Become a better movement teacher with
the Franklin Method®.

Understand. Embody. Teach.

You can now train to become a Franklin Method® Level 1 Educator online!

Teach complex content in a vibrant, easy-to-understand way. 

Are you a physical therapist or sports coach? Do you teach a physical discipline like yoga, dance or Pilates? If so, you’re already a master of your craft. But if you’re anything like us, you’re probably always on the lookout for fresh ideas and innovative teaching techniques. The Franklin Method is the place to find them – a smarter, more intuitive way to train in step with the design of your body.

In simple terms, the Franklin Method helps you understand your anatomy better, offering metaphorical imagery and embodiment techniques to help you enhance movement and establish healthy function throughout the body. We are the no.1 place for learning evidence-based mind-body techniques that can help you address issues that go above and beyond the limits of your existing movement discipline. Our mind-body techniques can be applied to every kind of movement!

Become a more effective movement teacher – get better results, more satisfied clients and ultimately more success

Learn to harness the potential of the brain to produce the healthiest outcome for the body

Learn how to make teaching anatomy fun, playful and vibrant

Inspire and motivate your classes with fresh movement sequences and concepts

Learn how to teach the individual, not force square pegs into round holes

Add Franklin Method to your existing teaching, or gain extra income by teaching it as a stand-alone class

The Level 1 certification gives you the option of either integrating the course content into your own classes or teaching an array of pre-planned Franklin Method workshops! The Franklin Method Level 1 course is the start of your personal journey into a whole new realm of teaching and understanding.

This course is approved by the National Pilates Certification Program (NPCP)
and counts as 100 hours of CECs

  • Understand & harness the power of a mind-body approach
  • Complements your existing teaching with fresh ideas
  • A playful approach to teaching complex anatomy
  • Evidence-based content
  • Peer learning groups
  • Student-centric classes
  • Mentoring and teach-backs

Course participation includes:

  • A Franklin Method Level 1 Educator certification
  • A Franklin Method Educator license valid until the end of the following year
  • Level 1 training manuals for each module
  • 21 days of online streaming sessions & online course material
    > Live modules (16.5 hrs x module) = 115.5 hours
    > Additional complementary movement sessions (1 hr / movement session) = 6 hours
    > Live monthly mentor sessions (1.5 hrs / session) = 9 hours
    > The Level 1 course is therefore around 130 hours of live interactive content
  • Small group mentor sessions with a licensed Franklin Method faculty teachers
  • Complimentary access to the following Online Workshops:
    “Pelvic Power Part 1 & 2” online workshop (Retail: $529)
    “The Liberated Spine” online workshop (Retail: $488)
    “Intro to Anatomy” webinar replay
  • A vibrant community of peers on Facebook
  • 100 hours of NPCP-approved CECs
  • Access to Educator Area, Marketing tools, Educator only store,  Educator online course discounts, Continuing Education classes

Our training method focuses on the optimal function of the body. We fully acknowledge that part of your experience may be one of pathology, or trauma. If you have questions or need support during the training we hope you will seek the support of a qualified counsellor/psychologist or physical therapist. As there are as many experiences of the body as there are people in the room, we endeavor to stay clearly with embodiment and knowledge of optimal imagery around the structure of the anatomical body.

The “Meet your Mentor” Introductory Event takes place on September 10, 2024.
The Virtual Graduation event is earmarked to be held on April 30, 2025.


One of the most valuable and nourishing aspects of the course is our mentoring program. Every student is paired with a member of the Franklin Method faculty at the beginning of the course. This faculty teacher will act as your mentor throughout the program – meeting with you in small groups once a month, offering answers to your questions, providing feedback on homework, and accompanying you on this wonderful journey.

You will ideally be connected to a mentor with a similar professional background. This mentorship will help you integrate your Franklin Method learning into your specific teaching discipline – whether it’s dance, Pilates, yoga or something entirely different. Your time zone will also be taken into account to ensure the mentor meetings take place at a comfortable time for you. You will also have the opportunity to change mentors before the course begins if the mentor group we select isn’t quite right for your needs.

