approach to teaching aims to empower each individual to discover their unique movement potential while also equipping aspiring teachers with the knowledge and expertise necessary for a fulfilling career in alternative movement education.

Drawing from my extensive experience, I strive to elevate all teachers in their professional and personal journeys. I am a licensed NCPT with an advanced certification from the Pilates Center, Boulder. I earned a MFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder in Dance and Body Somatics. My foundational studies in somatics, began at Goucher College where I also obtained a BA. I draw from wealth of knowledge to inform my holistic approach to movement education.

Currently, I serve as a professor of anatomy and kinesiology within the dance department at Old Dominion University, leveraging my expertise from previous roles at Virginia Commonwealth University, the University of Colorado, and various performance organizations. My teaching experience spans a diverse demographic, from creative movement for young children to fostering healthy habits for seniors.

Each program I offer is created from the depths of my education, experiences, and unwavering commitment to spreading joy through movement in all its forms.

I'm Truly Here for You!

Listen to what others have to say.

“Working with Danica has changed my teaching forever & for better. She is generous with her genius, making me a better mover, teacher, and student of the body. She goes deep into the work with impactful cues and meaningful, actionable explanations of anatomy & kinesiology as applied directly to Pilates in ways that make absolute sense. Plus, her natural motivating humor and energy make it all fun! More than worth the money & time commitment!”

- Annie R.

“I really valued Danica’s anatomy knowledge and how she was able to relate it to cueing clients to their bodies, not to any particular shape or preconceived idea of what the activity was. Her honoring of the technique through its basic intelligence was clearly evident and her ability to translate her knowledge to our needs was exceptional. ”

- Cita S.

“The Somaphyx® program merges respect for the traditional Pilates method with a mastery of movement science. Danica’s deep understanding of both is enhanced by her fluency in anatomy and kinesiology, and she’s incredibly generous in sharing all of her knowledge with her students. For anyone seeking a deeper understanding of why and how the method works, any of Danica’s programs will be of tremendous benefit. You’ll learn to trust your own creativity when your clients struggle, and you’ll make remarkable progress in your own practice too. I’m grateful that I pursued teacher training with Danica, and I plan to keep learning from her for a long time to come!"”

- Aisling C.