The Spanish School of Authentic Pilates (La Escuela Española de Auténtico Pilates; EEDAP), founded in 2005, is an association of Authentic Pilates centers whom collaborate together both nationally and internationally, training hundreds of teachers in Spain and around the world.
EEDAP offers in-depth and comprehensive training courses that range from the creation of the Method to its final phase, as designed by its creator J.H Pilates and later directed by his disciple Romana Kryzanowska.
The School is currently directed by Fabien Menegon, certified by Ms. Kryzanowska who forms part of the legacy and disseminated the teachings of the Method in the same fashion to her students.
Fabien Menegon is recognized as one of the leading professionals in the sector whose experience and dedication in teaching the Method and training teachers spans over 20 years. With the help of partner organizations, he has reformed the pedagogy of the traditional courses to offer future professionals’ precise knowledge of the Method, improving its performance and adapting it to modern times without losing the essence and accuracy of the original Method.
The Course includes 200 hours of theoretical training. Classes are held on Saturdays and Sundays (see Calendars). The dates in each location are different (consult Venues).
Additionally, 400 hours of observation and practice are required. These hours are accumulated over the period of the course depending on individual availability and the studios hours of operation (Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.). Students living outside the location of the venue for their course will have the possibility to observe and practice under the tutelage of another teacher. Following each seminar, the instructor will instruct students on their focus in their practices for the subsequent seminar and upcoming exams to improve their learning.
In each seminar, the student will be given a manual that includes a list of exercises, the teacher’s position, what to look for when designing a suitable class for each client, the structure of each exercise, the pathologies and morphologies to be taken into account in the moment of giving the class, as well as all aspects each student will have to bear in mind when practicing said exercise. Together, the manuals form an encyclopedia of the Pilates Method, more than 1,000 pages based on the accurate practice of the Method.