Limited spots available!!

Sign up to start your Franklin Method journey now!

$4000 Early-bird price (until May 1st,2024) /$4500 Full price
6-month payment plan available*

What’s included:

  • Franklin Method Level 1 Educator certification
  • Franklin Method License
  • Level 1 Training Manuals
  • 21 days of online streaming sessions & online course material
  • Small group teach-back sessions with a licensed Franklin Method faculty mentor

Instant access to online training tools after the full balance has been paid, or your payment plan has been initiated. 

  • Complimentary access to the following online workshops:
    “Pelvic Power Part 1 & 2” online workshop (Retail: $529)
    “The Liberated Spine” online workshop (Retail: $488)
    “Intro to Anatomy” webinar replay

When: Starts September 20th 2024
Daily Start Time: 9:00 AM EST / 6:00 AM PST / 3PM Zurich
Length: 6 hours daily with a 30 min. break

What you need:

  • PC, smartphone or tablet (something capable of connecting to Zoom)
  • High-speed Internet
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Required reading (Dynamic Alignment) and equipment (FM ball set & Band) (details in FAQ)
  • Franklin Method Band and Ball

After booking your spot on the course, please sign the training contract

*6-month payment plan available on special request. After your deposit is paid, we can set up a payment plan of 6 equal payments of $625. We can only offer payment plans for the full price. Please email for more details.


In an effort to keep the focus firmly on your learning, we employ a mix of continuous assessment and final examination as requirements for graduation. Our concrete requirements for successful graduation are as follows:

  • Complete all five homework assignments and submit the reports to your mentor
  • Attend at least four out of six mentor sessions
  • 70% live attendance at the training modules
  • Successful 10 – 15 min live presentation on an assigned topic and 5-10 min presentation of a movement sequence assigned by the faculty (Module 7)

How does our level training work?

Spread over seven 3-day weekends, our Level 1/2/3 training courses provide a deep insight into teaching all aspects of physical health and wellbeing according to the Franklin Method.

Each level course builds on the last one, stocking your teaching toolbox with different expertise, and certifying you to teach an array of workshops. The courses focus on the following areas:

  • Level 1 (Introductory Level) The power of imagery, anatomy and movement, with a particular focus on bones and fundamentals.
  • Level 2 (Intermediate Level) Deepen your knowledge, with a strong focus on the muscular system.
  • Level 3 (Advanced Level) Inner anatomy and the organs, experiencing all the systems of the body and how they interact.

Available worldwide!

Thanks to the live streaming format of this course, you can learn and interact with Eric Franklin no matter where you live. If you live in a time zone that makes live attendance difficult, replays can be provided on request. More on this in the FAQs below.

Tools of the trade

On top of the anatomical content this course provides, there’s a strong emphasis on making you a better, more successful teacher. You will gain practical techniques to help you make classes more effective and fun, and even explanations on how to successfully teach online.

Peer learning & mentors

The course includes regular group sessions with licensed Franklin Method faculty mentors. You receive one-on-one homework reviews, group projects and Q&As. We also harness the power of peer learning in teach-back sessions.

Bonus content and courses

As soon as you register, you’ll receive instant access to the online digital courses: “The Liberated Spine” (Retail: $488), “Pelvic Power part 1 & 2”(Retail: $529) and the webinar replay “Intro to Anatomy”.

Dynamic Neurocognitive Imagery (DNI)™ forms the backbone of the Franklin Method – this is the use of dynamic mental imagery to support the development of healthy physical function, strength, mobility and coordination.

  • The Franklin Method has had a profound influence on my personal and professional life. Eric Franklin’s evolution of imagery and its application contain the knowledge and power to create a quantum leap in our understanding of human movement and our own potential.


  • “In this Training program you are literally handed the keys to unlock every problem related to the use of the human body.”

    Jocelyn H Saiki Pilates Instructor

  • “The Franklin method will do more to improve your teaching of any kind of movement than any other system or program I have studied. If you want to become the best teacher you can be, take this program.”

