Pilates Professional
Mentor Program


EVOLVE has a structured Mentor program to assist you in your quest to be the best Pilates instructor you can be.

This program is designed to support each individual’s process in moving through the Balanced Body curriculum taught by our Director of Pilates Education, and BBU faculty member, Melissa Kakavas. The program is designed to give you everything you need to successfully complete all of Balanced Body’s requirements, test out, and start your new career! 


All contact hours of this program can be applied towards Balanced Body’s apprenticeship requirements.

Details of available programs include:

Movement/Teaching Skills Lab

A monthly 2 hour meeting with a movement practice, review of exercises, client troubleshooting, and practice of teaching skills. These sessions count as contact hours toward Balanced Body Apprentice Requirements.  Cost- start at $50 per session. Dates and time TBD. 
More information here: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=5749&stype=-8&sTG=26&sView=day&sLoc=0&sTrn=100000053

Private sessions with Melissa

Melissa is currently only teaching private sessions to students going through her teacher-training program in order to enhance their personal practice and work through their individual needs. These sessions count as contact hours toward Balanced Body Apprentice Requirements.   Cost- $95 per session.  By appointment only. Contact Melissa Kakavas at mkakavas@evolvemovement.com or by calling the studio at 919-828-4525.

Apprentice Program

This program is for those that are going through Balanced Body’s Pilates teacher-training program at EVOLVE and gives you the access you need to complete all of your required apprentice hours. The cost of this program is $100 per month and will be set up as an automatic draft at the beginning of each month until your required hours are completed.

Benefits of the program include:

Unlimited access to EVOLVE to complete your apprentice hours required by Balanced Body. This includes access to the facility and equipment for self- practice, observation of seasoned teachers, and apprentice teaching opportunities.

The ability to jump into our group classes at no additional cost (space permitting) and shadow private and semi-private sessions.

All contact hours of the above programs can be applied towards Balanced Body’s apprentice requirements. Contact owner Chelsea Jones for more info at cjones@evolvemovement.com

These offerings are not required to successfully complete Balanced Body’s Pilates teacher-training program at EVOLVE, but is strongly encouraged for local students. It is a fantastic value and will give you the discipline and support that you need to get started in your new career!  

All prospective participants must apply here; our program director will follow up with you promptly.

For more information, questions, or concerns please call or email Melissa Kakavas at EVOLVE.
email: mkakavas@evolvemovement.com
phone: (919) 828-4525

We look forward to working with you!!