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, self practice, 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.  


Pure Body Studio : Teacher Training consists of the following modules and workshops.  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, neck stretcher, foot corrector, ring and more.  

Pre-requisites of our program 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.  

Our teachers 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.  

Our program is kept small intentionally.  It is our goal to 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.  

mat i

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.  

Reformer I

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.  

reformer ii

reformer ii 

Intermediate refomer.  

Apparatus III

apparatus iii 

Advanced apparatus.  


Jump board 4 hours 

Ring 2 hours

Balls 4 hours 

Ped-o-Pul 6 hours 

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, dedicatation 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.  

mat ii

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.  

Apparatus I

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.  

Apparatus II

apparatus ii 

Intermediate apparatus. 

reformer iii

reformer iii 

Advanced reformer.  


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



Jaime White, Teacher Trainer