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

A comprehensive program spanning 600 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 Comprehensive Course schedule

is live & registration is open on our teacher training site



This module covers important aspects of the full comprehensive course including the history of Pilates, topical anatomy, common pathologies, professionalism and ethics in the Pilates industry, working with a study group, details about the apprentice program and more.  


Mat i & II

Mat I and II are each eighteen hour modules covering all of the mat exercises found in Return to Life, bonus exercises, pre-Pilates, breath work, magic circle and hand weights. In addition to our manuals, Return To Life and Your Health, by Joseph Pilates are required text for our courses.


reformer i -iii & apparatus i - iii

Our apparatus modules include reformer, cadillac, wunda chair, spine corrector, ladder barrel & ped-o-pul. We build on the first three weekends and practice by taking concepts and skills to the equipment.  


Pure Body Studio : Teacher Training  We use all of the apparatus found in a modern authentic studio.  Those both classical and contemporary equipment including the reformer, the cadillac, the high back chair and wunda chair, the mat, the ped-o-pul, the ladder barrel, spring boards, jump boards, hand weights, rings and more.

Pre-requisites  Include a working knowledge of anatomy, a minimum of 25 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 are required. 

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

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.  Practice space is provided for our students in each of our host locations but we do not require that you do your hours in our studio.

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