    Nora St. John Balanced Body

  • “The Franklin Training is the most intelligent approach to learning about the workings of the body I have ever attended. It is not just information, it is the experience of our design as we learn, that is transforming”.

    Tom McCook Fitness Instructor, Director Center of Balance

  • “I initially did it because I wanted to teach classical ballet in a better, more productive way, and on the journey I actually fixed all my own injuries.

    I had knee pain, hip pain, back pain, foot pain, and I don’t have any of that any more. And another added bonus of that has been that I suddenly became awfully creative.”

    Kathryn Hailey Franklin Method© Educator

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I learn the Franklin Method?

Becoming a Franklin Method Educator gives you access to a broad base of knowledge as well as numerous game-changing techniques. The course will help you design training based on the scientific findings of Dynamic Neuro-Cognitive Imagery (DNI ™). The course will also noticeably improve your own well-being as well as that of your pupils and patients, while boosting their fitness and anatomical knowledge in the process. 

Last but not least, this course will help you add variety to your teaching to spice up your courses and inspire your students. Knowing how to address common physical problems is a vital asset every teacher should have in their repertoire.

How can I use this course to support my career?

First and foremost, after completing this course you are entitled to practice as a Franklin Method Educator. In addition, this course is particularly popular with already qualified therapists, exercise educators and yoga, Pilates, sports and dance teachers. Why? Because it equips you with all the tools you need to help your students or patients gain a healthier body and release troublesome tension. This unlocks potential, maximizes performance and adds vital variety to your teaching toolbox. You can read detailed information on our licensing model for trainers here.

Is it possible to attend the course by replay if I live in a completely different time zone?

Yes! Although we have arranged the sessions to be accessible to as much of the globe as possible, we appreciate that the timing is difficult for students in East Asia, Australia/NZ and the Pacific region in particular. Many students in this part of the world have graduated successfully with us in the past and we are happy to allow you to attend the course through replays. In this case, we would place you in a mentor group that is suitable for your time zone – and attending this group live would be a requirement for taking part in the course.

What do I need to take part in the online course?

To ensure you can enjoy this course to the fullest, you should have an Internet connection which is fast enough to support smooth video streaming on Zoom. You will also need a computer, tablet or smartphone (iOS or android) on which to stream the event and join on video. You will also need to be able to record and upload videos for practice teaching homework sessions. No prior knowledge of anatomy or the Franklin Method is required. In fact, this course is an excellent introduction to what our approach is all about. Participants will be provided with some online course material and an interactive quiz ahead of the event to ensure everyone has the same starting point.

Participants are also required to purchase a Franklin Method Band and Ball Set before the event, as these are useful aids in some of the exercises outlined in the course. To get yours, please visit our product page. If there is no distributor in your area, please contact for alternative solutions.

Participants are also required to obtain the required reading of Eric Franklin’s book “Dynamic Alignment”. To get yours, please visit our book page. There are both printed & Kindle versions available.

How long can I access the video material?

The recordings of the included online video courses and webinar will be accessible to you indefinitely for as long as you are licensed with us. This gives you the chance to refresh your knowledge as and when you need it. Replays of the official training sessions will be available for you to stream for 21 days after each weekend module so you can prepare for your teach-back sessions. 

Are already licensed Franklin Method® educators able to participate?

Yes, and if you have graduated level 1 or above prior to this course, you can repeat the level 1 training with a 50% discount on the online training price. * Unfortunately, because of technical reasons we can only offer a few discounted spots for certified FM educators. Please get in touch with us before you register, as we are unable to refund overpaid fees.

Which Franklin Method content can I teach after graduating?

You will be certified to teach the content from the following workshops:

    • Fundamentals of the Franklin Method: Imagery for Movement, Health & Motivation
    • Pelvic Power
    • The liberated spine
    • Healthy knees that lasts a lifetime
    • Relaxed Shoulders, Released Neck
    • Band and ball exercises for power, flexibility and coordination

You will also be certified to teach an array of mini-workshops. 

Where can I sign the course agreement?

The course agreement can be signed here.

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