Blue Sparrow Pilates
North Beach
1441 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA

Contact: Blue Sparrow Pilates
t: 415-398-4425


Holly Furgason
Instructor Trainer
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Melissa Kennedy
Instructor Trainer
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Alyssa Jones
Instructor Trainer
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Bob Andersen
CORE™ Lead Instructor Trainer
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Kristi Quinn
Kristi Quinn
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licensed training center

Blue Sparrow Pilates

ABOUT: Blue Sparrow Pilates was founded in 2007 with the dream of becoming an elite teacher training center. Today we're proud to be the STOTT PILATES® Licensed Training Center for San Francisco, training students from the Bay Area around the globe.
We train confident instructors capable of delivering effective sessions which meet the needs of a diverse clientele. Our training provides the necessary foundation for working with clients of all ages and fitness levels. Our graduates go on to work at high-end health clubs and studios around the world, as well as build successful businesses their own.
We offer year round courses for new teachers, as well as continuing education for those already int he field who are looking to expand their repertoire or update their knowledge. Workshops cover topics such as injury rehabilitation, prenatal/postpartum, and sport-specific conditioning.


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The Intensive Program

The STOTT PILATES Intensive program is for fitness and health professionals. This program prepares you to teach STOTT PILATES Level 1 Matwork and equipment-based repertoires safely, effectively and with confidence.

Intensive Mat-Plus™ (IMP)

LEVEL: 1      40 hours
​Fall 2016 | November 11-13, December 3-4, 9-11
Friday 1pm-6:30pm | Saturday 12pm-5:30pm | Sunday 9am-2:30pm

Intensive Reformer (IR)

LEVEL: 1      50 hours
​Summer 2016 | June 3-5, 17-19, July 9-10, 23-24
Friday 1pm-6:30pm | Saturday 12pm-5:30pm | Sunday 9am-2:30pm
Fall 2016 | September 16-18, October 4-6, 22-23, November 5-6
Friday 1pm-6:30pm | Saturday 12pm-5:30pm | Sunday 9am-2:30pm

Intensive Cadillac (ICAD)

LEVEL: 1      25 hours
Fall 2016 | September 24-25, October 7-9
Friday 1pm-6:30pm | Saturday 12pm-5:30pm | Sunday 9am-2:30pm

Intensive Stability Chair™ (ICHR)

LEVEL: 1      15 hours
Summer 2016 | August 5-7
Friday 1pm-6:30pm | Saturday 12pm-5:30pm | Sunday 9am-2:30pm

Intensive Barrels (IBRL)

LEVEL: 1      10 hours
Fall 2016 | October 29-30
Saturday 12pm-5:30pm | Sunday 9am-2:30pm

The Comprehensive Program

Designed for those with some movement training and exposure to Pilates, Comprehensive courses cover functional anatomy and the practical skills needed to develop effective and motivating Level 1 Matwork and equipment-based programs.

There are currently no Comprehensive courses scheduled at this location.

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The Advanced Program

The Advanced program consists of Level 2 courses in Matwork, Reformer, and Cadillac, Chair & Barrels. Completion of the Advanced program is required for full certification.

Advanced Matwork (AM)

LEVEL: 2      6 hours
Fall 2016 | December 15
Thursday 10am-4:30pm

Advanced Reformer (AR)

LEVEL: 2      18 hours
Fall 2016 | December 16-18
Friday 1pm-6:30pm | Saturday 12pm-5:30pm | Sunday 9am-2:30pm

Advanced Cadillac (ACAD)

LEVEL: 2      6 hours
Summer 2016 | August 20
Saturday 12pm-6:30pm

Advanced Stability Chair™ (ACHR)

LEVEL: 2      3 hours
Summer 2016 | August 21
Sunday 9am-12pm

Advanced Barrels (ABRL)

LEVEL: 2      3 hours
Summer 2016 | August 21
Sunday 12:30pm-3:30pm

Injuries & Special Populations

The STOTT PILATES Injuries & Special Populations course equips you with the skills required to address a broad range of physical challenges among your clients. Completion of ISP is required for full certification.

