Elevate your Teaching Portfolio with Garuda Teacher Training

Garuda is a holistic, organic approach to movement which concentrates on rhythm and flow. It has the clarity and mindfulness of Pilates as its core, the economy of form of Alexander Technique, the self-perception of Feldenkrais, the spirituality of yoga and the joy of dance.

We believe that training in Garuda is a lifelong voyage of discovery. What starts as a training course ends up as a journey of investigation, thus training our teachers to think “outside the box” We educate, nourish, and instigate a sense of learning and confidence. The repertoire is vast and concentrates on functionality, rejuvenation and healing. The modules are devised to take our participants, through different levels to create a sense of expertise and care.

★ All  courses are recognized by the Pilates Method Alliance for Continuing Education Credits. ★

Get trained in the Garuda Method by the founder, James D ‘Silva, at Pharonk Pilates.

The only Garuda training center in the United States.


Why Garuda?

Garuda challenges both your mind and body, enhancing mental vitality and physical vigor.  Garuda integrates breathcontrol and postures of yoga with the stability of core-strength and mindfulness emphasized by Pilates. Elegantly graceful, the Garuda Method cultivates and refines your natural poise with choreographed routines of precise, fluid movement that won't stress your joints.

It has all the benefits of a robust cardiovascular workout, while stretching the mind as well as the body. Garuda is a test of mental strength as well as physical, demanding total concentration during the exercises.

The Garuda Method empowers you to achieve exceptional strength through the use of the unique Garuda apparatus. Whatever your current level of fitness, Garuda empowers you to grow more limber, toned and resilient.


Garuda Chakra (Foam Roller)

Chakra or wheel is the defining word that aligns our newly produced foam rollers with the workouts we have created in opening, lengthening and strengthening our form. The word, aptly described as the energetic wheel, allows us to challenge ourselves whilst engaging our mental and physical prowess.

James has incorporated the Garuda repertoire and cleverly devised the movement material in making it as simple or advanced as the practitioner would require it. Chakra is the wheel of discovery, the energetic wheel that engages your physical, mental and spiritual well-being.

Date: 11 Oct 2024 - 13 Oct 2024
Course: Chakra (Foam Roller)
Price: $675 -12 hour
Venue: Pharonik Pilates, Aurora, Colorado, USA
For further details email: pharonik_pilates@hotmail.com
Status: Spaces available

Chakra (Foam Roller)

Garuda Dhara (Chair)

Dhara is that cosmic flow which inter links us to everything around and within us. Dhara is the flow that gives us our feeling of centeredness and allows us to keep our sense of movement within and around us.

This seated workout simplifies the Seated and Standing Garuda Matwork and makes the more advanced repertoire easily available to the remedial client. A lot of emphasis is placed on energy work and certain aspects of ayurvedic massage and marmara point work are brought in to this meditative practice.

Date: 11 Oct 2024 - 14 Oct 2024
Course: Dhara (Chair)
Price: $$900 -16 hour
Venue: Pharonik Pilates, Aurora, Colorado, USA
For further details email: pharonik_pilates@hotmail.com
Status: Spaces available

Dhara (Chair)

Garuda Barre Course

This contemporary barre workout incorporates the physicality and grace of dance. Rhythm and flow are paramount, adagio and allegro are two aspects of movement quality that are constantly introduced and this change of pace makes the class a wholesome experience. Here balance and strength work side by side to create a sense of length and flow. Yet again the work moves from remedial to advanced and different strength bands are brought in to widen the repertoire. Each moment is a celebration of movement and Garuda barre triumphs like no other.

Date: 15 Oct 2024 - 20 Oct 2024
Course: Garuda Barre
Price: $1375  - 24 hour
Venue: Pharonik Pilates, Aurora, Colorado, USA
For further details email: pharonik_pilates@hotmail.com
Status: Spaces available

Garuda Barre Course

Garuda On Reformer Course

Using the reformer as an apparatus of movement expression, Garuda explores a profound practice that is challenging in strength, endurance, flexibility and coordination. Keeping to the Pilates principles Garuda presents innovative movement possibilities through its vast repertoire and inspires innate confidence and grace to the moving form. Garuda on Reformer is challenging training to the professional practitioner giving them the opportunity to use this traditional piece of equipment in a contemporary fashion.

Date: 15 Oct 2024 - 19 Oct 2024
Course: Garuda on Reformer
Price: $1125 - 20 hour
Venue: Pharonik Pilates, Aurora, Colorado, USA
For further details email: pharonik_pilates@hotmail.com
Status: Spaces available

Garuda On Reformer Course


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NOTE:  Cancellation policy for Garuda Teacher Training Courses:   All cancellations made prior to one month before the start date, will be refunded minus any credit card transaction fees.   Cancellations for courses within one month of the course start date will be given a 50% refund  less transaction fees.   In the case of a medical situation, it will be evaluated on a case by case basis.


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Meet your Master Teacher - Magda Hashem

As a passionate Pilates enthusiast and life long learner, I embarked on a mission to push my boundaries and learn and grow in ways I had not yet experienced. To my pleasant surprise I came across the Garuda method and it immediately captivated my attention. I loved that at the core, it still built on the Pilates foundations I've practiced for years, but the expansion of movement patterns and versatility of the Garuda apparatus lead me to experience movement patterns I never thought possible I embraced the Garuda Method and became its proud ambassador in Colorado! I acquired my training from Garuda's founder, James D'Silva. As I gained inspiring new insights into exercise from James, my experience of mental and physical rejuvenation through Garuda was like an epiphany! It’s no wonder celebrities such as Madonna and Sting have incorporated this into there exercise regimen courtesy of their trainor James. Meet the Founder - James D’Silva


Meet the Founder - James D’Silva

The creator of The Garuda Method, The Garuda Apparatus and founder of The Garuda Studio James D’Silva was born and raised in Goa, India, before moving to England to become a professional dancer. Since then, he has performed, choreographed and taught all over Europe and the USA. Throughout his career, Pilates and body conditioning were an integral part of his training routine. Over the years James has adopted yoga, GYROTONIC®, Feldenkrais and Alexander Technique influences, generating a unique, holistic and enjoyable style of movement and exercise. In 2000, James opened his own Pilates studio in London and from this base, his reputation has become well established amongst his many loyal clients. He has worked with Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow, among others, and has also created best-selling fitness DVDs with Trudie Styler. James is a certified member of the Pilates Method Alliance and a certified GYROTONIC® Instructor.

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