pure body studio :Real Pilates

Our teacher training program was born organically from the request of Pure Body Studio teachers.  Our teacher training program matches our studio values of high integrity, scientific movement principles and dedication to authentic Pilates with outcomes described and articulated by Joseph Pilates. 


Real :teacher training

We teach a comprehensive program spanning 450 hours which include lecture, movement practice and exploration, student teaching, practice teaching, observation and testing.  Each student is required to pass a practicum at the end of their study in order to receive a certificate of completion.  All of our students are then qualified to take the PMA CPT exam.  

Our 2017 - 2018 Comprehensive Course schedule

is live & registration is now open!

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Mat i 

Mat I is an eighteen hour module covering the beginner and some intermediate mat exercises. The text for this module is Return To Life by Joseph Pilates.  We also require the study of Your Health by Joseph Pilates.  During the Mat I module we explore proprietary building blocks that will be visited in every module thereafter.  

Houston, Texas: September 8, 9, 10

Plymouth, Michigan: September 29, 30, Oct. 1

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reformer i 

Like the mat modules, Reformer I, II and III cover all of the exercises most commonly taught on the reformer from beginner (module I), intermediate (module II) and advanced (module III).  Prior reformer practice required.  

Houston, Texas: November 3, 4, 5

Plymouth, Michigan: November 10, 11, 12

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reformer ii 

Intermediate refomer.  

Houston, Texas: February 9, 10, 11

Plymouth, Michigan: February 2018

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reformer iii 

Advanced reformer.

Houston, Texas: May 2018

Plymouth, Michigan: May 2018


Jump board 4 hours : Summer 2017

Ring 2 hours : Summer 2017 

Balls 2 hours : Summer 2017

Ped-o-Pul 6 hours : Fall 2017 

apprentice program 

The apprentice program at Pure Body Studio is open to two applicants who embody the core values of our program which are;  integrity, honesty, open mindedness, dedication and strong work ethic.  The next apprentice experience will begin in September 2017.  When applications are open, you will see an "apply here" button below.  


Pure Body Studio : Teacher Training  We use all of the apparatus found in a modern authentic studio.  Those include the reformer, the cadillac, the high back chair and wunda chair, the mat, the ped-o-pul, the ladder barrel, spring boards, jump boards, neck stretcher, foot corrector, rings and more.  

Pre-requisites  Include a working knowledge of anatomy, a minimum of 75 personal Pilates practice hours, an understanding of Joseph Pilates and a passion to learn the full Pilates program.  

Reading list Titles written by Blandine Calais-Germain, especially Anatomy of Movement.  Return to Life and Your Health by Joseph Pilates.  Pilates Method Alliance study guide.   

Our students are qualified to sit for the Pilates Method Alliance, Certified Pilates Teacher exam upon completion of our full program.  After passing that test, you will be a Certified Pilates Teacher.  

We deliver quality programming to a select group of passionate students. The full program spans a year but can be broken up in smaller portions, taking longer than a year to complete.  

I would love to answer your questions.  Please email me directly, heather@purebodystudio.com.  

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mat ii 

Mat II is an eighteen hour module covering the remaining intermediate and all of the advanced mat Pilates exercises.  In addition to the building blocks learned in Module I you will learn our proprietary Alignment Protocols and basic postural analysis.  Prior personal mat exercise experience is required for the mat portion of the program.  

Houston, Texas: October 13, 14, 15

Plymouth, Michigan: October 20, 21, 22

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apparatus i 

Apparatus I, II and III cover beginner, intermediate and advanced movements on the cadillac, chair, spine corrector and ladder barrel.  Some experience on these pieces of apparatus is expected but not necessarily required.  

Houston, Texas: January 12, 13, 14

Plymouth, Michigan: January 26, 27, 28

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apparatus ii 

Intermediate apparatus. 

Houston, Texas: April 2018

Plymouth, Michigan: April 2018 

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Apparatus iii 

Advanced apparatus.

Houston, Texas: June 2018

Plymouth, Michigan: June 2018 


PMA test prep is a three hour workshop for those ready to sit for the PMA exam.  This workshop is not included in the comprehensive program and is not required.  

our teachers  

Heather Erdmann, Founder & Teacher Trainer

Heather Erdmann, owner Pure Body Studio, Pilates Houston


Jaime White, Teacher Trainer

Jaime White, teacher trainer, Pure Body Studio, Houston Pilates