Pilates Mat Teacher Training

Level 1

During Pilates Instructor Training you will gain all of the skills necessary to instruct safe, effective, and creative classes. You will be able to teach group classes or private lessons to individuals of all levels. You will leave with an in-depth understanding of Pilates and learn a wide array of exercises. We will cover modifications to adapt to individuals who are pregnant or have injuries.


Taking your training at our beautiful Pilates studio provides you with unique advantages over other Pilates Instructor Trainees. Experienced high caliber instructors lead the training. All of our instructors hold Pilates certifications and years of teaching experience and most are either Physiotherapist Assistants or Physiotherapists.


This comprehensive training will provide you with an exclusive jumpstart on your understanding of the human body.  We focus on a progressive leveled teaching technique to ensure you are able to adapt to a wide array of clients and situations. 


This course puts a strong emphasis on the musculoskeletal system to understand the purpose and benefits of each exercise. You will learn to use a wide range of cues, props and hands-on techniques for your future clients. At the end of this course, you will leave with a well-rounded education to become a highly skilled and confident Pilates Mat Instructor.


Our comprehensive Pilates Teacher Trainings in Victoria BC are designed in modules. We use modules so that you may complete your training at your own pace, this allows for you to take it over the course of one year or many. Each section (Pilates Mat level 1, Pilates Mat level 2, Reformer level 1, Reformer level 2 etc.) are complete allowing you to teach using that skill set and continue to build as you go through the complete repertoire should you desire. This provides flexibility to develop and learn at your own pace and budget.


Pilates Mat Level 1 Curriculum Outline:

  • History of Pilates

  • Essential principles and philosophy

  • Musculoskeletal system module

  • Guest Instructors, PTA’s and Physiotherapists sharing their expertise

  • Learn 82 Pilates mat exercises

  • Benefits and contraindications for each exercise

  • Modifications and variations for each of the 82 exercises

  • Use of small equipment

  • BACKS Cueing method

  • DCF Progressive Teaching Technique

  • Sequencing for group classes

  • Effective communication and cueing

  • Refining observation skills

  • Pre/postnatal Pilates

  • Introduction to special population considerations

  • Self-care



Next Course: 

  • Location: Stretch Collective (127-2745 Veterans Memorial Parkway)

  • Length: Three weekends - 48 hours




  • Saturdays and Sundays

  • Times: 9 am - 6 pm



  • March 7 - 8, 2020

  • March 14 - 15, 2020

  • March 21 - 22, 2020


You Will Receive:

  • Anatomy handouts

  • Case studies for review to ensure your understanding

  • In class teaching time to refine your skills

  • Written quizzes and tests to guarantee your understanding

  • A detailed final practicum review for your further growth and refinement

  • A certificate of completion

  • Options to teach real students in our alumni led classes and receive feedback


Program Cost:

  • $1199 (tax included) - including a $250 non-refundable deposit 



Additional Costs:

  • Stretch Collective Comprehensive Pilates Mat Manual Lvl 1 ($129)

  • Pilates Anatomy Manual ($29 or less from Amazon or in the studio)



To Successfully Complete the Program You Must Achieve the Following:

  • Complete all in class activities

  • Participate in all teaching, classes and lecture time

  • Complete all homework prior to receiving your certificate

  • Pass your final anatomy exam with 80% or higher

  • Pass your final proficiency exam with 80% or higher

  • Pass your final practicum with 80% or higher

  • Abide by our Pilates Code of Ethics