There are currently no ISP courses scheduled at this location

The Rehabilitation Program

The Rehabilitation program is specifically for licensed physical therapists, occupational therapists, sports medicine professionals and chiropractors wishing to integrate modified STOTT PILATES exercises for injury prevention and rehabilitation into their practices.

Rehab courses are available at many of our training locations worldwide.  Please click here for a complete listing of training options worldwide.  Currently, training isn’t offered at this location, but and check back regularly for updates.

ZEN•GA Courses

ZEN•GA™ is an innovative fusion of exercise science and mindful movement that brings about clarity of the mind while releasing body tension through purposeful movement. ZEN represents the search for inner discovery, while YOGA symbolizes the way to reach it. Together they form ZEN•GA, which is based on Four Mindful Movement Principles: breath, support, yield and flow. When applied together, these principles allow you to become aware of how the body and the mind move in tandem. ZEN•GA focuses on core stability, stamina and resilience while attaining a state of presence. The increase in demand on your neuromuscular system allows you to reap the benefits of improved strength, clarity and overall fitness.

ZEN•GA™ is currently not scheduled at this location.  To find another location that works for you, click here

CORE™ Courses

Take your workouts to the next level with our CORE Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training – developed exclusively by MERRITHEW™ experts. This unique training program focuses on functional fitness targeting core strength and kinesthetic awareness leading to improvements in total-body strength and power. This multi-layered system is designed for both novice and high-level athletes.

CORE™ is currently not scheduled at this location.  To find another location that works for you, click here.

Total Barre™ Courses

Total Barre™ is a high-energy program that focuses on strength, flexibility, stamina and dynamic stability by combining elements from Pilates, dance, cardio and strength training. Programming is driven by music which increases coordination, motivation and improve movement quality. Incorporating the Total Barre Foundational Principles, this program teaches choreography, exercise essence and correct biomechanics of movements as well as how to cue effectively and safely to music.

Total Barre™ Instructor Foundation Course

LEVEL: 1      7 hours
Fall 2016 | November 19
Saturday 12pm-7:30pm

Continuing Education Workshops

Sunday November 20 Total Barre™ Endurance 1 9am-1pm


This area may include upcoming Continuing Education workshops, Exam Preparation workshops and Practical & Written Exam dates. Please note only Continuing Education workshops qualify for CECs. No prerequisites required.

Continuing Education Workshops

Friday May 27 Pilates Spring Wall™ 1pm-3pm
Friday August 19 Postural Analysis Review 12:30pm-2:30pm
Friday August 19 Exam Prep: General Overview 4 hours
Saturday September 10 Flexion-Free Workshop 12pm-2pm
Saturday September 10 Stabilization Principles 2:15pm-4:15pm
Saturday September 10 The Shoulder Girdle: Stability & Function 4:30pm-6:30pm
Sunday September 11 Lumbo-Pelvic Region: Stability & Function 9am-11am
Sunday September 11 Programming for Scoliosis Management 11:15am-1:15pm
Sunday November 20 Total Barre™ Endurance 1 9am-1pm
Sunday November 20 Rotational Disks on the Mat 11am-1pm
Sunday November 20 Reformer Workout for Men 1:30pm-3:30pm
The intensive courses are recommended for certified fitness instructors, personal trainers, and other fitness & health professionals who want to expand their knowledge and enhance their business. Applicants must have, at least three years experience teaching fitness, dance or movement, familiarity with the works of Joseph Pilates, formal anatomy training and a working knowledge of muscle origins, insertions and functions, in order to attend the course.
A Note Regarding Exams:
You are not obliged to write (and pay for) two exams if you are planning to take both courses. You may choose to wait until completion of the second course to write your exam (a combined Matwork and Reformer exam). If you prefer to pause between courses, you may choose to take an exam to become certified in Matwork only, and another exam (a combined Matwork and Reformer exam) after completing the second course to become certified in Reformer work. In this case two exam fees would apply.